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Endymion
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Endymion

Come to the heart of New Forest National Park and find Endymion, a cosy countryside cottage on the grounds of the owner’s house idyllically situated in the hamlet of Linwood, Hampshire.

This delightful, single-storey timbered chalet comfortably sleeps two adults and a child, as the pet-friendly cottage has a rustic quality and quirky interior that guests find endearing. The sitting area features a warming antique wood burner and provides access to a rear garden with patio and barbecue, and the double bedroom comes with an en-suite shower.

Guests also can stable their horses with prior permission from the owner, perfect for rambling through the national park’s bridleways, or step outside the gates to take long nature walks along the miles of footpaths traversing the vast forest. Endymion also is within an easy drive of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, the ancient cathedral city of Salisbury, and the beaches at Bournemouth.

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Pretty basic log cabin in owner's garden - you will need a 4x4 t

Have to say I was a little disappointed with this property. Yes it is tucked away in some fantastic countryside with some great walks right on the doorstep but in reality it is a small wooden cabin which can only be easily accessed with a 4x4 vehicle as it is reached in either direction for at least a mile along a rough, potholed forest track (in fairness to the owner he was improving the worse of the ruts near the cabin when we were there).
Although the owner has made some nice little homely touches the kitchen is tiny and along with the bathroom just about adequate but nothing special.
Although there is a woodburner it is cracked and in need of replacement so is not very efficient at heating up the property which, due to its construction, is very draughty in cold weather.
The property looked as if it could do with a bit of a facelift and some new furniture - the dining table and chairs are very wobbly.

It's a good base if you are looking for somewhere within easy reach of Ringwood/Christchurch/Beaulieu etc, all of which are an easy drive away, or you like walking/have dogs and don't intend doing much cooking and are only going to return to the cabin to sleep.

Oh, and if it's important to you to have a decent mobile signal/broadband access this property is not for you! Mobile signal very patchy, only worked on and off nearby and not in the cabin.

There are a great couple of pubs within walking distance, both of which are very friendly, welcome muddy boots/paws and serve great value food. The Red Shoot is about 25 mins walk from Endymion, High Corner Inn about 15 mins away.

alipalm

No privacy, owners always snooping around and knocking on the do

The place was truly beautiful, the forest amazing with animals running free.
But the cottage was right next to owners house who were always snooping around, knocking on our door and rudely threw us out at 9.55 am ( 10 am is usually the leaving hour).
Won't repeat or recommend!

aoj2res

Fantastic weekend

arrived early but no problem owner greeted us and told us whats what and where it is. they also supplied a bottle of wine, milk, etc etc and brought us a drink when we went to the local pub.
The home was great and the location was very peaceful. The amenities where ok but could do with a cooker and oven than just the rings. Even our dogs had bowls supplied for them
This was the first of many visits we will be making. Both local pubs can be got to by walking. Best trying the Red Shoot its open allday all year round. Seeing the Horses, Cows and Pigs walking about free was really nice. Our only downside was the rain but it was November

A FlipKey verified reviewer

quiet and relaxed

WE WERE WELCOMED BY OWNER IF WE NEEDED ANYTHING JUST ASK ACCOMODATION OVERALL COMFORTABLE BATHROOM A BIT BELOW STANDARD LOCATION VERY QUITE RIGHT IN MIDDLE OF NEW FOREST EASY ACCESS TO MANY NICE PLACES BEST LIKED NEW FOREST

A FlipKey verified reviewer

just what the doctor ordered

great surroundings, log burning fire so cosy and warm
clean , comfortable, peaceful
would go back, highly recommendable

A FlipKey verified reviewer

idyllic location

A cosy well equipped cottage in beautiful surroundings. Could not fault it.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Lovely little hideaway

Fantastic little trip, just needed and right in the middle of the new forest, Steve and Judy made us very welcome indeedy

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Brilliant place to get away from it all

This place is exactly as advertised. Right in the heart of the New Forest but with a lovely pub that serves excellant food only 10 minutes walk away.
Really good location for visiting the surrounding villages and the coast.
We had 2 small dogs with us and they loved it too.
Will definitely be booking again for next year.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

If I say it was fab you will all book it and we will never get a

So it was terrible , log cabin, fireplace, heart of forest, animals and pubs everywhere ,peace and quiet, back to nature, relaxing and cosy
Yep,it truly awful not.. It was tranquil and lovely and I still go there in my head when having a busy horrible work day. Totally recommend its rustic charm just don't book when we want to go pleeeaaassseee!

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Gorgeous, cosy,comfy and really welcoming and helpful.

Such a shame we managed to book up in November time, and it turned out to be when the big freeze (Feb) was happening. Despite this, the place was beautiful, warm, clean and welcoming and the hosts so friendly and helpful( esp.when my partners motorbike got stuck in the unexpected snow!). Really gorgeous clean, cosy place with some surprise welcome provisions. Loads to do. Just take a satnav and go when the weather's a little less treacherous!

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Little haven of peace and tranquility

This was the most peaceful lovely little cottage ever. Right in the middle of forest, ponies at the gate, we had a tremendous time and so did our dogs. Really made welcome by Steve & Judy who own the cottage. Wonderful and so wish I lived there period.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Pretty basic log cabin in owner's garden - you will need a 4x4 to access it easily

Have to say I was a little disappointed with this property. Yes it is tucked away in some fantastic countryside with some great walks right on the doorstep but in reality it is a small wooden cabin which can only be easily accessed with a 4x4 vehicle as it is reached in either direction for at least a mile along a rough, potholed forest track (in fairness to the owner he was improving the worse of the ruts near the cabin when we were there).
Although the owner has made some nice little homely touches the kitchen is tiny and along with the bathroom just about adequate but nothing special.
Although there is a woodburner it is cracked and in need of replacement so is not very efficient at heating up the property which, due to its construction, is very draughty in cold weather.
The property looked as if it could do with a bit of a facelift and some new furniture - the dining table and chairs are very wobbly.

It's a good base if you are looking for somewhere within easy reach of Ringwood/Christchurch/Beaulieu etc, all of which are an easy drive away, or you like walking/have dogs and don't intend doing much cooking and are only going to return to the cabin to sleep.

Oh, and if it's important to you to have a decent mobile signal/broadband access this property is not for you! Mobile signal very patchy, only worked on and off nearby and not in the cabin.

There are a great couple of pubs within walking distance, both of which are very friendly, welcome muddy boots/paws and serve great value food. The Red Shoot is about 25 mins walk from Endymion, High Corner Inn about 15 mins away.

alipalm

No privacy, owners always snooping around and knocking on the door!

The place was truly beautiful, the forest amazing with animals running free.
But the cottage was right next to owners house who were always snooping around, knocking on our door and rudely threw us out at 9.55 am ( 10 am is usually the leaving hour).
Won't repeat or recommend!

aoj2res

Rustic cottage, quiet location in the New Forest

We stayed in a lovely little rustic cabin in the New Forest. Located in a quiet area of the owners garden.
Very relaxing and tranquil. Walks on the doorstep. Very dog friendly.
Pub within walking distance, serving good food.
Sadly, we found when lighting the woodburner, we were unable to relax infront of the fire. The front of the woodburner did not have glass that you could see through, and so we were not able to see the flame. This was a shame, as this was one of the main reasons we rented the cabin.
We also found that the en-suite shower room had a strong odour from the damp. Only having an electric wall heater, which we found very warm, but not enough to stop the damp smell.

Jacqui S

quaint little cottage

We stayed for a week and feel it was more suited for a long weekend. Although we both loved the charm of the cottage I don't feel we would particularly return. The forest location is great really quiet, however from the photos shown we assumed we would be away from other properties, we weren't we were in the same yard as the owners who had two noisy dogs. I am frightened of alsations and found it intimidating. They also had a number of cars on the from including a souped up Peugeot that came growling up the path at times. Three of the table lights didn't work and we only saw the owner once and we were desperate for more wood so ended up buying candles to use instead of getting bulbs. The kitchen was small with no oven so cooking was a pain. It was fine for the short time we spent inside and the owner was lovely but personal preference we wouldn't go back.

Emma C

Fantastic location!

This cabin in right in the forest and a great place to stay for a break. We stayed for a week with our 2 dogs and loved it. Yes, it is small, but it is a cabin so that's to be expected - if you read the property details your expectations should be set correctly. Kitchen facilities are limited but there is a barbecue (coal was also provided!). There are 2 pubs within walking distance - 1 about 8 mins and the other 45 mins - both of which welcome dogs and have a good selection of food and drink. The owners dogs were out in the garden but were very friendly and at no time attempted to get into our part of the garden.
Before we left we were already discussing when we could come back again, fantastic week and can't wait for our next visit.

Paula W

very relaxing stay

This charming little chalet was set in a quiet part of the new forest..an ideal location if you want to drop off the map.we were left some provisions to get us started along with flowers on the table & a bottle of wine.there was a woodburner to keep the chalet cosy in the evening along with a plentiful supply of wood.a bbq where they even left a supply of charcoal..we took our two dogs that were welcome as there was an enclosed garden.we sat and watched various colourful birds on the feeders in the late afternoon including a pair of woodpeckers.a pub that did food & had a large was a 10 minute walk down the lane.thoroughly recommended relaxing break & we shall be returning.

debbie c

Lovely location, shame about the cottage

Great location just a shame about the cleanliness of the cottage and the crockery etc. Very dark inside and all rather grubby & 'tired. Lots of cobwebs & spiders. Could be made into a wonderful romantic getaway with some money spending on the interior. New pillows etc would certainly help. Finding snails climbing up the bathroom walls was not the best experience. The bed settee couldn't be used properly as not really enough space to put up safely. Cooking facilities very basic. On a positive note the bottle of wine & flowers were a nice gesture. The pictures on the website are also out of date. High Corner pub (just a short walk/drive away) do a wonderful Sunday lunch carvery and good evening meals.

Lawnwith55

Two week May stay

Fabulous natural area which was peaceful but alive with a huge variety of wildlife - Nuthatches feeding young in the garden, Nightjars on the heath, and a full selection of ponies, cattle and donkeys along the track which leads to a pub at either end.
Cabin was clean with small but fully equipped kitchen, homely lounge, comfortable bedroom, and clean bathroom with great power shower. Secure pet friendly garden complete with table/chairs and BBQ.
The owners are characterful, knowledgeable and friendly - they leave you to get on with things, but the sort who would be fully supportive if there were any issues.
Perfect for us as a base to do loads of local heath and woodland walks, but with good road connections enabling you to strike out further - Budgens at Shell station on Ringwood road in Blashford served us well for whole 2 week stay.
We will return...

Whissendine_Andy

We liked the kindness of the owners,
the quietness of the property,the beautiful surroundings, the fresh vegetables out of the owner's garden and the garden and the terrace.
Lovely places to visit near Linwood.

Mr Seitzer

Great location. The cost of the cabin is very reasonable. The owners were friendly.

Miss Turton

Location very peaceful, with the New Forest on my doorstep and ponies at the front gate in the morning. Easy access to all parts of forest. Lovely coastline not far away. Owners friendly.

Mr Blanch

The seclusion and peacefulness,
far from the madding crowd, log burning stove, property was always warm and welcoming.

Mrs Lees

The setting was fantastic. The cabin was great.

Mr Bailey

It was a nice secluded get-away, just what the doctor ordered.

Mr Keen

Location, proximity to amenities. Condition of property, helpfulness of owners.

Mr Rollins

Garden is great for dogs.

Mrs MacNaughton

Wonderful location in the middle of the New Forest.

Mr Lester

The beauty of this chalet lies in its location in the forest. The owner was very helpful. Very relaxing break.

Mrs Earl

An idyllic location. A small cosy cottage, in an enviable position. Owners very friendly, would highly recommend. The High Corner Inn serves excellent food. The area is ideal for dogs which are accepted at the Inn.

Mrs Reeves

Beautiful area, lots to do. Very good pub withing walking distance. Lovely setting for the cottage!

Mr Spowage

Beautiful setting really relaxing and peaceful!! The cottage was perfect for a 'getaway' break.

Ms Bennett

The isolated position within the New Forest and the log burner at this time of year was wonderful. The birds and the wildlife were fantastic!

Mr Line

Location, location, location! A lovely compact lodge. The perfect hideaway.

Tofts

The location was perfect and the owners were helpful and unobtrusive.

Mr Mcneil

Ideal for a holiday with my two dogs and I particularly appreciated the location.

Ms Autumn

Location and landlord friendliness.

Mr Newman

What a gem of a place. It was lovely and peaceful with everything we could have wished for. The owners are a very nice couple and very obliging. We would love to go back next year.

Mrs Jackson

A lovely cosy cottage situated right in the middle of the forest. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

Miss Tanner

We had a lovely time. It was a cosy cabin and in a lovely spot. We hope to return again sometime.

Mrs Gibbs

The location was great and the peace and quiet was even better!

Mr Quirke

We loved how cosy the little cabin was - a little chilly initially but it soon warmed up with the wood burning stove on full blast. Beautiful setting, and so peaceful - just what we needed!

Mrs Francis

The secluded location, great walks and wildlife.

Mr Ullah

The cabin was in a particularly secluded area which is great for anyone with dogs, and they provided a secure garden to allow somewhere for the dogs to roam safely. The cabin was perfectly equipped and made a lovely escape for two people.

Mr Forbes

Fantastic timber lodge in a brilliant location, with a lovely food pub which welcomes dogs, just a short walk away. Lovely to have your own separate garden and to be able to step straight out into the New Forest with wild ponies etc. Definitely recommend!

Ms Bestonso

We loved the area, the cottage and the pub down the road as it was very dog friendly!!!

Mr Parker

The owners couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming. We needed a little extra help as we came on our motorbike and then the freezing temperatures hit! Endymion is gorgeous with everything you need. We will stay longer next time and when its warmer. We may also invest in satnav for the bike! Many thanks.

Miss Hunt

Very warm and cosy despite a few bitter nights. Home comforts were provided on our arrival. Very relaxing and peaceful.

Mr Dobson

The chalet was beautiful, ideal location and cosy. Right on footpaths into the forest. Had some lovely walks and runs with my dogs. Great to see so many ponies and donkeys coming to feed at the cottage!

Mr Clarke

The Cottage was nicely tucked away a mile or so from any main road and so peaceful. Out of the gate and straight onto the New Forest, and a less touristy bit at that. Our dog loved it, as did we. Also, although the owners lived in the next cottage, we never saw them, it was just wonderful.

Mr Beal

The open spaces and surrounding area allowed us to holiday with our dog. We had an excellent time and property was perfect for us and my dog. Was lovely to have essentials provided and welcome bottle of wine. Would definitely go there again.

Mrs Shipp

Very tranquil and peaceful. A good place to get away from everything and enjoy our honeymoon. The owner kept us company down the local from time to time and was at hand if needed. Many many thanks.

Mr Brosnan

The holiday was excellent. The location beautiful with boundless walks. The cottage was at a very high standard with everything we needed plus more. The private garden allowed our dogs to go out when they needed. A truly relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings.

Mrs Pearson

We had a brilliant holiday - the Owners were brilliant - we just really had a nice time. The dogs loved it. Will definitely be doing it again.

Mrs Samuels

I liked being in the New Forest and the log burner was brilliant. Nice that the owner left basics ie milk etc and a bottle of wine.

Ms Rich

We had a great time staying here and loved the fact it was literally in the middle of nowhere with lots of nice walks and a great local pub with good food and drinks within walking distance. Plenty of other stuff to do just short drives away. The owners were very polite leaving us a welcome pack. The red wine was very much enjoyed after our drive down. The fire and enclosed back garden were great for our two dogs.

Mrs Haines

The cottage owners were very friendly and went out if their way to make us feel welcome. The cottage was in a beautiful setting and was beyond our expectations. We had a brilliant stay at Endymion.

Ms Cryer

It was a wonderful location, very peaceful and quiet. Just a fantastic escape!

Mr Hearn

The lodge was in the most perfect place it could possible have been in. We had a very relaxing holiday away from all the touristy places, but the towns where close if we needed to go there. We enjoyed so many walks. We hope to get back there to enjoy another relaxing break.

Mr Bawden

Lovely place, ideally located, had everything we needed, perfect getaway. Would definitely recommend to others.

Mr Townsend

Lovely little rustic cabin in a quiet location. Situated down a quiet track, with walks on the doorstep. Pub within walking distance, serving good food.

Mrs Sanigar

Loved the landscape and animals running free, it was beautiful.

Mrs Monteiro

Peaceful and quiet. Beautiful surroundings and a relaxing atmosphere. A nice, cosy cabin with a great pub only half a mile up the road; dogs allowed in the bar and food serving area.

Mr Faulks

It was a nice place to escape the big smoke and we were left to come and go as we pleased. Definitely a good place if you like to get away from it all!

Mrs Long

The little extras that were left by the very friendly owners were very much appreciated. This is a great holiday if you are looking for a great hideaway with no Wi-Fi, broadband service or TV.

Mrs Hooper

Cosy, comfortable and peaceful lodge in wonderful setting, surrounded by wildlife, flora and fauna. Haven for animal lovers. Walks from doorstep and close to two good country pubs both dog friendly and welcoming. We loved it and will be back.

Mrs Connor

We liked that we were able to take our dogs with us. The location was stunning with great walks and two very nice pubs within easy walking distance. The wildlife was amazing and the setting peaceful.

Mrs Potts

Superb - a quirky cabin in a perfect location & a gem of a find. It was off the beaten track but directions were perfect. You can feel the pressure lifting as you walked the paths nearby and relaxed watching the wild birds in the garden. The owners were welcoming and supplied a very welcome pack on arrival with a fresh flower too!

Ms Fennesy

Owners were great, very friendly but also left us to enjoy our holiday. The accommodation was ideal for a couple with dogs. It suited us 100%, we are going to go back. Brilliant location too.

Mrs Hutchings

The location of the lodge is perfect for enjoying the New Forest. It was nice to have an enclosed garden with us taking our dog. Good safe parking for our car.

Mrs Scott

This was the getaway holiday I was after. A welcome pack on arrival was a pleasant surprise. Close to local areas of interest. Two pubs within 1.2 miles. Thought about stealing the bed as it was so comfortable!

Mr Peel

Brilliant location in the middle of the New Forest, great for walking and getting away from it all. No phone or Wifi signal meant we could forget work.

Mr Stow

Lovely area with a pub that had vegetarian/vegan options. Nice touch with the bird feeders in the garden. We sat and watched the birds every morning and I practiced my wildlife photography. Lots of walks right on our door step. This was a great location for us, particularly me since I am involved in wildlife conservation. I was able to set up camera traps (without worrying they would go missing) in the area and capture wonderful images of nocturnal animals we may have otherwise missed. The cottage itself was cosy and the wood burner kept us warm after a day of trekking through the forest with our extremely tired 'kids' aka the dogs. We found lovely vegan places to eat 20 mins from the cottage on the few occasions we did venture outside the forest.

Mrs Watson

Lovely accommodation, wonderful surroundings and friendly people.

Ms Orme

We have just spent an amazing weekend here. We didn't want to come home and we wish we could of stayed longer. The area was lovely and peaceful and the local pubs were in walking distance and very friendly. The whole weekend was just amazing.

Mrs Green

It was a lovely little chalet set in the heart of the New Forest. The owners made us feel very welcome. There was a log burner that we used on a couple of evenings that made the place feel warm & cosy. We sat outside in the late afternoon & morning, and watched the birds on the feeders, including a pair of lovely spotted woodpeckers. Would definitely recommend to our friends & family, and will be back again.

Mrs Clevett

Ideal location right in the middle of the forest. Well thought out and very quaint. A great get away from everything and our dog also had a great time.

Mr Cartey

Quiet but not off the beaten track from all main attractions. Unbelievably comfortable bed. Have already recommended to family and friends.

Mr Buss

It is dog friendly and in an excellent location. We will return in 2016 for fifth time.

Mrs Shipp

The bed was really comfortable and there was a very relaxed feel to the place.

Miss Carney

A lovely quaint little cottage in a quiet area, with short walks to two lovely pubs. There were lots of walks nearby for the dog.

Mr Barton

The cottage feels like something Snow White and the Seven Dwarves would live in - it is very sweet.

Ms Van Den Hurk