Wow! What a welcome, what a gem of a cottage. We had such a wonderful stay! There are entries in the guestbook saying people have been coming since their child was five months and now is 9 years old and you can absolutely understand it – the house is beautiful, every single detail has been so thoughtfully considered and it has everything you could need for a child (we had our three month old with us). Amanda had even left out the toys and equipment that might be most useful to us like a playmat ready in the living room. When we entered the house the fires were burning, lullabies were playing and there was a lovely gift waiting for our daughter on the table along with fresh flowers, wine, chocolate and the local paper. Amanda went to such incredible lengths to make us welcome and we so enjoyed our stay! We have loved everything about our experience. THANK YOU so very much for all of it. We will absolutely be back if you’ll have us!!
Gemma, Nick, Matt & Lara (3 months) - Dec 2018
What a gorgeous cottage with everything we needed for the kids. We will be back! Thank you for the incredible attention to detail.
Claire, Tristan, Teddy & Rory, Nov 2018
We have had a fantastic 5 days at Twin Cottage and we are leaving today feeling relaxed and in love with the New Forest! Our children Olivia (5) and George (18 month) had a brilliant time enjoying all the toys and local wildlife. Thank you for everything Amanda!!
Tom & Debbie, Oct 2018
Thank you for a wonderful stay – we had a fabulous time with our 2 girls aged 3 and seeing wild ponies, pigs and cows all on our lane! Highly recommend crabbing at Mudeford Quay, Avon Beach, Cycling in the forest. Amazing food and very child friendly at Chewton Glen “The Kitchen” restaurant. Visit to Highcliffe Castle great too – we will be back Amanda and thank you for babysitting – we escaped for a fab meal at the White Buck just around the corner! Bliss x
The Dinwoodies, Oct 2018
Twin Cottage Featured in The Sunday Telegraph Newspaper Top 10 Best UK Cottages for Lovers’
The Telegraph
Thanks for a lovely 4 night stay. The Cottage is beautiful and you have really thought of everything to make going on holiday with two pre schoolers as easy as possible.
The Bird Family, Sept 2018
“Thank you for a great stay. The house had everything we could need and more. The gift for Frasier was a lovely surprise. Apologies about the broken plate!”
Frasiers, Sep 2018

Another great week.  Thanks for everything.

The Swan Family, August 2018

Our 20th stay here at Twin Cottage!  Says it all.  We love this place!!  Thank you for allowing us to feel properly relaxed and rested.  The cottage never fails to bring us happiness.  It’s only taken us 20 visits to discover the wonderful Hengistbury Head!  Would definately recommend.  Thank you Amanda for everything.  

The Weston Family, July 2018
Twin Cottage in a heatwave is just lovely! Long hot days in the forest and returning to a cool cottage. Lovely brief stay. Much needed thanks Amanda and see you in 3 weeks when we return for a week!
The Westons - June 18

We have had a wonderful weekend at Twin Cottage – we all had a marvellous time cycling in the New Forest and playing at Avon Beach in the glorious weather.  The cottage is perfect for a family break – the flowers, fresh bread & presents for the children set it apart from anywhere else!  Thank you.

Christopher, Gill, Hannah 6, William 3 - May 2018

Thank you for a wonderful week.  The cottage was filled with everything we needed plus some little extra luxuries.  The kids loved the playroom and the garden.  The cottage is well located for outdoor activities, we enjoyed cycling, walking & beaches.

Rachael, Mark, Eddie 3 & Alex 1, March 2018

We had a lovely stay despite the rain!  Took your advice and went crab fishing in Mudeford with your buckets and drop net.  We did this in horizontal rain!  We also went to liberty raptors to see the birds of prey – brilliant and they have a huge sandpit too.  Thanks for the presents and welcome pack.

Romina, Nick, Charlie & Jess

Having worked in the travel industry for over 20 yrs, I have been lucky enough to stay in lots of 5 & 6 star hotels. I have struggled since having children to find something that was up to those standards, well not anymore! Your cottage is beautiful and the extra touches make your stay perfect. Thank you we have loved our stay and hope to come again soon! Paul, Helen, Ethay aged 2 & Layla aged 3 months, Surrey

Paul, Helen, Ethay 2, Layla 3 months, Surrey

Second time to Twin Cottage and it was a lovely stay again, we will be back!  Such a warm welcome and well prepared and we love the New Forest.  Thank you.

Peter, Marloes, Olivia & Louisa - February 2018

Last minute trip to Twin Cottage.  As ever it is a superb retreat and we have vowed to come back soon.

Nick, Pippa, Piers & Aurelia - December 2017
Another (our 4th) lovely weekend here. As always the cottage was comfortable and spotlessly clean. We had a great day at Moors Valley (the boys really enjoyed the play train and den building). We also had a great day walking from Hengistbury Head to the Beach House cafe in mudeford then a play on the beautiful sandy beach. Would highly recommend. Thank you Amanda and team for the welcoming touches. As always it is hard to leave! xxxx
Kate, Neil, Harry (9) and Joshua (7) - October 2017
Lovely house with great facilities, loved every moment of it!! We arrived in the dark and pouring rain to lights, a fire , music – how lovely! What a great house and we will be back to explore some more.
The Hills - September 2017
Thank you Amanda for such a lovely stay. The kids (2yr & 5yr) had a wonderful time. We loved the freshly baked bread, music on arrival – very cosy and welcoming. We look forward to coming back again!
The Enterkhabi-Fard Family - Aug 17

Our stay was so relaxing here!  I have been coming here since I was a baby.  All of the food you put out and the presents were all wonderful!  I loved all the teas and i wish i could have stayed longer. ( Gina aged 11)

The above was by my little sister.  I have been coming to Twin Cottage since i was a baby and now it feels much like a second home to me.  I am 16 years old now and whilst i grow, i feel as if the forest has grown with me, all in good ways of course.  I always look forward to coming back here. (Isabella aged 16)

The Newsteads - July 17

Lovely week in the New Forest, Peppa Pig World was a highlight.  Thanks for all the thoughtful touches, Mary loved her present and all the toys – especially the dolls house.  It was hard to get her out of the house some days.  Hope to be back. 

Tessa, Jon & Mary aged 2 - June 17

Our second stay at Twin Cottage.  There’s something magical about this place.  In through the door and you immediately feel at home, happy, relaxed.  Thank you for the welcome food and gift for M and thanks for all the little thoughtful touches – fresh flowers, shopping neatly put away, cbeebies already on the tv (!).  Love the bath and love seeing ponies directly outside the gate.  We will be back I’m sure!

S, V and M aged 4 - May 2017

Thank you for a great weekend.  We loved the cottage and Rafe loved his present.  We would love to return.

Nicky, Tim & Rafe - April 17

Fantastic cottage, a child’s dream.  Everything is thought about.  We had a great weekend and enjoyed returning to our holiday home after a long day exploring.  Thank you!

Melissa, Olly, Alba & Phoebe - Mar 17

Great toys and gifts. Merci Beaucoup (in very large letters in our visitors book with pictures of flowers, hearts and bunting – made us smile)

Margot aged 5 & Charlotte aged 2

Wow! The Cottage has been better each time we have come! Particularly this time, with a 2 year old in tow we have had a wonderful, relaxing break! Samuel loved all the new toys – inside and out. Thank you also for his gift. We will be back again for sure. We love it down here and Samuel has really enjoyed himself. Thanks for all the little touches that have helped to mae this such an enjoyable stay.

Rachel, Alex & Samuel
A wonderful mix of adult luxury and toddler heaven, our 21 month old daughter loved just looking at the ponies that wandered past the front gate. Thank you for a lovely stay.
Karen, Phil & Zoe - April 2010
Another wonderful stay at your delightful cottage. We have been coming here since our eldest was 5 months and she’s now 9! The children just love it here and every time we come something extra has been added – popcorn machine was a hit!! I loved making fires and the girls were very impressed. Lovely forest walks, trip to Avon Beach in wellies, steam train ride at exbury and xmas lights at Beaulieu. We will return again.
Jo, Ollie, Sophia 9, Jessie 7 & Rosie 3, Dec 2018
A wonderful little stay, wish we had had longer. Even still we managed to cram in lovely walks, bike rides, cakes, wildlife (ponies, deer & badgers), pubs and a cosy night reading by the fire.
Angela, Graham, Andrew & Ellie, Oct 2018
Lovely cottage with everything a family needs! Kids were happy to play all day with toys in the house until we showed them the forest and stream nearby, paddling in late October! We have been lucky with the weather.
Storer Family, Oct 2018
Thank you for a wonderful week in your lovely cottage! Our 2 year old has had a fantastic time exploring the cottage, finding new books and toys at every turn. The cottage has been a great base for venturing into the New Forest – to Highcliffe, Avon Beach, Longdown Dairy Farm, Lymington and more. We really appreciate all the little touches to make all the family welcome – from the potty and bath toys to the very kind presents.
Alex, Suzanne, Zoe (2) & Owen (12 weeks), Oct 2018
We had a wonderful time – thank you. Very impressed with the warm welcome, the facilities and the views of the International Space Station twice a day.
Sherliker Family, Sep 2018
Featured in The Guardian Newspaper Top 5 Best Forest Cottages in the UK.
The Guardian Newspaper

What a wonderful cottage!  Thank you for everything, we loved our stay and we’ll come back here.  Ella says she loves the playroom & its beautiful here!  Thank you for letting us stay and all the treats, and especially the gifts for Ella after her operation.  

Victoria, Neil & Ella (aged 4), August 2018

What a lovely cottage!  We had such a lovely stay.  Hugely helped by all the toys (indoor & outdoor) and kit for small children – so relaxing to have everything thought of for us!  We haven’t left yet and have already recommended this place to friends!

Molly, David & Will (age 2), August 2018

Thanks for a fabulous weekend with our grandsons.  The cottage is so very well equipped, lovely location and the warm welcome was so much appreciated.  Very many thanks

Ann & John Worby, July 2018
Perfect for families – our toddler loved the many toys, the huge garden and being able to walk out of the cottage straight into the woods, complete with ponies, deer and other wildlife.
June 18
We had a wonderful stay at Twin Cottage. Its a beautiful cottage in an idylic location and excellent for families. We particularly appreciated the freshly baked bread waiting for us when we arrived as well as the thoughtful presents for our children. The children loved the playroom and all the outdoor toys. Excellent communication with the owner too.
May 18

We have had a great week at Twin Cottage and have been lucky with the mini heat wave.  Cycle hire in the village, horse riding at Burley Villa and exploring the beaches at Highcliffe, Barton on Sea and Avon Beach.  Thanks for the gifts and freshly baked bread.  A perfect home from home.  You have everything you need.

Harriet, Doug, Claudia 3, Emily 1 - April 2018

Our second visit to Twin Cottage.  A wonderful home from home, so comfortable, makes for a relaxing break from the crazy hub bub of normal life.  Thanks for all the little touches, plan to be back again.

Jenny & Dawn, Bristol - March 2018

Second visit & another fabulous stay.  Arthur (aged 2) is refusing to leave!  Thank you.

The Cook Family - February 2018

A much needed break to Twin Cottage.  Thank you so much for continuing to make this place such a relaxed retreat for us all.  It makes a huge difference and we return home recharged.  Thank you.

The Weston Family - January 2018

Lost count of how many times we have stayed here now – we have been coming since October 2012 and our family has grown since then. We all call this “our holiday house” because its like home from home.

Aimee & Micheal, Jasper & Sofia - Nov 2017
Such a beautiful house and a relaxing stay! You really do think of everything even for a 4 month old! Thank you for Isabella’s present!
Lucilla & Tom & Isabella - September 2017

Was a wonderful stay which the whole family had something special from the cottage.  From Ella’s present to the loaf of bread, there was great attention to detail.  

The Shepherd Family, August 2017
We have had a lovely stay. Lots of toys to keep our 3 year old amused and wonderfully located for forest walks and beaches. Thank you for a lovely holiday!
Joanne, Todd and Ben - Aug 17

A wonderfully thought out cottage filled with all the things one needs but often forgets to pack.  My children and i loved everything about our stay here and the children referred to it as home very quickly.  We were so lucky to see horses and cows right outside the gate too!  Thank you very much.

The Bomachers - July 17

Fully relaxed and so are the boys.  It only takes a couple of days here to feel revitalised.  It is our happy place (with a huge touch of luxury)! and has created so many memories for us.  Thanks for the gifts Amanda and thanks for your thoughtfulness.  

Helen, Paul & the boys - June 17

We have had a lovely holiday in your very comfortable cottage.  Thank you Amanda, for all the thoughtful extra’s – much appreciated.  Loved seeing the new born foals around!

Heather & Dave - May 17

We had such a great time!  We hope to return many, many times.  Thank you so so much for all the incredibly thoughtful touches Amanda (& the housekeepers).  Much love.

Aldo, Lucy & Maya - April 17

A wonderful weekend at Twin Cottage, this is our third visit after 3 years and we loved it just as much as we did then.  The cottage is gorgeous and has absolutely everything you can think of.  We had a lovely day at Marwell zoo and a glorious day at Paulton’s Park.  Thank you so much for the lovely presents.

Kelli, Richard, Henry 5 & Beatrice 4 - Feb 17

Absolutely fabulous – lots of wonderful little touches to make it a special week for all of us. 6 stars!!

The O'Conners

A magical cottage in a magial location. We knew from the moment we arrived to the smell fo freshly baked bread we were all in for a treat and how right we were. This is such a beautiful part of the country we could easily stay for another week and still have plenty to do. Rory caught his first crab at mudeford quay and his first fish in the stream at mill lawn. Thank you Amanda – this has been one of our most enjoyable and memorable holidays..

James & Ingrid, Rory & Natasha aged 4

Thank you SO much – we had a great stay at Twin Cottage – our first break since our little boy Evan decided to join our family. All the little touches are so great – the fresh cut flowers, chocolates and the breakfast in the fridge and the bread baking in the breadmaker. Evan says thank you for the book – its the first one that he’s enjoyed reading so much. We can’t wait to come back to the New Forest and hopefully we can stay in Twin again soon.

Liam, Helen & Evan
What a wonderful home from home. This beautiful cottage has absolutely everything a family needs to hit the ground running. What lovely surprises too for the children. Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend.
Matt, Edina, Olivia & Benjamin, Nov 2018
Thank you for another fantastic stay! See you again next year.
Adrian & Louise Cherry, Oct 2018

“Greeted by a dining table decked with gorgeous flowers, a generous welcome basket & the aroma of freshly baked bread, we felt at home at once, and were most impressed with the little touches added by owner Amanda, such as a box full of clean baby toys in the play room off the kitchen; sterliser & baby monitor; plug in night light, great selection of games, books, DVD’s & CD’s to appeal to all ages; even bath toys. I was most inspired by the bread maker – ingredients supplied of course. The decor is the height of good taste, all heritage hues & good quality furniture, and with a wood burner in the dining room and lounge, its wonderfully cosy. With only 2 bedrooms its not the largest house around, but offers the perfect introduction to family holidays for nervous new parents. Plenty to see, from New Forest towns such as Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst to Beaulieu and coastal towns such as Lymington it makes a great base” 

Junior Pregnancy & Baby Magazine
We have had a lovely stay at Twin Cottage this week. So many things to do (Peppa Pig World, The Pig and a gorgeous day at Avon Beach, the highlights) and great weather has made it even better! The cottage is fab and Amy has loved the playroom, books and dvd collection! Thanks for everything.
the Lau's, Oct 2018
Another relaxing stay at Twin Cottage. Thank you for everything Amanda.
The Weston Family, Sep 2018
We had a wonderful stay, the Cottage is beautiful and you have thought of everything we could have needed. Thanks again.
The Brown Family, Sep 2018

First time here and it was a lovely, peaceful stay with wonderful facilities for our 21 month old!  Roaming ponies an added bonus!

The Vernon Family, August 2018

Thank you for a wonderful short break.  Twin Cottage is beautiful and we’ve had some amazing days at Lepe, Moors Valley and the walk out of the back gate being the favourite.  We will be back!  Thank you so much.

The Subesinghes, August 2018

A great family break in a beautiful location.  The cottage is so well equipped with every little thing thought of and more!  Lucy loved the toys and her new dolly.  Mummy and Daddy loved the long lazy summer evenings.  Great base for trips to Bournemouth, Avon Beach & Peppa Pig World!  Thankyou

The Martindales, July 2018
Thank you so much for a great stay again. A lovely warm welcome and we had a great time exploring the New Forest. The boys have loved all the toys and sharing a room as well.
The Frasers - June 18

We had such a wonderful long weekend at the cottage!  We loved exploring the Jurassic coast and the many villages of the New Forest.  We were so charmed by the thoughtfulness of the gifts, freshly baked bread and all the small details.  Thank you so much!!  

John, Michelle & Saige 2 - April 2018

We have had the most gorgeous week here in the New Forest despite the rain. Amanda you have worked a dream with Twin Cottage. You have thought of every last detail and it really does feel a home away from home. It’s so utterly relaxing – even with a 5 year old & 3 year old! The location is just superb for exploring the New Forest. Our highlights: supper at the White Buck (really delicious food and great for kids), the walk out of the garden gate into the woods and down to Mill Lawn, a visit to Beaulieu Motor Museum (lots to do apart from cars) and a gorgeous walk on ornamental drive from Blackwater car park (1.5 mile tall trees walk is perfect for kids). We loved Shappen Stores in Burley too – it has everything you need! Thank you Amanda and team for making our stay so warm and cosy. An extra big thank you from Rosie and charlie for their presents & easter eggs. Such a lovely idea. We will be back!

Jane, Josh, Rosie & Charlie, April 2018

Thank you for a lovely stay at Twin Cottage.  Everything was perfect and we loved the little touches to welcome us like the bread, music and gifts for the children.  We would love to come back again soon.  Beatrice loved the pillows and her anabelle doll, thank you.  

Harrison Family, March 2018

Our second visit.  Even more delightful than the first.  Thoughtful touches, warm welcome and cosy fires make for such a relaxing stay.  A real home away from home.  Thank you.

Kay Family - February 2018

Our second visit to Twin Cottage, we love it!!  Even in January when the weather is bad we still have the fireplaces and the children love all the toys and books in the house.  We hope to visit Twin Cottage again!  

Micky, Barbara, Molly age 3, Stella age 1 & Abbey 3 months - January 2017
Thank you Amanda – our 17th Stay! love
The Weston Family - Oct 2017
Amanda – can we live here! The most gorgeous cottage in such a wonderful location. We have had a great time and are already talking about returning in the spring. Our sons favourite room was of course the playroom – all the toys kept a 2 year old very happy! Thank you very much.
Nathan, Nicola & Henry - September 2017
Our 2nd stay and another wonderful holiday. With a toddler in tow this time, we really appreciated just how well equipped the house is & everything is here. The little touches make the place very welcoming – a home from home. Thanks again and we hope to be back!
Thank you again for a lovely stay – a return visit after over 5 years. Our daughter enjoyed the week. Thank you!
The Swan Family - Aug 17

Thank you so much for the wonderful stay!  We’ve had the best stay we have had here & the warmest welcome of any cottage we have stayed in.  I’m sure we will be back!

The Frasers - July 17

Lovely 4 days at the cottage, beautiful house and all the extra touches and gifts are so thoughtful.  It was amazing not to have to bring anything for the kids and just turn up and relax!  We will definately be coming back and telling our friends.  Thank you so much! xx

Bee, Lorenzo, Arun 3 & Kyla 1 - Jun 17

What a great cottage – and well equipped for our children.  We had a wonderful time here and would love to come back one day.  The girls really enjoyed Peppa Pig World. Thank you!!

Peter, Nicky, Phoebe & Lucy - May 17

Thank you for a lovely stay at Twin Cottage.  We had a very relaxing break.  The cottage is perfect for parents and toddler with every detail thought through.  Harry loved all the toys!  Thank you for all the welcoming touches, that made us feel at home straight away.

Emma, Pete & Harry 20 months - March 17

We have had a fabulous break and everything in the cottage is perfect. Thank you for Daniels present and all the lovely toys. It was hard to get him out of the cottage to go anywhere! We would recommend Exbury Gardens (steam train a big hit), Hatchet Pond for walk & picnic, Highcliffe Castle for beach and afternoon tea, Bournemouth beach & aquarium, Wilverley Inclosure for walks and dens built in woods by scouts. Thank you for a lovely stay and all the treats. Wish we were staying longer…

Becca & David & Daniel aged 3

Thank you for a lovely stay. Twin Cottage is a perfect retreat for toddler twins and their frazzled parents! Evie and Isobel had lots of fun playing with all the toys and thank you for their thoughtful gifts. We all enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and would love to come back again.

Vicky & Steven, Evie & Isobel aged 2

A wonderful home away from home – it just doesn’t feel like your average rented holiday house! You had everything here and the complimentary items were perfect. The kids loved all the toys and the garden and have built a new home in the forest. Thank you

Charlie, Chrissie, Sebastion & David