Beaulieu Brickworks

                   

Overview

Pet Friendly Holiday Home Rental in Beaulieu, The Beaulieu Brickworks

Big. Bold. Baronial. Boho. This pet friendly holiday home rental in Beaulieu is a eccentric, old brick factory which looks out onto one of the only private rivers in Britain – The Beaulieu River, owned by the Montagu family of the Beaulieu Estate.

The house will suit stylish groups who like privacy and being hidden away in the ancient woodland with easy access to the New Forest and its coastline.

Very nearby is New Forest Activities who offer everything from kayaking on the river to high-wire courses and laser tag in the woods –  all the kids could dream of.

Inside the house can only be described as mini-stately meeting Conran and industrial architecture meeting home comforts…

A Mongolian yurt is being added for summer 2017, providing an extra bedroom away from the main house. It will be styled and dressed for it’s guests; romantic escapists , teenagers or a Lego den.

Keen sea-salts can park themselves on a deckchair on the riverbank for boat and bird watching, whilst waving to their grandchildren who are out on kayaks for river-play with the local river activities company.

Sleeps
10 – 14 + 3 cots.

The configurations are numerous but….
2 king size double bedrooms (1 ensuite), 1 twin/double bedroom (ensuite), 2 single bedrooms with loft beds (suitable for under 17yr olds),
a Yurt for 4 people. Extra single futon-beds that work in almost all bedrooms.
So the choice is yours – a comfortable 10 and a cosy 14.

Priced at £1800-£2000 for 3 night weekends and £3800-£4200 for weekly stays.
For more info’ click the Check Availability tab or use the date search function on our homepage. 

Personally Visited?
Absolutely!

Bedrooms
One superking, one king, one king/twin and two singles as mezzanine beds platforms.
They also have 2 single futon mattresses (for kids only) for floor sleeepers.
2 travel cots.

Bathrooms
Three – Two ensuite shower/bath, one family bathroom – all upstairs.

Family
Brickworks is best for families with older children who can benefit from the nearby activities company; bush skills, paintball, high ropes, kayaking, etc.
Babies and children are welcome here but beware there is quite a bit of delicate china around and the Beaulieu River is close and unfenced.
The dining/sitting room is big and has a table to seat 10/12

The most popular bookings here are…
 People looking for a super luxury bolthole, families with older kids, celebrations; 70th and 80th birthdays.

Special stuff
Those organising VIP birthdays and special family celebrations (or just really posh escaping) will love it here because, not only will the house wow any visitors and guests, but because you can get a river-taxi to the nearby (and very good) pub/hotel downriver at The Bucklers Hard Master Builders Hotel, for smart lunches.
Or we can arrange catering, pampering staff, story-tellers for you ‘at home’.
Crabbing on the jetty and at Bucklers Hard.
The house comes with a deep-water mooring.  RIB or deep sea/coastal fishing trips can be arranged with collection from the jetty in front of the house
Stalking and field sports can be arranged.

Facilities
Deep water mooring, BBQ, good outdoor seating.

Pets
There is a cleaning charge of £20 for each dog.

Mod Cons
Freeview TV, DVD player, Free WiFi, good music system. Mobile Signal: Good.

Arrivals & Departures
Arrival day is from 3.30pm. Departure is at 10am

History

The property is big on history too. For a walk back in time, please read this document by the Beaulieu History Society.  Here’s a summary of my favourite dinner party starters;

1. William I (of the 1066 fame) applied Forest Law to make the New Forest. Hunting lodges were established throughout the forest to allow the Royal hunting parties to rest. The hunting lodge at Bellus Locus or Beau Lieu (Beautiful Place) was one of them.

2. At Bucklers Hard, near the mouth of the river, John second Duke of Montagu, known as ‘John the Planter,’ projected a town and docks as a depôt for the produce of the island of St. Lucia, then in his possession. The plan, however, came to nothing. In 1894 Lord Montagu of Beaulieu erected a pier there for the use of ‘excursionists’.

3. Finally, did you know that Queen Mary visited Beaulieu in 1927. She was picked up from’ Victoria and Albert’ in Lord Montagus’ yacht ‘Cygnet’ and went to Palace House for tea in Rolls Royce Phantom.

More lovely history on the Brickworks here.

Marvellous!

 

About this place

About this place

This iconic riverside building has origins to 1790, when it was the brickyard for the local area. Bricks were exported as far away as the West Indies. Remodelled and extended in 1855, it was then converted to a residential dwelling in 1985. The present tenants adopted this piece of history last year and, having finished the total renovation of the house, are working on the gardens. Inside the place is held together by plenty of huge beams and original painted ironwork in the vaulted ceilings.  We’ve summarised it as ‘mini-stately’ meets the Conran shop.

The owner’s immaculate bohemian style rambles throughout the house; numerous artefacts, paintings, and antique furniture. Media savvy types will appreciate the many satirical prints that raise an eyebrow to politics.

A Mongolian yurt to sleep 4, is being added for summer 2017, providing an extra bedroom away from the main house. It will be styled and dressed for it’s guests; romantic escapists , teenagers or a Lego den.

Outside there is a grassy woodland glade towards the river, which has recently been sown with a wild flower and grassland meadow.

The National Parks Authority are renovating the original brick kiln building which is central in the view toward the river.

The house is set up for cooking celebration meals and has dining for 10/12 inside, 16/20 outside on the terrace and marquees can be put up for special occasions. 

Further around, amongst the relics of the the old industrial heart of the building, there is an outdoor ‘altar’ (yes really), fire bowl and dining area ready hung with fairy lights and set dressed with beautiful potted plants and summer gardenalia. You could sit another 20 here.

Getting a chef in? We’ll help you with ideas. Cristian at Granary Kitchen will do wonderful outdoor, experiential cooking. He’ll cook over the fire and create treats for you to enjoy with champagne at the edge of the river. Then wander back to the house for summer supper treats under the stars. Music lovers may want to ask us for performers, or  listen to owls, the river and forest birds roosting. Still need more ideas… let us put you in touch with our story-teller instead. He’s really very good. 

Practicalities

The garden is totally unfenced. There is thick forest on three sides and the river bordering the fourth. The river is deep and 180 metres from the door.

What are the quirks here? (We like to be brutally honest)…
There is quite a bit of lovely delicate china in the house. So it may not be the best place for small children. There are few toys here too. However the garden is perfect for older children to explore and the wild forest has plenty to attract explorers. The local activities company is nearby for them to go off to learn new skills whilst the parents kick back.

History

For map lovers…
http://barefootliam.deviantart.com/art/Map-of-the-New-Forest-in-1811-30945096 

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/~imw/jpg-Beaulieu/8BLR-Old-topo-map.jpg

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/~imw/jpg-Beaulieu/8BLR-Old-topo-map.jpg


 

Enjoying yourself here

 

The Hut at Colwell Bay on the Isle of Wight. Best reached by boat. Superb food, little sandy beach at low tide, you must book, it’s very popular.

Days In

Why go out when the place is this lovely?

Keen sea-salts can park themselves on a deckchair on the riverbank for boat and bird watching, whilst waving to their grandchildren who are out on kayaks for river-play with the local river activities company who provide our guests with 10% off.

There is good crabbing from the jetty for children too. Make sure they are wearing life jackets please (some supplied in the house).

We can organise pampering at home, and on quiet sunny days you may be able to have a massage down by the river bank.

Days Out

Walkers (and chocolate lovers) can head to Beaulieu (15 mins walk) for coffee, lunches, little boutique and gift shops, a lovely garden centre – Fairweathers and the tiny chocolaterie. If you walk the other way from the house, Bucklers Hard Village is a 20 minute walk away. The Master Builder’s Hotel at Bucklers Hard has a lovely restaurant terrace overlooking the Beaulieu River as well as a separate pub and bar – a must see dining venue.

Guests can also get the river taxi to Bucklers Hard. Or you can walk, which is ‘do-able’ in the dark but make sure you bring your own torch! It’s 20 mins and an easy, flat track.

We can arrange fishing on both the Beaulieu River and Solent coastal waters. We can also arrange field sports nearby.

Photographic safari’s are easily organised with good local experts.

New Forest Escapes work with a great selection of foraging experts, who may also cook what you find at home. Kids in particular will get a kick from eating what they find.

For those with teenagers and older children the private pontoon gives you the opportunity to use the river and sea to its greatest benefit; crabbing, secret picnics, kayaking and sunbathing.

The Brickworks is within the New Forest National Park. It’s foresty interior is a short drive away. Walking in the forest is superb, especially the old forest – you can track the most ancient trees via a GPS on your phone – read our blog for more info.

For children, we have blog posts about Catching Unicorns – great for little girls birthday parties.
Or beach treasure hunts.
Or my favourite, Swallows and Amazons days out on nearby beaches (with important preparation including watching Ray Mears series on TV for lots of Sunday evenings before your stay).

Local beaches are very lovely, very quiet and very British (some stony, some sandy) and very much home to cows, donkeys and ponies who love to roll in the sandy bits. Its great for kids to track them….Gruffalo-style! Tanners Lane beach is 12 mins drive, it’s a great access point for beachy walks and exploring.

If you walk to Beaulieu, 15 mins, you’ll find Beaulieu Palace, Church and the National Motor Museum. Beaulieu village is lovely too as is the walk from Bucklers Hard there and back. Exbury Gardens is very special in spring – a 10 minute drive.

Further afield, 15 mins drive,  are the Lymington markets on Saturdays, the sea wall paths, the Lym’ Lido with it’s water assault courses (summer only). Southampton old city centre is only 30 mins away and the cathedral city of Salisbury only 40 mins drive.

Special days and celebrations

Our most popular bookings here are all types of family get together and celebrations – including 60th, 70th and 80th birthdays with the whole family in tow.

The Master Builders Hotel in Bucklers Hard is lovely and great for families. Get a boat taxi here from the jetty at the end of the garden. And get 10% off food at the hotel on us.

Further afield is The Pig in Brockenhurst and Limewood Hotel – both extremely well regarded.  The Yacht Haven has some lovely tables with marina views and the food has got better and better. Book early for any of these 3 places.

For relaxing

Our guests have a 15% discount off at Limewood Spa for midweek treatments. Definitely worth a visit.

But for those of you who can’t bear to leave the house, we’ve set up a partnership with My Personal Sanctuary, who’ll come and spoil you rotten at your home from home. They’re a luxurious, relaxing and truly indulgent visiting spa service available across all our homes. Their highly experienced handpicked therapists will ensure you receive a luxury spa experience from the moment they arrive. They have a comprehensive range of treatments and pamper packages to treat you from head to toe (using only the very best organic products). If you’d like them to tailor a treatment to suit you or your timings just let them know. We couldn’t think of a better way to relax and add a touch of decadence to your stay with us. Explore the full menu of treatments and pamper packages here.

Beaulieu village and lake. Palace House is to the right.

Gallery

Booking Information

Booking Information 

Important information

Fireworks or any kind of floating lantern are absolutely not allowed on the property – ever – they often cause damage to the wild animals in the National Park when they land.

Inside: The house is full of delicate china, ornaments and oil paintings. Children are welcome here, the owners have 3 ‘tweenagers, and whilst they are relaxed about the house being used, it’s not what we as a company would say fully suitable for small children. If you want toys, dens, and enclosed gardens you’re best booking our houses for those with little children. 

Outside: The garden is totally unfenced and the Beaulieu River is 180 metres from the back door. The water is deep in the river and there is a jetty that is used by the local activities company and the Beaulieu River mooring holders. There is a wooden gate at the river end of the garden that you can close, but small curious children and dogs, will be able to get around through the wood.

What is included?

Your quoted rate is for the private use of the property for the agreed number of guests.

We provide: utilities; all bedding, tea towels and towels; hand soap; toilet rolls, dishwashing tablets, laundry powder, matches. In the kitchen; salt and pepper, olive oil, a selection of teas and instant coffees. Quite often there are bits and pieces such as sugar, flour, peanut butter, jams etc.

We supply a selection of baby equipment including 2 travel cots and 2 high chairs.
There is a Weber BBQ stove (charcoal) provided for summer.

What you need to bring?

Please bring whatever your baby sleeps IN and ON, e.g, sheets, Grobag, blanket – bring a flat sheet is best so it will definitely fit on the cot mattress.

Please also bring your own beach towels and additional kitchen and bathroom items you may use, e.g, cling film, silver foil, hair conditioner, shower gel, etc

Additional bed spaces for children

There are no extra charges for the two floor beds which are futon mattresses. They will fit a 5-9 year old. We also provide 2 travel cots.

Parking

The Brickworks has private parking for 6 cars.

Extra Services

Please let us know if you require additional services such as catering, child-minding or housekeeping and we will happily put you in touch with excellent local providers.

Breakages Deposits

Breakages – We have a £500 damages deposit. (No transaction occurs; similar to a hotel, it is simply held against your debit/credit card until we are happy the house is checked over – usually 3 days). The deposit will then be returned to you as soon as we can, do remember that we are not a hotel and that in quiet times, it may be a few days before the house is checked.

Guest responsibilities

We fully expect you to take advantage of all that the property has to offer, and with that comes certain responsibilities. These are set out in the information pack provided in the house and in our terms and conditions. You and your party should take the time to read these documents.

Please pay particular attention to water safety in the health and safety requirements, waste and recycling management, efficient energy and water usage, care and consideration of each property and its neighbours, and actions required prior to check out. You won’t find any of these too onerous.

Extra charges you can expect when you stay:
Extra cleaning fees – where they become applicable;

The main clean inside the house is covered in your rental fee. However where it has been left particularly messily; toys/books/DVDs spread around, washing up to do etc we will take a charge from the breakages deposit. Usually this is £20 per hour.

Where the BBQ has been used and not cleaned we charge £20.

Smoking
This is a no smoking house – any smoking inside could result in your losing your breakages deposit. You’re welcome to smoke outside, please dispose of your butts responsibly.

Accessibility
You can park within 10 metres of the house.
Stairs have good bannisters. There is a sofa bed downstairs which opens into a small double, but you’ll then lose the room as a snug.


Reviews

Brickworks is new to rent with New Forest Escapes in March 2017. As yet we have no reviews for this house. In January 2017 we changed our reviews provider. We have over 100 reviews on each house which you’ll find on the Reviews Gallery of each property. Otherwise you can read newer reviews on Facebook, Google Reviews.