West facing views across open Forest, comfortable, well equipped, versatile sleeping accommodation, child bike dog & pony heaven 5 mins walk shop & pub
Spacious, comfortable self catering accommodation on the open New Forest at East Boldre, near Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire. Sleeps 2 – 6 guests for full weeks, up to 8 for short breaks, Bartley Barn welcomes couples, families and family groups, with or without your pet dog/s and ponies. Fantastic location right on the open forest, with far reaching views over the open heathland to the west. Within a couple of minutes' stroll of picturesque Hatchet Pond and its spectacular, much photographed sunsets. Perfect base for miles of off road walking, running, cycling and horse riding in the New Forest – all literally from your front gate. Our self contained, self catering accommodation with its own dog proof, sunny terrace overlooking our small paddock, is a modern barn style building which also contains our garage. We live full time in Bartley House next door, so we’re normally here if you need us - but we won’t disturb you if you don't! The flexible layout of the Barn enables it to provide a cosy forest retreat for a couple, just as easily as enough beds and living space for up to 8 for a short break. For couples there’s a choice between the convenient downstairs double bedroom which overlooks our patio and garden, or the more private upstairs bedroom area with restricted headroom which is reached via a spiral staircase. For families and friends there is a total of 6 beds upstairs as well as the downstairs bedroom – perfect for mixed generation family groups. There’s even a sofa bed in the living room for overflow. We welcome dog owners with (normally up to 2) well behaved dogs – our forest is doggy heaven so it would be mean not to! However we are also very mindful of our guests without pets and the accommodation is cleaned from top to toe at changeover. Our small paddock with field shelter can be booked by arrangement if you wish to bring your pet horses or ponies – the paddock is right next to your private terrace so they can even watch you eating breakfast! East Boldre is a traditional forest village which unlike some of the better known New Forest towns changes little between low and high season. We are proud to boast a well stocked stores & post office and a friendly garage within 5 minutes walk, plus a little further on the Turfcutter’s Arms which serves plentiful good food and welcomes dogs. There is also a well equipped children’s playground in a picturesque forest setting, a very pleasant walk across the forest from Bartley Barn. East Boldre enjoys a very convenient location in the south east of the New Forest between Beaulieu (with its famous Motor Museum), Brockenhurst and Lymington, with easy road access to the major towns of Southampton and Bournemouth. Bartley Barn is a great base to explore the New Forest - do come and visit!
Top Traveller Review
Highly recommend this beautiful cottage
About the Owner
We've lived in the New Forest for the last 20 years, and I grew up here too. We've been providing holiday accommodation for well over 10 years, we live on site, and we're happy to leave you alone or be helpful, whatever you prefer! We also run a local marketing business and own a website about Lymington - so we know lots about what's going on!
Guestbook comments from the owner
"We arrived to a friendly welcome from Bill & Jane and were very pleasantly surprised by the facilities at Bartley Barn, VERY clean and comfortable and we couldn't think of a thing we needed which hadn't been provided."
1 holidaymaker review
Highly recommend this beautiful cottage
Beautiful location, hosts were extremely friendly and very knowledgable of the area and advised us of the best beaches to visit etc. They were very helpful and we fully enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Bartley barn
From the Owner
“If you enjoy big spaces and plenty of outdoors activity, there's no better place to bring up your children and to live for as long as you can!”
Activity and Interests
Small Solent beach 4 miles, swimming (pebble) beaches at Milford and Lepe both 8 miles. Sandy beaches 15 miles.
Main line station Brockenhurst 6 miles. Car recommended but not essential especially for short breaks.
5 minutes walk local shop, garage, friendly forest dog and child friendly pub with good ales and food. 2 miles Beaulieu Motor Museum. 5 miles Lymington with market, restaurants, independent shops, supermarkets, ferry to Isle of Wight.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£50|
Check availability on website, phone or email enquires welcome. We send booking form for completion with normally £100 deposit on booking, full payment 6 weeks before. Bank transfer or cheques accepted. Refundable cleaning deposit £50
Friday and Monday. Arrivals 4 pm, departures 11 am.
£100 rental deposit payable on booking, balance 6 weeks before holiday. Bookings less than 6 weeks before holiday, full rental due with booking.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Literally from the front gate it's possible to walk, cycle, horse ride for many many miles without ever having to use a road - only occasionally to cross one!”
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishwasher ...
- Freezer ...
- Kitchen ...
- Microwave ...
- Oven ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Hob ...
- Toaster ...
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair inaccessible ...
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- One downstairs shower room with WC, basin and large shower cubicle with powerful shower, heated towel rail.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Downstairs double bedroom. Upstairs restricted headroom semi open plan bedroom area reached via spiral staircase: double, 2 singles, and super king with 2 mattresses which doubles as 2 singles. Sofa bed in living room.
- Outside: Main entrance is via private west facing dog proof terrace with table, dining and comfy chairs, and bbq. Behind kitchen is small east facing wooden deck overlooking owners garden. Beside terrace is small paddock with field shelter - horses/ponies can come on holiday with you! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and plenty of towels included in rental price, full cleaning at every changeover.