About the property
- Cottage1506 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Ideal for family or friends holidaying together - Feel close to nature and away from it all yet only a few minutes walk to the village shop & 3 pubs
• 6-13 July 7 nights was £1895 NOW £1795!!
6 - 9 July 3 nights stay NOW £1290!!
***Due to Cancellation 28 July - 4 August now available 7 nights £2100***
Tranquil setting perfect to relax and unwind
• Beautifully decorated with luxury fittings including extra large Jacuzzi bath
• Log burner to snuggle up around in winter; fantastic winter skies
• Fantastic cycle and walking routes from the cottage; Cycle store for 8 bikes
• Fun games room with pool table, table tennis, darts and table football
• Inviting garden with garden swing, BBQ, 2 seating areas and Forest views
• Ponies and forest friends at the cottage windows; Direct access on to the New Forest
• Perfect for a special celebration!
• 3 pubs within a 25-minute walk. Village shop 15 minutes stroll.
• 10 minutes’ drive to Peppa Pig World and Paultons Park
• 2 golf courses in Bramshaw village
• We can include holistic therapies and walking coaching packages during your stay
An ideal cottage for large groups or families holidaying together with Direct Forest Access. Set in a truly stunning location surrounded by the beautiful New Forest, ponies, cows, deer and pigs will be your only visitors! Although this is a get away from it all holiday you are only a 15 minute stroll to the village store and 25 minute walk from 3 great Forest pubs. Lyndhurst is 10 minutes drive and the nearest beach is 30 minutes.
Perfect for cycling on the 200km of New Forest cycle tracks the cottage has a secure store for up to 8 bikes. Bramshaw also hosts 2 golf courses for those looking for some quality time on the green together.
For those looking for a simpler pursuit why not explore the Forest on foot directly from the cottage door! Meander through Bramshaw woods discovering the mystery of the ancient woodland while traversing streams and ancient waterways. This side of the Forest is quieter than some other parts so lots of areas to explore and adventures to be had. That being said it won't be long before you stumble across a good Forest pub for lunch!
The fabulous games room in the garden provides the perfect opportunity to just stay in. No need to spend money and no need to worry about the weather! Why not challenge the children to a game of pool or team up with grandma for a game of table tennis? Maybe this becomes the boys domain while the girls enjoy a glass of wine watching the deer and ponies from the conservatory?
Although the Forester Lodge retains many original features it has been modernised to an exacting standard and contains luxury fittings throughout.
With all of the accommodation, except the twin bedroom, on the ground floor The Foresters Lodge is ideal for those not wanting to be challenged by stairs on holiday. The soft pallet of colours promote the natural surrounding and this together with the light and airy feel make you instantly relax and feel at home.
Individually designed, the rooms all have their own character. The relaxed 'blue' master bedroom entices you in making you want to throw open the French doors onto the garden and let the outside in! The heavenly 'lilac' room invites you to snuggle up on the window seat with a book and watch the wildlife go by(this room can be configured as a 5ft double or 2 singles). The serene feel of the green room and fabulous Forest view makes you want to leave the curtains open all night watching the Forest go by. Whereas the fun 'red' room up stairs feels like you have just stepped into a 'gingerbread house' - great fun for the children, plus stargazing through the skylight!
The Foresters Lodge has a resident large herd of deer that pass by the cottage at dawn and dusk. The conservatory is the perfect place to relax with a cuppa while wildlife spotting - whatever the weather!
The lounge is cool in summer with its high vaulted ceiling and cosy in winter around the log burner - especially welcome after a nice long walk in the Forest on a winters day.
Dining is made easy with a breakfast bar seating 4 over-looking the Forest and adjoining table for 8. Lots of space for a relaxed evening get-together or Sunday roast lunch.
Don't forget the fabulous family bathroom with supersized Jacuzzi bath - space for 2! Drencher shower and twin basins. The perfect place to scrub up after a muddy walk or relax tired muscles after a busy day of Forest pursuits!
Our delightful cottages provide a special place to take time out for you. We can include retreat packages during your stay which can include holistic therapies and walking coaching in the beautiful New Forest. All of our programmes are designed to improve physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Choose from one of our 4 packages or ask about a tailor made programme for you. Forestviewcottages.com
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Donna Neseyif
We love our holidays as this is when we manage to spend quality time together, having fun and building happy memories. It therefore seemed sensible for us to buy a holiday home as over the years we believe we have learnt what is needed for a great holiday. We have travelled the world, but love returning to the beautiful New Forest. We moved to Ashurst in 2000 and have enjoyed exploring the ancient woodlands, local villages and attractions with our 3 boys. We work in the New Forest and enjoy regularly walking and cycling around the Forest enclosures. Our sons have been brought up close to nature learning about the seasons while hiking through the Forest looking for fungi, climbing trees with friends, building dens and starting their own adventure with the great outdoors.
Donna Neseyif purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Donna Neseyif chose Bramshaw
We bought The Foresters Lodge in 2011 after the whole family fell in love with the idyllic location and character cottage. Our intention is to use it as a holiday home and eventually to retire to this serene place that is so close to nature. The attraction to our boys aged 12, 10 and 8 at the time, was the adventure of the Forest, rope swings, streams and building dens! To Ramsey and Donna being at The Foresters Lodge really feels like you are away from it all, yet you are only a few minutes’ walk from the village shop. We didn’t think such a property existed in the busy South of England. We set about fully renovating and extending the property. Today the many character features have been retained yet the property is light and airy with luxury fittings and comforts throughout.
What makes this Cottage unique
We continue to enjoy weekends at The Foresters Lodge with family and friends. The games room is still the big attraction, especially to teenage friends and this summer saw us enjoying BBQs, with the boys and their friends staying up late into the night stargazing and listening to the sounds of the Forest night whilst toasting marshmallows. We find The Foresters Lodge simply a great place to unwind and spend quality time together. If you want the hubbub of the beaches and villages of the New Forest then they are on your doorstep, if not you have all you need for a great week away spending time together and getting close to nature at The Foresters Lodge. We hope you enjoy your time here as much as we do.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful cottage and beautiful setting
A great place to spend time with family just watching the visiting ponies and wildlife! Lots of space in the cottage and everything we needed for 3 generations. Lots of fun and competitions in the games room! Good local pubs and village store. Definitely recommend for anyone wanting somewhere special and close to nature.
Simply a wonderful holiday from start to finish! We saw ponies and deer from the cottage windows and enjoyed lovely walks straight from the cottage door. The cottage has every comfort and is very well designed. The owners provided lots of information before our visit and on arrival to help us make the most of our time in the New Forest. This cottage really is "In the Forest" - wonderful! Would definitely recommend and we look forward to returning again soon!
What a wonderful and welcoming holiday home.
A wonderful & lovely holiday cottage. If you love the New Forest with it's horses & donkeys, this is the place to stay! The horses came by to visit, the weather was awesome & the garden was great!
That was a very good stay. The house is wonderfull and the forest is magical!
My family love a weekend away in the UK, been very lucky with the cottages we have stayed in but this one was the best by far. We stayed here for my wife's birthday, the owner knew and made every effort (I wont say what, so it is not expected every time!) to give her a special stay. Aside from that, the cottage was immaculate, kitchen fully equipped and the location ideal. No other buildings nearby, pubs (with good food!) up the road and the missus loved the big bath. So peaceful, so many walks/bike rides to go on, so many roaming animals - perfect for a break in the New Forest.
Wonderful week in a beautiful spot
A well equipped and pretty cottage. Set in a beautiful location, horses grazing just outside the kitchen window and a herd of cows plodding along the road were our highlights... Owner was very helpful and friendly. Would recommend.
Highcliffe sandy and shingle beach- 30 mins
Mudeford and Avon sandy beach- 35 mins
Boscombe sandy beach with pier and promenade - 35 mins
Bournemouth sandy beach with busy front - 30 mins
Lepe shingle beach café, nature walk and adventure play ground - 30 mins
Calshot shingle beach, Calshot castle, Calshot activity centre with climbing wall, indoor ski slope and velodrome - 30 mins
Hurst Castle, Milford on Sea - 40 mins
Southampton airport 20 minutes
Bournemouth airport 25 minutes
Heathrow airport 1hr 10minutes
Nearest railway stations Ashurst New Forest, Southampton Central
New Forest Tour bus stops outside the Green Dragon (20min walk) and runs from June - September. Jump on jump off the buses that travel around the whole of the New Forest with fascinating running commentary about the Fauna, Flora and History of the Forest.
Lyndhurst - 5 minute drive. New Forest Visitor Centre and museum. Independent shops, cafes, restaurants, old fashioned sweet shop and Ferrari showroom.
Romsey - 15 minutes. Market town with Abbey and independent shops. Waitrose, Aldi.
Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World, Ower - 10 minutes
Furzey Gardens, Minstead - 10 minutes. Garens, with fairy trail, tearooms and artists studios.
Longdown activity farm, Ashurst - Feed the animals, trampolines, ball pits, tractor rides. All weather.
Forest pubs nearby:
The Green Dragon at Brook, 20 minute walk, 5 minute drive
The Lamb at Nomansland, 20 minute walk, 5 minute drive
The Bell Inn at Brook, a la Carte menu, 20 minute walk, 5 minute drive
The Oak at Fritham (lunch only), 30 minute walk, 10 minutes drive
The Sir Walter Tyrell (outdoor play area), 35 minute walk, 10 minute drive
Bramshaw village store - 10 minute walk. Stocks most basic items.
Nisa store West Wellow - 10 minute drive, wine, organic meat.
Morrisons just off Jct2 M27, 1st round about south on A326 - signposted left to superstore - 15 minutes.
National Motor Museum, Beaulieu - 25 minutes
New Forest Tour Bus. Pick up at the Green Dragon 5 minutes (June-Sep)
Cycle Hire: Cycle Ex at Brockenhurst - 20 minutes
Horse Riding Ford Farm: at Brockenhurst - 20 minutes
For further information see the New Forest website
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Please contact owner. You will be asked to complete a booking form and pay a deposit of 30% of the holiday cost to secure the booking. Full payment and security deposit will be due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Changeover Day: Weekly changeover day is Friday, however this changes to Saturday during busy summer holidays. We can be flexible during quieter time.