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Welcome to April Cottage: a wonderfully relaxing New Forest hideaway where you will have a very comfortable stay. Newly decorated and furnished and fully equipped. With its Grade II listing and being over 300 years old, this cob built thatched cottage oozes in history and charm. The historic construction method allows it to be warm in winter and cool in the summer. THE COTTAGE: Wonderfully sunny entrance hall with timber stable door, high level glazing Beautiful sitting room, exposed timber beams and a lovely south facing outlook over the gardens and pool. Farmhouse style kitchen/dinning room fitted with a range of handmade oak units, table for 8, tall fridge freezer, Rayburn range , exposed timber beams, doors to front garden and rear courtyard. Separate utility room which also doubles as space for pet beds, and a door to outside to secure rear courtyard. Off the utility there is a fully tiled wet room with a level access shower area, wash basin and WC. Ground floor bedroom four with built in storage, windows to garden and pool and french doors to side giving access to the garden courtyard, door through to useful area with fridge in turn providing access to the fully tiled en-suite shower room fitted with a modern white suite Three first floor bedrooms all with built in storage, two with en-suite shower rooms, one with en-suite bathroom all fitted with modern bathrooms and under floor heating. Outside you can enjoy the garden, courtyard with outside dining table and chairs, the deck with further table and chairs and the wonderful swimming pool (open May to end of September). This delightful detached Grade II listed thatched cottage was built in 1721 and has been extended and updated throughout in recent years, yet retaining many original character features. The property occupies a convenient position in the centre of Hordle benefitting from the adjacent Budgens store and petrol station.

April Cottage

James & Julia Harrison are local to the Hordle area and are always available to answer any questions our guests may have. We are also on hand should we need to pop in to the cottage if there are issues. We are very familiar with our surrounding areas and have a wealth of knowledge of the local attractions and places to eat and visit. We like to keep active in our local community and enjoy all that the New Forest has to offer. We hope you will have a wonderful stay with us at April Cottage!

April Cottage has been welcoming guests since July 2022

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • No staff present
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Outside air ventilation
  • First aid kit
  • Sanitised tableware


  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • Garden
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Heated pool
  • Kitchen/kitchenette
  • Sun terrace


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Private parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's books, videos, games
  • Highchairs

Activities and Experiences

  • Walking
  • Adventure
  • Family fun


  • Check in
    15:00 (Reception open 24 hours)
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    Children welcome
  • Pets
    Dogs welcome, Pets by arrangement
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
  • Quiet Hours
    Quiet hours between 21:00 and 08:00
Booking Terms and Conditions Privacy and cookie policy


A car is required when staying at the property
  • Road from Cadman, New Forest (13.0 miles)

    30yd - Turn left onto Southampton Road

    20yd - Turn right onto Southampton Road

    120yd - At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Lyndhurst Road towoards Lyndhurst and Lymington

    3.3mi - Turn left onto High St

    210yd - Turn right onto Gosport Lane

    0.4mi - Keep left onto Gosport Lane

    3.1mi - Turn right onto Grigg Lane

    0.3mi - Turen left onto Brookley Road

    10yd - Turn right onto Sway Road

    1.2mi - Rurn right onto Latchmoor

    3.5mi - Turn left onto Vaggs Lane

    120yd - Turn left onto Vaggs Lane

    0.9mi - Turn right onto Ashley Lane

    20yd - Turn left onto Everton Road

    130yd - The destination is on your left

  • Road from Bournemouth (14.0 miles)

    10yd - Turn left onto Braidley Road

    300yd - Turn right onto St Stephen's Way

    190yd - Turn left onto St Stephen's Road

    230yd - Turn left onto Richmond Hill

    0.2mi - At the roundabout, take the third exit onto A338 towards Christchurch and Ringwood

    0.5mi - At the roundabout, take the first exit to merge onto A338 towards Christchurch and Salisbury

    2.0mi - Take the exit towards Christchurch and Royal Bournemouth

    0.3mi - At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Castle Lane E towards (A35) and Lyndhurst

    1.0mi - At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Christchurch Road

    0.4mi - At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Barrack Road

    0.6mi - At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Barrack Road

    0.5mi - At  the roundabout, take the second exit onto Fountain Way

    0.6mi - At the roundabout, take the second exit onto A35

    1.3mi - At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Lyndhurst Road

    190yd - At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Lyndhurst Road

    2.2mi - Turn right onto Beckley Road

    2.1mi - At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Sway Road

    1.0mi - Turn right onto Vaggs Lane

    1.0mi - Turn right onto Ashley Lane

    20yd - Turn left onto Everton Road

    130yd - The destination is on your left

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