Space to stretch out beside the wood burner
Charming country style kitchen
Wash up with views of the terrace
Bright and spacious dining area
Enjoy sleeping in the super-king-size bed in the tranquil countryside
Enjoy sinking into the super-king-size bed
Spacious bathroom
Comfy single room
Perfect spot for alfresco dining
View towards property
1 / 10  Space to stretch out beside the wood burner
2 / 10  Charming country style kitchen
3 / 10  Wash up with views of the terrace
4 / 10  Bright and spacious dining area
5 / 10  Enjoy sleeping in the super-king-size bed in the tranquil countryside
6 / 10  Enjoy sinking into the super-king-size bed
7 / 10  Spacious bathroom
8 / 10  Comfy single room
9 / 10  Perfect spot for alfresco dining
10 / 10  View towards property

Percy's Retreat

Rockbourne, Hampshire, New Forest
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the New Forest and Cranborne Chase
  • Surrounded by countryside on the edge of Rockborne, explore the Roman villa, Rockborne Trout fishery and visit the popular local pub
  • A walkers and cyclists paradise with a network of routes direct from the front door
  • Spend a day at the coast and take a trip to Bournemouth, or some retail therapy in Winchester and Salisbury
  • Explore the nearby Waterside town of Fordingbridge with its selection of independent shops
  • Ideally placed in Hampshire near the borders of Wiltshire and Dorset, and within easy reach of Stonehenge
Property code: 58416

Charming property set in a tranquil spot in the historic village of Rockbourne, with the New Forest and Cranborne chase on the doorstep. Offering a wood burner and pub within walking distance, it’s the perfect base for a relaxing break.

This bright and airy property is set in a peaceful location yet has excellent road links making it the ideal base for touring Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset. Surrounded by the New Forest National Park and close to Cranborne Chase, there are wonderful walks in all directions. The ideal spot for those wishing to get back to nature. Many pretty towns and villages are accessible from Rockbourne, which has a friendly local pub and historic Roman villa. The pretty waterside town of Fordingbridge offers further local amenities. Also accessible by car are a wealth of popular attractions including Stonehenge and the cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester where history meets modern convenience.

A gravel driveway leads you to the detached single-storey property and the main entrance. Once inside you are met with a spacious lounge/diner with wood burner, making it the perfect cosy spot to relax and watch a film on the TV/DVD after a day spent exploring. The country style kitchen is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Just next door is a cosy single bedroom. Heading back across the open-plan lounge/diner is a stylish bathroom with shower over bath and WC, ideally placed for use by both bedrooms. Completing the accommodation is an inviting super-king-size bedroom, furnished with care in calming colours and with crisp linen, you can enjoy lazy lie-ins in comfort.

Heading outside there is a pretty patio with garden furniture offering the perfect spot for a relaxed meal. There is off-road parking available for one car to the side of the property.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Beach 17 miles, shop 2 miles and pub within walking distance
  • Increased accessibility - Please ensure you refer to our FAQ's
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Strictly no outside fires or BBQ's due to close proximity of thatch

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jacqui 6th September 2019

Percy's Retreat is a great place for peace and quiet. Rockbourne is a pretty village with a really nice pub. There are lovely walks straight out of the front door. Being right on the doorstep of the New Forest there are excellent tracks and small roads for cycling. Would highly recommend it.

Reviewed by David 30th August 2019

Very comfortable accommodation, nicely equipped and furnished, in a lovely peaceful location. If you want a quiet getaway and base form which to explore the area, it's perfect.

Reviewed by Kelly 12th July 2019

Percys retreat offered the perfect environment for a well needed rest at the beginning of our holidays. It is simply and elegantly decorated. The kitchen is really well equipped and the beds are confortable. We would have loved staying longer. The foot path near is fabulous.

Reviewed by Caroline 24th May 2019

A beautiful cottage in a great location for exploring the New Forest.

Reviewed by Henrietta 17th May 2019

This is a really lovely well kept cottage in a great location for from the door walks. We had lots of days where we left the car on the drive and went exploring.

Reviewed by Sharon 3rd May 2019

Nice small cottage. Walks direct from the door are amazing. Sadly, although dog friendly, the garden is not enclosed.

Reviewed by Nicola 12th April 2019

The cottage is amazing as always clean, cosy and like home from home have been back three times and will visit again definitely. Situated in a lovely area within easy distance of local shops etc. Loved the walks

Reviewed by Jeffrey 5th April 2019

We enjoyed our stay very much. It is in a quiet, picturesque location which is very convenient for walks, Stonehenge, Winchester and the coast.

Reviewed by Vickie 25th March 2019

Lovely well equipped cottage xx good base for visiting the new forest x

Reviewed by Simon 21st December 2018

Very comfortable cottage with walks from the door which my dog loved. Situated a car's drive from Fordingbridge which is a lovely town with dog friendly pubs and walks.

Reviewed by Catherine 23rd November 2018

Wonderful cottage, very well equipped and stylishly furnished. Fabulous walks straight from the door, great pub in the village! It's our 4th visit and we have been in all seasons, very highly recommended.

Reviewed by Graham 19th October 2018

Had a lovely weekend lovely cosy cottage, set in beautiful surroundings , Lovely walks nearby and very close to the coast loved it

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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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