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Close to village amenities & station, 5 bedroom house, large south facing garden

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 8 in 5 bedrooms. Family bathroom, ensuite and downstairs shower room

Recently renovated, period house in Brockenhurst village, in the heart of the New Forest. Enjoy beautiful walks and cycle rides from the doorstep and keep look out for donkeys, ponies and the occasional Highland cattle wandering past!

A large, open plan kitchen, dining/family room with bi-fold doors leading onto a large south facing garden. Plenty of room for all of your group to relax together in one space.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, double oven, gas hob, T.V., DVD player and micro hi-fi. There is also a selection of baking trays and an electric food mixer in case you have been bitten by the Great British Bake Off bug. A large slow cooker means that you can prepare a meal and leave it to cook while you go out and enjoy yourself for the day.

Bi-fold doors open from the kitchen onto a large patio with just a small step down. The patio has a large table and 8 chairs so that you can enjoy eating outside in the garden. A BBQ is also provided. The rest of the large, south facing garden is laid to lawn with plenty of room for adults to relax and children to play. There is a second dining area away from the house with some shade provided by the two apple trees and plum tree, this would also provide a great spot for children to play games or have their own tea parties away from the adults.

The living room seats 8 and is equipped with a TV, DVD player and digital radio. You can also sit and relax and keep watch out of the large bay window for ponies, donkeys and cows walking past.

The house has a downstairs bedroom with a zip link bed which can be made up as either a super king size bed or two full size singles. There is also a downstairs shower room with a walk in shower with low profile shower tray, toilet and basin which may make this property suitable if someone in your party has restricted mobility.

Upstairs there is a double bedroom with en-suite, a further double with a view out over the garden, one single room, one room with bunk bed and a family bathroom. A travel cot is available on request.

A selection of games, books, and DVDs are available for all age ranges if you want to spend a night in, and maps of the area, walks and cycle routes are provided to help you plan your days out. The property has off street parking for one car.

Village amenities include: a greengrocers, butchers, post office, convenience stores as well as a good selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Wanting a car free holiday? The property is only a short walk from a mainline train station. South West trains run a regular service from Waterloo to Weymouth with stops at Sway, Ashurst, Southampton, Poole and Bournemouth amongst others. Cross Country trains run from Manchester to Bournemouth and stops include Winchester and Southampton. There is also a local branch line to the Georgian market town of Lymington from where it is possible to take a ferry to the Isle of Wight. Cycle hire is available within a short walk of the house.

Nearest beach is 8.1 miles. Local attractions/activities include: Peppa Pig World and The Lost Kingdom Dinosaur Theme Park at Paultons Park; Lymington Salt Water Swimming Pool with inflatable obstacle course; Longdown Activity Farm; New Forest Reptile Centre; New Forest Museum and Visitors Centre; Beaulieu Motor Museum, Palace House and Garden; Bucklers Hard Maritime Museum; Hurst Castle; New Forest Activities Centre; Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum; Furzey Gardens; Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway; Highcliffe Castle; New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park; Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary; St Barbes Museum and Art Gallery; Go Ape and Segway at Moors Valley Country Park; golf; horse riding and fishing.

Events: (check specific dates)

Spring and Summer - Foals are born and can be seen walking around the village and the forest with their mothers.

May Brockstock - live bands, produce stalls and children's entertainment. Brockenhurst Football Club.

June - New Forest Arts Festival

July Milford on Sea Arts and Music Festival.

Last week in July - New Forest and Hampshire County Show, Brockenhurst - agricultural show with produce stalls and children's entertainment

August - Cowes Week on the Isle of Wight

August - New Forest Fairy Festival, Burley.

August - Bournemouth Air Festival

Autumn - Pannage. Usually the third week in September, pigs are released into the forest to eat the acorns that have fallen to the ground.

September - New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 6k and Junior run.

September - Southampton Boat Show.

October - New Forest Walking Festival

December - Christmas lights - watch the fire service rescue Father Christmas from the roof of Tesco and the Reindonkies!

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Left on Aug 22, 2017 for a stay in Jul 2017

We chose Hathersage because of its convenient location and its roomy size to accommodate our family of five - plus guests. It certainly didn't let us down and we would recommend to anyone who wants to explore the New Forest. Hathersage is a short walk to Brockenhurst town centre where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs so you are well placed to either eat out or do some self catering at home with the very well equipped and spacious kitchen/dining room. Hopefully you will also have weather good enough to sit out and enjoy the garden and have a barbecue - as we did. Hathersage also just a stone's throw to the railway station where you can easily rent bikes from Cyclexperience for kid-friendly (think flat topography and tracks without cars) biking around the New Forest. We had a wonderful day out with another family doing just that - including a nice stop at a pub for lunch. The railway station is also handy to visit other places nearby. We took a short ride down to Lymington ferry pier for another great day out - to the Isle of Wight. Owners Alison and Jeff have thought of everything for their guests - its very kid friendly and there is a trove of books, leaflets and maps so you can make the most out of your staff. The bedrooms are cosy and the bathrooms modern and work well. The couple themselves are very helpful and are keen that you really enjoy your stay. We certainly did! Thanks Alison and Jeff
Aug 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Brockenhurst around the New Forest District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , with ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Downstairs bedroom with either super king or twin beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , With view of garden
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , Bunk bed. Top bunk over 7's only max weight 12 stone / 76kg
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
We do not accept hen or stag parties.


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(21 traveller reviews)

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Close to village amenities & station, 5 bedroom house, large south facing garden
average rating of 4.952381 based on 22 reviews

Fantastic and perfect for our large group of 4 adults and 4 children

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Alison and Jeff for a wonderful holiday - your house is gorgeous and it couldn't have been more perfect for us. The children loved it too and there were lots of toys and games for them to play. So many lovely touches and it made for a special holiday for us and our friends. A very child-friendly house that is great for adults too. Beautifully decorated and you've thought of everything! Thank you, we will definitely be returning.

Rob&Kate and Rob&Charlie

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are really glad that you all enjoyed your stay. It was nice to be able to meet some of you at the house and we hope to welcome you all back in the future. Regards Alison and Jeff
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Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

This is the best equipped house we have ever rented in the New Forest. It had absolutely everything you needed, kitchen had extras you don't usually find, spices, herbs, salt, pepper etc. All the picnic equipment you could ever want. If you have children, fantastic games & toys for babies to teenagers. Multiple dvds for a rainy day or night in. Hand rails in the downstairs shower & chair important for the less physically able.

Minutes from station to take you to Southampton/Lymington/Bournmouth. 10 min walk to village with multiple restaurants & pubs. Walks on hand.

Alison & Jeff have thought of everything for a lovely house, with lots of information if you dont know the area.

Thank you for sharing your lovely house.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal home from home to visit new forest

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for a holiday with three generations of family. The children loved all the toys and the lovely garden. The adults liked the comfortable beds, the well designed bathrooms and the well equipped kitchen. The house has been renovated with a marvellous eye for detail and everything in it has been thoughtfully placed there with guests in mind.

We loved the location, being just a short walk to the village shops and cafes, and also near a children's playground. It was great being able to walk into the Forest from our doorstep. And even better that the ponies and donkies came to visit us at the front gate several times during our stay, one with a new foal in tow!

There were wonderful places to explore in the nearby area, with a highlight being Bucklers Hard.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week over Easter; the house was very well equipped and worked very well - especially the open plan kitchen. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family New Year staying in Hathersage cottage. The location was perfect for exploring the new forest, and was within a short walking distance to all amenities.

The home provided everything and more that we needed and was furnished to an exceptionaly high standard. Our grand daughters particularly loved playing with the toys which were also provided.

We have highly recommended this property to our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is an ideal base to spend time with family and friends. Alison's attention to detail and communication prior to arriving , through your stay and on departure is flawless. Hathersage Cottage is indeed a gem in an ideal location to explore the beautiful English countryside.

We will surely recommend this wonderful holiday home.

Maryse and Edward Gatt

Malta 16.11 - 19.11 .2017

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Foresters Arms
Nearest Ferry
5.6 Miles
Wightlink, Lymington - ferry to Isle of Wight
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Brockenhurst Manor Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Brockenhurst Mainline Train Station
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Enzee Italian Restaurant
Nearest Beach
8.2 Miles
Milford on sea or Barton on sea
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Brockenhurst,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
10 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jan 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Feb Half Term
16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak - Summer Holidays
20 Jul 2019 - 2 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Short breaks (Friday - Monday or Monday - Friday)
Short breaks are not available in Peak periods when the minimum stay is 7 nights. They are available for low and mid season. In High season please check with owner.
From 22nd July to 23rd September Changeover day is Saturday. For the rest of the year it is generally Friday or Monday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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