About this listing
Relax in a private, two-room suite within our home in one of the UK's most beautiful national parks - the New Forest, with its walks, cycle tracks and beaches. Enjoy a breakfast of your choice from vegan to a traditional cooked full English.
Minimum stay TWO nights unless by special arrangement.
We have a two-room, self-contained annex within our home in one of Britain's most beautiful national parks - the New Forest.
In the UK we call this a 'granny annex'; a suite of rooms attached to the family home but with complete privacy.
THE BEDROOM: You get to sleep in an antique Victorian iron double bed which is extremely comfortable with views over your own personal patio. On sunny days (we do have them in Britain) you can eat out on the patio.
LIVING ROOM: An adjacent living room provides the comfort of a sofa which converts into a double bed for two further guests. Obviously a sofa bed is less comfortable than a real bed but here guests get the luxury of a flat screen TV on the wall for programmes, DVDs or gaming. There is a wood burning stove in the living room for those wetter, cooler, wintery evenings when you need some coziness. Furnishing is completed with an oval table. Free wi-fi throughout.
EN SUITE: The apartment has its own entrance and an en suite bathroom fitted with basin, toilet, shower and heated towel rack. Being self-contained you can have complete privacy and can come and go as you please.
CHILDREN: Well behaved children are welcome but please be advised that we do not have a cot or the facilities to cater for the very young.
FOOD: There are NO COOKING FACILITIES in the rooms but we include breakfast in the price (with eggs laid daily by our own hens) and the occasional evening meal from the family kitchen by prior arrangement at extra cost. There are three inns (pubs) in the village - all of which serve food. Or you could cook up something on a portable barbecue (provided) on the patio.
GARDEN ROOM: We also have a Scandinavian reindeer lodge in the garden which has three bench beds and a cooking console but no water or toilet facilities. It is only for the very hardy (or foolhardy) with sleeping bags but is a great place for entertaining - especially in the winter months!
LOCATION: Our property is 10 mins by car from the sea and close to the large towns of Bournemouth (20 mins), Poole (35 Mins), Southampton (35 mins) and Salisbury (45 mins). It is a very beautiful part of southern England with easy transport links to London (approx 2 hours) by motorway, or by train or coach. Guests travelling by public transport can be collected from coach and train stations if required.
The New Forest is, in fact, a very old medieval woodland once the favoured hunting ground of England's royalty. Today it is a tourist haunt for off-road cyclists, walkers, sailors, historians, naturalists and bird watchers. Ponies, cattle, donkeys and pigs in season graze freely and deer are frequently seen. Nearby Bournemouth provides the sandy beaches, bright lights and night life.
The village is a good base for visiting historic southern Britain - Stonehenge, Winchester (once the royal capital of England), Corfe Castle and the Jurassic Coast, the Solent and the Isle of Wight. Both Amanda and Terry are knowledgeable locals who have known the area since childhood. It would be our pleasure to ensure you have a fulfilling and enjoyable stay.
The annex is private with access to a personal patio (see pictures). You are welcome to use the garden and visit the chickens in our small wood at the bottom of the garden
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as you wish. We are here to help you and share our lifetimes knowledge of the area and its activities.
Noise. Please respect our family which is living in other parts of the house.
Chickens prefer NOT to be chased around the garden.
Well behaved dogs are welcome but they are prohibited from sleeping on the bed or the sofa. Please bring a bed for your pets.
We would advise you to leave your cats at home as they do not seem to understand that beds are not for their personal comfort.
We were made to feel very welcome on arrival with lots of help with local restaurants and things to do (Terry even going to the effort of booking a table for us which was very kind). The breakfast was great and nothing was too much trouble. The room was also spacious with its own living area and well kept and clean. Would definitely recommend.
We stayed for two nights here, a quiet spot near Burley in the New Forest – the first time we have ever used Airbnb. A delightful and very comfortable suite, very dog friendly. Topped off by a conveniently-timed, splendid breakfast. Terry and Amanda made sure we will see them again ... and again.
Both Terry and Amanda were very welcoming and Terry gave us great information relating to the local shops, local pub (which was very dog friendly) and a host of walks in and around the New Forest.
The accommodation was clean and tidy and perfect for what we needed for a weekend. The outside private patio was a great area to relax after our 7 mile walk!
Thanks for keeping the sun out Terry!
Relaxed friendly atmosphere from our host. Comfortable accommodation and excellent breakfasts. Many thanks.
Kaum in Worte zu fassen, aber wir können uns den vorangegangenen Bewertungen nur anschließen. Die Wohnung ist in all ihren Details ein absoluter Traum, die Terrasse mit Garten ohnehin. Terry ist ein Meister des englischen Frühstücks und der beste Reiseführer den man sich vorstellen kann. Letztlich basierten ALL unsere Ausflüge in die Umgebung auf seinen Tipps und Empfehlungen. Terry, we trust you!
Terry, wir haben uns bei dir und deiner Familie richtig wohl und heimisch gefühlt, in jeder Sekunde. Dein Barbaque war die Krönung. Diese eine Woche in Bransgore bleibt uns noch sehr lange in Erinnerung, auch bei Jacob ("Beeboo") ;-)
Wir hoffen dich irgendwann und irgendwo mal wieder zu sehen.
Viele liebe Grüße
Ronny Sabine Jacob
Hello Terry and Amanda,
we had a lovely stay at your BnB. The breakfast you make is extremely delicious and we'll make sure to not tell anyone the seret mushroom recipe. Not only the breakfast, but also our little flat was great.
The tips you gave us about walks, restaurants and simply everything were very helpful and we really enjoyed talking to him, since you are such a nice person.
If Norina ever decides to become a teacher she will contact you.
Thank you very much for the nice stay. We will always remember it.
Klaus, Gabi and Norina from Germany
P.S.: If you should ever come to Germany, we'd love to show you some german recipes.
We were made to feel at home in Terry's beautifully kept home with the amazing garden. Our host was always warm and available, a mine of information about local activities providing us with very accurate directions. The location is excellent, very quiet and ideal as a base. The best part of our day was breakfast - Terry is a great chef, was willing to take our special requests into consideration and were worthy of a Michelin 3 stars! Highly recommended for every aspect.
About the Host, Terry & Amanda
Hi. Amanda is a former senior midwife, married to Terry with two teenage girls - Alaina and Phoebe. We are well travelled and between us have covered much of the globe (still have a bit of Asia to do). We both grew up in this area and returned after many years working and travelling away. Terry is semi-retired and able to devote time meeting guests and ensuring they are comfortable, well fed, and enjoying themselves in this beautiful area of the UK. It is a joy to meet new people and return the wonderful hospitality we have experienced from others in our travels around the world.
We are keen off-road cyclists, sailors, and enjoy a good party.