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Fern Villa

...uninhibited, countryside, frolics

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Fern Villa offers just the ticket to savour countryside living, with wide-skied wanderlust on your doorstep, and plenty of creature comforts upon your return… 

Under the high ceilings of our 20th Century cottage, there’s ample room to make yourselves at home- be that in the show-stopping orangery, the magazine-worthy kitchen, the cat-nappable snug, or the well-loved garden. If there was as soundtrack to staying here, it would likely include birdsong, laughter and popping corks.

Originally home to the Brockenhurst Stationmaster, we love how our home’s Edwardian ‘bones’ are now swathed in a mix of Colefax & Fowler wallpapers, original art, and House of Hackney accessories- accentuating all of the gorgeous original features that lay within.

Rise & shine with a sense of adventure… your prime Brockenhurst location means you are just a three minute amble into acres of nature-filled adventures. However you spend your days, you can’t help but to recalibrate, ground yourself and embrace off-grid fabulousness!

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£250 / night

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Inside

Boasting a marble floor, copper worktops + art deco bar stools; your kitchen gives off serious champagne & oyster bar vibes (good times are sure to flow!). We love how generous the space is, with its double butler sinks, double dishwashers and double wine fridges… there’s a definite glass half full ethos!

The beautiful orangery provides just the spot to lose track of time, and we can picture how lazy brunches may well spill over into special suppers & late night chatter. Framed by an ancient magnolia tree outside, everyone will feel head of the table amongst the laidback luxe decor. Flow in & out as you please from the double doors here, or slip off into the snug for a night cap on the pink sofa.

Upstairs four birdsong-filled bedrooms await. Each with their own unique character, the master ‘boudoir’ and en-suite feels extra oh la la, and the quirky family bathroom is within easy reach for everyone.

From its reclaimed wooden floors & vintage finds, to the dramatic wallpaper & plush furniture- Fern Villa exemplifies how nature & nurture can working harmoniously together. Your host’s Scandi roots shine through, and whilst each room is wildly different, everything is anchored with a green ‘soul’.
Floor plan

Sleeping...

Master Bedroom King size bed with ensuite / Feather bedding / Hair dryer.
Bedroom 2 Double bed with feather bedding.
Bedroom 3 King bed with feather bedding.
Bedroom 4 King bed with feather bedding.

Bathrooms...

Family Bathroom Bath with integrated shower, heated towel rail, basin and wc.
Ensuite bathroom Walk-in shower, heated towel rail, double basin and wc.
Cloakroom Sink, heated towel rail, wc, washing machine & dryer.

All the rest...

KitchenRangemaster double oven with 5 gas hob / Dishwasher / Fridge/Freezer / Microwave / Wine cooler / Kettle / 4 Slot toaster / Bialetti coffee maker (Use on hob only) / Blender/mixer.
ConnectivityGreat WiFi connection.
Kids' StuffA travel cot dimensions - 98 x 68.7 x 69 cm and high chair.
PetsWell-behaved dogs are welcome in the downstairs area (not allowed on the carpets) and the garden is well fenced & enclosed at Fern Villa.

Outside

Plot your day from the garden sofa, with a coffee in-hand… the magnolia tree (planted in 1910) here provides the perfect shade from morning sun!

Paying homage to the Stationmaster’s love of gardening, outside is still very well-tended, and the mature planting gives a sese of tranquillity and privacy. We love how you can open the kitchen & living room’s doors to bring the outside-in.

After a day exploring Brockenhurst on-foot or wheels, you can definitely put your feet up and relax into sun-slowed evenings & BBQs back home.

You may spot ‘The Nest’ behind the planting at the bottom of your garden- this lovely self-catering annexe is another New Forest escape, and may be rented in unison with Fern Villa. Just ask us if you are looking for more room/ a separate area for guests!

There's ample room for 2 cars to park on your driveway (please read the Home Truths), and you may well find you leave your car parked for the duration of your stay, as so much is within walking distance!
GardenGarden dining table & chairs / Fire pit / Charcoal BBQ.
EV ChargingVehicle charging is possible via the mains electricity in the property. At the time of booking, you will be required to select how many electric vehicles you will be charging during your stay; as a £35 surcharge is applicable for each EV car per booking. Please only use the external plug point and bring your own charging cables.

Home truths

Part of the charm at Fern Villa is that you will likely be in the mix with New Forest ponies and donkeys, who freely roam the streets and village! Lovely as they are, they must be kept out of the grounds by keeping the front gate closed (they wreak absolute carnage with rubbish bins and gardening + can cause great harm to themselves by eating something they shouldn't!).

As mentioned, there is another New Forest escape at the bottom of your garden. 'The Nest' is a lovely self-contained spot which should cause you no bother during your stay. Well portioned by planting, please just do be careful not to block the guests driveway access, by ensuring that you only park outside Fern Villa - leaving the drive that runs alongside the house completely clear.

If you would like to extend your guest list, or have a family member who would prefer privacy, you may be able to rent the Nest alongside your Fern Villa booking (availability dependant). Please just ask us!

Accessibility

Fern Villa's 4 bedrooms are all located on the upper floor. There are steps leading up to the master suite and the family bathroom, with a further step to access the next three bedrooms. Please be aware that there is also a small step down to access the family bathroom.

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% at booking
Balance Due: 45 days before you stay
Security Deposit: £350

Location, location, location...

Wowee- Fern Villa has an abundance of open countryside right on its doorstep! At the end of your road you’ll find acres of pastures new to explore- filled with free roaming New Forest ponies, donkeys and pigs (during pannage), to greet you on your travels. You’ll be spoilt for choice with all of the tracks on offer… most of which end up passing a lovely pub as a cherry on top!

For even more adventures, Brockenhurst Manor Golf Club welcomes visitors to its stunning 18 hole course just under a mile away. If you are looking for more of a pamper, head to Senspa (also a mile away) for a Thai-inspired treatment. As a surefire crowd pleaser for everyone on your guest list, The Pig is only 1.3 miles away, and boasts a fab homegrown menu of locally-sourced food with stunning grounds & kitchen gardens to explore.

Stock up at the bakers, grocers and butchers in Brockenhurst Village (0.3 miles away), or catch the train into Lymington to top up at the Saturday market- either way you can leave the car at home.

Boat lovers will love Lymington Quay, whilst ‘Brockenhurst Beach’ lets you dip your toes in and cool off on a summer's day… perfection!

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Guests that have stayed here say...

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This is its the perfect location for exploring the New Forest! I love the flow between the kitchen and dining ... 18th March 2024 Read More
I love how nature is brought in here, and that everything feels welcoming and laid back. The orangery reminds ... 10th March 2-24 Read More

Guests that have stayed here say...

This is its the perfect location for exploring the New Forest! I love the flow between the kitchen and dining areas and how everyone can spill in an out as they please. This is definitely a home-from-home where you can let your hair down and lose track of time.

Lauren - New Forest Escapes 18th March 2024

I love how nature is brought in here, and that everything feels welcoming and laid back. The orangery reminds me of The Pig, and I can imagine chatting the night away here with friends and family.

Sarah- New Forest Escapes 10th March 2-24