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The Lotus Wing

...zen, water-garden, sanctuary

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Follow roads less travelled to seek sanctuary amongst the trees. Bedded in amongst a stunning private estate in Bucklers Hard, an oasis of zen awaits your discovery… welcome to The Lotus Wing.

The juxtaposition of its handsome British setting, and stunning Japanese architecture, make this a real yin & yang treat to behold. With a serene lily-filled water courtyard at the heart of its design, huge picture windows & a glass corridor connect the outside to the inside at every opportunity.

As curtains replace doors, and clever wooden panels create bedrooms ‘zones’, the everyday surrenders here so that escapism can be embraced!

Your coveted countryside postcode means you are only a few mins walk away from the picturesque boat building village of Bucklers Hard. Amongst the historic cottages, and untouched vistas, you can see why locals report that time ‘flows differently’. Pack a picnic and grab a drink to watch the world go by. For even more countryside charm, follow the river for a 2 mile wander, through the nature reserve and into Beaulieu.

… What a find.

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

Inside

 Hidden amongst sprawling countryside, this light-filled getaway feels a million miles away from the everyday… Echoing the design of a traditional minka (Japanese house), the raised roof and large gallery windows centre everything around the tranquil courtyard view.

An organic, and free-flowing spirit is encouraged …

In the main living area, we love how the cleverly crafted kitchen unit doubles up as a breakfast bar - letting chefs of the party cook & chop with company (the smaller units on wheels are as practical as they are nifty).

Whilst alfresco coffees and starlit suppers on the decking are a must, the living room is rather cosy to nestle into come nightfall. Ancient artefacts (the temple door is a show-stopper), & sleek finishing touches add to the unique style throughout; and to further your Far Eastern experience, norens (heavy silk curtains) replace bedroom doors to create fluid partitions.

Three of the four bedrooms overlook the courtyard garden, so you’ll be able to drift between naps & nature with ease! Whilst each of the wing’s rooms are unique; bedroom 4 boasts a glorious dual view over the courtyard & the estate’s private garden- deer, pheasant & hedgehog spot through your glass wall.

With a light & bright family bathroom to-boot, the en-suite master boasts a unique wet-room design, whilst the twin & double rooms both savour water-feature vistas… everyone on the guest list wins here.
Floor plan

Sleeping...

Master Bedroom Super king bed with ensuite / Synthetic fill duvet / Hair dryer.
Bedroom 2 Double bed / Synthetic bedding.
Bedroom 3 Twin beds / Synthetic bedding.
Bedroom 4 King bed / Synthetic bedding.

Bathrooms...

Family bathroom Bath with integrated shower, basin and wc.
Ensuite bathroom Walk-in open shower room, basin and wc.

All the rest...

KitchenGaggenau fridge/freezer / Microwave/Combi oven / Halogen hob / Dishwasher / Air fryer / Toaster.
ConnectivityGreat WiFi connection.
Kids' StuffA travel cot, high chair and children's crockery & cutlery are available.
PetsSorry The Lotus Wing- cannot accept dogs. Please do ask us for our escapes that are pet friendly.

Outside

Your tree-lined driveway transports you from quintessential British countryside, to a Japanese oasis in just the blink of an eye!

The Lotus Wing’s courtyard garden offers un unexpected gem, with a lily-pad pond, and babbling water-features creating romantic & whimsical charm. We especially love how the huge windows and glass corridor ensure that you’ll be able to soak up this view, even when inside!

Grab a sun lounger to sip your morning coffee to the soundtrack of birdsong. With the tall trees of Greatfield’s garden further framing your view, this is a ritual to be savoured,

After a day of explorations, return home to BBQ in the evening sun with something delicious in-hand. As the night draws in, your remote location means this is quite the stargazers paradise.

Extending from the main house, The Lotus Wing offers its own separate entrance, driveway and garden, so you will feel enjoy complete privacy. Although guests are welcome to use the footpath that leads directly to Bucklers Hard, the surrounding acres are private (please ensure you read our Home Truths), and guests must stay on the pathway only. If you would like to explore Greatfield further, you can arrange a 1 hour private garden tour with Andrew upon booking.
GardenGarden dining table & chairs / Sun loungers / Gas BBQ.
ParkingThere's ample room for 2 cars to park.
EV ChargingThis property offers a Zappi electric vehicle charging from the carpark. At the time of booking, you will be required to select if you have an electric vehicle. A £35 surcharge is applicable for each EV car per booking. Please bring your own charging cables and inform us of your vehicle registration.

Home truths

The Lotus Wing is one of three private properties amongst the Greatfiled estate; with your ‘wing’ extending from the main house…

Guests MUST keep an eye on any younger guests to ensure that they are safely away from the water when in the courtyard (the water features are always running), and to make sure that they do not climb up the wooden ‘climbers’ in the bedrooms- the mezzanine levels are strictly out of use. You will be required to sign a waiver prior to your stay.

Although the private estate comprises of 10 acres, guests will ONLY be allowed access to the surrounding grounds with a pre-arranged private tour (the tour will take one hour, but is absolutely show-stopping if you are able to!).

Guests wishing to use the sun loungers must move them off the decking before retiring for the night, onto the grassy area opposite The Lotus Wing’s front door (due to fire regulations).

Please note, there are skylights throughout the wing, which can be closed with electric blinds (these are not full black out blinds).

When operating the curtains in bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 - please only use the cord to open and close them.

Pssst... It is worth noting that the freezer is fairly small

Although there are 4 bedrooms, please note that The Lotus Wing will accommodate a maximum of 6 guests (+ one babe in arms). We’d recommend those who are last to bed & first up should bagsy the en-suite master, due to its location next to the living room. Please also be aware that each of the four bedrooms do not have solid doors, and curtain partitions are used instead. The fire shown in the photos is not in use.

Accessibility

The Lotus Wing is all on one level.

Booking Information

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.

Arrival & Departure

Arrive from: 4pm
Depart before: 10am

Payment Info

Deposit: 50%
Balance Due: 45 days before your stay
Security Deposit: £400

Location, location, location...

The Lotus Wing is nestled in amongst 'Greatfield' - a 10 acre private estate in Bucklers Hard...

From your little oasis, you will be able to walk into Bucklers Hard centre within 10 minutes. This ancient boat building village was once home to Nelson's Navy fleet, and remains a safe port for many New Forest sailors to this day. Step back in time with a trip to the Bucklers Hard Maritime Museum, before grabbing a bite at The Master Builder's Hotel... it is utterly charming here!

Beaulieu is just over 3 miles away, and we would highly recommend walking through the nature reserve to reach it as you'll soak up fantastic wildlife & riverside views along the way. Beaulieu Motor Museum offers an action-packed day out, but there's also the small High Street to potter along for a gentle afternoon stroll (Monty's is great for a glass of something if you get thirsty!).

For adventures further afield, Lymington is just under 9 miles away, and the Saturday Market is full of fresh food and goodies. Before you head back home, stop off at The Royal Southampton Yacht Club (1.5miles from The Lotus Wing) for a scenic sip or supper... look out for seals!

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Guests that have stayed here say...

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The Lotus Wing is a gorgeous zen oasis in Bucklers Hard. I loved the open-plan flow here and the water garden ... 25/02/24 Read More
Wow, wow, wow. What a very special find this is! Hidden amongst the vast greenery of the Greatfield estate, th... 10/04/24 Read More

Guests that have stayed here say...

The Lotus Wing is a gorgeous zen oasis in Bucklers Hard. I loved the open-plan flow here and the water garden is a peaceful sanctuary that you wont want to leave!

Lauren 25/02/24

Wow, wow, wow. What a very special find this is! Hidden amongst the vast greenery of the Greatfield estate, the design and architecture of this getaway is utterly unique. I would start and end each day out in the courtyard, and follow the river from Bucklers Hard to Beaulieu for lunches out... country living perfection!

Emily - NFE 10/04/24