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Charming Holiday Cottage With Large Sunny, Secure Patio And Garden

Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK
  • Barn
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Barn in East Boldre, New Forest, Hampshire, England - Tranquil Location With Direct Access To Forest And 3 Minute Drive To Local Beach

The Old Piggery is a true forest retreat set in a beautiful, peaceful 3 acre smallholding, with a large and pretty sunny aspect patio and garden which is secure and safe for young children, there is also a lovely tree house for the children. Children are always welcome to help the owners with feeding the animals. Located in the New Forest National Park near the village of East Boldre, we have direct access to the forest where free-roaming horses, cattle and donkeys regularly pop their head over the gate to say hello! It is the ideal base for couples or families to explore the New Forest either by bike, on foot, by car or just relax in the peaceful garden. We have the added benefit of being only 1.5 miles from the Solent Coastline, and 5 minute drive to the Georgian market town of Lymington, also within a short drive you can reach the forest villages of Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Burley and Lyndhurst. We have two local pubs, each a 15 minute walk away, both serving fantastic food. You can reach the Isle of Wight by ferry which is only a 5 minute drive away.


Lisa Grisley

Member Since 2015
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Lisa Grisley

Lisa & Cy have lived in the New Forest for most of their lives and look forward to welcoming our guests and are more than happy to share their knowledge of the forest. The Old Piggery sits within the 3 acre grounds of Coronation Cottage which for many years was an organic rare breed pig farm. We bought the property in 2007 and completed the renovation of The Old Piggery and decided to rent it out as a holiday cottage. We run a small holding with a few sheep and once a year 4 piglets arrive to raise for the freezer, we have chickens, 2 pygmy goats, 2 cats and a very quiet, friendly labrador, Skipper. A horse will turn up in the summer too! We will always encourage any children staying to help with collecting the eggs and feeding the goats and chickens!

Lisa Grisley purchased this Barn in 2007

Why Lisa Grisley chose East Boldre

This area is particularly quiet and untouched by tourism but still easily accessible to the local towns and villages. The property sits away from the road down a gravel track across the forest so is exceptionally quiet but still has a village feel. We can walk straight from our front gate out into the forest which is amazing. We have two great local pubs within a couple of minutes drive which both serve fantastic food and a great local shop which sells pretty much everything!

What makes this Barn unique

The main benefits of our property is the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere and our animals which are all friendly and all our guests absolutely love. The Old Piggery is warm and cosy, particularly with the wood burning stove and has sunshine nearly all day, great barbecuing in the evenings as the sun sets.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 baby crib
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed, view of the south side of garden, Bedroom 2 single bed with guest bed under to make twin beds, view of the paddocks and stable yard. A cot will be provided for 2 years and under.


      • 0 Bathrooms
      • Shower room 1
      • Fully tiled bathroom with quadrant shower, w.c. sink, towel heater and small airing cupboard.

      Location Type

        • Rural
        • Village


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Heating
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                • Living Room
                  Open plan dining and living area, ceramic floor throughout with rugs. Dining table and chairs for 4 and fantastic large L-shaped comfortable sofa for relaxing. Coffee table. Flat screen TV, DVD player, CD & IPOD docking station. Wifi.
                • Parking
                • Towels Provided
                  bath & hand towel per guest provided
                • Wood Stove


                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Freezer
                    • Kitchen
                      fully fitted oak kitchen with cooker, 4 ring electric hob, extractor fan, fridge and freezer, kettle, toaster and microwave. Expansive storage. Comprehensive cooking pans, utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Pantry Items
                      variety of mixed herbs, salt/pepper, olive/veg & sunflower oil, teabags and sugar are provided.
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Child's Highchair
                        • Dining
                          open plan dining/sitting room.
                        • Dining Area


                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                            • Games
                            • Stereo
                            • Television


                                • Golf
                                  Walhampton Golf Course (5 minutes drive) is a 9 hole pay and play golf course overlooking the Lymington River, very relaxed atmosphere. Dibden Purlieu (10 minute drive) has a 9 and 18 hole and driving range, pay and play.
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  south to West facing garden so plenty of sunshine, particularly in the afternoons and evening.
                                • Outdoor Grill


                                    • suitable for elderly or infirm


                                        • forests
                                        • library
                                        • marina
                                        • recreation center

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • beachcombing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • cycling
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • equestrian events
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                        • Notes on accommodation: Basic consumables are provided for your stay, i.e.: tea, coffee, sugar, herbs etc. we will send you a list at the time of booking. Electric heating. There is a wood burning stove for those colder evenings, one free basket of logs will be provided. Outside: It has it's own large south/south-westerly aspect garden and patio which is sunny throughout the day, particularly beautiful in the evenings. It has a picket and willow fence and shrubs which makes it secure and private, with a wonderful treehouse in the oak tree. Two lounging chairs and a picnic bench are supplied for those lovely sunny days, we also supply a small bbq and utensils if you would like to cook outside. Our guests are always welcome to go and talk to the goats, horses, sheep, chickens and pigs when we have them! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included and changed for each letting or at least each week. We also supply basic consumables for your arrival, selection of dried herbs, pepper & salt, tea, coffee,sugar, kitchen roll & toilet rolls etc. Other: We can supply a high chair and cot (supply your own bedding for cot) if required. Please request when booking.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          13 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Cosy retreat in the lovely New Forest

                                                          Tracey R.

                                                          This property is a real gem. Stunning location & well maintained, cosy cottage with a very efficient wood burner! Highly recommended if you have children as my son loved the goats, chickens & playing in the treehouse. He also loved the abundance of new forest ponies on the doorstep...quite literally! We loved our stay & will most definitely be back one day.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for such a lovely review and we are so glad you all enjoyed The Old Piggery and our beautiful surroundings. Look forward to welcoming you back again sometime.

                                                          Lisa & Cy

                                                          A really peaceful, comfortable and warm cottage, in a beautiful location.

                                                          Geraldine N.

                                                          We have stayed in the New Forest five times now, and this was my favourite place so far. Lisa made us feel very welcome and she had lit the log burner ready for our arrival so it was warm and cosy. The beds were comfortable and everything was spotlessly clean. The location is wonderful, really peaceful and quiet, with ponies on the grass right outside. I would highly recommend The Old Piggery, and hope to return myself one day.

                                                          Lovely property in a beautiful location

                                                          Susan W.

                                                          The old piggery is a lovely property in a beautiful part of the new forest. Tranquil and picturesque location. Owners very friendly but not intrusive. The property was well equipped , very clean and comfortable . Can thoughly recommend the red barn in Boldre. Great food.

                                                          Beautiful Country lodge

                                                          gareth g.

                                                          The lodge has a lovely secluded wrap around garden with a wonderful tree house to entertain the children. The location is fantastically placed between to great pubs, The East End Arms and The Turfcutters, both a 10 minute walk away. The lodge had all the facilities we needed and was very cosy in the evenings. We had friends come and visit us and they are already planning on staying at the Old Piggery too.

                                                          Really recommend you stay.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for your great review and we are glad you all had a great time at The Old Piggery and the New Forest.

                                                          Beautiful location. Accommodation done to a very high standard

                                                          Lisa V.

                                                          We had a lovely stay in this beautifully designed property. Lisa, the owner was lovely and very helpful. The location is great for walking. I will certainly be coming back and recommending the property to anyone who will listen.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Lovely to meet you both and I am so glad you had a lovely weekend at The Old Piggery and the New Forest. Hope to see you again soon!! Lisa

                                                          New Forest Charm

                                                          Fay G.

                                                          We had a lovely long weekend based in East Boldre. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very comfortable and ideally positioned for exploring the surrounding area. Delightful and helpful hosts. We would happily return!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          It was lovely to meet you all and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Piggery. We would happily welcome your return!


                                                          Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK

                                                          Coast/Beach: Our nearest local beach is only a 3 minute drive away. The forest ponies roam freely along this part of the coastline, you can kayak, swim, go crabbing at high tide or walk or just take in the beautiful view of the Solent, Isle of Wight and Hurst Castle from here. There are no facilities! The Nearest sandy beach is at Highcliffe Beach approximately 20 minute drive away and is ideal for children with a good cafe and toilet facilities. Travel: Heathrow Airport 82 miles, Gatwick 106 miles. Southampton Airport is 22 miles. Use of a car is essential from The Old Piggery. Brockenhurst Railway station with links to London, 8 miles. Isle of Wight Ferry Terminal is 4 miles away. Distances: Beaulieu, home to the famous Beaulieu Motor Museum is a 5 minute drive, Brockenhurst 10 minutes drive, all these villages have the forest ponies/donkeys roaming freely through them!. Lymington is a 5 minute drive away. Paultons Park which is home to Peppa Pig World is a 20 minute easy drive away. Our local village East Boldre is a 2 minute drive and has a post office, a garage and a pub. Further Details: We are in a peaceful rural location but easily accessible to all the local villages and local attractions, we are only 15 miles from Jnct 2 of the M27. We have several local pubs and restaurants that serve amazing food. You can hire a bike from Beaulieu or Brockenhurst and even hire a horse. There is walking straight from the front gate to wherever the fancy takes you.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Taxes and fees are additional

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Additional Guest Fee
                                                          $0 - $28

                                                          Booking Notes: A 25% deposit will be required on booking, with the balance payable 40 days prior to arrival as well as a refundable damage deposit of £150.00. Changeover Day: Change over day is Friday, arriving after 3pm and departing by 10am. During low season we can be flexible and can sometimes offer a minimum of 3 night stay. Notes on prices: We will accept a minimum of a 3 night break only during low season or if we have not taken a booking within 3 weeks of arrival.

                                                          13 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.8/5
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