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Rural Barn in the New Forest Park close to beaches and many local attractions.

Bedrooms 1
Space 516 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

A Quite and Peaceful location in 2 acres couples, friends and families are welcome

Forest Barn sleeps 2 adults and up to 2 children plus a baby. There is a king size bed and a single bed with a pullout trundle plus a travel cot available. It is in a secure gated property set in 2 acres with parking on a large drive and covered storage for bikes.

For our guests comfort we do NOT let to smokers or accept pets.

If you book through owners direct you will have to pay owners direct a service fee however payment of the rent and deposit will be paid directly to us by bank transfer, cheque (or cash for late bookings)

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 use the 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.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Kate

We love living in The New Forest with our two teenage sons we have enjoyed our home since 1998.

We love gardening 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!

Kate purchased this barn in 1997

Why Kate chose New Milton

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 and the train station is a 5 minute taxi away.

Deer regularly visit the garden! and we have horses and sometimes cows in adjoining fields. Bird feeder attract lots of birds including woodpeckers and keep an eye out for birds of prey.

What makes this barn unique

A real home from home, cosy, warm and comfortable. Loads of outdoor space to relax and let the kids play.

The barn is private and independent yet the owners are on hand to offer advise on the local area.


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
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in New Milton in New Forest District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 516 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The barn must be left clean and tidy as found. Rubbish placed in outside bins and washing done or the dishwasher set to run on departure.
  • Only named guests can sleep in the barn if guests have visitors the owner must be informed and keys must not be given to visitors.
  • Guests must arrive between 4-8pm and depart by 10am.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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


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Rural Barn in the New Forest Park close to beaches and many local attractions.
average rating of 4.894737 based on 20 reviews

Warm welcome, wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a very enjoyable long weekend at the barn. Upon arriving, Kay greeted us with the warmest welcome (and freshly laid eggs) and was always on hand to ensure we had everything we needed. The location is superb, quiet and peaceful with some great local amenities just a short walk away. It's also very well placed to visit the many surrounding towns and attractions, of which there is no shortage of. The barn itself is clean, comfortable, well-presented and well-equipped. The patio shares and overlooks the hosts' garden, and was a great place to dine and relax. Would we recommend a stay at the barn? Absolutely. It delivered everything it promised and more. Thanks for a great weekend Kay!

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a fabulous stay. The barn is perfect a home from home with everything you could possibly need

  • 5 of 5

Great for families :)

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely holiday home in the New Forest. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully presented holiday home. We were made to feel very welcome, and Kay is the perfect host. We appreciated all the little extras such as the fresh flowers, fresh eggs and sweets. The Barn is very well equipped and everything has been thought of. We even had somewhere secure to store our bikes. It is warm and cosy. The gardens are beautiful and we could cycle easily to the cycle paths in the New Forest. I would highly recommend this holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warm and cosy in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped, warm with lovely view across the garden and fields. Saw deer in the garden eating the apples. Enjoyed local forest walks and a nice day at Hegistbury head and mudeford quay just 10 mins away.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, secluded relaxing barn, perfectly located

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing week staying in the barn, which is ideally located for the coast and the Forest. Kay was wonderfully helpful and welcoming, and let our 2-year-old feed the chickens, which he loved. The barn is spacious, clean and has everything you might need. It is also secluded and private, but Kay is on hand to offer advice if necessary. On some days you can see horses, chickens or rabbits depending on which of the barn's windows you look out of. Try dusk for the rabbits. There's also a really good farm shop nearby, which sells Isle of Wight tomatoes very cheaply. We would recommend Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary, which our son really enjoyed. We would love to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed the barn and the beautiful coast and forest we live between. We and the chickens would love for you to come back and stay with all the privileges of our regular guests. Thank you
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Lovely holiday in New Forest

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at the Barn enjoying all the attractions in and around the New Forest in lovely sunshine. Kay was very helpful and the girls loved the garden and the chickens! The barn was spotless and had everything we needed - it is only a short drive to shops, beaches, crab fishing and Peppa Pig Land :-)

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.

Further Details:

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in New Milton, Hampshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early summer
9 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
15 Sep 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
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.

Changeover Day:
Arrival and departure dates are flexible except summer holidays when we let Saturday to Saturday. We ask guests to depart by 10am and arriving guests to arrive, by arrangement, from 4pm-8pm

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are based on 2 guests. Additional guests are charged 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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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