Little Thatch is one of the self catering holiday cottage wings at Burgate Farmhouse. It sleeps 2-4 people in 1 bedroom. Beds can be made up as 2 singles or a large double. There is also a double sofa bed in the lounge. It has a front and back entrance, both with lovely thatched porches. All the rooms are on the ground floor so it might suit anyone who is partly disabled.
The large sitting/dining room has a wealth of beams and charm with its own Inglenook fireplace (sorry no fires though). There is a 'Smart' colour TV with Freeview & DVD player & a radio/cd player. The large round dining table & chairs can seat up to 8 people (useful if you have booked both cottage wings for an extended group).
The bedroom can either be used as a twin room or the beds can be ‘zip linked’ into a queen sized double bed. There is an extra colour TV in the bedroom with Freeview & a DVD player. The bathroom is adjacent to the bedroom & has a bath with shower over & a washbasin. The bathroom is accessed through the bedroom .The toilet is separate & is situated at the end of the hallway.
There is a double sofa bed in the lounge,
Patio doors lead out from the lounge onto a lovely shady spot under the wisteria where there is a table & chairs. The newly fitted kitchen is well equipped with a full size electric cooker & hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, breakfast bar & 2 + 2 stools. The back door from the kitchen leads out to a secure garden/yard area which is very useful for anyone bringing a dog. There is a table & chairs outside along with a garden swing seat. Little Thatch is ideally suited for a couple or a small family.
Linen – There is no charge for bed linen. All beds will be made up ready for your arrival. Tea towels are provided. Towels – Towel hire can be arranged (£2 per person for 1 large & 1 small towel) Hair dryer - I have a hair dryer that you can borrow Cot/highchair/other baby & toddler equipment – I have lots of ‘baby/toddler’ kit which can be borrowed (free of charge). Please ask for a list of what is available. Dogs – Dogs are very welcome. There is a charge of £10 per week (or short stay) per dog. (NB dogs must not be left unattended in the property without prior agreement). The maximum number of dogs permitted in Little Thatch is 3 & the maximum in Wishing Well is 2. Electricity – Electricity is by meter (£1 coins). NB you don’t have to pay for hot water (which is constant) or the storage heaters. Heating – The main heating is night storage heaters which ‘boost’ in the afternoons. There are also convector heaters in most rooms for ‘top up heat’ in the winter or useful for cool summer evenings when the storage heaters are switched off. The bathroom has a wall fan heater & a heated towel rail. Laundry Room – There is an outside laundry room with a washing machine and tumble dryer. A very small charge is made per load (which includes soap powder & fabric softener). There is also a sink & draining board in this room with hot & cold water (useful for cleaning muddy boots etc after a walk). There is an indoor clothes line & also an outside rotary dryer for clothes. Grocery Deliveries – You are welcome to order your groceries online & arrange for delivery for the morning of your arrival. I will be happy to accept delivery for you & put your items into the fridge/freezer/cupboards etc. Please let me know the ‘time slot’ (after 11.00 am) that you have booked (NB please give my telephone number as contact when you make the order – 07837 052645) Basic essentials provided - All cleaning items , inc J cloth, scratchie, washing up liquid, cleaning sprays, toilet cleaner, liquid soap, hand sanitiser, tea towels, oven mitt, olive oil, vinegar, cruets, rock salt, pepper grinder, various spices, bacofoil, clingfilm & 1 'starter' toilet roll in each toilet. There is also a tea tray with tea bags, ground coffee, sugar, biscuits & a pint of milk. Parking – There is plenty of parking space on the gravel area right outside your front door & there is room for a 2nd & 3rd car if needed). Garden – The half acre garden is mainly lawn & trees with flower beds along the entrance drive. There is a summerhouse, garden furniture, swings, and BBQ’s for your enjoyment (NB charcoal, firelighters & tongs are all supplied free of charge). There is also an area for children’s ball games with a football net. Games Barn – This is a wonderful retreat for rainy days as well as being a spacious meeting place for larger groups. The Barn contains a skittle alley, pool table, table tennis table, dart board & lots of children’s toys. If you bring your mountain bikes then you are welcome to store them in the Games Barn when not in use (please bring your own bike lock). Wireless Broadband – Free WiFi access is available for your laptop. Smoking (& vaping) is only permitted outside or in the games barn. Local maps/walk guide books/car park ticket – I have an Ordnance Survey map of the New Forest for you to borrow, along with several local ‘walk books’. I also lend you a ‘car parking ticket’ which gives you free parking in all of the town car parks throughout the New Forest area (I buy an annual one). I also have several local mountain bike guides which can be borrowed. Tourist information leaflets are always available in the Games Barn.