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Sunnydell

Burley, Hampshire

  • 6-8 + 4 children/babies
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Forest Retreat
  • Swimming Pool
  • Dog Friendly

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Sunnydell is a family friendly holiday cottage deep in the New Forest in Burley with a swimming pool.

This perky and quirky house is old and full of character with low ceilings making it cosy. It sleeps up to 8 with good downstairs sleeping options so it is particularly well-designed for VIP birthdays and those with little ones. 

The separate stables include an office and a playroom full of toys. 

The house can be rented on its own for a lower occupancy rate. The pool is heated from May to the end of September.

You’ll find the cottage in a large clearing among ancient trees. It’s a calm, leafy oasis, where birdsong surrounds you, wild ponies hang their heads over the gate for apples, and best of all you can walk out, into the wild forest for miles in every direction.

The newly renovated kitchen here is built for families to chat, play games and spend time around the big kitchen table, which seats 8. There is a modern wood burner here to heat you up on cold nights and the kitchen is well set up for cooks including a Magimix and bread maker!

There is a boot room to store plenty of the clobber and this also houses the main fridge freezer (a small under counter one is in the kitchen). The bathroom downstairs is bright, breezy and blue and has a bath and shower over the bath. This room is also the main downstairs toilet for in the cottage.

The sitting room is in the oldest part of the house and has low ceilings typical of old New Forest cottages. The fireplace and wood burner dominate the room which has a clever glassy alcove mini-library too.

Furthest from the kitchen, through the sitting room, you’ll find a downstairs double room with ensuite shower and toilet. The bed is 4’6″ so not the biggest but it’s a lovely room with double doors onto a garden terrace, which is a good sun trap and perfect for reading and resting quietly away from the pool.

Upstairs you’ll find a double room that can be made into a twin and next door a small and bright single room in the rafters. There is minimal clothes storage space here.

In the Stables, just across the lawn (by about 20 metres) are the stables, recently total renovated in oak.

There is an office/reading/music room, which has full length bi-fold doors and looks onto the lawns facing the house. This room is perfect for spa treatments.

There is a well stocked playroom with teepee and toys for smaller kids. The latter also has full length bi-folds and a good bathroom which can also be used as a shower/change room for the pool.

The site is a quarter of an acre in total and mostly set to lawn. There are a couple of apple trees to provide shade by the pool. Children will love to play games with each other, or tuck away around corners and escape.

For the twitchers we have nuthatches, great spotted and green woodpeckers, jays, tits, wagtails, starlings and sparrows, plus the odd buzzard flying over. All you need to do is put nuts and seeds in the feeders.

There are two seating areas, one under the apple tree, the other in the gravel area next to the barbecue. Sunbathers will want to move from one to the other to get maximum vitamin D! Four sun loungers are provided.

The Pool

The pool is heated to 25-26 C from approx’ mid June to mid Sept – start and end dates depend on the weather. It is fenced, has a super-safe cover and a pool changing room in the Stables too.

Family

Three of the rooms are suitable for travel cots. There is a well stocked playroom. We provide 2 cots and 2 high chairs. There are child friendly biking trails from the house. And a horse riding centre nearby which is great for kids.

Create your own treasure hunt for kids in the woods – bury real treasure for them and use our guide to make your map. (See our blog).  Or go to the beach which is 20 minutes away by car.

Best for…

Groups wanting to sprawl out and relax. There is also masses of kit for kids.

What are the quirks here? (We like to be brutally honest)…

The cottage is accessed by a bumpy gravel track. You don’t need a 4×4 but you do need to drive slowly.

Parking in winter can be wet by the third and fourth parking space.

The bedrooms in the cottage are quite tight.

Upstairs in the cottage, the double is also quite tight. Travel cots are best to go in the single room next door.

The kitchen table will seat 6-8 easily.

The sitting room will seat 6 on chairs/sofas. There is a beanbag and a large footstool too.

Accessibility

There is a small step coming in from the back door into the cottage and a slightly larger step into the Stables. There is a downstairs bedroom in the cottage and it has a walk in shower room with no steps.

Only two bedrooms are upstairs at this property. The downstairs bedroom in the house has a little ensuite.

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’

 

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What makes this special...

The house is perfect for families. Those with little ones will love that it’s totally fenced – only Houdini’s can get out. Whilst those with kids who are old enough to enjoy their freedom will love it because their is no proper road to cross to get out – just a very pot-holed lane which just the postman uses.

There are great trees to climb and wood to forage for the fire pit, just outside the gate. Adult groups can plan for long walks to good pubs. Horse riding from nearby is also fun.

There is a 7 mile walk to lovely tea rooms between Burley and Brockenhurst up a disused railway. It’s perfect for cycling for families. Streams on the way to play in.

all theEssential details...

Sleeping...

  • Bedroom 1 : Double bed - 4ft6" - with ensuite shower room (no door) downstairs
  • Bedroom 2 : Superking or twin bed
  • Bedroom 3 : Single room
  • Floorplan : Click to view

Bathrooms...

  • One : Family bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Two : Ensuite shower room (Bed 1)

All the rest...

  • Garden : A good sized garden with patio area, table and chairs, BBQ, sun loungers, a picnic table and good garden games selection. Bikes can be stored inside in the garage.
  • Kitchen : Oven and hob / Fridge freezer / Microwave / Coffee machine / Dishwasher / Panasonic Bread maker / Magimix / Washing machine / Tumble dryer
  • Mod Cons : Bluetooth connected sound system,  32″ TV,  DVD player and good DVD selection
  • Keeping Connected : WiFi is ok, and signal is patchy in the house, good on the driveway - Vodafone is not bad, EE not so good
  • Parking : Up to 2 cars in the garden, another 2 outside.
  • Pets : Dogs are welcome
  • Arrival & Departure : Mondays and Fridays arriving from 3.30pm and departing by 10am

What we love

Read our Insiders Guides to the area…

Lymington has a fabulous Saturday market, great shopping and extensive coastal walking. Read the Insiders Guide to Lymington here. 

For more ideas for enjoying the area, beaches, places to eat and see, read our blog for more ideas.

Including, Our foodies guide to the Forest, and if fancy a day deep in the National Park, read here for a great ‘bug hunting’ walk for kids, or how about  ‘Swallows and Amazons’ days out along the shore, or searching for the giant trees in the local area? If you love water parks then the Aqua Park in Fordinbridge is 20 minutes away, as are the Saltwater Pools in Lymington both unmissable for families in the summer. Dog owners, read our dog walk guide here.

theLocation...

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 it’s 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.

top picksTo do whilst you're here...

  • Hurst Castle
    Hurst Castle

    Jump on the ferry or take a brisk stroll on the 1.5 mile long shingle spit to the famous Hurst Castle where a £1 million renovation is currently taking place to keep it ship shape.

    This place is just the best for hide and seek. The view from the top is superb to the Isle of Wight. Anyone who likes history will love it here. Charles I was imprisoned here. The cafe is excellent. Read our blog for more info on Jason Crane, 3rd generation born here at Hurst. There is a small entry fee. Boat trips are about £5 for a return trip.

    For holiday events for kids of all ages so check out their website.

  • Lymington Sea Water Baths
    Lymington Sea Water Baths

    Open over the summer months, this place is an eccentric joy. The water is cold, so hire a wetsuit or brave it. You can swim or go mad on the 110 metres floating obstacle course (bit like Top Gear on water) – perfect for teens. There is also a smaller splash pool and sand pit for little kids. Good changing room options and fabulous ice cream too. Charges are very reasonable.

    Remember, New Forest Escapees receive one free coffee for each group from the kiosk too!

    For opening time and entry charges visit their website.

  • Moors Valley Country Park
    Moors Valley Country Park

    One of the best play grounds in the south. We’ve tested it multiple times! The play trail is extensive and you walk between huge play structures that mimic the forest creatures. There are masses of cycle trails, a GO APE activity centre, nature walks, Gruffalo-themed mini walks for toddlers, a massive separate play ground, a giant sand-pit area (really giant), a miniature train ride, hiking and fitness trails, SEGWAY routes…. the list of stuff to do is endless. The cafe and nature-centre is also well worth a visit.

    Best of all – it’s free you only pay for the parking, which isn’t overly expensive. Visit the website here.

We're local, and if you have questions,
need ideas or want advice
we're on hand to help...

Call us on +44 (0) 1590 462005

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Sunnydell

Burley, Hampshire

Sunnydell is a family friendly holiday cottage deep in the New Forest in Burley with a swimming pool.

This perky and quirky house is old and full of character with low ceilings making it cosy. It sleeps up to 8 with good downstairs sleeping options so it is particularly well-designed for VIP birthdays and those with little ones. 

The separate stables include an office and a playroom full of toys. 

The house can be rented on its own for a lower occupancy rate. The pool is heated from May to the end of September.

You’ll find the cottage in a large clearing among ancient trees. It’s a calm, leafy oasis, where birdsong surrounds you, wild ponies hang their heads over the gate for apples, and best of all you can walk out, into the wild forest for miles in every direction.

The newly renovated kitchen here is built for families to chat, play games and spend time around the big kitchen table, which seats 8. There is a modern wood burner here to heat you up on cold nights and the kitchen is well set up for cooks including a Magimix and bread maker!

There is a boot room to store plenty of the clobber and this also houses the main fridge freezer (a small under counter one is in the kitchen). The bathroom downstairs is bright, breezy and blue and has a bath and shower over the bath. This room is also the main downstairs toilet for in the cottage.

The sitting room is in the oldest part of the house and has low ceilings typical of old New Forest cottages. The fireplace and wood burner dominate the room which has a clever glassy alcove mini-library too.

Furthest from the kitchen, through the sitting room, you’ll find a downstairs double room with ensuite shower and toilet. The bed is 4’6″ so not the biggest but it’s a lovely room with double doors onto a garden terrace, which is a good sun trap and perfect for reading and resting quietly away from the pool.

Upstairs you’ll find a double room that can be made into a twin and next door a small and bright single room in the rafters. There is minimal clothes storage space here.

In the Stables, just across the lawn (by about 20 metres) are the stables, recently total renovated in oak.

There is an office/reading/music room, which has full length bi-fold doors and looks onto the lawns facing the house. This room is perfect for spa treatments.

There is a well stocked playroom with teepee and toys for smaller kids. The latter also has full length bi-folds and a good bathroom which can also be used as a shower/change room for the pool.

The site is a quarter of an acre in total and mostly set to lawn. There are a couple of apple trees to provide shade by the pool. Children will love to play games with each other, or tuck away around corners and escape.

For the twitchers we have nuthatches, great spotted and green woodpeckers, jays, tits, wagtails, starlings and sparrows, plus the odd buzzard flying over. All you need to do is put nuts and seeds in the feeders.

There are two seating areas, one under the apple tree, the other in the gravel area next to the barbecue. Sunbathers will want to move from one to the other to get maximum vitamin D! Four sun loungers are provided.

The Pool

The pool is heated to 25-26 C from approx’ mid June to mid Sept – start and end dates depend on the weather. It is fenced, has a super-safe cover and a pool changing room in the Stables too.

Family

Three of the rooms are suitable for travel cots. There is a well stocked playroom. We provide 2 cots and 2 high chairs. There are child friendly biking trails from the house. And a horse riding centre nearby which is great for kids.

Create your own treasure hunt for kids in the woods – bury real treasure for them and use our guide to make your map. (See our blog).  Or go to the beach which is 20 minutes away by car.

Best for…

Groups wanting to sprawl out and relax. There is also masses of kit for kids.

What are the quirks here? (We like to be brutally honest)…

The cottage is accessed by a bumpy gravel track. You don’t need a 4×4 but you do need to drive slowly.

Parking in winter can be wet by the third and fourth parking space.

The bedrooms in the cottage are quite tight.

Upstairs in the cottage, the double is also quite tight. Travel cots are best to go in the single room next door.

The kitchen table will seat 6-8 easily.

The sitting room will seat 6 on chairs/sofas. There is a beanbag and a large footstool too.

Accessibility

There is a small step coming in from the back door into the cottage and a slightly larger step into the Stables. There is a downstairs bedroom in the cottage and it has a walk in shower room with no steps.

Only two bedrooms are upstairs at this property. The downstairs bedroom in the house has a little ensuite.

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’

 

all theEssential details...

Sleeping...

  • Bedroom 1 : Double bed - 4ft6" - with ensuite shower room (no door) downstairs
  • Bedroom 2 : Superking or twin bed
  • Bedroom 3 : Single room

Bathrooms...

  • One : Family bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Two : Ensuite shower room (Bed 1)

All the rest...

  • Garden : A good sized garden with patio area, table and chairs, BBQ, sun loungers, a picnic table and good garden games selection. Bikes can be stored inside in the garage.
  • Kitchen : Oven and hob / Fridge freezer / Microwave / Coffee machine / Dishwasher / Panasonic Bread maker / Magimix / Washing machine / Tumble dryer
  • Mod Cons : Bluetooth connected sound system,  32″ TV,  DVD player and good DVD selection
  • Keeping Connected : WiFi is ok, and signal is patchy in the house, good on the driveway - Vodafone is not bad, EE not so good
  • Parking : Up to 2 cars in the garden, another 2 outside.
  • Pets : Dogs are welcome
  • Arrival & Departure : Mondays and Fridays arriving from 3.30pm and departing by 10am

We're local, and if you have questions,
need ideas or want advice
we're on hand to help...

Call us on +44 (0) 1590 462005