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Cottage set in a unique forest setting on the outskirts of Burley

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage set in a tranquil forest setting ideal for a family holiday

NEW FOREST COTTAGE nestles in the New Forest National Park, on the outskirts of Burley village with its amenities and local pubs. Ringwood is just 3 miles away with all the amenities you may need like Waitrose, Sainsbury, David Lloyd and Ringwood Leisure Centre.

The Cottage is on the estate of a large Country House. Access is via a track through the forest to the Estate main gates. There is direct access to the surrounding forest and beautiful areas with panoramic views close by, a great place for picnics and to watch the sunset with a drink in hand. For the energetic, there are many walks, bicycle routes and horse riding. The Cottage sleeps a maximum of six adults but when booked with the New Forest Stables Ref: 8394319 larger groups of 12 can be accommodated.

Available for weekly or 3 or 4 nights rental.

********* low season offers please enquire ********

The cottage has been completely renovated to modern standards. Accommodation comprises of a large kitchen diner, comfortable living room and three bedrooms. The modern kitchen has its own dining area perfect for family dining, with dishwasher, washing machine with tumble dryer, electric kettle, microwave, and a fridge/freezer.

The living room has free view TV with a selection of books, DVDs, stereo and games on hand. It is an ideal place to spend time with family and friends. With three well-appointed bedrooms, two with double beds and one with twin single beds is roomy for families. The bathroom has a powered shower in the bath. There is also a downstairs cloakroom.

It has its own patio garden with table and chairs.

This is a great base for all the family to enjoy, even your four-legged pets! Bring your bike and keep it in the onsite shared bike store. There is plenty of parking for 3 cars and pleased to welcome up to 2 well behaved medium sized dogs (Labrador size) to accompany you. A cot and high chair are available on request. Please note the beds are standard doubles, not king size.

We like to welcome you in person whenever possible. Alternatively, keys will be left in a key safe. If you have any questions during your stay we are generally on hand to help as we live in the main house.

Changeover days are Friday and Monday. We always try to be flexible if possible.

What other guests have said about the Cottage


Cottage September 2017

This is a great cottage nestled in woodland within reach of lots of different villages in the New Forest. It was good to find somewhere that we could take our dog too, he enjoyed all the woodland walks and exploring the New Forest trails. The cottage was well equipped with all modern amenities.


Cottage October 2017

This is a great character cottage but modernized inside with proper heating so everyone including my 80-year-old mother stayed warm and comfortable. It has a large lounge with TV and DVD to keep the family entertained if they wanted to stay indoors, and an eat-in kitchen large enough to seat 6 adults. The kitchen is fully equipped with gas stove, oven, fridge and a small freezer. We stayed here in October so didn't use the outdoor dining area but it looks very private from the rest of the estate. The property is located within the forest in Burley so we took the children (4 & 6 years old) for a bike ride without having to drive to a trail which is very convenient….Anne was a very warm and accommodating host, always available for any questions or help. We thought it was a lovely touch to have a fresh bouquet of flowers, make-up remover wipes, and a bubble bath soap for the children. We would definitely consider staying at Anne's lovely cottage again.

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Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

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.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum of 6 people
  • We do not charge for cleaning unless the Cottage is left in an unacceptable state in which case £75 will be deducted from deposit.
  • Dogs are not to be left unattended unless they are in a cage. Please keep off the furniture and not up upstairs.Please let us know if dogs are coming.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Powered shower in the bath
    Cloakroom - Toilet , Downstairs cloakroom with toilet and basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Bedroom 1 with standard double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Two single beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Bedroom 3 with standard double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
We like to welcome you in person to the cottage whenever possible. Alternatively, keys will be left in a key safe. If you have any questions during your stay, we are generally on hand to help as we live nearby in the main house. As we are surrounded by the New Forest we do request you shut the main gates behind you otherwise horses and cattle will enjoy the roses in our garden. Heating and hot water will be on 24/7 and all you need to do is control the temperature with the thermostat in the hall. Have a happy stay


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Cottage set in a unique forest setting on the outskirts of Burley
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Lovely cottage, wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Charming Country Cottage tucked away in the heart of the New Forest

  • 5 of 5

May/June 2018

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.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Queens Head
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Burley GolfClub
Nearest Train
22 Miles
southampton parkway
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Queens Head
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Avon Beach
Car: necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Changeovers are on Fridays and Mondays. During low seasons if you book a 3 day mid week stay (Mon-Fri) we will offer you the 4th night free. You will be charged at the 3 nightly price but will be adjusted on quoting for the 4th night. Please enquire for offers.

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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