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The glorious Bramble Cottage offers relaxed countryside living, with a dash of laidback luxe…

Our large & lovely cottage is ideal for multi-generational get togethers- set-up so that everyone can all start counting down to nature-filled walks by-day & starlit suppers by-night. Bordering the forest, and cocooned amongst a 3 acre plot, just follow the ponies down the quiet track to indulge in free range fun with your favourite people… and don’t forget to bring your swimmers for splash pool & hot tub fun!

We love how the large windows & open-plan layout here brings the outside in, and you’re encouraged to enjoy whatever-the-weather wanderlust throughout all the seasons (pack wellies for woodland wanders & flip flops to hop to the hot tub).

From birdwatching, to den-building, the bounty of wilderness & wildlife here really does encourage you to live life in the slow lane… And, after a day in the great outdoors, we can’t think of a more serene place to reconvene as the evening draws-in. Little ones will delight at the games room, whilst the grown-ups can chatter & natter by the flickering fire.

Bring your bike (or arrange for hire bikes to be delivered) to ride into Burley village & fill your basket with local produce. With a couple of fab watering holes here too, we’d also plan a refreshing pit stop in on the way home. This is country living!

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Bramble Cottage is set up for spoiling, making yourself at home and celebrating the good things in life...

From the squishy orange sofa, to the vaulted ceilings- you'll find interior touches to delight throughout, and we especially love how the free-flowing layout here encourages you to flit between inside & outside with ease.

The kitchen/diner is also sure to wow, with statement windows that overlook the terrace, garden, and the (at times, pony-dotted!) field at the front- providing a backdrop to behold.
Pssst - As a little bonus, we also love how the nifty concertina door from the hallway can 'create' a snug/sitting room for those that need a little down time.

With two huge antique Chesterfield sofas, plus one more for luck, the sitting room is perfect for charades, or movie-a-thon around the giant 60" Smart TV... but there are also a treasure trove of old fashioned games to be discovered in the dream room next door! As well as a 50'' Smart TV, Playstation 4, and fab selection of games + books; the old skool Pac-Man, Space Invaders & Donkey Kong table, is sure to bring out competitive streaks in all ages.

First floor- the 3 x larger/adult bedrooms are all a good size (each easily fitting a travel cot), and boast views of the gardens and forest that surrounds; whilst the smaller/children's bedroom is a little cosier (but fun for kids to all bodge in together!).

Designed with multi-generational stays in-mind, you can also choose from either the games room (where there are two singles, or a super king), or the study's sofa bed for when you have up to 14 on the guest list (guests can also use nearby downstairs shower room).

Ticking all of your countryside needs off the list - the boot-room here has underfloor heating + all the right kit to keep you clean, dry and sorted!
Floor plan


1. Stags Master bedroom with super king bed and ensuite. Juliette balcony doors with views of the garden and fields.
2. Ducklings Sleeps 3 with single bed and bunk beds. Top bunk for small children only.
3. Ponies Kingsize bed and ensuite, views facing towards the forest.
4. Piglets Sleeps 3 with single bed and bunk beds. Top bunk for small children only.
5. Rabbits Super king bed.


Ensuite Master Bathroom Large bath, shower, double sink and wc.
Family Bathroom Bath with separate shower, sink and wc.
Ensuite Bathroom Shower cubicle, sink and wc.
Downstairs bathroom Shower cubicle, sink and wc.

All the rest...

Kitchen6 hob Rangemaster double oven / American fridge freezer with ice dispenser / 2 Dishwashers / Coffee Station - Nespresso and Rancilio Silvia E coffee machine / Bread maker
The Boot Room has underfloor heating / washer/dryer / second dishwasher / additional larder fridge / Freezer
Mod ConsIn the games room: 50'' Smart TVs with Play Station 4
In the sitting room: 60" Smart TV
Generally: Hive Heating / USB plugs / Hallway under floor heating / Charging station / SONOS
ConnectivityGood WIFI but rural speeds. 4G and mobile service is generally good here
Kids' StuffThe house is set up with kit for children for all ages. There's a 50'' smart TV is hooked up with Sky (with Sky Sports) and a Playstation 4, and an arcade table with classic 'old skool' games inc Pac-Man, Space invaders, Donkey Kong etc. There is a good selection of board games, books and toys. Outside... splash pool, pedal go karts, table tennis, slide, croquet, football goals, all set within the lovely garden.
3 x Travel cots dimensions -39L x 27.6W x 27.6H with mattresses / high chairs / kids plastic plates and cups / Window safe locks.
PetsDogs are very welcome here for a small charge, but not on the carpeted areas please. Dogs and muddy boots can be cleaned off using the outside washing station. We provide dog beds, dog shampoo bowls and treats! Garden is fenced and enclosed but houdinis may escape as lots of wild animals around.


As an absolute all-year-round crowd pleaser, just follow the stone patio to find hot tub bubbly joy! There's also a splash pool here for younger guests, with 2 pedal go-karts, table tennis and croquet to keep you all busy... the large lawns are also football and cartwheeling heaven.

The terrace is really in tune with its surroundings, and alfresco living comes naturally. Flowing from the double doors, the large 12 seater table is just the ticket to feast together under the sun and stars. Throw something lovely on the BBQ, or get a private chef in for a celebratory meal together.
GardenThe garden wraps around the house. The terrace here is made for alfresco living and has a charcoal BBQ. Follow the paths to find the stone patios, relax in the hot-tub and enjoy the New Forest woodland and birdsong. The lawns here work well for croquet, football games, badminton, or simply for giddy somersaults and cartwheels. Children can also enjoy long afternoons playing on the 2 pedal go-karts, slide and splash pool.
ParkingParking for 4-6 cars on the drive way.

EV Charging - You are welcome to enjoy a complimentary charge during your stay to help you enjoy exploring the lovely New Forest!

Home truths

This house is fab for flexible sleeping arrangements and has a few configuration options to suit... we highly recommend that younger/smaller guests stay in the 2 x singles in the triple bunk rooms here due to the ceiling height logistics!

Although you are in the middle of the forest (lucky you!), please do be aware of the neighbours and wildlife, and keep noise to a sensible level.

Doubling-up as a 'Badgers' bedroom, to create an extra bedroom upon request (2 x singles or 1 x king) - OR - we can make up the study sofa bed for you.

We ask guests to keep the noise down after 9pm please including the hot tub area. This isn't a wild party house. The area is very quiet and the neighbours value peace and tranquility.  Whilst the house is set up for families, it is for those who are considerate of the community and environment here.

There is an extra charge for logs and kindling to burn on the fire (October- March) but feel free to BYO!

As we change the hot tub water for every booking, if you arrive on a changeover day, it may take till later on your arrival day until the optimum temperature is reached... trust us though, it'll be well worth the wait!

For security reasons there is a ring camera installed outside of the property.


There are no steps to get into the house via the back door / boot room. The games room can convert into a super king bedroom – and is next to a shower room if needed. There is a good handrail on the stairs.

Booking Information

Included in your booking cost are: all bedding and linen, towels for the house, kitchen essentials, any baby kit you've requested and cleaning the house after you leave. We also supply some treats to get you going for tea when you arrive. Enjoy!

Arrival & Departure

Arrive from: 4pm
Depart before: 10am

Payment Info

Deposit: 50%
Balance Due: 45 days before your stay
Security Deposit: £500

Together with NFE, Bramble Cottage is striving towards creating greener & greater staycations...

Energy Efficiency

High level of insulation

High level of double glazing

High level of draft proofing

Smart heating

Smart meter

100% green energy supplier

Energy efficient appliances

Low energy / LED lighting

Waste Management

Glass, paper & plastic recycling

Single use plastic reduced


EV charging point installed

Bike storage for guest use

Improved garden biodiversity

Eco cleaning products for guest use

Eco laundry products for guest use

100% recycled toilet tissue & kitchen roll

Location, location, location...

Bramble Cottage is only 1.4 miles from Burley's sweet village centre, where you'll find plenty of locally-stocked supply stores (we love Shappen Stores), ice cream stalls & cafés (Noon also packs a mean takeaway picnic) to try out.

With horse-drawn wagon rides on offer from the village too (typically from Easter - October), you could also explore Burley on two wheels (hire an bike/e bike from the New Forest Cycling team who offer our guests a discount & can deliver bikes to your door).

Keen golfers are welcomed at Burley Golf Club, but you can equally get your steps in simply by exploring the many forest paths on your doorstep.

For a coastal jolly, Avon Beach or Hengistbury Head are approx 8 miles away and are lovely for a whatever-the-weather wander or dip!

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Guests that have stayed here say...

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What a fabulous place to spend a weekend to celebrate my 70th with our children & grandchildren. The games ro... December 2023 Read More
Thank you for a fantastic stay. We had a lovely Christmas in your beautiful house. Lots of space and cosy pl... December 2023 Read More
Thank you for creating such a magical space. Perfect for a special big birthday for Grandad and all the childr... December 2023 Read More
A very lovely, lovely and well equipped house in an idyllic setting. Nowhere better to celebrate ninetieth bi... December 2023 Read More

Guests that have stayed here say...

What a fabulous place to spend a weekend to celebrate my 70th with our children & grandchildren. The games room, hot tub were very popular. House was well equipped with everything you could need. Thank you for a lovely family break. We enjoyed lots of lovely walks and catching up with family.

Mordell family & grant family December 2023

Thank you for a fantastic stay. We had a lovely Christmas in your beautiful house. Lots of space and cosy places to relax. Lovely finishing touches in the bedrooms. The hot tub and the go-karts were a hit. A perfect break. We enjoyed woodland walks, Milford on Sea for a coastal walk and Burley Manor for a cocktail.

The Duffs, Morriseys and Cardys December 2023

Thank you for creating such a magical space. Perfect for a special big birthday for Grandad and all the children & grandchildren.

Philippa & family December 2023

A very lovely, lovely and well equipped house in an idyllic setting. Nowhere better to celebrate ninetieth birthdays after a very challenging year, surrounded by the wonderful wildlife. The owners can be very proud of their efforts.

Griffiths families December 2023

Thanks for having us. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the house and can't wait to come back. Such a well equipped and comfortable home - nothing was amiss.

Michelle & family November 2023

A brilliant house. The kids so enjoyed the play room. We celebrated Grandad's 75th birthday and we were so lucky with the weather. A great time had by all. We walked the old railway line, enjoyed crabbing in Mudeford and lunch on the beach. Thank you.

Humphries family October 2023

A wonderful house- the pictures online do not do it justice! Thank you for the perfect base to celebrate Jugu's 70th with the whole family! Our favourite walk was along the old railway line, much easier for the toddlers than treks across the forest.

Burrows family October 2023

What a wonderful house with brilliant touches, felt much more of a home than a holiday home. Loved the hot tub, the games room, the go-karts & goals, the fully equipped kitchen for huge family meals. We really enjoyed our stay in the New Forest and everyone found things to do which suited them and then enjoyed coming back to relax in the house. We enjoyed walks in the forest direct from the house, fudge in Burley, The White Buck for great Sunday lunch, Rhinefield House Hotel for a refined afternoon tea, cycling, golf at Burley (kids) & Remedy Oak (Adults), New Forest Water Park, crabbing in Mudeford Quay.

Mortlock, Matthews and Palmers September 2023

It's such a lovely house and all the children didn't want to leave! They especially loved the games room! The jacuzzi was awesome. It was amazing seeing the deer and horses in the field and on the lane. Our favourite places and things to do were the Hurst Castle walk, bike rides, walks, Buckler's Hard and the ponies blocking our way on the roads! Also the PS4 with the kids :)

Emily, Jonas, Louise, Amelia, Ginny, Koti, Tom & Ellie August 2023

Excellent, well prepared house. Kids enjoyed the games, toys and hot tub. 3 generations met up for 40th birthday party and had a good time. Our favourite things were the wagon ride in Burley, Kingston Lacey (National Trust), Liberty Owl and Reptile centre, Mudeford Beach.

Cooks family June 2023

5 stars! We most enjoyed spending time with our family in these beautiful surroundings. The cleanliness was excellent and we will definitely recommend to friends! Also compliments on your well stocked kitchen!

The Taylor family May 2023

Fantastic family weekend. Children loved the space raiders. House was very well equipped, hot tub was cool! Thank you.

Reese family March 2023

5 Stars. Spacious living areas, games room, hot tub! Would recommend to friend and family. Cleanliness was excellent. Everything we had hoped for and more. Thanks.

James, Shaun & gang January 2023

Thanks James for letting us share your beautiful house. The weather is not great in January so we just went for walks to the pub. We made good use of the house/hot tub, facilities are excellent. Games room a big hit. We enjoyed a lazy weekend, little walks down the lane. Hoping to come back and do more next time.

Yvonne & Co January 2023

Just perfect for our family weekend break to celebrate my wifes 60th birthday, James the host was very welcoming, the house and surroundings were amazing. We stayed in January when the weather is not at its best but still enjoyed the little walks down into Burley and made the most of the cosy log fires in the evening. The games room was a big hit with the younger family members

Shaun and family January 2023

Lovely way to spend our Mums 60th, had such a lovely time enjoying the house and surrounding area! The house had everything we needed and more, and we look forward to visiting in the summer!

Greys, Lewins, Carter and Narranjo family December 2022

Had an amazing weekend for my mums 60th, the family are already talking about returning in the summer! Lots of things to do and visit, and the host James was always happy to point us in the right direction/places to visit! The house had everything we needed with lovely views and surroundings. Thanks again and see you in the summer!

Daniel and family December 2022

Absolutely amazing house with epic facilities and so well equipped! This property is so cozy, we spent more time in the house than we expected! Our favourite places were the Bournemouth Christmas market and the food at The White Buck.

Colchester NCT group November 2022

Thanks so much for a fantastic stay! The house is beautiful with every facility we could have possibly needed. The location is idyllic. We all slept so well on the super comfy beds. The children loved the garden games and nobody actually wants to leave. We loved Moors Valley, Mudeford Quay & local walks.

The Milton Family September 2022

The most idyllic home in the most idyllic location. Everything was absolutely perfect! Everything is catered for in the home and such a wonderful place to walk and explore. Fantastic location! We loved the games room, Exbury Gardens and all the beautiful walks on the doorstep.

Leigh & family September 2022

We have had a fabulous time, you have thought of everything to make this a home away from home! The location is magical! Hope to be back soon.

Alex, Toby, Atticus, Austin, Iris & John August 2022

We loved it! We most enjoyed the location, the space in and outside the house, the kids have loved the go karts and tractor while adults have loved sitting on the patio and the table tennis of course! The cleanliness was excellent and we would definitely recommend.

A happy family August 2022

We have had a fabulous time, you have thought of everything to make this place and home away from home! The location is magical! Hope to be back soon! Our favourite things to do were Moors Valley Park, Highcliffe Beach, to drive to the woods and look out to the amazing view.

Ala, Toby, Atticus, Austin, Tris & John August 2022

Thank you for providing a lovely house in a beautiful location. The family has really enjoyed their time here.

Zoe and Hannah July 2022

An enjoyable week. The entire house was very well equipped for six adults and seven children. A lovely, restful house. The garden was great for children to play.

Sue July 2022

What a wonderful home, garden & position. A delight to have stayed here. Thank you. We enjoyed cycling, the beach..... well just about everything!

Charlie, Fiona & friends June 2022

We loved your home and wonderful place to celebrate our 80th birthdays. Kids loved the hot tub, Adults loved the house, garden & relaxing. Just lovely and fantastically equipped. We loved the Noisy Lobster at Avon beach and everything we did in the area.

David & Lynn June 2022

After arriving jet-lagged and blurry eyed from an overnight flight we arrived at this wonderful oasis-what a treat! The weather & company was spectacular. Hope we get back some day! Our favourite things to fo were walks in the woods and the forest villages.

Paul & Alison June 2022

Great location, fantastic owner, good facilities, comfy beds.

Ian April 2022

Peaceful setting, close to accessing places easily, loved the little explorer boxes for the children. Great place to recharge the batteries.

Winter family April 2022

Very wonderful place to stay, we used all the facilities :) Croquet for the teenagers, lovely hot tub, beautiful garden and situation, we loved the games!

Kedros and O'Connor family April 2022

We stayed in Burley with friends in a perfect location for walking and exploring the new forest. Really comfortable stay with lots of space, all the amenities you could hope for (such as well stocked kitchen for cooking, lovely cooker, utility room for coats and boots) plus more (books, photos, artwork) to make it feel like a home from home. Would love to try more homes with New Forest Escapes.

Sarah April 2022

Beautiful weather, lovely house with everything we needed. Enjoyed some long walks, the garden and hot tub. Thank you so much.

The Crawshaw family March 2022

Just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful weekend at your house. It’s a lovely house in a great spot - we can entirely see why you’re so fond of it. It worked really well for us all - the kids loved the pedal cars and hot tub (we all enjoyed the hot tub!). And the walk up the lane down onto the heath was just great in the sunshine. One of the girls managed to get her welly boots completely stuck in the mud 10 metres into the pond which added extra excitement :-)

Allistair March 2022

We’ve had a great time thank you! Day on the beach in Mudeford Sandbank today… with sunshine - so great end to the week. Everything at the house has been amazing!

Domi July 2021

I think the house is great. It feels like a house that is well kitted out for rentals, lots of great gadgets. I don’t think I have any negatives. I have rented lots of home, all over the world and this is a great house. The grounds are great, the sitting area in the kitchen is so lovely, the beds + bed linen is great - super comfy sleeps.

Sally July
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