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7 Nights See prices

  • £850  to  £2195

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Short Breaks From

  • £143 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

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£700 Fri, 3 Dec 2021
7 nights - Save £200 - Late escape

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About Helmsdale

Helmsdale certainly has the wow factor! This spacious holiday home delivers everything visitors love about the New Forest, including peaceful surroundings, lots of space, and authentic chocolate box charm. The three-bedroom property is only a short walk from Burley village centre, making shops, cafes, and welcoming pubs all conveniently close. Helmsdale is perfect for families or friends, accommodating six people in three bedrooms (two are nice and large!) with the potential for two further guests to sleep on the comfortable sofa bed. Bookings are available all year round, so you won't have to wait long for your next New Forest escape.

Burley is in the southwest quadrant of the national park. It's a friendly village with a chequered past. When settling in for a pint in the Stable Bar at The Queen's Head, be mindful that you might be sitting where smugglers planned to disperse their contraband, some of which was stored in a hidden cellar under the floor. The Queen's Head and the Burley Inn both serve tasty meals and are within a five-minute walk of Helmsdale, meaning you can go out for dinner without needing a taxi or a designated driver. Speaking of driving, the Burley Wagon, pulled by giant (but gentle) heavy horses, leaves from outside the pub, following well-worn tracks around the village and surrounding forest. Other notable Burley attractions include the Coven of Witches shop and the famous Burley Fudge Shop. New Forest Cider is just down the road from Helmsdale, with a popular cafe/restaurant as well as an excellent shop selling the local tipple. A 20 minute walk through the forest from the cottage will bring you to The White Buck Inn.

There are endless miles of footpaths and cycling routes accessible from Helmsdale and Burley village centre, with bicycle hire available locally if you don't have your own wheels. Local attractions include the New Forest Water Park, the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Paulton's Park and Peppa Pig World, and Buckler's Hard. The Hampshire coastline and beautiful beaches like Milford on Sea are around 20 minutes drive, and you can take the ferry from Lymington to the Isle of Wight for a day trip.

There are lots of reasons people visit the New Forest. For some, it's the opportunity to spend time away from noise and bustle, enjoying long walks and leisurely bike rides through ancient forests and moors. Others love the traditional appeal of thatched cottages and free-roaming ponies, and the prospect of fantastic food is always tempting. The New Forest is a place where kids can climb trees, build dens and enjoy simple adventures without a screen in sight. It's a place where friends can catch up over pub meals after a day exploring historic properties and specialist museums, creating new memories to add to decades of friendship. Whatever your reason for booking a holiday cottage in the New Forest, you'll find Helmsdale a welcoming retreat.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Mrs Diane Phillips joined Independent Cottages in May 2021


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The New Forest)

Accommodation Comprises:

Helmsdale is a detached family home set back from the road behind a wooden gate. There is lots of space at the front for parking and pretty cottage gardens to the rear for relaxing when the sun shines. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • Lovely lounge with glazed French doors opening onto the rear terrace and windows overlooking the front gardens. There is ample seating, including a sofa that opens into a double sofa bed. Please let the owner know when booking if this will be required. There is a 50" Smart TV and the cottage has WiFi.
  • Separate dining area with a solid wood table seats eight people and multi-aspect views over the front garden and the woodland across the road.
  • Country kitchen with beautifully crafted kitchen cupboards stocked with glasses, plates, bowls and other essentials for cooking and serving meals. There's an Aga plus a separate Stoves electric cooker, a ceramic butler's sink, and a dishwasher. The kitchen has a round table to seat four people and is ideal for lazy breakfasts while the kids play outside.
  • Cloakroom with a WC, handbasin and heated handrail.


  • Two of the three double bedrooms are large and have kingsized beds with bedside tables and reading lights, wardrobes and chest of drawers. All beds are made up for the arrival of guests, and bath towels are provided.
  • Third bedroom with zip and link beds that can either be two single beds or one kingsized bed (please let the owner know your preference when booking), plus a wardrobe.
  • Large family bathroom with a walk-in shower, bath with a handheld shower attachment, heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin. There are two radiators and an illuminated mirror with shaver point.

Outside: Park close to the door and crunch over the gravel to reach the front door, protected by a timber canopy covered with climbing plants. A cattle grid prevents any curious ponies from coming in to nibble the garden. The fenced rear garden is mainly lawn and has a large picnic table with sun shade and a charcoal BBQ.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath/hand towels are all included. Sorry but no pets. Stair gates and a travel cot (no bedding) are available. Smoking is not permitted.

Helmsdale Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 12th Nov 2021 - Thu, 16th Dec 2021
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £675 | 4 nights: £675

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 17th Dec 2021 - Thu, 6th Jan 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6+2 in 3 bedrooms (2 Kings, 1 Twin/Super King, 1 Sofa Bed)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, 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)7894 089668 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Mrs Diane Phillips
Member Since May 2021

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Last Minute Offers

Fri, 3 Dec 2021 for 7 nights, £700
Save £200. Late escape
Fri, 10 Dec 2021 for 3 nights, £525
Save £100. Late escape
Mon, 13 Dec 2021 for 5 nights, £600
Save £175. Late escape
Sun, 2 Jan 2022 for 5 nights, £995
Save £600. Special offer

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* Calendar last updated: 22nd November 2021

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