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Oakapple Cottage

Swan Green near Lyndhurst, Hampshire (Ref. 1067240)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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  • "Great spot to stay."

    Beautiful house and garden. Great location for distance to the village go food and shops. Just a short walk and your in the forest.

    Reviewed by NAug 2021

The property

Set in Swan Green, just outside the peaceful village of Lyndhurst, within the magnificent New Forest National Park, is Oakapple Cottage, an 18th century detached property, ideal for a large family or friends gathering in Hampshire, with the coast and picturesque countryside of the national park both within easy reach.

Arriving at the property, there is parking for three cars on the spacious driveway, so unloading your belongings couldn’t be easier.

Unwind with a glass of wine and your favourite book in the homely and contemporary sitting room, which features a beautiful period cast iron fireplace as its centrepiece and opens into the snug, where you can relax and enjoy the glow of the warming woodburning stove.

The designated chef will have all they need to prepare delicious home-cooked meals in the generous kitchen, as well as a handy dishwasher making cleaning up less of a chore!

Guests will also benefit from a shower room on this floor, perfect for freshening up after a day of activities and adventure.

Travelling up to the first-floor, you will discover one of four bedrooms, the first being the delightful master bedroom which is its own private haven, with incredible beams spanning the vaulted ceiling, cast iron fireplace, and a beautiful bay window, it is perfect for when sleep calls.

Moving through the property, you will find an additional three bedrooms, a plentiful double, a triple bunk with a trundle bed, and a final twin, ensuring flexible sleeping arrangements for all parties and children.

Pour in the bubbles and enjoy a soothing soak in the roll-top bath before drifting off to a refreshing night’s embrace in your choice of bedroom.

Step outside and enjoy your morning coffee whilst walking around the whimsical and ample garden, with a charming brick pathway.

Once frequented throughout the centuries by kings and queens, the delightful village of Lyndhurst is bathed in rich history and is known as the capital of the New Forest National Park.

Strolling through the town you will feel a part of the town’s history with its charming Tudor-style buildings and wide selection of pubs, restaurants, shops and independent boutiques, ensuring you have everything you could need during your stay in Hampshire.

After a long day of adventures, leave the cooking and treat yourself to a delicious meal at The Swan Inn, situated just across the road from Oakapple Cottage, where you can treat yourself to a well-deserved tipple in the dog-friendly pub, which occasionally hosts live entertainment.

For those who have remembered their clubs, Oakapple Cottage is ideally located just a short drive away from The New Forest Golf course, the second oldest in Hampshire, where you can enjoy a game right in the heart of the New Forest National Park.

Lyndhurst is renowned for one of its residents in particular, Alice Pleasance Liddell, who was the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’.

For a fun-filled family day, The New Forest Wildlife Park is certainly one to tick off the list, home to a wide-variety of animals where you can listen to keeper talks and watch feeding sessions, it is sure to be a memory-filled day.

Immerse yourself in nature and take the short drive to Bolderwood to spot the many deers who frequent the land.

Explore the surrounding areas and take a trip to Southampton, which offers a host of delights for all the family, from the museums and art galleries to the walking tours to explore the secrets of the famous Titanic, as well as an array of pubs, shops and restaurants, there will never be dull moment!

For a day at the beach, get your buckets and spades at the ready and take the scenic drive to the coastal town of Bournemouth, known for its beautiful beaches and delicious seaside treats.

Brockenhurst, Lymington and Southbourne beach are all within a 20 minute drive.

Oakapple Cottage is a home away from home that will leave you wanting to return to Lyndhurst year after year.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x triple bunk with trundle bed, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Family room
  • Conservatory
  • Central heating
  • Gas Aga cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed lawn garden with barbecue
  • Garage with pool table
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, The Swan Inn pub is opposite the property
  • Note: Dogs are to be kept downstairs and not left unattended for long periods of time
  • Note: Guests are asked to be mindful about to manage their pets and try and avoid undue barking at unreasonable hours, either early or late
  • Note: Guests are asked to be respectful of neighbours and refrain from being outside in the garden area after 12
  • Note: There is strictly no smoking at this property.Please note: Bookings are only accepted on Fridays for this property
  • Failure to follow this will result in cancellations.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Southampton 9.4 miles; Milford-on-Sea 12 miles; Christchurch 14.9 miles.

Enjoying a rich royal history is the village of Lyndhurst, known as the capital of the New Forest National Park, frequently visited throughout the centuries by kings and queens thanks to it being established as a royal hunting ground by William the Conqueror. Home to quaint Tudor style buildings and a scattering of welcoming pubs and local shops and boutiques, this lovely settlement has everything you need to enjoy a wonderful stay in Hampshire. One of the village's famous residents is Alice Pleasance Liddell, the inspiration behind Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', resting in the graveyard of St Michael and All Angels' Church. Walk up to Bolton's Bench, an elevated spot to perch at and take in the views of the landscape, before visiting the New Forest Heritage Centre offering a history into this spectacular national park with interactive exhibits and exhibitions. Walkers can delight in a great choice of walking routes, start out by exploring the area with a circular walk around Lyndhurst, whilst cyclists can embark on a tour of the park on popular routes like Lyndhurst to Brockenhurst, or over to Hatchet Pond, with bikes available to hire from The Woods Cyclery. Stay in Lyndhurst for a rural retreat in Hampshire.

Region Information

Bookings are only accepted on Fridays for this property. Failure to follow this will result in cancellations.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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