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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2 / 9  Views over Emery Down
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
4 star
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 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dawn 12th November 2018

Excellent cottage, all facilities faultless.

Reviewed by Matthew 20th October 2018

Lovely cottage in a fantastic location, lots of walks from the door into the forest. We saw horses going passed the window. Enclosed back garden great for the dog. 2 local pubs and 10 minute walk into Lyndhurst with shops, cafes and pubs. Would stay again, thank you.

Reviewed by Catherine 21st September 2018

Definitely, (but we would like to keep this lovely cottage a secret!)

Reviewed by Jan 31st August 2018

We had a great holiday cottage perfect. Lovely enclosed garden for the dogs. The cottage is located in a great area, some really lovely walks, and some lovely pubs close by.

Reviewed by Peter 24th August 2018

Great place, ideal country hideaway. Fantastic location, had everything we needed and more, we had a wonderful week.

Reviewed by Deborah 17th August 2018

This cottage is perfect little hideaway for couples with doggies. It's very dog friendly with lots of lovely dog walks on your doorstep. Also not forgetting delightful pubs for eating at a short walk from the cottage.

Reviewed by Christina 10th August 2018

Lovely cottage in a lovely area. The New Forrest inn is just down the road and well worth a visit for dinner. Very friendly people. Lovely long Forrest walks. Will definitely book again.

Reviewed by Susan 3rd August 2018

A comfortable well kept cottage. Fantastic location for forest walks and eating out.

Reviewed by Zoe 27th July 2018

Absolutely ideal setting with a beautiful forest walk 1 minute from the front door. Saw ponies in the village most days and two very dog friendly pubs within walking distance. Lyndhurst high street was a 10 minute walk and again, very dog friendly. Highly recommend the pub, The Fox and Hounds for food and dogs welcome. The cottage was perfect and tRead morehe owners had considered so many features which made life easier during the stay and had really thought about dog owners. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 20th July 2018

The cottage was very comfortable and homely Everything was clean and fresh Self contained garden so ideal for our spaniel Perfect spot from which to walk or drive from Horses and deer in abundance A good dog walk just over the road Good food pub just down the road- The New Forest Inn Short walk to Lyndhurst with bars and restaurants Most pubs are dRead moreog friendly Really enjoyed our stay-many thanks Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 13th July 2018

The cottage was beautiful, clean, well appointed with perect facilities and in a wonderful location. The dogs loved the place too, ponies and deer everywhere. Local pub a few minutes away also great!

Reviewed by Sally 27th April 2018

Wonderful cottage, ideal location for walks into the forest from the front door. Wish there were more cottages like this.

Reviewed by Saran 30th March 2018

Lovely break, cottage warm and cozy

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 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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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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