more reviews from our guests...
We had a lovely stay at Slate Cottage this weekend. A lovely welcoming home. We would have loved to have stayed longer. The children's playroom was amazing. And the decor around the house was great. My brother-in-law, who is autistic and has slight mobility issues found it easy to move around in, and really enjoyed his stay (it was his 40th). Big thumbs up!"
Kate VaiseyOctober 2019
We checked in to Slate Cottage for a big family together spanning 3 generations and it was just perfect. It is amazing for kids, with their own play room, garden games and all the amenities you could hope for... Travel cots, high chairs, stair gates etc. The location was great for getting to the beach at Milford or to town in Lymington both within 10min drive. And the house itself is very cool and stylish. Great decor, very well thought through for adults as well as kids with lovely room terrace and huge living room. We loved it and I'm sure you will too... We'll be sure to be back again.
Fantastic company who could not do enough to help. We had a family crisis before our stay and they made things as easy as they could for us. So kind and thoughtful. Property was amazing!
This amazing home is set in a terrific location. Close enough to town but with the feeling of seclusion backing onto a farm. The house has everything you would need and Rachel at New Forest Escapes left some great tips for local trips and activities.
David and familyJanuary 2019verified
Slate cottage was a wonderful place to stay; huge amount of living space with great kids room, well spec'd kitchen and dining space with raised lounge and roof terrace. It had recently been refurbished to a very high standard with lots of nice design touches and features. Great welcome pack, amazing books to read and guides to local area. Highly recommended.
Henry and familyDecember 2018
What a fab place! Lots to see and do around and the house is beautifully kitted out and a very family friendly sociable space, we had a great time!
Rosie and familyOctober 2018
We had a lovely time at the cottage, it is very large, well equipped and spacious. We had three generations together and this cottage was ideal. The grandkids really enjoyed the forest and heathland.
Mills FamilyAugust 2018
We had an amazing 5 day break in Slate Cottage in May. The cottage was very well equipped for kids of all ages and spent loads of time outside playing croquet and swingball. The kids playroom was perfect for the smaller kids and we all loved having the resident ponies (Barney Buttons and Scooby Doo) in the paddock behind the garden. Great location as well and easy to get to all the main villages and into the Forest. A perfect UK holiday.
Groombridge familyJune 2018
“This property was perfect for our short family break. It made a perfect base to go out and explore the New Forest during the day and then to relax in the evening. We were 6 adults, 4 children and 1 infant and the property catered for everyones needs. The kids loved the playroom and seeing the horses in the backgarden. Having the main living room upstairs meant the adults got some peace away from the kids. The host had a card and cake for us at check in which was a nice touch. The property had everything imaginable and of very high quality. The kitchen was well equipped but the only comment is that there was no microwave, which was not a big deal but would have been handy. I would definately book here again!”
We had such a fab time at Slate Cottage. Family-friendly, fifties-chic all rolled into one with a huge lounge space and log-burner, a dining table where all 11 of us could sit down easily and a play-room equipped with adorable vintage children's toys. Plus ponies (or were they unicorns?) at the end of the garden. When can we come back?
Von Guineau familyApril 2018
For a wonderful review by Mary Maryon, editor of Hampshire's Muddy Stilettos blog, link here to this article she wrote in March 2018. "Looking for a special, take-a-deep breath space—all Mad Men elegance, oodles of space for kids & a mahoosive dining table? Welcome to Slate Cottage...One foot in the forest, the other by the sea: a quick hop from the M27 and Brockenhurst’s mainline station. Even the drive there is a joy, children will squeal at the ponies grazing fence-free and we’re only minutes from yachtie Lymington, one of the UK’s Top Ten places to live. We are, in short, slappety-band, New Forest central in all its wooded, wild-pony glory. Oh and sorry did someone say food? You’ll find the original (and *ahem* some would argue best) Pig just down the road, plus Angela Hartnett’s Hartnett Holder & Co at Lime Wood and a slew of fab local pubs..." Visit our blog to read more.
Mary Maryon, editor of Hampshire's Muddy Stilettos blog
We loved the quiet of this location, whilst only being moments away from Lymington and Milford on Sea - it's ideal. All the family enjoyed the really spacious house - there were so many living areas that we never felt on top of each other and has a superb week. Grandparents were very pleased with the lovely downstairs bedroom and bathrooms :-)
Jackie, OxfordFebruary 2018
Slate Cottagefrom £315 per night
at a Glance...
- 11 + 2 babies
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Forest Retreat
- Family Friendly
- Dog Friendly
A big house styled mid-century cool, a huge dining room table for celebrating together-ness, miles of lovely coastline nearby, on the edge of a bustly and fun town, and only 2 hours from London. Happy days.
all the Essential details...
|Bedroom 1 :||Kingsize bed and en-suite shower room|
|Bedroom 2 :||Super king or twin room|
|Bedroom 3 :||Kingsize bed on ground floor|
|Bedroom 4 :||Bunk beds with truckle bed on ground floor|
|Bedroom 5 :||Snug/playroom has a sofa bed.|
|One :||Downstairs shower room|
|Two :||Downstairs family bathroom with roll top bath|
|Three :||En-suite shower room (Bed 1)|
All the rest...
|Garden :||Third of an acre garden that backs onto the paddocks at the rear of the property, it is enclosed but the gate itself needs to be shut to stop kids and dogs wandering. |
|Kitchen :||Double oven / Gas hob / Fridge freezer / Nespresso machine with milk frother & Cafetiere / Dishwasher / Washing machine / Tumble dryer|
|Mod Cons :||Two Smart TV's / BT Freeview / Bose sound system|
|Connectivity :||Free WiFi is reasonable speed (for a rural area!) and mobile signal is ok here for most providers|
|Parking :||Up to 4 cars|
|Kids' Stuff :||2 travel cots and 2 high chairs are provided. There is a good selection of toys here. Most are in the playroom and suit children from 1-6. Next door to the playroom there is another smaller playroom with an old school desk in it. There are masses of lovely reading books too. The garden is enclosed but Houdini's will escape - the front gate must be kept closed to stop kids going onto the lane. There is a full enclosed little garden off the kitchen for toddler garden play.|
|Pets :||2 dogs up to 20kgs are welcome at £40 per dog, per stay. There is a large dog crate we can put in the house if you'd like. We would consider a third dog staying. |
The garden is enclosed and well fenced to 4 feet high.