Valley View House

luxury, escape, spread out

  • 10
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Forest Retreat
  • Luxury
  • Family Friendly

Wow. What a view! It’ll take your breath away and quiet your soul in one swift move. The house and annexe perch on the edge of this gentle and wild valley. It is filled with birdsong, ancient trees and what once was farmed, is now quietly rewilding and therefore full of the busy-ness of nature.

Once a smugglers paradise, now calm and serene, it’s only the wild ponies who galavant about and make themselves known.

The house was rebuilt entirely 20 years ago and every room (apart from the loo), up and down, is focused on the view. The house is styled throughout for simplicity and relaxation. Everything is well built, quality and sparkling clean. We love that there are 4 double rooms, each has a proper ensuite, and our favourite is the bottom annexe bedroom with it’s terrace. Sleep with the doors wide open…

This property is suitable for those with children over 5 years old and babes in arms only due to the luxury of the interior.  Children will love playing on the lawns or heading out into the National Park where they can run, jump, go wild and have about 200 acres of freedom for picnics and play.


£315 per night

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We celebrate the culture and traditions of the New Forest

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All the essential details.

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


Come in the back door to a useful boot room area. The kitchen is great. The owner is a huge 'foodie' and her kitchen is very well set up, with plenty of fridge space, surfaces for preparation. This is not a surprise. There are 4 chefs in the family. A warming AGA and separate hob. Just next door there is a big dining room table that will fit 10 easily. Next to it the sitting room has plenty of space for relaxing. The two sets of double doors open wide and we encourage you to open them up and let the sounds and sunlight join you for meals.

Head upstairs and pass the big front door. The rooms are all along the front of the house to maximise the view. The bedroom to the right is the largest and has a good ensuite shower.
Next to it are two singles, one slightly larger than the other, then another double with an ensuite shower. The two singles share a family bathroom. It's all bright, breezy, simple and well set up for guests.

Just across the garden (20 metres or so) are the annexe bedrooms. They do not join together and are totally separate. The top annexe room has an ensuite bath and sitting room. The bottom one has it's own terrace area with table, chairs, and huge doors that open wide.
Floor plan


Bedroom 1 : Kingsize bed and en-suite with hand held shower in bath, and toilet. Views facing south towards the forest.
Bedroom 2 : Kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet. Views facing south towards the forest.
Bedroom 3 : Single bed. Views of the forest.
Bedroom 4 : Single bed. Views of the forest.
Bedroom 5 in Annexe : Kingsize bed with forest views


Family Bathroom : Shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Ensuite Bathroom : Shower cubicle and toilet with tiled floor.
Ensuite Bathroom : Shower over bath, and toilet with tiled floor.
Ensuite Bathroom in Annexe : Bath with shower attachment, towel heated towel rail and tiled floor
Ensuite Bathroom in Annexe : Shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
WC : Separate toilet on the ground floor in the main house

All the rest...

Kitchen : The well-equipped kitchen has a traditional Aga as well as a conventional oven/hob, American-style fridge/freezer /wine fridge/ Microwave / DeLonghi Bean to cup Coffee machine / Dishwasher / Washing machine / Tumble Dryer. There is a separate toilet as well as a handy boot/utility room on the ground floor.
Mod Cons : Sound bar / Smart TV with SKY / Electric underfloor heating / WIFI
Connectivity : There is good WIFI here with boosters set up around the house. 4G is limited with EE providing the best.
WIFI calling works very well here.
Kids' Stuff : We welcome babes-in-arms (they must be in cots) and children over 5 years old. Please bring your own items for children, there are no toys, books, DVD's etc here.
Please note that the annexe bedrooms are not linked, and are designed for privacy, so even young teens may prefer to be in the house.  
Pets : Sorry, no dogs here.


The location is a place that is steeped in stories. Directly opposite is Windmill Hill, one of the highest lookout points in the National Park. Just a few metres from the gate is the Abbots Well, also known back then as 'Alleynewel'. It was first noted (in the good year) of 1215!  It is easily missed, and on first sight it looks like a badly maintained surface drain and a manhole cover. In fact both items are wooden, and the cover lifts to reveal a small pool of clear water. This wayside fresh water spring was used by smugglers and those 'on the old Southampton to London Road' to refresh horses and humans alike. There are many smuggling tales and legends that fill the history books of this area. Brandy and then tea were the most common products that were passed through the forest by the resourceful locals!
Garden : The garden is just over 2½-acre and wraps around the house. The hedges and trees are tall and give excellent privacy on all sides but your own forest views. There are sloping banks and an unfenced pond in the garden.
Parking : Parking for 3 cars here. In the National Park car park opposite, which is free and never locked, there is plenty of extra parking, directly opposite in the free National Trust car park at Windmill Hill.

Home truths

There are "unnoticeable" neighbours here. The house you might see is one of the most 'chocolate box' houses ever built. It's a tiny, pink and Grade II listed cottage. It was once home to herbalist and author Juliette de Bairacli Levy, who wrote The Wanderers in the New Forest. The book portrays an interesting picture of the Forest, from the plants and animals to forest gypsies and old farming practices.


There is one downstairs bedroom which is in the annexe, a short walk on tidy lawn, across the garden. There is a step of 10" to get into the house through the sitting and dining room double doors. Or an almost flat entrance in via the back door. There is a gentle ramp and no stairs needed to access the house from the parking. This is approximately 40m from the back door.

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. Logs are supplied in winter. We also supply some treats to get you going for tea when you arrive. Enjoy!

Arrival & Departure

Arrive from: 5pm
Depart before: 10am

Payment Info

Deposit: 50%
Balance Due: 45 days before your stay
Security Deposit: £500

Guests that have stayed here rate this place:

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

The location...

Valley View is about 5 minutes walk to the nearest pub. The Foresters. It's a good spot, donkey's rest up outside, food is good, beer local and cold! Don't miss it. There are plenty of other foodie places locally, mostly pubs and all with a good reputation.

The North of the New Forest, (that’s everywhere above Lyndhurst…) is wild and beautiful. 

It is widely regarded as the wildest part of the National Park. There are fewer roads and even fewer boundary markers which makes for big views and bigger skies.

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