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Bridge Farmhouse Family Cottage in Verwood, Dorset

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Bridge Farmhouse Family Cottage description

Holiday home
This traditional farmhouse, situated on a working beef and sheep farm in rural east Dorset, is set close to the borders of Hampshire and Wiltshire and is just one mile from the thriving community of Verwood. The property has been comfortably furnished and well appointed making this Dorset cottage an excellent home from home. With its enclosed lawned garden - set beside the River Crane – three good-sized bedrooms, sitting room and good-sized galley kitchen, the property is a great place for a family or a group of friends. The local area is full of wonderful activities and the amenities of Verwood are within easy walking distance.

Located in rural east Dorset and close to the borders of Hampshire and Wiltshire is the thriving, community of Verwood, only five miles from Ringwood and home to the Moors Valley Country Park. The village of Verwood is surrounded by farmland and spectacular countryside, making it a fantastic base for touring the region. Within six miles is the boundary of the New Forest, a fascinating and scenic National Park that is known for its wild ponies, deer, pretty villages and traditional inns. The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu is also close by and is full of fascinating vehicles whilst an easy drive south takes you to the award winning sandy beaches, shops, theatres and cinemas of Bournemouth. Alternatively, a trip north will lead to the historic city of Salisbury, with its stunning cathedral, Wilton House and, further afield, the Neolithic spectacle of Stonehenge.

Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers.

Oil central heating. Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, Freeview. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Enclosed lawned rear garden with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles. Note: The cottage is accessed via an unmade lane - care should be taken. The River Crane runs alongside the fenced garden - young children should be supervised.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • On a farm
  • Rural location

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Mr Lanjouw
May 2016
Very beautifull and tranquil area. Friendly owners. Great base for touring. We liked Salisbury and Winchester and driving trough the coutryside. Ladies: Southampton is great for shopping.
Mrs Van Klei-schot
July 2016
We enjoyed our second stay as much as our first, 2 years ago. It is a very well equipped and clean property with lots of privacy, and sheep and horses around it! It was a quiet place to stay.
Mrs Smith
March 2016
The owner was very friendly and welcoming. The cottage gave us the peace and quiet that we needed. Would definitely book again.
Mr Buckley
March 2016
The cottage is spacious, well equipped and a great hideaway in peaceful location. We plan to return in the summer.
Mrs Wilson
September 2015
The Farmhouse was in a lovely peaceful location. We felt at home there as soon as we walked in. Furnishing, fittings etc were all top quality and the beds were very comfortable and above all the property was extremely clean. We were made very welcome on arrival by the owner.
Mrs Martin
November 2015
Bridge Farmhouse had the most comfortable bedding of any holiday cottage we've previously stayed in. Owner was very helpful and friendly. Being an old farm house it was well laid out for people arriving back with muddy shoes and wet clothes. A shed was available for cycles.
Mrs Sherrell
February 2014
Very quiet, tranquil, lovely local walks and plenty of puddles for children! Good local swimming pool with amenities close by. Very comfortable!
Mr Smith
July 2014
Splendid isolation and peacefulness of the cottage area.
Mrs Cook
November 2014
Cottage was homely - warm, clean, welcoming and very well equipped. The quiet location was perfect for lots of long walks. We all had a great week. Something for everyone and we will go back.
Mr Stokkel
May 2015
The quiet countryside, the animals nearby, the owner allowing our daughters to help him hand-feed the lambs. Nice and cosy farm house with all necessities available. No WiFi - no problem!
Mrs Grovermann
June 2015
A lovely peaceful spot, a short drive from shops, cafes etc. It was very comfortably furnished, with modern appliances, yet had a real old cottage feel to it. The owners were very helpful and hospitable and the place was immaculate when we moved in.
Mr Schreiber
July 2013
I loved the rural quietness of the setting, the sheep on the meadows, and the friendliness of the owners. It's really a place to relax!
Mrs Beale
October 2013
Very relaxing and quiet spot. Owner very welcoming and friendly. Cottage well equipped.
Mr Williams
December 2012
Lovely warm property in a quiet location, next to the river. It was a lovely thought to have a Christmas tree lit on arrival and to have Christmas lights outside.
Mrs Ray
June 2013
Property well situated for amenities and attractions. The children loved it especially as it was lambing time. Monmouth Arms for food - 5*.
Mrs Alcock
November 2012
It was very peaceful and right in the countryside with beautiful nature walks around. I enjoyed hot baths in the cool of November. The place was cosy and homely and well equipped. The facilities were spot on. The owners were very friendly and helpful and also left us to enjoy the peace of our family time together. All in all it was a beautiful week and I will gladly go back!
Mrs Irwin
October 2012
Excellent location to get to a variety of places. Peaceful and quiet.
Mrs Bahiti
November 2012
The peace and quiet at the property. It was down an unmade road so only horses and few cars passed by. Also, the property was so lovely and warm. The owners were friendly. The appliances were all new.
Mr Mallion
September 2012
Loved the cottage in its surrounding area of farmland and beauty. The owners were such nice people. I spoke to the farmer every day. Lots to do around our place of stay.
Mr Williams
July 2012
The location of the cottage was amazing. It felt so peaceful. It was really relaxing sitting in the garden listening to the sound of the river. We liked the whole area and found plenty of interesting places to visit without having to travel too far.
Mrs Madill
August 2012
The position was lovely - right in the middle of the common; perfect for walking very quiet and peaceful. The owners were very friendly.
Mrs Bishop
January 2012
It was a lovely location and the house was perfect for our needs. We would definitely recommend this accommodation to others. The owner is very friendly and accommodating.
Mr Care
October 2010
The quality of the white goods was excellent and the location was scenic and perfect.
Mr Knight
March 2011
It was the best self-catering experience of many over a lifetime. We hope to use it in the future.
Mr Roberts
July 2011
Nice quiet spot to come back to after days out.
Ms Bishop
January 2012
Spacious, warm, extremely well-equipped - loved the Xmas tree and decorations. Plentiful supply of crockery and kitchen tools etc to be able to cook and serve Xmas dinner for 8 people! Great location too.
Mr Keen
July 2011
The location was great, especially for small children. Lots of walks and animals to see. Reasonably accessible for coastal area with car. We would go back again!
Mrs Smith
June 2011
Very nice cottage and a great location. Lots to do around this area. Would stay here again and have already recommended it to a friend who is thinking of booking it.
Mr Allen
August 2010
An excellent holiday cottage, extremely spacious, and very comfortable. The owners went out of their way to help us. This is the first time we have used Sykes, and it will not be the last. Many thanks.
Mr De Baene
August 2010
Bridge Farmhouse is an ideal place to stay with children, in a very quiet neighbourhood, with all kinds of things to visit nearby (Stonehenge, beautiful New Forest, Moors Valley). Everything one can possibly need is provided in the house, and the owners are very friendly and helped us around. This was one of our best holidays ever.
Mrs Harper
July 2010
We have had the best holiday we have had in years in this lovely cottage. It is spacious, well equipped and well cared for. It is so peaceful and we could have spent hours just sitting in the garden watching the birds and the pheasants in the next fields. Even washing up was a pleasure watching the squirrels through the kitchen window. There are a lot of woodland walks nearby and plenty of places to visit in the area, all within no more than a hours drive. Salisbury's park and ride was useful so that we did not have to negotiate the traffic in the city. The Heavy Horse Centre is a must as is the Otter and Owl Centre at Ashurst. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a peaceful relaxing holiday.
Mr Battlebury
July 2010
Highly recommended. Child friendly garden. Good fish chip shop in village. Very peaceful.
Miss Borton
July 2010
Excellent accommodation, one of the best in 20 years of self catering holidays. Looked forward to returning after each days sight-seeing.
Ms Baker
April 2010
Fantastic place to stay, loved the cottage, very friendly and helpful owners, a great base to explore the New Forest.
Mrs Hillman
May 2010
The cottage and garden were fantastic. It is a lovely place in a quiet, rural area. The owners were very helpful and really accommodating for all of our requests. Would highly recommend.
Mrs Edwards
December 2009
Large homely farmhouse, perfect break with everything that we needed.
Mr Appleton
March 2010
The location, there was plenty of room for 5 of us to co-exist without falling over each other!
Ms Van Tonder
April 2010
The farmhouse was exceptionally clean and welcoming - it felt like going home for a break. A most enjoyable holiday all round.
Mr Burdon
April 2010
Perfect place for a quiet relaxing holiday in the country. The house is lovely and clean and very comfortable. Really nice owner who always had time to chat when passing.
Mr Davies
September 2009
Excellent cottage. The owner made us feel welcomed. Would definitely recommend this cottage and cannot wait to go back there again. Many thanks Sykes Cottages and look forward to dealing with you again this year.
Mrs Barker
September 2009
The location and surroundings were lovely as were the farmhouse owners. The Monmouth Arms local pub/restaurant was absolutely fantastic and highly recommended.
Mrs Dibley
August 2009
The property was an excellent base as there was lots to do within a 45 minutes drive. Children were happy to stay In on rest days, loved the cows which sleep near the bottom of the garden. Owners brought In fresh flowers In the dining room.
Mrs Carr
June 2009
Well equipped cottage, very clean and neutral decor.Friendly owner.
Mr Laycock
July 2009
Great property and fantastic location. House was really clean and had everything you could ever need. Owners were really friendly and helpful. Would certainly recommend.
Mrs Jones
August 2009
Bridge Farmhouse was in an ideal location for quick and easy access to either the New Forest or the coast. We enjoyed the peaceful, rural setting and the fact that the cottage was not at all overlooked. The cottage was comfortably furnished with good amenities for a family. We were very impressed with the overall cleanliness and presentation of the property, and would definitely consider a return visit!
Mr O'Connell
May 2009
The owner was friendly and accommodating. The cottage in in a great location, is very quiet in the evenings and has a lovely cosy feel about it. I got along very well with the owner and will almost certainly stay in this cottage again!!
April 2015
5 adults and a 3 year old stayed comfortably in this well equipped holiday home. A beautiful location with sheep and cows as neighbours on the working farm. A big garden space was greatly welcomed by our 3 year old. Very comfortable beds and peaceful nights sleep. The only downside was the VERY bumpy unmade lane to access the house. The shower proved difficult at times as it's not attached to the wall so was more of a hand held spray. All being said, it was a lovely place to stay and would definitely use this accommodation again.
July 2015
We have just returned from a week's holiday here and would recommend it for its beautiful location right in the countryside surrounded by sheep and squirrels. We were fortunate to see a fox and a green woodpecker who was a frequent visitor to the garden. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped and spacious. The only downside was the lack of a shower but we managed with the bath - a shower would make life much easier though for those who have trouble getting in and out of a bath. Having said that we would definitely go there again.
September 2013
A lovely typical farmhouse in the English countryside. Enough space for a whole family and comfortable enough for us. We liked it very much just sitting on the rear terrasse watching sheep and sometimes trying to count them. Having seen pheasants and even a (living) badger nearby on the meadows. John the Farmer and his wife were very kind. The unmade road leading to the house had not been a problem for us. It had been very relaxing holidays! And we liked it very much! U. S. & R. H. from Hanover (Germany)
January 2014
We stayed at this property over New Year 2013/14. Although it rained heavily while we were there, this property was already very damp downstairs when we arrived, and especially in the sitting room. It absolutely stank of damp and should not have been let in that condition. It was not a satisfactory environment to accommodate two young children. We raised this subsequently with the owner and asked for a partial refund as compensation and this was refused point blank. The feedback in response was that no other previous holiday tenants had said that the property was damp. This completely misses the point. Whether or not anyone else has previously complained of damp is of course completely irrelevant. The only relevant point is that the property was very damp when we arrived and it should therefore not have been available to let in that condition.
January 2013
We loved this cottage and even though the weather was wet outside (Oct 2012), we still put on our boots and walked to see the horses, cows and tractors. The cottage has some damp patches on the walls but is so warm that our initial fears of there being a problem were quickly eased. The owner (who lives opposite) is friendly and helpful and we found many things to do locally - the best thing we visited was the Heavy Horse Farm - which surprised us as we are not horsey people! It was fun and very friendly and lots for the children (age 2,6 and 8) to do. Also the Moore Valley Park is a must - brilliant walks and activities to do on the walks. The cottage is so quiet (long drive down very unmade track) and the only noise we could hear at night was an owl or two hooting!
January 2012
This was the perfect place over Xmas - I cooked Xmas dinner for 8 people with ease - there were plentiful supplies of kitchen utensils, equipment and crockery as well as books and games for entertainment. There was even a Xmas tree with lights and decorations!!! Note well that towels are NOT provided (I missed this in the description of the property) and the shower is more aptly a dribble - having said that the bath was lovely and there was plenty of hot water. The beds were really comfortable and the feather duvets to die for. Owners next door in farmhouse were very obliging. I would definitely recommend this cottage.
September 2011
Nice well kept property in a very good location, in particular for children. Has lots of potential for short walks in the countryside around the house, and has relatively easy access to the Dorset coast and the New Forest. We would go back.
July 2010
Our stay here to celebrate our first anniversary was fantastic. The cottage and location were lovely and the owners were so accomodating with all our requests and really helpful. Thank you so much for making our day!
July 2010
A Spacious farmhouse with a large garden suitable for families and couples who want a peaceful retreat.
May 2011
The location was beautiful. The surrounding areas bournemouth poole and the new forest very easy to get to. Spacious accomodation and caters for all ages. We took my father who has alzhiemers and he settled well. We loved it so much we have booked to go back later in the year.
Liz Harper
July 2010
This is a lovely cottage, well equipped, clean and comfortable. It was so peaceful and we could have spent all day just sitting in the garden watching the birds and other wildlife. The accommodation was spacious and would be ideal for a family. With just the 2 of us it was more than enough but we do like our space. There are plenty of walks to be done and the shops are not too far away although you do need a car to get to them. Plenty of places to visit too in the area. All in all this was the best holiday we have ever had. We felt so comfortable in the cottage it was a shame we had to go home.
December 2009
Friendly owners who live across the lane. Gorgeous remote location despite having to drive through a housing estate to get to it! Had calves in the field next to ours which was great to look out onto every morning. Lovely sized bedrooms - shame curtains weren't a little darker for our children. Would have been good to have a bbq provided as the garden lends itself for outdoor cooking. Had to buy a disposable bbq which is never quite the same! Was quite a strong smell of floor polish throughout the downstairs.
February 2010
The only negative point is that the access road is on an unmade pot holed track. The farm house was brilliant, homely, warm, spacious and an excellent place to get away from it all. With some lovely walking straight from the door
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