Ploughmans Cottage

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Ploughmans Cottage

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at a Glance...

  • 6 adults + 2 kids + 2 babies
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Close to Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly

The Ploughmans Cottage is a family friendly, pet friendly holiday cottage in East End, a pretty hamlet, near Lymington in the New Forest.

This house is 2 parts stretch-limo-living and 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.

Many guests celebrate 70th/80th birthdays and come for family escapes.

Next door, the gastro pub The East End Arms is perfect for special family meals, or those who need to escape to ‘walk the dog’ and have time out with the papers!

Tanners beach is a must. Put the kids in the wheelbarrows and push them there down the quiet lane. The beach is wild and unspoilt and faces the Isle of Wight. You can park here too. The sand, shingle and silt beaches border the salt marshes. The birdlife is superb. Crabs are found under rocks. Dogs can be walked all year around. Track wild ponies who live here too.

If you rent just the cottage, we will also rent the Pig Shed to other guests. Please ensure you are happy with this when you book. More below.

In March 2019 Ploughmans was in the Sunday Times Travel Section as Best for Families in ‘Britain’s 50 best holiday houses’. In 2014 Ploughmans main house and the Pig Shed (together), was No. 2 in The Times Travel supplement for Best Family Self-Catering in their Castles, Cottages and Cabins article.

more about this place...

Inside is colourful, eccentric, home-from-home and designed for easy-living. We are especially set up for families with children under 9 and welcome dogs too. The kitchen gets all the morning sun, great for lazy, sunny breakfasts – wind back the kitchen wall doors and let the birdsong flood in.

The sitting room seats 7 comfortably. The Smart TV here is tucked into the corner for those that don’t want it, and would rather play board games (there are lots).

All the bedrooms will fit travel cots in them. We have 2 for guests.

Outside the garden has been designed for children under 9s, with dens, a twigloo, and willow tunnel but it’s our glorious mini gypsy caravan (available all year bar Nov to March 2021). It’s a show-stopper for cuteness. The garden is not set up for wild ball games. There is wooden fencing that really bangs when balls hit it. There are plenty of options for family play but we don’t welcome wild and shouty play and want to respect our neighbours.

Don’t miss
‘Swallows and Amazons’ days out along the shore,
wild games of hide and seek at Hurst Castle,
gentle walks with prams down by the Beaulieu River.
 Love water parks? The Saltwater Pools in Lymington are unmissable for families in the summer.
Dog owners, read our dog walk guide here.

Hometruths…

The kids triple bunk bedroom has some quirks – the top ‘bunk’ is a mattress on the mezzanine of the second floor. It is reached by a staircase ladder and is as high as the ceiling so this bed will not be suitable for your group if you have young children but probably will be where they’ll want to sleep! There is a wooden railing to help stop people falling from the platform but it is high. The second bunk is also higher than normal – so not suitable for small children.

FYI – The kids toys and kit come primarily with the cottage not the annexe.

The garden is not set up for wild ball games. There is wooden fencing that really bangs when balls hit it. There are plenty of options for family play but we don’t welcome wild and shouty play. Gypsy van available all year except Nov to March.

Just across the garden is the Pig Shed annexe. If you are renting just one part of the accommodation here, then there is a high possibility there will be another group of guests here. The gardens are fenced separate with wire fencing but kids can 100% see through it.  Do see pics and the virtual tour for layout.  Whilst we do talk to guests and explain this, we cannot guarantee that your fellow guests will be as perfect as you’d like and you will need to be tolerant of them.

If you want to rent both parts, please look at the Ploughmans and Pig Shed listing.

Family

Children are especially welcome. The garden has been designed for toddlers to explore and play. It is fully enclosed. There is a marshmallow brazier for kids to use – or take to the beach. Two cots and highchairs are available. Older family members are also well catered for. There are only 2 steps downstairs. There are very good viewing options of grandchildren in the garden. Dens, mini Gypsy Van (under 8s can stand in it). There are a few garden games. Don’t forget your Crabbing kit – go to Lymington Quay.

Best for…

70th and 80th birthdays and families with grannies and small children in tow. The pub next door is superb for food.

Accessibility

The house is suitable for less mobile folk. There are two bedrooms downstairs and a walk in shower room with some handles. But there are a few things we want to point out so you’re not surprised when you arrive.

  • The kitchen floor is split level, only 6″ but it may not suit some.
  • The downstairs bedrooms have access to a shower room and not a bath room, that is upstairs. There are no hand-rails on the stairs.
  • The house is entered via a porch which has a step up of 10″ and another step of 10″ into the boot room. There are smaller steps by the front door access. The doors in the house are NOT wide enough for wheelchairs. (Gins Barn is).
  • The downstairs shower room has a walk-in shower with a small 3″ lip into the shower itself.

So if you are organising a group with less mobile people then read our ideas (and tested excursions) here in our blog ‘Holidaying with less mobile folk? Here’s where to go, what to do!’

And if you are organising a celebration for those in their 60’s + please visit our blog post ‘Four easy ideas for memorable 60th, 70th & 80th birthdays’

from

£295 per night

simple booking terms...

Deposit:50%
Balance Due:45 days before stay

secure payments...

all the Essential details...

Sleeping...

Bedroom 1 :Kingsize bed with en-suite shower room
Bedroom 2 :Kingsize bed
Bedroom 3 :Single bed (upstairs)
Bedroom 4 :Triple bunk beds (downstairs)

Bathrooms...

One :Shower room (downstairs)
Two :En-suite shower room
view floorplan 3D Virtual Tour

All the rest...

Garden :Large enclosed garden great for kids exploring adventures, with mini Gypsy caravan.
Kitchen :Range cooker / SMEG Fridge Freezer / Washing machine / Microwave / Dishwasher / Good selection of serving dishes and general cookery items
Mod Cons :CD player and CD's, 23″ TV with Freeview TV / DVD player and good DVD selection
Connectivity :WiFi (sometimes slow) but plays Netflix most of the time. The mobile signal is not good at the house - but it is by the pub!
Parking :Up to 3 cars
Kids' Stuff :Good selection of kids kit and toys.
3 cots / 3 highchairs / Toys for all ages of children / Wooden train set / Good fancy dress for ages 2-7 ish / Masses of games / Jigsaws and puzzles / Books / A large selection of kids (and adults) DVD / There are some outdoor toys / Willow dens / Our Gypsy Caravan (children of up to 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 - rates for horses on request. Yard can be cleared for horses and grazing can be arranged. Dogs are allowed on the nearby beach all year around but please keep them near - there are nesting birds on the salt marshes in spring and summer. The garden is pretty well fenced but Houdinis will still escape.

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!

Booking Info

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

We love to head to the beach for all day adventures. Check our blog for masses of ideas. At this house there is a brazier in the garden for toasting marshmallows on. Put it and granny in the car and head to the beach to have champagne in a tin mug and watch the sunset.

Do explore the area and hunt down and play on the rope swings in the area. Such fun. Check our our Rope Swingers Guide to the area here. 

Or how about the little kids hosting ‘tea parties’ for grannies from the Gypsy Wagon? It’s super safe at home, they can’t escape – the garden is enclosed!

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

Read real reviews from guests that have stayed with us at Ploughmans Cottage

“Beautiful quirky cosy cottage. Well equipped. Useful information. WiFi intermittent. Would recommend for families!”

Megan BarnardSeptember 2019

more reviews from our guests...

Stayed for a weekend at Ploughman's Cottage, it's a lovely spot with a sprawling, mature garden, a large, bright eat-in kitchen, wild horses all around and a decent pub/restaurant next door. We were 8 adults and all managed to get a good nights sleep. Apart from eating and drinking and catching up, there's great cycling nearby on quiet, rolling country roads, and the swimming at Milford is lovely, if a little bracing in early May. Check-in and check-out was seamless. The team at New Forest Escapes very kindly posted back a jacket which one of us left behind. Highly recommended.

Chris & FriendsMay 2019

Lovely place to stay centrally based for quite a few of the main hubs in The New Forest and the coast being around 20 to 30 mins away. There is a local beach as well which is around a mile from the house that’s actually great fun for exploring with the kids and a very easy walk. My only comment would be if your dog likes to escape and run off this is not a closed garden so plenty of places for them to scarper! Thankfully ours is very obedient so no issues for us but just to make people aware. That’s literally the only downside, as apart from that it’s a blissfully quiet place with with plenty of local walks to suffice.

Matthew and familyFebruary 2019

Beautiful cottage in a quiet village close to nearby Lymington, ferry and train services, and next door a lovely little country pub. The house is super cute with a tranquil garden perfect for our family getaway.

Justin and familyJanuary 2019

Perfect place for a family to stay, excellent beds, very well equipped house, tremendous garden for children and good pub next door. Jane at New Forest Escapes who was brilliant and very helpful with ‘ things to do’ in the locality. A wonderful place for a family gathering.

Nicola and familyDecember 2018

This was a gorgeous, stylish and fun house, perfect for celebrating my sisters 40th with family, including the young children. Great pub literally next door and a nice walk to the beach and short drive to Lymington. Rachel at New Forest Escapes is fantastic.

Nicki and familyNovember 2018

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 familyOctober 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 CarmarthenMarch 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

the location...

This area between Lymington and Beaulieu is a sleepy and lovely part of the National Park. Ponies, cattle and donkeys live wild on the lanes and you must go slow because they have right of way - and they definitely know it!

The East End Arms is next door. The Turfcutters about 2 miles away toward the nearest shop in East End village. Lymington is 3 miles to the west.

Read the beach guide in the blog links below for more info on beaches.

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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Ploughmans Cottage
from £295 per night

East End, Hampshire

at a Glance...

  • 6 adults + 2 kids + 2 babies
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Close to Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly

The Ploughmans Cottage is 2 parts stretch-limo-living and 2 parts ‘the good life’…1km from the beach… Come here to conduct marvellous ‘Swallows and Amazons’ adventures and play silly games for the all the family. Multi-award winning for Best Family Self-Catering in National Newspaper travel articles. Next door, a gastro pub.

all the Essential details...

Sleeping...

Bedroom 1 :Kingsize bed with en-suite shower room
Bedroom 2 :Kingsize bed
Bedroom 3 :Single bed (upstairs)
Bedroom 4 :Triple bunk beds (downstairs)

Bathrooms...

One :Shower room (downstairs)
Two :En-suite shower room

All the rest...

Garden :Large enclosed garden great for kids exploring adventures, with mini Gypsy caravan.
Kitchen :Range cooker / SMEG Fridge Freezer / Washing machine / Microwave / Dishwasher / Good selection of serving dishes and general cookery items
Mod Cons :CD player and CD's, 23″ TV with Freeview TV / DVD player and good DVD selection
Connectivity :WiFi (sometimes slow) but plays Netflix most of the time. The mobile signal is not good at the house - but it is by the pub!
Parking :Up to 3 cars
Kids' Stuff :Good selection of kids kit and toys.
3 cots / 3 highchairs / Toys for all ages of children / Wooden train set / Good fancy dress for ages 2-7 ish / Masses of games / Jigsaws and puzzles / Books / A large selection of kids (and adults) DVD / There are some outdoor toys / Willow dens / Our Gypsy Caravan (children of up to 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 - rates for horses on request. Yard can be cleared for horses and grazing can be arranged. Dogs are allowed on the nearby beach all year around but please keep them near - there are nesting birds on the salt marshes in spring and summer. The garden is pretty well fenced but Houdinis will still escape.

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