at a Glance...
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathrooms
- Forest Retreat
- Family Friendly
- Dog Friendly
The Pig Shed is a family friendly, pet friendly holiday cottage in East End, a pretty hamlet, near Lymington in the New Forest.
This rustic shed is filled with lovely things. Central to the space is a giant, beautifully presented four-poster bed.
Next door, the gastro pub The East End Arms is perfect for special family meals, or those who need to escape to ‘walk the dog’ and have time out with the papers!
Walk to the beach in 1km. It’s sand, shingle and silt for the salt marshes, attracts thousands of migrating birds through the year. It is a wonderful place for some quiet time. The views to the island are magical and on a peaceful day there is no better place to be. Dogs are welcome here too.
In March 2019 Ploughmans was in the Sunday Times Travel Section as Best for Families in ‘Britain’s 50 best holiday houses’. In 2014 Ploughmans main house and the Pig Shed (together), was No. 2 in The Times Travel supplement for Best Family Self-Catering in their Castles, Cottages and Cabins article.
more about this place...
We love the ‘Shed’, rustic and eccentric, with its four-poster bed across the garden. It’s a peaceful and quiet spot. With the pub next door, you won’t need to cook. You can even book in for breakfast.
The space is all about the bed. It’s an ornate, white-curtained four-poster affair with not one, but two mattresses. Fairy lights hang up for you. The wood burner will warm your toes. Giant over-size armchairs are ready to scoop you up for some book reading action. This is your time out zone.
Need extra beds? Stay here and you’ll get a bunk bed in the little bedroom. There is a shower room dressed in scaffold boards.
Want to sun bathe. Then open the bifold doors for a very effective sun-trap.
The kitchen is basic. There is no sink (do your dishes in the bathroom or leave them for us when you leave). There is a little wood-burner here for warming plates on top. A fridge and freezer, toaster, kettle and a great pub next door, or Lymington is 3 miles away with some great foodie places for you.
Outside the garden has been designed for children under 9s, with dens, several twigloos, tunnels, outdoor toys but it’s our glorious mini gypsy caravan which is the show-stopper for cuteness. Drag and drop it around the garden. Position it by the big kitchen window if you want to be able to read your Sunday paper in peace. For those who want to bring horses, there are also two stables with concrete standing and a gravel yard.
Children are especially welcome. The garden has been designed for toddlers to explore and play. It is fully enclosed. There is a marshmallow brazier for kids to use – or take to the beach. Two cots and highchairs are available. Kids will love dens, tunnels, mini Gypsy Van (under 8s can stand in it). There are a few garden games.
All of the garden areas are shared with any guests from the main house – so please work together to share.
Couples or families with small kids wanting to enjoy the countryside.
What are the quirks here? (We like to be brutally honest)…
If we have guests staying in the main house also, then you’ll need to be sensitive about how you use the garden. Otherwise the house and shed spaces are totally separate.
£90 - 140 per night