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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
4 nights minimum
Cottage
Shepherds Spring Cottages are located in the delightful grounds of 18th Century East Mills Manor, situated between the historic medieval town of Fordingbridge and the village of Godshill. Both cottages have been tastefully converted to comfortable, stylish, high standard accommodation, offering a secluded retreat in a peaceful location.Being within the National Park Boundary the area is ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding. We allow 1 dog to stay in each cottage at a surcharge of £25.00 we sometimes accept 2 small breeds of dog but this is at the owners discretion please discuss this at the time of enquiry/ booking request. We are able to provide a stair gate, high chair and travel cot please request these if required at the time of enquiry/booking request. Both Shepherds Spri...Shepherds Spring Cottages are located in the delightful grounds of 18th Century East Mills Manor, situated between the historic medieval town of Fordingbridge and the village of Godshill. Both cottages have been tastefully converted to comfortable, stylish, high standard accommodation, offering a secluded retreat in a peaceful location.Being within the National Park Boundary the area is ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding. We allow 1 dog to stay in each cottage at a surcharge of £25.00 we sometimes accept 2 small breeds of dog but this is at the owners discretion please discuss this at the time of enquiry/ booking request. We are able to provide a stair gate, high chair and travel cot please request these if required at the time of enquiry/booking request. Both Shepherds Spring Cottages 1 and 2 may be booked, for larger groups wanting to holiday together.Outside each cottage has a fenced shingled sitting area. In addition there is a secluded grassed barbeque area with picnic tables available for both cottages. This offers great outside space for the family with views overlooking fields. ** We do offer a 2 person discount rate throughout low and mid seasons please feel free to ask for a quote for the same. Please note that the 2 person discount rate only applies to 2 people sharing the double room downstairs and not using any other bedrooms or any of the upstairs of the cottage. If another bedroom is required the full rental price will be payable. **More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Sarah D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:63%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2013
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Reviews (16)
gillian109
gillian109
London, United Kingdom13 contributions
Reasonably sized 3 bedroom house simply but well furnished in a good location on the edge of New Forest. Generally clean and well kept BUT there is a major problem with flies in the kitchen/living room which the owners are aware of but which was not dealt with. For this reason I cannot recommend renting this house.
Visited August 2020
Written August 21, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Paradise468061
Paradise468061
Home from home. Best cottage I've have stayed in by far from the location to well presented it's a credit to it's owner it felt like we were the first to stay there beautiful place
Visited October 2018
Written October 31, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Safari523707
Safari523707
Wow! What a fantastic review! Thank you so much this is truly wonderful to read! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Kind regards, Shepherds Spring Cottages
Written November 27, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shellbell_981
Shellbell_981
Maidenhead, United Kingdom11 contributions
We have stayed at the cottage twice now, once for New Year and again for the weekend in May. We thoroughly enjoyed both times. The cottage is really nicely finished and in a great location for exploring the New Forest. We were a group of six adults and found the cottage to have ample of everything we needed, the kitchen is extremely well equipped for a holiday property and would be ideal if you plan to cook during your stay. This time we were also able to spend time in the lovely secure garden and make use of the BBQ facilities. I would highly recommend this cottage and we will definitely return.
Visited May 2018
Written May 15, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Safari523707
Safari523707
Hi Michelle, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so pleased your second stay lived up to your first. We would love to welcome you back anytime! Kind regards, Shepherds Spring Cottages
Written May 29, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MikeandAlipal
MikeandAlipal
Selsey, United Kingdom8 contributions
The owner was really good communicating with us via email, shame we didn't meet in person. We really appreciated the 2 person discount - this limits you to using the downstairs bedroom and not being allowed to use the upstairs bedrooms but this is no hardship. For a pet-friendly place we were slightly worried that there might be a doggy smell about the place but were very relieved that this wasn't the case at all. We chose it for being pet-friendly as we needed to take our two budgies with us! The cottage is really well equipped in the kitchen department. The only downside for one of us with a slightly dodgy knee was that it was difficult to lever herself out of the settee which is quite low - this put us off recommending the cottage to a friend with similar difficulties. The single chair in the lounge was easier to get out of but not too comfy to sit in all evening. The cottage is ideally situated for days out in town, country or seaside and we enjoyed a day on the Isle of Wight, the ferry at Lymington being so close. We can recommend The Fighting Cocks just up the road for a really good meal too. All in all, we enjoyed our time at Shepherds Spring Cottage No 1.
Visited September 2017
Written September 14, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Safari523707
Safari523707
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Shepherds Spring Cottage 1 and we thank you for your kind comments. We are sorry that you struggled with the height of the sofa, this is the first time we have had a comment regarding the sofa so we will definitely take this on board when advising potential guests in the future. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and managed to explore the surrounding areas.
Written September 21, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Peter H
Peter H
Stafford, United Kingdom8 contributions
Shepherds Spring is a lovely cottage in a great location close to the New Forest and the coast. All the rooms are a good size and there is everything you could possibly need in the kitchen. The outdoor BBQ area is a wonderful little corner for children to relax and then play. Only downside would be the extra costs for towels which you would ordinarily find included for stays at a cottage within this price range.
Visited August 2017
Written August 28, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Safari523707
Safari523707
Hi Peter, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Shepherds Spring Cottages and for the lovely comments. We have noted your thoughts regarding our towel hire. Thank you for all your feedback it is much appreciated. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Cottage 1 and were able to make use of the BBQ garden area. Kind regards, Joanna
Written September 11, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andy T
Andy T
3 contributions
The cottage provided everything we needed for our weekend stay in the New Forest...and more! Very modern and spacious for the 6 of us staying the cottage. Facilities were also excellent (television, wifi, shower, plenty of spaces for parking etc). Surround by beautiful countryside as well whether you prefer to walk straight from the door or drive a short distance to local treks. There's also shops and a really great pub a short drive away. Felt very cozy in the evenings as well! Overall, I would 100% stay at this accommodation again! The New forest is truly a beautiful spot, and these cottages represent the perfect place to stay for such a weekend! They really were first class, for what was a brilliant weekend getaway!
Visited March 2017
Written April 9, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Safari523707
Safari523707
Hi Andy! Many thanks for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and were able to enjoy the beautiful New Forest and surrounding countryside. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Shepherds Spring cottages
Written April 19, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

WishwasaBird
WishwasaBird
London, United Kingdom11 contributions
Stayed in the cottage in middle March . The cottage is big , very well equipped, large rooms and was perfect for hosting a special 60th Birthday party ,of 20 people!! Joaanna was absolutely brilliant with any questions we had and help we needed like late checkout . The surroundings were really nice with the stream at the back . Really enjoyed time here - we have already decided we are going to hire this and next door cottages for big parties in the future. Would recommend. Thank you Joaanna
Visited March 2017
Written April 6, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Safari523707
Safari523707
Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Shepherds Spring cottages
Written April 19, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andy M
Andy M
4 contributions
I stayed here as part of a big group and it was such a nice weekend! The cottage was very clean, extremely comfortable and had everything we need. There is an amazing place to walk about a 5-minute drive down the road, with great parking. Also, a pub nearby that does great food. Thank you for a great weekend!
Visited March 2017
Written March 18, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Safari523707
Safari523707
Hi Andy, Thank you very much for your lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Shepherds Spring Cottages and were able to book the cottages as a group to enjoy your stay together. Fordingbridge really has a lot to offer we are glad you experienced the same. Kind regards, Shepherds Spring Cottages
Written March 23, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

henryblanchard
henryblanchard
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
We stayed as a group on across both Shepherd's Spring cottages. Loved it - rooms were comfy, shared living space great, everything was spotlessly clean. We were on a running weekend, and the cottages are right on the edge of the New Forest - which is amazing for walking, hiking, running etc. Dog friendly, well-equipped kitchen, living room with TV, powerful shower, all modern comforts. Very happy! Our hosts were incredibly accommodating and helped us get the very most out of the weekend. Couldn't recommend them or the cottages enough
Visited March 2017
Written March 17, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Safari523707
Safari523707
Hi Henry, Thank you very much for your glowing review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Shepherds Spring Cottages and were able to book the cottages as a group to all run together over the boastful New Forest. We hope we can host a similar event for you all soon. Kind regards, Shepherds Spring Cottages
Written March 23, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

louise d
louise d
1 contribution
We booked a late November short break at no 1 Spring Cottages for ourselves and 2 friends. The owner Joanna was very accommodating, she let us stay Thurs to Sun instead of the usual Fri to Mon, she messaged to say we could check in earlier from 12pm and could check out later than the usual 10am. It was also lovely on our arrival to find a note telling us that as the weather had turned colder she had set the heating and hot water to stay on continuously during our stay. The cottage is very comfortable, very much home from home and very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The grounds the cottage is set in are a delight and it is very well situated to explore the New Forest area and coastal towns. Highly recommended and would love to visit again in the Summer to make the most of the lovely setting. Many thanks, Pauline and Tony Dixon.
Visited November 2016
Written December 6, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Safari523707
Safari523707
To Pauline and Tony, It is so lovely to read your review and great to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage comfortable with a home from home feel. It would be great to welcome you back in the summer. Kind regards, Joanna
Written December 8, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Parking
Cooker
Toaster
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
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About the neighbourhood
Shepherds Spring Cottages are located in the delightful grounds of 18th Century East Mills Manor, situated between the historic medieval town of Fordingbridge and the village of Godshill. Both cottages have been tastefully converted to comfortable, stylish, high standard accommodation, offering a secluded retreat in a peaceful location. Fishing in the river Avon is also available. Being within the National Park Boundary the area is ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding. Both cottages may be booked, for larger groups wanting to holiday together. Outside each property has an enclosed shingled sitting area. In addition there is a secluded grassed barbeque area with picnic tables available for both cottages. This offers great outside space for the family with views overlooking fields.
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Shepherds Spring Cottage 1 is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

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