- Property code: A168
- Changeover day: Friday
- Access statement available
- Near beach
- Parking (see description for details)
- Ground floor accommodation
- Garden or outside space
- Real fire
- Short breaks available
- Washing machine
Oak Tree Cottage is situated in the grounds of the owners lovely New England Style House, one of a small group, each wooden built with tin roofs, known as 'Tin Town'. Formerly the area's electric generator plant, Oak Tree Cottage has been lovingly converted to a family retreat. The cottage is located on private coastal lane inside the New Forest National Park, ideally situated to explore the beaches and rambling, cycling and riding trails of the area. This delightful cottage is cosy and full of rustic charm with a beautiful flag stone floor throughout the open plan living area. Featuring a wood-burning stove the property is a cosy hideaway, a perfect haven after a busy summer day or a refuge for those long winter nights.
Sleeping 4, the property has two bedrooms including a charming mezzanine style bedroom accessed from the open plan living area. The large garden is a perfect haven for children with its very own treehouse. An attractive decking area provides a peaceful setting for al fresco dining on spring and summer evenings.
The cottage is ideally situated close to the coast with access to a private beach just a 5 minute walk. Amenities can be found a short drive away at East Boldre Stores (3.5 miles away) or in the nearby town of Lymington (6.5 miles away) including a variety of eating venues, shops and boutiques. The historic village of Buckler's Hard, with maritime museum, Master Builders pub with summer barbecue, access to river cruises and outdoor activities, and New Forest Ice Cream shop, is a short 1 mile cycle or drive. The village of Beaulieu, home to Beaulieu National Motor Museum, The Montagu Arms with Michelin Star Terrace Restaurant, cafes and shops is just a 5 mile drive.
Front entrance opens in to open plan living area. Comfortable seating area with sofas and wood burning stove. TV and DVD player.
Kitchenette with electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge. Access to freezer and washing machine by separate arrangement, please note these will be shared with the owners as part of the owners home. Dining table with seating for five. French doors to deck and garden.
Bedroom 1, with zip & link king size bed which can be configured as twin single beds (please advise when booking).
Bathroom with claw foot bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin, WC and White Company toiletries.
Steps with night sensor lighting to mezzanine bedroom 2 into the eaves with twin single beds. Please note there is restricted headroom and this bedroom is not suitable for children under the age of 10 due to the steep steps.
To the rear of the property is a peaceful (not dog proof) garden overlooking woodland. The garden has its very own treehouse which children are welcome to use, supervised. The decking area stretches the length of the property with patio furniture, easy chairs and charcoal barbecue. Please be aware that this garden is not enclosed and the surrounding area is not suitable for dogs to roam due to the wildlife and breeding pheasants. Dogs must be kept under control at all times.
For one car only.
Included Bed linen and towels, electricity, wood burner with one complimentary basket of logs (unfortunately no kindling or firelighters are provided) and electric/oil heaters. Please provide own beach towels.
Children All ages welcome. Play must be supervised at all times. Mezzanine bedroom only suitable for children aged 10 and over.
Pets One dog welcome. Please note there is a pet charge of £30 per pet per week. Please be aware the owners dog can be found in the grounds of the owners home.
Telephone Not available. Mobile reception poor.
Parking For one car only.
Bicycle Storage covered bike storage available.
Nearest Shop East Boldre Stores 3.5 miles, a short drive away.
Nearest Pub East End Arms 4 miles, Turfcutters Arms 3.5 miles, Master Builders 1.7 miles.
Nearest Town Lymington - 7 miles.
Nearest Beach 5 minute walk to private beach.
Short breaks available low season bookable any time, mid and high season two weeks before holiday start date.
Property: Self catering holiday cottage
Really enjoyed our stay. Only small issues were the dvd/tv Not working too well and lack of logs for the fire. Also, the directions to the cottage weren't helpful and we took around an hour trying to find it. Clearer and more detailed instructions would be handy. Other than that, the cottage was lovely and the holiday company were very helpful. Would definitely stay again.
A lovely, quiet dog friendly break.
We had an amazing time - the location and the cottage were fantastic. A Very peaceful area, the cottage had everything and the owner was very helpful and charming . A great place to chill and relax - we love this area and will certainly be back . Thank you .
a quiet location and there was plenty of room for a family.
Lovely cottage in a really peaceful location. Had a lovely few days, exploring the local area and will definitely be back.
Cleanliness on arrival was between disappointing and satisfactory, could be better
We had a wonderful stay. We have recommended to friends and would definitely return. The high points were definitely the tree house (my 4 year old son is still talking about it!) and the log burner.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & especially enjoyed the wood burner.
We very much enjoyed our week at Oak Tree Cottage, especially evenings in front of the log fire! A beautiful, peaceful, remote location, which suited our dogs as well. The owner was delightful and we fell in love with her extremely friendly Spaniel, Bertie. The East End Inn, not too far away, is strongly recommended. We would certainly return to Oak Tree Cottage.
Lovely cosy cottage with wood burner and a good supply of logs, The children enjoyed the super treehouse and we all loved the remote location down the gravel road well away from traffic noise. It was a good idea that a picnic backpack was provided which we used a couple of times with a wine cooler and plastic wine glasses. Convenient location for Beaulieu and Buckler's Hard. Great quiet country lanes for cycling in area. Better for cycling than walking from cottage itself, although we enjoyed the short walk to the private beach with the panorama of the Solent and the Isle of Wight. Wifi very poor and couldn't even download emails or google tourist attractions let alone stream videos. This was the only disappointment really when the cottage is listed as having "unlimited wifi". There was also no mobile phone reception and with no telephone provided this was at times rather inconvenient. We feel we should have been warned about the lack of mobile phone reception and poor wifi. Otherwise everything was perfect and of course for some people an escape from mobile phones and wifi can be much appreciated!!
We all had a marvellous time and the holiday was an excellent experience. The lovely weather obviously helped. There is just one tiny criticism and that is that several items of dog fouling in the garden need to be removed.
Thank you very much for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Oak Tree Cottage. We are sorry that dog mess was found in the garden. We have forwarded your comments onto the owner for rectification. Many thanks, The New Forest Team.
- The Toad Hall Team
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. The owners were very accommodating.
We had such a lovely stay at Oak Tree Cottage. Our children (aged six and three) loved the 'kids only' shed and toy cupboard, and the adults enjoyed relaxed evenings drinking a glass of wine in the garden after a leisurely BBQ. Burley is a beautiful village with some great pubs and walks, and the cottage is on a quiet and pretty lane. We had great days out to the sandy beach at Highcliffe and Moors Valley Country Park near Ringwood which has an amazing kids forest play trail. The kids enjoyed paddling in the river near Brockenhurst. We also found the village church (St John the Baptist) warm and welcoming on Sunday.
This was a truly lovely cottage, very welcoming, a true home from home. Very well equipped for children. Loved the owners sense of style.
The cottage is lovely and in a great setting. The treehouse is a fantastic bonus.
A very comfortable cottage in a lovely village. I would stop there again and recommend to friends.
We stayed at Oak Tree Cottage the week after Christmas and had a very relaxing and peaceful time. The log burning stove kept us lovely and warm and the sofas were really comfortable. The area is great for walking and we found some wonderful pubs that provided excellent fare. We would love to stay there again some time.