more reviews from our guests...
We have just returned from Ploughman's Cottage and the Pig Shed after celebrating my husband's birthday with our family. Both properties are beautiful, well equipped, so comfortable and lovingly looked after and are set in pretty gardens in a stunning location. Would highly recommend to anyone. We were also able to take our much loved dog along too - he approved! Close to beaches, forest walks, Lymington - it really did have everything we wanted and more.
Kathy RansomJanuary 2020verified
Dear Jane, Rachel and Sarah I will leave feedback on FB later today but just wanted to say thank you for your help and excellent customer service over the past few months. This is our 2nd time booking with New Forest Escapes (last year at The Old Post Office but sadly now don’t allow dogs) and we will be singing your praises to friends and family. Ploughmans & Pig Shed were lovely, quirky and very comfortable . The owner was cutting grass when we arrived so it was nice to meet him. Hopefully see you next year .
Maureen TicknerSeptember 2019
We were three families with young kids (5 kids under 4) and we had a lovely time. The outdoor spaces are great for young kids and the location near enough to London not to be a chore and with a raft of local activities - the 3 year olds went on a 1 hour hack at nearby stables and we all went to the beach one day too, plus seeing the ponies of the New Forest (not so easy to see from the car seats though).
Julia and familyJune 2018
This beautiful house was to bring my family together to celebrate my daughter's 7th birthday and my parent's 70th. It was an absolutely fantastic weekend. I can't really comment on the local area as we barely left the house and garden for 48 hours. All rooms were comfortable, super-clean and nicely decorated. The living space for our big gang was brilliant. The kids basically didn't come indoors all day and ran around like loons in the garden and caravan... AND got to feed a friendly donkey who came to hang out by the gate for a while. Lovely bathrooms and wood burner for a chilly evening. We put the 70 year olds in the 'shed' - the most beautiful shed I've ever seen to give them some well deserved space from the grandchildren. They even had a lie in!All in all, a magical weekend in a beautiful, spacious, well equipped (OH the toys they have!) house. Thank you. We shall return.
Anne from Croscombe, WellsMay 2018
A wonderful 4 night stay at Ploughman's Cottage. Plenty of space for running around for our busy 3 year old and plenty of comfort for our 6 month old including high chairs and toys etc. Great location, near to a lovely secluded beach and what more could you ask with a lovely pub next door. Would definitely stay again and absolutely recommend.
Jenna from Carmarthen, March 2018
We had a weekend family party, small children through to birthday boy who was 70. Everyone had such a good time, the house is so welcoming and comfortable. Keeping small children happy is key to everyone else being able to relax so finding a hoard of toys is a good start. A large and random collection of crockery and glassware also suggests that a slight accident isn't going to destroy the matching set! We spent most of our waking hours in the house in the kitchen diner, round the table chatting, eating and enjoying the view through the huge window into the garden. We really enjoyed the quiet surroundings, and the East End Arms next door was a bonus for our celebratory meal. We would all like to go back.
Budgen familyMay 2017
Ploughmans Cottage and Pig Shedfrom £300
East End, Hampshire
at a Glance...
- 6-8 + 4 kids + 2 babies
- 5 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Close to Coast
- Younger Families
- Dog Friendly
Come here for family groups who want flexi bed spaces and stretch-limo-living; 2 parts ‘the good life’… 1km from the beach… It’s designed to be a relaxing, interesting family base from which to conduct marvellous ‘Swallows and Amazons’ adventures – for the all the family.
all the Essential details...
|Bedroom 1 :||Super King bed with en-suite shower room, easily fits travel cot.|
|Bedroom 2 :||Super King (or twin), easily fits travel cot.|
|Bedroom 3 :||Single bed (upstairs) is a full size and 6" off the floor, for small children just in beds, easily fits travel cot.|
|Bedroom 4 :||Triple bunk beds (downstairs), easily fits travel cot.|
|Bedroom 5 :||Four poster double bed, Kingsize (The Shed), easily fits travel cot.|
|Bedroom 6 :||Bunk beds (The Shed), easily fits travel cot.|
|One :||Shower room (downstairs)|
|Two :||Ensuite shower room|
|Three :||Shower room (The Shed)|
All the rest...
|Garden :||Large enclosed garden great for kids exploring adventures and with its own mini Gypsy caravan and a twigloo.|
|Kitchen :||Range cooker / SMEG Fridge Freezer / Washing machine / Microwave / Dishwasher / Good selection of serving dishes and general cookery items.|
|Mod Cons :||Speakers provided, 23″ TV with Freeview TV / DVD player and good DVD selection. In the Pig Shed there is a TV to use to watch DVDs (over 100 there) or to sign into your Netflix account|
|Connectivity :||WiFi (sometimes slow) and mobile signal is not good at the house - but it is by the pub!|
|Parking :||Up to 5 cars|
|Kids' Stuff :||Good selection of kids kit and toys. 2 cots. 2 highchairs. Bumbo. Toys for all ages of children. Wooden train set. Extensive fancy dress selection for ages 2-7 ish. Masses of games, jigsaws and puzzles. There is a huge selection of books and DVDs for children (and adults). There are some outdoor toys. Willow dens and our Gypsy Caravan (children of upto 7 ish can stand upright in it). The garden is enclosed and so far, no children have escaped!|
|Pets :||Horses and dogs welcome. Dogs £40 per dog, per stay. The yard can be cleared for horses but the stables are full. Grazing can be arranged. Dogs welcome - the garden is pretty well enclosed but Houdinis will still escape.|