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Luxury New Forest cottage with easy access to village, beaches & attractions

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Extensive garden, lovely views, Burley village 5 min walk, beaches 15 mins

Gardener's Retreat is a gorgeous, luxury 3 bedroom semi-detached cottage nestled just off the beaten track, yet 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 self-catering accommodation for couples, families or larger groups of up to 8, 12 or 14 when booked together with other accomodation in this location - please enquire with owner. Short breaks are available but please enquire with owner for rates as I am unable to show some discounts on this new style website.

The cottages are fully kitted out with handmade mattresses, sumptuous toppers, luxury linens and towels, unlimited fibre Wifi, Smart TV with Freeview, and access to Netflix, Amazon, Spotify and many other apps, DVD player, Sonos wifi music system, underfloor heating in the kitchen and conservatory, solid oak floors in all other rooms, hairdryer in each bedroom, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, BBQ, terrace and garden furniture. We would be pleased to welcome a well-behaved dog by prior agreement and at extra charge.

First floor comprises, master bedroom with king size bed and views over the garden and fields beyond, dual aspect twin bedroom with two full size ornate metal beds and heritage style bathroom with large 6' built in shower with drench head and double ended bath. The third bedroom is on the ground floor with dual aspect windows and a king size ornate metal bed. A separate toilet is also close by.

Cosy lounge with woodburner, leather chesterfield sofas, large washed oak dining table seating six, fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, microwave and washing machine, conservatory with underfloor heating and views across the garden and fields beyond. Entrance/boot room with space for a dog and ground floor toilet with wash hand basin. The outside entertaining area gives the perfect setting to enjoy the spacious garden, listen to the chorus of birds and watch the sun go down.

We provide an ironing board and iron, kitchen essentials and a full basket of logs.

Parking for two standard sized cars - access is narrow.

Short breaks available. Preferred changeover day Friday.

Burley is a perfect location for exploring the beautiful New Forest, countryside and beaches. 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, a Manor Hotel offering fine dining options, 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 and on its doorstep are tree top trails and 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 Bucklers Hard and Beaulieu with its famous motor museum or visit the stunning Exbury Gardens.

A little further afield are Peppa Pig World and Paulton Park with the Jurassic coast an hours drive away. Also Stonehenge, Stour Head, Longleat and the Cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury.

Bookings high season are weekly Friday to Friday. At other times we offer shorter breaks of Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday, please ask for more details.

Arrival is after 4pm and we ask that you are clear of the property by 10am on the day of departure.

Events in the area

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; start of Pannage - Pigs on the Forest

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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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 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

Gardeners Retreat was originally built at the turn of the last century for the gardener of Shappen House. When an opportunity arose to purchase the cottage we were wowed by its superb location and lovely views, 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 Keepers 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Burley in New Forest District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Separate toilet, ground floor - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , 6' built in shower plus additional toilet on ground floor
  • Bathroom with very large built in shower, bath, toilet, basin. Separate toilet downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size bed. views over garden and neighbouring farmland
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size bed, dual aspect with views over garden
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Dual aspect. Full size ornate metal beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury New Forest cottage with easy access to village, beaches & attractions
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful New Forest property.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Gardeners Retreat Cottage and found it to be of a very high standard throughout. The garden is large and private and has ample garden furniture and BBQ.

We were pleasantly surprised with the "goodie" welcome tray, a lovely touch.

The beds were exceptionally comfortable, as was the snug area. Only a ten minute walk to quaint Burley village.

Thoroughly recommend this cottage and wouldn't hesitate to stay again when next in the area.

David & Anne

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable and well located cottage

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the cottage in Burley. Well positioned to discover the New Forest with loads of cycling routes in the vincinity (including bike rental at 5 minute walk). The cottage itself is decorated with a lot of taste and we have stolen some ideas for our own home! More than comfortable sized rooms, comfortable beds, high quality materials throughout the cottage. A big private garden at our disposal where we enjoyed a bbq in the sun adds to the overall positive experience. The fact that you are welcomed with a plate of scones and bubbles is much appreciated. Fast and clear communication with the owner who is very helpful to provide tips for the region and also has prepared extensive information about the region including maps etc. We definitely recommend this cottage and will go back when we return to new forest.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back on your return to the New Forest, Nicole
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Lovely stay at gardeners retreat in the New Foreset

  • 5 of 5

Lovely weeks stay in the New Forest in the Village of Burley.

Stayed with my family and dog at Nicole's beautiful "Gardeners Retreat" cottage within 5 Mins walk of the main Village, pubs and local shops . The Cottage was very welcoming with lovely sized bedrooms and bathroom , and a spacious lounge and kitchen. I would recommend if you enjoy walking across the new forest, and a great location for trips to Bournemouth, Brockenhurst etc. Look forward to visiting again ...

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to give me your lovely review. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back, Nicole
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Wonderful! Luxurious cosy home in the forest.

  • 5 of 5

A stunning house with everything you could possibly need for a wonderful holiday. All details had been thought of, right down to the fire being laid ready to light for a cosy evening.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your wonderful review of Gardeners Retreat, it was lovely to meet you and I hope we may see you again soon, Nicole
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Great holiday in the New Forest, perfect house and location

  • 5 of 5

" Thanks Nicole & Dave for our stay in your beautiful Gardeners Retreat. We loved the house, the garden and being in Burley - especially enjoyed seeing the ponies trotting down the street!

We were so lucky with the weather and especially enjoyed walking across the heath, pub lunch at Emery, Mudeford & Milton on Sea, coffee at Steff's cafe in Beaulieu.

Thanks again for the lovely warm welcome - very much appreciated. We will definitely return to the New Forest."

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah for such a positive review, we are so pleased you had a great holiday at the cottage and enjoyed hearing about all of the places you visited in the local area. We would love to welcome you back again. Nicole & Dave
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here - the house is beautiful and looks newly renovated. The area is lovely and peaceful but with all the local necessities nearby. Perfect enclosed dog-proof garden too.

Owner was very helpful with a last minute change of dates.

Many thanks - Caroline and Jason

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Burley Inn
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 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

Riding Stables

Burley Golf

Burley Fishing Lake

Cider farm & Museum

Wagon Rides

Deer Safari

Burley Bike Hire

Burley Manor riding stables

Ringwood Lakes and Water Park

Moors Valley Country Park

Ringwood Brewery Tours

Ringwood town and market

Libertys Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre

Rhinefield Hotel and Ornamental Drive

Lyndhurst - Alice in Wonderland resting place

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, Keep, Monday market and ferry to Mudeford

Sammy Miller motorbike museum

Longdown dairy farm

New Forest Wildlife Park - Otters and Owls

Adventure Wonderland

Leisure centres - Ringwood, Lymington, New Milton and Christchurch

Snowtrax, Matchams

Paultons park and Peppa Pig World

Bournemouth Aviation Museum


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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