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7 Nights See prices

  • £700
    All year

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Short Breaks From

  • £100 p/night
    2 night min. (off peak only)

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£90 Fri, 31 May 2024
1 nights - A rare 1 night perhaps enjoy dinner in the village pub, explore the vibrant Saturday market then a beach/forest walk. Add £10 each for a 3/4th guest, children welcome & Paultons/Peppa pig are nearby!

Key Information

  • Sleeps

    2-4

  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children

    Yes

  • WiFi

    No

  • Dogs

    Sorry
    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms

    1

  • Access

    Stairs

  • Beach Nearby

About Forest Barn

Forest Barn has super host status and has welcomed guests since 2008 its quiet yet accessible location offering flexible sleeping with both a king-size bed plus additional single and trundle bed makes it ideal families, couple and friend groups. The open plan layout provides sociable space and with a large garden to relax. The field is home to chickens & ducks and attracts lots of wildlife including deer! The barn is a separate building to the hosts house providing a private south facing patio over looking the garden and a west facing seating area for shade and evening sun. There is a large driveway for off lane parking behind an electric gate. If you bring bikes there is a washdown place and shed for storage, or you can hiring bikes locally. Hosts are happy to share their knowledge of the area and let you relax in private, but on hand if needed.

Bashley is in a great location between the forest and the sea, putting all of the area’s best attraction within easy reach. The village has two pubs (one with a large children's wooden play castle and views of the open forest where cattle and ponies congregate), a garden centre with tea rooms, fishing lakes, riding stables and also a village shop and farm shop for provisions, located within walking distance at the end of the lane. The Waterloo train line stops at New Milton and is a 5 minute taxi ride away or hire a car at the station. Bournemouth and Southampton airports are within 45 min drive and you can catch the train from Southampton airport to New Milton. 

It is protective National Park status that gives the New Forest its natural appeal. If you visited as a child, you will find much of it the same. The ancient woodland, leafy country lanes, thatched cottages and free-roaming ponies, cattle and deer are all still there, but now they are joined with excellent way-marked walking paths, cycle paths and bridleways. There are too many miles of them to count and certainly more than enough to give everyone the opportunity to spend time enjoying the magnificent landscape. The owner provides information on local walks and attractions in the 'what to do' folder but a couple of favourites are: The walk from Milford along Hurst Spit to visit the castle, coming back via boat to Keyhaven and then walking along the seawalls/bird sanctuary back to Milford; Or crabbing at Mudeford Quay, followed by a short five minute boat trip onto Hengistbury Head where you can walk along the beach and up to the Head to take in the amazing views of Christchurch Harbour and out towards the Needles and across to Bournemouth. From here you can then return back by land train along the inner water which arrives back at the boat.

It really doesn’t matter what season you visit or what the weather is doing, as the New Forest is packed with excellent attractions. Paultons Park (home to Peppa Pig World) is twenty five minutes away by car and one of the areas top attractions for children. Beaulieu National Motor Museum together with the house and grounds is a full day of fun, or visit Buckler's Hard (great for maritime enthusiasts and a nice walk along the river from Beaulieu) and Exbury Gardens (glorious when ablaze with spring colour). The Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum is another attraction for motor enthusiasts and conveniently within walking distance of Forest Barn.

Spend time admiring the Georgian buildings in Lymington (the bustling Saturday morning market is an excellent place to buy fresh local produce) and maybe take a day-trip across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Lyndhurst and Ringwood are vibrant towns (though they can get busy at weekends) or visit one of the quieter picturesque villages such as Brockenhurst or Burley. Located on the Bournemouth side of the forest, there are no shortage of opportunities for day trips out by the sea whilst staying at Forest Barn. Some seven miles of beaches (accessible approximately twenty minutes from Forest Barn) stretching from Hengistbury Head to Sandbanks, with Bournemouth in between, provide plenty of opportunity for seaside fun.

The New Forest is a timeless holiday destination which is as appealing now as it ever has been, and you will receive a very warm welcome when you stay at Forest Barn which has a 5* superhost status.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Kay Mills joined Independent Cottages in September 2017


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby

Location (The New Forest)

Accommodation Comprises:

The accommodation at Forest Barn is laid out in a studio style, with an open plan sleeping and living area, separate shower room and kitchen diner.

Ground Floor:

  • The modern fitted kitchen includes a dishwasher and combination microwave oven/grill together with all necessary cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils.
  • The dining area has an extendable wooden table to seat four, with a highchair available on request. A door opens from the dining area into the back garden and patio area.
  • A shower room is well supplied with hot water from an efficient combi boiler. It has a shower, hand basin and WC.

First Floor:

  • Stairs lead from the kitchen/dining room to an open plan living and sleeping area.
  • The bedroom area has a king sized bed, 2’6”single bed and pull-out single trundle bed. A travel cot can be provided on request.
  • The seating area has two arm chairs and a sofa, TV and DVD player (Wii console and games also provided for guest entertainment).
  • A hairdryer, iron and iron board are provided.

Outside: A spacious garden provides ample room for children to run and play and there is outdoor equipment to appeal to younger guests. A paved patio area with garden furniture and BBQ is a lovely place to start the day with a cup of tea or to eat an evening meal. There is undercover bike storage and a wash-down hose area. Off-road parking.

Additional Information: Forest Barn is an independent building from the owners' residence and they are on hand if you have any questions about the property or the local area. All towels, utilities and linen are included in the price. Short breaks are available (two night minimum). Changeover day is flexible in low and mid seasons. In high season check in day is Saturday to Saturday. No smoking or vaping in the barn or garden. No pets.

Please note: The stairs are steep and open-plan so are not suitable for anyone with mobility issues or small unsupervised children.

Forest Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Mon, 1st Jan 2024 - Fri, 21st Jun 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £200 | 3 nights: £300 | 4 nights: £400 | 5 nights: £500 | 6 nights: £600
Additional Notes: Our easy all year rate is for a couple. Add £10 per night per 3/4th guest. £25 cleaning fee per booking.

7 Nights
£700

2 Nights
£200


Sat, 22nd Jun 2024 - Fri, 20th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Our easy all year rate is for a couple. Add £10 per night per 3/4th guest. £40 cleaning fee per booking.

7 Nights
£700

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2-4 in 1 bedroom (King + Single & Trundle bed +travel cot)
Children:
Yes
Dogs/Pets:
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Accessibility:
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
Smoking:
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Flexible
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7933 265602 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Kay Mills
Member Since September 2017

Forest Barn Noticeboard

Our standard nightly rate applies all year, not increased during holidays or reduce when the heating is on! Explore the national park, south coast, villages, eateries, tourist attractions including Paultons, peppa pig, Beaulieu motor museum & the vibrant Lymington Saturday market. The peaceful garden is ideal for an alfresco summer meal & warm with games, books & films for winter. Price includes bedding, towels, basics etc Cleaning charge per stay is £30. Children welcome.

Last Minute Offers

Fri, 31 May 2024 for 1 nights, £90
A rare 1 night perhaps enjoy dinner in the village pub, explore the vibrant Saturday market then a beach/forest walk. Add £10 each for a 3/4th guest, children welcome & Paultons/Peppa pig are nearby!
Tue, 4 Jun 2024 for 2 nights, £180
Explore the New forest, southcoast, villages and attractions. Eat, walk, relax! Bring a 3/4th guest for £20 each.
Mon, 10 Jun 2024 for 5 nights, £450
A short break to explore the national park & we can provide an itinerary to ensure you see the best bits. Bring a 3/4th guest for £50 each.
Sat, 22 Jun 2024 for 7 nights, £665
Fill a week exploring the delights of the New forest national park, beautiful coast walks and beaches. Ask for an itinerary so you don’t miss the highlights! Bring a 3/4th guest for £70 each.
Sat, 29 Jun 2024 for 7 nights, £665
Fill a week exploring the delights of the New forest national park, beautiful coast walks and beaches. Ask for an itinerary so you don’t miss the highlights! Bring a 3/4th guest for £70 each.
Sat, 3 Aug 2024 for 28 nights, £2500
Explore fully the New Forest & South coast, with many attractions but with time to add trips to visit the Isle of Wight, Jurassic coast, Portsmouth Docks, Stonehenge and more. Couples offer.

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Forest Barn 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 20th May 2024

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