About this listing
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, private guest suite 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 independence.
THE BEDROOM has an antique Victorian iron-framed double bed which is extremely comfortable. Hanging space is limited to a hat stand.
A LIVING ROOM is adjacent to the bedroom with a sofa which converts into a double bed for two further guests. A flat screen TV is on the wall for programmes, CDs/DVDs or gaming; and there is a wood burning stove for those wet, cooler, wintery evenings when you need some coziness. Furnishing is completed with an oval table with tea and coffee making facilities. Free wi-fi throughout.
The EN SUITE bathroom off the bedroom is fitted with basin, toilet, shower and heated towel rack. Some toiletries are available if you forget your own. Towels are supplied.
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.
Parents are warned there is an unfenced pond in the garden so young children will need to be supervised.
FOOD: There are NO COOKING FACILITIES in the rooms but we include breakfast in the price (with eggs laid daily by our own hens). The Aga cooked breakfast is served at your convenience in a dining room off the family kitchen.
There are three inns (pubs) in the village within easy walking distance - all of which serve food. Or you could cook up something on a portable barbecue (provided) on the patio. We are happy to heat up food in the Aga or microwave by arrangement.
The village has a few shops including a small supermarket, newsagents, hairdressers and a chemist. In addition, there are two medical centres and two veterinarian centres.
GARDEN ROOM: We have a Scandinavian reindeer lodge in the garden which guests are welcome to use.
The annex has its own private access so you can come and go as you please. You are welcome to use the garden, relax in the reindeer lodge, or visit the chickens in our small wood at the bottom of the garden.
Interaction with Guests
We look forward to meeting new guests and helping them get the best from the area. We are here to help, offer recommendations and share our lifetimes knowledge of the area and its activities. However, we also understand that some people value their privacy and prefer their own company.
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 destination for off-road cyclists, walkers, sailors, historians, naturalists and bird watchers. Ponies, cattle, donkeys and pigs (in season) roam freely. 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), Portsmouth, 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 help you have an interesting and enjoyable stay.
LOCATION: Our property is 10 mins by car from the sea and close to the large towns of Bournemouth (20 mins), Poole (40 Mins), Southampton (40 mins) and Salisbury (50 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 arriving by public transport can be collected from local coach and train stations if required.
Sadly, the village is ill served by public transport other than taxis.
In the summer months, a New Forest bus service tours the area. It permits passengers to get on and off on demand and also carry their bicycles.
Other Things to Note
Plenty of space for off road parking in the drive.
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.