- Property code: A586
- Changeover day: Friday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Central heating
- Parking (see description for details)
- Direct forest access
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Nearby shop
- Short breaks available
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
This charming, cosy, detached traditional New Forest cottage built around 1840, which is full of character, nestles on the edge of open forest on the outskirts of the popular village of Lyndhurst. Sleeping up to seven people in four bedrooms with two bathrooms and comfortable entertaining spaces the house exudes an ambiance of relaxation and welcome for a wonderful family holiday. The house has been under the same family ownership for many years and they have created a truly delightful holiday home with many personal touches. With direct forest access from the front gate, Bench Cottage overlooks Boltons Bench, the historic landmark which sits under a giant yew tree and commemorates the 18th century New Forest Master Keeper, the Duke of Bolton.
With just a short walk to the bustling High Street of Lyndhurst, with its many shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes, the cottage is set on the edge of the New Forest heathland and moorland where ponies, cattle and deer roam freely.
Paultons Park with Peppa Pig World and Beaulieu Motor Museum are within a short drive as are the pretty New Forest villages of Brockenhurst and Beaulieu. If you are wanting an active holiday then you can walk and cycle for miles on the gravel tracks whilst enjoying stunning scenery directly from this cottage.
Entrance into snug with wooden floors, views over the open forest and seating.
Basic kitchen with free standing gas cooker incorporating eyelet grill, microwave, dishwasher, small fridge with freezer compartment and kitchen table with seating for 6.
Door from the kitchen leads to a small conservatory which is suitable for use during the summer months.
Dining room with dining table and chairs for eight people.
Lounge with feature non-working fireplace, TV, DVD player, two comfortable sofas and two chairs and views over the open forest.
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, door to rear garden.
Ground floor shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC.
Steep cottage stairs to first floor (please be aware of low ceiling).
Bedroom 1 with small 4ft double and view over Boltons Bench.
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4ft 6in) and cot (please bring own bedding).
Bedroom 3 with twin single beds (3ft) and wash hand basin, view over Boltons Bench.
Bedroom 4 with double bed (4ft 6in).
Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
Approached along a short gravel track, Bench Cottage has a mature, private and enclosed rear cottage garden with a small lawn and patio area with garden furniture. From the front gate, direct forest access extends for miles with deer, ponies, cows and birdlife all on the doorstep.
Outside the property on grass for up to two cars.
Included Bed linen and towels, (please bring own beach towels), electricity, central heating (gas) and WIFI. Cot (please bring own bedding) and highchair available.
Children All ages welcome.
Pets Regret no pets.
Telephone There is a telephone for incoming and outgoing local calls. Mobile signal variable.
Bicycle storage Available uncovered in the rear garden.
Beach Lepe 12 miles.
Shops Within walking distance.
Pubs Several within walking distance.
Short Breaks Available low season bookable any time, mid and high season two weeks prior to holiday start date.
We had a lovely stay, the place is beautiful, it's a shame the cattle grid into the council office next door is so noisy in the mornings.
A lovely 10 days heightened by the serenity of the New Forest, its animals and this charming cottage. Undoubtedly we will be back!
We've enjoyed a perfect getaway, blessed with beautiful weather. Lots to do (for us and the kids.... Peppa Pig world was a hit!), really enjoyed Studland Bay Beach and walks at Bolderwood.
Lovely Cottage, we really enjoyed our Christmas break, perfect location and very nicely presented, would like to visit in Easter or the Summer.
Had a lovely long weekend at Bench Cottage. Explored the local pubs and forest during the days and spent 3 cosy evenings in drinking and eating in the cottage. Thank you for a great stay!
Yes enjoyed stay. Kitchen- especially the gas cooker with eye-level grill was very dated. I did little cooking as a result. Your 3 star ranking was spot on.
Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to advise that the cooker has now been replaced at Bench Cottage. We hope you will return to the cottage again in the future.
- The New Forest Cottages Team
We loved Bench Cottage - a lovely house, with everything we needed, and a great location.
Brilliant place to stay, a real character cottage. Love that you can wander up to the village, where there’s a great French Cafe & other eateries or out the gate & onto the heath & into the forest.