Sleeps 7 + Child + cot. Dog by arrangement. Saturday or Tuesday arrival day. Friday arrival option for short breaks.
About this New Forest Holiday Cottage. A charming family friendly house close to Lyndhurst; we hardly recognised the Old Post Office and stores at Emery Down - all very stylish yet still retaining the original village house atmosphere. Fabulous valley views from the first and second floors, oak floors and staircase, spacious kitchen, two living spaces, just right for inter- generational holidays - this house has three flat screens !
Location: Quietly situated along a no-through lane in the sleepy hamlet of Emery Down. The local ponies enjoy their regular mooch past your holiday home, a little light grazing on the hedgerows. Have the perfect New Forest break without reaching for the car keys, there is so much to do from the door step. A footpath leads to Lyndhurst village, about a 20 minute stroll or 5 minutes by car. Explore the extensive forest tracks, lunch at the village pub, or pack a picnic and head for Highcliffe Castle beach, but 11 miles distant. Click the tab above, 'About the local area', for the local lowdown.
Kitchen & Living ; A room with a view - open up the folding doors by the dining table and enjoy summer evenings with a glass or two. A light filled kitchen area with granite surfaces and limestone flags with under floor heating. Range cooker, American fridge/freezer, dishwasher, wine cooler. Oak dining table for 8 with oak floors, bi fold doors over looking the decked terrace. Sitting area with wall mounted flat screen TV, sofa and chairs, cosy wood burning fire for an afternoon snooze. There is a sitting room on the first floor, wall mounted TV and panoramic views over the valley.
Separate utility room with limestone floor, washer machine / dryer, sink area. Perfect for storing muddy wellies and the dog basket, and the dog too after forest rambles !! Cloakroom, wc and basin, door to integral garage for buggy and bike storage.
Sleeping & Bathrooms; the first floor has;
- one double bedroom with a standard double & ensuite shower room,
- one twin bedroom and a single bedroom with a pull out bed for a child.
- Family bathroom with over the bath shower & glass screen.
A further staircase leads you up to the second floor;
- Super master bedroom with five foot bed and ensuite bathroom, with bath and separate shower unit. Built in wardrobes, a very spacious room, flat screen TV and super views.
Outside; Easy parking right opposite the holiday cottage in the little lane. Sunny enclosed back garden overlooking the valley, raised decked area with garden furniture.
Rental inclusive of; All bed linen, towels (except beach towels) utilities and logs. Rating: 4 star. Dog by arrangement at £30 per booking please.
Arrival Time 4.00pm - Departure Time 10.00am
Features of this cottage include:
- Village setting, ponies in the lane.
- Wi Fi.
- Open plan ground floor kitchen/living area.
- Ground floor cloakroom and utility room.
- First floor sitting room.
- First floor double bedroom with ensuite shower room.
- First floor twin bedroom.
- First floor single bedroom, with pull out bed for child.
- First floor family bathroom.
- Second floor Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
- Central heating.
- Underfloor heating to ground floor living/kitchen area.
- Cast iron wood burning stove in the living area.
- High chair. Stair gate.
- Travel cot.
- Decked patio and enclosed garden.
- Integral garage for buggy and bike storage.
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Forest Walking. Endless walks directly from The Old Post Office where you can discover the New Forest byways. Footpath at the end of the lane to Lyndhurst village, a five minute drive to Acres down give views across to the Isle of Wight. Access the miles of designated cycle form here.
The Nearest Shop, Is in Lyndhurst village, about a 20 minute walk or a five minute drive. A small Budgens supermarket, a good butcher, chemist and numerous other small shops. Cafes, Antique shops, and lots more.
Nearest little towns. 9 miles to Lymington, set by the Solent, Marinas, cobbled quay and excellent Saturday street market. Isle of Wight ferry. Big town - Bournemouth about a forty minute drive from the cottage. Historic town: Romsey, lots of independent shops, good restaurants, about a 20 minute drive.
Nearest railway station. Southampton Central, Lyndhurst Road Ashurst or Brockenhurst.
Local Eating. The New Forest Inn Emery Down, a few moments stroll. The Swan at Swan Green, about 5 minutes walk. The Oak at Bank, 5 minutes drive, as is Lyndhurst, or take the footpath from the end of the lane to Lyndhurst, where you will find a good choice of restaurants, cafés and bars.
Fine Dining; Limewood in Lyndhurst, 5 minute drive. Terravina at Woodlands, 15 minute Drive. Pebble Beach at Barton on Sea, 12 miles.
Riding at Ford Farm Stables at Brockenhurst, Simms Cottage Stables at Wootton.
Golf Courses; At Lyndhurst, Bramshaw and Hamptworth.
Bike hire. From Country Lanes or Cycle Ex at Brockenhurst. AA Bike hire Lyndhurst. Access the extensive designated cycle tracks that radiate across the forest. New Forest Activities in High Street Beaulieu also offers kayaking, bike hire and much more.
Worth a visit. Furzey Gardens Minstead. The New Forest Centre and Museum in Lyndhurst village. Both open daily throughout the year. Beaulieu Village, Palace House and the Motor Museum. Bucklers Hard Maritime Museum. Lymington,
Best beach. Highcliffe Castle beach, Mudeford and Avon Beach. All about 11 miles from the Old Post Office.
- Max number of guests 7 + child
- 2 Double bedrooms
- 1 Twin bedroom
- 1 Single bedroom
- 1 Bathroom
- 2 Ensuites
- Bike storage
- Period Village Cottage
- Walking distance to pub
- Great walking country
- Footpath to Lyndhurst village
- Family and dog friendly
- Cosy wood burner
- Open plan living area
- First floor sitting room
- Dogs by arrangement
- Saturday start day for weekly holidays
- Saturday start day for weekend breaks
- Tuesday start day for mid-week breaks
"A super house, one of the best we have stayed in, lovely housekeeper who made us so welcome."
Mrs. F.S., London, 2013
"We were so surprised to open the door and behold this country cottage. Great home, great location."
Valerie & Mary Ellen. June 2013, Carmel, California
"Our 2nd visit - lovely cottage with super facilities and comfy beds."
Mrs D.M , Surrey, October 2013
"Lovely cottage in a perfect location with excellent dog friendly local pubs. We will definitely be booking again for next year as soon as the prices are on the website."
Mrs W , West Sussex, May 2013
"Really lovely property in fantastic location. The house is very comfortable and well equipped and the nearest pub, The New Forest Inn, is very friendly and extremely dog friendly. We will definately be back."
W and R Families, May 2013, West Sussex
"Ideal holiday home, we couldn't have wanted for more. Old and young family members have had a very enjoyable time."
G and H Family, Dec 2013,, Biggin Hill
"Fabulous week in a great cottage. Brilliant weather, perfect for lots of cycling."
Mr and Mrs P, August 2013, Warwickshire
"2nd visit to this lovely cottage. Once again a great house in a great location. Lots of walks and pub lunches!"
Mr and Mrs M, October 2013, Surrey
"An ideal holiday home, old and young family members had a very enjoyable time."
The Green Family November 2013, Croydon
"Lovely Cottage in a grand area we have had a wonderful Christmas with all the family."
Mr and Mrs P, Dec 2013, East Grinstead