18th Century Townhouse in Fordingbridge

Caxton House

Foxhill Farm, Alderholt, Dorset - Caxton House, Fordingbridge

A delightful and tastefully furnished 3 bedroom 18th century quirky townhouse/apartment with a mixture of antique/vintage accommodation situated in the quaint New Forest town of Fordingbridge.

A unique opportunity to stay in one of the oldest houses in Fordingbridge. Built in 1790, this grade II* listed building offers a wonderful stay on the edge of the New Forest. This characterful and quirky three bedroom Georgian apartment is set out over two floors with Victorian conservatory.

Historical uses of the building have been varied with the most unusual profession being the premises of a blind printer. Recently refurbished, Caxton House now offers tasteful holiday accommodation in the extremely popular New Forest.


Take a trip across the wonderful New Forest to arrive in the old town of Fordingbridge with its medieval 7-arch bridge over the River Avon and Caxton House can be found on the main street to Salisbury. A locked gated entrance takes you to an outside staircase leading to the first floor which contains the attractive conservatory, leading into the kitchen which has a full size fridge-freezer, electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and coffee machine.

From the kitchen is a hallway off of which is the spacious sitting room/dining room with original fireplace, TV with built-in DVD player, comfortable seating and a dining table to seat six.

Across the hallway is a beautiful large double bedroom with original fireplace, a hand-painted four poster bed with sumptuous bedding making for a wonderful night’s sleep. Also in this room is an ensuite shower room and wall mounted TV with built-in DVD player.

The next floor contains two further double bedrooms and a large bathroom with bath and separate shower. All bedrooms have hand-painted beds and furniture and luxury bedding. All quality linen and towels are included.

Experience the creaky uneven floors for a step back in time but with modern comforts including free WiFi.

Pull up outside and collect your keys from the key safe, drop off all your luggage, collect your free parking permit held in the conservatory and then park in the main car park just a few minutes away. The parking permit has the added bonus of entitling you to park for free in any New Forest car park.

There is also an area for you to keep your bikes securely and if you are travelling by bus, the local service stops a few yards away.

Local Area

This accommodation is ideal for walking to the local restaurants, pubs, shops and the recreation area alongside the River Avon. A short stroll down to the George Inn, Fordingbridge overlooking the river is a must for excellent food and drink. Buses to Salisbury, Ringwood and Bournemouth stop a few yards from the building.

In the summer months, you can catch the very popular open top New Forest bus to take you through the wonderful New Forest full of free-roaming ponies, cows and donkeys plus in the autumn months, you can see (unique to the New Forest) pigs roaming to feed on the acorns. This is to reduce the amount of acorns as in quantities they are poisonous to the ponies.


Caxton House in Fordingbridge is a perfect base for exploring the local area and its many attractions including the nearby New Forest Water Park, the ancient medieval city of Salisbury, the beautiful beaches of Bournemouth and Southbourne are only 25 minutes away and of course, the numerous country pubs and endless walks in the forest.

2018 Prices

Low Season

Two people (1 bed)
7 nights - £395
Min. 3 nights - £220

Four people (2 bed)
7 nights - £535
Min. 3 nights - £320

Six people (3 bed)
7 nights - £660
Min. 3 nights - £390

3 January - 13 February
22 February - 31 March
1 October - 17 October
25 October - 21 December

Mid Season

Two people (1 bed)
7 nights - £450
Min. 3 nights - £250

Four people (2 bed)
7 nights - £590
Min. 3 nights - £390

Six people (3 bed)
7 nights - £745
Min. 3 nights - £430

14 February - 21 February
1 April - 11 April
26 April - 23 May
1 June - 30 June
3 September - 30 September
18 October - 24 October

High Season

Two people (1 bed)
7 nights - £560
Min. 3 nights - £310

Four people (2 bed)
7 nights - £710
Min. 3 nights - £400

Six people (3 bed)
7 nights - £895
Min. 3 nights - £490

12 April - 25 April
24 May - 31 May
1 July - 2 September
22 December - 2 January 2019