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“Walking into Perfection”
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Sweetslade seen from the east with views over open countryside
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Sweetslade seen from the east with views over open countryside
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Sweetslade seen from the east with views over open countryside
The view to the east from the gable windows
The spacious open-plan living area
The light & sunny dining area
The large bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Sweetslade seen from the south with sunny seating area
The living area with woodburning stove and flat screen HD TV
Lovely views from the living room
The well-equipped & stylish kitchen area
The well-equiped & stylish kitchen area
Wake up to a view of the open countryside
The spacious bedroom with king size bed, and open staircase to the ground floor
A luxurious en-suite bathroom
The bedroom features a stunning south-east facing gable window
A view of Sweetslade from the footpath
A short walk from the door to the bluebell woods
The footpath from Sweetslade to the village & pub
A view of Rockbourne village
A view of Rockbourne village
The Rose and Thistle pub in Rockbourne
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
New Forest, Hampshire, England

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George K
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Walking into Perfection”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

There is so much to say regarding this beautifully laid out, picturesque, and inspiring retreat, but many of the comments previous to this have already touched on them, so I shall just add to them by saying a massive "thank you" to the delightful host, who went out of his way to not only present this delightful, clean, well-equipped, Sweetslade, but to also accommodate us beyond the call of duty.
Sweetslade reminded me of a very pleasurable experience I had in Fuenguerola, in the Costa del Sol, from the colours, to the decorative style, and even the fresh smell!
This is a place that is set in a rural village, far enough away from the hustle and bustle of City life, but very near the Fordingbridge Village (about 10 minutes by car), or if you want the extra shops that a larger town has to offer, Salisbury is only 10 miles away. Remember that when mileage is quoted, it's informing you how many miles of delightful views, and quiet roads and lanes, so even the drive itself is uplifting.
Salisbury has a market every Tuesday and Saturday, but there are also all the little boutique shops (and not all of them are highly priced, such as 'Strawberry Fox' and 'The India Shop') and is worthy of a visit due to the history of the Town, especially the Cathedral.
The New Forest is only a short drive away, for those who enjoy long walks or blowing the cobwebs away with a mountain bike track, as well as the local roads and lanes, but I suggest driving the proposed route to make sure that it is within your ability, as there are many routes which involve steep hills. On our hosts suggestion, we went to Godshill, and then a bit further to Hale, which had a perfect route for our cycling needs.
If it's inspiration you would like, then imagine waking up to a beautiful view from the very charismatic bedroom, overlooking a field, with it's surrounding trees, and with the accompaniment of birds singing, and chirping away happily, followed by the peace, quiet, and tranquility that being "out the way" always offers.
So whether it's drawing, painting or seeking a push-start to your writing, Sweetslade will offer you the perfect setting.
The amenities are all there, so if creating culinary delights is your passion, Sweetslade will accommodate you, just before you retire on the oh-so-comfortable sofas with the Lovefilm-widescreen-sound system combination that is set up for your pleasure...absolute perfection.
Suffice to say, we all need the Sweetslade experience, whether it's during our glimpses of good weather, or during the colder seasons, which are perfect for the real fire that's on offer (and the logs are even cut and prepared next to it!), it really doesn't get much better than this!
We will definitely be coming back.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
8 Jul 2014
Wow people are going to think I write these reviews myself except I don't think I could have managed such a glowing eloquent response.Look forward to your return visit thanks very much Robert
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klondyke3...
staffordshire
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Peace, perfect peace.”
Reviewed 9 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Immaculate accomodation, luxuriously furnished and equipped. Set in peaceful surroundings on the edge of the New Forest but within easy reach of all it's attractions. Robert, the owner, very affable and helpful. Recommended for couples in search of peace and quiet.

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Liked best: Peacefulness of surroundings
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
9 Jun 2014
Hope you've shaken off that cold, very pleased that you enjoyed the peace of Sweetslade.
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Caroline...
Sidcup, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic, relaxing location.”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Myself and my partner stayed in the Sweetslade cottage at the weekend and had a fantastic time.

The cottage is in a great location, it is beautiful inside and very clean and modern.

The owner Robert was very helpful & friendly we will definitely be returning.

We had a great meal at the Rose & Thistle pub down the road make sure you book the food was beautiful.

This cottage is great to stay in if you are looking for a relaxing quiet weekend away, We have stayed in a few cottages over the years and Sweetslade has definatley been the best one by far.

Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.

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Liked best: The kitchen
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
2 Jun 2014
Thanks for taking the timeout to review and also mentioning the Ringwood Banger racing circuit I shall take my son along to check it out!
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WiltsCan
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Absolutely Perfect”
Reviewed 23 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

When I think about what I would like from a holiday cottage Sweetslade is nearly there. The bedroom is spacious with an amazing view over the fields behind the property. The living area is comfortable, with plenty of seating area, books to read, DVD's to watch, and with a TV/Music system that is as high tech as is needed and this also has views over the same fields. The dining area is a good sized table also overlooking the field. The kitchen is exactly as you would need. Stocked with pots, pans, crockery and cutlery. My only requests would be for a pan with steaming facility but this was not missed. The bathroom just off the bedroom is also of a nice size, although the bathroom has a shower attachment a properly fitted shower in the bathroom would not go a miss. This aside the owner was very friendly with a good knowledge of the area and chatty but by no means intrusive. My wife and I were on our honeymoon and could not have asked for a better location, property and holiday.

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Liked best: The Location
Liked least: Lack of proper shower
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
27 May 2014
Very pleased you had a relaxed honeymoon with great weather, will look out for a good steamer.Thanks for taking the trouble to review.
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Fennick
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“A charming cottage set in beautiful countryside.”
Reviewed 2 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We really loved our stay at Sweetslade, this pretty cottage is well furnished and very comfortable. The local area is extremely beautiful, great for walking with some lovely local pubs. The owner Robert showed us around and had already lit the log burner when we arrived, making the place feel very homely, he explained all of the appliances (which were all very easy to use) and made us feel very welcome. We will definatley be back again!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Apr 2014
Thanks for the review, great that you enjoyed your stay hopefully see you back soon.
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