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Ploughmans Cottage

Nr Lymington - New Forest

Delightful eco-friendly renovation in the heart of the New Forest - recommended by The Times in a 'Best for Families' travel feature

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
£200-600 per night
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

How to book...

Ploughmans Cottage is listed with us by the managing agent New Forest Escapes.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Rachel Parsons.

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Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • Lots for the children including a play room, gypsy caravan and hidden dens
  • Romantic hideaway The Shed adds an extra dimension
  • Right next door to a highly rated gastropub
  • A short drive from Lymington, with cute cafs, restaurants and ferries to the Isle of Wight
  • Lovingly tended gardens with outdoor dining areas, flower beds and fruit trees

  You should know...

  • Some split-level floors, steps and narrow doorways may cause problems for those with mobility issues

  The Detail...

A short stroll from an inviting country pub, Ploughmans Cottage sits in rural Hampshire, about 10 minutes drive from pretty Lymington. This New Forest gem is eco-friendly, family friendly and full of character and with room for up to 10, theres no shortage of space for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Ploughmans Cottage has been designed to be perfect for large, mixed groups and those with children. You cant help but be charmed by the place look out for the gypsy caravan and hidden dens amongst nearly an acre of pretty gardens, all bound to enchant and inspire the young and young-at-heart.

Another quirky spot is The Shed, with its ornate four-poster bed, cosy seating area and wood-burner, it can either be a romantic retreat or a space to get some time to yourself as you look out on the gardens.

Elsewhere, youll find another 4 bedrooms some upstairs, some down including ones designed with children and babies in mind. All sorts of paraphernalia is provided at Ploughmans Cottage (cots, high chairs, baby bouncers, books, DVDs and more), so you hardly need bring anything to entertain the kids. The play area in the stables, well-equipped with toys, should keep them busy, while the childs bedrooms triple bunk-beds will make going to sleep even more fun.

Among other highlights are the charming kitchen, complete with dishwasher, microwave, American-style fridge freezer and everything else you could want, which leads out to a terrace and veranda with plenty of outdoor dining space for leisurely breakfasts in the sun. The cosy sitting room with its big blue corner sofa makes a fine place to snuggle down at the end of the day too.

The highly recommended East End Arms is just moments away, and makes it easy to pop out for a pub lunch or evening meal. Having said that, its reputation means it can get booked up. Catering at the cottage can be arranged too, and there are plenty of intriguing eateries to try out in nearby Lymington.

Ploughmans Cottage is around 3 minutes from the beach, and theres lots more to venture out for around the local area. Take the ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, see the Beaulieu Motor Museum or Exbury Gardens, or simply traverse the beautiful countryside of the New Forest National Park.

Its all there to discover when you stay at Ploughmans Cottage, so give your family a holiday theyll remember for years to come.


Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Stairgate
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Babysitting
  • Chef for hire
  • Cleaning service
  • Off road free parking

We are very specifically set up for children and in 2014 were noted as no 2 in The Times as Best for Families in the Travel section for self catering in 'Castles, Cottages and Cabins'. We have masses of toys indoor and out, dens, mini Gypsy caravan, kit to take to the beach etc


  • Beach (lake)
  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Sailing
  • Ski Resort
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Theme park
  • Water Park
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing
  • Zoo/Wildlife park

Limewood, Montagu Arms and The Pig Restaurants are all within 12 mins drive. Next door is The East End Arms pub which is fantastic and sometimes does "takeaway" for our guests.

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Bournemouth/Southampton - both 10 miles

  Detailed Pricing Information...

We can separate the house from the shed area and charge less for groups under 6 people.
Free late weekend checkout until 2pm for all our houses through off peak in autumn and spring.

In the main house, for 6 people, and under, in off peak and low seasons only, £650 - £1500 per week.
For the full property sleeps 12, weekly, from £1400 low season to £3600 peak summer.
Weekends from £900 - £1600.
Dogs £40 extra per dog per stay.

In the Pig Shed (sleeps 4) the prices are circa £160 a night. Min 2 nights. This is NOT available during any peak or off peak season.



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£200-600 per night
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

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How to book...

Ploughmans Cottage is listed with us by the managing agent New Forest Escapes.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Rachel Parsons.

Message the owner  
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