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Luxury New Forest Cottage, village location, perfect for beaches & attractions

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

This newly renovated 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 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

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

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2016

Why The 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was a wonderful stay in the New Forest Spectacular weather, lovely villages and the perfect cottage to come home to every evening. We are all taking back greta memories!
Nov 2017
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Burley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Claw foot bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Ground Floor toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , King Size Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ground Floor, King Size Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Full Size Single Beds
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Luxury New Forest Cottage, village location, perfect for beaches & attractions
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Fantastic cottage, extremely comfortable and warm. Very well and teastfully decorated.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect New Forest retreat

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay at gorgeous property

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for leaving such a lovely review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Fantastic property, lovely owner, beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Can't fault anything

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic New Forest cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in Keeper's Cottage. It's a fabulous house in a great location in the village with a large sunny south-facing garden. Nicole has pretty much thought of everything you might need, even storage for bikes. Hoping to return before too long!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful location and beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday with our friends who were using the cottage next door. It was spotlessly clean and really well equipped.

The cottage is tucked away up a little lane so it is quiet but we could easily walk into the village of burley where there are lots of places to eat.

We would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Burley Inn
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Burley Manor
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
9 Miles

Unlimited walking, cycle routes and bird watching

Horse Riding



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


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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $276.97

Our standard changeover day is a Friday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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