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4 bedroom Cottage in large private garden off single track lane.

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage near Brockenhurst, New Forest, Quiet Location, The Perfect Base For A New Forest Holiday Or Family Gathering

The cottage was originally built as a gardeners cottage for the Shackleton estate. It has been sympathetically extended and now has 4 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms, a large dining room with wood burner and a kitchen with breakfast room attached. There is an open log fire in the Snug and a new 42" LED TV making it perfect retreat for those cooler evenings. The lower sitting room has a TV as well so clashes of viewing can be avoided! There is ample parking for 3+ cars. The garden has lots of interesting areas of trees and shrubs as well as 4 areas of lawn to play on and it is well fenced so is safe for children and animals. Being about equidistant between Lymington and Brockenhurst 1 Hurstly Cottage is superbly located for shops, restaurants and there are good local pubs. It is near the sea and minutes from the heart of the New Forest for walks or cycle rides making it the ideal place to base for your holiday as you have the best of everything.

Andy Russell-Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
13 November, 2017

About Andy Russell-Smith

I am a Super Yacht Captain and my wife and I have run very large sailing yachts for over 20 years all over the world.

We bought Hurstly Cottage while we were overseeing the build of a 146ft schooner in Holland. We lived here when we were home from the sea; Hurstly Cottage is a really very special place

Boldre is a fabulous part of the New Forest with great pubs within walking distance and great walks in Roydon Woods without having to drive. We both come from the New Forest and love it.

We hope you can come and stay at this cottage because we have never found anywhere else like it anywhere in the world. It is wonderful!

Yours Faithfully

Andy and Maggie

Andy Russell-Smith purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Andy Russell-Smith chose Lymington

We bought the cottage because of its lovely gardens and we could see the potential that the cottage held.

Buying criteria were to be in the New Forest, on a quiet lane yet near Lymington and the sea and within walking distance of a good pub; There are three!

To be able to walk the dog without having to get in the car. Royden Woods fulfil this beautifully.

Access to public transport; bus and end of the lane and rail service to London from Brockenhurst.

What makes this cottage unique

This unique cottage is a hidden gem. It is loved by all who visit and we have one family who have come to 1 Hurstly Cottage for the last 7 years for New Year and have already booked for next year.

In the summer the garden is large enough to really have a feeling of space and privacy and in the winter months the cottage is large enough to spread out when the weather is not so kind. During the Spring the garden is carpeted with Snowdrops and Daffs. Azaleas and Camelia bushes create a fantastic backdrop of colour.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Five Stars for 1 Hurstly Cottage!! This was the perfect place for us to stay for the family to get together and rediscover the joys of the area I grew up in and who the next generation where it all began. The cottage in a lovely quiet location and is very well equipped.
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lymington in New Forest District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bathrooms, Upstairs: 1 bath, separate shower, handbasin and WC, hairdryer. Downstairs: Shower, handbasin and WC.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, King-size Double or 2 singles Bedroom 2, King-size Double or 2 singles Bedroom 3, King-size double or 2 singles Bedroom 4, 1 Queen - size double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is fitted out to a very high standard and is a real home from home. Bedrooms 1 & 2 are south facing and look down the garden. Bedroom 3 and 4 have a woodland view. There are 2 sitting rooms both with TV's and the Snug has a log fire. This is a big cottage with lots of space to spread out and relax. Outside: Large garden, a patio with teak funiture. BBQ. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, drying rack, iron and ironing board. Outside at the rear there is a washing line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen is cotton and the beds are made up prior to your arrival. Bath towels, hand towels & flannels & t-towels are provided. If staying for more than 1 week sheets and towels will be changed on Friday and the cottage cleaned. Other: Hall and boot room by back door.


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4 bedroom Cottage in large private garden off single track lane.
average rating of 4.75 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful owner - thank you for being so kind

  • 5 of 5

We booked this beautiful cottage for a 3 x generation family get-together. Unfortunately we were unable to make it because my Dad was very ill and passed away shortly before the holiday. During this sad time, Andy - the cottage owner, has been so wonderfully helpful, understanding, genuine & kind. I can't thank him enough for his sincerity and support. Although we have not yet visited Hurstly Cottage, it already holds a special place in our hearts and we will be visiting at some point. In the meantime, I can't recommend this owner enough - if you book this cottage you are bound to be very well looked after by a kind and professional owner. Thank you Andy. Xxxx

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Caroline, Many thanks for taking the trouble to write this review and I hope we see you here in the New Forest before too long. Best wishes Andy xx
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Wonderful stay in perfectly appointed cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely cottage in a perfect location, seven of us stayed for a long weekend in May, We were greeted by a spotless well equipped cottage with very comfy beds. The owner had left us some lovely flowers and a bottle of wine. He called later to see that everything was ok and to welcome us. The cottage is well positioned to explore the surrounding area, we visited Beaulieu village, Bucklers Hard and Lymington which were all lovely. On Sunday we had lunch at the Hobler Inn, the food was fantastic and the staff couldn't have been nicer. A big thank you to Andy the cottage owner who was very helpful from our first inquiry through to our arrival, we would definitely recommend. Ruth, Sarah, Sue, Sally, Christina, Chris and Claire.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you all had a good time and enjoyed your stay at 1 Hurstly Cottage and I hope we see you again soon. Best wishes, Andy
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Lovely spacious property

  • 4 of 5

All 8 of us enjoyed our time here, off the beaten track, but close enough to a couple of decent pubs, and villages. The house was a good size and the big kitchen and dining area were put to good use. We enjoyed a couple of evenings in the comfortable lounge, and the TV room was only used once by a couple of people. Plenty of parking room too.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage: idyllic in every way

  • 5 of 5

We had a super weekend with 3 other couples to celebrate a birthday. The cottage is very sweet set in a beautiful garden down a leafy lane. We were met with a warm welcome, fresh flowers & wine to a spotlessly clean cottage, perfectly equipped.

We walked to local pubs, visited lymington & a local outdoor centre to play archery. Sitting in the garden for breakfast & seeing the resident woodpecker added to a most relaxing weekend.

We hope to return next year. Thank you Andy.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a good time and look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes. Andy
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The Hobler
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Lymington for Isle of Wight
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Excellent place to cycle from with easy access to the network of lanes without going on a main road.


5 miles to Milford beach. This is shingle and looks out toward the Needles on the Isle of Wight. Lymington River is approx 1/2 mile from the sea and has important marsh lands around it to the west where many species of birds mass for breeding and migration.

8 miles to High cliff beach. Sandy beach and also looks across at the Needles.

18 miles to Bournemouth beach. Busy, sandy beach of international renown.


Southampton Int'l Airport, 16 miles

Bournemouth Airport 16 miles

Gatwick Airport 90 miles

Heathrow 70 miles

Lymington - Yarmouth, Isle of Wight ferry, 3 mile

Portsmouth Ferry's 25 miles

Dover 160 miles

Trains: Brockenhurst station, 1 1/2 miles. Mainline station to London Waterloo from Brockenhurst in under 1.5 hours.

A car is essential.

Electric cars for hire in Brockenhurst and bike hire.


Lymington 2 miles

Brockenhurst 1 1/2 miles.

Burley 7 miles

Beaulieu and the National Motor Museum, 5 miles

Bucklers Hard 5 miles

Paultons Park and Pepper Pig 10 miles

Bournemouth 18 miles

Further Details:

There are good local shops in Brockenhurst High Street with a butcher, green grocer, bakery and small supermarkets and a bank and superb ironmonger.

There is a local farm shop about a mile away selling meat, pies and other home-made produce.

3 good pubs within walking distance all serving great food.

The Hobbler: 600 yds. The Red Lion at Boldre: 1 mile down the quiet lane and bring a torch as there are no street lights.

The Filly Inn: 3/4 mile

Lymington has an excellent market on Saturday morning and everything you'd expect to find in a bustling market town, port and yachting centre.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lymington, Hampshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Dec 2017 - 7 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
8 Dec 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Jan 5th
5 Jan 2018 - 11 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
19th Jan
19 Jan 2018 - 25 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2 Feb 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
9 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
16 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Feb 2018 - 1 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2 Mar 2018 - 8 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
9 Mar 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20


Booking Notes:
To book email or telephone Andy and Maggie.
Booking procedure is simple and can all be done by email or post.
Deposit of 50% usually required and full payment 2 months prior to start date.
The cottage is pet
This is a pet friendly cottage and they are welcome and there is a nominal fee of £20 per head per week.

Changeover Day:
We run our weeks Friday-Friday and in high season this is not changeable.
We can be more flexible at less busy times of year sometimes.

Notes on prices:
Prices start at £950 a week for the winter months rises to £1780 for the peak weeks and varies between the two for the Spring, early summer and autumn weeks. Summer 1/2 term is a peak week. Email me for a quote.
Weekends are charged at 70% of the weekly rate for 2 or 3 nights and 4 nights at 80%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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