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Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Hamble

Abbots Wood in Hamble, Hampshire

From: €2,418 weekly Guests 10 Rooms 5 Bathroom 5

Abbots Wood Self-Catering

Holiday home
Abbots Wood is a fabulous, detached house situated within three acres of grounds in Netley Abbey near Southampton. There are five bedrooms with access to a bath or shower room, including one that's on the ground floor. With French doors leading out onto the patio, there is a kitchen with a small breakfast bar, a dining room and two sitting rooms. There is an indoor heating swimming pool in its own room, with an adjoining utility containing a shower room, as well as an overlooking mezzanine area which contains a bar, a kitchen and doors opening onto a balcony. Out on the patio there is garden furniture and off road parking for ten cars, as well as access to wooded grounds which lead down to a lake. Abbots Wood is an outstanding property, perfect for large celebratory family gatherings, or a getaway with friends exploring Hampshire.

Area
This diverse, south Hampshire village is located on the eastern shores of Southampton Water, beside the Royal Victoria Country Park. The village takes its name from the 13th century Cistercian monastery there, its well-preserved ruins still remaining today. The heart of the village retains some of its traditional charm and is proud of its waterside heritage, with ample opportunities for sailing in the nearby village of Hamble-le-Rice. Nearby, The Royal Victoria Country Park was the site of The Royal Victoria Hospital, the first purpose-built military hospital. Now, all that remains is the hospital chapel and 200 acres of wood and parkland. There are lovely walks to explore and a variety of wildlife, as well as spectacular views from the top of the 150-foot chapel tower across Southampton Water, one of the busiest shipping canals in the country. Together with its beautiful setting, tea rooms and a narrow gauge railway, the park provides visitors with a fascinating day out. Netley lies within very easy reach of Southampton and its impressive range of attractions. There is an easy drive to the New Forest, as well as Portsmouth's historic dockyard, home to the magnificent HMS Victory, and Gunwharf Quays, a retail outlet perched on the waterside. This south Hampshire waterside village is a convenient base from which to explore this fascinating area.

Region
Hampshire offers a wealth of treasures, from rolling countryside, unspoilt beaches, glorious gardens and pretty villages to ancient forests, bustling market towns, historic ships and imposing castles.

Cottage amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fishing
  • Fishing available
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Sky TV
  • Swimming pool
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Burfitt
September 2020
The house is fabulous and it is in an amazing location Our holiday was disturbed many times by visitors, as if we were full time residents but when you are on holiday you just want to be left alone and when you are a poor sleeper, you don’t need waking up by unwelcome ‘routine’ visits.. The worst thing was that it was deemed acceptable to access the house whilst we were out and we were not informed. This invasion of privacy was totally unacceptable and Sykes did nothing about it. For some unknown reason they think that a ‘sorry’ suffices? I strongly suggest that anyone thinking of hiring this home (and it is really lovely and extremely well equipped) checks that their holiday will not be disturbed as consistently as ours was.
Mr Burfitt, September 2020
August 2020
Before I comment on Abbots Wood Hampshire, I'd just like to say we enjoyed our holiday because we won't let anything ruin it.. It's supposed to be 5 star, no way, but it could be. Maintenance is none existent. Outside other than mow the lawn, nothing is done. The windows are dirty and desperate need of painting. The decking needs replacing, and the patio needs tidying up and repointing. There's old chairs and some other things stuck up the corner, needs removing and a good sweep. The balcony's have never been painted or cleaned it seems. The overhang from the roof over the patios in a bad state. The guttering has become detached in several places and is full of leaves, so when it rains it's like a waterfall. Inside the house again a lot needs doing, everything is well used which we expected as it's a rental property. In one room they had a job to get cold water in the sink, and when they pulled the plug out it really stank. It was also too hot in the room to sleep as there is a boiler in the wardrobe. Mind you the pool was lovely, as was the pond/lake if you like fishing. I know it sounds like I'm hard to please, I'm not. We didn't complain because we knew nothing would be done. There are lots faults with the place. We were not looking for a palace but it should be better. With the Coronavirus I don't think anyone would be using it. Why didn't they give it some TLC/maintenance. I don't think anythings been done for years. The house has a lot of potential, it's such a shame. I think properties need to be reviewed regularly to make sure of standards. Regards Mr Philip Higginson.
Mr Higginson, August 2020
December 2019
This house exceeded all our expectations.. It was the perfect house in the perfect setting and perfect location. The only negative points, that would potentially affect us rebooking were as follows; *There was 1 bedroom that was so hot due to a massive hot water tank in the cupboard. This room was unusable as a bedroom and we consequently had to create a bedroom for 2 children in one of the sitting rooms downstairs. * Also, the other bedroom adjacent to the one mentioned above had the boiler/pump for the hot water tank directly underneath it in the kitchen. This would start up at very regular intervals 24 hours a day. It would run for a few minutes then cut out. It would then start up a few minutes later. This happened all day and night. This made it impossible to be used by anyone except some children as they tend to sleep more heavily. Aside from these problems, the week we spent at Abbots Wood was amazing. The kids (and adults) loved the pool. There was plenty of room and social areas so it never seemed crowded. The bar area was brilliant for relaxing and having a few drinks once the kids were in bed. It was close to the beach which the dogs loved, and beautiful Netley Abbey. It was comfortable and well equipped for large groups.
Mr Elliott, December 2019
December 2019
The house was beautiful it had absolutely everything we could have asked for.. The only thing that could improve it would be a games room instead of the quiet room and the pool being slightly warmer but as a whole the holiday was perfect. We loved it so much that we have already put a deposit down for next christmas :)
Mr Brown
June 2019
Abbots Wood is a lovely property, well equipped, clean and in a great location for exploring.. The garden and grounds are very relaxing, with frequent wildlife visits including deer. The pool is one of the best I've experienced in this country. The owners, Alastair and Lisa, could not have been more helpful whilst remaining unobtrusive. Highly recommended, we certainly plan to return.
Mrs Mulcrone
March 2019
The house is very large, beautiful and set in stunning surroundings with some lovely walks.. However we felt that the property does need a little tlc in places. We got to the property and one of the curtains to one of the rooms were down which was soon addressed by the owners. The bedrooms are all great sizes with two having large dressing rooms and all having ensuites. As picked up by other residents the kitchen is very small with very little work surface however more or less everything you would need is in the kitchen including a lovely range cooker. However a new set of knives, a new can opener and some egg cups would be a great addition to what is already there. We marked the house down on cleaniness as we felt all the shower cubicles could do with a good scrub and bleach and was very disappointed that the glass to the windows and internal doors had not been cleaned from a previous visitor who had obviously had little children or dogs. To me this is part of a cleaning process from visitor to visitor. The chairs to the garden also hadn’t been cleaned and there were broken chairs around the lake which didn’t do the house justice. Having the pool was a real bonus and well used by all the visitors. It was lovely having some conservatory furniture and chairs to lay on a great addition to the area. If you do take a dog just a word of warning we were told by a neighbour that some of the residents down the lane are not keen on some of the wildlife visiting them and was told that a trap had been set to catch deer, foxes etc and it had caught their dog thank goodness we didn’t take our dog as this would have been a real worry for us. We had a lovely week and although the weather wasn’t great it just meant we used the pool more!
Mr Walker
February 2019
Being with our family and sharing the experience.. Watch our youngest grandson,aged 4,grow in confidence in the swimming pool.Relaxing around the house,with plenty of room to have your own space or do things together.
Mrs Beeney
February 2019
Abbots wood was fantastic, didnt leave the house, had EVERYTHING we needed..
Ms Budd
November 2018
We had the most amazing holiday at Abbott’s Wood and would love to return !
Mr Foster
September 2018
What a great house, close to the sea, parks, little syper market and restaurants.. The house its self is down a secluded gated road. However the house is the crowning glory, one feels as if one is a millionaire. Indoor pool, multiple kitchens, and entertianment areas by the pool, large bedrooms with TV’s Outside patio with views of the lake. The whole house was beautifully decorated and generously equiped. We will be be back again, the host Lisa were kindness and helpfullness personified. My only reservation in giving a glowing review is that it will make it harder to book in the future.
Mr Perrett
August 2018
Having spent the week with four generations of our family we found the house and grounds excellent.. The only small criticism was that instead of double beds in all the bedrooms there could of been a couple of bedrooms with single beds eliminating sharing.
Mr Lock
July 2018
Outside of property tired and not very clean had to clean chairs and table,also kitchen way way to small for entertaining not even big enough for two people let alone ten.. Saying all that we had a great time. Regards Ken & Jane Lock
Mr Swift
June 2018
Had a great week, enjoyed the fishing and swimming pool.. The house way great and spacious plus lots of wildlife.
Mr Rashid
June 2018
Great place to visit would definitely recommend to friends and family and .... Great place to visit would definitely recommend to friends and family and hopefully return there again for another great relaxing week away
Mr Brinkler
May 2018
Lovely house as described,we had a problem contacting the owner for the entry codes to the house ,that was resolved in time for us to leave as planned,But only just ,when i contacted Sykes for help to resolve this i belive that Sykes did contact them & the customer responded to me with the codes.. But Sykes stated that if there was no response by the friday afternoon they would esculate the problem, as we were leaving the following morning i found this policy worrying,anyway it all worked out.the house is realy a millionaires habitate,the grounds,swimming pool for us a once in a lifetime experiance.We were not dissapointed
Mrs Vernall
May 2018
Absolutely loved the house.. We had our wedding reception and honeymoon there. All our guests loved the place with such beautiful surroundings. We hope to come back for our anniversary.
Mr Davis
March 2018
Great accommodation.. Definitely has the WOW factor.
Mrs King
December 2017
We had a wonderful stay in Abbott’s Wood over New Year .. The house looked amazing with fabulous, tasteful festive decorations everywhere - we felt like we were in a Christmas film! The house is even better than its photos suggest . All bed and reception rooms are substantial and very comfortable . The kitchen is extremely well appointed with loads of crockery , cutlery , pots , pans and serving dishes - we’ve been caught out in other properties when trying to cater for a lot of hungry guests and AW did not disappoint . There are beautiful tiles, pictures and lamps throughout the property . Gardens , lake and general area all great . But best of all is the pool and mezzanine bar area .... WOW.... such fun .... brilliant location for partying and relaxing . Should also point out that the owners were really helpful and friendly - as were the cleaning team , The pool man and the gardeners . Thank you all . We hope to return to sample AW magic in the summer .
Mrs Sawyer
November 2017
Wow! A celebration for all the family, from many countries.. We celebrated my 70th birthday and what a place to do it in style. It certainly had the wow factor and the swimming pool was great. Owners very helpful. Views beautiful, surrounding areas great for exploring.
Ms Parsons
September 2017
Stunning house and brilliant owners.. All the rooms are spacious. Wonderful swimming pool and mezzanine area. The lake was greatly enjoyed as well. I left my glasses behind and they couldn't have been more helpful. Even getting her mother to pick them up so they could be returned to me. The location is great, lots of interesting things to do. We particularly enjoyed a visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyards.
Mrs Grayling
August 2017
To celebrate my 70th I decided to treat my family to a holiday in Abbotts Wood, the venue was all as expected, beautiful location squirrels, ducks, cockerels crowing, & small deer passing through was quite an experience for us.. All gated & secure, very clean, lots to do around Hamble-le-Rice ( a visit to donkey sanctuary on little pink ferry is a must) everywhere is dog friendly, canoeing & crabbing was great fun, I particularly enjoyed the visit to the submarine. We all loved the pool, (a pity it had a problem after the first day & didn't heat) all twelve of us rubbed along great & I loved having my whole family together as my youngest grandson was celebrating his ninth birthday his little sister was off to school & my eldest grandchild was off to University, so we all had something to celebrate. The bottle of bubbly left for us was a nice treat, thank- you we all left with very happy memories & many many photos.
Lorraine B
July 2017
Fantastic house, lovely furniture, amazing pool. Well equipped house with plenty of room for our whole family, seven adults and two children. Well tended garden, wth plenty of room for the children to play and a view of the lake. It really is as good as the photos on the web site, if not better. Netley Abbey is next door, the beach is close by and the village has a good variety of shops. We used the swimming pool at least once a day. If Abbots Wood was my house I would be very reluctant to let it out to strangers. The only downside was that the children had to share a bed but they soon got used to it.
Lorraine B
July 2017
We had a wonderful family holiday at abbots wood, couldn't fault it in anyway, .... We had a wonderful family holiday at abbots wood, couldn't fault it in anyway, it was extremely clean and the swimming pool was really nice, we would highly recommend it
Mrs Ingledew
July 2017
The swimming pool is not really suitable for non-swimmers.. The shallow end is 4 foot deep and only extends for about a quarter of the pool area, before a steep drop to 7 foot.
Mrs Wiltshire
May 2017
We had a lovely family holiday.. The house was large enough that we could have our own space but still feel we are on holiday together . Absolutely loved the area, so much to see and places to visit. Would definitely go back
sc1012016
August 2016
Abbots wood looks exactly like it does in the photos! It is the perfect spot for exploring Hampshire yet feels like a quiet retreat, with wild deer roaming in the garden and surrounded by trees. It is spacious enough that everyone could find their own tranquil spot and yet we were able to gather together as a family and enjoy both the inside and outside space. The pool was perfect too! The bedrooms are spacious and light. The kitchen is a little on the small side, but to be honest...we didn't go on holiday to spend time cooking! Our youngest member of the family simply described the house as "incredible". That sums it up perfectly.
Mrs Johnson
May 2016
We loved Abbots Wood, the garden was absolutely beautiful.
Mrs Leach
February 2016
There were 4 generations staying and having such a large house enabled small groups within the party to get together without imposing on others. Watching adult children revert to childhood with games, swimming quizzes, and a great grandmother watching a 3 year olds antics were all priceless memories.
Mrs Sumner
December 2015
Had an absolutely fantastic time and did not want to leave.
Mr Lawrence
November 2015
Loved Abbots Wood in general. The grounds were amazing, wildlife is beautiful and pool was spectacular. We had a lovely week, is was very relaxing.
Mrs Hannington-hodge
August 2015
The house was beautiful and well laid out. This is the first holiday home we have been to and cannot fault. The garden and surrounding lake were beautiful, the weather was not on our side but the pool and games entertained the children.
Mrs Enevoldson
August 2015
We had a fantastic week in Abbots Wood. The accommodation was beautiful and the swimming pool was awesome; we cannot wait to go back!!
Mr Williams
June 2015
Liked the privacy of the garden, the excellent swimming pool and it's facilities, the lake and the gated community. An excellent location for access to the surrounding area.
Mr Dennis
May 2015
Abbots Wood was a spacious property in a beautiful location with an excellent indoor pool .
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