View towards the property
View towards the decked area
Open-plan stylish studio
Well equipped kitchen and dining space
Finishing touches full of charm
Looking towards the decked area and the surrounding country views
Open-plan studio style
King-size bedroom area
Luxury bedding
Bathroom with seperate walk-in shower
Bathroom with seperate walk-in shower
Relax on the decking
Located on a quiet lane
Nearby lake with local wildlife
Views over the lake to The Old Telephone Exchange
Stunning views at Bucklers Hard
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2 / 17  Quirky
3 / 17  View towards the decked area
4 / 17  Open-plan stylish studio
5 / 17  Well equipped kitchen and dining space
6 / 17  Finishing touches full of charm
7 / 17  Looking towards the decked area and the surrounding country views
8 / 17  Open-plan studio style
9 / 17  King-size bedroom area
10 / 17  Luxury bedding
11 / 17  Bathroom with seperate walk-in shower
12 / 17  Bathroom with seperate walk-in shower
13 / 17  Relax on the decking
14 / 17  Located on a quiet lane
15 / 17  Nearby lake with local wildlife
16 / 17  Views over the lake to The Old Telephone Exchange
17 / 17  Stunning views at Bucklers Hard

Old Telephone Exchange,

Beaulieu, New Forest
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
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
  • Close to Michelin star restaurant, The Terrace
  • 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 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.

  • 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
  • 10% discount at New Forest Activities
  • 10% off food and drinks at the Master Builders Pub in Bucklers Hard
  • No smoking
  • Arrival time: 3pm

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lena, 29th January 2018

It was a very well equipped and cosy cottage. The heating and hot water systems were brilliant. The welcome pack and information material, appliance manuals etc were very helpful. Nothing was left unexplained! It was easy to find from Bucklers Hard and parking was ample for our car right in front of the cottage. The views out to the lake were lovelRead morey. All in all a fantastic, homely and immaculate getaway cottage Hide

Reviewed by Colin, 22nd December 2017

The Old Telephone Directory was truly a beautiful cottage in an ideal location. Tastefully decorated to a very high standard, with everything you need to have a fantastic and relaxing stay. It is located within walking distance to the famous Bucklers Hard and a short distance to the sea front too! I would recommend this cottage to everyone I know wRead moreithout hesitation. Hide

Reviewed by Malcolm, 3rd November 2017

Very comfortable and well equipped property in peaceful rural location. Secure garden for dogs. Hotel and pub within walking distance along quite lanes. Plenty of activities and historical sites within short car ride in addition to the full New Forest experience.

Reviewed by Catherine, 27th October 2017

Highly delighted with the whole experience from the booking stage, travel directions, the welcome from Jane, and the splendid welcome box which included doggie biscuits for Ruby!

Reviewed by Pamela, 6th October 2017

Our stay at The Old Telephone Exchange was a pleasant and relaxing one. The welcome hamper is a fantastic idea, it's a great help for guests who haven't bought tea coffee, bread and milk etc beforehand. There are some lovely forest walks around, with lots of ponies, and donkeys wandering, we also spotted deer. A quiet relaxing holiday

Reviewed by Vicki, 15th September 2017

What a beautiful holiday cottage - so remote so quiet so comfy and cosy. Ponies donkeys cows and pheasants to keep you company! Excellent welcome hamper including fresh bread, apple juice , wine eggs and jam. Jane extremely helpful and gave us some great tips for things to do as we had not visited the area before.

Reviewed by Christine, 4th August 2017

It was the most wonderful week the cottage was great and Jane came and gave a warm welcome she was always on the end of the phone if needed. We will hope to return again as the best place we have ever stayed thank you for a great week.

Reviewed by Shenna, 28th July 2017

The telephone exchange is charming and in a very peaceful location. The interior has been planned with attention to detail, and we found it very comfortable. Within walking distance of Butler's Hard, and a short drive from both Beaulieu village and Lymington for eating out and shops. An ideal place to relax and unwind.

Reviewed by Dawn, 14th July 2017

Beautiful property in perfect location. Very well managed. Loved it

Reviewed by Matthew, 30th June 2017

We came back for 2 weeks this time and once again enjoyed a beautifully tranquil stay in the OTE. Very high standard in every area. Jane was a lovely host again as she greeted us. There is a rare sense of peace as you sit out on the deck looking at the lake as the local pheasant comes to see what snacks you have to offer.

Reviewed by John, 26th June 2017

Splendid, quirky, cottage in delightful location. We were really impressed by the reception received from Jane who manages the property, the welcome pack and her availability during our stay.

Reviewed by Lucy, 16th June 2017

Lovely cottage which fully lives up to the photos. Thanks for the warm welcome and for all the thoughtful touches and provisions

Reviewed by Stephen, 26th May 2017

Absolutely superb, clean, comfortable, support if needed. I couldn't recommend more highly. We will return!

Reviewed by Janet, 12th May 2017

A lovely find. So peaceful by the lake. Equipped with everything you could want and the best welcome hamper we have ever had. A short walk to Bucklers Hard with free entry and discount at the pub! A perfect break.

Reviewed by Heather, 7th April 2017

We had a fantastic, incredibly chilled holiday in the cottage. Sitting out on the deck with a bottle of wine looking out at the lake was probably my favourite part

Reviewed by Annuka, 17th February 2017

Beautiful tranquil location with stunning scenery - a perfect adult escape. If you want to get away from it all, but still be close enough to shops and sites of interest this is the place.

Reviewed by Mr J.P , 1st July 2016

Excellent - lovely welcome by Jane and the best welcome hamper we have ever had.The cottage was perfect and with the view over the lake including the wildlife who needs television. Problem free booking.

Reviewed by Mr R.M , 18th May 2016

Stunning. Not sure we should be saying this as we may not be able to get booked in again if we make it sound too good! But it really was. Both Niamh who took the booking and Jane, the Manager of the Exchange, went out of their way to help.

Reviewed by Mrs J.P , 11th May 2016

Lovely location, clean, everything you needed. Booking was easy and very straight forward.

Reviewed by Mrs A.H , 26th April 2016

Great, we loved it so much we have booked for July 2016! Excellent staff; very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Mrs L.R , 23rd March 2016

Wonder welcome and the Old Telephone Exchange has everything we could of needed. Very much enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend to others.

Reviewed by Miss J.C , 23rd March 2016

What a wonderful weekend away! Absolutely beautiful cottage with all you could ask for. The welcome hamper was a lovely idea and we would definitely visit again. Thanks to Jane for making us feel so at home.

Reviewed by Mr J.E , 23rd March 2016

A fabulous place in a beautiful part of the country. Very relaxing!

Reviewed by Mr A.D , 23rd March 2016

Thanks for the really warm welcome. Loved the hamper and the thoughtful touches!We had a fantastic time and have left feeling totally relaxed. Definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Mrs W. B. , 1st March 2016

Warm, cosy and comfortable, clean and inviting. Beautifully positioned, lots of wildlife, didn't want to leave. The booking was very easy and efficient.

Reviewed by Mrs D.F. , 22nd February 2016

The Old Telephone Exchange was absolutely beautiful - wonderful location, so peaceful and picturesque. Perfect for our anniversary getaway and fully equipped with everything we could need. Plenty of cycling, doggie walks, food and drink.....perfect!

Reviewed by Mrs J.J. , 22nd February 2016

From start to finish it has been a wonderful, relaxing stay. The cottage is beautiful; we did not want the week to end. Our experience was very good.

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View towards the property
View towards the decked area
Open-plan stylish studio
Well equipped kitchen and dining space
Finishing touches full of charm
Looking towards the decked area and the surrounding country views
Open-plan studio style
King-size bedroom area
Luxury bedding
Bathroom with seperate walk-in shower
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