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Rowes Cottage

quiet and rural…

  • 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Close to Coast
  • Forest Retreat
  • Family Friendly

A picture perfect cottage for 4, only a 20 minute walk through the forest to a lovely wild beach or 10 minutes walk to a gastro pub. The lane itself is a firm favourite of the local donkeys, the garden is private and gets wonderful sun. Fifty metres from the front door is the National Park heathland and from there you can walk for miles; past lily ponds, through Gypsy Wood, one of the areas finest stands of old oaks. What’s not to love?

Rowes Lane is one of the quirky little areas of the New Forest that are a pleasure to find. The donkeys that live locally here often sleep overnight outside the house. There is a farm at the end of the no-through lane and only about 15 cottages and houses, with forest and fields behind them on all sides. It’s a genial spot.

The cottage has had a total renovation 5 years ago. The owner is Norwegian musician, and her clean and uncluttered style shines forth. The kitchen, bathroom and hallway have underfloor heating. Bedrooms are styled on ‘less is more’ principle and are very comfortable.

There is a first class piano here for those who are capable. It’s treasure for the owner, who wouldn’t cope with tea marks or grubby fingerprints on it… adults and child prodigies are welcome to play. Ask the office about the key.

No pets here please. This house suits those who have allergies.


£120 per night

What makes this place special...

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All the essential details.

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


Walk in through the main front door into a small hallway. From there on your right is the open plan living/dining room which is a good size and well set up for guests. It feels lovely and light in here because in the renovation, bifold doors were added. The garden gets masses of sun, even in winter. Sitting out on the little terrace, with a coffee or wine is a real treat. Because the lane is a no-through road, there is very very little traffic noise.

The kitchen is practical and smart. There is plenty to cook and serve with. The table seats 4. Do bring any juicers or mixers that you might need.

The bathroom is sparkly in all the right places, in good condition, and the shower is a good size.

Bedrooms are a reasonable size and you can put a travel cot in either.
Floor plan


Bedroom 1 : King size bed.
Bedroom 2  : Twin single beds.


Family bathroom : Bathroom with walk-in shower and underfloor heating.

All the rest...

Kitchen : Electric hob / Electric integrated oven / Microwave / Dishwasher / Washing machine / Nespresso coffee machine
Dining table with seating for four.

Mod Cons : Smart TV / radio / Bluetooth speakers
Connectivity : Mobile reception isn't good / Excellent WIFI
Kids' Stuff : A small selection of toys and games are provided.
Pets : No dogs here please.


The pretty cottage garden is mainly laid to lawn, south west facing and well fenced. It picks up the afternoon and evening sun well and can get really toasty by the house. The terrace area by the bifold sitting room doors gets really warm. Fold the doors back and bask in the sunshine in the house. It's a glorious spot.

There is a bike shed that you can lock. The parking is easy to access from the lane. It will fit all but the very large 4x4 cars.
Garden : A small garden of 1/4 acre, mainly laid to lawn, well fenced and south west facing. The terrace area here is having an renovation/update in early summer 2021.
It gets lovely and hot here.
Weber coal BBQ and matching utensils.
There is a shed you can lock for bicycle storage.
Parking : There is parking for one car inside the gate. If you need more space, you can park outside the cottage on the lane.

Home truths

The donkeys and ponies that live wild in this area will be ready to get into the garden the moment you leave the gate open. Watch out. They're cute but cunning!

The fireplace here isn't functional.

The owner is a professional musician (opera singer) and the piano is one of her treasures. It is in excellent condition and is locked for all guests. However, if you are a pianist, or a child prodigy, then you can ask us for the key. You must promise that your group will not rest cups or scratch of damage it, nor bang on it. Really this is very important. We will take pictures before and after your stay to check it's condition. Please call the office for more info' and you may be able to have the key.

There is a small selection of toys here - mainly suitable for under 5's.


The house is single story with no steps inside. The shower has no specific set up for those with mobility challenges but it is a good size. There are two small steps up into the house through the front door. You can unload people from the car right outside the gate, and walk under 15 metres to the door, then you will have to park by the house.

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: 4pm
Depart before: 10am

Payment Info

Deposit: 50%
Balance Due: 1 month before your stay
Security Deposit: £350

Guests that have stayed here rate this place:

4.8 out of 5 more real reviews on upfront reviews and facebook

The location...

The area between Lymington and Beaulieu is a coveted place to live. Very quiet, very rural, the roads are full of the roaming ponies, donkeys and cattle. There are a few local Post Offices where you can buy a selection of veg, bread, milk, papers, choc', and other essentials such as SPAM (!) and local honey. The nearest shop is in East Boldre village 2 miles away. Don't miss Pilley Stores too. They have a gramaphone playing outside in summer...

The local pub is the East End Arms - 1/2 mile down the lane, or The Turfcutters (a local favourite with usually more dogs than people in it) 2 miles across the heath.

The nearest long sandy beach is Milford on Sea, 8 miles away. The nearest beach for walking is Tanners which is 20 minutes through the wood and down the lane.

Lymington is 3.5 miles away.

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. The National Park border is just outside the town.

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:

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