Barn in East Boldre, New Forest, Hampshire, England - Tranquil Location With Direct Access To Forest And 3 Minute Drive To Local Beach
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.
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Lovely barn, in a quiet setting with lots of wildlife.
Had everything you would need and the owners were so helpful.
Brilliant for children
We enjoyed a peaceful break in this lovely cottage in the magical charm of the New Forest.
Lovely stay at the old piggery!
Gorgeous place to stay in beautiful surroundings. Perfect for exploring the new forest. Great little annex with all the amenities we needed.
Perfect place for for our 9 week old babies first holiday!
Thank you for your lovely review. It was lovely meeting you all and I am so glad your first break with your baby was a successful, you will be welcome back any time!
Enjoy the rest of the summer.
We loved it !
Warm and welcoming hosts, wonderful location.
Perfect family getaway
Stayed here with our husband and 23 month old son. The cottage is perfect for families with small children as it’s single story so there are no stairs for them to climb up. All of the rooms are a good size too and the kitchen is well equipped. Our son loved seeing the chickens, sheep and goats in the paddock next door every day. It’s a shame the weather wasn’t warmer whilst we were there as I’m sure he would have enjoyed playing in the garden. It’s in a lovely location with many new forest ponies right on the doorstep. We hope to stay here again in the future!
Beautiful setting & charming hosts
We enjoyed a wonderful short break at the old piggery. Lisa made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived and our toddler loved interacting with all the animals. It is a very pretty setting and we saw phenomenal sunsets from the house. The old piggery is airy yet cosy, with comfy beds and a lovely private garden. We’d definitely recommend it. Thank you Lisa!
Thank you so much for your review of The Old Piggery and we are glad you had a great weekend. It was an absolute pleasure having you all to stay and it was particularly lovely to see the utter delight on your little ones face when he saw the animals!
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.
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.
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.
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.