About this listing
Substantial wing of Country House for rent on the outskirts of the New Forest, Close to Bournemouth, Christchurch, Sandbanks and all of the New Forest villages. 10 acres of communal gardens with tennis courts, beautiful country views in all directions and the River Stour running through the grounds.
Wing of Country House with own courtyard and gardens. Modern interiors and stunningly furnished throughout with all mod cons, multi room zonal heating, 4 lovely wood burning stoves and many other features for your comfort.
Nearly all bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and most have their own private dressing rooms too!
Multi room surround sound, smart TVs and DVD players with Apple TVs and Freeview HD recorders are all included along with an iMac and several study/work areas throughout the floors all with AirPrint enabled printers and scanners.
Full sized American Pool table and Games Room.
Wifi enabled broadband throughout all 3 storeys.
Fully equipped kitchen and utility room areas (with 2 washing machines, 2 American fridge/freezers and a dishwasher all fitted) with large dining table options in 2 different rooms (hallway by fireplace and games room conference tables as well as of course the kitchen breakfast bars/tables for more casual eating).
Lounge area with 2 huge sofas, surround sound systems, TV etc.
The whole 3 storey wing of this superb converted historic Manor House is yours for you to enjoy during your stay.
Over 5,250 sq feet of internal space in total.
Interaction with guests
We will be on hand to help with any questions or issues during your stay but you will have complete privacy throughout and we hope you love staying at our wonderful home as much as we do.
Amazing country setting yet still close to all the towns, beaches and villages surrounding here. Close to Bournemouth and Christchurch train stations too so easily accessed from London and beyond.
Bournemouth and Christchurch train stations are about a 10 min drive away, taxis are available if needed but as this is a country setting some people may prefer to use their own car for easier exploring of the New Forest and beyond.
Other things to note
This is a 3 storey property with narrow staircases to the top floor which is in the eaves. Parking for 4 cars maximum is allowed at this property during your stay.
No smoking and no pets are allowed at this property I'm afraid and absolutely no stag or hen parties or large single sex groups are permitted out of respect for our close neighbours.
Please also be aware that this is a wonderful, private, gated community so please be considerate of all other residents and be aware of your noise levels at all times. Our residents and neighbours are the key to this wonderful estate setting and absolutely must not be disturbed during your stay.
Among the communal estate grounds there are several private properties (shown on an estate map at the property) and there must be no trespassing into these private areas/gardens at any time. Likewise the river banks on the river Stour are also private and must not be walked down (though daily or weekly fishing permits can be obtained for fishing access if required and can be bought at local tackle shops).
The gardens and courtyards are to be used considerately and appropriately and the tennis courts operate on a first come, first served basis. Adults must take responsibility for their children at all times to ensure they too are following all rules.
There is a 10 MPH speed restriction throughout the entire estate for everyones safety, please ensure that you stick to this when driving around especially as there are children, residents, pets and wildlife around. There is a strict 3 car limit for this property with 2 allocated spaces immediately to the left of the property (marked Heron Lodge) and one space to be used in the visitor parking area which is a part of the main courtyard at the reverse of the property (between 12.00 and 3.00 positions if you have your back to the Main House).
Internally there are recycling bins included in the kitchen with plastic, glass and paper collected separately (in the utility room) to the regular food and domestic waste (in the kitchen). The sewerage system across the estate is also highly sensitive so please only flush toilet paper down the toilets. Absolutely no wet wipe/baby wipe or female sanitary products are to be flushed and bins are provided instead in all of the toilets.
Please treat the property as you would your own home and respect our close neighbours as they must not be negatively impacted. Please leave the building clean upon departure, preferably with any bedding stripped (to be left in the bedrooms) and any wet towels (left in the baths). No additional guests are allowed to stay over night and any visiting day guests must also be made aware of and follow these same rules.
Thank you for your understanding on all these points. If there is any confusion on any of these items I am always available to answer any additional questions.