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7 Nights See prices

  • £590  to  £2190

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Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    5 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Open Fire

About Graylands Cottage

Graylands Cottage sleeps two to eight guests in five bedrooms and provides secluded self-catering in an old Forester's Cottage. Glorious views over the New Forest National Park restore the soul! Guests can immerse themselves in the natural beauty of this haven, visited by an abundance of wildlife including numerous feathered friends and deer.

Perfect for families who want to visit this popular holiday destination, Graylands Cottage welcomes dogs and also offers a ten percent discount for couples booking. Seventy percent of guests are repeat visitors to Graylands, due to its lovely homely atmosphere and beautiful location. It is rare to find somewhere in the Forest which has walks from the door, welcomes pets, and is family friendly.

For those who enjoy walking, the tracks and trails of the New Forest start straight from the cottage gate allowing you to explore the area by foot. Why not walk out for lunch or supper at one of the local pubs? The nearest is only half a mile away. Fishing, pony trekking and golf are also available locally as well as an indoor swimming pool for children.

The area has an abundance of attractions to entertain all ages. Just ten minutes drive (or a two mile walk) is Fordingbridge, offering a wide selection of places to shop and eat. On the way to the market town of Ringwood is the Hampshire Wildlife Trust and also a lake for water skiing. Visit the pretty villages and towns of Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst (the 'capital of the Forest' with a tourist information centre) and Beaulieu, the home to the National Car Museum to name just a few. Or explore slightly further afield and visit Salisbury with its majestic cathedral, world famous Stonehenge, Paulton's Park (the kids will love Peppa Pig World!), Bournemouth and Christchurch on the coast and Lymington, the gateway to the Isle of Wight (why not take the ferry for a day trip!).

Stay locally and enjoy picnics in the forest where the little ones can build dams, play pooh sticks and have a good splash around. For stocking up on provisions there is a nearby shop within walking distance across the fields at Sandyballs.

Alternatively, simply relax and soak up the incredible views over the valley and New Forest with nothing to disturb you apart from the sound of bird song.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Ian Bruce joined Independent Cottages in July 2016

Enquire online:


Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (The New Forest)

Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor

  • Living room that is configured in an 'L' shape and has a dining table with eight chairs, comfy seating in front of the open fire for relaxing after supper, television, beams and large picture windows that let the outside flood in (great for wildlife spotting!).
  • Kitchen which combines a 'vintage' feel with modern facilities including a Butler sink, fridge (with freezer), toaster, kettle and electric stove.
  • Bedroom with small four foot double bed (wheelchair accessible) conveniently located next to...
  • Spacious wetroom with shower, WC and wash basin.
  • Single bedroom which is also ideal for those with limited mobility having a wheelchair accessible WC with wash basin, and French doors that lead out to the patio and garden (level access).

First floor

  • Double bedroom with a balcony allowing you to wake up to wonderful views over the forest. This room has a washbasin.
  • Second double bedroom which also has stunning valley views, and an original fireplace which adds to the charm.
  • Bunk bedroom with cupboards and dressing table, plus lovely views over the valley.
  • Bathroom with bath, wash basin and WC.

Additional information: Friday changeover is the norm but some Saturday changeovers may be available during the year. Dogs are welcome but guests are requested to fully hoover and clear up after them to remove all hair and any mess in the garden. Children welcome. The property is suitable for those in a wheelchair with assistance. Strictly no smoking inside the cottage. Duvets, pillow and blankets are provided but please bring your own bed linen, towels and tea towels (bed linen is available at the point of booking at an additional charge of £30 per bed per rental if needed). Heating is provided by the log fire in the sitting room and electric radiators (thermostatically controlled) with the exception of two bedrooms and bathrooms which are heated via oil fired radiators. Logs can be purchased at cost. There is phone in the cottage which guests can use for receiving and making calls (please leave money in the honesty box). WiFi is available. Generally it’s a good service, but occasionally runs slow.

Graylands Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 20th May 2022 - Thu, 26th May 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 27th May 2022 - Thu, 2nd Jun 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 3rd Jun 2022 - Thu, 30th Jun 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 1st Jul 2022 - Thu, 7th Jul 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 8th Jul 2022 - Thu, 14th Jul 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 15th Jul 2022 - Thu, 21st Jul 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 22nd Jul 2022 - Thu, 1st Sep 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2-8 in 5 bedrooms (2 Doubles, 1 Small Double, 1 Bunk Room & 1 Single accessible)
2 dogs welcome
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
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.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7967 007642 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Ian Bruce
Member Since July 2016

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Graylands Cottage Noticeboard

! Two people only, visiting, attract a 10% discount
! Visitors from before 2021 attract a 15% discount
! We take extra precautions because of C virus.
! As part of the New Forest’s efforts to ensure it is a “green” destination, guest bookings where no-one comes by car (nor uses one during their stay), are entitled to a 5% discount.

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Graylands Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 20th May 2022
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