Little Patch

chic, rural, styled

  • 6 + 1 baby
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Forest Retreat
  • Luxury
  • Family Friendly

Up a gravel track onto the hillside, this smart oak framed house is beautifully produced for guests who want some serious relaxing. You’ll be spoilt for choice; breakfast by birdsong, pottering to the pub, and supper under the stars… It is all served with a generous helping of the very smart, very chic, ‘Hamptons’ style.

The Hamptons is a place close to home for the owner who lives in Connecticut. She’s bought items from her favourite US stores over so expect clever use of neutral fabrics and texture. There’s a small outdoor cabana and wicker furniture and a second sitting room in the annexe. The views from the verandah are bucolic through the tree tops and down to the ponies on the water meadow.

You’ll see plenty of wildlife here. The New Forest here is wilder than the southern National Park areas. You will see deer, ponies, and in autumn, pigs, wandering past on the gravel lane. Try to walk from here at dawn and dusk – you’ll get the drenched in Britain’s best birdsong all the way.

Active folk may want to bike (on and off road) and horse ride locally. Water lovers will want to head to the New Forest Aqua Park, 10 minutes away – it’s very good.

There are several good pubs near. For ingredients head to Hockeys farm shop for coffee and to cuddle small animals too. If you want the coast for a day, drive to Mudeford or Avon beach, both 25 minutes to the south.

from

£200 per night

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

Inside

The cottage feels very foresty. It feels like it's in the trees, the canopy on one side and the hillside on the other, cocooning you in greenery, and with little car noise or tarmac road near, it feels more like a retreat than a holiday cottage.

The house is oak framed, and finished externally with black wooden boarding. The calm feeling of a nurtured nature fills the house. Nothing clashes here, it’s very smart and in good condition. A smart oak framed glass extension has been added to the kitchen, which fills the room with light.

The kitchen and dining area are open plan, with a door onto the terrace for easy access to arranging outdoor meals. There are good SMEG appliances and everything is ship shape and readily set up for guests; including thoughtful touches like dried herbs beautifully labelled, pretty serving dishes and such.

The sitting room is a generous size for 6. There is enough space for everyone to be comfortable, with a deep sofa for 3, and best of all, a big picture window with broad bench seat right the way across it – perfect for reading a book, daytime naps, and generally vegging’ out. The TV is 44". For those of you who love their neutrals and their textiles, you'll be inspired; huge embroidered cushions, linen upholstery, leather chairs, sheepskin and sisal rugs. Those who love retro, or educating their kids about life before the iphone, there's a new record player in the sitting room and a selection of records.

The three bedrooms all face the hillside. The views are full of greenery; bracken, holly and hedgerow coppice. You might spot ponies, deer and hear owls at night. The two double rooms are a good size. The smallest room is the twin toward the terrace, but it’s still a good size. Do view the virtual tour for the full view.

There are two family bathrooms. The one nearest the twin room is the biggest and built by someone who likes to spend time luxuriating in a big bath. The second shower room has a really good size walk in shower.

Across the terrace in the summer house, is a good size seating area. It has another big TV (44”) so is good for cinema nights, or if you need downtime to write a book, sketch, give the kids some space. It’s a good multi functional space with a couple of sofas and lovely views through the big windows at the front.

There is a small utility room and loo just off the kitchen for washing and drying kit.
Floor plan

Sleeping...

Bedroom 1 : With kingsize bed with feather & down duvet
Bedroom 2 : With kingsize bed with feather & down duvet
Bedroom 3 : Twin beds with feather & down duvet

Bathrooms...

Family Bathroom : Large bathroom with bath, separate shower, sink and loo.
Downstairs lo : Next to kitchen via the laundry room

All the rest...

Kitchen : Neff electric oven and microwave / 5 gas hob / Large American fridge freezer with ice dispenser / Double butler sink / Washing machine / Tumble dryer / Dishwasher / Kettle / 2 Slice Toaster / Smeg Drip Filter Coffee machine / Cafeteria.
Mod Cons : Hive heating / Roberts radio / 44" Smart TV in the sitting room and in the annexe sitting room
Connectivity : Good WIFI, reasonable mobile signal for most networks
Kids' Stuff : We have 1 travel cot (60cm x 115cm) and high chair. Kids plates, cups and cutlery.
Pets : 1 small well behaved dog welcome for a small charge per stay

Outside

The verandah wraps around the front of the house and there are two Adirondack chairs by the front door. This is the spot for the best view.

The view here is bucolic and gentle. From the house you can see down through the oak tree canopies and into the water meadow valley below. So in autumn you can see the naughty pigs on their explorations from time-to-time.

The terrace sits between the house and the annexe. There’s plenty of room here for the outdoor table (seats 6). The cabana is part of the annexe and has a good wicker sofa which is well set in away from the rain, so you can relax outside here and enjoy the wilder weather in the dry.

Below the house and parking area there are 2 more wooden Adirondack chairs.

At the back of the house is the hot tub which is sheltered from any wind with slatted fencing.
Garden : The kitchen room has double doors that open up onto a small terrace. To the left, with access from the kitchen door, is another terrace with a solid table for outdoor meals. This seats 8. Plus
There is a charcoal Weber BBQ for guests to use. The forest private garden is all about the cabana room and entertaining simply in style.
Parking : Parking for 3 cars outside the house. The drive is steep and gravel so not for nervous drivers.

Home truths

The track to the house is gravel and in pretty good condition. The driveway is steep and you will need to take it steady to get up to the parking area.

The neighbours are sensitive about noise and yappy dogs, so please only stay here with a calm dog who is used to staying away from home.

Please make sure there is no loud noise before 8am, reduced noise after 9pm and just quiet conversation after 10pm.

Accessibility

The drive is steep and won't suit those who have very limited mobility.

Whilst you can park within 10 metres of the front door, there are 15-20 steps to climb up to get there. Inside the house is on one floor, as is the terrace and annexe.

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. Logs are supplied in winter. 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

Guests that have stayed here rate this place:

5 out of 5

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The location...

The property is positioned within the quintessential New Forest landscape. You will see donkeys and horses roaming free, beautiful thatched cottages and shallow brooks for paddling in or picnicking by, Out of the back gate is direct access to the open forest and cross-country walks with breath-taking views across the New Forest and beyond. The Alice Lisle pub with its delicious food, wonderful history and beautiful setting by Rockford Lake is less than a mile walk away, often with the ice-cream van parked en-route for a post-lunch or dinner treat on the way home.

Exploring the Hampshire / Dorset coast is easy from here. (Mudeford, with it's water sports and crabbing is 30 minutes away and Boscombe beaches just 25 minutes). Family-friendly activities such as the New Forest Water Park, Moors Valley Country Park and the Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park are all between 10 and 20 minutes away.

The house is in the far western limit of the National Park. The 'village' (it's tiny and has no shops) area feels very Hampshire; safe, pretty and perfect. It's really only the naughty pigs that defy any behaviour codes here!

The North of the New Forest, (that’s everywhere above Lyndhurst…) is wild and beautiful. 

It is widely regarded as the wildest part of the National Park. There are fewer roads and even fewer boundary markers which makes for big views and bigger skies.

Need more info, or not quite what you’re looking for..?

Don’t worry, we’re always on-hand to help and our personalised booking process will match the right house to the right guests!

We're all locals and know the houses and Forest like the backs of our hands, 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 01590 462005

Email us hello@newforestescapes.com

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