It is really easy to book your self catering holiday accommodation with us at Our Bench Self Catering Holidays.
We are able to offer short breaks and weekends during our low season - from November to the end of February as standard (excluding Christmas and New Year) for a 3 night long weekend (Fri, Sat and Sun) or a 4 night mini break.
Short Break and Weekends during the peak season March to October, may be available last minute and can only be booked up to 4 weeks prior to the start of the holiday - with full payment confirming the booking, contact us direct for more details.
In 2019 we were asked if we hold a waiting list for specific weeks - we rarely have cancellations, but if there is a specific week that you need and it is already booked, you are welcome to get in touch and ask us if we can notify you if it becomes available, we need to have details of which cottage / cottages are suitable for your needs. We will then send you an email if the property cancels as well as share the news on our facebook page.
The nearest shop to the cottage is One Stop with its post office and Tesco Metro – they are less than ½ miles walk, here you can stop up on the essentials – milk, bacon, fresh bread, croissants and your morning paper. There is also a fish and chip shop, a chemist and a mobility shop in the village. The nearest Indian and Chinese takeaway is at the end of South Street and there is a Dominos Pizza in Lymington which offers delivery – as well as lots of pubs and restaurants within a 5 mile radius – it is worth checking out – Six Bells Wetherspoons on Lymington High Street, The Ship on Lymington Quay, The Walhampton Arms just outside Lymington, The Royal Oak at Downton, or for coffee – the Beachcomber Café at Barton, Mabels Café at Shallowmead Nursery, Otters Nursery, both in Lymington and the Avon Beach Café at Highcliffe are well worth discovering. More details on our Lymington and New Forest Pages
Accessible Equipment -
We have a large range of equipment to make your stay easier - this is not stored on the premises and is only made available on request. Some of our images on our web site and facebook page show our equipment in situ, but we do not include any aids as standard, as they take space you may need for your own possessions. We have limited quantities of some equipment - so this is booked on a first come first served basis. If it is not available we will let you know, if your booking depends on it - please check equipment availability first.
If you need different or more specialised equipement - you are welcome to hire it and have it delivered to the cottages on the Friday prior to your arrival between 10am and 1pm. Please let us know if you arrange this - so that we can ensure it is ready for your arrival.
You can discover more detailed information about our equipment here, unless it is a fixture in the cottage (riser recliner chair, ceiling hoist, changing table etc) then details will be on the access statement for that cottage.
In addition to our inhouse equipment, we have created a list of external services, agencies and hire companies who have or whom are willing to provide additional equipment for our guests for the duration of your holiday.
You will need to contact each supplier direct, discuss your individual requirements and order what you need. Don't forget to mention that you are staying with us at "Our Bench" and they will do their best to help - you are also welcome to remind them of our phone number: 0775 1064167 if they would like a contact number for delivery.
You are welcome to use other companies - if you do, please share the details with us as they may be benefical to other guests.
If you require anything else then please ask - we know that everyone has different needs and we will be happy to help if we can or recommend a company who can assist.
United Kingdom Homecare Association Ltd (UKHCA) is the professional association of home care providers from the independent, voluntary, not-for-profit and statutory sectors. UKHCA helps organisations that provide social care (also known as domiciliary care or homecare), which may include nursing services, to people in their own homes, promoting high standards of care and providing representation with national and regional policy-makers and regulators, but due to the demand for care in the New Forest - it is essential to confirm your carers availability before you confirm your holiday dates.
Guests staying at Our Bench Self Catering Cottages have been pleased with the care they have received from the following companies, who are familiar with the cottages - although you are welcome to choose your own.
Order your shopping for the week online and have it delivered to the cottage on the Friday prior to your arrival between 10am and 1pm and we will put it in the kitchen for you so that everything is easy to find when you arrive. If you have arranged to have the shopping delivered please let us know so we can expect it. If you are arriving on a Monday for an off seaon break - please check with us before arranging this.