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Stylish Romantic Cottage Walled Garden New Forest

5.0(85 reviews)SuperhostHampshire, England, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Emma
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed2 baths
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Situated in the grounds of an impressive country house, Butler's Rest is a stylishly renovated, quirky 19th Century detached cottage. Perfect for a romantic escape, this boutique hideaway is a haven for couples.

In an unspoiled part of the New Forest, deer roam through the walled gardens, a short walk from pubs and a Michelin rated restaurant, it's a great setting from which to explore, although with a well equipped kitchen and cosy woodburner, you may not venture anywhere!

The space
** Covid-19 Update **

We are very much looking forward to welcoming guests once more from the 12th April assuming the 'exit timeline' remains the same.

We have relaxed our cancellation policy, so that you may cancel easily up to 7 days prior to arrival.

Should the worst happen, and we are unable to open, or your are unable to travel (assuming you are already in the UK), due to COVID 19 restrictions, we will happily postpone your dates, or fully refund you*.

*Airbnb may charge a penalty, but we shall not.

At Flaxfield House, we are fully committed to ensure that we meet the new regulations and guidelines in order to ensure our guests’ safety and piece of mind, so that you can concentrate on enjoying your break in a clean, safe and worry free environment. We have implemented:

• Self check in system
• Online guest information folder
• Enhanced cleaning processes

Most importantly, we ask that if you or anyone in your household is displaying coronavirus symptoms, that you do not travel to us, but instead contact us to reschedule your stay.

We are also proud to have met the industry standard as accredited by Visit England, as well as AirBnB’s own certification.

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Flaxfield House Holiday Homes

In a peaceful part of the glorious New Forest, at the end of a tree lined driveway, and surrounded by two acres of walled garden, you will find Flaxfield House.

Located within the grounds, are three hidden gems; our freshly renovated, stylish and luxurious, adult only escapes. Each one mixes a touch of luxury with bundles of homely charm, and each has its own unique features and characteristics, with beds so comfy you’ll never want to leave.

• An easy walk to two outstanding country pubs, a Michelin rated restaurant, a farm shop and an amazing forest cafe.
• Walk directly into the New Forest from our walled garden.
• Fully self catered.
• Large outdoor space with several seating and BBQ areas.
• Adult only, pet free accommodation.
• Just three holiday cottages on site, a maximum of 6 adults at any time.
• Push bikes available to borrow (Please bring your own helmets if required).
• See the free roaming animals including ponies, donkeys, cows, pigs and deer just the other side of the gate!

For the ultimate escape in beautiful, peaceful surroundings, just choose your favourite from Butler's Rest Cottage, The Hayloft & The Goat Shed and book your stay!


Butler’s Rest Cottage

This quirky and historic cottage has been welcoming guests for over 20 years, and is stuffed full of character and original features. It has recently been stylishly refurbished to create a unique space full of home comforts.

Originally the servants’ accommodation to the main house, Butler’s Rest Cottage offers a high degree of seclusion and privacy. Surrounded by farmland with grazing cattle and sheep, the forest ponies, donkeys, cattle and pigs roam freely the other side of our cattle grid.

• Fully equipped kitchen, with toaster, kettle, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher.
• Period features including vaulted ceilings, bread oven, stained glass window and original cobbled kitchen floor.
• Roll top bath on mezzanine level overlooking the kitchen, a true touch of luxury!
• TV with Freeview, DVD player, Roberts DAB radio and a selection of board games, books and DVDs.
• Wood burning stove, stocked ready for your first fire (additional fuel available if required).
• Original wooden staircase leading to large mezzanine bedroom with its truly comfortable double bed made with fresh white sheets.
• A separate WC and shower are located on the ground floor.

Outside, guests will have use of a cobbled, patio area with seating and BBQ, as well as the large lawned front gardens (extending to 1 acre) with further seating and BBQ, areas and views over neighbouring farmland, offering a high degree of seclusion and privacy.

Local wildlife includes a large herd of deer that roam the walled gardens and neighbouring farmland, so take care when driving down the tree lined drive way. On reaching the main house, you will pass our very happy chickens, who supply the tastiest eggs around, a sample of which will most likely be ready for you in your welcome basket!

All the wonderful original features do mean the surfaces are uneven, the walls are wonky and the stairs narrow, we have embraced the imperfect, and think it is perfectly imperfect and hope you will love and appreciate these truly original details as we do.

On arrival you will find milk in the fridge, tea, coffee, biscuits, and a few little gifts to help you settle in. We will leave you supplies for the wood burning stove for your first night in the cottage, so you can kick back and really begin to relax.

In the words of a previous guest: "Trust me if you are lucky enough to have found it - just book it!"

We hope to welcome you soon!

Guest access
Outside, guests will have use of a cobbled, patio area with seating and BBQ, as well as the large lawned front gardens (extending to 1 acre) with further seating and BBQ, areas and views over neighbouring farmland, offering a high degree of seclusion and privacy.

Your vehicle will be parked directly outside the cottage, within a private, gated courtyard.

Guests will have use of our private gate from our walled garden that leads directly onto one of the many forest footpaths, turn left for a charming country pub, and right for the Michelin rated restaurant, both just a short stroll away, or continue walking and enjoy the hundreds of acres the forest has to offer.

Other things to note
The cottage benefits from free WiFi. It has recently been upgraded, and although I'm not sure we are receiving the 'super fast' speeds promised, we seem to average around 60-80 Mpbs which is plenty enough for most needs.
Situated in the grounds of an impressive country house, Butler's Rest is a stylishly renovated, quirky 19th Century detached cottage. Perfect for a romantic escape, this boutique hideaway is a haven for couples.

In an unspoiled part of the New Forest, deer roam through the walled gardens, a short walk from pubs and a Michelin rated restaurant, it's a great setting from which to explore, although with a we…
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Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV
TV with standard cable
Dedicated workspace
Hair dryer
Iron
Security cameras on property
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Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

Stuckton is a small rural Hamlet in an unspoilt part of the New Forest National Park with its free roaming ponies, donkeys, cows and piggies, country pubs, and award winning farm shop just down the road.

It is located just a mile from the riverside town of Fordingbridge, where plentiful independent shops and cafes can be found, and 8 miles from the cathedral city of Salisbury, and 6 from the market town of Ringwood. It is also just 20 minutes in the car from the beautiful beaches of Bournemouth, and approx 1.45 hrs drive from London.

Exiting our private, walled gardens through the gate and onto a footpath, a left turn will take you to a fantastic local pub, and a right turn to the Michelin rated restaurant, both just a short, level walk away.
Stuckton is a small rural Hamlet in an unspoilt part of the New Forest National Park with its free roaming ponies, donkeys, cows and piggies, country pubs, and award winning farm shop just down the road.…

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Joined in January 2019
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Forest dwelling, interior obsessed, home loving, chicken caring, wife, mummy. I have a passion for the New Forest and all it has to offer. We bought our 'forever home' here in 2018 and have worked tirelessly to turn it into a beautiful and character-full family home. Our on-site holiday cottage has been freshly renovated, beautifully styled and is ready to welcome its first guests.
Forest dwelling, interior obsessed, home loving, chicken caring, wife, mummy. I have a passion for the New Forest and all it has to offer. We bought our 'forever home' here in 2018…
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During your stay
We live in the main house situated next door. We are always on hand if needed, and happy to offer any advice or recommendations you might need.

Equally, we are more than happy to respect your peace and privacy so you can enjoy your stay uninterrupted.
We live in the main house situated next door. We are always on hand if needed, and happy to offer any advice or recommendations you might need.

Equally, we are more th…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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Cancellation policy