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Orchard Annexe

(Ref. 25383)

Boldre, Hampshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "A very warm welcome from the owners on arrival."

    Very helpful, lovely people.

    Reviewed by CaroleNov 2023

  • "A really warm and comfortable property that has a modern and well appointed kitchen."

    It is extremely well positioned to visit lots of places in the local area and is easy to find. The owners were lovely!!!

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2023

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful area, Owners were friendly and helpful,would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by JoyOct 2023

  • "Private Cottage overlooking lovely garden and surrounding countryside."

    Cottage was very clean and well equipped. We found the bed to be very comfortable with good bed linen. Bill the owner was very friendly and welcoming. From Kath & Ken.

    Reviewed by KennethSep 2023

  • "Lovely short break."

    The property was nice and quiet and very comfortable. The Red Lion pub a short drive away became our place to eat. Parking was also really good and secure. Thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed by RoySep 2023

  • "Fabulous stay in this clean comfortable annex."

    Garden is lovely. Spotted rabbits, deer, fox, woodpecker, etc. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, thank you Bill and Val."

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2023

  • "We enjoyed our holiday in the New Forest despite having issues with the property."

    ,It was advertised with a fridge/freezer but it was only a fridge with an ice box. The shower room needed a deep clean as the tiles down each side of the wash basin had not been cleaned in months. Both beds needed replacing. The single bed had a depression down the middle and the double bed was hard, sagging and uncomfortable. Also there was no hot water for 3 days and when it was fixed it was only warm. The double bed had a king size sheet on it and there was a king size quilt cover on the double duvet. If these problems were rectified it would be an excellent property.

    We were sorry that there was no hot water on there arrival , but we did everything that we could to rectify the problem, as the this is a Biomass boiler the spares had to be sent from Wales,the water was back on late on Monday evening all thanks to our plumber who worked late into the evening .There is a electric shower and a dish watering in the annexe. The annexe is thoroughly cleaned between every letting so that remark is unjustified. As to the beds it is impossible to please everyone, and we would not knowingly have beds as described .The beds are made up with double duvet on the single bed and king size on the double with appropriate duvet covers,as this gives good coverage for comfort when turning etc.We were sorry that we were unable for the guests to have earlier admittance to the annexe as requested but we had a lot to contend with that day.We try and make are guests stay as pleasurable as possible, as on this occasion there was a fan installed as requested on a very hot day.Regarding the advert for the fridge this was not knowingly described by us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElaineJun 2023

  • "Orchard annexe was lovely nice and clean smashing enclosed garden with foxes visiting a woodpecker and lots of little birds bill and val the owners were very friendly and very helpful it is nicely located for visiting all of the new forest ."

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2023

  • "A very comfortable property situated in a lovely setting among the orchards So ..."

    A very comfortable property situated in a lovely setting among the orchards So nice just to sit and relax and enjoy the bird life

    Reviewed by StanMay 2023

  • "The images we saw online which encourages us to choose a property didnt match up in reality,cream settee,bright cushions etc,a bright outlook,instead everything was dark grey,all very dull in comparison ."

    Also it would have been helpful to have a list of instructions,emergency numbers,places to visit etc .A visitors book which would have been very helpful to see where other visitors had been.The kitchen had everything needed and the property itself stood in a lovely spot,just a few tweeks needed in our opinion,sorry.

    Reviewed by JillApr 2023

  • "The single bed needs replacing."

    There is a long dip along the length of the mattress. This didn't cause loss of sleep but with the very high rental charges, I feel this is unsatisfactory.

    Reviewed by RonApr 2023

  • "We would definitely recommend this cottage, very comfortable, warm and convenient for the Forest and seaside."

    Afternoon sun in the private garden was lovely to sit in and relax after a day's walking with bird song and deer in the next field.

    Reviewed by HarrietApr 2023

  • "This was our second stay in February in this property."

    It is very well located for the New Forest and the Lymington-Keyhaven nature reserve. It is particularly well-equipped and comfortable, although the bedroom was a little chilly - we borrowed the duvet from the second bedroom! We would certainly recommend this secluded accommodation.

    Reviewed by JenniferFeb 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable property in beautiful surroundings."

    Owners were so welcoming and friendly. Nice central place to visit the forest and surrounding area. The property was well equipped but a few more cleaning products ( dishcloth/sponge, surface cleaner, antibacterial hand gel etc) would be good. All electrical items were PAT tested but I did notice a bedside light flex was taped together which is obviously a electrical risk. But overall a lovely property and I had a great stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by DianeFeb 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed out stay in Orchard Annexe."

    It was very warm and cosy and extremely well equipped. We stayed for Christmas and we were able to cook our Christmas dinner, having everything we needed. The perfect location for the forest and Lymington. The owners were so friendly and helpful and we are looking forward to returning soon. We would highly recommend.

    Thank you, it was a pleasure having you to stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TrudiDec 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay in Orchard annexe , It was spotlessly clean , very comfortable with everything that we needed and so warm and cosy ."

    Good place to stay for the New Forest and the coast .

    Thank you for your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JosephineNov 2022

  • "A cosy, comfortable and well-equipped annexe in a lovely garden, perfectly situated for exploring the area."

    We had a great few days, thanks.

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2022

  • "Orchard Annexe provides warm, comfortable and well equipped accommodation set in a private garden with views over open fields."

    It is away from the main road with ample parking space and is in easy reach of Lymington, the I.O.W. ferry, Beaulieu and Bucklers Hard as well as having the whole of the New Forest, with its ponies, donkeys and pigs, nearby. Very friendly and helpful owners too.

    Reviewed by RuthOct 2022

  • "We would have liked some form of heating as it was decidedly chilly."

    Owners obviously don't put heating on until October.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2022

  • "Very clean and comfortable with everything needed for a nice quiet stay"

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with everything we needed."

    Super comfortable and a pleasure to return to each day after exploring the area. Peaceful surroundings. Brilliant hosts. Thankyou so much. Looking forward to returning. Karen and Dennis Miles

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2022

  • "We had a lovely 2 weeks at Orchard Annexe."

    Bill and Val were extremely hospitable and there was everything we needed at the accommodation to make our stay enjoyable. We will certainly be booking to come again.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2022

  • "Very clean and comfortable, with all the equipment we needed."

    We enjoyed watching the birds and squirrels on the lawn as we ate breakfast. We recommend the Annexe as an ideal base for exploring the Forest.

    Reviewed by NicholasJun 2022

  • "A great place to explore the New Forest."

    Plenty of attractions nearby as well as many walks. The Annex was very comfortable and clean on arrival. I would recommend this as a good base for the area.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyJun 2022

  • "Excellent holiday accommodation which was spotlessly clean and comfortable."

    The kitchen area was well equipped and the cutlery and crockery were of a good quality. We enjoyed walks in the surrounding area and visited Beaulieu motor museum, Lymington and Exbury Gardens during a sunny week.

    Reviewed by MartinApr 2022

  • "Lovely little property, very comfortable and in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by EmilyApr 2022

  • "Comfortable, warm, private and quiet accommodation, very well located for both Lymington and the central New Forest."

    We shall return!

    Reviewed by JenniferFeb 2022

  • "This was a cosy (warm), tucked-away cottage, very private even though it’s beside the owners’ home."

    It’s good value for money; not grand, but an ideal base for exploring the New Forest and the south coast. The WiFi worked fine in the living room.

    Reviewed by SusanJan 2022

  • "Very friendlY owners and very comfortable accomodation however if visiting in ..."

    Very friendlY owners and very comfortable accomodation however if visiting in the winter months I would recommend taking a small electric fire as to booster the heating which seems to be turned down from the big house during mid evening otherwise a great time was had by my wife and myself

    Reviewed by StuartJan 2022

  • "Warm welcome, lovely accommodation, fantastic location, peace and quiet, just ..."

    Warm welcome, lovely accommodation, fantastic location, peace and quiet, just what we wanted, really enjoyed our break , hope to be back in the spring

    Reviewed by AlbertNov 2021

  • "The Annexe is comfortable, warm and well equipped and the owners are very friendly."

    The property is a good base from which to explore the New Forest and coast. There are plenty of good walks - we managed to clock up over 60 miles during the week, both in the woods and along the coast and estuary walks. The only minor drawback is you can't really walk directly from the property as the road outside is very fast, so you have to drive to a suitable starting point. That said, everything is within easy reach. Some others have commented on road noise but we didn't hear anything. It was lovely to see deer coming into the garden to feed on the fallen apples, and of course there are New Forest ponies everywhere. It was strange to see highland cattle wandering along Brockenhurst High Street as though they owned the place! A very enjoyable week and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RaymondOct 2021

  • "Directions the pub has been closed a year , it is now Roses tea rooms ."

    Reviewed by JacquelineSep 2021

  • "The owners are very friendly and the garden is lovely."

    Very private with views to open countryside. The garden is also surrounded by orchards.

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2021

  • "Nice little annex, very clean and well equipped."

    Lovely garden, managed to get some super photos of the family of deer. The only drawback is the WiFi connection, it is terrible! We think the signal comes from the main house next door and is very weak. It was constantly on and off, and we could only get it in certain parts of the cottage. This was a pain as we had a teenager with us. We enjoyed the new forest and the coast, both within a short drive away. Enjoyed evening strolls along the numerous marinas in the area. Can recommend the Red Lion in Boldre and the Monkey brewhouse just a couple of minutes drive away towards Lymington for dining. Overall we had a lovely holiday in the annex.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2021

  • "Had a great holiday."

    Orchard cottage is a very nice place to stay. Only downside is the noisy road nearby. Had to leave windows shut at night due to the noise.

    Reviewed by DeniseAug 2021

  • "This is our second year at Orchard Annex."

    Both Bill and Val are lovely hosts. The accommodation is perfect for our needs. The garden space is beautiful with all sorts of wildlife visiting the garden while we were there (birds, squirrel, rabbit and deer) We will be back again next year

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "The Owners Valarie and Bill are so welcoming and are very knowledgeable, so helpful nothing is too much for them always there if you need them."

    The bungalow is exceptionally clean and beds are so comfortable. This is our third time of booking and can’t wait to book again. Perfect location for everything would highly recommend the red lion pub food is amazing especially Sunday lunch, would also recommend the Boathouse in Christchurch. Lovely walks easy access to all the lovely places.

    Reviewed by HeatherMay 2021

  • "The cottage is in a great location,not overlooked and good views of the surrounding countyside."

    The cottage itself was very comfortable and well equipped. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. I would not hesitate to return

    Reviewed by EdwardApr 2021

  • "We had an amazing time, the annex was just as expected and the couple that owed it were very welcoming and friendly."

    The living room was spacious yet cosy and the kitchen had everything you would need including a washing machine and dishwasher. The double bedroom has a large wardrobe and two bedside tables with lights, the single bedroom also has a similar set up and the bathroom was also clean and tidy. Even though it rained pretty much every day we still managed to enjoy the garden and even saw two beautiful deer eating some of the apples that had fallen from a tree. Only thing we did notice was that the Tv and Wi-Fi signal would sometimes cut out especially when the wind and rain were in full force, but we knew that being in The New Forest the signals could be interrupted but it didn't affect our time to much as we came to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to enjoy the comforts of 'home' while being on holiday.

    Reviewed by AimeeOct 2020

  • "Lovely quiet private location."

    Very convenuent and warm.

    Reviewed by TrevorSep 2020

  • "Very private and quiet."

    A bit isolated this suited us but would not suite everybody. The host family were nice. The only drawback was the busy A337 road particularly in August. We could hear it in the night sometimes. Being on one level was important to us particularly my wife who is disabled. There are facilities near by. At the bottom of the hill is a co-op garage and shop. The Red Lion pub in Boldre is about one mile, they do nice Meals. There are Supermarkets in nearby Lymington.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "We have just come beck from a 2 week stay at Orchard House."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is set in a wonderful area surrounded by apple trees and views of open fields from the garden. The owners are very friendly making us feel very welcome. We will be going back.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday at the annexe in July 2020."

    The annexe is amazing , the facilities are more than adequate. We loved seeing the deer In The garden as well as the Birds . It is the ideal position to explore the new forest and coast. Can’t wait to return Fiona and Richard

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage warm welcome from bill explaining everything would ..."

    Lovely little cottage warm welcome from bill explaining everything would recommend anyone going you wil not be disappointed

    Reviewed by JenniferFeb 2020

  • "Perfect hosts welcomed us to this cosy, compact holiday home where my friend and I enjoyed a few days rest."

    Reviewed by VeronicaJan 2020

  • "Warm and inviting- home from home."

    Great location in the New Forest yet easy access to main transport links-road,rail,ferry.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2019

  • "The annex was very comfortable for 3 adults, good value and quiet."

    The owners are friendly and available if needed. I had been concerned about the nearness to a main road but we couldn't hear it at all. The annex is very well situated for the New Forest and the coast, our first time here and we loved cycling in the magical forest. Annie

    Reviewed by AnnieOct 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation with a very friendly welcome and ideally situated for exploring the New Forest."

    Reviewed by VictoriaOct 2019

  • "The property was easy to get to, being on a main road, and easy to find because it was well signposted (Some holiday accommodation can require map reading every day to get back to it!"

    ). The only disappointment was seeing no donkeys in the adjacent field!

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2019

  • "We were made very welcome ,milk n fridges,heated towel rails , tea and coffee ..."

    We were made very welcome ,milk n fridges,heated towel rails , tea and coffee already there , superb much better than we expected , can't wait to go back ,

    Reviewed by BettyAug 2019

  • "Beautiful location Close to Lymington yet peaceful and quiet Orchard and fields on one side, large lawned garden on the other Very accommodating hosts."

    Any requirements were met immediately eg extra Tea towels and a hairdryer Very comfortable, new, clean, and cosy.

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2019

  • "Perfect little getaway in a beautiful place."

    Accommodation was spotless, cosy and hosts Bill and Val lovely! We would recommend Orchard Annex in a heartbeat and would love to return another time. The 3 deer in the garden was a particular treat for our little girl. Worth noting though that the wifi or 4g wasn’t great so be aware. 10 out of 10 from us though.

    Reviewed by StevenAug 2019

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: this property does not accept children
  • Note: Donkey's may be able to be seen from property, as well as view on photo 21.

The property

This detached, ground floor annex is situated in pretty grounds of the owner’s home in the village of Bodre, in the picturesque New Forest National Park.

A cosy and comfortable accommodation, Orchard Annex would appeal to couples or a small family looking to explore the lovely surrounding area.

Enjoy your wind down time in the sitting room, where you can tune into the TV or get lost within a book before heading to the cosy bedrooms to retire of an evening.

The kitchen houses all the appliances required to whip up delicious meals, which can be enjoyed in at dining table.

The patio area benefits from a sunny aspect, making it an ideal spot to sit outside with something cold in hand, admiring the views over the farmer’s fields and rolling hills in the distance.

Take a trip into the nearby market town of Lymington where you can browse the diverse range of shops, treat yourself at one of the numerous restaurants or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Solent Way and absorb in the picturesque sea views.

Catch a ferry to the Isle of Wight and spend a day exploring the island, whether it be relaxing on the sandy beaches or exploring the narrow streets filled with interesting shops and quirky cafes.

For those feeling active, venture to the majestic New Forest National Park, where you will find miles of walking and cycling routes amid beautiful landscapes rich with history and wildlife.

For a relaxing getaway to this delightful part of Hampshire, consider booking this inviting New Forest cottage.

(Property can be booked alongside The Bothy ref 25473).

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About the location


  • Lymington 2.6 miles
  • Brockenhurst 3 miles
  • Lyndhurst 6.8 miles

On the edge of the New Forest National Park, the small village of Boldre can be found nestled between the Georgian harbour town of Lymington to the south and the bustling forest town of Brockenhurst to the north. Lymington is a favoured sailing resort where tourists can catch the regular ferries that make the short journey to the Isle of Wight, and the town boasts an array of interesting boutiques, craft shops, and numerous local restaurants. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, from the surrounding heathlands and ancient woodlands of the New Forest to the nearby coastal nature reserves, this lovely, sleepy village provides an excellent touring base from which to explore the New Forest, the Isle of Wight and the Hampshire coast.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas