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Short Stay Homes offer a selection of luxury holiday homes within the Hampshire and Dorset area. Mews Hill shares its location with two of our other holiday homes 'Riverside Lodge' and 'Criddlestyle Cottage'.

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Southampton Rd, Fordingbridge SP6 2JT, UK

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Short Stay Homes

Short Stay Homes offer a selection of luxury holiday homes within the Hampshire, Dorset and the Wiltshire area. The New Forest Cottages consist of 'Mews Hill' which sleeps 11+ 2, 'Criddlestyle Cottage' that sleeps 10 and the 'Riverside Lodge' can sleep 4 + 2.

All these holiday homes are ideally situated on the fringe of the New Forest National Park in Hampshire. Taken together, up to 29 guests could enjoy this beautiful location if required.

The two-acre paddock which benefits from wooden stabling - is ideal for two small horses or ponies. The stables are approached via a five barred gate on soft ground. There is ample parking for trailers / horse box adjacent to the paddock. A secure separate tack room is also provided with saddle racks, as well as light, power and secure locking. The stabling abuts the two-acre adjoining paddock. The stabling is approached via two, five barred gate entrances for added security. Available on a DIY basis and booked only in conjunction with Mews Hill, Criddlesytle Cottage or the Riverside Lodge. Fees are £150 per horse/pony per week or £75 for a short break.

Mews Hill is an extended and refurbished bright and spacious modern chalet style property which offers accommodation to a five star standard over two floors, sleeping up to 11 guests in complete comfort. The accommodation is perfect for guests with limited mobility due to its two ground floor bedrooms with one en-suite wet-room and one family shower room. Three further bedrooms are located on the first floor with one en-suite and a further family shower room.  A glamping hut is available to sleep a further 2 in the gardens. With the addition of a table tennis and table football in the garage, Mews Hill offers something for all the family to enjoy. Criddlestyle Cottage is a one storey converted stables that sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. An open plan living dining area with high beams and wood burner lead out to a sheltered patio area.  The secluded Riverside Lodge sits upon it's own lake and on the banks of the Hampshire Avon and sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms  with views across the water meadows and private fishing.  A camping pod is also available in the woodland to sleep an extra 2. All the properties have hot tubs.

The New Forest has extensive bridleways to enjoy this stunning area. From the paddock, riders can access the bridleway which involves a short ride on the main road before accessing an extensive network of further bridleways criss-crossing the New Forest.

Full information on the property and directions are sent by email once a guest has paid the balance of the cost of their holiday home.

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Short Stay Homes stables


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Bring your own horses to Mews Hill


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Criddlestyle Cottage Spring 2023


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Short Stay Homes paddock