one of our many visitors View from the bedroom
New Forest Retreat in Private Woodlands
New Forest Retreat in Private Woodlands
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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New Forest retreat in the heart of the National park, relax on your own veranda overlooking the 4 acres of woodland garden. Soak in the sounds of the forest and watch the deer strolling through. A good base for exploring the beautiful New Forest.

The space

Our property is situated down a unmade private lane, and sits in four acres of woodland garden, it feels as if you are miles away from any towns, yet New Milton is less than ten minutes drive. Our local village store in Bashley provides for all your needs. It has a delicatessen, and a good selection of wine and beers, also there are two popular farm shops within easy reach, selling fresh produce.
Lymington, Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst, Burley and Ringwood are approximately fifteen minutes drive, we are approximately half an hour drive from Southampton or Bournemouth.
Its a great location to access the forest, for walking, cycling and riding, and we are very close to the sea for swimming, fishing or watersports approximately 15 minutes drive.
Its also a wonderful location for relaxing and getting away from it all.
The apartment is attached to our home, and has its own access. the main living space is open plan with hall way leading to large Shower room and bedroom and double doors opening onto private veranda with comfy seating and gas BBQ over looking the garden
We have two dogs Blu and Noah who are very young and friendly, but will bark at strangers; also three large cats Genghis, Cottie and Dd who may say hello. We do not allow them into the apartment incase any of our guests suffer with alleges.
Pam (Grandma) has two Jack Russell's Nelly and Henry who are also very friendly.
Guests have their own parking by the side of the apartment.
The apartment has wheelchair access but unfortunately not into the bedroom

Guest access

We love our garden and welcome you to explore, there are seating areas to sit and read or to just enjoy the surroundings.
The chickens enclosure, is out of bounds. I aways have eggs so please ask if you want some.

Interaction with guests

John, and I grew up in this area and are always happy to share our knowledge of the New Forest, also my mother who lives with us has lived in the New Forest for 60 years and is always happy to help
We often have a small bonfire and BBQ in the summer, feel free to join us for a beer.

Other things to note

We welcome our guests with a hamper consisting of, Tea bags, fresh ground coffee, sugar, pastries, milk, butter and fresh eggs and salt and pepper.
We supply Eco friendly washing up liquid and cleaning products, because we are not on mains sewage and have to be environmentally aware.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

We ask our guests not to smoke indoors.
The animals are not allowed in the apartment because of guests allergies'

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Horses, Dogs, Cats, Chickens, Ducks and Gertie Goose


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

91 Reviews

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Eva User Profile
October 2017
It’s a beautiful eco-retreat and very relaxing. The private woodlands is beautiful and it’s amazing to have a private porch. The apartment is really comfortable and we managed to cook dinner with fresh ingredients from the farm shop nearby. Only thing to note is they have a young and sometimes overfriendly German Shepard that made me a bit nervous. Nevertheless, we would come again!

Leah User Profile
October 2017
Lovely place to stay. Me and Ruby just loved it. So peaceful! Plus puppies were born whilst we were there! Couldn’t ask for a better place to stay and relax for my partners birthday

Ali User Profile
October 2017
We enjoyed a brilliant stay at Mo and Johns place. The setting could not be any more perfect and made for a lovely relaxing break and a great base to explore the New Forest. We were made to feel very welcome and would not hesitate to recommend to our family and friends.

Jean-Baptiste User Profile
October 2017
Great place to stay with lovely surroundings, thanks!

Andy User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful place, really easy to find and amazing value. If you are looking for a peaceful place in a beautiful setting then this is your place. Our hosts were great

Laura User Profile
September 2017
A great location to explore the forest and close to Poole and Bournemouth. We had such an amazing time, made even better by amazing hosts Mo and John who warmly invited us into their home, even inviting us to Mo's birthday party (brilliant night!) We were woken each morning by the resident cockeral and birdsong and you can hear horses in the distance. Beats city/town noises any day. In the early morning deer roamed past the veranda were we spent much of our time (often joined by Noah and Blu) New milton train station is 8mins drive away and we took the train to Poole and Bournemouth from there which took 10-15mins. Also recommend seeing Highcliffe which is approx 12mins drive. If you plan to cook at the guest house then we highly suggest Danestream farmshop just down the road. We made an amazing venison sausage and wild garlic stew. We highly recommend coming here and will be using this amazing Airbnb for our forest getaways from now on. Thank you so much!

Sarah User Profile
September 2017
We stayed here for 2 nights to have our first family getaway with our 9 week old son. Mo and john are great hosts, and the place and surroundings are beautiful! We loved the extra touches of the welcome hamper with fresh eggs and lovely toiletries and dressing gowns for you to use. It is in a great location of under 15mins drive to walks in the new forest and to the beach. It was lovely having blu and Noah (their dogs) running around outside in the garden. Overall a lovely place to stay and we will definitely be visiting again soon!

New Milton, United KingdomJoined in November 2015
Mo And John User ProfileMo And John is a superhost.

On a fine day you will find us in the garden. John will be maintaining the grounds or watching the Grand Prix. Mo will be tending her live stock, and Bridie is a typical 13 year old and will be found staring at her screen, when she's not playing with the animals or out with her pony. Idyllic. We are generally around if you have any questions, we are happy to help. You may need to come and find us.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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