Forest Edge

village-y, relaxed, comfortable

  • 10 + 2 babies
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2.5 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. At the back of the house there is a large paved patio area with lovely lighting and good terrace furniture.

This is perfect base 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.


£310 per night

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Here's your full run down of this place, inside and out...


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.
Floor plan


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

All the rest...

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).

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!


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.

Booking Information

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

Payment Info

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

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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.

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