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Detached Character Cottage With Direct Forest Access

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage in Tiptoe, NewForest, Hampshire, England - Peaceful Rural Location Surrounded By New Forest Wildlife With Great Walking, Riding And Cycling

Penny Post Cottage, originally built in the 1800's used to be the local Tiptoe post office, it has been sympathetically extended and re-purposed over the years into a lovely family home. The cottage has picturesque gardens and comfortable living spaces with an open fire. There is off road parking for two cars and more parking available a few hundred metres up the road for any additional cars. A lockable garage for bike storage. There is a great pub a short walk up the road but it's real selling point is the peace and quiet being situated on the edge of the National Park. It's just a short drive to the coast and the ever popular market town of Lymington and of course Brockenhurst which is at the heart of the New Forest. There are ample riding schools, golf courses, bike routes (on and off road!), children's activities and of course freedom to roam across the expanse of the New Forest. Fabulous local produce available in nearby farmshops. Wifi available.

ruth nickoll
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About ruth nickoll

I live with my husband and two toddlers in London. We have always loved visiting the New Forest first as a couple and now as a young family. We decided in 2013 that we visited it so often we should look to take the plunge and invest in a second home so we bought and updated Penny Post Cottage. We hope our guests will enjoy it as much as we do.

Why ruth nickoll chose New Forest

As keen cyclists and walkers we love the freedom that the National Park gives to roam and the range of fantastic pubs and restaurants it has. There is a great range of local produce available in nearby farm which as a keen foodie I love to explore.

We are in the process of experiencing a whole new incredibly child friendly side to the park and all the entertainments there are available. The New Forest for us is a very easy journey from London and perfect for a week's break or shorter.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)


Great family house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, we were very impressed with the number of bathrooms and space in the house. We were delighted with how well equipt for children it was with plastic crockery and cutlery , a high chair, a few toys (which the children were very excited to find) and even a stair gate which one could use if needed in a cupboard. Being able to walk out the back gate into the forest was lovely.

Our only niggle was the noise the chairs made on the kitchen floor!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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Lovely property in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Had a very comfortable stay over the new year period. The cottage is extremely well equipped and had all the home comforts. Garden is beautiful with direct access to the forest which was great for some bracing walks! Whole heartedly recommend the cottage

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We arranged a surprise weekend for our friends 50th birthday so we wanted everything to be right. We were not disappointed. The house was gorgeous. Very clean and well appointed. We were thrilled with the welcome pack and clear instructions were given about the facilities. The house was warm and inviting and the surroundings were perfect, to be able to open the back gate onto the new forest and see the wild ponies was amazing. The rising sun just a short walk from the cottage serviced wonderful food. Thank you and will be thoroughly recommending you to others.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fine fortnight for family and friends

  • 5 of 5

It was our second visit and we are already thinking about our third in 2017.

The youngest was a granddaughter who is nearly two; most of us are older, and the oldest is [counts] nearly seventy-three. We all had a good time.

The house is so well-placed that walking among horses and wild flowers and empty moorland can happen at the drop of a thought, while diving through big waves off Hengistbury Head takes only a little longer to plan,

Shopping is easy and quick; solitude is easy to find and costs nothing.

The house is very well-appointed and no one got in anyone else's way. Ten round the table are no problem; nor are two or three.

Most of us, even the retired, lead busy and active lives, so we relished the chance of peace and unorganised [not disorganised] pleasure. We didn't need to pretend that it was a century ago, but it sometimes felt as if it was.

Thank you for providing a place to do all of the above.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Great place, great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious well maintained property located right on the edge of the New Forest common land, out the back gate you can cycle across country for miles and never cross a road.

Clean, lots of bedrooms and lots of modern bathrooms.

There is also horse riding nearby and a great water park at Lymington.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Pleasant and comfortable cottage

  • 4 of 5

We all enjoyed the cottage very much. Very clean and tidy and good weather gave us the opportunity to enjoy the garden and have a BBQ before venturing out the back gate to see the New Forest and a lot of horses. Kids loved the bunkbed and we enjoyed the chilled out feel of the lounge and decent sound system (although some of my friend's music was not so decent!!). We would come again...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Feb & March
17 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Easter and End of winter term
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
easter bank holiday week
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Start Summer term
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early May bank holiday
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid May
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
late may bank hol & half term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
second half summer term
2 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer holidays
7 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Autumn term start
22 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Autumn half term
13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
autumn term end
27 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
winter school break up
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas and New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
200 pound refundable damages deposit. 1/2 of the booking cost is required to secure your booking, final balance is due 4 weeks before arrival. Changeover day is Friday, short stays can be agreed on negotiation and are charged at 70% of the weeks price. Deposit is non refundable on cancellation. There is a 25 pound cleaning charge for each dog. We ask that dogs are kept downstairs, off the furniture and any dog mess is cleared from the garden and surrounding area. Please do not place poo bags directly in the outdoor bins as the rubbish men will not collect these.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Short breaks available on request typically at 70 percent of the cost of a weeks stay.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in New Milton in Hampshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom en suite to bed 1 with toilet, sink and shower. One en suite to bed 2 with shower, toilet, freestanding bath and sink. One separate upstairs bathroom with shower/bath, toilet and sink. Downstairs one bathroom with shower and toilet.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be split into two single beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Child Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , fold out sofa bed is a single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 adults plus 2 children (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1:Super King bed; Bed 2 king sized bed: ; Bed 3: Either 2x single beds or one super king bed (zip linked); Bed 4 6ft long bunk beds (sleeps 2) and one fold out full size single bed; Bed 5 one double bed. One travel cot available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We leave you some logs and firelighters to get your first fires burning. There are instructions on how to use the fireplace in the cottage folder. If using the BBQ you need to provide your own coal and clean it after. There is a cattle grid 50 yards away from the property. Outside: Charming gardens with mature trees, a patio and a gate that leads you directly out into the New Forest National Park (please keep the gate closed or cows and horses will come in!). There are bountiful apple trees and blackberries when in season - ideal for making a home made crumble while you are staying. Barbecue available stored in the garage. The garden is fully enclosed so you can safely let your dog out in the garden. Utility Room: Sink, coat rack, washing machine and tumble drier. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Towels and linen are included, they would be changed once a week or can be changed more often under negotiation. Please do not set off fireworks from the property. This is dangerous and upsets neighbours and wildlife.

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