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An Idyllic, Family- Friendly Cottage On A Private Estate In Burley

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Burley, New Forest, Hampshire, England - 7 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 3 Reception Rooms, Direct Forest Access

This is a fantastic, family-friendly home - we lived in it ourselves with increasing numbers of children for the best part of a decade! We do not accept stag or hen party bookings. The cottage contains 7 bedrooms: 1 downstairs ks dbl; 1 upstairs ks dbl shower en suite; 1 upstairs twin bed room; 1 upstairs triple bed room; 1 upstairs twin bed room; 1 upstairs ks dbl;1 downstairs twin/superking. In addition, there are 2 double sofa beds, one in each sitting room. Cots and extra mattresses are also available. In addition to the en suite shower room, there are 2 shared family bath/shower rooms and a further downstairs shower room, plus one additional toilet. The cottage can be partitioned into two halves, with separate kitchens, utility room/cupboard and entrance doors. The main large sitting room contains seating for all, plus several large tables and enough dining chairs for large family meals. There is also enough outdoor seating and tabling to feed the whole party. The main kitchen is very large and also contains its own seating: table for 8 plus 4 bar stools at the breakfast bar. There is an additional smaller dining room, kitchen and sitting room with TV (Free view) & DVD on the ground floor. There is ample parking for cars in 2 parking areas, access is via the gated, secure entrance to the main estate and then along a smaller access road taking you right up next to the cottage. Each kitchen is fully equipped with cooking and serving equipment sufficient for the large numbers that the cottage accommodates. There is a large fridge and freezer, dishwasher, drier, washing machine, gas hob and electric oven, microwave, in each kitchen/utility. One side of the cottage has a fenced patio with outdoor seating and sun shades- this is a glorious sun trap. The front of the cottage has a smaller patio and a garden of approximately half an acre, the boundary of which is marked by fencing and gates. Beyond the garden are private woods to which there is no access. There is access to National Park via a short footpath running through the estate up to Castle Hill Lane, from where you can walk or cycle in any direction along the managed footpaths or across the open forest. The cottage is filled with books for all ages, toys and DVDs for your children. There is a very wide range of baby/child gadgets and furniture, a full list can be provided on request. We have tried to make the bedrooms as flexible as possible. There are 3 fixed king-size beds in total, plus 2 extra king-size sofa beds in the sitting rooms. The triple room can be used as 3 individual singles or a super-king and single. One twin room can be converted to a super king bed and the other twin room has a truckle bed that can be removed and replaced with a cot. There is also room for a travel cot in most of the other bedrooms. Each hot water tank (there are 2) has its own controls and serves baths and showers. This means there is always plenty of hot water for a large party. We can help you organise babysitting, subject to notice and availability of local sitters. Please ask.

Alix Brebbia
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Alix Brebbia

We have lived in Burley for over ten years, and in the cottage itself for the first 7 of those 10! It was a perfect home for a growing family and we now live next door in the main house.

Alix Brebbia purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Alix Brebbia chose Burley

We love living in the New Forest and raising our family here. Burley Hill is a very peaceful and secure site, the entire 50 acre estate is fenced and access is by coded gates only. The only intruders are the dozens of deer that frequent the lawn and the woods, our sheep, pigs and chickens in their paddocks / pens and our nosey cats.

What makes this cottage unique

There arent many properties so well suited to large family groups - Burley Hill Cottage is secure, quiet and spaceous with hundreds of books, dozens of DVDs, games and toys for all the family. There is an unusually large range of baby and small child equipment, saving you from filling your car to the brim. We try to take as much packing out of your holiday as possible! The cottage also suits families with older guests, with two rooms plus a sofa bed at ground level and a ground floor bathroom. With two sitting rooms, children can watch their DVD's in one room whilst the adults relax in the other. Enjoy!


Burley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • Ensuite shower - Shower Enclosure , Attached to Bedroom E2 Family Bathroom E - Bath with Shower Family Bathroom E - Bath with Shower Shower Room W - Shower Enclosure , Ground floor shower room Toilet E - Toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 17 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: W1 - 1 Large Double Bed W2 - 2 Single Bed/Superking W3 - 2 single / superking E1 - 1 Large Double Bed E2 - 1 Large Double Bed E3 - 2 Single Bed : 1 single, 1 truckle bed. W - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , double sofa bed E - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , double sofa bed E4 - 3 Single Bed/ 1 single, 1 superking
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We do not accept bookings from stag or hen parties under any circumstances. Such groups will be asked to leave on arrival without refund - please do not put us in this awkward situation. We can help you organise babysitting, subject to notice and availability of local sitters. Please ask. Outside: Terrace Garden Barbecue Utility Room: Clothes Dryer Iron & Board Washing Machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linens Provided Towels Provided Other: Fireplace Hair Dryer Heating Internet Iron & Board Parking


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An Idyllic, Family- Friendly Cottage On A Private Estate In Burley
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Very flexible. Good standard great location.

  • 5 of 5

Itwas our golden wedding anniversary and we had too many people to stay in one house so we had two shifts accomodating 27 people over the week.

We had Cook prepared and frozen meal for 16 on the Saturday and then a catering company prepare and serve a meal for 17 on the Tuesday. Both worked very well as the kitchens are more than adequate.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

For a group of seventeen, from age 2 upwards, I was apprehensive we'd find a place that ticked the boxes in our budget in the New Forest. This place met our requirements. Outside, the garden was great for the kids and local footpaths provided quick access to the wider area. Inside, the large table was ideal for everyone to congregate around and being in the lounge this created a homely central space. Bedrooms and beds were comfortable, heating was effective (we visited in autumn) and there was plenty of hot water for showers etc. The well stocked playroom with sofa was good for keeping the children occupied. It was surprisingly useful to have two kitchens. Alix popped in to show us around and that was helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant house

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant house, perfect for our 3 generation celebration

The house was so well equipped, lots of everything, made our weekend perfect

Thank you

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Large and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a weekend to celebrate a 50th birthday, for four families to share. The space was perfect and we found that having the use of two kitchens was a bonus as we could cater easily for the large number. We found the place to be warm and well-equipped and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Warm welcome to superbly equipped accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We were a family group of 15 with three generations of the family aged form 6 years to 70. The accommodation was perfect for us. The seven children loved the books, the DVD's and being shown the animals by the owner. Alix made us very welcome. Everything worked very well. The bedrooms were perfect and arranged in flexible mixture of singles and doubles. Everything was so comfortable and we always had plenty of space. We ate all our meals in and there was more than enough of everything in the kitchen. The outside table and a large BBQ added enormously to our stay.. We did a local walk in Burley, a longer walk in the New Forest and visited the seaside. Mudeford beach was a short drive away and perfect for the children. The children spontaneously wrote their own thank you letter and one 9 year old said "that was a great weekend" as they drove away. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Absolutely top-notch location and facilities

  • 5 of 5

Less than half a mile from the village of Burley, in its own wooded grounds, approached via a gated entrance. A beautiful part of the country, lots of walks, New Forest ponies aplenty, two decent pubs in the village, we enjoyed the food in the Burley Inn, didn't try the Queens Head. The property comprises two cottages joined together, or can be separated, very well equipped kitchens, comfortable bedrooms and decent living areas to rattle around in! I can't praise it too highly, absolutely no problems during our group stay (12 of us). I would give it six stars if I could.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Queens Head
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Isle of Wight - Lymington
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Burley Golf Course
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cottage Tea Rooms
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Burley is a lovely village, located in the heart of the New Forest but within easy reach of the A31 and A35, affording quick access in all directions to a wide range of countryside, beach and town activities. Surrounded by the National Park, horses, cattle, donkeys, pigs and deer roam freely. The village itself has 3 pubs, a Post Office, village stores, a variety of tourist shops and tea rooms, bicycle hire, a cider farm. There is easy access to a wide range of beaches and seaside villages and towns, in addition to Bournemouth, Lymington, Southampton and Salisbury. The nearby town of Ringwood contains supermarkets, high street shops, a library and other amenities. Inland lakes and the sea provide scope for a wide variety of water sports and there are several local golf courses, horse riding stables and fishing / shooting specialists.


Nearest Beach: Highcliffe, 11 Miles


Nearest Airport: Bournemouth, 11 Miles.

Nearest Ferry: Lymington, 12 Miles.

Nearest Motorway: A31, 2 Miles.

Nearest Train: Brockenhurst, 8 Miles


Nearest Barpub: The Queen's Head, 1 Miles.

Nearest Restaurant: The Old Farmhouse, 1 Miles.

Further Details:

The New Forest is a very popular tourist destination, not only because of its outstanding natural beauty but because it is so conveniently located for access to much of the southern coastline and the Isle of Wight. There are very few outdoor pursuits that cannot be organised in the area!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $691.28

Booking Notes:
To create a confirmed booking, the damage deposit of £500 must be received. Your reservation is not confirmed until this amount has been received. The full Rental Payment is due 4 weeks before the start of your stay. Late payments will result in your booking being offered to another client. You will receive a reminder that full payment is due. Payment is by bank transfer into our bank account.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner

Notes on prices:
The cottage has its own garden and sits within the grounds of a private estate. Access is via a shared tarmac driveway and then by the cottage's own gravel driveways to two separate parking areas. The woods and areas other than the cottage garden are private and access to these is not included in your holiday rental. A public footpath runs alongside the tarmac driveway giving forest access.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund