- Property code: A315
- 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
- Real fire
- Nearby shop
- Short breaks available
- Washing machine
Tucked away on a forest track on the outskirts of Brockenhurst, this end of terrace cottage was built in the early 1900s. Recently it has been carefully refurbished with a view to honouring its past while bringing in more light and space. Two wood-burning stoves contribute to the cosy cottage atmosphere and a light, airy sunroom makes a great place to relax overlooking the delightful garden. Being right on the forest means you can spend the day wandering miles of heath and woodland and in the evening potter down to the village for a meal or snuggle in with books, music or TV. Before you go to bed, we suggest you turn out the lights, enjoy the stars and hear the owls call. Cycle tracks are also close at hand.
Please note that the unmade road can be a bit bumpy and there is a 90 metre path from the parking space to the house. The owners will willingly help with luggage and most online grocery stores will deliver right to the door (our wonderful village greengrocer will also deliver a box). If a car-free holiday sounds appealing, Brockenhurst station is a 20 minute walk or 10 minute cycle ride away - transport to and from the station can be arranged on request.
Entrance into utility room with washing machine, Belfast sink, freezer, dishwasher and storage for boots and coats.
Through into open plan light and spacious L shaped Kitchen/diner/living.
The kitchen/dining area has an electric hob, electric oven, microwave, dining table with seating for 4 and an attractive wood burner.
The lounge area has comfortable seating, Freeview TV, DVD player, wood burner and a sun room where you can relax with a book overlooking the delightful garden. French doors lead into garden.
Shower room with shower cubicle, wash hand basin, towel rail and WC.
Cottage stairs to first floor.
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4ft 6in), storage and views over the garden and forest beyond.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3ft), storage and views over the garden.
Bathroom with bath, hand shower, basin and WC.
South west facing attractive enclosed garden which is safe for children but not completely dog proof. Lawn with garden furniture.
For one vehicle at the end of the pedestrian access lane to the property. Parking is off road on new forest track. Please note there is a 90 metre walk along gravelled lane from the car to the cottage. Assistance will be available with luggage transfer.
Included Bed linen and towels, (please bring own beach towels), WiFi, gas central heating and electricity. Two baskets of logs supplied in appropriate season with option of purchasing further logs at cost price from the owners if required. High chair and stair gates available on request.
Children All ages welcome.
Pets One well behaved dog welcome. Please contact us if you wish to bring a dog under 12 months old. We may also be able to accommodate more than one dog depending on the circumstances. Please note there is a standard pet charge of £30 per pet per week.
Telephone Incoming and outgoing emergency calls.
No Smoking in house or garden
Bicycle Storage available outside the cottage. Bicycle hire available from the village.
Nearest Shop Several in Brockenhurst 1 mile.
Nearest Pub Forest Park Hotel, The Snake Catcher, The Forresters Arms, The Huntsman 1 mile.
Nearest Beach Shingle beaches can be found at Milford on Sea 9 miles and Lepe 13 miles. Sandy beaches at Highcliffe 10 miles.
Horse Riding available locally (less than 1 mile).
Brockenhurst Rail Station South Western Railway line 1 mile.
Short breaks Available low season bookable anytime, mid and high season two weeks prior.
Property Self-catering holiday home.
The cottage was in an ideal location and had everything we needed.
Loved the cottage and had good contact with owners while at property.
Had an excellent stay, would recommend to friends
Made very welcome with fresh flowers in every room and homemade cake and milk awaiting us on arrival.
Yes, we enjoyed our stay very much
Such a relaxing time, wonderful hosts, all good, am very tempted to return!
We have already booked for another week later in the year. That says it all.
Lovely, really well equipped cottage in great location on the edge of open forest. Owners live next door and are very welcoming and always on hand to give advice about places to visit.
Yes very much so! Prefect location for exploring the New Forest and wonderfully well equipped cottage.
Some lovely personal touches left by owner, fresh flowers in rooms, cake and milk made it more welcoming. Very much enjoyed our stay.
very pleasant owners, who lived nearby and were helpful if needed but not in our faces - ideal situation really. Very nice place to stay and we hope to go again.
A wonderful cottage in a beautiful setting!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the only reason we probably won't return is that the number of rooms doesn't suit our usual requirements. We will definitely recommend the cottage to others.
Excellent owners who were happy to help or give advice.
Owl Cottage was a perfect base for our week in the New Forest. We had gorgeous weather and all in all it was a fabulous week in Brockenhurst. We will be back.
Very friendly and helpful owners live next door. A little way out of the village but right in the forest. Lovely cottage.