Picturesque cottage set in a tranquil forest setting ideal for a family holiday
Why Anne chose Burley
The Cottage provides an idyllic location for a peaceful holiday with the family yet you have all the facilities a short distance away. Walk straight out of the main gates and you are in one of the most beautiful National Parks yet so close to beaches and amenities. Ringwood is 3 miles away and has all the facilities you may need like Waitrose, David Lloyd, Ringwood Leisure Centre and good restaurants and coffee shops. If you want beaches then there are many a short 20-minute drive with restaurants and coffee shops.
What makes this Cottage unique
This Cottage is ideal to get back to nature and experience the tranquility of the forest and its changing seasons.
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Great base to enjoy the forest with family and friends
Anne was there to meet us when we arrived and had left us some flowers, a very tasty red wine and a lovely box of chocolates that the children destroyed in an exceptionally speedy fashion.
Cottage is right in the middle of woodland and is in walking distance of Burley. We had a great time adventuring in the ‘forest’ and enjoyed a lovely long lunch in the Burley Inn and then treated ourselves to a gorgeous ice cream (we were spoilt for choice for shops selling it)
Burley also has places to rent bikes which if we’d been there for longer we’d definitely looked into.
We spent the vast majority of time at the cottage and in the small walled garden and it really was just a perfect base for a very relaxing weekend away
We’ll be back!
Beautiful hidden cottage
We received a very warm welcome even though we arrived late in the evening. The cottage was clean comfortable and bigger than we expected. We had a lovely family birthday weekend and would definitely recommend a stay and hope to go back in the future.
Great place to stay and cottage had everything we needed. Anne was fantastic and on hand if we needed anything. Very quiet and peaceful and plenty of space.
Lovely cottage, wonderful host
Anne was a lovely host, very accommodating and had equipped the cottage with most things you would need for a holiday break. The accommodation was very clean and the bedrooms, kitchen and living room were spacious for a cottage. We brought our dog who was very relaxed here and enjoyed the woodland and heathland walks on the doorstep. We saw deer, ponies, cows and donkeys whilst out exploring. Burley is tiny but has a couple of reasonable pubs and a lovely shop with decent variety. Great place to explore the New Forest from and thoughtfully set up.
Thank you for your great review. I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay . Especially glad that your dog enjoyed his weekend , after all The New Forest IS doggie heaven. Hope to see you again sometime. Best regards Anne
Charming Country Cottage tucked away in the heart of the New Forest
Castle Top House was truly everything we had hoped our rental (from VRBO photos) would be. We had chosen the New Forest in particular as it was within easy driving distance for visiting family in Southampton and Bournemouth area. Our interest was piqued while reading about the free roaming ponies, horses, and cows in the nearby Hampshire moors and surrounding countryside. And indeed, they were plentiful giving us many opportunities for photos. The owner, Anne, welcomed us warmly, with beautiful flowers, wine and chocolates awaiting us as we arrived at Castle Top. The spacious kitchen was very well equipped, and the living room, also quite large and provided ample seating for family and friends who came to visit. We especially relished the lovely views of the many flowering vines and colorful garden beds bordering the house. We had an evening planned for 16 family relatives, and as the weather was overcast, we made plans to entertain indoors, as there was plenty of room. When everyone arrived, the sun came out and the party was moved immediately to our favorite spot, a colorful cozy hidden garden with good size table and chairs. It was ideal for the gathering, picture perfect!!
The long country lane leading to Castle Top, seemed endless, our first time finding it. But , we soon learned our way to local pubs for great eating, in Burley, Ringwood( two supermarkets as well), Bournemouth and Southampton area. There are side lanes and the woods offering walks and hiking.;
it is high advisable though, to wear closed shoes, long pants, and long shirts due to the prevalence of deer ticks.!
We have returned home to the US, bringing fond memories of our English Country abode, and highly recommend it to you if you are seeking a comfortable non- touristy cottage in the heart of English countryside. Sukey and Malcolm D.
Sukey and her husband were super guests. Couldn’t have been any better. We thoroughly enjoy their stay in our cottage. I’m so glad that they had such a great time staying with us.
Even though parties are not usually allowed , Sukey left the place immaculately. We hope that Sukey and her family would like to visit again, anytime. Anne
The best way to come is from the A31 turning at Burley. You are then just 1.5 miles from the Stables. Castle Hill Lane is a forest track to your right at the first junction on a sharp left-hand bend about 1.3 miles from the A31 exit. Drive to the top of the hill and take the left fork and we are the only house.
Castle Hill Lane is gated half way along so it's not possible to come from the other end of the lane.
Pepper Pig at Paultons Park, Exbury Gardens, Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Go Ape, Golf Club, New Forest Water Park are a few of the attractions nearby.