About this listing
The Deer room sits in the roof space above our double car port in the garden of our 19C cottage in Burley, Hampshire. We offer a peaceful & private double room with en-suite shower for 2 persons. A full cooked breakfast (weekends) and a continental breakfast (week days), is served by us in our cottage.
The Deer room is cosy and private. It is in the roof space so mind your head! But this adds to the charm. There are tea and coffee making facilities in the room biscuits and bottled water. If you wish to dine-in, there are plates, cutlery and glasses and if you need anything else, simply ask although there are no facilities in the room to cook or heat food in the room. There is a TV and Internet access via an RJ45 cable supplied. For Wireless Internet access, come and sit in the garden nearer to the house or come into the house where you will hook up to our wireless hub. The signal is weak in the room itself due to the wall insulation. For the dark nights there is a torch and binoculars for wildlife spotting and a hair dryer for wet hair! The Velux windows have blackout blinds for those not wishing to star-gaze and lay-in in the morning!
There is covered secure parking underneath.
Access is best by car. We are 2 miles from the main A31 trunk road that continues on from junction 1 of the M27 across the forest. We are 5 miles from Ringwood.
The nearest public transport is:-
British Rail station in Brockenhurst (approx. 20 min taxi ride & approx. £20) or
National Express coach in Ringwood (approx. 10 min taxi ride & approx. £15) Please Google local taxi firms for latest prices. There are taxi ranks at both Brockenhurst train station and Ringwood bus terminus.
During the summer season (June - Sept) the New Forest operates a Hop On Hop Off Tour Bus that links all the new Forest towns and villages inc Brockenhurst, Ringwood and Burley. Google times and prices.
Interaction with Guests
We like to meet and greet our guests. Although you will be staying in the garden above our car port, we are always available in the house, so come and knock on the door. And we love to chat and exchange stories of travels abroad while serving you breakfast. At weekends we serve a full English cooked breakfast with cereals to start and toast & jam etc to follow. However, on week days we offer a simpler continental style breakfast of soft fruits, yogurt and croissants as well cereals etc. Please let us know of any dietary requirements when you book. If you do not wish to have breakfast we will deduct £5/person per night - paid to you in cash on arrival.
We are situated in the New Forest National Park where horses, deer and cows roam freely. It is a peaceful place ideal for relaxing. In Burley (a 7 min walk), you can hire bicycles and go horse riding on the forest. Sailing is possible from Lymington (10 miles) and there are plenty of beaches nearby along the coast (12 miles). If you just want to walk and experience the forest and its natural beauty, simply walk out of our garden and into the track. Further afield we are close to Bournemouth, Southampton, Salisbury and Winchester; all great places to visit, shop and sight-see!
There is no public transport in Burley itself. You will need a car or bicycle. However, during the summer season (June - Sept) the New Forest operates a Hop On Hop Off Tour Bus that links all the new Forest towns, villages, coastline and forest attractions, so you may like to Google times, maps and prices.
However the village of Burley is only a 7 min walk from our house and there you will find a hotel and 2 pubs all serving food, several tea rooms, a village convenience store, a post office and of course plenty of shops selling foresty and witchy souvenirs. We would be happy to recommend other eateries a bit further afield.
Other Things to Note
We do not allow extra guests to stay in the Deer room; it has a double bed for a maximum of two persons only. We do not allow dogs. And we do not cater for babies or very small children (even with their own cot and bedding), on account of the steps up to the Deer room.
There are no hard and fast rules. We simply ask you to respect our property, our neighbours and our environment.