|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This modern barn conversion sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. Situated in the village of Sway 5 minute walk to two pubs, a cafe, hotel resturant and local shops. The cottages are on our 20 acre farm which also has a small seasonal Camp site, we produce rare breed goats, chickens and saddleback pigs. We have our own horses and guests are welcome to bring theirs too. 5 steps to the entrance. All on ground floor: Open plan living/dining room/kitchen with wood floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. Electric heaters and electric by meter reading. Bed linen and towels inc. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. M/wave. Courtyard and furniture. Parking. No smoking.
Change over day - Friday.
Short breaks - Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday
We accept dogs in the Cottage £25 per dog per visit
Bookings can be made on line at www.rushcroft-farm.co.uk
Change over day - Friday
Short breaks - Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday
We offer two adjoining 2 bedroom barn cottages (No 1 and No 2 Rushcroft Cottages) and a 1 bedroom lodge adjoining the Farm house (Rushcroft Lodge).
Rushcroft is a 20 acre farm specializing in rare breed Saddleback pigs and English Goats. Located in the New Forest National Park in the village of Sway, the forest famous for its free-roaming horsed is just a 10-minute stroll. The village shops, 2 great pubs, a hotel with restaurant, cafe and train station are 5 minutes walk. The area is a haven for cycling, walking and horse riding. Within a short drive you can enjoy the forest villages of Brockenhurst, Burley, Beaulieu (motor museum), Lyndhurst and the yachting/market town and quay of Lyminington and even hop on a ferry to the Isle of Wight. Or take an exhilarating walk out to Hurst Castle along the spit with great views of the needles. Hop on a train to visit the historic docklands at Portsmouth in one direction or the sandy beaches and pier at Bournemouth the other way.
Motor enthusiasts will enjoy a day out at Beaulieu Motor Museum.
Horse riding available at Burley Villa in Bashley (booking advisable) - 01425 610278.
Electricity at the properties is metered and cards can be purchased from Rushcroft Farmhouse.
At Rushcroft Farm we have a small herd of pedigree British Saddleback pigs, rare breed English goats and Aberdeen Angus cattle. We produce all our own meat for the family and sell some to our friends and guests. The Farm is situated in a beautiful part of the New Forest and we enjoy walking, riding and cycling in our spare time.
Great location for exploring the New Forest and Hampshire/Dorset coastline.
Walking distance to local shops, pubs and the open forest. A short drive to coastal towns such as Lymington, Milford, Highcliffe and Mudeford.
For online bookings please visit our web site at www.rushcroft-farm.co.uk
or call 07850 258790
All bookings subject to our terms and conditions.30% deposit is required at time of booking with the balance payable six weeks prior to visit.
Week bookings - Friday to Friday
Weekends - Friday to Monday
Midweek - Monday to Friday
Notes on prices:
Electric in the Cottage is by meter and cards can be purchased from The Farm House.
We accept dogs in the 2 bedroom cottage - £25 per dog per visit
Bring your own horse - £16 per horse per night
Bookings can be made via our web site at www.rushcroft-farm.co.uk or call 07850 258790
We loved this property and if we revisit the New Forest we would stay here.
It was very clean and had everything needed for a pleasant stay. Comfortable bed, good kitchen/dining size and all the cooking equipment necessary. Nice washing machine. Recliner sofa was well used after a busy day. TV worked well and nice touch of game and some DVDs. The campsite is small and the tents far enough away not to disturb. Parking right in front of cottage, very convenient.
The cottage is semi detached but despite 4 different sets of neighbours with children and dogs over our 11 night stay we never heard a peep so they were either very well sound proofed or we had the quietest families ever. Nice front 'veranda' with small table and couple of chairs catches the sun and allows you a view of the trees etc. but for more movement there is also a back yard, walled for privacy and although it's concrete they have added flower pots to make it pleasant. We appreciated the BBQ and shed too. Front veranda was big enough to secure our bikes too.
Location is excellent, we wanted to use bicycles and Sway is about 10 miles from just about everywhere in the New Forest apart from Brockenhurst and Burley which are nearer. There is a small climb from the site but you get used to it and if you can't do it, don't try the rest of the forest! Out the back of the farm is a road only used by 3 houses, which then meets the forest trails within 200 yards so very good for walking and biking.
Lynn was pleasant and friendly and although we didn't really need anything from her you felt you could ask.
The property was clean, the bathroom i felt was not decoratively complete, there were a few bits that needed finishing off. No issues with any fixtures and fittings they were all in working order. As far as layout and ammenities go all were accurate and the kitchen has all the things you need.
The location is great to get out and visit all the places around the New Forest and the fact that the New Forest itself is within walking distance so it meant one day we just went off walking and could leave the car behind.
I would definately reccomend to friends and family and we would visit again.
We visited Sammy Millers motorcycle museum and it is well worth the money, my husband is more the biker but i also found it very interesting. The cafe on site is great to. The fort at Milford is interesting, we walked along the spit so hard going but worth it, think there is a ferry too.
We mainly eat out in the villages we visited each day but the food at the Hare and Houds was good too. Also a great fish & chip shop in Milford On Sea ! Plenty of small supermarket shops in the villages for the basics and farm shops around for local produce.
Only a couple of very small negatives. It would have been nice to have a king size duvet on the double bed and the leaflets in the attractions folder kept up to date as some were a few years old.
We had a fantastic stay at Sway; located within comfortable reach of the New Forest and a great base for our dog walking/pub lunch mission.
The cottage/lodge sits in nice green space off the main road and within a gentle walk of a few nice pubs and restaurants
The accommodation is very well thought out and contains all the facilities a couple/small family would need for a short break or even something a bit longer - we were limited in some of the local hostelries by having our Labrador with us and a muddy dog and filthy walking boots need a bit of care when arriving back home - the interiors is too nice to spoil!
There were no complaints about the state of the lodge - clean, tidy and nicely appointed. The only minor downside was lack of Wi Fi (or maybe we just didn't look hard enough for it) and mobile telephone signal is a bit patchy - just like everywhere in the area so hardly a complaint. I left a couple of suggestions as to how the fifth star could be justified but to be honest it's really a 4.5 star place for the price and expectation but as it's either 4 or 5 with no .5 option here, and because nothing is perfect, I reluctantly deduct that one star - maybe harsh.....
We will definitely look to go back next year.
Special interest holidays:
Guests are welcome to bring their horses, by prior arrangement.
The beach at Milford is 5 miles. Sandy beaches at Highcliffe are about a 15 minute drive away or you can hop on a train to the miles of sandy beach at Southbourne and Bournemouth.
Southampton Airport 30 minutes drive or by train from Sway.
Bournemouth Airport 20 minutes drive.
Sway train station is 5 minutes walk from Rushcroft Farm.
Lymington Ferry terminal to Isle of Wight is 15 minutes drive or take the train from Sway.
Sway village is 5 minutes walk with two good pubs, hotel/restaurant, butcher, chemist, petrol station, doctor, village store and Post Office. The interesting forest villages of Burley and Brockenhurst are cycling distance. Beaulieu with its famous motor museum, Bucklers Hard and Exbury Gardens are a 15 to 20 minute drive through the beautiful New Forest.
Bring your own horse or enjoy seeing the forest on horseback from one of the established local riding schools.