About the property
- Cottage1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Completely renovated luxury cottage, lovely garden, sleep 8-14 with adj cottages
This delightful, 3 bedroom cottage is nestled just off the beaten track in a pretty, enclosed garden, and only a short stroll to the centre of the village of Burley, in the heart of the New Forest.
Newly renovated, the cottage offers high quality, comfortable accommodation for couples, families or larger groups of 8 or up to 14 when booked together with its neighbouring cottage which also sleeps 6 and the Hayloft which sleeps 2.
The cottage is fully kitted out with handmade mattresses, sumptuous toppers, unlimited fibre Wifi, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD player, Sonos music system, linens and towels supplied, underfloor heating in the kitchen and conservatory, woodburner, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, hairdryer in each bedroom, BBQ, solid oak floors throughout, garden with terrace, use of shed for storage of bikes.
First floor comprises, luxury master bedroom with king size bed and views over the garden and paddock beyond. A twin bedroom with two full size beds and bathroom with shower and double ended claw foot bath. The third bedroom is on the ground floor again with a king size bed and separate toilet close by.
Cosy lounge with woodburner, fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, microwave and washing machine, snug and conservatory with underfloor heating. Outside entertaining areas are perfect sun traps with a lower terrace leading up a couple of steps to the lawn and outside dining area.
Burley is a perfect location for exploring the beautiful New Forest and fabulous beaches, which are only a short drive away.
Forest trails are only minutes from the cottage taking you on a journey through ancient woodlands, past ponds where ponies gather, through idyllic glades and across the open heaths. There is much to explore and admire here.
The village has several traditional pubs and tea rooms, a cider farm, fine dining restaurant and spa treatment rooms, village store, bike hire, riding stable, golf course and fishing lake, along with an array of other quaint shops, all within walking distance.
The market town of Ringwood with its many pubs and eateries is a short drive away, along with tree top trails and lake based water activities.
Take a short drive in any direction and you will discover the Georgian market town of Lymington, with its nature reserve and ferrys to the Isle of Wight; the fabulous coastline and beaches towards Highcliffe Castle; Mudeford with its short ferry journey to the sandspit; Hengistbury Head with its land train; and the Priory town of Chritchurch with its river and boating activities. Alternatively head inland in the other direction along the beautiful Beaulieu river towards the historic village of Bucklers Hard, close to the world famous Beaulieu Motor Museum and Abbey or visit the stunning Exbury Gardens.
A little further afield are Peppa Pig World and Paultons Park or historic Portsmouth with the Jurassic coast an hours drive away.
Bookings high season are weekly Friday to Friday. At other times we offer shorter breaks of Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday. Please enquire with owner.
We regret no pets or smoking, although our neighbouring cottage, Gardeners Retreat ref 8271952 is dog friendly. Both newly renovated cottage offers high quality self-catering accommodation for couples, families or larger groups of 8 or up to 14 when booked together with its neighbouring cottage which also sleeps 6 and the Hayloft which sleeps 2. Please send a message to enquire about these options.
Also included are an ironing board and iron, kitchen essentials and cleaning materials and full basket of logs.
Access is via a single track with parking for two cars.
April: Easter Trails at Longdown Dairy Farm
June: Hurst Dubfest IOW festival
July: New Forest Show; Cowes week; Lymington Italia Festival; New Forest Folk Festival; Weymouth Seafood Festival
August: Bournemouth Air Festival; Mudeford RNLI Fun day; Great Dorset Steam Fair; Burley Fairy Festival; Christchurch Regatta; Powerboat Race (Cowes/Torquay/Cowes)
September: Southampton Boat Show; Ringwood Carnival
October: Burley Cider Fest; Halloween in Burley; Beaulieu Fireworks; Exbury Ghost Train
November: Burley Bonfire; Beaulieu Christmas Fair
December: Beaulieu Victorian Christmas; Christmas at Paultons
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
We moved to Burley 25 years ago and fell in love with the unique beauty of the area and New Forest life style, which coupled with the close proximity to some of the best beaches and coastline the South coast has to offer makes it the perfect location for relaxation and recreational pursuits. It was the most wonderful area in which to bring up our daughter and we feel very spolit to have lived in such a superb location yet less than 2 hours from London.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Owner chose Burley
Keepers Cottage was originally built at the turn of the last century for the housekeeper of Shappen House. When an opportunity arose to purchase the cottage we were wowed by its superb location, central to the village yet tucked away from the everyday hustle and bustle, so peaceful but not remote. We were lucky enough to secure the neighbouring Gardeners cottage too and so set about restoring the cottage to a wonderful Forest home for family and guests to experience the lifestyle we have so enjoyed.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Fantastic cottage, very comfortable, cosy,tastefully decorated and well equipped in perfect location
Keepers Cottage is a very pretty cottage set in a lovely garden which was full of spring flowers. Unfortunately the weather prevented us making the most of it! Indoors we were very comfortable. The central hallway gives the cottage a spacious feel and the conservatory was the ideal play space for the children. The dining kitchen was ideal for us and it had everything we could possibly need. The fittings and furnishings are of a very high standard throughout. The owners were very helpful and responded very quickly to our emails and additional requests. The location is perfect for exploring the New Forest and further afield (eg. 45 mins to Portsmouth). If there had been a second bath or shower room, rather than just a second toilet, we would have given it five stars. But overall it was one of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in (and we've stayed in lots!) and we would highly recommend it.
We have loved staying in your wonderful cottage. You have thought of everything! It made a stay with two toddlers very easy. The garden was also perfect and we were even able to sit and enjoy some sun.
The shop in Burley was great and stocked everything we needed. If you have children we would recommend a trip to Farmer Palmers (a fantastic place for kids) and Weymouth; our children loved them. Thank you also for the fabulous welcome treats.
Thank you for your lovely review, I am so pleased you had a lovely week and hope to welcome you to the cottage again soon, Nicole
Fantastic cottage, extremely comfortable and warm. Very well and teastfully decorated.
Perfect New Forest retreat
We had a fabulous time at Keepers Cottage, in the beautiful village of Burley. The owners treated us to a lovely welcome hamper, with great cake and the cottage we very cosy and stylishly designed. It’s also very well kitted out for a family stay. I would highly recommend staying here, we’ll be back!
Fantastic stay at gorgeous property
Nicole ensured that myself and my extended family had a wonderful stay at her peaceful property. Nothing was too much trouble we had recommendations of things to do locally too. The house is lovely and we thank you for a wonderful stay!
Thank you for leaving such a lovely review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.
Fantastic property, lovely owner, beautiful surroundings
Can't fault anything
Unlimited walking, cycle routes and bird watching Horse Riding Golf Fishing Cider farm & Museum Wagon Rides Deer Safari Moors Valley Country Park Ringwood Brewery Tours Ringwood town and market Libertys Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre Rhinefield Hotel and Ornamental Drive Lyndhurst Highcliffe Castle Hurst Spit Beaulieu Motor Museum Bucklers Hard Maritime Museum Setley Wine tasing Lymington Saturday market Lymington Nature Reserve Mudeford Quay and ferry to sandspit Christchurch - Priory and ferry to Mudeford Sammy Miller motorbike museum Longdown dairy farm New Forest Wildlife Park - Otters and Owls Ringwood Lakes and Water Park - Sailing, water skiing, fun boat ridesAdventure Wonderland Leisure centres - Ringwood, Lymington, New Milton and Christchurch Snowtrax, Matchams Paultons park and Peppa Pig World Bournemouth Aviation Museum
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Our standard changeover day is a Friday