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Abbots Wood in Netley Abbey, Hampshire

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sleeps 12
5 rooms
5 bathrooms

Abbots Wood description

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Abbots Wood is a fabulous, detached house situated within three acres of grounds in Netley Abbey near Southampton. There are five bedrooms with access to a bath or shower room, including one that's on the ground floor. With French doors leading out onto the patio, there is a kitchen with a small breakfast bar, a dining room and two sitting rooms. There is an indoor heating swimming pool in its own room, with an adjoining utility containing a shower room, as well as an overlooking mezzanine area which contains a bar, a kitchen and doors opening onto a balcony. Out on the patio there is garden furniture and off road parking for ten cars, as well as access to wooded grounds which lead down to a lake. Abbots Wood is an outstanding property, perfect for large celebratory family gatherings, or a getaway with friends exploring Hampshire.

This diverse, south Hampshire village is located on the eastern shores of Southampton Water, beside the Royal Victoria Country Park. The village takes its name from the 13th century Cistercian monastery there, its well-preserved ruins still remaining today. The heart of the village retains some of its traditional charm and is proud of its waterside heritage, with ample opportunities for sailing in the nearby village of Hamble-le-Rice. Nearby, The Royal Victoria Country Park was the site of The Royal Victoria Hospital, the first purpose-built military hospital. Now, all that remains is the hospital chapel and 200 acres of wood and parkland. There are lovely walks to explore and a variety of wildlife, as well as spectacular views from the top of the 150-foot chapel tower across Southampton Water, one of the busiest shipping canals in the country. Together with its beautiful setting, tea rooms and a narrow gauge railway, the park provides visitors with a fascinating day out. Netley lies within very easy reach of Southampton and its impressive range of attractions. There is an easy drive to the New Forest, as well as Portsmouth's historic dockyard, home to the magnificent HMS Victory, and Gunwharf Quays, a retail outlet perched on the waterside. This south Hampshire waterside village is a convenient base from which to explore this fascinating area.

Hampshire offers a wealth of treasures, from rolling countryside, unspoilt beaches, glorious gardens and pretty villages to ancient forests, bustling market towns, historic ships and imposing castles.

Gas central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor. Range cooker with electric oven and 5-ring gas hob, electric oven and hob, 2 x microwaves, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x dishwashers, 3 x TVs with full Sky, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 10 cars. Rear patio with furniture, plus wooded garden leading to shared unfenced lake. Free coarse fishing in lake (no licence required). Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 8 mins walk. Note: Washing machine in utility with shower, basin and WC, accessed via pool room. Note: Unfenced lake in wooded garden and some uneven ground. Note: Swimming pool can be locked off at both entrances. Note: Mezzanine area overlooks the pool. Note: Owner requires 4 days notice to heat the pool. Note: Bar not stocked, please bring own drinks. Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead whilst on the premises at all times. Note: Check-in 4pm. Note: No stag/hen or similar.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fishing
  • Fishing available
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Sky TV
  • Swimming pool
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea

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August 2016
Abbots wood looks exactly like it does in the photos! It is the perfect spot for exploring Hampshire yet feels like a quiet retreat, with wild deer roaming in the garden and surrounded by trees. It is spacious enough that everyone could find their own tranquil spot and yet we were able to gather together as a family and enjoy both the inside and outside space. The pool was perfect too! The bedrooms are spacious and light. The kitchen is a little on the small side, but to be honest...we didn't go on holiday to spend time cooking! Our youngest member of the family simply described the house as "incredible". That sums it up perfectly.
Mrs Leach
February 2016
There were 4 generations staying and having such a large house enabled small groups within the party to get together without imposing on others. Watching adult children revert to childhood with games, swimming quizzes, and a great grandmother watching a 3 year olds antics were all priceless memories.
Mrs Hannington-hodge
August 2015
The house was beautiful and well laid out. This is the first holiday home we have been to and cannot fault. The garden and surrounding lake were beautiful, the weather was not on our side but the pool and games entertained the children.
Mrs Johnson
May 2016
We loved Abbots Wood, the garden was absolutely beautiful.
Mrs Sumner
December 2015
Had an absolutely fantastic time and did not want to leave.
Mrs Enevoldson
August 2015
We had a fantastic week in Abbots Wood. The accommodation was beautiful and the swimming pool was awesome; we cannot wait to go back!!
Mr Lawrence
November 2015
Loved Abbots Wood in general. The grounds were amazing, wildlife is beautiful and pool was spectacular. We had a lovely week, is was very relaxing.
Mr Williams
June 2015
Liked the privacy of the garden, the excellent swimming pool and it's facilities, the lake and the gated community. An excellent location for access to the surrounding area.
Mr Dennis
May 2015
Abbots Wood was a spacious property in a beautiful location with an excellent indoor pool .
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