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A warm welcome awaits
Homely second lounge, perfect to sit and lookout over the New Forest
Cosy country kitchen
Sit and enjoy breakfast
Beautiful features throughout
Enjoy an evening meal in the dining room, with space for everyone
Welcoming lounge for you to sit and relax
For those who cant stay away from the office, a desk area caters for all your working needs
Steeped in history
Beautiful master bedroom
View of the pretty rear garden can be enjoyed from the master bedroom
More historic features can be found in the master bedroom
Twin bedroom benefits wonderful views of the wild horses of the New Forest
Why not sit and take in the views
There is a lot to keep you entertained in this cottage
Family bedroom complete with cot
Small double bed in the fourth bedroom
Good size family bathroom where more views of the New Forest can be enjoyed
One of the historic features here are those cottage style steps
The ground floor shower room
Seaside theme in the ground floor shower room
Well equipped utility room with access to the pretty garden
1 / 22  A warm welcome awaits
2 / 22  Homely second lounge, perfect to sit and lookout over the New Forest
3 / 22  Cosy country kitchen
4 / 22  Sit and enjoy breakfast
5 / 22  Beautiful features throughout
6 / 22  Enjoy an evening meal in the dining room, with space for everyone
7 / 22  Welcoming lounge for you to sit and relax
8 / 22  For those who cant stay away from the office, a desk area caters for all your working needs
9 / 22  Steeped in history
10 / 22  Beautiful master bedroom
11 / 22  View of the pretty rear garden can be enjoyed from the master bedroom
12 / 22  More historic features can be found in the master bedroom
13 / 22  Twin bedroom benefits wonderful views of the wild horses of the New Forest
14 / 22  Why not sit and take in the views
15 / 22  There is a lot to keep you entertained in this cottage
16 / 22  Family bedroom complete with cot
17 / 22  Small double bed in the fourth bedroom
18 / 22  Good size family bathroom where more views of the New Forest can be enjoyed
19 / 22  One of the historic features here are those cottage style steps
20 / 22  The ground floor shower room
21 / 22  Seaside theme in the ground floor shower room
22 / 22  Well equipped utility room with access to the pretty garden

Bench Cottage

Lyndhurst, Hampshire
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 1840’s detached traditional cottage situated in the heart of the New Forest
  • Overlooks one of the forests historic landmark; Bolton’s Bench
  • A short walk to Lyndhurst, known as the capital of The New Forest
  • Direct walks through the New Forest from the doorstep
  • Enjoy early summer evenings in the beautiful garden
  • A wonderful setting for the whole family to include your four legged friend
Property code: 57407

A characterful, cottage in the heart of the New Forest, oozing in history this is the ideal place to explore the beauty of the South Coast, from the endless walks in the forest to the shopping in nearby Southampton.

Experience a true taste of the New Forest; famous not just for its varied landscape, but also its rich history, heritage and folklore. You'll be situated in this quintessential property that's brimming with character, sleeping seven guests across four irresistible bedrooms. Set on the outskirts of Lyndhurst, you could soon be exploring the varied terrain, discovering waterside retreats and miles of heathland, bogs and pretty coppices.

Prepare to feel as though you've stepped back in time; the property is packed with traditional features from steep cottage-style stairs to open fireplaces and classic furniture. Return from a day of adventures to a glass of warming red and a hearty meal, putting your feet up in the snug or the lounge. A charming country kitchen awaits budding cooks, well-equipped for transforming locally sourced ingredients into a meal fit for a feast. Celebrate special occasions in the elegant dining room, snoozing off your meal in the cosy conservatory. There's even a handy utility room and a downstairs shower room for tackling muddy boots and paws! At bedtime, the tastefully decorated bedrooms offer a tranquil haven. Outside, the garden is perfect for evening drinks, and there's off-road parking for two cars.

Walk, cycle or even hack your way across the national park, treating yourself to a slap-up lunch in one of the many welcoming pubs. Golf enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice with plenty of courses to choose from, the nearest being the New Forest Golf Club just 1 mile away. The stunning village of Beaulieu is 6.5 miles away, home to the National Motor Museum, Palace House and medieval Abbey. The Beaulieu River is a wonderful place to explore by kayak, but there are plenty of cafes with riverside views for those who don't fancy getting their feet wet!

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 small double
  • 1 bathroom and 1 shower room
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Paultons Park is just a short drive away with Peppa pig world and all those thrilling rides.

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael 21st August 2020

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Quirky, spacious old cottage, very comfortable beds in a beautiful setting and five minute walk to shops, restaurants and cafes, perfect.

Reviewed by David 31st July 2020

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The location was excellent. When we had a problem with the shower the owner was very charming and sorted the problem straight away. HOWEVER the cleaners did NOT do a very good job, the oven was filthy.

Reviewed by Judith 17th July 2020

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Amazing location, probably the best spot in Lyndhurst with the ponies and cows coming right up to the garden gate but Still close to the village. Very spacious characterful and a lovely Enclosed garden. The Steep staircase with restricted ceiling height was a challenge for all 3 generations though.

Reviewed by Lucy 21st March 2020

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Beautiful cosy property, very clean, amazing location walking distance to Lyndhurst high street and wild horses right outside the front of the property, ridiculously comfortable beds, price is very high so not for everyone but great place for a celebratory stay in the beautiful New Forest.

Reviewed by Tieri 21st February 2020

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A warm welcome awaits
Homely second lounge, perfect to sit and lookout over the New Forest
Cosy country kitchen
Sit and enjoy breakfast
Beautiful features throughout
Enjoy an evening meal in the dining room, with space for everyone
Welcoming lounge for you to sit and relax
For those who cant stay away from the office, a desk area caters for all your working needs
Steeped in history
Beautiful master bedroom
View of the pretty rear garden can be enjoyed from the master bedroom
Show 10 moreMore historic features can be found in the master bedroom

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

If you’re after a holiday destination which has natural wonders and British tradition in abundance, look no further than the New Forest – a region where beautiful heathland, forest trails and stunning coastline surround quaint villages and market towns.

The National Park is found on England’s south coast, covering the south west of Hampshire but extending into Wiltshire and Dorset. It’s known for its picturesque footpaths and cycle trails, from which you can witness the spectacular sights of deer, ponies and cattle roaming free throughout the ancient woodland.

The villages of Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Buckler’s Hard have plenty of traditional, cosy pubs in which you can enjoy some locally-brewed cider or beer. Or, if you wanted something a little livelier, Hythe, Lymington and New Milton run fantastic weekly markets, while the lively city of Southampton is a drive away.

If you prefer coast over country, a visit to the shoreline is a must. Highlights include the Barton-on-Sea cliffs, Lymington Quay, and the Beaulieu River, where adventurous activities including canoeing await. There are plenty of other great things to do, too, with the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Breamore House and Museum near Fordingbridge, and Exbury Gardens all found around the region.

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