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Gardener's Retreat

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7 Nights  

  • £695  to  £1950

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Short Breaks

  • £ Enquire
    2 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Gardener's Retreat

Gardener's Retreat is less than a two-hour drive from central London, yet a peaceful world away from the stress of city life. Set back from a quiet lane with a large, private garden, it is only a 300-metre walk from the centre of Burley village and the popular Burley Inn. Recently renovated, it sleeps six guests in three bedrooms and is ideal for families. The owner has two other properties nearby which, when hired together, can sleep up to fourteen people to offer the perfect solution to holidaying with your extended family or friends.

The New Forest National Park is like something from an Enid Blyton book. Thatched cottages, forests with towering ancient trees, beautiful beaches and charming villages connected by miles of footpaths, cycling routes and bridleways. The pace of life slows here in the nicest possible way, giving you time to enjoy a pint or two of locally brewed beer or cider and a home cooked meal at a country pub. Burley has three pubs, including the 16th Century Queen’s Head that was a favourite with smugglers and highwaymen. These days, the only thing likely to hold you up on the road is one of Burley's free-roaming New Forest ponies, or possibly the horse-drawn wagon that takes visitors around the village.

Burley is ideal if you like being active as there is a challenging nine hole golf course, cycle hire, coarse fishing, and the chance to go on a deer safari in Burley Park. There are countless fantastic activities in the New Forest, whatever the weather. Get outdoors and see the Rufus Stone, go to Lepe Country Park or Moors Valley Country Park, try a high-rope course or go canoeing or water skiing, or walk along the forty miles of coastline and enjoy the views over the Solent to the Isle of Wight.

If it is raining, head indoors to Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Ringwood Brewery or Hurst Castle. Visit the New Forest Centre in Lyndhurst and find out more about the people and history of the area, or head to the pretty Georgian market town of Lymington with its shops, cafes and art gallery and museum. Buckler’s Hard has an excellent maritime museum; while being on the western side of the New Forest means Burley is close to Bournemouth and Poole.

It does not matter if you are on holiday with just your family or are meeting up with others, the New Forest offers a wealth of fun for everyone.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Nicole joined Independent Cottages in January 2018

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The New Forest)

Accommodation Comprises:

Gardener's Retreat has been refurbished to a high standard by the owners, putting a great deal of thought into ensuring their guests have a wonderful stay, upgrading it with touches like handmade mattresses, underfloor heating and unlimited fibre-optic WiFi.

Accommodation Comprises:


  • Sitting room comfortably furnished with leathers sofas and a Freeview Smart TV with apps such as Amazon, Netflix, Spotify, You Tube etc. A fireplace with a wood burning stove ensures guests are toasty warm on even the chilliest winter night.
  • Dining room with table and seating for six. This leads into...
  • Conservatory with nice views over the garden and surrounding fields.
  • Kitchen which offers a lovely mix of contemporary and classic country style. The fitted kitchen includes a butler's sink, dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Double bedroom featuring a gorgeous king-size bed, wooden floors, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables with reading lights.
  • Entrance/boot room area where you can store coats, boots and outdoor gear. This leads off to a separate cloakroom with WC and handbasin.


  • The master bedroom has a handsome oak king-size bed, clothes storage and windows overlooking the garden.
  • A twin bedroom has two full-sized single beds, ornate fireplace (not working), clothes storage and neutral decor to suit either children or adults. It also has garden views.
  • The family bathroom has a double-ended bath for a long soak, separate walk-in shower, heated towel rail, WC and basin.

Outside: A large lawned garden with terrace (including BBQ) provides plenty of space for relaxing and alfresco dining. There is private parking for two cars. The village is just a short stroll away.

Additional Information: All utilities are included, as are linen and towels, although guests are requested to bring their own beach towels. Short breaks are possible, depending on availability. The owner has two other properties close by which sleep a total of fourteen people when hired together with Gardener's Retreat. One well-behaved dog welcome by prior arrangement. No smoking.

Gardener's Retreat Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (2 Kings & 1 Twin)
1 dog welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £695
To £1950
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
Please note - Gardener's Retreat sleeps 6 people.The owner has 3 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 14 guests.
Dining capacity - Up to 8.
Pricing - Contact owner for group prices.
All male groups - No
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Gardener's Retreat 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 8th November 2023

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