Forest Edge

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  • a perfect base...

  • relax, explore...

  • perfect for families...

Forest Edge

at a Glance...

  • 10 - best 8 + 2 children + 2 babies
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Forest Retreat
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly

Forest Edge does space really well. This village home is fresh and airy and has lots of generously sized rooms where friends and family can get together to eat, relax and play. Gardens stretch to two-thirds of an acre with views across paddocks and woodland, while the house overlooks a picturesque green. There is a paved patio area that is being added, with lovely lighting, plus new furniture in May 2021.

It is perfect for exploring the area. Come here for relaxation, family adventures and slice of life in the slow lane. Our favourite wild beach and Lymington town are all close – about 5 minutes drive for both.

The immediate surrounds of the heathery moor and forest are beautiful. The views are dotted with ponies in every direction. Especially in the centre of the village. Apart from dog walkers, it’s mostly the ponies you’ll meet on your travels. This area is a favourite haunt of the local New Forest breed and you’ll also meet donkeys, cows, (and possibly the odd pig in Autumn) roaming through the village. All call this area home, and will graze right up to the front gate.

The beach at Tanners Lane, wild and totally unspoilt, is 3 miles to the south. The coastal path here is in good condition and the views to the Isle of Wight are superb.  Lymington is also 3 miles. It is charming, full of bustle and life. Foodies have plenty to look forward to here too.

All-in-all it’s a lovely holiday house, well presented and set up for families, in a great spot. Get ready for British village life at its best.

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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, is semi-open to the dining area where a 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 enough armchairs and deep sofas, piled with colourful cushions, for everyone to lounge in, or squirrel away with a book. 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.

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.

The owners Stephen and Louise were locals and they say that the village comes into its own in summer with gardens to visit (through the National Open Garden Scheme). They also recommend the old phone box as a must-visit – it’s now a community book swap facility.

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.

Best for

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.

Home Truths…

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!

Accessibility

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.

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£310 per night

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Sleeping...

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.

Bathrooms...

Family Bathroom :Upstairs bathroom with over head shower
Family Bathroom :New downstairs bathroom with bath, separate shower, bidet
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All the rest...

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.

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.
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).
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 welcomed at £40 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.

Arrival & Departure

Arrive from: 5pm / Depart before: 10am

Included in your stay...

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 a welcome pack with some treats to get you going for tea when you arrive. Enjoy!

Payment Info

A 50% deposit is required to confirm your booking, with the remaining balance due 8 weeks before your stay. A security deposit is due before you arrive and for this house it's £500

good to know...

We're all locals so if you have any queries about the information we have provided or have any special requests for your stay, please just ask:

Call us +44 (0) 1590 462005

Email us hello@newforestescapes.com

what makes this special...

The Fleur De Lys pub is one of the oldest in the New Forest and 500 metres from the house (measured!) It’s recorded that the first pint was pulled there in 1096. It’s as British and lovely as they come. A deep thatched roof, massive oak beams, vast fireplaces, wobbly floors and walls. Vanessa and Steve now run it. The food here is good and plenty of locals return time and again.  In winter there is no better spot to hide from the world and get cosy. For those fancying the paranormal there is plenty on offer here too. The Grey Lady is a resident. Apparently the well ‘shows activity’ and if you’re late enough you might be unlucky enough to hear the bumps that come in the night. 

The village shop is fantastic. Small, community-run and stocking all sorts of basics. They have a micro cafe at the front which is well worth a visit. Stopping here for 30 minutes will help the most frazzled of folk to absorb the sleepy-feel here. 

For those wanting a day walk with a special meal (and others can drive here and meet the walking crowd), we suggest heading north from here and after 2 hours walk, you’ll  reach The Pig Hotel (crossing only one road on the way). If you can’t get the slot you want, don’t worry, call the office and we’ll try for you. We have the concierge number…

don't just take our word for it...

Read real reviews from guests that have stayed with us at Forest Edge

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!

Brackenbury familySeptember 2020

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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!

The MoxhamsSeptember 2020

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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.

Karen TurnerSeptember 2019

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.

Sayre Robinson-Horley and the Ricketts FamilySeptember 2019

A lovely stay in a good house and great location. Loved Tanners Lane and Milford On Sea.

The Finnigan FamilyAugust 2019

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!

The WestcottsAugust 2019

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.

Helen Vines & FamilyJune 2019

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.

The Hook FamilyJune 2019

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.

The Elliot Family May 2019

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.

Family KApril 2019

the location...

One of the quirkiest villages in the forest, principally because of the amazing village shop (they play records outside on warm days), the cattle, donkeys and ponies who live in the 'high street' and the pub (which is meant to be haunted). 10/10 all round.

Lymington is often in The Times ‘Top 10 places to live in the UK’.  Obviously we are totally biased and agree. It is marvellous. The quality of life here is very good. The town is surrounded by National Park to the north, coastal otherwise. There is a good mix of industry (boats) and retail. Less obvious is the connection to the rural workings of the National Park itself.

The community here is very diverse in its interests and the town really does make sure that everyone is catered to…it is always busy with something going on from the Saturday market to St Barbe Museum, with multiple play parks and of course cafe and restaurants galore. And if you manage to get through all that, then you could always jump on the ferry to the Isle of Wight – just a short 30 minute journey across the Solent.

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Forest Edge
from £310 per night

Pilley, Lymington

at a Glance...

  • 10 - best 8 + 2 children + 2 babies
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Forest Retreat
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly

This bright and airy family home in a sweet village, home to many wandering animals and a community shop that a Dibley vicar would be proud of. It will suit any family wanting to relax, play and explore the area. Beach 3 mins by car.

all the Essential details...

Sleeping...

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.

Bathrooms...

Family Bathroom :Upstairs bathroom with over head shower
Family Bathroom :New downstairs bathroom with bath, separate shower, bidet

All the rest...

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.

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.
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).
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 welcomed at £40 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.

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