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The Bothy

(Ref. 25473)

Boldre, Hampshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

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87 Customer Reviews

  • "Wish we had a hoover as we could of hoovered any crumbs that we left."

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Jul 2024

  • "The Bothy was absolutely beautiful!"

    It was quiet, peaceful and spotlessly clean - but it felt like a home from home. Mr and Mrs Barnes were wonderful hosts, very kind and welcoming. The property is central to many places of interest that are available to reach after a short car/ bus ride. Our main delight was the wildlife at the Bothy- our daily visits by deer, rabbits, a fox and countless birds. We will most definitely be returning!!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2024

  • "Wonderful place to stay, so peaceful and quiet, it is situated close to all places you could ever wish to visit in the area, very clean comfortable and welcoming ,the hosts are so friendly and are on hand if needed."

    we were visited by deer,rabbits and a robin who was there every morning to greet us highley recommended.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2024

  • "Wonderful location."

    Friendly and helpful hosts. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2024

  • "We had a lovely three night stay."

    The Bothy is surrounded by fields which is so relaxing. Each morning we were eased into our day by the sound of the dawn chorus. The cottage is spotlessly clean. The big bonus was having Bill lighting the log fire each day which was lovely to come home to. Highly recommended for a peaceful break.

    Reviewed by Lin5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Bothy having stayed there many times previously."

    It was a lovely surprise that there was a new fridge with an ice box and this made things a lot easier, especially helpful in the summer when ice blocks are handy to take food out for the day. Also I didn't realise there was a dishwasher, I did check the details prior to travelling and this wasn't noted. I feel this is a very useful item and should be added to description. Our only criticism is the bed, we had hoped it was better but in fact it is worse. It definitely needs replacing and my husband had to revert to the settee for a couple of nights! Bill and Valerie are lovely hosts and made us very welcome, with Bill lighting the fire everyday and we love the cosiness of the cottage. If the bed was changed we would have given 5⭐ all round!

    Reviewed by Lesley3.4Mar 2024

  • "This was our 2nd time at the bothy once again it was lovely lovely hosts could not fault it will be back"

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Mar 2024

  • "The Bothy was superb and it was a lovely week away."

    The property was clean and tidy and had everything we needed. The owners were friendly but unobtrusive. They let us know they were there should we need them. Bob was brilliant in preparing the wood burner for us every day as we had never done that before. The only downside was the mattress - it was too soft for us.

    Reviewed by Cathy4.7Dec 2023

  • "We were disappointed with the position of The Bothy as it was on a very busy road which did not have a footpath."

    Therefore, it was unsafe to walk to anything close by, which is what we like to do.

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Oct 2023

  • "We love this cosy, quiet and private cottage, have stayed here twice and already booked for next year."

    Bill and Valerie are friendly and accommodating and the location is great for the New Forest in general.

    Reviewed by Marion4.7Sep 2023

  • "The Bothy is well situated for days out in the New Forest."

    The owners were friendly and helpful. The bed was comfortable which is not always the case when you choose a place to stay on holiday. Nice peaceful location.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2023

  • "Under the village chestnut tree (conker) sits the Bothy."

    A super location overlooking fields and an orchard. The accommodation is well designed and thought out Always animals and birds to watch. However, we were disappointed that on arrival there was no hot water. A call to Bill and he came to try and fix the problem. Eventually, a plumber was booked for the following day. He attempted to fix the problem and we had hottish water. 24 hours later we had no hot water again. We were lent a 5 litre boiler to manage with. They were unable to get a plumber until Friday. As we were leaving a plumber duly arrived!!!!!

    We were very sorry that on arrival there was no hot water ,we were unaware of this as the water was hot in the morning, we did all we could to rectify the situation for the guests, but unfortunately this could not be sorted until the day the guests departed. There is a electric shower and a dishwasher in The BOTHY..We did all we could to make the guests stay as comfortable as possible, we hope that this did not spoil there stay and hope to see them one day with hot water on tap. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael G3.8Jul 2023

  • "The Bothy is an absolute gem , we had a wonderful stay ,clean ,comfortable and really friendley hosts, and to top it all we were visited by horses and a deer at the back of the garden."


    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2023

  • "A property of the highest standard, thanks to Bill for looking after the log burner."

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very nice. I had a lovely time."

    My only suggestions would be that … a wok or sauté pan … and a sharp, non-serrated knife … and a heavy casserole … would have been handy.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very cosy and comfortable, deer came to visit and a rabbit."

    Owners very welcoming and caring, wood burner lit every day for us and a “top up” late afternoon. Relaxing week, a big thank you for looking after us, will certainly return. Jan

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely short break, absolute peace and quiet."

    At night the only outside light is made up by the moon and stars, in the morning the only sound is that of the birds singing. A huge thank you to Bill who took good care of us and made sure the wood burner remained alight so that on our return after a day out the property was so warm and welcoming. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jan 2023

  • "We had an excellent if brief Winter Break to explore the New Forest."

    The Bothy is surrounded by country views and is very quiet and undisturbed. It is well designed, maintained and equipped, clean and tidy. We particularly appreciated the log fire in such cold crisp weather, kept made up and refuelled by the owner.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2023

  • "Clean and comfortable property and we were well looked after by Bill who made up our fires."

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2022

  • "Thank you for another very enjoyable stay in this immaculate cottage."

    The wood burner was a much appreciated bonus.

    Reviewed by Marion4.7Nov 2022

  • "The stormy weather outside,but the cottage was so cosy, The wood burner stove was a delight,especially when the owner cleaned and laid the fire each day."

    Central position to visit the forest, A very relaxing week reading books ect .

    Reviewed by Josephine4.1Oct 2022

  • "This was our 3rd stay in this property and once again we had a great stay love the fact that the fire is set for us each day, Also lots of lovely walks and cycle rides are all around the area."

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent property in an excellent position very helpful and friendly people."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a fantastic holiday at the Bothy, set in beautiful gardens of the owners, very clean, cosy and nicely laid out, ideal for a couple."

    Mr & Mrs Barnes were extremely helpful and a lovely couple. It is on a busy road, which did mean you always had to use the car as not safe to walk along. Would certainly go back again if going to that area.

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2022

  • "We were made very welcome when we arrived, Mr and Mrs Barnes were a lovely couple, showed us around the cottage."

    The cottage was lovely and clean and every thing that we needed. We both said to each other, we could happily live here permanently. It was a shame that the fridge did not have a freezer compartment. We enjoyed sitting in the garden, and did see the deers a couple of times. The horses in the field looking out of the kitchen window came up to the window often, that was really nice. We would highly recommend The Bothy, as a lovely private and quiet place with lovely surroundings, and one of the most cleanness places stayed in. Thank you Mr and Mrs Barnes.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "A comfortable stay."

    The Bothy looks small but it is well equipped, nicely furnished and scrupulously clean. Ideal for two people. We found plenty of things to do in the area. The only thing we regretted was that we couldn't walk directly from the property and had to use the car whenever we wanted to go out.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful secluded little retreat, quiet and cosy, you would never know you were next to the owners house."

    Loved it

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Jun 2022

  • "My stay at the Bothy perfectly met my needs."

    Very comfortable, clean, well-equipped and peaceful. Mr Barnes prepared and lit the log burning stove each evening in anticipation of my return - this was the icing on the cake!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very friendly owners, who couldn't do enough for us, especially Bill, who cleaned the woodburner out every morning and lit it every evening. Exceptionally clean. Very peaceful setting. The woodburner was lovely. We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a great stay are second visit again the place was clean and has had the heating upgraded."

    it very close to places to visit and the bonus is that the fire is lit for you every day if you wish.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Feb 2022

  • "A very enjoyable few days were spent here in lovely surroundings."

    The weather was beautiful (after the gales of the previous week) this was a bonus. The property was definitely the warmest we have stayed in and the owner was most helpful lighting the wood burner every afternoon, most kind of him.One petty moan it would have been nice to have a welcome pack(no tea, coffee or sugar) after a long drive nothing better than a cuppa.Apart from that a lovely weekend. Thank you Bill and Val.

    Reviewed by Haydn4.7Feb 2022

  • "Amazing place to stay"

    Reviewed by Cristina5.0Jan 2022

  • "Comfortable and ideally located for visiting New Forest and Lymington, always with a welcoming warm fire on our return."

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Dec 2021

  • "Very nice place everything you need Bill lit the fire every day before we came back so it was warm nice touch ."

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Nov 2021

  • "We have had a number of holidays with Sykes which have always proved to be very enjoyable and our break at The Bothy was another."

    We had a mid week break in November and were welcomed by a blazing fire, which was lit every afternoon for us by the owners - a really lovely touch as it was getting cold by the time we got home every day. The cottage was situated in a lovely quiet area with fields next to it and we often saw deer in the early morning or late afternoon. It was very cosy and the kitchen was well equipped. We have marked 'comfort' as a 4 only because we felt the mattress could do with replacing. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Bothy.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Nov 2021

  • "Thank you for a very comfortable stay in this lovely cottage."

    It had everything we needed. The views over the fields, the deer grazing and the well maintained cottage was greatly enjoyed. We appreciated the welcome given to us and enjoyed a great week in the New Forest and along the coast.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2021

  • "Personally found the bed very uncomfortable."

    Has a mattress topper on top of a clapped out mattress. Bit of a rolling experience, and not good if you have a dodgy back. Also no freezer, these days, was inconvenient Parking space is not outside the property, but a shingle path walk to main driveway Lovely log fire which we could've easily maintained ourselves, but the owner insisted on loading each day. Super position for cottage. Very peaceful and picturesque. Comfy lounge. Friendly and hospitable owners.

    Reviewed by Christine3.4Oct 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting deer visiting every day, in an excellent position for visiting all areas in between brockenhurst and lymington."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2021

  • "Owners friendly and welcoming."

    House clean and well equipped. Only thing could do with a non stick frying pan!!! Lol

    Reviewed by June5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Bothy is in an ideal quiet location with incredible furniture and equipment, even including a Slow Cooker which we had not seen in previous cottages."

    We made a trip to Cowes, Isle of Wight during Cowes week as foot passengers. It should be noted that the last ferry back to Hythe leaves at 6.30pm, which we missed. Therefore we had to get a taxi back from Southampton to Hythe to collect our car. We shall definitely be returning to the Bothy for another holiday in the near future.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jul 2021

  • "The photos of the cottage really didn’t do it justice , the cottage was more spacious than we expected."

    The patio onto the Orchard is beautiful and we had all our meals outside in a very private setting. Mr & Mrs Barnes are very pleasant owners.

    Reviewed by Gwyneth5.0Jul 2021

  • "Owners very friendly ."

    Would have liked some food freezing facility but not really a issue otherwise as expected

    Reviewed by Roy3.8Jun 2021

  • "Thanks Bill & Val for helping us enjoy a lovely week in The Bothy and especially the log fire daily assistance given due to the unfortunate weather conditions that prevailed."

    Visited Exbury Gdns which was wonderful and also Lymington Market and Harbour. Also enjoyed a visit to Bucklers Hard and learnt more about the interesting history of the area. Plenty of places to visit within the New Forest - you are both so lucky to have all this on your door step. Stay safe and thanks to you both. Sincerely Val & Mike

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2021

  • "The Bothy is ideally located for holidaying in The New Forest and accessing Hampshire's coastal resorts."

    It's cosy and comfortable positioned in a spacious garden. The Owners are very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2021

  • "Beautiful location, comfy bungalow and a delightful owner!"

    Reviewed by Diana4.7May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Owners very helpful.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Oct 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation and lovely host."

    We really appreciated the log burner being lit for our return at the end of the day. The first accommodation my wife hasn’t been cold in!

    Reviewed by Sonia4.7Oct 2020

  • "Lovely owners very friendly ."

    The road outside the property busy with no footpath which meant the car every day but for us it did not cause a problem .a freezer compartment on the fridge would have been useful .have already booked to go again

    Reviewed by Roy4.4Sep 2020

  • "It had everything you needed and the owners were very helpful."

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2020

  • "Perfect location less than a mile outside Lymington."

    Very privately located within owners farm with great 360 views. Use of space really good and all facilities you could want, except for WiFi which is not a big deal if you have a big data bundle. Thanks to the lovely couple Mr & Mrs Barnes for a very relaxed experience, we hope to come back. Regards Paul & Julia

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely, homely, clean cottage."

    Great location - easy to get to other parts of New Forest. Friendly owners, on site so if any problems and delivery of fire wood every morning.

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Mar 2020

  • "The owners of the Bothy Bill and Valerie are a very welcoming couple."

    They came in every morning to relay the woodburning stove and if we were not back before 2 pm they would come in and light it so it was very cosy for us to return to. Naturally, they asked us when we arrived if we would like them to do it.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Feb 2020

  • "What a stay."

    Bill and Valerie the owners were fantastic looked after us like family. Every day Bill lite the log burner. Small deer in the garden every day. Cannot fault our stay. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jan 2020

  • "Great location."

    Lovely owners, log burner lit everyday and roaring away when we got back from our days out.

    Reviewed by Lorna4.7Dec 2019

  • "Mr and Mrs Barnes were wonderful hosts the cottage was immaculate with everything we needed perfect long weekend"

    Reviewed by Loraine5.0Nov 2019

  • "The Bothy was an ideal place to stay."

    It was quiet, comfy, cosy and welcoming. We had deer visit each morning and rabbits during the evening. The weather was kind and it was a pleasure to stay there.

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Aug 2019

  • "The bathroom sink didn't look clean with a few toothpaste marks in it and the glass on the bedside table was sticky."

    Apart from that, a lovely clean and peaceful place to stay.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Aug 2019

  • "The bothy is very clean quiet & ideal for a good rest."

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is the second year we have stayed at the Bothy ."

    It has everything we need and is in a beautiful spot, the owners are there if you need them but the Bothy is quietly secluded and offers a peaceful retreat. The local garden centre with a restaurant called Rosie Leas is close by as are many pubs. The Forest was at its best and gives plenty of quiet places to walk or just relax. The Bothy is a wonderful place to stay.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage is situated in a quiet location and provided everything that we required."

    The owners live close by and are always happy to help. As well as radiators in the lounge and bedroom there is a wood burner which the owner came in daily to clean the ashes from the previous day and set it up for the next use. If you tell him when you will be back from your day out he'll even light it an hour in advance so its nice and warm to return to. That's a service!

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Apr 2019

  • "Had a lovely time at the Bothy."

    The owners were extremely pleasant and helpful and the cottage very comfortable and well situated in a beautiful part of the New Forest.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2019

  • "Very nice had a great Weekend will be back again this year."

    Reviewed by Campbell5.0Mar 2019

  • "A lovely little cottage, very well equipped, wood burning stove was excellent."

    Very helpful owners, going above and beyond in lighting the stove every day so cottage was warm when we returned from a day out. Peaceful situation but well sited for exploring the beautiful area. Deer in the field next to the cottage and lots of bird song.A lovely break. John and Linda Clark

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2019

  • "We were made to feel very welcome and the property was very cosy."

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Feb 2019

  • "We have stayed at The Bothy before."

    The location is excellent for the New Forest and shopping. The hosts are friendly and helpful. During the cold months they provide an abundant supply of logs for the wood burner.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Feb 2019

  • "The Bothy was a super comfortable little cottage in a wonderful and interesting area."

    The owners, Mr&Mrs Barnes were very friendly and helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. We would definitely recommend this cottage and will stay there again if ever we are in the same area.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jan 2019

  • "Mr and mrs Barnes the owners were really lovely people We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived and they were really helpful to us."

    Could not fault anything about the holiday.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Dec 2018

  • "Very helpful owners, he lit out fire every evening before we got back."

    When we arrived there was tea and mince pies ready for us.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Dec 2018

  • "The Bothy is a lovely cottage - just the right size for a couple."

    It's got a little private garden with table and chairs and most windows overlook fields (my husband saw deer grazing there one morning!). The landlord and landlady were very kind and provided us with more firewood to heat the wood stove in the living room than we could have ever wished for. It was amazing how warm the rooms got when the stove was in full swing! In terms of kitchen utensils, the only things that might have been nice to have would have been a cafetière and a garlic press. But these are minor details; everything else was absolutely fine. The location was ideal too - easy to get to anywhere in the New Forest. Some good heathland and woodland walks were just a few miles away from the cottage. Also there were at least 3 pubs not too far away (The Hobler, the Red Lion and the Filly Inn). I wouldn't recommend walking even to the nearest one - The Hobler - as the road is quite busy and there are no pavements. But it was excellent to have the choice of different establishments for dinners when one doesn't want to travel too far. And there is a Waitrose a few miles further down the road on the northern outskirts of Lymington - very convenient. We had a brilliant time and will highly likely return to this cottage!

    Reviewed by Martina4.7Oct 2018

  • "The property lacks nothing for two people wishing to have a relaxing time in a wonderful part of the UK."

    Shops and a great Saturday market only a couple of miles away in Lymington. The owners live adjacent to the Bothy and are both friendly and have a wealth of local knowledge. One thing to note. , the property does not have internet but 3G mobile services are available.

    Reviewed by Llion4.7Aug 2018

  • "If you want piece and quiet we recommend THE BOTHY a lovely little place to ..."

    If you want piece and quiet we recommend THE BOTHY a lovely little place to stay, deer in the the field next to cottage,rabbits birds goshawk buzzards enjoyed watching garden birds in orchard every morning eating the fallen apples,cottage itself was very comfortable had every thing you needed though I never cooked as my son /daughter -in-law who live there took us out everyday site seeing, Thank you Mr Barnes for a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2018

  • "The Bothy is ideal for a couple who like being away from busy towns."

    Received a very warm welcome by the owners. Although this is located on a working farm, the field next to The Bothy this year was harvested for hay, and they were bayling the day we arrived, after this each morning we were greeted by either 2 or 3 resident deer, and a pair of buzzards, plus plenty of rabbits. Being so close to the New Forest there is an abundance of walks to try for all levels of experience, just need to take care if you start your walk from The Bothy as the main road does not have a foot path, and you need to walk on the verge which we found to be quite busy at times! Would definitely stay again if we returned to this area.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2018

  • "We are re-booking for the fifth year, it’s a great cottage!"

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jun 2018

  • "The cottage is set in beautiful and quiet surroundings."

    The owners a delightful couple who were close by but not intrusive,happy to do anything we needed.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2018

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Didn't need the wood burner, but Valerie would have lit it for us if we had, we were fine with the electric radiator. My only suggestion is that maybe a hairdryer could be supplied (I forgot mine), although I'm sure Valerie would have lent me one, had I asked. I always take my pillow to self catering cottages, but this time didn't need it, pillows in The Bothy were lovely.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Apr 2018

  • "The bothy is in an ideal spot for a quiet holiday in the heart of the new forest and the coast ."

    The owners of the bothy are very friendly and helpful,we would recommend this to anyone. We had a great week and would certainly go again. From booking to arriving you’re company made it all very easy thank you.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2018

  • "We had a great time in the New Forest, and the Bothy exceeded our expectations as the photos do not do it justice."

    We were made extremely welcome by our very kind hosts, who also largely dealt with the intricasies of the log burner, with which we were not familiar. Said log burner made the property so very warm and cosy, as we picked one of the coldest weeks this winter to date, this was especially welcome. The alternative heating is also effiecient and responsive. It was a great place for our holiday base, and we would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.0Feb 2018

  • "After a very busy month at work we went for R & R and got just that."

    Very friendly, helpful landlords, really cosy cottage and the New Forest nearby to visit. We couldn't have been happier.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Feb 2018

  • "Initial booking was a bit of a pain, but was sorted out very quickly, could not fault the bothy, very friendly and helpful owners."

    Definitely would return sometime. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2017

  • "The Bothy is a little gem in a lovely location."

    Close to all the wonders of The New Forest. The owners are very helpful but not intrusive. The Bothy is very well equipped and comfortable. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2017

  • "Perfect quiet location but central to so many beautiful areas."

    Total relaxation . The owners were so sweet and helpful. Will definitely book this place again .

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2017

  • "The owners were very courteous and went out of their way to make sure that we had all we needed, and were comfortable."

    Reviewed by B4.8Mar 2017

  • "New bed mattress & firm pillows & then the accommodation is perfect!"

    Reviewed by Anne3.8Feb 2017

  • "Owners of the Bothy were very friendly and helpful, the woodburner was was wonderful"

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Feb 2017

  • "Quiet and secluded but in close access to all amenities and sights."

    Reviewed by Lynn4.8Nov 2016

  • "One of the best cottages we have stayed at for comfort, close to Lymington and the Forest but quiet and peaceful."

    Nice private outside space.

    Reviewed by Gerald4.2Sep 2016

  • "Perfect spot for a quiet short getaway."

    Very helpful hosts especially regarding 'deer warning'. Only problem is in your arrival instructions from Brockenhurst when the 'Orchard House' turn is opposite the second 'New Forest Car Boot' sign, not the first, but 300 yards further on and facing Lymington.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburner
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge (no ice box), washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lawned front garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: No children.

The property

A detached, timber-clad cottage situated in the pretty grounds of the owner's home on the outskirts of the village of Boldre, in the beautiful New Forest National Park.

This quaint New Forest cottage provides a cosy and comfortable holiday base for couples looking to explore the lovely surrounding area.

There is a king-size double bedroom complete with an en-suite shower room, and this cottage in Boldre also has a light, open plan living area with a warming woodburner for chilly evenings.

Outside, this New Forest cottage benefits from a private garden with a sun trap patio offering charming country views towards the owner's orchard and the distant fields.

A short drive will take you deep into the forest glades, perfect for romantic walks and bike rides as you can often spot wild ponies and deer grazing in this idyllic setting.

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 catch a ferry for a day trip to the Isle of Wight.

Within an easy drive of this New Forest cottage you can visit the award-winning National Motor Museum at Beaulieu and the stunning Exbury Gardens.

This charming Boldre cottage offers a comfortable base, perfect for a relaxing peaceful holiday in the New Forest.

(Property can be booked alongside Orchard Annexe ref 25383).

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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
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