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  • July 2018 – Hampshire Life cover The Old Post Office for their Real Homes section. Emma Caulton writes about simple pleasures and family fun.

  • July 2018 – Hampshire Life present an exclusive at Ploughmans Cottage, our first New Forest Escape 6 year ago, but as Emma Caulton finds out, the magic is still the same.


  • March 2017 – MuddyStilettoes.co.uk editor Mary Malyon came to stay and reviewed Slate Cottage for their Hampshire blog.

    Child-friendly chic in the New Forest

    Looking for a special, take-a-deep breath space—all Mad Men elegance, oodles of space for kids & a mahoosive dining table? Welcome to Slate Cottage.


    One foot in the forest, the other by the sea: a quick hop from the M27 and Brockenhurst’s mainline station. Even the drive there is a joy, children will squeal at the ponies grazing fence-free and we’re only minutes from yachtie Lymington, one of the UK’s Top Ten places to live. We are, in short, slappety-band, New Forest central in all its wooded, wild-pony glory. Oh and sorry did someone say food? You’ll find the original (and *ahem* some would argue best) Pig just down the road, plus Angela Hartnett’s Hartnett Holder & Co at Lime Wood and a slew of fab local pubs.

    Oh cripes, where to start. This is the New Forest so things to-do a go-go: walks, cycling, check out the cabinet in Slate Cottage’s kitchen for ideas, or head over to the Forestry Commission’s site for detailed maps of walks and cycle rides. Plus there’s the New Forest Wildlife Park and days out on the Solent, but if you really want to connect with this area’s magical vibe you need to chat to the in-the-know ladies at New Forest Escapes (who all live locally). They’ll organise all manner of escapades, from unicorn hunting and storytelling…

    Read the full article here. 

  • December 2017 – Hampshire Life present an exclusive with our newest New Forest Escapes Property: Slate Cottage. This Christmas feature showcased the fantastic renovations the new owners made to make this into an exceptional holiday home.

  • May 2017 -New Forest Escapes are Muddy Stilettos finalists for Best Hotel. (OK so we’re not a hotel, I think they mean best accommodation).

  • May 2017. Pitts Deep Cottage is in Coolstays Top 10 Best Beach Houses in the UK. We agree. Nicely chosen. Thanks.

  • April 2017, Ploughmans Cottage, near Lymington, is in Muddy Stilettoes blog Big and Beautiful.

  • March 2017 Blogger, Margot Tries the Good Life has done a lovely story about some of our houses.

  • February 2017- Muddy Stilettos blog article ’14 places to rent on the South Coast’

  • January 2017- Help for Heroes SS17 shoot for their clothing catalogue. This time at Gins Barn and Beckheath’s Beach Hut at Milford on Sea.

  • September 2016 – Hampshire Life Magazine. Gins Barn is in the Real Homes section.

  • July 2016 – Help for Heroes Autumn Winter brochure. The lovely team and their smiley models came and shot this in July with us at Ploughmans Cottage

  • 2016 -Gins Barn hosted the Rock & Roam launch event for the “New Forest social” – a members club for locals and country weekenders.

  • Pitts Deep was in The Independent this last week in an article on “Britains best beach cottages”.

  • This month we are in Smallish magazine. Super chic, yummy mummy mag. (We advertised in it, but this seemed the best place to show you).

  • On Sunday 28th November, Pitts Deep cottage was featured in The Times, Travel Section “The 30 cosiest cottages in Britain”.

  • Pitts Deep was also recently in the Evening Standard

  • Last year Ploughmans Cottage was in SMALLISH magazine and Country and Town House, Top Hotels and Self Catering Guide.

    In 2014 Ploughmans was no 2 in The Times Travel supplement for Best Family Self-Catering in Castles, Cottages and Cabins article.