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Heather Cottage

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £900
    Low season
  • £2200
    Peak season


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  • Unavailable
Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Short Breaks From

  • £ Enquire
    (3 night min all year)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Open Fire
  • Off-Road Parking

About Heather Cottage

Heather Cottage is the type of place where kids can be kids, and where parents can relax and enjoy the fact that there are woodlands and fields which offer far more fun and distraction than a screen ever could! The house, which sleeps up to nine people in four bedrooms, is perfect for large families, cousins and friends to stay together. It is in Brockenhurst, a few steps across a quiet country lane to the sort of woodland for which the New Forest National Park is famous.

The popular Pig restaurant is only a 10-minute walk away, giving you an excellent alternative to staying in and cooking. They also offer seasonal foraging tours so you can find your own deliciously fresh ingredients. Brockenhurst itself is a lively village (New Forest 'lively', that is!) with good amenities, shops and cafes.

Whatever time of year you visit, there is always a reason to be outdoors in the New Forest National Park. Come in spring, when the newborn foals are finding their legs, or in autumn when the park's five different species of deer are showing off to attract a mate. There is a copse of ancient oak trees within sight of the house, and it is not uncommon to see New Forest Ponies and red deer stags congregating nearby - a truly amazing sight!

Cycling in the New Forest is a joy, and Heather Cottage comes with four adult mountain bikes and four child-size mountain bikes so you can really explore the region. There is also a bike shop in Brockenhurst where you can arrange bike hire if you need more bikes or different sizes. The six-mile route to Lyndhurst is lots of fun, with all but a tiny portion of it off-road. If you really want to stretch your legs and work up an appetite, you can cycle the loop to Beaulieu, passing through Buckler's Hard and Hatchet Pond, in 3-4 hours.

Horse riding is another favourite way to enjoy the scenery and there are excellent stables a few doors down from Heather's Cottage (you can see their horses grazing in the field behind the house). Alternatively, lace up your walking boots and set stride on 140 miles of footpaths and 40 miles of coastline.

If you fancy a change of scenery then there are lots of attractions in the New Forest to discover. Beaulieu House and the National Motor Museum is a full day of fun, or visit the pretty Georgian town of Lymington where there is an excellent market, a vibrant harbour (why not take the ferry to the Isle of Wight for the day?) and a summer open-air swimming pool.

Take time out of your busy life to relax with all your favourite people at Heather Cottage. A fabulous retreat where there is enough space for kids to climb trees, build dens, and forage for wood for toasting marshmallows over smoky campfires, whilst adults leave the stresses of modern life behind and relive the simple joys of their childhood.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

New Forest Escapes joined Independent Cottages in July 2012

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Piano
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The New Forest)

Accommodation Comprises:

The owners of Heather Cottage have created the perfect contemporary country bolt hole. The decor and furnishings are relaxed and welcoming - the sort of place where you can truly breathe out and enjoy the sensation of doing as little as you please.


  • The kitchen is the centrepiece of this home. It stretches the entire depth of the house and has a large dining table that comfortably sits 8-10 people. The layout of the kitchen and good quality appliances mean that catering is a breeze, whether you are making eggs and soldiers for toddlers or doing a roast dinner with all the trimmings for 10. A dishwasher helps to make light work of the cleaning up (and saves the arguments about who will dry!)
  • There are two living areas downstairs, both of which open onto a south-facing deck that runs the full width of the house and becomes an open-air living room in summer.
  • The smaller of the two living rooms is great for kids. It has a couch, a television, and a choice of family-friendly games.
  • The larger living room is perfect for adults to enjoy some child-free peace. As well as a television and music system, it has a piano, two deep couches and an open fireplace.
  • A single and a double bedroom are at the rear of the house, overlooking the deck and the garden to the fields beyond. The double room has an exposed brick chimney breast and a gorgeous cast-iron art deco decorative fireplace.
  • The single room has a cabin bed with a single bed above a desk. It is perfect for a child with a sense of adventure who will enjoy climbing into a top bunk without having to share their bedroom.
  • A great feature of this house is the annexe-like room with a sofa/single bed on the ground floor, together with a small kitchenette and wardrobe, with a ladder leading to a king-sized bed set snugly under the eaves. A dormer window has sensational New Forest views and the lack of light pollution makes the star gazing here incredible on a cloudless night.
  • A cloakroom has a WC and a handbasin.


  • The upstairs double bedroom is fresh and light, decorated in white and soft blue. Although it is under the eaves there is good ceiling height, and a dormer window adds to the sense of space. The room is large enough for a cot and has an en-suite with a corner shower, WC and handbasin.
  • The second bedroom upstairs is another comfortable double.
  • A family bathroom has a bath with a shower above, heated towel rail, WC and hand basin.

Outside: A new deck runs along the rear of the house, facing south to get the most benefit from the sunshine. It has a table with parasol and chairs, and an outdoor sofa and chairs so can be used as an extension of the living and dining room. On summer evenings, you may be lucky enough to see red deer grazing. The garden is large and flat, with an enclosed trampoline and lots of room to run around. There is off street parking for up to four cars.

Additional Information: The house has central heating and WiFi, and all utilities, linen and towels are included. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome with prior agreement from the owner. No smoking.

Heather Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 9 in 4 bedrooms (4 Double, 1 Single)
2 Dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £900
Mid Season from £1200
High Season from £1600
Peak Season £2200
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - No
All female groups - No
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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New Forest Escapes
Member Since July 2012

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