Thank you for a lovely stay at Twin Cottage.  We felt so welcome and had everything we could have needed.  The children loved the playroom and we very much appreciated the wine, luxurious presents and comfy bed.  Already planning our next stay!  Thank you Amanda! x

Webb Family - October 2021

We had a fabulous long weekend at Twin Cottage.  Really appreciated all of the little touches that make it special like the freshly baked bread, biscuits, wine & all the other bits in the thoughtful food hamper.  Loved all the lovely walks & pubs in the surrounding area too.  We will defiantly be back!

Parker Family - September 2021

A brilliant stay again.  We have absolutely loved our time here and it was a brilliant to go through the ‘secret’ gate at the bottom of the garden into the woods.  The children loved it and so did we.  Thank you!!

Sanfourche Family, Aug 2021
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I think we have now returned to Twin for our 20th visit.  Sam was a year old when we first came and now he’s 16!  A lot of happy memories have been made in this beautiful place.  Thank you Amanda for enabling family holidays for us when life is challenging.

The Weston Family, June 2021

Such a wonderful family holiday – yet again the girls were thrilled with the presents and little touches that makes every trip truly special.  Muddy walks, Avon and Southbourne Beaches as well as a trip to Brownsea Island.  See you soon Twin Cottage! x

The Hiltons - May 2021

“Another great stay in Twin Cottage.  Great welcome pack and full of high standards.  Products for children & adults, thank you. “

Ryan Family, May 2021

We had an amazing time at Twin Cottage, the boys loved their new home. Well equipped. Amanda has thought of everything. We had a wonderful stay at twin cottage, having two children one aged 3 and one aged 1 Amanda catered for our every need and more. The cottage is cosy and also very relaxing with a huge roll top bath and log burner for chilly evenings. We loved the location right in the forest. We will definitely be returning. Amanda is a very thoughtful host and has literally thought of everything which made our stay even more enjoyable.Thank you we will be back!

Alan, Darryl, Max age 3 & Jaxon age 1 - October 2020

Thank you Amanda for such a lovely, comfortable home. We have thoroughly enjoyed our week and look forward to a return visit.

Leonie & Juliet - September 2020

A wonderful stay at this homely cottage. Thank you! The kids had THE best time!

Kinnari, Kavit & Amaya 3 & Kian 6 months - August 2020

Another wonderful stay at what feels like our second home. Everything was just perfect. Our girls love the house so much. Thank you.

Jo, Oliver, Sophia 11, Jessie 8 & Rosie 4 - August 2020

Our third year @Twin Cottage and once again everything is of a super high standard. Thank you

Craig, Kirsty, Lucy 4 & Alice 10 months - July 2020
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“Thank you for a lovely stay and all of the wonderful touches. The children have loved playing with the fantastic toy collection! A brilliant part of the world and a lovely cottage. Thank you.”

Chloe & Nathan, Noah 4 & Viola 1 - March 2020

A beautiful stay. Fun and relaxing Benjamin loved all the toys and learned to say ‘neigh’ to the horses. Rarely stayed anywhere with so many thoughtful touches – thank you.

Romina & Mark & Benjamin aged 2, February 2020
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We have had a wonderful break celebrating the start of shared parental leave. Red wine by the fire while Charlotte played with the new toys, and ponies out front – what could be better. Would love to return in summer. Thank you!

Adam, Sarah & Charlotte aged 10 months, February 2020
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“We all had a fantastic time thank you. Iris (2 years) was super excited with all the toys, books, present and big girl’s bed. Perfect home away from home and base for exploring the area. Cheers!!”
Luke, Becca & Iris aged 2, January 2020

Amanda’s place is absolutely wonderful. The cottage has everything you could need for an escape to the New Forest. Amanda’s finishing touches and extra comforts really made us feel welcomed. I highly recommend the cottage to all!

Nicole - December 2020
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Thank you for a wonderful winter weekend away! The boys loved the presents (thank you!) the toys and the ponies. We loved the warmth and the peace. We will be back!

The Knights - November 2019

Thank you for our lovely presents! From Chloe and William (it’s our 7th stay!)

The Cherry Family - October 2019

Amanda, thank you for a wonderful stay at your gorgeous cottage. The children’s delight on arrival despite a long car journey and late evening was lovely. We have relaxed and unwound and enjoyed all the peace and quiet.

The Burns Family, Sept 19

Thank you for a brilliant few days. This was our daughter Violets first holiday and it was a pleasure to spend it here. You have such a lovely cottage in an idyllic location. Oliver loved all the wildlife, his new favourite word is ‘horsey’! Thank you for the gifts too.

The Evans Family, September 2019

Amanda, thank you for a beautiful home to come to in the evenings and for taking care of every little detail so we would feel at home. Both girls loved their presents as did we 🙂 We take with us memories to cherish always. Will definately come again!

Catalina and the girls, September 2019

Our fifth stay at the cottage and as wonderful as ever. We had some great days out at Moors Valley (the blue cycle route through the woods is great with older children), Hengistbury Head and Bournemouth. New this visit was the walk through the forest starting at Beachern Wood car park where the boys enjoyed the rope swings and a paddle in the water. Thank you Amanda for all of your thoughtful touches around the cottage and for the gifts for the boys.

Kate, Neil, Harry (11) & Josh (9) - August 19
Fantastic stay at Twin Cottage. Attention to detail is amazing. Lovely Sunday roast at the White Buck. Tabitha loved her present, lovely sitting in the garden and watching the horses and cows stroll past. We will be back!
Alannah, Jon & Tabitha (8 months) - July 19

A privilege to stay in such a warm & welcoming house. It truly was a fantastic long weekend. A beautiful setting and so much thought to make this a home from home. My son didn’t want to leave the cottage! Thank you Amanda

Claire & Charlie aged 4, June 2019

A second wonderful stay at the cottage and just as great as the first. Our boys loved all the toys, especially the big car outside. The cottage is so well equipped and comfortable, it makes holidaying here in the New Forest with our little ones a dream.

The Pearsons, June 2019
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We had a wonderful week at Twin Cottage. It’s just pefectly set up for us and for our 2 year old who LOVED roaming in the garden. We had lovely weather so we walked to Mill Lawn (great tip), visited Exbury Gardens & train, trips to Burley, Avon Beach was fab – great for paddling and building sandcastles. Finally – what a fabulous lunch at the Pig – highly recommend – even if you have a toddler – great kids menu. All in all a great week – thankyou!

Mat, Helen & Rose (21 months) - May 2019

What a beautiful house, perfect for families and so well equipped. Thank you very much, we look forward to returning.

Sarah, Piero, Allegra & Valentina - May 2019

Many thanks for a wonderful weekend away. The hospitality is outstanding. We enjoyed our New Year break as a family especially the opportunity to book the babysitter so we could go out to the Pig on Saturday night. We took a nice walk where Gillian lost a shoe – if a tartan trainer for a five month old turns up in the forest you will know who the culprit is! Many thanks for having us.

Claire, Chris & Gillian 5 months - January 2019

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
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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
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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
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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

We have had a most enjoyable week with good weather.  Cottage very comfortable – great walks & drives, especially enjoyed the Burley Wagon Ride.  Thank you for a lovely holiday.

Juliet & Leoni - October 2021

Our second visit to the lovely Twin Cottage – now with the addition of an 18 month old.   We clocked all the family friendly thoughts on our last visit,  it was clear we had to return.  We had a fantastic time – L loved the cottage – the lovely playroom – big fan of the play kitchen, obsessed with the wind up penguin & other bath toys and all the outside toys.  We loved exploring during our sunny week – beach trips to Steamer Point, Longdown Dairy Farm, New Forest Wildlife Park (excellent) & NT Mottifont – beautiful.  Thank you so much for putting so much thought & care into this lovely home.  We look forward to returning for our 20th visit like others here.

Tim, Julia & Leo aged 1.5 yrs - September 2021

A fabulous stay, our third time.  It’s our favourite place – you think of everything.  We really enjoyed beaches and Isle of Wight this time – new for us.  Also the Burley Wagons which we missed in October.  Thanks again.

The Fuller's, July 2021

Our second visit to Twin Cottage – 9 years after our first.  We have had a wonderful time enjoying the cottage, exploring the forest and a lovely meal at The White Buck.  Thank you.

The Sawyer Family, June 2021

Great to be back at Twin Cottage, rescheduled from last year!  So much to do, exploring the forest, Avon Beach, lucky the sun was shining, can’t wait to return!

Andy & Jane, Callum 5 & May 3 - May 2021
“Another magical stay and a brilliant time at Twin Cottage – despite the pandemic! Truly a home from home – thank you for all that you do to make it so special Amanda.”
Rachel, James, Teddy & Barnaby - December 2020

We had a wonderful stay at Twin Cottage and really appreciated how well equipped it was. The boys loved their presents too! We would love to return. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Twin Cottage, it was beautifully furnished and had everything we could possibly want for our stay with our two young boys. The welcome gifts and treats were a particularly lovely touch. The location was fantastic, within easy reach of the coast and all of the attractions of the New Forest. A rare place which was equally enjoyed by grown ups and small children!

Katie, Adam, George age 3 & Harry age 1 - October 2020

Beautiful cottage, perfect location. Thank you for making our 10 year Anniversary weekend extra special. The gifts & bubbly extra thoughtful. Will be back again.

Kirby, Jamie & Harrison aged 4, Emily aged 18 months - September 2020

A much needed and welcome break in my happy place. Thank you for your thoughtfullness – hugely appreciated.

Helen, Epsom - August 2020

Fantastic week. Great weather during the heat wave. The cottage was excellent and very well prepared to meet Covid requirements. We have been coming since 2012. Thanks for everything Amanda.

Gemma, Giles, Olivia (9) & Emily (5)- Aug 20

Another brilliant stay at Twin Cottage & our first escape in the Covid-19 world. Amanda has done a brilliant job adapting the cottage to meet new safety and cleanliness standards whilst ensuring it keeps its charm and that there are plenty of toys & fun things for the children to do (toys are rotated every stay to keep guests safe). It’s a beautiful cottage with a lovely garden, with everything you need to feel at home, bake, cook, BBQ & for the children to have a magical time spotting ponies in the New Forest whilst you have a glass of vino from the local Shappen Stores! Can’t wait to return!

Rachel & James Rickard, Teddy 3 & Barnaby 1 - July 2020
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Wonderful place to stay with young children. The cottage has absolutely everything you could possibly need for a holiday with kids. All the equipment you could think of and tons of toys and books. My husband and I spent a week there with our 1 year old and 3 year old, and had the most relaxing and fun time. The kids were delighted with all the toys and it meant we could actually sit back and relax. The garden is also excellent with lots of toys for the kids. We hired bikes too which was so much fun as you are literally in the middle of the new forest with beautiful bike trails nearby. The house is fairly compact but very comfortable. The master bed is super comfy with luxury bed linen and nice towels, and the kids room so sweetly decorated (and comfortable too). There is a big bathroom with high quality fittings and there were lots of REN and Childs Farm products for us to use. There was a bread maker in the kitchen too which we enjoyed using, and there is a fantastic local butchers/grocery store which was very convenient. We can’t wait to return!

Serena - March 2020

It was amazing here and I have been for lots of walking and biking. We have found lots of sticks and hideouts as well and lots of exploring around too!

(Ava age 9)

Alex, Rachel, Sammy aged 11 & Ava aged 9, February 2020

We’ve had a wonderful stay in the cottage! Thanks a lot for the warm welcome. Freshly baked bread was a big surprise 🙂 We’d like to stay here much longer! Thank you!

Alexander, Natalia, Timofei & Yuri, January 2020
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“A fantastic relaxing week to recover from a busy Christmas. The cottage suited us perfectly and 20 month old George was in his element with the playroom and the lovely bedroom. Thank you for all the goodies on arrival and George’s brilliant present. Great days out to Buckler’s Hard and Mudeford. We were lucky with the weeather, dry but cold. Thank you!”
James, Katie & George - New Year 2019
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What a wonderful cottage! Such a cosy warm and happy place for all the family. We wil be back thank you for all the thought put into the cottage and our stay Amanda

Bronwyn & Nick, William & Georgia - November 2019

Even despite the rain, we have had a lovley stay – a true home from home. Thank you for J’s present. It has been near impossible to get him out of the playroom! We are planning a return hopefully with more sunshine! Thank you.

The Mills Family - November 2019

We have all fully enjoyed our stay in your wonderful cottage. The children were very excited to receive gifts on arrival and loved playing with all the toys. Thank you for a lovely stay.

The Powell Family – Sept 2019

Thank you Amanda for a lovely stay – gorgeous cottage which felt like a home away from home, lovely attention to detail. Thank you for the treats and presents for grown ups and kids alike. Fabulous location – we enjoyed the New Forest Wildlife Park and walks from Twin Cottage.

The Hall Family, Sept 2019

We have had a fantastic time at your wonderful cottage. Thank you so much for the presents. We’ve enjoyed Peppa Pig World, Longdown Farm, Mudeford and seeing all the horses, cows and pigs in the New Forest.

Jo, Vinny & Charlie aged 3, September 2019
Amanda, Thank you so much for such a fantastic stay. A very warm and considerate welcome (with some very happy children!). We had beautiful weather and such a fantastic stay! The toys kept the children entertained and your cottage is so comfortable. The Taylors (Ali, Rich, Bea 8, Felix 6 and Rudy 2) xxx
The Taylors, August 2019
Our third visit to Twin Cottage with another fabulous idilic time had by all. Perfect family retreat from the city. Made it over to the sandy beach on the ferry at Mudeford this time – gorgeous. We will be back!
The Matthiae Family - July 19

We had a wonderful stay at Twin Cottage, and I could not find anything negative even if I tried. Amanda has thought of everything, starting with the scent of baking bread welcoming us on arrival. The child-friendliness here doesn’t consist of just a cot and a high chair, either. There are toys and games for all age groups, there are spades, buckets, fishing nets, beach towels supplied, and all is lovingly decorated and clean and simply beautiful. And not only for the kids! Amanda was extremely helpful and welcoming and we can‘t wait to return for a longer stay.

Meta & Family - July 2019

Thank you for everything! We have had a really lovely break and hope we can return soon. A beautiful home-from-home in a beautiful part of the New Forest.

Rachel, Jamie, Jake & Zachary - June 19

A second visit 5 years after our first and we had a lovely time. Still a beautiful house and location and so much to do locally. Moors Valley a definate highlight with slightly older children. Wish it was on our doorstep!

Papathamos Family, (children 8 & 5) May 2019

“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

Such a lovely stay here and we hope the first of many! Such lovely touches to make us feel truly at home and welcome. Not to mention amazing gifts for the little & big ones. It couldn’t have been better! Thank you Amanda and we very much hope to be back again soon.

Rachel, James, Teddy aged 2 & Barnaby 4 months - March 2019
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Thank you for our second lovely stay here. The weather has been kind and we’ve had cold but bright days. Trips to Avon Beach, Mudeford Quay and walks in the forest have all been wonderful.

The Rozario Family - January 2019

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
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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
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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

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
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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

Weather terrible.  That’s about it for negatives.  What a fantastic place to escape to, perfectly set up for kids & grown ups equally.  We’ll definitely be back.  Thanks for everything Amanda!

The Moore Family - October 2021

A wonderful stay for the second time.  We love the cottage and surrounding areas.  Thank you!

Horne Family, August 2021

A wonderful stay.  So many lovely toys that both children loved playing with.  A great holiday home with excellent access to cycling in The New Forest.  Thank you.

The Wordley Family, July 2021

We had a lovely time – a perfect position in the New Forest.  We’ve done some lovely walks and a cycle ride.  Glorious weather!  Thank you.

The Hodges Family - June 2021

Such a brilliant stay, as always.  Relaxing in the cosiness of the cottage & loving the garden, forest & beach when the sun started to shine (& in the rain!). Can’t wait to come and stay again.  Thank you Amanda

Rickard Family - May 2021

Wonderful stay, would highly recommend! You basically feel like you are coming home! Extremely comfortable and thoughtfully designed spaces. Amanda is running an exceptional air bnb

Sophie (2 adults & baby 4 months) - October 2020
child friendly playroom

Thank you for such a wonderful stay – just what we needed. Beautiful cottage, I’ve already recommended it to friends with kids!

Lucy, Tim & Isobel aged 2 1/2 years - September 2020
window view

What a magical location & beautiful cottage. Loved our stay!

Tamara, Ben & Joshua 9 months - September 2020

Amazing stay, always amazing and loved the bunk beds and presents were the best. Thank you! x Chloe age 9.

Louise & Adrian, Chloe 9 & William 6 - August 2020

We have been coming to Twin for over ten years, approx 18 visits! It is our opportunity to relax in an environment that caters for us all! The mix of forest and beaches plus a luxurious home base is perfect. Thanks again Amanda for the warm welcome and hard work you’ve had to put in in order to allow guests to return post Covid lockdown.

Helen, Paul, Sam 15 & Alex 10- Aug 20
family children's room

What a perfect escape.. We had the most wonderful few days. Our 3 year old casper LOVED the toys and settled into ‘his’ bedroom perfectly on night one 🙂 Thank you for the wonderful touches and incredible attention to detail – i am taking some tips home with me for London like the lovely kids bath collection.

Sophie, Toby & Casper age 3 - March 2020

“Thank you very much for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. We had a lovely break and thank you for hosting us!”

Aaliyah Yaqub & family, March 2020

We had a truly fantastic long weekend at Twin Cottage. The cottage itself is fabulous, with everything that we (two of us plus a 4yr old and an 19 month old) could possibly want. Our eldest is still telling people about the playroom and toys! Amanda (owner) could not have been more helpful and was so generous. We really couldn’t have asked for anything more. I couldn’t recommend Twin Cottage highly enough and we look forward to a return visit.

Synthia - Feb 2020

We had a wonderful 1st Birthday celebration for our daughter. The cottage is perfect, couldn’t ask for more! Thank you so much.

Synthia, Paul & Sienna aged 1, January 2020
“Thank you Amanda! Our second stay here and over Christmas no less. It is a real haven here and we have had such a lovely time – we don’t want to leave. It is so very cosy and welcoming and with so much to do – inside and out and we couldn’t imaging a better place to holiday with two tiny boys! Thank you and w will be back in 2020! x”
James, Rachel, Teddy & Barnaby - Christmas 2019

We have had a lovely time – everything we needed and what a treat to have freshly baked bread and a warming fire on arrival. A scrumptious meal at the Pig, games at the White Buck in front of a roaring fire meandering around Mudeford and Christchurch and enjoying the gorgeous autumnal colours everywhere. A quiet haven for a lovely break. Thank you.

Tim & Julia - November 2019

Our second visit and we have had another lovely stay! The girls had a great time at Avon Beach, Longdown Activity Farm and Peppa Pig World (of course!). Hope future guests have as much fun as we did! Thank you for the presents.

The Laus - October 2019

What a fantastic cottage! The look of pure joy on my son’s face when he saw all the toys was exactly what we were happy for when we booked. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Cassie, Harry & Wayne, Sept 2019

Thank you so much for a fantastic stay. We had everything here that we needed, even the chocolate! Hannah had a fabulous time playing in the garden with the toys. We will definitely be back soon to make more New Forest Memories!

The Perrins Family, Sept 2019

Amanda, We would like to thank you for your kind hospitality it was such a pleasure to stay at your cosy home. It was so…. good!

Rosen Ivan & Nova, September 2019
Thanks Amanda for another wonderful stay. The girls loved their gifts thank you. The playroom was again a massive hit, especially during a couple of rainy days. Thanks again
Gemma, Giles Olivia 8 & Emily 4 - August 19
Thanks for a lovely stay in your lovely house. It was so welcoming with the music and presents. Thanks! Lots to see in the area. Moors Valley, Beaulieu, Peppa Pig, Bournemouth, Marwell Zoo, all just a stone throw away.
Jon, Lykke, Louie 5 & Jack 2 - July 19
child friendly playroom
What a wonderful (albeit too short!) couple of days at Twin Cottage. Thanks again, Amanda, for the thoughtful and consideration put into every detail here! We saw the horses and cows, went fishing and roaming and the children loved, loved, loved the garden and all the toys and books. We hope to be back!!
Margareta, Sascha, Eva 6 & Theo 3 - July 19

Wonderful stay in this beautiful part of the world. We will definately return to explore more in the sunshine, but great week despite the rain. Many thanks for Jessica’s gift & the fresh bread – lovely touches!

Family of 3, June 2019

We have had a lovely weekend at Twin Cottage. Great walks and cycling. Our little one loved the playroom and garden toys. We had a great lunch at the Oak, Lyndhurst. Thank you so much, we will be back!

Deborah & Family, May 2019

We had an amazing time at Twin Cottage, so much to do! Mill Lawn out the back gate, Avon Beach, sunday lunch at the Oak pub in Bank, highly recommend (10 minute drive). Look forward to coming back soon!

Andy, Jane, Calum & May, May 2019

Thanks so much for another fantastic stay Amanda. It has been said many times before but the attention to detail and setup makes for such a relaxing and enjoyable visit. Thanks again for sorting a babysitter! We will be back again for sure!

James, Debbie, Samuel 3yrs & Thomas 18months - March 2019

Thanks for another wonderful stay Amanda. Alex loved spending his 9th birthday here. Happy New Year.

The Weston Family - December 2018
family children's room

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
window view

Thank you for another fantastic stay! See you again next year.

Adrian & Louise Cherry, Oct 2018
chewton glen the kitchen restaurant

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
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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
hengistbury head

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