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Little Exbury

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £840
    Low season
  • £1260
    Peak season

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  • Available
  • Unavailable
Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking

About Little Exbury

Little Exbury is so stylish that it could feature in the pages of a glossy magazine, yet still manages to be incredibly welcoming and comfortable. Surrounded by its own fenced private gardens and countryside, the pretty semi-detached holiday cottage has uninterrupted views of the Beaulieu River and the Isle of Wight. The late 18th-century house is part of the impressive Exbury Estate and sleeps four guests in two double rooms, with space for a travel cot if required. It is a favourite with couples and friends who come to explore the beautiful New Forest National Park and everything Hampshire has to offer.

The nearest shops are in Blackfield, just three miles away (including a chemist and two mini-supermarkets), and The Royal Oak on the way to Exbury is the nearest pub. Slightly further away, the market town of Hythe has more amenities (including a Waitrose, plus there is also one in Lymington) and boasts the oldest working pier train in the world. Southhampton is also easily accessible with a good range of amenities including a Showcase Cinema de Luxe and restaurant complex.

Exbury is best known for the amazing Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway with its world renowned Rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias that explode in the Spring. Just a mile from the cottage, it is one of Hampshire’s most popular attractions with its 200 acres of plants and flowers drawing visitors from around the UK and the world. Guests staying at Little Exbury are given two complimentary tickets for Exbury Gardens to use during their stay. It is a lovely day out for all ages, with children young and old enjoying the 12 and 1/4 inch gauge Steam Railway. While many people have heard of Beaulieu Motor Museum, which is an easy five-mile drive or cycle from Little Exbury, many visitors are surprised to know that the stately home and gardens are also open to visitors, and include go-karting, a picnic area and restaurants, and a walled kitchen garden.

The scenery in the New Forest and Hampshire is as diverse as it is beautiful. Explore the National Park with waymarked footpaths and cycling trails, or even from the saddle of a local pony. The forest’s ancient trees are a sight to behold, with some of them having stood for centuries. The Knightwood Oak, for example, is estimated to be 500 years old. As well as wonderful forests, woodlands and heath, the New Forest stretches to the coast and overlooks the Solent. You can take the ferry from Lymington to the Isle of Wight, go wind or kite surfing at Lepe Country Park (bistro opening summer 2018), or simply spend a few hours browsing the charming villages and market towns in the area.

If you love to eat, then you are in for a real treat whether or not you want to cook for yourself. As well as regular weekly markets in Hythe, Lymington, New Milton and Ringwood, there are farm shops selling local produce, and fantastic restaurants like The Pig, Limewood and the East End Arms.

Little Exbury’s central location affords visitors space and privacy while still being within easy reach of some of the finest views and attractions in the New Forest.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Nick & Caroline de Rothschild joined Independent Cottages in February 2018

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay

Location (The New Forest)

Accommodation Comprises:

Little Exbury is a period cottage dating from the 1700s. It adjoins the Exbury Estate's gamekeeper's cottage and has original features including exposed oak beams and some low ceilings.

  • The fresh white walls and natural wooden floorboards are the perfect backdrop for boldly coloured furnishings in the open plan living area. Relax in an arm chair and read the paper, or curl up on the sofa with a glass of wine in front of the open fire.
  • A well-appointed kitchen/dining room is in a conservatory extension to the side of the house. A translucent glass ceiling makes it feel light and airy, while a wall of glass doors open onto the garden and bring the outside in, in the most appealing way. The owners have taken care to ensure the kitchen is stocked with a good range of utensils, crockery and basic cooking ingredients like oil and herbs.
  • A round dining table seats four and is a lovely place for a lazy brunch or relaxed kitchen supper. A high chair is available on request.
  • There is a washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board.
  • Both bedrooms have king-sized double beds with memory foam mattresses to ensure a restful night.
  • Each bedroom has an ensuite - one with a large walk-in shower, WC and handbasin, and the other with a generously deep bath where two people can enjoy the fantastic views while they soak.
  • Every guest is made to feel welcome with top quality toiletries that include shampoo, conditioner and soap that has been handmade from the finest natural ingredients. There is even a doggy bed!

Outside: The garden has a paved patio area with an outdoor table and chairs, and a low picket and hedge fence enclosing the lawn area overlooking the neighbouring fields. The cottage is accessed via a long gravel track where there is plenty of parking.

Additional Information: Little Exbury has central heating, WiFi and 5G connectivity. All utilities, linen and towels (except beach towels) are included. Two small, well-behaved dogs are welcome with prior agreement from the owner (please note that whilst the garden is enclosed by a picket and hedge fence, this is not high, hence the reason only small dogs are accepted (larges ones could easily jump it!). Please also note that the cottage is next to a working horse and cattle farm with animals that can take exception to dogs being walked in the field if they have young at foot. The other neighbour is a gamekeeper so dogs need to be kept under control to prevent them disturbing the birds being reared in the fields behind the cottage during the summer months. Short breaks may be possible out of season. No smoking.

Little Exbury Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (2 king-size doubles)
Enquire with owner
2 Dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £840
Mid Season from £945
High Season from £1120
Peak Season £1260
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer
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)2380 243102 / 02380 897716 / 02380 9834 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

Nick & Caroline de Rothschild
Member Since February 2018

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Little Exbury Noticeboard

Occasionally a fox or a badger will pass by in the night & the dogs off bark next door. Efforts are made to stop them, we supply ear plugs should this happen and hope guests will be understanding.

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Little Exbury 18 month availability calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
* Calendar last updated: 21st May 2018
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