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Charming Holiday Cottage With Large Sunny, Secure Patio And Garden

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Barn in East Boldre, New Forest, Hampshire, England - Tranquil Location With Direct Access To Forest And 3 Minute Drive To Local Beach

The Old Piggery is a true forest retreat set in a beautiful, peaceful 3 acre smallholding, with a large and pretty sunny aspect patio and garden which is secure and safe for young children, there is also a lovely tree house for the children. Children are always welcome to help the owners with feeding the animals. Located in the New Forest National Park near the village of East Boldre, we have direct access to the forest where free-roaming horses, cattle and donkeys regularly pop their head over the gate to say hello! It is the ideal base for couples or families to explore the New Forest either by bike, on foot, by car or just relax in the peaceful garden. We have the added benefit of being only 1.5 miles from the Solent Coastline, and 5 minute drive to the Georgian market town of Lymington, also within a short drive you can reach the forest villages of Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Burley and Lyndhurst. We have two local pubs, each a 15 minute walk away, both serving fantastic food. You can reach the Isle of Wight by ferry which is only a 5 minute drive away.

Lisa Grisley
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

About Lisa Grisley

Lisa & Cy have lived in the New Forest for most of their lives and look forward to welcoming our guests and are more than happy to share their knowledge of the forest. The Old Piggery sits within the 3 acre grounds of Coronation Cottage which for many years was an organic rare breed pig farm. We bought the property in 2007 and completed the renovation of The Old Piggery and decided to rent it out as a holiday cottage. We run a small holding with a few sheep and once a year 4 piglets arrive to raise for the freezer, we have chickens, 2 pygmy goats, 2 cats and a very quiet, friendly labrador, Skipper. A horse will turn up in the summer too! We will always encourage any children staying to help with collecting the eggs and feeding the goats and chickens!

Lisa Grisley purchased this barn in 2007

Why Lisa Grisley chose New Forest

This area is particularly quiet and untouched by tourism but still easily accessible to the local towns and villages. The property sits away from the road down a gravel track across the forest so is exceptionally quiet but still has a village feel. We can walk straight from our front gate out into the forest which is amazing. We have two great local pubs within a couple of minutes drive which both serve fantastic food and a great local shop which sells pretty much everything!

What makes this barn unique

The main benefits of our property is the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere and our animals which are all friendly and all our guests absolutely love. The Old Piggery is warm and cosy, particularly with the wood burning stove and has sunshine nearly all day, great barbecuing in the evenings as the sun sets.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Old Piggery has been a perfect holiday destination for us, we love the peaceful location of the cottage and the wonderful animals!! With the forest on your doorstep what more could you want...West Yorkshire

What an amazing place to stay. Truly lovely hosts and accommodation. Thank you Lisa & Cy for your help and hospitality especially with advice on great walks. So nice to be surrounded by all the animals both inside the gates and out. Best accommodation and location ever experienced on holiday so far. Would love to return.. Jessie & Keith

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Old Piggery. Total peace and tranquility in the most beautiful part of the country... Carole & Eric

Many thanks for creating such a lovely environment that allowed us to enjoy a week of tranquility. The house has been really comfortable, your presence has been warm and welcoming, and the oak tree and all the birds and animals outside have been a delight. A real retreat! Thank you...Williams, Devon
Mar 2015
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Memorable family break

  • 4 of 5

With a couple of previous holidays in the New Forest, this time we decided to stay right over the other side in East Boldre. It proved to be a great location with a lovely peaceful cottage to return to after a days adventure and activities. Walking, cycling, beach trips and lovely country pubs, rounded off by the usual trip to Paultons Park which our son loved. Our 2 year old son also enjoyed waking up each morning and going to see the piglets and chickens. Having fresh eggs from the farm also made for a nice treat. The owners made our stay as comfortable as possible, finding the right balance between helping us with our basic needs and letting us have our privacy. One thing we found we missed slightly was the lack of washing machine, but probably mainly for the fact that our 2 year old was in the middle of potty training! Certainly somewhere we would highly recommend for a visit, and don't be scared by the possibility of poor weather as it wasn't great for us but the endless list of things to do meant it didn't stop us having a great time!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property & Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely comfortable property for our family holiday in the perfect location for exploring the New Forest.

Lisa & Cy were very warm & welcoming and our Daughter loved helping collect the chickens eggs!

The cottage & gardens were beautifully maintained & had all the home comforts you would need for a lovely holiday. We would highly recommend staying here & have already booked our visit for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here. The holiday cottage has everything you need and the location is excellent right in the heart of an unspoilt area of the new forest. We have two children (5 and 2) and they loved being able to feed the chickens and goats and playing in the garden. There were great walks from the cottage through the woods opposite. We had planned lots of days out but always seemed to end up coming back early to enjoy the cottage instead!

The owners were very welcoming and helpful and made our stay so enjoyable. Thank you, we look forward to returning!

Hannah & William

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a fantastic stay at The Old Piggery and thank you for your kind comments. Hope to see you again in the future!
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Great escape in the New Foret

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, beautiful setting. Accommodation exceeded expectations! ! Great for the kids safe and secure they loved the animals. Would recommend to others. Thanks to the owners Lisa and Cy.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, lovely to meet you all and hope to see you again in the future. Lisa & Cy
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A very comfortable peaceful retreat, would return

  • 4 of 5

Lovely property set in amazing surroundings, very safe for young children as totally enclosed, great base for sightseeing, walking and bike riding, would not hesitate to recommend, the resident animals kept us very entertained. Good local eateries to suit all tastes.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Spring 2017
24 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter Hols 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early summer 2017
7 Jul 2017 - 27 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
peak season 2017
28 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early autumn 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2017
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October half term
20 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit will be required on booking, with the balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival as well as a refundable damage deposit of £150.00. Prices are for 3-4 persons with a discount of £50 for 2 only.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Friday, arriving after 3pm and departing by 10am. During low season we can be flexible and can sometimes offer a minimum of 3 night stay.

Notes on prices:
We will accept a minimum of a 3 night break only during low season or if we have not taken a booking within 3 weeks of arrival. Prices are for 3 or 4 people, deduct £50 from price if only 2.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Lymington in Hampshire

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Fully tiled bathroom with quadrant shower, w.c. sink, towel heater and small airing cupboard.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed, view of the south side of garden, Bedroom 2 single bed with guest bed under to make twin beds, view of the paddocks and stable yard. A cot will be provided for 2 years and under.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Basic consumables are provided for your stay, i.e.: tea, coffee, sugar, herbs etc. we will send you a list at the time of booking. Electric heating. There is a wood burning stove for those colder evenings, one free basket of logs will be provided. Outside: It has it's own large south/south-westerly aspect garden and patio which is sunny throughout the day, particularly beautiful in the evenings. It has a picket and willow fence and shrubs which makes it secure and private, with a wonderful treehouse in the oak tree. Two lounging chairs and a picnic bench are supplied for those lovely sunny days, we also supply a small bbq and utensils if you would like to cook outside. Our guests are always welcome to go and talk to the goats, horses, sheep, chickens and pigs when we have them! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included and changed for each letting or at least each week. We also supply basic consumables for your arrival, selection of dried herbs, pepper & salt, tea, coffee,sugar, kitchen roll & toilet rolls etc. Other: We can supply a high chair and cot (supply your own bedding for cot) if required. Please request when booking.

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