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7 Nights  

  • £1500  to  £2500

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Short Breaks From

  • £400 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £333 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner
  • Cot

About Thatched Hat Cottage

Thatched Hat Cottage is your perfect self-catering holiday just waiting to happen. It has everything on your New Forest wishlist, from a fantastic location in a peaceful hamlet, to a cosy log burner, a cottage garden bursting with colour and, the crowning glory, a thatched roof. There is space for up to six people to sleep in three spacious bedrooms, one of which is downstairs, so it is ideal for families or friends.

The cottage is in Norley Wood, where ponies, donkeys and cows graze beside tree-lined lanes. There are no supermarkets or chain stores to disturb the old-world charm - just a red phone box that acts as a landmark and a tiny village information centre. You won't miss the amenities though, because it's all close by. Pilley and East Boldre are two miles and three miles away respectively, each with shops selling the essentials. Anything else can be found in the vibrant Georgian harbour town of Lymington, three and a half miles away with a choice of supermarkets, pubs, cafes and shops. Lymington also has a regular ferry service to the Isle of Wight that takes around 30-minutes.

Walking is one of the most pleasurable ways to explore the New Forest National Park. A popular route is across the fields to the welcoming East End Arms pub, while others include the footpath that winds through the Norley Wood enclosure and on to Brockenhurst. There are spectacular views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight along the coastal path. With the New Forest National Park spread out from the doorstep, you have an endless choice of place to walk or cycle, with paths leading through forests of ancient oak and pine, beside streams and rivers, and across heathland.

Local attractions include Palace House and the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, and the St Barbe Museum and Gallery in Lymington which hosts a busy Saturday market. Go swimming in Lymington's open-air baths, walk across Hurst Spit to Henry VIII's Hurst Castle, or hire a bike and explore as far as your legs are prepared to take you.

Thatched Hat Cottage is waiting, providing guests with a warm welcome and a comfortable home-away-from-home that will be as much of a highlight of your holiday as any of the things that you see or do.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

New Forest Escapes joined Independent Cottages in July 2012

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The New Forest)

Accommodation Comprises:

Thatched Hat Cottage is a traditional period cottage with accommodation over two levels.

  • Enter through the enclosed porch which protects you from the weather as you remove your coat and shoes.
  • Step through from the porch straight into the kitchen/diner. As lovely as the living room is - and you can see from the photos that it is charming - the kitchen is a place where you and your group will gravitate every morning, lured by the warmth of the Aga range cooker. A scrubbed pine table seats up to six guests and provides a rustic contrast to the modern appliances that include a microwave and a dishwasher. A door leads to the rear porch and garden.
  • Convenient utility room with a washing machine and space to dry clothing.
  • If the kitchen is the room where you'll start each day, the sitting room is the perfect place to end an evening. Light the log burner and choose something to read from the full bookcase, or turn on the TV. The cottage has WiFi throughout and there is a Bluetooth speaker for playing music or listening to the radio or podcasts.
  • One of the three bedrooms is downstairs. It's a lovely room with a king-sized bed, space for a travel cot (provided, but please bring cot bedding) and views over the garden. The room has an ensuite with a shower over the bath, a WC and a handbasin.


  • More beautiful views await in the master bedroom, which overlooks the garden and fields beyond. It has a king-sized bed and plenty of storage so that guests can unpack and settle in. There is also room for a travel cot.
  • A third bedroom has a double bed and windows looking out towards the Isle of Wight.
  • Family bathroom with a shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The garden is a feature of this gorgeous cottage. The owner is a keen gardener who has created a cottage fantasy which is fenced on two sides and open to a field at the rear. The garden has a pond, so children should not be left unsupervised. There is also a charcoal barbecue and outdoor seating, and parking for up to three cars.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, sheets and towels are provided, and a basket of logs is included in winter. A travel cot (no bedding) and high chair are available on request. The owner regrets that dogs are not permitted due to the local wildlife, including a pet guinea fowl that lives in the garden. The cottage is a no-smoking property.

Thatched Hat Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (2 Kings & 1 Double)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1500
To £2500
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, 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)1590 462005 before paying by bank transfer.
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 approx' 60-70% of the full weeks price advertised. Most of our properties welcome dogs. We are a small team & all locals who know & love the area. We'd love to hear from you so please do get in touch.

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* Calendar last updated: 21st May 2022

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