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