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Old Telephone Exchange

Beaulieu, New Forest
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic getaway for two deep in the New Forest
  • Open-plan studio-style accommodation
  • Complimentary pass to Bucklers Hard for the duration of your stay
  • Short distance away from popular Beaulieu Motor Museum and Estate
  • Pleasant, countryside surroundings
Property code: NFL93

Located in a peaceful and secluded area of the Beaulieu Estate in the heart of the New Forest, boasting beautiful views, this romantic single-storey cottage exudes charm.

Situated just outside the village of Buckler’s Hard, the property offers extensive walking trails through the New Forest. After a day spent hiking or canoeing the river at Beaulieu, guests can return to the local pub for a quiet drink and to rest those aching legs. A relaxing afternoon can also be spent meandering through the picturesque village of Beaulieu. The vibrant coastal town of Lymington has an array of independent shops, bars and cafes which are worth exploring, or guests can take a ferry to the Isle of Wight for an afternoon of walking. The property comes with free passes for Buckler’s Hard Story and Maritime Museum, ensuring that there is never a dull moment.

The charming accommodation has a wonderful open-plan living area with a country style kitchen at one end and a main lounge area in the middle. The kitchen is well equipped with all the essentials and there is a dining table and chairs for entertaining. From the lounge’s double doors guests can enjoy the enchanting views across the terrace and lake or enjoy curling up and watching a DVD on those rainy afternoons. Wooden floors throughout the property add to the sense of warmth and cosiness. The spacious suite style bedroom contains a king-size bed and is a wonderful room for a peaceful night. The property’s bathroom is a good size and consists of a bath and a separate shower.

Outside the property there is a lovely decked area that makes a great spot for some al fresco dining on balmy summer evenings. Guests can relax on the lawns that surround the property and watch the New Forest ponies which like to meander through the lane.

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

  • One bedroom with a king-size bed and room for a travel cot
  • One bathroom with a bath, walk in shower and a WC
  • Not suitable for children above six months old
  • Parking for two cars
  • TV and DVD player
  • DAB radio
  • Electric and heating included
  • Washer/ tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • Bed linen (except cot bedding) and towels included
  • Wi-Fi available
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Complimentary pass to Bucklers Hard for the duration of your stay
  • Welcome hamper
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • No smoking

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 14th May 2021

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Idyllic situation overlooking a lake teeming with nature. Spacious, well maintained and spotlessly clean. Easily walkable to pub with good food.

Reviewed by Gary 10th May 2021

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Reviewed by Richard 30th April 2021

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Perfect property for walks into butlers hard and surrounding area and lovely starry skys due to the remote location. Access to the nature reserve a bonus but saw plenty from the decking, terns feeding over the lake, deer and a hare all alongside the usual new forest ponies, cows and donkeys visiting in the Lane. Property was clean, comfortable and Read morewarm given the winter temps experienced during our stay in late April! Hide

Reviewed by Neil 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by Helen 12th April 2021

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A gem of a find, beautiful location , quiet. The place is clean well kitted out. Its a perfect place for peace and quiet, and the only visitors were of the feathered variety. Thank you.

Reviewed by Diana 20th December 2020

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Well furnished and well equipped

Reviewed by Jane 2nd November 2020

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Reviewed by Lauren 26th October 2020

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A really tranquil escape in the New Forest. Cosy, modern interior. Detailed information about the local area available.

Reviewed by Michael 23rd October 2020

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A beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting, peaceful with lots of wild life and horses outside the kitchen window. Very clean,decorated to a high standard.

Reviewed by Chris 11th September 2020

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This is the second time we have been and it wont be the last, it is quiet apart from the fish jumping in the pond, birds and distant baying of the donkeys. It is clean ,tidy and well equipped and the welcome crate was lovely. It is certainly a place to recharge your body batteries ready for the rest of the year.

Reviewed by Janine 28th August 2020

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The OTE is bright, clean and well-designed with everything you need - plenty of space to be comfortable. Fantastic location: surrounded by nature and so tranquil.

Reviewed by Emilia 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Jennifer 17th August 2020

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I had a wonderful stay at the Old Telephone Exchange. It was perfectly outfitted. The French Doors opening on to the deck looking out at the pond provided a fabulous view. I also appreciated all the great information about what to do and see in the area, as well as parking permits. Thanks!

Reviewed by Frank 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by Daniel 31st July 2020

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Peaceful, peaceful, peaceful, the perfect balm for city life. Having said that, there are plenty of opportunities to explore, Bucklers Hard and Beaulieu to name but two (if you can drag yourself away from sitting outside the OTE, having a tipple and watching the swallows over the pond!)

Reviewed by Rosemary 24th July 2020

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Beautiful setting. The cottage was immaculate it clean. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Alan 4th July 2020

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The cottage contains everything you could possibly want. Comfortable, warm and in a beautiful setting. Ideal!

Reviewed by Robert 6th March 2020

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Reviewed by Melita 21st February 2020

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If you are seeking peace and tranquility this is the cottage for you. Beautiful cottage and location and lovely welcome hamper

Reviewed by David 3rd February 2020

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Myself, my fiance and our dog all had a lovely time and didn't want to leave, the old telephone exchange is a in a peaceful and beautiful location. The accommodation had parking, was very comfortable and welcoming, warm and had everything we could need. We all hope to return here soon. In addition, thank you for the lovely hamper.

Reviewed by Jade 17th January 2020

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The location of the holiday was absolutely beautiful. We were amazed by the cleanliness of the accommodation and how wonderful it all was. There was lots of lovely information included within a folder and included free parking ticket etc. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a lovely break away.

Reviewed by Paul 30th December 2019

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Great location by a lake and close to the coast and Bucklers Hard. Very well designed one big open plan room plus bathroom. Comfortable and well furnished. Had everything we could need for a holiday. All in great condition and super clean. Dog friendly. Very helpful hostess. We would definitely go back.

Reviewed by William 27th December 2019

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Reviewed by Simon 29th November 2019

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Reviewed by Julie 28th October 2019

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We had a fantastic stay at the old telegraph exchange. Beautiful setting and really cosy, didn't want to go home!

Reviewed by Mark 18th October 2019

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This is a very comfortable and well equipped property and we had an enjoyable and relaxing week here. There was an excellent welcome hamper and the estate staff who looked after us and the property were very friendly and efficient. We marked the location down slightly because we have a dog and like to walk him off-lead, which we couldnt do straightRead more from the cottage. Bucklers hard is a short ten minute walk away though (again dogs on leads). Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 4th October 2019

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Amazing as ever

Reviewed by Carol 27th September 2019

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If you love nature than this is the place for you. A perfect place that offers peace and tranquillity in a stunning setting. It does have the best of both worlds, with the interesting Maritime Museum at Buckler's Hard close by. Good walks, all from your door. The property is well looked after. We found it clean, warm and comfortable, making our staRead morey very enjoyable. Hide

Reviewed by Jayne 20th September 2019

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This property in the heart of the New Forest was an absolute dream. From the moment we arrived we could not stop singing its praises - plus the visit from the ponies on our last day was magical. We cannot wait to return - thank you

Reviewed by Karin 30th August 2019

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A great little cottage set in a peaceful location overlooking a lake. Within easy reach of Bucklers Hard Museum and Beaulieu. The cottage had everything we needed. On Saturday there was a street market in Lymington which was well worth a visit. We enjoyed seeing the ponies and donkeys grazing on the roadsides. We also enjoyed watching the cruise liRead moreners at Lepe and Calshot. Hide

Reviewed by Valerie 23rd August 2019

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Reviewed by Kathryn 19th July 2019

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A quirky property in a semi remote location. Small but big enough to to dine and relax in comfort Beautiful setting with a warm welcome from Jane and free entry into Bucklers Hard. Well situated for coast and forest Dog Friendly

Reviewed by Jane 1st July 2019

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This studio apartment was in a lovely spot with nice walks from the door but you have to be careful on the lane as it is quite narrow & not everyone drives as slow as they should & there isnt a footpath.We would definitely return however as these are minor things

Reviewed by Christopher 24th June 2019

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Reviewed by James 21st June 2019

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I cannot stress how perfect the old telephone exchange was! The whole experience from the welcome hamper to the friendliness of Jane the estate manager. Was more than we could of hoped for so relaxing and we will definitely be going back!! Highly recommend

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Location

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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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