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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.

A charming country bolthole on the edge of Rockbourne, this is the ideal retreat for three people and one canine companion. Surrounded by the verdant allure of the New Forest, walkers, amblers and bikers will find relentless adventure among wooded valleys, weaving trails and babbling rivers. Free yourself from the daily grind and throw yourself whole-heartedly into the holiday of a lifetime.

Wake up to the sounds of nature in this Area of Outstanding Natural beauty. Perfect for young families and couples, this single-storey property has two pretty bedrooms, consisting of a super-king-size bedroom with doors to the garden and a cute single. Once you're ready to get going, the kitchen is well-equipped with everything you could need and a bright and spacious dining area for eating breakfast before donning your boots and heading out. Upon your return, relax tired legs with a nice hot bath in the family bathroom and then gather in the lounge/diner in your comfies. With the wood burner crackling merrily away, indulge in a bit of relaxation in front of the television. Pretty inside and out, the garden has a patio area with outdoor furniture and lawn, great for lazing in the sunshine while your pup stretches his legs.

Situated on the edge of the New Forest and Cranborne Chase, walks are in abundance for two and four-legged explorers. For a walk through time, stroll the 300 yards to Rockbourne's Roman villa whose history spans the period from the Iron Age to the 5th century AD. Rockbourne also has a popular pub, whilst nearby Fordingbridge (3 miles) has a selection of independent shops. For seaside jaunts, drive the 20 miles to Bournemouth, or for a spot of retail therapy go to Southampton (24 miles).

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.

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Reviewed by Jolene 14th February 2020

Lovely accommodation, comfy beds great fire, it was very cosy. Lovely decor throughout . Lots of info available and extras like CD player DVD player, books and a bottle of fizz on arrival. Private little garden and seating area and parking next to property. There are walks right from your door step, pub close by and the village of fording bridge haRead mores everything you could need. Hide

Reviewed by Mary 23rd November 2019

Just lovely and wish we could have stayed longer.

Reviewed by Jo 25th October 2019

Lovely place, well positioned for walking, with miles of well maintained bridle and footpaths. The local town has a good sized branded supermarket, but I would recommend the independent butcher and bread shop, in particular. The cottage is tasteful decorated and well equipped throughout. Nice local pub which is worth a visit, you can make an afternRead moreoon of it by planning a walk there via the footpaths. Hide

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.

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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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