Perfect romantic getaway or ideal base for a family holiday-10 minute stroll to Lyndhurst village and amenities,watch the visiting ponies from sofa!
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 2010
Why Donna Neseyif chose Lyndhurst
We bought Forest View cottage in 2010 after the whole family fell in love with the fabulous view from the cottage over the Forest lawn and visiting ponies. The attraction to our boys aged 11, 9 and 7 at the time, was the adventure of the Forest, rope swings, streams and building dens! To Ramsey and Donna being at Forest View cottage really feels like you are away from it all, yet you are only a few minutes’ walk from Lyndhurst village and the great range of shops and restaurants, old fashioned sweet shop and Ferrari garage. We set about fully renovating and cottage whilst retaining the many character feature. Today the property is light and airy with luxury fittings and comforts throughout.
What makes this Cottage unique
We find Forest View 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 Forest View cottage. We enjoy all seasons at Forest View watching the new foals frolicking in spring, picnics in summer, searching for fungi and watching the pigs graze the Forest in autumn, and snuggling up round the fire after a long crisp walk in winter. With Lyndhurst’s great range of little shops just a few minutes’ walk away and the Golf course even closer there is something for everyone! We hope you enjoy your time here as much as we do.
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We met Donna at the cottage, she was very helpful and friendly. The cottage was just as described, comfortable, clean with everthing you could need. Watching the horses and cows in the field opposite gave us hours of pleasure. The high street is no more than a 15 minute walk. We tried the pubs, Italina restaurant by the fire station and cafes. We had a lovely stay unfortunately the weather was awful. We would definetly pay a return visit.
The cottage was lovely,clean and welcoming.
We had a fabulous stay,the view out the front over the forest was great.The cottage was beautifully clean and very handy to Lyndhurst town for eating out etc.The owners were nice and a lovely cake was left for us.We will certainly be returning and recommending it to friends,many thanks
We had everything we could possibly want in this delightful cottage. The views in the morning of the horses and foals. The positioning of the cottage to the restaraunts , shops and walks. The cottage was clean and equipped with everything you could possibly want. The added benefit of parking outside was so convenient. We would be happy to recommend to friends and hope to return soon. Thanks to Donna for lovely cake lovely lady
Excellent, prime location
Me and my young family had an amazing stay and would highly recommend Forest View Cottage, my 5year old daughters favourite part of the holiday she said was waking up to watch the ponies outside the window! The Cottage is a short stroll into the centre of Lyndurst with pubs and restaurants and shops. We enjoyed cycle paths through the new forest and Paultons Park was brilliant for the kids. We did the scenic walk straight from the door across the field to get to Boltons Bench and walked back through the centre of Lyndhurst for a nice stroll with the kids. The cottage was fantastic, clean and tidy with everything we could need. Thank you Donna and Ramsey for letting us enjoy your holiday home, i'm sure we'll be back! Also thank you for the welcome and the lovely homemade cake, we all enjoyed it!!
We really enjoyed our stay at Forest View cottage. The cottage was exactly as we hoped: wonderful views of the forest and especially the animals and easy walking distance to visit the forest and Lyndhurst, as well as the excellent Waterloo Arms pub across the street. The cottage itself is beautifully clean and well-appointed, with enough space and dishes/glasses etc for us to comfortably host a 15 person barbecue (even champagne glasses!). Donna is lovely and her famous Victoria Sponge cake surpassed its reputation for deliciousness. What a nice touch as well to arrive to find that our temporary home was already equipped with tea & milk to enjoy with our cake. Thanks for a lovely stay in the New Forest!!
Beautiful cottage with fabulous views.
We enjoyed a lovely long weekend in this beautiful cottage. The cottage itself was well appointed with plenty of room and was very tidy. There was a very nice BBQ in the back yard which we used. The views were stunning with horses and cows continuously walking by the window. The village was 5 minutes walk and well worth a visit. Well recommended.
Special interest holidays:
Forest View cottage is an ideal base for exploring the New Forest. With Direct access onto the Forest it is perfect for a walking holiday. Access to the cycle tracks is less than a mile away.
With all of the visiting ponies it is an ideal spot for painting and photography. Yet only a short stroll from the village and a well deserved afternoon tea!
Highcliffe sandy and shingle beach- 25 mins
Mudeford and Avon sandy beach- 30 mins
Boscombe sandy beach with pier and promenade - 30 mins
Bournemouth sandy beach with busy front - 30 mins
Lepe shingle beach café, nature walk and adventure play ground - 20 mins
Calshot shingle beach, Calshot castle, Calshot activity centre with climbing wall, indoor ski slope and velodrome - 20 mins
Hurst Castle, Milford on Sea - 35 mins
Lymington quay - salt water baths, high street, 20 mins
Southampton airport 20 minutes
Bournemouth airport 20 minutes
Heathrow airport 1hr 10minutes
Nearest railway stations Ashurst New Forest, Southampton Central
All of the New Forest Tour buses stop in the main car park in Lyndhurst and run 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 - 10 mins walk. New Forest Visitor Centre and museum. Independent shops, cafes, restaurants, old fashioned sweet shop and Ferrari showroom.
Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Abbey, Place House and gardens - Beaulieu 15mins
Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World, Ower - 15 mins
Furzey Gardens, Minstead - 5 mins. Gardens, with fairy trail, tearooms and artists studios.
Longdown activity farm, Ashurst 10mins - Feed the animals, trampolines, ball pits, tractor rides. All weather.
Nearest Shop. Lyndhurst village, about a ten minute walk. A small Budgens supermarket, good butcher, chemist and numerous other small shops.
Local eating out: excellent choice of restaurants, cafés, from the top notch Lime Wood to Italian, Indian, Chinese, Thai and much more, plus traditional Forest pubs all within the village and walking distance from the cottage.
Forest Walking: Endless walks from Forest View where the open New Forest stretches before you. A gentle amble or a stroll via the water meadows on route to Matley woods. Venture down Oriental Drive to Bolderwood and the Deer Sanctuary see if you can spot the white stag! Lots of circular routes on gravel tracks suitable for buggies, cycles or those a little less sure on their feet. There are facilities, including the ice cream van Bolder wood! Maybe stop at Blackwater Arboretum on the way back or visit the 500 year old Knightwood Oak?
Nearest little towns: Within a 25 minute drive, Lymington, set by the Solent, Marinas, cobbled quay and excellent Saturday street market. Isle of Wight ferry.
Big Town, Southampton, about a twenty minute drive from the cottage. Historic Town. Romsey, lots of independent shops, good restaurants. About a twenty minute drive.
Riding at Ford Farm Stables at Brockenhurst.
Bike hire. AA Bike hire Lyndhurst or Cycle Ex at Brockenhurst. Mr Spokes at Ashurst. Access to over 200km of designated cycle tracks that radiate across the forest.
Beaulieu Village, Palace House and the Motor Museum.
Forest View has its own visitor guide to make the most of your holiday.