View towards the cottage
Views over Emery Down
Sweet country cottage style kitchen
Sweet country cottage style kitchen
Comfortable lounge area
View towards Clares Cottage
Forest life
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3 / 9  Sweet country cottage style kitchen
4 / 9  Sweet country cottage style kitchen
5 / 9  Comfortable lounge area
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8 / 9  View towards Clares Cottage
9 / 9  Forest life

Clares Cottage,

Lyndhurst, New Forest
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Situated in the peaceful Hamlet of Emery Down where ponies roam free
  • A footpath at the bottom on the lane takes you into Lyndhurst village
  • Just a few minutes stroll from the local pub
  • Superb golf courses and horse riding trails are close by
  • The perfect romantic bolthole for couples
  • The nearby towns and villages offer many places to enjoy delicious food
  • 2 small to medium sized dogs welcome - please contact owners if dog is a larger breed
Property code: NFL60

An enchanting rural position in the peaceful hamlet of Emery Down, this property is within easy reach of some of the area’s best attractions, including the buzz of Bournemouth and the independent shops of Lymington.

Emery Down is a picturesque hamlet nestled in the New Forest National Park. The property is a great choice for those wanting to make the most of the spectacular landscape. The nearby town of Lymington is a wonderful spot for whiling away an afternoon meandering through the cobbled streets. Alternatively, head out along the Solent coastline taking in the breathtaking views before heading back to Emery Down and the local pub to relax and unwind. Bournemouth is just a short drive away and offers an array of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes, not forgetting the spectacular beaches that make a great day out.

The property has an inviting open-plan kitchen diner that’s fully equipped with all the essentials that guests require during their stay. Granite worktops and travertine floor tiles add to the country-style chic of the room. A stable door from the kitchen leads out to the patio garden. Through an archway there is a cosy lounge area with oak wood floors that add to the sense of warmth and character of this room which is perfect for a night in watching a DVD in front of the woodburner. This delightful living space is perfect for a romantic getaway.

Upstairs the property’s bedroom is a good size with a double bed and there is a fully tiled bathroom that contains a shower. The bedroom window reveals delightful views across the surrounding countryside.

Outside there is a lovely garden surrounded by a wooden fence, with a lawn and patio seating area for enjoying al fresco dining on balmy evenings.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • Gas hob/electric oven, microwave, coffee machine, integrated fridge and freezer
  • Dishwasher, washing machine/dryer Woodburner and logs in winter months
  • 24” flat screen TV, DVD and CD player
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryer
  • Fully enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture
  • Bike storage
  • Bath towels, tea towels, bed linen and utilities all included (excludes beach towels)
  • Parking in the lane opposite the cottage
  • Smoking is not permitted
  • 2 small to medium sized dogs welcome - please contact owners if dog is a larger breed

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sharon, 2nd February 2018

Beautiful and well located cottage. Ideal for a couple who want to be in heart of New Forest with short walks to a selection of fantastic pubs. Dog friendly and great walks without getting car. Lyndhurst is only a short walk too. Had a fantastically chilled weekend and is highly recommended

Reviewed by Alex, 22nd December 2017

At the risk of being poetic - Clares Cottage gives you a hug and appears to welcome you in from the moment you arrive. It is small and perfectly formed and the owners know how to make guests feel at home. Everything you can possibly want is there so pack food and underwear and you'll be fine.

Reviewed by Paul, 3rd November 2017

The best Cottage we have stayed in. Wonderful location within the heart of the New Forest Ponies donkeys and pigs outside to Cottage. Lovely walks with the dogs. New Forest Inn pub 300 steps away Fantastic food and great ambiance. Other great pubs within walking distance. Town centre only 1 mile away Log burner made it so cosy. Definitely returningRead more. Welcome wine and biscuits plus dog treats made it all for a really great week Paul and Debs Hide

Reviewed by Michelle, 6th October 2017

The cottage was pleasing to the eye but smaller than we expected from the photographs but it was lovely all the same. It was tastefully furnished. The bathroom needs a good spring clean. We were left a bottle of wine and some biscuits for our arrival which was a lovely touch. All in all we had a good time and would return if we were back in the NewRead more Forest. Thanks Jon & Shelly Hide

Reviewed by John, 29th September 2017

A clean and well equipped cottage located in a convenient part of The New Forest. Good access to forest walks and main roads, although traffic in Lyndhurst is a bit of a problem at present, with long queues at certain times.

Reviewed by Ewan, 25th September 2017

Small but cute, cosy and comfortable and in a great location. Equipment is a little tired and old and the cottage is expensive for what you get but we had a good break nonetheless.

Reviewed by Bernadette , 15th September 2017

We loved Clare's cottage it is comfortable and perfect for a couple with a dog. Dolly loved the little garden which being enclosed was very important as the cottage is close to a main road. We enjoyed the location being central to the New Forest with a good and dog friendly pub close by. A nice touch was the wine left for our enjoyment. We would ceRead morertainly book again Hide

Reviewed by Gillian, 25th August 2017

A superb cottage which is very well maintained and in the ideal position in the New Forest. From the cottage door, we did the Lyndhurst parish walk (8+ miles) and a number of cycle rides on the waymarked routes in the Forest. Ponies, cattle and donkeys were within yards of the front door and although very busy traffic wise it was very quite sittingRead more in the garden at the end of the day. Highly recommended and if we ever visit the New Forest again would not hesitate to revisit Clare's Cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Sheila, 18th August 2017

Comfortable well equipped cottage which is well placed to explore the New Forest. Little touches like the the welcome wine and a welcome basket with towels, treats and toys for the dogs help to make you all feel really welcome.

Reviewed by Neil, 28th July 2017

Overhaul very good and enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Martin, 30th June 2017

Very well appointed cottage, all the home comforts you need for a quiet stay away. Had a wonderful week in this perfect hideaway, horses included. Very clean and tidy with King bed, needed as I'm very tall. Close to the very nice Forest Inn serving excellent food, and to top it all a complimentary wine gift.

Reviewed by Deana, 12th June 2017

Excellent location , ideal for dogs and plenty of lovely walks with great pubs .

Reviewed by Paul, 19th May 2017

wonderful.bathroom a little small but other than that absolutely wonderful.excellent location.chatting to ponies from the front doorstep was incredible

Reviewed by Debra, 12th May 2017

Well situated and cosy cottage. We particularly appreciated the secure garden for our dog,and he appreciated the dog wipes and biscuits. Ideal for days spent walking through the forest.

Reviewed by Cyril, 5th May 2017

The cottage had a nice homely feel about it and in a quiet area and within a short distance to places of interest. The forest areas are good for walks to see the wildlife with a pub nearby for a drink or a meal. We enjoyed the week very much.

Reviewed by John, 7th April 2017

An attractive and very well located cottage with excellent access to the Forest and in a peaceful location away from Lyndhurst's busyness.

Reviewed by Sarah, 10th March 2017

Really comfortable well equipped cottage in an amazing location for a very relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Stephen, 20th February 2017

Wonderful cottage for two, in a superb location.Cottage was spotless and the underfloor heating was brilliant. Great dog friendly pub just up the road.

Reviewed by Phillip, 17th February 2017

A fantastic cottage in a great location - ideal for a couple. The only place we have ever stayed where ponies come to visit at the front door! Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Mr W.L , 1st July 2016

It was great, with a good pub within walking distance and a good bridle path for early morning walks. The cottage had everything we needed. Very easy booking process.

Reviewed by Miss E.W , 22nd June 2016

Lovely and Cosy, great for the two of us. Lyndhurst and brockenhurst villages were nice to cycle to.

Reviewed by Mrs C.S , 14th June 2016

Delightful setting, comfortable cottage. Everything we needed with a nice sunny garden. Good experience booking, no problems.

Reviewed by Mrs K.C , 3rd June 2016

Very well equipped in a very pleasant location. Warm welcome nice touches felt home from home. Very easy to book.

Reviewed by Mrs D.K , 24th May 2016

Spot on, superbly appointed and little touches both for the dog's comfort and ours (wine) were a real treat. Location was wonderful and surrounding area.Would definitely visit again and may be bring our family and theirs next time also. Very efficient and friendly.

Reviewed by Mr E.HS , 17th May 2016

Fantastic, excellent for a quiet getaway from normality.

Reviewed by Mr N.D , 12th April 2016

Everything about the directions to the cottage, key location, housekeeper, cottage cleanleness, cottage being similar to description, garden, & general area was just as expected. 10 out of 10, would recommend to a friend and would book again.

Reviewed by Ms S.W , 29th March 2016

Cottage was nice and booking was easy and efficient.

Reviewed by Mrs M.B , 22nd February 2016

It was excellent and had everything we needed. The location was particularly good with lovely walks, good eating places and a village, all within walking distance.

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