View towards the property in Bucklers Hard
View of from Bucklers Hard
Lounge with river views and wood burner
Dining room
The ideal spot to relax
King-size bedroom with river views
Double bedroom with additional bunk beds
Annexe with double bed and river views
Time to relax
Enclosed garden overlooking the river
View from the rear of the property
Bucklers Hard and view towards property
1 / 14  View towards the property in Bucklers Hard
2 / 14  View of from Bucklers Hard
3 / 14  Lounge with river views and wood burner
4 / 14  Dining room
5 / 14  The ideal spot to relax
6 / 14  Kitchen
7 / 14  King-size bedroom with river views
8 / 14  Bathroom
9 / 14  Double bedroom with additional bunk beds
10 / 14  Annexe with double bed and river views
11 / 14  Time to relax
12 / 14  Enclosed garden overlooking the river
13 / 14  View from the rear of the property
14 / 14  Bucklers Hard and view towards property

The Harbourmasters

Beaulieu, New Forest
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • One of two charming Georgian terrace properties
  • Retains many original period features
  • Views out over the River Beaulieu
  • Set in the heart of the New Forest
  • Close to the town of Beaulieu and the North Solent National Nature Reserve
  • Several attractions nearby including National Motor Museum and Marwell Zoo
Property code: 47856

Set within Bucklers Hard on the banks of the River Beaulieu, this property is one of two charming Georgian houses in this location, surrounded by the beauty of the New Forest.

Part of the Montagu Estate, Bucklers Hard has a shipbuilding heritage and sits on the banks of the River Beaulieu. It’s surrounded by the New Forest, making it perfect for exploring the outdoors. Beaulieu is the nearest town, home to a Cistercian Abbey as well as the National Motor Museum. Lymington and Lyndhurst are also within easy reach, while the North Solent National Nature Reserve, with its variety of wildlife, is just over three miles away. Other attractions nearby include Marwell Zoo and Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway.

On the ground floor there is a lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility room and a bathroom. The lounge, with its wood burner (logs included), is warm and inviting. Looking out onto the river, the lounge also features a Smart TV, a DVD and Sky TV channels. The dining room also has a warming wood burner, so guests can relax in the warm after an evening meal. In the well-equipped kitchen is everything guests need, an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. A washing machine can also be found in the utility room. The ground floor bathroom contains a shower over bath and a WC. On the first floor are two bedrooms, as well as a wet room. The bedrooms consist of one king-size bedroom boasting river views, and one double bedroom, with two additional bunk beds. A shower and WC can be found in the wet room. Additional accommodation is also provided in the separate annexe, located in the garden. This offers a double bedroom, a sink and views out onto the river. A sofa bed is also available on request, sleeping one adult or two children.

Outside of the property, the enclosed garden is a spacious lawn area, with garden furniture and a BBQ available perfect for enjoying those sunnier days. Parking is available off-site in the nearby car park, subject to availability, though guests are free to unload outside the property.

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

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 double with additional bunk beds (suitable for children up to 10 years old)
  • 1 bathroom and 1 wet room
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Utility cupboard with washing machine
  • Wood burner in lounge and dining room – logs included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Parking available at nearby car park subject to availability. Guests can unload from outside the property
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach 9 miles, shop 2 miles, pub within walking distance    
  • Complex of properties
  • Smart TV, basic Sky TV package and DVD in lounge
  • Sleeps 8+1 - Sofa bed available in annexe upon request, sleeping 1 adult or 2 children
  • BBQ available

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nicola 28th February 2020

Lovely chilled out location

Reviewed by Julia 23rd December 2019

Fantastic period cottage with knock-out views. Very comfortable living space, lovely log burner, dual aspect views. Perfect for chilling out and enjoying the local area. A fantastic family Christmas!

Reviewed by Hilary 15th November 2019

Property advertised for 8, which would be too cramped; ideal for the 2 of us, plus dog. Warm and cosy in November. Excellent site, lots of interest. Hotel and bar opposite are convenient.

Reviewed by Meirion 11th October 2019

An ideal choice when attending a wedding at the venue

Reviewed by Diana 4th October 2019

Beautiful location with picturesque views of the river and boats. The cottage was lovely, very comfortable and warm. The wood burner in the lounge was great and made it very homely! We enjoyed our stay and the kitchen was well equipped . Showers and bath were good with plenty of hot water to go round! Dishwasher was great to use as there was 5 adulRead morets in our party. Also the washing machine and tumble dryer were useful after our cycle ride! Great place to stay in the New Forest. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 26th July 2019

A lovely cottage in a perfect location, right in the heart of a living museum. More than enough to see and do in the New Forest, and we hardly scratched the surface in a week's holiday. Cottage is serviced by the hotel opposite, whose staff are excellent and caring.

Reviewed by Charles 23rd May 2019

Superb location

Reviewed by Ray 8th March 2019

Cottage is old and quirky and needs electrics updating. Location is great and staff at hotel very pleasant and helpful We were a party of 6 adults and 2 tots and found the accommodation satisfactory

Reviewed by Alan 15th February 2019

Booked the cottage as a special treat for my 50th birthday & it was perfect in every way. Great location & found some lovely walks to take the 2 dogs. Enjoyed lots of time playing games in front of the log burner & had a couple of lovely meals in the Master Builders. Definitely would recommend to friends & family & would love to go back to stay.

Reviewed by Susanna 25th January 2019

Lovely and cosy cottage with great views over the river. Easy access to the Harbour Masters pub meals and restaurant. Lots of walks in the area and a route to Beaulieu if you fancy the walk which is flat and easy on foot. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Amanda 21st December 2018

The cottage is lovely - as marketed 'quirky'. Its very old and has a nice comfy look and feel.The location is amazing and the facilities of the hotel are all accessible. As with many cottages its tired in places, we went over the Xmas period, and having stayed in cottages before i went prepared with things like sharp knives, serving plates. Bed linRead moreen, towels, logs for the fire were all provided and of good quality. We would stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Angela 8th November 2018

A lovely cottage in a lovely location with a good pub and excellent restaurant right on your doorstep - what more could you ask for?! The cottage comfortably accommodates 6 people, but 8 would be a squash.

Reviewed by Heather 28th September 2018

Amazing location, and for a weekend stay great!

Reviewed by Peter 10th August 2018

A lovely cottage in a stunning location with plenty of local interest, eg New Forest, Beaulieu, Exbury Gardens. Overall, quite comfortable although some areas needed some tlc. Hotel staff very welcoming and helpful in sorting out any issues which arose.

Reviewed by Karen 3rd August 2018

Excellent property well furnished and in a truly stunning location. One of the best I have stayed in, we enjoyed our stay so much we have already booked for next year!

Reviewed by Charles 13th July 2018

Wonderful spacious cottage in excellent location all first class

Reviewed by Anne 29th June 2018

Fabulous location. Lovely cottage but not fabulously maintained eg windows that wouldnt open. On Montague estate managed by hotel. We would have appreciated the hotel to have a better interest in (our) customer satisfaction.

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View towards the property in Bucklers Hard
View of from Bucklers Hard
Lounge with river views and wood burner
Dining room
The ideal spot to relax
King-size bedroom with river views
Double bedroom with additional bunk beds
Annexe with double bed and river views
Time to relax
Show 2 moreEnclosed garden overlooking the river


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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