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Beckheath House

East End, Hampshire

  • Sleeps 5-7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Forest Retreat
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly

Chic, artsy, relaxed cottage in East End with open Forest directly opposite the driveway – for escapist walking and superb off-road cycling. Turn left to local beaches and right to The PIG (first of the acclaimed group) for a smart lunch.

The house is opposite the most extraordinary group of ancient oaks that feature in forest folklore for hundreds of years. Gypsy Wood is a collection of over 100 huge trees on a small knoll surrounded by heathland, free-roaming wild deer, ponies, cattle and the occasional pig. It is an escapists’ heaven.

And so is, using the owner’s beach hut, which is all kitted out for sandcastle and book reading mini-breaks, at Milford-on-Sea. For a charge of £30 per day, the hut is yours. Read more below.

Style: Emma’s home is full of beautiful details from statement fireplace to vintage American furniture, tailored leather corner sofa and an armchair in slate velvet, plus a collection of equine art.

The kitchen is well set up for cooking and entertaining and the kitchen table seats seven to eight. The annex bedroom is ideal for those wanting peace and quiet, such as new mums and dads, teenagers and grandparents. (Or those who’ve not finished their novel yet!) Our favourite bedroom is done in soft browns and rusts, it has Williamsburg American arch bed, (small at 4″6 but utterly lovely).

The garden

Your private outside space looks like a Country Living stylist put it together. Perfect for catching the sun and feels like your own oasis. 

Throw open the bi-folds and extend the kitchen onto a suntrap flagstone terrace, plus there are two smart sun loungers and picnic table at the end of the garden for sundowners.

Beach Hut

Available to rent through us for a separate charge of £30 per day visit, inside you’ll find a camping gas stove, tea and coffee-making kit and deck chairs, plus boogie board and blow-up flotation toys for kids stowed in the bench seat. Wonderful whatever time of year – after a walk down the beach on a cold winter’s day snuggle down with hot drinks or enjoy shade and private changing space when swimming in summer.

Family

You could fit a baby’s travel cot in one of the rooms, but it is a tight squeeze. However, this isn’t really a house for toddlers and small children

Best for…

Romantics, escapists, walkers, family breaks (with older children and teenagers).

Just so you know…

With high gardens fences on two sides, the house is private but has limited views.
There is no BBQ here. 

Accessibility

There are no steps from the parking area by the house to the doorstep, although there is a small step into the house. Once you’re in there are no steps in the house as it’s all on one level. Small wheelchairs are fine here, but the bathroom isn’t designed to be wheelchair friendly. To get to the cabin, through the back garden, there is a small lip out of the kitchen’s bifold doors, along a flat gravel path and a small step into the cabin.

Organising a group with less mobile folk? Read our blog with ideas and tried and tested excursions (click here)

Planning a birthday celebration? Pinch suggestions to create a memorable bash. Read more here. 

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What makes this special...

The walking opportunities – our favourite is heading across the heath and Forest to The PIG near Brockenhurst (takes about two hours, dodging ponies on the way). The food is fab and mostly grown and sourced within 25 miles.

For those who like it beachy, hire the owners’ beach hut in Milford on Sea – a delightful coastal village. The beach is sandy half-way to low tide and the views across to the Isle of Wight are wondrous.

Want to bring your horse to go riding on the Forest? You can. The owner’s stables are five minutes’ drive away.

all theEssential details...

Sleeping...

  • Bedroom 1 : Double
  • Bedroom 2 : Double
  • Bedroom 3 : Single four poster bed
  • Bedroom 4 : Double with ensuite in the Annexe
  • Floorplan : Click to view

Bathrooms...

  • One : Family bathroom in the main house
  • Two : Ensuite in the Annexe

All the rest...

  • Garden : Small but enclosed garden with BBQ and seating for al fresco dining plus two sun loungers during the warmer months.
  • Kitchen : Two ovens / Gas hobs / Fridge freezer / Dishwasher / Washing machine / Tumble dryer
  • Mod Cons : 32" TV, Bluetooth sound system, Digital radio
  • Keeping Connected : Free WiFi and mobile signal is ok for Vodafone & O2, EE not so good
  • Parking : Off street parking for 1 car, space for 2 more at the end of the track
  • Garden : Guide Dogs welcome. Well behaved dogs considered.
  • Arrival & Departure : Arrival is on Friday or Monday at 3.30pm and departures 10am.

What we love

Read our Insiders Guides to the area…

Lymington, 3 miles away, has a fabulous Saturday market, great shopping and extensive coastal walking. Read the Insiders Guide to Lymington here. 

Tanners Lane, the nearest beach: 2 miles away and fabulous for wild walks, dog days and exploring kids.  Read our blog about Tanners Lane here. 

For more ideas for enjoying the area, places to eat and see, read our blog for more ideas. 

theLocation...

The Beaulieu River is one of the few privately owned rivers in the world and has been in the ownership of the Montagu family for over 400 years. Land here is tightly held and cherished by residents. The area feels manicured and wild.

 

At the head of the river, you’ll find the village itself. Dating back to the 13th century, it’s perhaps one of the most iconic and most visited in the New Forest. The main draw here is the Palace, Gardens, Abbey and Motor museum. The village is picturesque with tiny redbrick houses, tiny shops, a chocolaterie, several good cafes, an excellent garden centre and learning garden make up the tiny High Street. 

 

top picksTo do whilst you're here...

  • Beaulieu & The Motor Museum
    Beaulieu & The Motor Museum

    A great family day out including the World of Top Gear, Palace and Gardens, Beaulieu Abbey and more! Rates 4.5 out of 5 after approx 5000 reviews – so we reckon its worth a mention.

    If you don’t pay for entry, still go and visit the village. There are a few good independent shops, cream tea at The Montagu Arms (very good), good garden centre and cafe at Steph’s Kitchen, opposite is an excellent learning garden which is also well worth a look.

    To find out more visit their website.

  • Hurst Castle
    Hurst Castle

    Jump on the ferry or take a brisk stroll on the 1.5 mile long shingle spit to the famous Hurst Castle where a £1 million renovation is currently taking place to keep it ship shape.

    This place is just the best for hide and seek. The view from the top is superb to the Isle of Wight. Anyone who likes history will love it here. Charles I was imprisoned here. The cafe is excellent. Read our blog for more info on Jason Crane, 3rd generation born here at Hurst. There is a small entry fee. Boat trips are about £5 for a return trip.

    For holiday events for kids of all ages so check out their website.

  • Tanners Lane Beach
    Tanners Lane Beach

    A local hide out, Tanners lane beach is great for walks, wild play, pooh sticks from the bridge and dog walks. You can walk from here toward Lymington. The walk is mostly seaside and meanders along the coast past a large freshwater lake. The area is fantastic for picnics in summer and go past the main beach and you probably won’t see anyone.

    Wild Swimming rate the area for a summer swim. Check their website here.

    No website here, just speak to one of our team and make sure you check the tide times on the link.

We're local, and if you have questions,
need ideas or want advice
we're on hand to help...

Call us on +44 (0) 1590 462005

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Beckheath House

East End, Hampshire

Chic, artsy, relaxed cottage in East End with open Forest directly opposite the driveway – for escapist walking and superb off-road cycling. Turn left to local beaches and right to The PIG (first of the acclaimed group) for a smart lunch.

The house is opposite the most extraordinary group of ancient oaks that feature in forest folklore for hundreds of years. Gypsy Wood is a collection of over 100 huge trees on a small knoll surrounded by heathland, free-roaming wild deer, ponies, cattle and the occasional pig. It is an escapists’ heaven.

And so is, using the owner’s beach hut, which is all kitted out for sandcastle and book reading mini-breaks, at Milford-on-Sea. For a charge of £30 per day, the hut is yours. Read more below.

Style: Emma’s home is full of beautiful details from statement fireplace to vintage American furniture, tailored leather corner sofa and an armchair in slate velvet, plus a collection of equine art.

The kitchen is well set up for cooking and entertaining and the kitchen table seats seven to eight. The annex bedroom is ideal for those wanting peace and quiet, such as new mums and dads, teenagers and grandparents. (Or those who’ve not finished their novel yet!) Our favourite bedroom is done in soft browns and rusts, it has Williamsburg American arch bed, (small at 4″6 but utterly lovely).

The garden

Your private outside space looks like a Country Living stylist put it together. Perfect for catching the sun and feels like your own oasis. 

Throw open the bi-folds and extend the kitchen onto a suntrap flagstone terrace, plus there are two smart sun loungers and picnic table at the end of the garden for sundowners.

Beach Hut

Available to rent through us for a separate charge of £30 per day visit, inside you’ll find a camping gas stove, tea and coffee-making kit and deck chairs, plus boogie board and blow-up flotation toys for kids stowed in the bench seat. Wonderful whatever time of year – after a walk down the beach on a cold winter’s day snuggle down with hot drinks or enjoy shade and private changing space when swimming in summer.

Family

You could fit a baby’s travel cot in one of the rooms, but it is a tight squeeze. However, this isn’t really a house for toddlers and small children

Best for…

Romantics, escapists, walkers, family breaks (with older children and teenagers).

Just so you know…

With high gardens fences on two sides, the house is private but has limited views.
There is no BBQ here. 

Accessibility

There are no steps from the parking area by the house to the doorstep, although there is a small step into the house. Once you’re in there are no steps in the house as it’s all on one level. Small wheelchairs are fine here, but the bathroom isn’t designed to be wheelchair friendly. To get to the cabin, through the back garden, there is a small lip out of the kitchen’s bifold doors, along a flat gravel path and a small step into the cabin.

Organising a group with less mobile folk? Read our blog with ideas and tried and tested excursions (click here)

Planning a birthday celebration? Pinch suggestions to create a memorable bash. Read more here. 

all theEssential details...

Sleeping...

  • Bedroom 1 : Double
  • Bedroom 2 : Double
  • Bedroom 3 : Single four poster bed
  • Bedroom 4 : Double with ensuite in the Annexe

Bathrooms...

  • One : Family bathroom in the main house
  • Two : Ensuite in the Annexe

All the rest...

  • Garden : Small but enclosed garden with BBQ and seating for al fresco dining plus two sun loungers during the warmer months.
  • Kitchen : Two ovens / Gas hobs / Fridge freezer / Dishwasher / Washing machine / Tumble dryer
  • Mod Cons : 32" TV, Bluetooth sound system, Digital radio
  • Keeping Connected : Free WiFi and mobile signal is ok for Vodafone & O2, EE not so good
  • Parking : Off street parking for 1 car, space for 2 more at the end of the track
  • Garden : Guide Dogs welcome. Well behaved dogs considered.
  • Arrival & Departure : Arrival is on Friday or Monday at 3.30pm and departures 10am.

We're local, and if you have questions,
need ideas or want advice
we're on hand to help...

Call us on +44 (0) 1590 462005