Forest Barn in Bashley, New Forest, Hampshire, England - A Quite and Peaceful Retreat For A Romantic Break Or Perfect Location For An Action Packed Holiday
OFFER - 16-23 October ONLY £380 for a week for a couple or £400 for a family.
NOV full week 10% discount and weekends 5% discount off standard rate.
Forest Barn sleeps 4 guests and a baby, there is a king size bed, a single bed with a pullout trundle with mattress and a travel cot available. It is in a secure gated property with parking and covered storage for bikes.
For our guests comfort we do NOT let to smokers or accept pets.
The kitchen has a hob, combi-oven, dishwasher, fridge with freezer box and good range of cooking equipment. The dining room table has four chairs and we can supply a highchair on request. There is shower room with a combi boiler so you will never be short of hot water after a day in the forest or on the beach. The kitchen leads onto a patio area with table and chairs overlooking the garden, you are welcome to enjoy the garden and have a BBQ.
The steep open tread stairs lead upto a gallery landing in the open plan sleeping and living area with views of the garden and fields. Decorated in natural tones with oak furniture it is airy and open plan, perfect for a couple or a couple of friends. For a family it is a more spacious area than a hotel room with a king size bed and a single bed with a trundle that pulls out for a fourth guest. There is a double sofa and arm chair around a TV DVD and Wii , there is a selection of films and wii games! Children will love the garden & field that can be used for football, bikes or visiting the chickens! There is also a little tikes play house and slide for younger guests.
Towels, bed linen and tea towels are provided and you will find lots of basics like tea and coffee, kitchen roll, S&P, cling film etc etc just ask before you pack! There is a hair dryer. An iron and cleaning equipment. Use of the owners washing machine and tumble dryer is possible. The farm shop and the village stores are walking distance at the end of the lane. Larger supermarkets are 10 mins by car.
The owners live in the main house and provide a discreet presence during your break offering advice on the local area, places to visit, where to eat and perhaps even a sailing experience on their legend 310 sailing Yacht moored in Lymington!
New Milton and Brockenhurst are the closest railway stations on the London line. We are less than half an hour from Southampton and Bournemouth airports and the cross channel Ferry ports of Poole is 45 mins
The village has a riding stables and bike hire can be arranged in nearby Brockenhurst. Tourist attraction in the area include Beaulieu Motor museum, Exbury Gardens, Paultons park with Pepa pig land and there is a folder full of places to visit and activities for everyone. But with the Coast, beaches and new forest you could just relax and enjoy the scenery.
Top Traveller Review
Lovely place, great location and a warm welcome
About the Owner
We love living in The New Forest with our two sons and have enjoyed our home for over 15 years.
We love gardening, growing vegetables and keeping chickens.
Our hobbies include sailing, cycling in the New Forest and watching our sons play sport especially at the village cricket club.
We enjoy the beaches and forest that offer diversity through the seasons.
Our passion is for great food and wine!
We enjoy welcoming guests for a quiet & peaceful break or helping them fill their week with all the action the area offers or may be a bit of both!
Guestbook comments from the owner
"Very special, cosy, intimate and lovely fresh eggs! thank you for all the extra touches, over too soon - here's to the next time" and they did come back the following year!
"Very comfortable & Beautifully decorated - we enjoyed the fresh eggs in the morning & lovely flowers on the kitchen table. Martyn loved feeding the hens and played a lot with the books and toys. Thank you for the warm welcome"
"Ideal location to get everywhere. An absolutely lovely place to stay. We are so lucky to have found it and will definitely be coming again! Thanks for being so welcoming."
"I enjoyed playing footy with the boys and it was very cosy at night we played games. Thank you Kay for letting us play in your field" Lucas who came with his Mum, Dad and little brother
4.8 based on 9 holidaymaker reviews
Lovely place, great location and a warm welcome
We've just come back from a lovely 4 night stay at the barn and would recommend it highly. Kay is a wonderful host, greeted us with a warm friendly welcome and had loads of useful information to share about the local area, where to eat etc... The barn is perfectly equipped with all you need for a short break with 2 small children (3yr old and a 4 month old), comfortable and spotlessly clean. Compact kitchen downstairs is perfect for 2 adults + 2 (small) children with patio doors onto the garden where our 3yr old loved the playhouse and collecting eggs from the chickens for our breakfast. Its open plan upstairs, bright and clean with a very comfortable kingsize bed and a z-bed for children and travel cot for babies plus a sofa(bed), armchair and TV with dvd player and a wii (we didn't use as were out enjoying the forest most of the days and evenings). The location is great, on the edge of a quiet little village (Bashley) on the south west corner of the forest but also only a 10min drive to the coast where there is a beautiful shingle beach. The village has a handy shop/post office and sells delicious croissants. The barn is next door to a fishery (Orchard Lakes) where we took our 3yr old for his first proper fishing experience which he loved and there are riding stables further up the road which we will check out next time we stay!
Comfortable Barn - Great for Coast & New Forest
Excellent Communciation prior to arrival with owners and a helpful introduction to the facilities of the Barn on arrival. The Barn is very conveniently located to get around in the New Forest, We visited Beaulieu, Bucklers Hard, Lymington, Burley ( Cycle Hire for the NF), Bournemouth, and even managed a day trip to the Isle of Wight. - Would certainly return and recommend to Friends.
We tried a few places to eat but would recomend the Hare and Hounds at Sway and the BeachComber Cafe at Barton on Sea. The Barn is well equipped and was spotlessly clean.
What a lovely place to stay. A great base to explore the New Forest. The Barn had everything we needed. Its in a lovely quiet spot but close enough to visit the main attractions. Clean and well maintained. The owner Kay could not do enough for us, recommending restaurants and places to visit. etc. I would definitely recommend it.
We booked this accommodation as a 'last minute' thought recently in the half-term. Our choices were limited as most places were fully booked. But as we found out on arrival we'd struck gold.
Kay greeted us at the gates, showed us around the property and gave a quick run through of the heating controls, oven etc.
My wife and our two boys (2 & 4) stayed here for 2 nights and had a fantastic time. We love the New Forest anyway so really just needed a good place to have as our base so we could enjoy some days out without having to travel too far. The location is excellent and we could be at the places we'd planned to visit within half an hour, including the seaside.
The kitchen size was perfect for what we needed and the downstairs shower / toilet is well presented and very clean.
Upstairs the main area is very spacious and very tastefully decorated / furnished. The double bed is extremely comfortable (so much so we're going bed shopping tomorrow as ours no longer feels good enough!) and our 4 year old was more than happy with the folding bed provided. Our 2 year old slept in a cot bed, also provided by the owners.
The TV has Freeview and to my boys' delight there was a Nintendo Wii with a great selection of games for them to play.
Outside we had the run of the beautifully landscaped gardens plus the 1 acre paddock complete with the tamest, friendliest chickens I've ever met!
If you're looking stay in a well appointed and presented property set in beautiful surroundings and with great views across open fields from the upstairs windows, then this is it. Kay was very friendly and has a wealth of knowledge of the local area should you need some tips on places to go, eat etc.
We'll definitely be staying here again.
AMAZING Getaway !!!
We have just got back from a GREAT 3 day trip down south. We had the best stay possible all thanks to Kay ! I have stayed in alot of places but never somewhere that has so many little extras, things of which you would never even of thought of! Eggs, sweets, DVDs and even a little sewing kit! The annex is clean, spacious and welcoming. It is just behind electric gates so great to know your car is safe and the Chickens in the garden are great entertainment! To anyone thinking of a few nights away the location is great, really well priced, clean and great owners. Would recommend this to anyone! Thanks Kay :)
Great relaxing stay
The accommodation was very comfortable and clean and could not fault the hospitality shown by Kay - very friendly and had some lovely eggs left for us by the chickens! Perfect to use as a base to explore the surrounding area - going down to the beach and into the forest during our stay.
Everything you need for cooking and we made use of all the amenities both nights. Lots of great information provided on arrival if you were to go out for dinner instead.
Overall, a lovely relaxing stay in comfortable surroundings - thanks!
From the Owner
“Rural setting, close to the coast and inside the New forest national park. Quiet location yet easy to get to the numerous attractions by car, bicycle or even on foot if your a rambler.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Sailing- the Solent is well known for sailing. We are pleased to give our guests an experience of the sea between Lymington and the Isle of Wight, either under motor or sailing. Subject to skipper availability, weather and tides.
Horse riding - there are two stables in the village.
Fishing - Orchard lakes provides local fresh water fishing. The Hurst spit is popular for beach fishing. There are lots of boat fishing trips bookable locally.
Cycling - a perfect base for exploring the New Forest. Hire available locally.
New Forest Marathon - if you are coming to run we are 5 minutes from the start and happy to drop you down and then wave as you run past the Barn a couple of miles before the finish!
The barn is less than 10 minutes car journey to the cliffs overlooking the needles and host a combination of pebble and sand. Sandy beaches at Avon & Southbourne are within 20 mins by car and the famous Hengistubury Head, Studland and Sandbanks can be easily reached. Lymington with its car and passenger ferries to the Isle of Wight are 20 mins away.
By car - located 20 minutes from junction 1 of the M27.
By Train - 10 minutes from Brockenhurst or 5 minutes from New Milton main London SW link. Car hire and taxi found at both stations.
By air - Bournemouth is 20 minutes and Southampton is 35 minutes by car. Heathrow is 90 minutes and we have a local airport taxi company who specialise in airport runs.
Channel ferries are located in Portsmouth (50 minutes) and Poole (35 minutes).
Forest Barn is in a rural setting on the edge of a village with a general store and farm shop either end of the lane, however 5 minutes drive away is New Milton providing shops and usual town facilities.
Lymington - is a Georgian town, with a large Saturday market running the length of the high street. The cobbles provide access to the town quay and on to the marinas. The saltwater baths offers a different swimming experience and there are numerous places to eat and drink from early until late.
Walks - Blackwater Arboretum, Beaulieu river to Bucklers Hard, the sea walls providing extensive views over the Solent and bird sanctuaries, The spit to Hurst Castle with views of the needles as well as miles of Forest and coastal paths will keep walkers of all abilities happy.
Famous forest villages of Lyndhurst, Burley and Brockenhurst are all close by.
Beaulieu motor museum, Exbury Gardens, Isle of Wight are a few of the many local attractions. Family days out can be found at Paultons Park, Adventure Wonderland and Moor Valley with forest play trails, steam train, Go ape and much more.
The seasons in the New Forest offer a different experience. In the Autumn the forest turns gold and the heather shades of mauve. The winter coastal paths are dramatic and the attractions quieter. The spring bursts into life with rhododendrons and flowers galore, and the new forest foals start to appear. The summer offers the diversity of beach or dabbled shade of the forest.
Food and Drink - from fine dining to forest pubs or a take always there is plenty of choice in the local area, but if you are looking for a special treat during a short stay its worth booking in advance please ask us.
There is a folder full of things to do, what to see and where to eat in the Barn and we are always on hand to help.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
30 Apr 2016 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£50|
A booking deposit of 25% is required with the balance payable 6 weeks before arrival. A damages deposit of £50 is held until successful check out inspection then returned via bank transfer. Please contact owner for a booking form. We do not increase our rates during school holidays or high season that way it is fair pricing for all our guests however we do have special offers available at quieter times of the year that will be at the beginning of the property description.
Arrival and departure dates are flexible. We ask guests to depart by 11am and arriving guests to arrive, by arrangement, from 4pm.
Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are based on 2 guests. Additional guests are charged at £5 per person/night. We offer a discount for return guests 10% off weekly rates and 5% off day rates. Minimum stay is 2 nights and bank holiday weekends 3 nights. Rates are flexible for longer stays.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“A real home from home, cosy, warm and comfortable.”
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Microwave ...
- Oven ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player ...
- Games ...
- Television ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- recreation centre
- theme parks
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- 52 m²
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Ground floor shower room with sink and toilet
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed, 1 Cot, The barn sleeping and living area is open plan.
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children and a baby. Notes on bedrooms: King size bed, single bed with a pullout trundle bed and cot available in open plan area. Drawers and hanging rail.
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Notes on accommodation: Basic Essentials like tea & coffee, washing up liquid etc will be found in the cupboards. For guests arriving late or from abroad we can provide a breakfast selection, for your first morning, to prepare at you leisure, priced from £5 per head. Sorry we do not accept smokers or animals. Outside: There is a private patio with a table bench, two chairs and BBQ. Children are welcome to play in the garden & field, the property has 2 acres in total and sits within the national park. Utility Room: Iron & Board, clothes dryer, use of washing machine and tumble dryer by arrangement. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, towels, Tea towels are provided weekly. Guests should bring there own cot bedding. (Please bring your own beach towels) Other: Hair Dryer