- Property code: A585
- Changeover day: Friday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Access statement available
- Central heating
- Parking (see description for details)
- Direct forest access
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Nearby shop
- Short breaks available
Set in a private area within the grounds of the beautiful New Forest attraction, Furzey Gardens. This detached thatched house offers all the charm of a secluded New Forest break in the most tranquil and peaceful of settings. All the delights of Furzey Gardens (www.furzey-gardens.org) are literally on your doorstep and guests have unlimited free access to the Gardens throughout their stay. Worth £8 per adult and £4.50 per child (4-16yrs) per day. The wonderful seasonal colours of the Gardens become yours to enjoy in peace after the public have left.
Furzey House is a big characterful house with an airy breakfast/ dining room (seating for 10), a fitted kitchen, a snug and a large lounge with plenty of play space for young visitors. There is a second lounge downstairs, opening onto a private garden (set apart from the public gardens) with garden furniture, including dining table and chairs, to enjoy alfresco dining. All six bedrooms have been redecorated in spring 2019.
Furzey Gardens is a family friendly garden, with a delightful tea room (seasonal opening hours) serving barista coffee, homemade cakes, sandwiches and afternoon teas. The gardens are full of exciting activities for young children including hunting for our famous ‘fairy doors’, a playground where imagination can run riot, and other structures to explore around the informal winding paths, with alpacas and much more. Please note there is a deep water lake within Furzey Gardens.
Guests arriving in late spring and early summer will be amazed by the azalea and primula displays. The Summer Cottage Garden is always a delight and autumn brings a blaze of colour with maples and liquid amber collections. Winter heathers add an atmospheric touch to your visit.
Minutes from Minstead Village, and only 5 minutes from the M27, Furzey House is a perfect base from which to explore the New Forest or to just relax, unwind in the most beautiful location you can imagine. This is also a fantastic area for those who enjoy walking and cycling, with direct forest access from the house onto miles of interesting New Forest cycle tracks and paths.
Please note: The house is set in the tranquil Furzey Gardens which is open to the public and is therefore not suitable for bookings for stag or hen parties or similar types of bookings.
NEW YEAR 2020 - Should you wish to book a short break over the New Year period please telephone the office.
Entrance into hallway with stairs to first floor.
Cloakroom with hand basin and WC.
Family dining room with seating for 12 people.
Spacious well equipped kitchen with electric hob, integrated electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge-freezer and additional integral fridge.
Cloakroom with hand basin and WC
Snug Area with seating for 2,
Large Dayroom with and chairs and comfortable seating (Small TV available).
Lounge area with TV, Comfortable seating and Games/Dining table with seating for 4.
Games Room including pool table with balls and cues. Seating for spectators.
Bedroom 1 with single bed (3ft) and further pull out bed if required.
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4ft 6in) and hand basin.
Family bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
Bedroom 3 double bed (4ft 6in) with en suite with hand basin and bath (Separate WC).
Bedroom 4 single bed (3ft) with en suite with WC, hand basin and shower cubicle.
Bedroom 5 twin beds (3ft) with en suite with WC, bath, hand basin and shower cubicle.
Bedroom 6 single bed (3ft)(plus fold up single bed if required) with en suite WC, hand basin and shower cubicle.
Non enclosed rear garden laid to lawn, surrounded by colourful shrubs. Garden furniture on terrace overlooking the delightful Furzey Gardens.
The cottage is located within the grounds of Furzey Gardens, entry of which is free of charge.
In front of the house on private land.
Included Bed linen, towels, (please bring own beach towels) WiFi, propane gas central heating, electricity and welcome pack.
Children Any age welcome.
Pets Regret no pets.
Parking In front of the house on private land.
Bike Storage Available in covered car port.
Telephone Available for outgoing emergency and incoming calls. Mobile reception fair.
No Smoking, No Barbecues
Beach Milford on Sea 17 miles, Highcliffe 14 miles.
Shops & Pubs Minstead village shop 1 miles, Budgen’s super market 3 miles away in Lyndhurst, Trusty Servant Pub in Minstead 1 miles.
Short breaks available low season bookable any time, mid and high season two weeks before holiday start date.
Property: Self-catering holiday house
A great family cottage. We all enjoyed it tremendously and are certainly planning to return.
Loved the location being in the gardens. Had everything we needed and all clean.
Great cottage and big enough for the 6 adults and 4 children in our party. A bit quirky in a good way with some rooms a bit big and one or two a little small. The big bonus is having the fabulous Furzey Gardens and its great play area and towers to yourself before visitors arrive and after they leave!
Our Golden Wedding with family, other family and friends visited during week, all enjoyed
Comfortable property in delightful location. Set in very pleasant garden with direct access to New Forest paths.
There was an ongoing problem with wasps which may be beyond your control , similarly the fire doors are extremely heavy, with tight springs, this is dangerous with little fingers around, but again may not be a fixable issue! Maybe a few less religious artefacts as well? These are observations though rather than criticisms. We loved the gardens, especially being able to have them to ourselves after hours! The peace and tranquility was just what was needed for us whilst the open areas and the mystery of the fairies was perfect for our young ones. We hope to return, but out of wasp season next time!
Fantastic house for large family party with excellent facilities for all ages, ours ranging between 22 months and 88 years! Fantastic location in furzey gardens. So beautiful and peaceful! We will defiantly come to this property again.
We had fantastic weather so hardly sat indoors but if wet and need to be inside the long room could be better for a tv rather than the small lounge area currently used as not enough seating for 10 to watch quite a small tv. We loved the house and hope to return sometime in the future
A lovely house in a wonderful garden; we would certainly consider staying here again. Excellent for me - I have limited mobility. Excellent for the children, aged from 18 months to 10 years. The garden is a safe and exciting place to explore; the children loved looking for the fairy doors and exploring the Typhoon Tower etc. Plenty of play space within the house, too. Lovely cream teas on the doordtep! And pleasing to be supporting the Minstead Trust. One small problem: we experienced difficulty with our Ocado delivery for the Friday evening, as we gave directions to Furzey House, whereas it is signposted 'The Retreat'.
Excellent holiday home especially if there are young children in the party. Very spacious.