- Property code: A250
- Changeover day: Friday
- Access statement available
- Parking (see description for details)
- Direct forest access
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby shop
- Short breaks available
- Washing machine
This charming little cottage is situated in the grounds of a Manor House, with the most wonderful views over fields and the Lymington River towards woods beyond. The cottage is in a very quiet position and access is down a gravel drive, which is about a mile long through a Woodland Nature Reserve. There are a number of lovely walks available from the property. The property would best suit those who are used to and enjoy a simple country environment. One child welcome but please note that the property is close to the river and forest ponies frequent the surrounding fields.
Entrance to the property is through a Boot Room, which opens into the kitchen/diner.
Kitchen/diner with fitted units, electric cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine and dining table to seat four.
Door to spacious sitting room with chairs, a sofa, fine pine mantel over an open fireplace, TV, plenty of books and a desk. There is a Z-bed which can be set up in the living room or boot room area which may be used for occasional use.
Stairs to First Floor:
Pretty bedroom with twin 2ft 6in beds that can be put together to form a king size bed (5ft), wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, hand basin and WC.
The drive to Royden Manor is through woods approximately a mile along an unmade track. A private driveway leads around behind the Manor to the cottage with its own parking area. A fenced private area with a picnic table overlooks the wonderful views across fields as far as the eye can see to Lymington River, fringed with trees and open forest beyond. A beautiful spot. Use of tennis court by separate arrangement with owners, please provide own rackets and balls.
In private driveway close to property.
Included: Duvets, pillows, blankets, night storage heating and electricity (guests to provide their own bed linen and towels).
Pets One small dog welcome but must be kept under control near the cottage. Please note there is a standard charge of £30 per pet per week.
Telephone No telephone available and mobile reception variable. No WiFi at the property.
Parking In private driveway close to property.
One child welcome but please note property is close to river and horses.
Nearest Shop Farm shop at Setley - 1 mile, Brockenhurst - 2 miles.
Nearest Pub The Red Lion in Boldre - 1.5 miles.
Nearest Town Lymington - 4.5 miles.
Nearest Beach Shingle beach at Milford on Sea - 7.5 miles.
Short Breaks low season bookable any time, mid and high season two weeks prior to holiday start date.
Property: Self catering holiday cottage.
We are regulars here, and find the tranquil atmosphere unique. Mr Morant is a very welcoming 'host'. I don't really think the brochure description, which says would suit people who prefer 'a simple country environment', really does warn fully how basic and remote the cottage is.
We have stayed at the Annex several times and thoroughly enjoy every stay. It is so peaceful and makes the perfect relaxing break
The most amazing holiday . The cottage is surrounded by beautiful gardens and forest .. we had many visitors including deer,ponies, herons,buzzards truly a lovely stay , peaceful and tranquil.
Mr Morant was very welcoming and helpful, the location of the annex just could not have been better. One of the most relaxing and enjoyable holidays we’ve had in a long time. Loved the wildlife and the horses! We will definitely rent the annexe again next year!??
Ideal location for a peaceful holiday
The cottage was comfortable, the surrounding area was beautiful - we were lucky with the weather which allowed us to make the most of it.
I loved the cottage and the beautiful location, and so did my two miniature schnauzers. The remoteness was no problem (although I wasn’t keen to have to drive back down the track alone after dark in case of car breakdown or any other problems). We had some great walks from the door and I would have liked more time to explore further. Brockenhurst is within walking distance, and Lymington only a short drive. The big boot room is a great advantage with the dogs. Altogether, a very convenient and comfortable cottage, with lots of personality. I am already looking forward to a return visit.
Had to arrive a day late due to the weather. Had a lovely week. I did receive a phone message from New Forest Cottages concerning the weather - apologies for not replying but there was no phone signal.
Really lovely setting; close to the woods and the coast. We saw lots of deer. The large utility room by the entrance is so useful especially as we had two dogs with us. Having a decent fridge freezer was also great as we tend to eat in a lot.
We always enjoy staying here. The most peaceful place I've ever been to. Mr Morant is very welcoming and friendly.
We enjoyed our stay very much
We have enjoyed many holidays in cottages in UK and elsewhere, but have never been back to any of them. Royden Manor Annexe may prove to be an exception.
See above, the cottage would benefit from being cleaned properly, some new furniture, kitchenware, and emptied of out of date periodicals and generally being given some TLC the location deserves. Having said the above we did enjoy our stay and would certainly re-visit the area.
Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear that you did not find the cottage to be clean on arrival. We have passed your comments on to the owners of Royden Manor for immediate rectification. We hope you will return to the New Forest again soon.
- The Toad Hall Team
Really enjoyed a relaxing stay
If you are wedded to your tech and must have mobile connectivity at all times, then this is not the place for you. However, if you love peace and quiet, nature and green spaces, then go ahead. We had a wonderful week in the cottage - yes, it is quite retro in fittings and features, don't expect an HDTV for example, but it's all part of the charm of a country cottage and I can truly say I've never stayed in a more relaxing location. Only a couple of tiny quibbles; the curtains in the bedroom could be thicker, be prepared to wake up at dawn if you stay in mid-summer! Also, if you plan on doing much cooking, bring a sharp knife and a peeler or you will go mad! Overall, we had a lovely, peaceful stay in idyllic surroundings.
Already thinking of booking again next year!
I can only say one thing. This is the best place we have ever stayed. The wild life is amazing, the annexed is well equipped, also very spacious and comfortable and the area is very quiet everything we could ever want
Super place to stay, loved everything about the cottage. Just about the best place we have stayed, in the New Forest. We cannot fault the place. It is quiet and peaceful and without Wi-Fi which may not suit everyone
Extremely enjoyable holiday away from it all.