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  • £642  to  £770

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Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About Keepings

If you are looking for a 'chocolate box' thatched cottage to enjoy a holiday in the New Forest then look no further! Keepings sleeps two guests and is a delightful cob dog-friendly cottage that dates back some three hundred and fifty years. Ideally placed in the New Forest National Park, the cottage affords an enviable position where you will see ponies and donkeys wandering past.

Guests can soak up the tranquil atmosphere from the garden during the summer months (barbecue and outdoor furniture provided) and enjoy cosy nights in front of the fire if the evening turns chilly.

Keepings is situated equidistant from the picturesque village of Beaulieu and Lymington, known as the 'capital of the forest' where you will find a good selection of shops, eating establishments, takeaways and a tourist information office to help you plan your stay. The area offers a host of attractions and great days out including Exbury Gardens, the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Lymington with its popular weekly market and cobbled quayside lined with boutiques and Bucklers Hard to name just a few. Or venture a little further afield and enjoy a day by the sea at Bournemouth, visit Southampton, Salisbury, take a day trip to the Isle of Wight (just two miles away at Lymington) or even Stonehenge - all easily accessible by car.

Alternatively, stay closer to home and enjoy all the immediate area has to offer including miles of tracks and forest paths to explore, incredible wildlife, pretty villages with traditional pubs for a leisurely lunch and country lanes and off road trials for cyclists. Whilst Norleywood itself does not have a village store, there is a very good one in the next village which is a pleasant walk and a dog-friendly pub within a fifteen minutes by foot.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Peter & Helen Ray joined Independent Cottages in April 2015

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (The New Forest)

Accommodation comprises:

  • Generous size king-size bedroom with fitted wardrobe providing ample storage space for clothes. The windows provide nice views over the garden and surrounding countryside and there is an en-suite bathroom with WC and wash basin.
  • Kitchen well equipped with double eye level oven (including a grill), electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and slow cooker so you can put supper on, go out for the day and come home to it of an evening. Having a double aspect, you can look out over the garden and country lane at the front.
  • Utility room with sink where the hoover, ironing board etc are stored.
  • Sitting room with comfy leather sofa bed, occasional chair, flat screen television and log burner (please note that the log burner is not able to be used between May and September due to new fire regulations) - perfect for cosy nights in. Off the sitting room is a dining area with table and chairs which overlooks the garden and has beams adding to the charm.
  • Additional bathroom on the ground floor with shower cubicle (water pressure is good!), wash basin and WC.
  • Large porch-way/entrance area providing space for muddy boots, coats and storage for two bikes.

Outside: There is a fully enclosed garden that affords a sunny aspect for most of the day where you can laze out in the sun, read a book on the bench under the shade of the old oak tree or where the little ones (or four legged ones!) can let off steam. A garden table and chairs provide a nice place to enjoy a glass of wine and there is a Gas barbecue for cooking outside. The owners live on-site (but are totally separate) so are on hand to provide as much or as little assistance as required and the property has its own access and parking area (for one car or two small ones at a squeeze) which leads into the garden.

Additional information: Strictly no smoking. Internet access available. Two dogs are welcome and included in the price and there after dogs are charged at £10 per dog (up to four dogs). The owner regrets that they are unable to accept dogs under six months old and all dogs must be house trained. Bed linen and towels are provided (but please bring beach towels and towels if you are bringing a dog) and the cottage is cleaned ready for each guests arrival. A welcome pack is provided for weekly bookings. For those with limited mobility, the sofa bed can be used in the living room and there is a shower room on the ground floor but please note that there is a small step between the kitchen and dining/breakfast room (along with a low beam that requires most people to duck or this can be avoided via the utility room where you just have a step to manoeuvre). The cottage is full of rustic charm and as you would expect for such a historic property, it has lots of nooks and crannies and beams (some where you will need to duck if you are over six foot tall). If you are looking for double glazing and modern minimalist decor then this property probably is not for you but if you want a cosy retreat with lots of quaint character and rustic charm, then Keepings is ideal. The property is centrally heated (both halves) and kept to an acceptable temperature, however, there is also an electric heater for those who like additional heat which runs off £5 charge cards. Please note: the wood burner is not able to be used between May and September due to new fire regulations.

Keepings Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 27th May 2022 - Thu, 15th Sep 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 16th Sep 2022 - Thu, 3rd Nov 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 4th Nov 2022 - Thu, 22nd Dec 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £354 | 4 nights: £472 | 5 nights: £590 | 6 nights: £708
Additional Notes: 3 Nights £125 per night Stay 7 Nights Get 6th Night Free

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 23rd Dec 2022 - Thu, 29th Dec 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 King Size Bed)
3 or more dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
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Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Owner Area

Peter & Helen Ray
Member Since April 2015

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* Calendar last updated: 3rd July 2022

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