Valley View House

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Valley View House

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at a Glance...

  • 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 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.

The local pub, The Foresters Arms is excellent and just down the lane. The donkeys love it here too and are loiter outside often.

You can walk for miles and miles. We love heading down through the valley and up onto Hampton Ridge with views into Dorset and over to the southern part of the National Park. Carry on and you’ll arrive at the Royal Oak in Fritham. This was a well used smugglers trail in the 1800s. For picnic spots and secret reading in the bracken, meander for 20 minutes and you’ll get perfectly lost in the sea of green ferns, flowering heather and wild ponies that carpet this area.

Cyclists will love the off road trails. Roadies will love the miles of quiet lanes. There is horse riding nearby. Or if you fancy some axe throwing… then it’s in Fordingbridge. Which, by the way, is your closest useful small town and has everything you’ll need. There are very good farms shops nearby also.

 

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Inside

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.

Outside

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!

There are “unnoticeable” neighbours here. The one 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. 

Accessibility

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.

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£315 per night

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Sleeping...

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 and garden. 2 steps to entrance into a Sitting room. 4 steps upto bedroom area.
Bedroom 6 in Annexe :Double bed, tiled floor, patio doors leading to garden, and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail..

Bathrooms...

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
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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.
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.
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.
Kids' Stuff :We don't accept children under 2 years here so do not provide cots, highchairs or stair gates if needed. Please do bring your own toys with you when you stay here.

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.

Arrival & Departure

Arrive from: 5pm / Depart before: 10am

Included in your stay...

All linen, towels for the house and kitchen essentials are provided for you free of charge. We also supply a welcome pack with some treats to get you going for tea when you arrive.

Payment Info

A 50% deposit is required to confirm your booking, with the remaining balance due 8 weeks before your stay. A security deposit of £500 is also due before your arrival for this house

good to know...

We're all locals so if you have any queries about the information we have provided or have any special requests for your stay, please just ask:

Call us +44 (0) 1590 462005

Email us hello@newforestescapes.com

what makes this special...

The view! The photographs don’t do it justice and we are heading back in May 2021 to take more of the garden as it blooms next year.

The area here in the north of the National Park is quite different to the south. There are gentle, rolling hills for a start! The main difference here is the lower density of population. This is one of the wildest parts of the National Park. The coastal area of the New Forest is busy but the north is rarely so.

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Read real reviews from guests that have stayed with us at Valley View House

10/10 Super holiday, would recommend for sure!! - Alan, Wiltshire

Alan, Wiltshire November 2020

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Lovely property with beautiful views. Well equipped, clean and comfortable. Fantastic location in the New Forest National Park with walks from the house and wild ponies and donkeys wandering around the neighbourhood.

Alice, LondonMarch 2020

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Absolutely perfect for a family get away. Peaceful and great access to walks on the moors. Donkeys, horses, cows and even the odd dear and pig. Well resourced cottage. All needs catered for.

Joe, BerkshireAugust 2020

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A very nice large house perfect for a big family holiday or friends get-together. The views from all rooms and garden are fantastic we had the best of Autumn colours. An off-road but not too serious cycle ride across The New Forest starts at the bottom of the road and can take you past (or into) some great pubs. The local - Forrester's Arms is just a walk up the road. Friendly staff served us excellent beer with traditional and very good food. A Tour of nearby Ringwood Brewery is highly recommended but make sure you have a 'designated' driver

John, Canterbury November 2019

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Fantastic place to stay, herd of deer wandering through every morning, views of cows and ponies on the moor.

Jessica, DevonNovember 2019

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We had a wonderful time in this beautiful house, views from every bedroom, a comfortable large dining area to accommodate the 10 people staying there, a fully equipped kitchen and stunning gardens. Beautiful walks from the house to local excellent pubs. Highly recommend.

Mike, LondonSeptember 2019

Had the best time at Valley View. The house is beautiful and in a stunning location. Very thoughtful of the owner to leave some milk in the fridge and a bottle of wine.

JamesSeptember 2019

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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Valley View House
from £315 per night

Fritham, Fordingbridge

at a Glance...

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

This smart and well styled home is set up for VIP celebrations. The view of the wild valley is beautiful and fills with birdsong. Walk + cycle here for miles. Great pub 4 mins walk.

all the Essential details...

Sleeping...

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 and garden. 2 steps to entrance into a Sitting room. 4 steps upto bedroom area.
Bedroom 6 in Annexe :Double bed, tiled floor, patio doors leading to garden, and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail..

Bathrooms...

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...

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.
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.
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.
Kids' Stuff :We don't accept children under 2 years here so do not provide cots, highchairs or stair gates if needed. Please do bring your own toys with you when you stay here.

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.

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