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Luxury large cottage in idyllic location with fabulous Games Room! MARCH OFFERS

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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

**March offers**

7 nights was £1295 NOW £1195!!

3 nights was £960 NOW £885!!

Sleeps 8 +child(under 8) or cot

• 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.

More Details

Donna Neseyif
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have all had a most comfortable, happy experience living in such awe-inspiring surroundings - flora and fauna. Games room well used and garden much admired. I have had a week of celebrations to mark my 80th birthday. I thank you for providing our welcome on arrival. It has been such a peaceful stay. March 2014

Beautiful cottage in a stunning location the girls loved the Jacuzzi bath and the games room. We were lucky enough to see deer, ponies and donkeys which was a real bonus. We thoroughly enjoyed biking in the Forest, Marwell zoo and of course Peppa Pig World for our 3 year old! Thank you. May 2014

We have had an amazing time in the New Forest. The Foresters Lodge has been the perfect location. We have loved having the Forest on our doorstep and spotting all the wildlife. The cottage is perfect for our family members of all ages - the games room has been excellent fun! Wish we could stay longer! August 2014
Nov 2014
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Bramshaw Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Toilet 2 - toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Extra large double Jacuzzi bath, twin sinks, corner shower with drencher shower, WC Ensuite - small bath with shower over, sink, WC Cloakroom 1 - handbasin, WC Claokroom 2, in games room - sink, WC
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 +1(child(under 8 years) or cot (under 24mths)) (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - 5ft bed with en suite bathroom Bedroom 2 - 5ft double that can be split to make 2 singles Bedroom 3 - standard double bed Bedroom 4 - 3ft twin beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is strictly no-smoking. One well behaved dog outside of busy season. There is a staircase directly down from the upstairs twin room. Outside: Large games room with WC, kitchen with fridge and seating. 6ft slate bed pool table, table tennis, table football, darts. There is a private enclosed garden with gate to the Forest. Mainly laid to lawn with pretty seasonal flower borders. There are 2 seating areas and garden swing. Charcoal BBQ Lockable bike store for up to 8 bikes. The single track driveway to The Foresters Lodge is shared with the Bramble Hill hotel a small quiet hotel. Parking for 3 cars (4 if small!) is provided in our own drive off the main driveway. The Foresters Lodge was the gatehouse to the original hunting lodge that is now the Bramble Hill Hotel and both date back approx. 200 years. The garden is gated to prevent exploring toddlers wandering onto the driveway, however we do ask you supervise young children at all times. Utility Room: Washing machine Traditional roof airer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Includes bed linen, towels (excludes beach towels) all utilities, one bundle of logs in winter, BBQ coal in summer. Conservatory - Seating for 5 on rattan sofas. Variety of toys, games and books for the younger members of the family. Games Room - Table tennis, 6ft slate bed pool table, table football, darts. Cloakroom, kitchen with sink, fridge and seating


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Luxury large cottage in idyllic location with fabulous Games Room! MARCH OFFERS
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A superb, well equipped cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage for a family celebratory weekend. We had a party of 8, ranging in age from 13 up to 85. The cottage is tucked away in a lovely quiet, wooded area, so you feel wonderfully isolated; yet you're only a short distance, by car, from 'civilisation'.

The interior is beautiful, with plenty of space (and a variety of areas) for our party to relax. The kitchen is large, modern and very well equipped with a large double cooker - we cooked in for 2 of our evenings and we had absolutely everything we needed (and more!). As well as leaving some 'essentials' (milk etc), the owner had left us a delicious home-made cake - a wonderful welcome and lovely touch.

The cottage is well heated (with individual controls in each room), with comfortable beds and good storage space. However, it's 'crowning glory' has to be the superb games room (which our competitive family loved!) and the lovely warm conservatory, which looks out onto a forest clearing. We spent many an enjoyable moment relaxing there and watching the plentiful wildlife passing by!

Booking was easy and the owner was quick to respond to any questions I had.

I would highly recommend this cottage - there is absolutely nothing negative I can say about it!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place in the New Forest

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in the New Forest. The property is very well appointed and suited us perfectly. All communication with Donna was done very efficiently and we were delighted with our choice of where to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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You will find everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

A warm welcome awaits you and a property that offers everything you could possibly need. A wonderful location and beautiful walks, good pubs and very friendly locals. Donna could not have been more helpful and very efficient with regard to all the booking.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 5 adults, a 3 year old, a toddler and a baby. Donna had provided all the necessary 'extras' - 2 highchairs and 2 travel cots - and the additional 'extra' of a delicious Victoria Sponge on arrival. The house was superbly equipped, comfortable and a joy to stay in. What a bonus the garden, surrounding scenery, conservatory and games room were. We felt so at home that we didn't want to leave. We walked, enjoyed a spa experience and afternoon tea at nearby Carey's Manor (one of the best my daughter and I have experienced) and a visit to Peppa Pig World (just minutes away by car and a must for the 3 year old). The Montague Arms at Beaulieu provided a superb 'surprise' 7-course tasting menu with wine pairing on the Friday evening and then on Sunday night we were fed by our visiting private chef from La Belle Assiette, certainly to be recommended. All in all it was an unforgettable weekend with Forest Cottage being the perfect base. Definitely to be recommended to friends and hopefully we will be returning as well.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great property in a great location

  • 4 of 5

Had a fantastic stay at Foresters Lodge, great location and lovely cottage with a pretty garden. Good walks right on your doorstep and local pubs near by. Would defineitly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautifully maintained with plenty of space. The conservatory is especially nice with the ponies,deer and squirrels right outside. It really feels 'away from it all' but there are plenty of places to visit nearby. We enjoyed the beach at Highcliffe, Furzey gardens, Mottisfont house and horse riding at Brokenhurst.

Donna is very welcoming and helpful and we can strongly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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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.

Further Details:

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

Groceries nearby:

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $277.85

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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