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The house is best for groups of 10 adults, 2 children (in the single beds) and then 2 babies. All rooms (except bedroom 4) are suitable for travel cots.
The interior style is country comfortable, easy-going and relaxed. There are the owners’ family photographs, animal portraits, rugs thrown on boards, florals and antique chairs.
Downstairs the living areas are open-plan. The kitchen, stuffed with masses of kit for cooking. The owner is a ceramics 'hoarder'. There are loads of gorgeous serving dishes and pretty things. The kitchen is semi-open to the dining table area where a circular rustic table seats up to eight and big glazed doors slide open to the terrace.
The sitting room is well set up and stylish. There’s a wood burning stove and plenty of armchairs and deep sofas, piled with colourful cushions, for everyone to lounge in, or squirrel away with a book. It feels like a home from home. Lamps are interesting, textiles are varied through the styles and it's all combined with a relaxed 'thrown together' style. Off the sitting room, a playroom provides a kids’ escape space, with football table, TV and daybed. There are blackout blinds here and this is a useful extra bedroom.
Upstairs the bedrooms are big and bright. One has a super king, the other a king and a single next to it. Downstairs, there is a double bed with access on one side only, and next door, a twin or super king if they are made up together.
The downstairs bathroom has been fully renovated during lock-down and has been done well. The upstairs bathroom is dated but is fully functional, clean and sparkles. The water pressure is good for showers. Towels are fresh and fluffy and no shortcuts are taken for your comfort.
All in all: Forest Edge is about the village life experience. This is a lovely, well presented holiday home that’s set up for families and in a great spot.
Bedroom 1 : Upstairs - King size bed and a single bed Bedroom 2 : Upstairs - Super king size bed Bedroom 3 : Downstairs - 2 singles Bedroom 4 : Downstairs - Double Bed (5ft) Little Playroom : Downstairs, off the sitting room. Extra single bed and table football.
Family Bathroom : Upstairs bathroom with over head shower Family Bathroom : New downstairs bathroom with bath, separate shower, bidet
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Kitchen : Oven/ Two fridges / Freezer / Microwave / Dishwasher / Washing machine, Dryer Mod Cons : There is a 42" Smart TV in the sitting room. It is equipped with BT, Amazon Prime and Netflix.
Roberts Radio and Amazon Alexa in the kitchen.
Connectivity : Wifi is reasonable in the house. Kids' Stuff : Plenty of board games and books. A table football table in the playroom area.
One cot and one highchair.
Pets : Yes. 2 well behaved dogs are welcome for a small charge per dog per stay.
The garden is enclosed and very well fenced on two sides. The other two sides are hedge with non-electric stock netting to the front. This will keep in most dogs in.
There is a new (in May 2021) paved terrace which really makes the back garden a great entertaining space. You'll be able to keep the kitchen sliding doors open all day and enjoy the inside/outside feel. It gets hot here so a large umbrella is provided for summer.
Outside the large gardens are mainly lawned, ideal for family games. They are also well-enclosed and should contain all but the most determinedly adventurous dogs. There’s a good barbecue and picnic table for eating al fresco - a great way to enjoy long summer evenings and spectacular sunsets. If you don’t fancy cooking, we’ve tons of suggestions for tasty places to eat out. Or we can help you find a caterer; just ask. The kitchen here is well set up for it.
If you need more outdoor space, simply hop across the cattle grid and turn left. The little lane beyond goes nowhere and is of the prettiest and most perfect kind. For family walks with the smalls, learning to ride bikes, toddling along and smelling the flowers - it's the spot. Walk its length (about three minutes) and you’ll find yourself on the bowling-green-flat, pony-nibbled lawns of Pilley Green where local children play football and run around.
Garden : Large garden of 2/3rds an acre, mainly laid to lawn. Views to pony paddocks and small holdings from the kitchen and patio. There is a paved patio area that is being added, with lovely lighting, plus new furniture in May 2021.
There is a charcoal BBQ for guests to use, several good outdoor seating areas, a big picnic table.
Parking : Room for at least 3 cars parking on the driveway. More can park in the village parking just across the road by the shop (a 45 second walk).
The upstairs bathroom isn't the most luxurious, but it's clean, water pressure is good for an invigorating shower and towels are fluffy.
There is a cattle grid nearby the cottage and you can hear it at night when the rest of the village noises die down. All windows upstairs are double glazed so you can shut the noise out if you want.
Steven and Louise, the owners, do come and stay in an annexe at the property, on their way to and from their boat in Lymington. They park outside the property and have their own access. The annexe does not over look the main house or garden at all, and they do not stay in during the day. In short - they'll keep out of your way - but do ask them for local tips and info'. They're very well informed!
You can park right next to the front door. There are two steps up into the house. The downstairs bedrooms and entire downstairs are on one floor with no steps. The bathroom is roomy and has bath and shower. No grab or hand rails are provided however.
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
Arrive from: 5pm Depart before: 10am
Deposit: 50% Balance Due: 45 days before your stay Security Deposit: £500
A family of 3 generations had a fantastic week away at Forest Edge, helped by the amazing weather! Lovely, welcoming family home and garden in a perfect location. Great for walks straight onto the National Park, excellent food at the very local Fleur De Lys Pub and close to amenities of Lymington. We spent days on the beaches at Milton On Sea & Barton on Sea, both within 25 minutes drives & not use at all in mid July. The house was very well equipped & had everything we needed for an enjoyable staycation. The football table a particular hit in our family..its now on the birthday lists!July 2021
A lovely property set in a quiet village. The house had a real homely feel to it and felt warm and cosy in the evenings. The garden back onto a fields where horses are kept which adds to the feeling of being secluded. Lovely home and well worth a stay! we will definitely be backApril 2021
We had a lovely stay at Forest Edge with the family! The house is perfect, really spacious and a lovely garden to enjoy when the sun is shining! The house was clean and tidy and had all the bits and pieces you need to cook etc. Would 100% recommend to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in the beautiful New Forest!September 2020
A great stay with two families. Weather has been mixed and the house has given us space & views & some downtime, which we all needed. Usually, we spend a week on the North Norfolk coast but change of plans this year and we are so pleased with the result.
Thank you for a lovely weeks holiday. Beautiful weather, comfortable house, great location!
A wonderful family break with 4 children from 20 months to 17 years old. Loved the visits from the ponies and lollies from the local shop. Excellent food at the Fleur De Lys pub and perfect weather for BBQ's whilst watching the sunset. Barton on Sea and Milford on Sea provided great beach days. Fallen in love with the area and will definitely be back.
Forest Edge was the perfect place to stay for a week with 2 small children. Perfect location, beautiful house and garden. Loads of BBQs and fantastic al-fresco dining experiences. Lovely beaches, brilliant farm shop in Beaulieu. Lovely stay we'll remember for years to come.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the New Forest. Your home is the perfect home away from home! There was so much to explore near and far we will be back to continue our adventures. Many thanks, a happy family and baby from Kent!
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in your lovely house. It felt like a home from home and we couldn't have had a better time. We loved the New Forest and will definitely be back. Many thanks!
What can I say? This place is absolutely gorgeous. Perfect for family including my 80 year old mum - she loved looking out onto the garden and the horse paddocks. We all loved it. I want to stay forever!! Thank you.
What a wonderful part of the world this is! A long weekend did not come close to doing it justice. Forest Edge proved a fantastic base nonetheless with lovely spacious rooms and living spaces. All three generations are very sad to leave.
A lovely stay in a good house and great location. Loved Tanners Lane and Milford On Sea.
A lovely spacious house and peaceful setting. Community shop very useful. We really enjoyed the wood burner on our two rainy days and the garden on the sunnier ones!
Such a beautiful place and very peaceful. A lovely home with stunning views of the horses. We had regular donkey visitors at the front gate! The Fleur de Lys and Hobbler are also well worth visiting. There's also lovely walks down into Lymington and Tanners Lane. We also went horse riding with Brockenhurst riding stables which was well organised and great fun. We'll be back to this area again.
We had a lovely stay at Forest Edge, what an interesting house, full of character and in such a beautiful setting. We will surely be staying again in the future.
What a wonderfully well appointed cottage - everything has been thought of. Great location with village shop and pub serving excellent food within a short walk. Also easy to get to Brockenhurst by car or bike. The property is spacious, bright and airy with pretty views over the garden and surrounding fields. We really enjoyed the games room and cosy evenings in the sitting room. Our booking experience with New Forest Escapes and exchange with the owners was excellent. We felt very well looked after. Thank you for a great holiday. We very much hope to return.
I have recently enjoyed a stay at Forest Edge, a lovely spacious family home where you can choose to unwind in house or garden, catching up with all those unread books or explore the great outdoors. There are lovely walks straight from the front door and you soon find yourself on heathland and forest – the ponies are numerous and gorgeous. The village shop is just a short walk and the lovely old pub also within walking distance (a tasty pub lunch was sampled). It’s only a short drive into Lymington which is delightful and a trip over to the Isle of Wight is a treat. The house is in a great location to take advantage of an array of trips out and perfect for either family or adult breaks. I can certainly recommend it.
We had such a perfect weekend here at Forest Edge. The sun was shining and the ponies came to visit, Such a treat after so long stuck at home! Thank you so much.