Bramble Lodge - Self catering holiday cottage in Bransgore, Nr Burley, Dorset Borders, Hampshire, The New Forest, England - Sleeps 2
Bramble Lodge, is located within the picturesque New Forest National Park and affords direct access into the forest. This new detached, self-contained, cosy and secluded retreat has its own separate entrance and is perfect for couples who enjoy cycling, walking, horse riding or who want to explore this wonderful area and its many attractions.
Located at the rear of the lovely gardens of Brambles, the owners' charming cottage, Bramble Lodge has its own private parking outside the lodge and there is stabling for one horse should you want to bring your own horse away with you.
Conveniently located, Bramble Lodge is just two miles from Burley and Bransgore which are both thriving New Forest villages with plenty of shops and pubs to sample.
Not only are there excellent land-based activities to enjoy, but also the unsurpassed sailing waters nearby of the Solent and Poole Harbour. It is possible to book a day sailing on the owner's catamaran, Free Spirit, by arrangement (see owner's website for more details).
Directly from the front door you can stroll along the forest road and enjoy watching the ponies, cattle, donkeys and even pigs peacefully grazing. There are also many species of birds to be seen - and if you don't actually see them, you will certainly hear owls by night and woodpeckers by day!
Enjoy the freedom of roaming the New Forest with wonderful walks from Bramble Lodge over forest land and gently undulating heath. There are three pubs, in different directions, within approximately one and a half miles walking distance, providing you with the opportunity to explore the area by foot whilst working up an appetite and thirst! The area is also very popular with cyclists both on and off road, with picturesque rides in the Burley, Holmesley and Brockenhurst areas.
What to Do and See: Spend a morning in Christchurch and visit the beautiful 11th century Priory Church. Mudeford Quay is nearby with its lovely beaches and boats. Enjoy a game of golf at Burley Golf Club (two miles away) - a beautiful forest club where golfers and ponies roam freely together! Take a leisurely drive and follow the scenic forest road via Burley village to Lyndhurst, the capital of the New Forest (just fifteen minutes away). The famous Motor Museum at Beaulieu is also within easy reach, as are Bournemouth and Poole’s renowned beaches and a little further afield, Dorset’s Jurassic coastline. There are also markets at Ringwood (Wednesday) or Lymington (Saturday) that you can visit and stock up on provisions.
- Horse Riding Nearby
- Stables / Livery Onsite
- Near Pub/Restaurant
- Garden/Outside Area
- iPod Docking
- Bike Storage
- Internet Access
- Golf Facilities Nearby
- Off-Road Parking
- CD Player
- Kingsize Bed
- Accessible via Public Transport
Newly appointed to a high standard, the lodge offers:
- Electric heating via thermostatically controlled convector heater.
- King Size double bed and duvet with new memory foam mattress or twin beds with duvets. Please indicate your preference when booking.
- Bed linen and inside towels provided.
- Kitchen area with seating for two and combination microwave with oven and grill, electric slow cooker, fridge with freezer compartment and toaster, Kettle, automatic boiled egg maker and toasted sandwich maker.
- Brand new en-suite shower room with toilet and washbasin, along with vanity unit and heated towel rail.
- New HD television, new HD DVD player, Hi-Fi system with aux for playing iPod/MP3 player.
- Free Wi-Fi BT Broadband access.
- Cool box and picnic equipment.
Outside: Enjoy a glass of wine on the wooden deck of Bramble Lodge’s private garden area, or fire up the complimentary BBQ facilities.
Additional information: Electricity included. Safe storage for cycles. Stabling for one horse in our own stable can be arranged, with convenient vehicle and horse box access alongside. Temporary grazing could also be organised locally by prior notification.
Low Season from £330
Mid Season from £370
High Season from £400
Peak Season £450
Children: Enquire with cottage owner
Changeover Day: Friday
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Sleeps 2 people in 1 bedroom (King size double which can be set up as twin beds. Pls specify when booking)
Owner: Simon & Jean Stell click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.
Bramble Lodge joined Independent Cottages in March 2010
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Reviews and Testimonials for Bramble Lodge
Anton & Karin Lourens, London 1st April 2013
Just what we needed. A nice, relaxing long weekend in the cutest cottage with the most amazing bed! Simon & Jean, thank you so much for your warm welcome, hospitality, Easter eggs on arrival, delicious lemon & peach meringue, sharing your Hawkes Bay wine & sending us off with a lovely cup of tea & coffee as well as hot-cross buns! We definitely got more than we could ask for. Thanks again and take care XX
Alan & Jane, Merton, Oxfordshire 4th January 2013
Another enjoyable week spent at Bramble Lodge where a warm welcome is always assured. Even the weather can't spoil our enjoyment of being here. Hope to return again at the end of the year.
Pat & Sandi, York. 27th December 2012
Bramble Lodge was an adorable stop-over for Santa Claus and his helper. Helped to ease his weary bones, and he loved his chocolates!. We will be back in the coming years!
Marie & Jonny, Bristol. 22nd December 2012
We very much enjoyed our stay at Bramble Lodge. The Christmas decorations were beautiful and made it feel very homely. The walking was fantastic! We will definitely be coming back next year.
Louise & James, Chelmsford Essex. 29th October 2012
We loved this place! So relaxing and so unique! We'll be back!
Ruth & Charlie, Spreyton, Devon, 28th September 2012
Wettest storm for 30 years, never spent so much time in bed! A big one! Enjoyed meals in Burley, visited Isle of Wight, Beaulieu, and the Forest. The Lodge is central to everything.
Gillian & Stuart, Crondall, Surrey, 21st September 2012
Four day break, to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Lovely lodge, perfect getaway. Lots of walking & touring the Forest. Good weather too! Huge bed! Very comfy. Thank you Jean & Simon.
Lee, Jo & Nathaniel, Bassingbourn, Cambs, 16th September 2012.
A wonderful relaxing stay in a charming lodge and a lovely location. Jean & Simon were kind and attentive hosts, and we particularly appreciated the toys they loaned our 20 month old. Thank you!
Rose & Bob, Herne Bay, Kent, 7th September 2012
Lovely place to stay, Jean & Simon great hosts as well as Tigger! The Forest as usual, surpasses all expectations. We'll be back!!
Phillip & Karen, Horsham, W. Sussex, 28th August 2012
We have had a lovely 3 day break, the Lodge was exactly as described on the web page. Thank You.
Rachel & Ash, Nottingham, 27th August 2012
Brilliant short break. Perfect hosts & location. Have seen all sorts of wildlife, including the lovely Tigger! Thank you Jean & Simon, we will definitely be back and stay longer next time!
Kevin & Jane, Biggleswade, Beds. 24th August 2012
Picture Postcard Perfect, Ideal for our break, facilities excellent, and the BED! Butcher in Bransgore recommended for all meat. Lovely area to explore by bike, and many thanks to Simon & Jean for their hospitality.
Malcolm & Caroline, Aylesbury, Bucks. 10th August 2012.
Very friendly welcome & comfortable Lodge. Our first visit to the New Forest but certainly won't be our last. Weather was kind and lots to see and do.
Norma & Chris, Diss, Norfolk. 18th June 2012.
Lovely cosy accommodation. Bed is so comfortable! Hosts very friendly and welcoming. Thank you.
Rachel & Dave, Poole, Dorset. 8th June 2012.
The warmest welcome ever- thank you! The Lodge is romantic and sweet and exactly what we needed. The bed is so comfy we didn't get up till 2.30pm... felt relaxed from the word go. Will be back!
Kate & Tim, Mayfield, E.Sussex. 7th June 2012. (Honeymooners!)
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay (despite the weather!). Thank you for the lovely welcome and bottle of wine, and thank you Tigger for the wet footprints and cuddles!
Victoria & Frank, Retford Notts. 1st June 2012.
A wonderful welcome & fabulous week. just sad we have to leave! Everything was perfect & special especially Tigger who joined us each AM & PM. Thank you.
Gwen & David, Colne, Lancashire 18th May 2012.
A very peaceful week in a lovely setting. The New Forest again lived up to our expectations, a little piece of paradise. We even had some sun!
Tony & Caryll, Canterbury, Kent, 11 May 2012.
Warm and helpful welcome. Everything we needed for a few days break. Carpenters Arms fed us well! Wonderful area for cycling - better if the weather is dry!
Betty & Lynda, Barnstaple/Bideford Devon, Returning Guests 3rd April 2012.
Another happy, relaxing few days in delightful Bramble Lodge. A super welcome from Tigger and, of course, yourselves! Hopefully we will return again soon.
Alan & Jane, Merton Oxfordshire, 3rd January 2012. (New Year)
Just what we were looking for. A peaceful retreat for a few days. Many thanks for the friendly welcome. Hope to visit again.
Claudette & Gerry, Northcliffe Western Australia, 5th November 2011
A beautiful haven full of bird song. Welcoming host. We would love to come back one day. Thank you so much Jean & Simon.