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Forester's & Keeper's Detached 4*/5* Cottages New Forest / East Dorset Border. - Forester's Cottage 4*

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Forester's Cottage 4*

A detached 4*cottage, assessed Visit Britain, with period country charm, equipped, maintained and presented to high specification. Two bedrooms, king-size double and twin bedroom each with timber vaulted ceiling, quality soft furnishings, digital TV' and en-suite shower room,wc and handbasin. A cot can be supplied for use with your own nursery bedding. The fitted kitchen has modern appliances, fully equipped, the open plan living offers digital TV with Freeview, radio, CD, books, games, access for wi-fi, very comfortably furnished with blue leather triple and double sofas, complimentary floral soft furnishings, dining for four + a highchair if required . The entrance leads onto a fenced and furnished patio with sun-loungers, table, chairs and BBQ, surrounded with flowers and herbs in season with rural aspect towards the stables and fields. Parking space at the side of the cottage, extra parking if required, pets by arrangement, special offers, discounts for couples and a warm welcome.

About the property


Forester's and Keeper's, two detached self catering holiday cottages, equipped, maintained and presented to high specification, annually assessed by Quality in Tourism, Visit England. Year round special offers. Short breaks available Spring, Autumn, Winter, please contact owner for your required stay and prices. 4* Forester's Cottage has a king-size double bedroom and a twin bedroom each with TV and en-suite shower rooms, wc and handbasin. Keeper's Cottage 5* has a super-king double bedroom with en-suite shower room, wc and handbasin, a large twin bedroom (a third full size single bed can be provided at a small supplement for a 5th guest), both bedrooms have TV. There is also a family bathroom. Each cottage has ground level accommodation, full gas central heating, open plan living, modern appliances and furnished patios with BBQ ideal for dining alfresco in summer. Both have rural views, situated on our farm with horses, free range hens and a variety of visiting wildlife. On the border of the New Forest / East Dorset, a lovely locality between forest, coast, spectacular countryside, as well as access to retail centres, offers a wealth of pursuits and events to satisfy all interests. An abundance of pubs, restaurants, markets and shops offer excellent food and beverage for various cuisine whether you choose to eat out or dine in whilst on holiday. Gas, electricity, linen, towels, 'start-off' essentials, free Wi-Fi, are included along with a warm welcome. Priced to 4 guests, discount offered to a couple. Pets welcome by arrangement. See our website www.foresterscottages.co.uk for Special offers and video tours of each cottage.

Mrs Jean Baylis
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Mrs Jean Baylis

My family and I enjoy walking, cycling, horse riding and sailing. The location at Cottage Farm is ideal for all these pursuits and more. I also enjoy painting and arrange art workshops in various media in the studio at the farm. I particularly love landscape which, is in abundance in our surrounding areas of the New Forest and Dorset's finest countryside. My paintings are regularly exhibited and some are displayed in the cottages. We enjoy meeting our many visitors from all over the world and sharing this special environment.

Mrs Jean Baylis purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Mrs Jean Baylis chose East Dorset

On the brink of the millenium, my family and I discovered Cottage Farm. Located on the border of the historical and beautiful areas of the New Forest and Dorset's Cranborne Chase, the area is ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding. Ringwood Forest and Moors Valley Country Park offer acres of accessible tracks, all through the year, together with a lake, tree top trail and more. Sea fishing and water sports at the coast are only7 miles to the south, whilst, access to the historical towns of Salisbury, Winchester and on to London are all within easy reach (London approx 2 hours by road). There is something for everyone. Over the years we carefully developed two detached holiday cottages and enjoy sharing this special environment with visitors from many parts of the world.

What makes this cottage unique

Our two detached cottages, Forester's 4*and Keeper's 5* are annually assessed by Visit Britain, both equipped and maintained to a very high specification. Late availability special offers may be available, please contact us directly. The cottages are in the centre of our farm surrounded by 12 acres of our own grazing land. The location offers a peaceful base with ease of access to a wealth of pursuits and sites. We have our own horses and ponies. Riding stables can be found in abundance on the New Forest. Hacking and riding lessons are available at stables 5 minutes away. A dog is welcome in our cottages by arrangement. We also have cheeky free range hens who supply us with delicious fresh eggs also available to our visitors. We have wandering cats and visiting wildlife, foxes, rabbits, deer, bats and all sorts of birds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Best self-catering accommodation we have every stayed in' Foster, Cornwall.

'The owners offer a very good standard of service and customer care' Quality in Tourism, Visit Britain.

'Your standards are exceptional, it is a credit to you' Browning, Dartmouth.
Jan 2012
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Booking Notes:
One third of the total rent deposit is due to reserve with the balance or full payment 8 weeks before arrival. Reservation and booking confirmation will be in writing either by post if in the UK or by email. Payments can be made by Electronic bank transfer or, by cheque payable to J. Baylis or directly to me by telephone for payment by cards. Agents commission is 1% Debit Cards and 2.5% Credit cards. Our Terms and Conditions are available on request and will be in writing with confirmation.

Changeover Day:
Peak season May to October Friday changeovers. Flexible November to April.
Arrivals from 3pm. up to midnight. Departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
*Discount offered to a couple - £70 per week / £10 per night (*excluding January/February low season) on short breaks if only one bedroom/en-suite or bedroom and bathroom is used by two people sharing. Special offers are made throughout the year, please see our website and contact us. Prices include full central heating, gas, electricity, linen, towels, free wi-fi and lots of start essentials for a relaxed holiday. There are no meters or security deposit to pay on arrival. A well behaved dog is welcome at £7 per night (max. 2).


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wimborne in Dorset

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Golf ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Full central heating, gas, electricity, linen (beds made ready for you), towels, 'start-off' essentials, free Wi-Fi on request, are all included in the price. There are no meters, vat or security deposit to pay on arrival. Each cottage is equipped beyond that suggested by Visit Britain for 4 to 5 visitors per cottage. Occupancy must be agreed at time of booking. Pets by arrangement, stable and grazing terms for riding holidays are available. General terms and conditions available on request. Each cottage is suitable for individuals, couples, families and friends, discounts are offered if only one bedroom/en-suite or bedroom and bathroom is being used. Art Workshops for a variety of subject and media are held Spring to Autumn in the farm studio, cottage accommodation may be available to combine a holiday with an art workshop, please ask for details or see the art page on our website for workshop dates. Outside: Both Forester's and Keeper's Cottages are situated in the center of the farm with rural aspects to stables, and/or our own grazing fields which are often visited by Roe deer and a variety of wildlife including different bird species, Owls, Sparrow Hawks and many small birds, bats and butterflies. Each cottage has a fenced and gated patio of generous size, surrounded with flowers and herbs in season. Furnished with sun loungers, dining table and chairs and BBQ offering a relaxing space ideal for alfresco dining in the summer months. One car parking space is available with each cottage, extra car parking is available on the farm. Under cover space can be available for bicycles providing they are secured. Stables and grazing by arrangement. Access from the farm is available to a bridleway to connect with a network of tracks and bi-ways, some road riding will also be involved to connect to Ringwood Forest, the New Forest, Dorset heaths and the Cranborne Chase.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Beautiful cottage in a great setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son, dog and I had a fantastic short break in Foresters Cottage. It is a beautiful cottage, very clean, well maintained and well equipped. The location is perfect for exploring the south coast or just walking in the surrounding area. Jean and her husband were very welcoming and the new laid eggs were so tasty. I would highly recommend this cottage to friends and relatives. Thank you for having us Jean, we can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are always pleased to hear from our visitors and look forward to welcoming you again to discover more of our lovely location.
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Lovely Relaxing Break!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely break with our 2 labs, lots of walks so many places to go in the surrounding area! Lovely local pubs where dogs are welcome! The cottage was very comfortable and really well kept & clean everything you need is there and Jean & Les gave us such a warm welcome and really helpful. Will be definitely returning and very much recommend this lovely cottage.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Beautiful cottage in great surroundings. Had a great week made very welcome and cottage was immaculate. Great dog walks and fantastic coastline just a short walk away. One small issue free Wi Fi does not work which was a pain as I had some work to do. A great place to take a break and would not hesitate in recommending.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Forester's Cottage and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do have to correct your description of walks, this is a great location for walks but the coastline is 30 mins drive away and not within walking distance. The majority of our visitors are able to use the complimentary Wi-Fi and it is being used by our present guests. We have found that once the service device is correctly plugged in and given time to connect, visitors to Forester's are able to use the service on most occasions. However, we do not have the same service reception as London and the home counties.
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New Forest Hols

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic stay at Foresters Cottage. Owners were lovely & our welcome pack was very welcome along with newly laid eggs. The accommodation was imaculate & really spacious & in a lovely setting overlooking a paddock & forest beyond. There were lovely walks for us & our dog from the cottage & places to eat although it was sitting on the patio enjoying alfresco dining. There was a BBQ but didn't get round to using it. We saw foxes, squirrels & various birds & on our last but one day a young deer run across the Padock. We would recommend this to a home & definitely go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and look forward to welcoming you again.
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