Undercastle Cottage


5 Visit England Stars 5 AA Gold Stars 5 AA Gold Stars 5 AA Gold Stars 5 AA Gold Stars 5 AA Gold Stars 5 AA Gold Stars Self-catering
Castle Hill, Godshill Wood, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2LU

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Undercastle Cottage


Undercastle Cottage
Location is everything with this 5* Gold award-winning New Forest cottage. It’s in a wonderfully remote spot with the famous free-roaming ponies, deer and plentiful wildlife as your neighbours. Golf, horse riding and plenty of good eating pubs and restaurants are close by. Inside is packed with personality and opulence by the bucket load. Underfloor heating, vaulted ceilings, an gorgeous log burner, big comfy sofas and plentiful picture windows are on hand to soak up the views and watch otters play in the river. A big plus is that Undercastle Cottage has 1100m of private fishing rights on the banks of the Hampshire Avon for some of the best year-round coarse and fly fishing in the country. For an additional fee, private fishing tutorage can be arranged if you’re a novice wanting to learn or would like to hone your rod action. There are two double bedrooms in the main house, with the option of an additional ensuite twin in the Fishing Lodge a few steps away across the sun terrace. Forest walks and cycle paths run from the front door and days out include Stonehenge and the cathedral city of Salisbury to see the Magna Carta and retail therapy in the city’s swish boutiques. All the attractions in the New Forest are close by, and it’s just a half-hour drive south to award-winning sandy beaches, cliff top walks, Christchurch and Highcliffe Castle.


Totally breath-taking, the double height timber framed living room is a spectacular space for relaxing in. A woodburner makes sure the room is super cosy in winter, whilst French doors open onto the terrace by the river meaning the outside can be brought in during warmer months. Two super-comfy sofas create optimum seating space whilst we just love the five (yes, five!) windows on the forest side that floods the room with dappled light.You’ll find the cottage has a TV, DVD Player, radio and family games such as Dominoes, Scrabble and jigsaws. There's also a ‘Dongle’ for access to iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon Prime etc. 


The kitchen and dining room are just perfect for entertaining, filled with everything you need to rustle up delicious meals for your loved ones, including an electric range-style cooker. The impressive round table lies next to the kitchen with views over the river whilst during the warmer months you can dine al fresco on the terrace – just perfect!

In addition, there’s a utility room next to the kitchen complete with large fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.                         


Sleep comes easily at this peaceful retreat, and you’ll find three lovely bedrooms to retire to at the end of the day. Upstairs in the main house you’ll find the pretty master bedroom with a vaulted, beamed ceiling and duel-aspect windows – one facing over the river, the other over the forest so the best of both worlds! The king-size wrought-iron bed is super-comfy, so you’ll easily float off to sleep with the sound of the river and the wind through the leaves. Downstairs is an adorably cosy double bedroom with river views, whilst the separate fishing lodge offers twin beds – perfect for those seeking a little seclusion.


There’s a family bathroom upstairs in the main house with a romantic freestanding bath tub, whilst in the fishing lodge there is en suite is a shower room. There’s an additional toilet downstairs in the main house.

Outdoor space

Set within three quarters of an acre of cottage gardens and surrounded by the New Forest, the outside space is about as idyllic and hidden-away as you could wish for. Within the grounds are three ponds which overflow into the river, whilst to the front of the house is a sun-soaked paved terrace complete with outside dining table and chairs, loungers and barbeque – perfect for lounging on, watching the river slide lazily by and the grassy heathland beyond. Nature-lovers will enjoy the plethora of birds and wildlife that visit, and you might spot an otter swim by.  


If you like to fish, you’ll love the half mile of exclusive, private fishing available on the Hampshire Avon River. Famed for Barbel, Chub, Pike, Trout and Roach, this is an opportunity not to be missed – just remember to pack your own rods! There’s also a rowing boat available on request.


There’s plenty of private parking within the grounds of the property.

Babies and children

A cot and high chair can be provided on request. Please note that due to its waterside location children must always be supervised as the river and pond are unfenced.


Up to two dogs are very welcome. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break.


Undercastle Cottage is very remote, however 4G is readily available. You will easily be able to access emails from your phone with 4G.

In the Area

Lucky, lucky you! Arguably one of the most untouched, beautiful places in England, the New Forest is just incredible. There’s plenty of walks on your doorstep to wear out even the most active dog, and if you pop in your car you can explore the beautiful villages and lanes throughout the forest – just watch out for the famous free-roaming ponies and donkeys! The community shop at nearby Woodgreen sells lots of scrumptious local produce, and there’s a range of great foodie pubs nearby, such as the Horse and Groom which is within walking distance. Horse-lovers will enjoy riding at Arniss Equestrian Centre or if you fancy learning a new skill, head to Insight Activities where you can learn all about woodland weaponry and release your inner Robin Hood!

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Undercastle cottagefrom £1,536.00 to £4,432.00 per unit per week

*Prices change throughout the year. Please see www.undercastlecottage.co.uk website for more details.


Booking & Payment Details

  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Barbecue - charcoal barbeque available for use on the terrace.


  • Children welcome - This property has not specified a minimum age for children. Please check with them to find out whether they will accept your children.
  • Cots available - A stair gate is also available, please enquire.
  • High chairs available

Cooking Facilities

  • Cooker - Electric Range Cooker, plus a coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer - With Fridge and wine storage
  • Microwave cooker
  • Oven

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating
  • Real log/coal fires

Laundry Facilities

  • Drying facilities - Tumble Dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Washing machine

Leisure Facilities

  • Fishing - Private fishing rights on 1100m of the Hampshire Avon for course and fly fishing - reputed to be some of the best in the UK. Private tutorage can be arranged at an additional cost.
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Pony trekking/horse-riding - At nearby Arniss Equestrian.
  • Secure cycle storage - Guest bikes provided - please enquire

Linen & Bedding

  • Linen provided


  • Sleeps up to 6


  • Private parking - Large parking area in the grounds of the cottage

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Non-smoking property
  • Pet Friendly
  • WiFi or internet access - 4G is only available
  • Wood Burner

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Bath
  • DVD player
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Hairdryer
  • King-sized bed
  • Radio
  • Scenic view - Riverside location with views of the forest and woodland wildlife.
  • Shower
  • Television

Site Features

  • Garden - 3/4 acre of landscaped gardens featuring 3 spring fed ponds, and a riverside location.

Property Facilities: Undercastle cottage

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Bath
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • King-sized bed
  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Special Offers


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Full directions are supplied at the time of booking as the cottage is tucked away down a wooded track.


  • 5 Visit England Stars Self-catering
  • 5 AA Gold Stars
5 Visit England Stars Self-catering


  • Tourism South East AwardsBeautiful South Awards Highly Commended Beautiful South Awards Highly Commended 2016
  • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2024)
Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2024)

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