Pretty 15th century cottage on Beaulieu village High Street

A beautiful cottage in an amazing location - perfect countryside retreat in the New Forest National Park. Situated on the High Street - which is quiet and picturesque but convenient. This period cottage has lots of quirky charm. One super king bed (so comfy), one double bed, one sofa bed (which can be set up as single or double) and one nursery with cot. The property has a garden, a fireplace, shower, and cosy sitting room. Perfect for a family retreat or some time to write and reflect or a romantic getaway....

About the location

Beaulieu is a beautiful village in the New Forest (often voted England's prettiest village). It is situated on a tidal river - you are 5 minutes away from the beach and surrounded by the forest with easy access to walking, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, sailing. Wild donkeys and ponies wander through the village. Lots of really nice pubs and places to eat. There's lots of family activities in the New Forest (Pepper Pig World, Beaulieu Motor Museum, the beach, the Forest, the heath, New Forest Wildlife Centre, Longdown Activity Farm).


The village is such a unique place - with little teashops and gift shops - it is picture perfect, historic, chocolate box village
On Beaulieu high street, with views of Beaulieu Abbey and the lake
Wild ponies and donkeys wander in the street in front of the cottage
It is ten minutes to the nearest beach and there are 3 pubs in walking distance and many more
It is ideally situated for walking, cycling, horseriding and sailing or canoeing


It is in the middle of the New Forest and there are hundreds of fantastic walks through woodland and moorland, salt fields and beaches. There are walking guides in the cottage and I can give you more info if you would like it.


Brockenhurst riding stables is a ten minute drive from the cottage and they offer hacks for all abilities in the forest


The New Forest Activities Centre is situated opposite the cottage and they offer sailing, cycling and other outdoor experiences


Lepe - ten minute drive away
Calshott - ten minute drive away
These are both shingle and sand beaches and ideal for swimming, walking and sailing - with fantastic views of the Isle of Wight

HighCliffe - This is a huge, beautiful strand and ideal for swimming and surfing - with lovely cafes and pubs at one end and a more remote strand at the other


You really are spoilt for choice for lovely pubs in the New Forest - ranging from gastropubs and fine dining to very good country pubs with good grub - I can give you more info but here are a few to start with:

MONTY'S - This is two minute walk from the cottage and there is fine dining restaurant here as well as a pub with pub food

MASTER BUILDER'S - situated at the stunning Buckler's Hard marina - five minute drive or forty five minute walk along Beaulieu River - again there is a really nice restaurant or lovely pub with pizzas

ROYAL OAK - Good pub fare with garden - five minute drive at Hilltop

FLEUR DE LYS at Pilley - old thatched pub - beautiful building - fireplaces - lovely - fine dining food - ten mins drive

THE PIG at Brockenhurst - fancy, fine dining restaurant - top end stuff

RED LION at BOLDRE - very nice country pub with great food - more comfortable and easy going - horse brass design inside

And many more - there are hundreds of fantastic pubs - and I can recommend walks which stop at several en route


The cottage is dog friendly.

There is a playground two minutes walk from cottage - with swings, climbing frames etc

THE DRIFT INN at Beaulieu Road - ten minute drive has an adventure playground

The New Forest is very kid friendly - walks are flat and easily accessible and there are attractions such as: Newforest wild life centre, pony riding - and I can provide more info if you like


You can look around the beautiful grounds at Beaulieu Abbey, and the famous motor museum - and even hire a sports car for the day.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Housesitting Wanted
  • Open to Offers
  • Housesitting Offered
  • Weekend Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome

New Forest National Park (HE43013)

Hampshire,   England

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 6) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • London
  • Open to offers
Specifically looking for folks in London who would like to swap city for country from time to time. But also looking for adventure so open to any offers.

Dates available

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Swap duration: Open to offer

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Membership expiry date: 14 Nov 2024