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Ploughmans Cottage and Pig Shed

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7 Nights  

  • £2731
    All year

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Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    6 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About Ploughmans Cottage and Pig Shed

The Ploughmans Cottage and Pig Shed is less of a holiday home and more of a small family estate with two buildings. The cottage is a beautiful period property sympathetically extended and refurbished to include plenty of quirks and character together with all expected 21st Century comforts. The shed has a shabby-chic vibe that's far from rustic. Together, they sleep up to eight adults, four children and two infants, with a layout that is ideal for multi-generational family holidays. Let the kids run free in this private oasis that is less than a mile down a quiet country lane from the coast and which boasts an enclosed garden with a colourful Gypsy caravan. There's a great pub, The East End Arms, a short stroll from the door, making this New Forest holiday home even more appealing.

The owners of Ploughman's Cottage and Pig Shed understand what families need in a holiday home. That's why you'll find the bunk beds fun and the sheets of excellent quality and the garden a place for games and tea parties securely enclosed to make it safe for children and dogs. Even the layout, with the two buildings separated by a sunny, sheltered courtyard, lets you socialise and spend time with your extended family while still enjoying your own space.

A family holiday in the New Forest is a thing of joy. National Park status means that this area is protected from ugly modern development. Instead of bland suburbs full of identikit housing, it has traditional villages with thatched cottages and free-grazing ponies and cattle. Famous Five and Swallows and Amazon stories will come to mind as you pack everything and the kids into the wheelbarrow for a day at Tanner's Beach, where dogs are welcome all year round, and there are stunning views over The Solent to the Isle of Wight.

Shops, bicycle hire, bars, restaurants and supermarkets are all readily available three miles away in Lymington, where you can also take a foot or car ferry service for a day trip to the Isle of Wight. Although the cottage is close to both Lymington and Beaulieu, it is off the typical tourist trail and has a wonderfully peaceful atmosphere. Local attractions include the St Barbe Museum and Saturday market in Lymington, Paulton Park and Peppa Pig World, the National Motor Museum, and Hurst Castle. Go cycling, kayaking, fishing and golfing. It may be quiet, but it's never dull! The owner has stocked the cottage with plenty of toys, games and books for younger guests to enjoy while their parents relax in the garden with the papers or a G&T.

The Ploughmans Cottage and Pig Shed are available for bookings all year round. Short breaks are possible outside of peak season.

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Owner details:

New Forest Escapes joined Independent Cottages in July 2012

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Stables/ Livery Onsite
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (The New Forest)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Ploughmans Cottage and Pig Shed are two separate buildings connected by a lovely garden. Accommodation at Ploughans Cottage is over two levels while Pig Shed is a single-storey cottage. Both are beautifully decorated with an artist's eye for colour and a parent's eye for detail.

Ploughmans Cottage

  • Spacious sitting room with a log burner, big corner sofa and seating for seven. In addition to the Smart TV, there is a good variety of family-friendly board games.
  • Ease yourself gently into the day by lingering over breakfast in the sunny kitchen/diner, where a folding door opens completely and allows the garden to feel like an extension of the house rather than a separate area. Cooking everything from boiled eggs to celebration dinners is easy in the well-equipped kitchen which features a modern range cooker, dishwasher, and SMEG fridge/freezer. There is also a washing machine.
  • Downstairs shower room.
  • Master bedroom with a super-kingsize bed and an ensuite shower room.
  • Superking/twin bedroom.
  • Single room with a low bed that suits younger children who don't like being so far off the ground.
  • Triple bunk room with beds handcrafted to suit the unusual space.

The Shed

  • Master bedroom with a beautifully carved double four-poster bed.
  • Bunk room with two single bunks.
  • Shower Room with a WC and a handbasin.

Family Friendly: The owners can provide two travel cots (please bring bedding), two highchairs, a Bumbo baby seat and an extensive selection of games, books and toys.

Outside: The enclosed garden has a central seating area with a brazier for toasting marshmallows. There is a Gypsy caravan (from March to November), trees and willow dens, along with off-street parking for five cars.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. Guests to bring beach towels and cot bedding if it is required, as well as bedding and towels for dogs. Well-behaved dogs are welcome and the owner can provide outdoor accommodation and grazing for horses. Short breaks are possible. Smoking is not permitted.

Ploughmans Cottage and Pig Shed Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 8+4 in 6 bedrooms (1 Superking, 1 Superking/Twin, 1 Double, 1 Bunk, 1 Triple Bunk, 1 Single)
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £2731
To £2731
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit 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.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1590 462005 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

New Forest Escapes
Member Since July 2012

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Weekends are 60-70% of the full weeks rate that is advertised. Most welcome dogs. We are a small team and all locals who know and love the area. We'd love to hear form you so please do get in touch.

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* Calendar last updated: 23rd May 2022

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