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Sunnydell Cottage

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  • a calm leafy oasis...

  • perky and quirky...

  • beautiful forest to explore

Sunnydell Cottage

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at a Glance...

  • 5 + 1 Child + 1 Baby
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Forest Retreat
  • Swimming Pool
  • Child Friendly

Sunnydell Cottage is a family friendly holiday cottage deep in the New Forest in Burley with a heated swimming pool during the warmer months.

This perky and quirky house is old and full of character with low ceilings making it feel perfectly cottagey and cosy. Sunnydell Cottage has great downstairs sleeping options so will work well for mixed age groups.

You’ll find the cottage in a large clearing among ancient trees. It’s a calm, leafy oasis, where birdsong surrounds you, wild ponies hang their heads over the gate for apples, and best of all you can walk out into the wild forest for miles in every direction. The village of Burley, lovely pubs and little shops are just a 10 minute walk away.

Extra rooms are available on request at Sunnydell Cottage as it benefits from ‘stables’ across the garden. As well as a fantastic playroom that opens out onto the garden, it’s also a perfect spot for yoga. Please do get in touch to find out more about this extra space.

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Inside Sunnydell Cottage

The newly renovated kitchen here is built for families to chat, play games and spend time around the big kitchen table, which seats 8. There is a modern wood burner here to keep you warm on cold nights and the kitchen is well set up for cooks including a Magimix and bread maker.

The sitting room is in the oldest part of the house and has lovely cosy low ceilings typical of old New Forest cottages. A grand fireplace takes centre stage with a log burner ready for a roaring fire to keep you warm. A window alcove creates a perfect reading nook complete with a mini library.

Furthest from the kitchen, through the sitting room, you’ll find a downstairs double room with ensuite shower and toilet. The bedroom’s double doors open straight onto the garden terrace which is a great sun trap and perfect for reading and resting quietly away from the pool.

Upstairs you’ll find another double room and a bright single room. In the single room there is a small additional bed suitable for a child up to 6 years old or this room can be used instead for a travel cot.

There is a boot room which also houses the main fridge freezer, there is a small under counter one in the kitchen. The bathroom downstairs is bright and breezy and has a shower over the bath. This room is also the main downstairs toilet for the cottage.

The site is a quarter of an acre in total and mostly set to lawn. There are a couple of apple trees to provide shade by the pool. Children will love this space for playing games, tucking away around corners and escaping into the wilderness.

For the twitchers we have nut hatches, great spotted and green woodpeckers, jays, tits, wagtails, starlings and sparrows, plus the odd buzzard flying over. All you need to do is put nuts and seeds in the feeders.

There are two seating areas, one under the apple tree, the other in the gravel area next to the barbecue. Sunbathers will want to move from one to the other to get maximum vitamin D! Four sun loungers are provided.

The Pool

The pool is heated to 25-26 C from approx’ mid June to mid Sept – start and end dates depend on the weather. It is fenced, has a super-safe cover and a pool changing room in the Stables too.

Family

This is a fantastic property for small families with the surrounding garden and swimming pool and the forest being right on the doorstep. We have a travel cot for you to use in one of the bedrooms. There is also a playroom in the stables, please do talk to us for more information about using this space.  We provide two cots and two high chairs.

There are child friendly biking trails from the house itself or if you fancy a coastal excursion you can head to the beach by car in 20 minutes. If you want to explore the forest by horse back, there is a horse riding centre nearby which is great for families. You can even create your own treasure hunt for kids in the woods by burying real treasure for them to find and use our guide to make your map.

Best for…

Small groups and families wanting to sprawl out and relax.

What are the quirks here? (We like to be honest)…

The cottage is accessed by a bumpy gravel track, we suggest driving slowly.

Parking in winter can be wet by the third and fourth parking space.

Accessibility

There is a small step coming in from the back door into the cottage and a slightly larger step into the Stables. There is a downstairs bedroom in the cottage and it has a walk in shower room with no steps.

So if you are organising a group with less mobile people then read our ideas (and tested excursions) here in our blog ‘Holidaying with less mobile folk? Here’s where to go, what to do!’

And if you are organising a celebration for those in their 60’s + please visit our blog post ‘Four easy ideas for memorable 60th, 70th & 80th birthdays’

Please note – If you have booked for a low occupancy stay then the stables area will not be included in your booking please do get in contact with us if you are interested in this extra space.

from

£100-350 per night

all the Essential details...

Sleeping...

Bedroom 1 : Double bed - with ensuite shower room (no door) downstairs
Bedroom 2 : Super king or twin bed
Bedroom 3 : Single room with a cot, or a child's mattress - for up to 6 year olds

Bathrooms...

One : Family bathroom with shower over the bath
Two : Ensuite shower room (Bed 1)

All the rest...

Garden : A good sized garden with patio area, table and chairs, BBQ, sun loungers and a picnic table. Bikes can be stored inside in the garage.
Kitchen : Oven and hob / Fridge freezer / Microwave / Coffee machine / Dishwasher / Panasonic Bread maker / Magimix / Washing machine / Tumble dryer
Mod Cons : Bluetooth connected sound system,  32″ TV,  DVD player and good DVD selection
Connectivity : WiFi is available. Phone signal dependant on networks.
Parking : Up to 2 cars in the garden, another 2 outside.
Kids' Stuff : This property is great for children with the fenced pool during the warmer months, the large secluded garden and the endless possibilities for exploring out into the forest.
Pets : Dogs are welcome at £40 per dog, per stay. Two dogs maximum please.
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Arrival & Departure

Arrive after : 3.30pm

Depart before : 10am

Essential Info

Free and included in your booking cost are: all bedding and linen, towels for the house, kitchen essentials, any baby kit you've requested and cleaning the house after you leave. We also supply a welcome pack with some treats to get you going for tea when you arrive. Enjoy!

Payment Info

A 50% deposit is required to confirm your booking, with the remaining balance due 8 weeks before your stay. A security deposit is also due before your arrival for this house of £750.

good to know...

Local Burley Shop - just down the road and run by a very jolly ex-Harrods team. There's a really good selection of most things you could need, and excellent quality, local meat and deli items too.

Don't forget, we're all locals so if you have any queries about the information we have provided or have any special requests for your stay, please just ask.

Call us

+44 (0) 1590 462005

Email

hello@newforestescapes.com

what makes this special...

The house is perfect for families. Those with little ones will love that it’s totally fenced – only Houdinis can get out. The pool is also well fenced. Whilst those with kids who are old enough to enjoy their freedom will love it because there is no proper road to cross to get out – just a very pot-holed lane which just the postman uses.

There are great trees to climb and wood to forage for the fire pit, just outside the gate. Adult groups can plan for long walks to good pubs. Horse riding from nearby is also fun.

There is a 7 mile walk to lovely tea rooms between Burley and Brockenhurst up a disused railway. It’s perfect for cycling for families (you can get bikes delivered here). Streams on the way to play in.

don't just take our word for it...

Read real reviews from guests that have stayed with us at Sunnydell Cottage

After deciding to take the family away to a cottage for Christmas, I finally came across New Forest Escapes and I'm so glad I did. Rachel couldn't have been more helpful finding me the right one which was Sunnydell. Perfect location, large enough for us all with the separate stables, cosy and warm with lots of logs for the fires, beautiful white bedding, big fluffy towels and plenty of hot water for showers, lots of toys in the playroom for the two granddaughters and even some for grown ups. Even a washing machine and tumble dryer if needed, and of course the swimming pool during the summer would be great. The owners certainly wanted to ensure everything was there for us to enjoy. The added bonus was the ponies coming to see us every morning at the gate, and of course the daily walks in the forest meant we met lots more much to the delight of the granddaughters. Even the weather was kind to us too. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble when having to contact Robyn, and having Jan meeting us when we arrived made us all feel very welcome. We all had a lovely time and would certainly love to return.

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Shirley from Goring by Sea, Worthing

Being a party of nine adults and three young babies, finding affordable infant friendly places to stay in beautiful locations was difficult but Sunnydell was perfect. The house is beautiful and cosy in a wonderful setting. We could not have been more comfortable, the beds were dreamy, the towels were soft and the layout of Sunnydell gave us plenty of space and safe areas for our crawling tots to explore. Every room had everything we needed and the playroom was equipped with lots of toys and games for children of any age. The owners had thought of everything and the travel cots and highchairs were ideal for the babies and less for us to worry about packing and assembling. The welcome pack gave us lots of tips for places to visit and plenty of information and options for treats and catering support which would be really useful if you were coming here for a celebration or wanted to put your feet up and be pampered. The staff from New Forest Escapes were also especially helpful and made sure we had everything we needed for a truly lovely break. We could not fault this place or New Forest Escapes and would definitely love to return to Sunnydell or one of the other properties managed by this company in the area.

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Helen from Warwick

the location...

Burley is a tiny village in the middle of the National Park. To get there you must drive across the heathland and ancient wooded parts of the Park.

Ponies wander freely thought the centre of the village. It is most certainly their home ground. The local golf course, very close to the house, is a particular favourite of theirs and golfers have to play around the ponies who live all over the whole course.

The village has lots of little shops. Much of it focusing on myth, magic and mystery. Ancient lore has it that a witch lived here in Burley. The local convenience store is run by Ex Harrods employees - its good. Plus there is the local bike shop that will deliver bikes to you for your stay. Ask us for more details.

T: +44 (0)1590 462005  E: hello@newforestescapes.com

Sunnydell Cottage
from £100-350 per night

Burley, Hampshire

at a Glance...

  • 5 + 1 Child + 1 Baby
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Forest Retreat
  • Swimming Pool
  • Child Friendly

Sunnydell is a family friendly holiday cottage deep in the New Forest in Burley with a heated swimming pool in the warmer months.

This perky and quirky house is old and full of character with low ceilings making it a cosy retreat. It sleeps up to five people with good downstairs sleeping options so it is particularly well-designed for VIP birthdays and those with little ones.

The pool is heated from May to the end of September.

You’ll find the cottage in a large clearing among ancient trees. It’s a calm, leafy oasis, where birdsong surrounds you, wild ponies hang their heads over the gate for apples, and best of all you can walk out into the wild forest for miles in every direction.

all the Essential details...

Sleeping...

Bedroom 1 : Double bed - with ensuite shower room (no door) downstairs
Bedroom 2 : Super king or twin bed
Bedroom 3 : Single room with a cot, or a child's mattress - for up to 6 year olds

Bathrooms...

One : Family bathroom with shower over the bath
Two : Ensuite shower room (Bed 1)

All the rest...

Garden : A good sized garden with patio area, table and chairs, BBQ, sun loungers and a picnic table. Bikes can be stored inside in the garage.
Kitchen : Oven and hob / Fridge freezer / Microwave / Coffee machine / Dishwasher / Panasonic Bread maker / Magimix / Washing machine / Tumble dryer
Mod Cons : Bluetooth connected sound system,  32″ TV,  DVD player and good DVD selection
Connectivity : WiFi is available. Phone signal dependant on networks.
Parking : Up to 2 cars in the garden, another 2 outside.
Kids' Stuff : This property is great for children with the fenced pool during the warmer months, the large secluded garden and the endless possibilities for exploring out into the forest.
Pets : Dogs are welcome at £40 per dog, per stay. Two dogs maximum please.

www.newforestescapes.com