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Here's your full run down of this place, inside and out...
We can’t overstate that life in this particular village is hugely affected by the New Forest wild animals. Based on rights going back for centuries, it is animal access all areas… including the little street this house watches over. Walk to the shops and you’ll meet donkeys mooching outside the mini Tescos or sleeping on pavements. Cattle sleep in the middle of the road. Last year, in the house just opposite, a donkey gave birth on their driveway!
The house is an oasis of calm in this already sleepy village. Walk inside and the serene style here will soon unruffle your feathers. It is smooth throughout; neutral base colours, sleek finishes and considered touches. The garden cabana is a clever design and allows for inside/outside living in style.
This period property is over 200 years old but the house itself recently had a full make-over by local interior designer company, 'Willow' of Lymington. Now the atmosphere is bang on trend; fresh and calm. The new, open-plan kitchen-sitting room is well kitted out. It's light and bright, stretching from from one side of the house to the other. A butler sink, a big mirrored window, Moles Breath paint from Farrow and Ball... the interior designers didn't miss a beat. You'll also find a glossy AGA, a gas hob, two electric ovens and a full set of new SMEG appliances. The kitchen table seats 8.
The ground floor open plan living space flows into a west-facing garden of grasses and olive trees that’s perfect for relaxing and entertaining. There is a light-festooned cabana with squishy cushions on deep rattan sofas which is a comfortable outdoor room whatever the weather. It provides shade in summer and somewhere to snuggle under a blanket with a glass of wine or a hot chocolate on cooler days and evenings.
The sitting room area is cosy with deep sofas for 5. It's built for getting cosy and chatting. Fancy some music? Sonos speakers will give you amazing sound quality - just make sure you've got your app and details with you.
Upstairs you'll find 3 chic bedrooms. The Master bedroom, with an en-suite rain shower and space for a travel cot. There is also a king size double room and a twin with singles that can be joined together into another king sized double. The style is modern, genteel and everywhere nods to the forest. We particularly love a tailored seat of lush green velvet in the main bedroom. The sparkling family bathroom has a shower over bath with overhead rain and hand held shower.
Master : King bed with en-suite shower and room for a travel cot Bedroom 2 : King bed Bedroom 3 : Twin or Super King if made up together
En-suite : Rain shower with WC Bathroom : Rain shower over bath with WC WC : Downstairs
All the rest...
Kitchen : An AGA oven and gas hob with two electric ovens / MEG fridge freezer / Double butler sink / Washing machine / Tumble dryer / Dishwasher / Microwave / Kettle / Toaster / Espresso Coffee machine
Mod Cons : Sonos Speakers / Smart TV and selection of SKY channels / Radio through the Smart TV.
Connectivity : WIFI here is good for the forest (18MBPS download). Kids' Stuff : We welcome 2 babies (in cots) and children over 8 years old. We have 1 travel cot and high chair. Kids plates and cups. Pets : 1 small and well behaved dog allowed for a small charge.
From the kitchen there are two big glass doors that open into a neat, enclosed garden with the 'cabana' outside space that takes centre stage. It's kitted out with squishy sofas to seat 6. Next to it a picnic table and benches to seat 8. The sun hits in the morning and afternoon through the warmer months. In winter anyone wanting a quiet spot for evening chats should head to the cabana with rugs and a glass of wine or creamy hot chocolate. The cosy atmosphere is enhanced by the trendy festoon lighting. The garden is simply planted and softened by climbing clematis and scented plants.
The garden is at the back of the house and very well landscaped. The lawn is astroturf so perfect all year! There is a BBQ-kitchen area right under the kitchen window, to allow platters and ingredients to be passed outside. It's another thoughtful touch from the well-travelled owners who have owned top-of-the-class holiday rental properties before.
Garden : The south facing garden is all about the cabana room and entertaining simply in style. There is a gas BBQ provided with an outside picnic table which seats 8. Parking : The front parking area is laid to gravel. You can fit 2 cars easily. There is plenty of space on the street outside for more cars.
The house is semi-detached and shares garden borders with several other village houses. The road here is a cul-de-sac so there is little traffic. Except for the ponies everywhere so make sure you close the gate!
It is 3 meters from the nearest parking place to the kitchen door, where there is a small step.
Downstairs is all on one level with an easily accessible toilet. There are good bannisters here.
Read our blog here about mobility and days out in the New Forest.
Free and 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
Changeover: You can begin your stay on any day except Sundays Arrive from: 5pm Depart before: 10am
Deposit: 50% Balance Due: 45 days before your stay Security Deposit: £350
Guests that have stayed here rate this place:
4.7 out of 5
As a family we were not sure what to expect from the property. However it surpassed our expectations. The house was equipped very well, beds comfy (which was a bonus), good living area and very enjoyable outside space The location is a short 10 minute walk from the village which was fine for us Highly recommended and would use againSeptember 2021
Had a fantastic stay at this lovely house. Location was great, the house was lovely, very clean snd lots of included extras. Easy walk into Brockenhurst with great restaurants. Loved seeing the donkeys wandering by!September 2021
Four of us stayed at Brockwell for 3 nights and we really couldnt fault a single thing. From the booking process and communication before our stay to the accommodation itself, everything was absolutely perfect. The property is high end and every detail had been though off. The location is ideal, a great base to explore the village and surrounding areas. I will 100% book again and cant recommend highly enough.June 2021
One of the loveliest rental homes we have stayed in. The layout is brilliant and optimises use of the space allowing for a big kitchen, large dining area and open plan living. Great with the family. Two of the bedrooms are quite small but were beautifully finished and fine for us. The whole property is beautifully decorated and has a really stylish yet homely feel to it. Enjoyed using the Aga too! Thank you for a great stay!June 2021
We had the best week in Brockenhurst and Brockwell couldn't have been more perfect. A gorgeous house, beautifully laid out and decorated with a lovely outdoor space. We were very lucky with the weather and were able to use the outdoor space and BBQ. We walked the spit to Hurst Castle, did the drive and ornamental walk down Rhinefield Road and lots of other walks nearby. Had a lovely dinner at the Cambium Restaurant at Carey's Manor Hotel and lunch at The Gun Inn - all highly recommended to anyone else staying here. Thanks for a great week!June 2021
The property is well-situated so that you can walk from the house to the New Forest. Brockenhurst is a nice village with pubs and shops. You can also easily get to the coast where there are some further fantastic walks starting from Lymington, which itself is worth a visit. You can also do a day trip on the ferry to the Isle of Wight. The house itself is comfortable with a nice sized garden for sitting and socialising. Overall, a great place to stay for a few days.April 2021
Brockwell is absolutely gorgeous, well appointed and a great size. A great location to get out and visit the New Forest. Even in the cold we could enjoy the garden. The photos dont do it justice. We will definitely be back!January 2021
Beautifully presented and well maintained home. Loved the outside cabana and the warm welcome - tea and cake, lights on.... Thank you for a lovely stay.November 2020
Incredibly clean and will provisioned for property. Fabulous location in terms of access to lots of walking and cycling without needing a car. Great interiors (everything has been thought of) and lovely secure gardenNovember 2020
Standard of accommodation was fantastic, so clean and fixtures and fittings were high spec. Immaculately clean and presented. Great location for walks.October 2020
Brockwell met expectations. Lovely house well designed,comfortable, clean. Would definitely recommend and revisit.October 2020
Brilliant location and comfortable base. The house had everything that you could need. Really loved the enclosed garden and seating area. We didnt have to worry about our dog escaping. 3 adults and a small dog stayed there. It was perfect for us. Might be cosy for 6 adults but if the weather is good the sheltered seating area outside is perfect. It is easy to walk from the property to both the village centre and a number of eateries. They even provide a torch as it can be dark at night. It was really lovely to be greeted by donkeys and horses every morning too!September 2020
My family and I had the most incredible time in the New Forest last week, looked after by New Forest Escapes. The cottage was spectacular and exactly what we needed for a much needed break. Sarah and Dinah were so helpful with recommendations for where to try our hand at kayaking, horse riding, canoeing, cycling and more, and have the most delicious meals, too. We hope to be back soon. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.August 2020
We had a fantastic week at Brockwell, What a lovely cottage, everything we needed really for a good break. The weather was fantastic which certainly helps. We felt very happy turning up at the property with the current Covid situation - although we still cleaned Kitchen equipment & took our own Pillows & Quilt it wasnt really necessary as the property looked so clean ,,,,just extra precautions for our peace of mind really. We loved the accommodation, it has been done to a very high standard with all the homely goodies we needed while away on Holiday. We especially loved the outdoor covered seating area, great for a bit a shelter from the sun, Chilling under & enjoying the early Morning with Breakfast !! We cannot think of any improvements or recommendations at all as it was such a great place. Brockenhurst itself is lovely, the The Pubs & restaurants were all great, we had so many lovely evenings sitting out for meals in the sun, we especially enjoyed your recommendations of The Pig Resturant- Great Food & what a nice place, Good job we went mid week else we would have been trying to go Again !!!! We took our 3 Bikes with us & had three lovely 10 mile treks along the tracks , we ended up at The Oak Pub in Bank which was a great turning point & a nice refreshing drink, another day we had a Picnic at Wooten Bridge- Lovely spot by the small River . Thanks again for all your help over the last few months especially with all the help on the Cover situation & assuring us of all the precautions you had put in place to enable us to have a stress free Holiday. Speak soon take care, all the best AndrewAugust 2020
Beautiful little hide away, great location to explore from!
We stayed at Brockwell for a week in August with our adult children as part of my husband’s 60th birthday celebrations. The cottage was lovely - very comfortable and well equipped. A lot of care has gone into the decoration and furnishing and both are of a high standard. Everything was very clean, which we appreciated. The garden is very nice and we enjoyed a couple of bbqs in the sunshine. The outside room was very comfortable and is in the sun in the morning - perfect for a cup of tea. It was great to be able to walk into the village centre as well as straight onto the forest. We would happily stay here again.
We had a fantastic week at Brockwell, We felt very happy turning up at the property with the current Covid situation - although we still cleaned Kitchen equipment & took our own Pillows & Quilt it wasn’t really necessary as the property looked so clean, Just extra precautions for our peace of mind really. We loved the accommodation, it has been done to a very high standard with all the homely goodies we needed while away on Holiday. We especially loved the outdoor covered seating area, great for a bit a shelter from the sun, Chilling under & enjoying the early Morning with Breakfast !! We cannot think of any improvements or recommendations at all as it was such a great place. Brockenhurst itself is lovely, the The Pubs & restaurants were all great, we had so many lovely evenings sitting out for meals in the sun, we especially enjoyed your recommendations of “ The Pig “ Restaurant- Great Food & what a nice place, Good job we went mid week else we would have been trying to go Again !!!! We took our 3 Bikes with us & had three lovely 10 mile treks along the tracks , we ended up at The Oak Pub in Bank which was a great turning point & a nice refreshing drink, another day we had a Picnic at Wooten Bridge- Lovely spot by the small River…. Thanks again for all your help over the last few months especially with all the help on the Covid situation & assuring us of all the precautions you had put in place to enable us to have a stress free Holiday.
We had a lovely week thank you. The cottage was spotlessly clean (and we're really fussy ;-)) and the little additional notes around the house regarding cleaning worked really well. We very much look forward to our return visit in October.
Brockwell was everything we could have wished for. Stunning inside, very comfortable and high spec. The Aga kept the place warm and cosy. Outside the enclosed garden was perfect, south facing with a beautiful covered seating area. The cottage is well situated for the forest and many good eating pubs, also only a short drive to the lovely coastal walks and shops in Lymington. We would love to return.
Well appointed home, with everything you need to hand. Stylish and modern, with nice touches. The kitchen's best feature has got to be the aga. It was a real pleasure cooking meals. The downstairs space was perfect for dining, as well as keeping the kids entertained. The garden with the outdoor covered seating area was a bonus when things got too hectic inside!... Bedrooms were a good size with really comfy beds. Bed linen smelt fresh and clean and towels were fluffy and thick. Overall a great stay.
Thank you so much for being a great host! We will definitely be back, the house was absolutely immaculate and beautifully designed. We were blown away by it.....wonderful
Beautiful home for a family stay. Well appointed home, with everything you need to hand. Stylish and modern, with nice touches. The kitchens best feature has got to be the aga. It was a real pleasure cooking meals. The downstairs space was perfect for dining, as well as keeping the kids entertained. The garden with the outdoor covered seating area was a bonus when things got too hectic inside!... Bedrooms were a good size with really comfy beds. Bed linen smelt fresh and clean and towels were fluffy and thick. Overall a great stay.
We had a wonderful stay and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and loved Brockwell, super house, comfortable and well appointed. Everyone had fun, walking, beach playing, biking etc from 65 - 3 1/2 months old!
Beautifully furnished and brilliantly equipped property with a lovely comfortable garden area for relaxing. High end finishing touches and quality beds/ bedding made this a very comfortable stay.
We have had a super weeks stay and house is very comfortable and well equipped for our first visit to the area. Highlights of the week include swimming and inflatable course at the sea water baths, a really fantastic days cycling from Brockenhurst (bike hire in the station good value and very friendly) and seeing lots of friendly donkeys :) We have enjoyed eating at The Mayflower (small portions but excellent food), The Angel & Blue Pig and particularly good food at Rivaaz Indian in the High Street.
We had a really nice break staying at your wonderful house! So quiet and amazingly well equipped. Thanks loads.
We have all had a great weekend, lovely weather, great meals out. We went to Beaulieu and saw the donkeys in the High Street. A lovely house, very homely and well equipped - good to have the parking clocks. We celebrated Geoff and Julie's 40th Wedding Anniversary.
Thank you for a lovely stay. We had a fun stay enjoying Peppa Pig Land, strawberry picking and walks by the sea. It was a lovely family weekend away!
We arrived at Brockwell on a cold dark Friday evening feeling tired after a busy work week. Once inside we both felt immediately relaxed. What a gorgeous cottage! The Aga gave that wonderful warm feeling of cosiness and welcome and we felt immediately 'at home’. Uncluttered stylish design…..the look is sort of Soho House does Forest Cottage, very cool but keeping true to the wonderful New Forest influences. Lots of greens and relaxed soft greys etc. We felt as if we were in a luxurious boutique hotel hideaway, so relaxing. Couldn’t fault the attention to detail…Nespresso machine for all important coffee/Sonos system/great TV with all the channels/very comfy beds and linens/great bathrooms etc etc. In the morning we came down to see the lovely garden with fabulous seating area for relaxing with morning coffee. Definitely will be visiting again, after 3 nights there we felt as if we had really chilled out and can’t wait till the next time.