• slow down with friends + family

  • elegant British style

  • plenty of space for big groups ...

at a Glance...

  • 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Forest Retreat
  • Luxury
  • Child Friendly

The Bend Retreat – Big, chic and built for celebrations, this big Victorian family house is a real find. Twelve can fit in for big meals and foodies and caterers will love the kitchen.

It’s a top spot to explore the western side of the New Forest and is near the beautiful and white sandy beaches on the Hampshire/Dorset border.

The style here is luxurious and practical. Colours are sleek and modern. It’s immaculately clean.

Groups will love the sitting room of The Bend which stretches the full width of the house. It allows plenty of space for up to twelve people to sit together. There is a dining room with a table that can also seat twelve. There is a good sized terrace for dining alfresco in the warmer months.

We love the generous playroom which is full of board games including a selection of toys for smaller children. There is also a full size Cornilleau Ping-Pong table – so get your house tournament on the go! The garden here is about 1/2 an acre and well fenced so little children can’t escape. There is a football goal on the extensive lawns.

 

more about this place...

This big Victorian house has been extensively and thoroughly renovated. The owners run several large houses and have missed nothing. The feel is curated and considered. It’s a nice touch that the art work around the house is themed around Impressionistic floral oil paintings.  The linen colours have been carefully chosen to compliment the art of course.

Inside

The style here at The Bend is luxurious but not over the top. Everything that should be shiny – is. Everything that should be fluffy – is. Linens are top quality and beautifully white.

The kitchen is open-plan and has a large centre island to give you masses of cooking space. Surfaces are smart in granite and walnut. The fridge/freezer is huge and there are 2 dishwashers. It’s set up to be functional and chic.

Next door to the kitchen is a large dining room to sit the full 12 of you staying. Caterers or cooks will like that they can cook, sort and clear in the kitchen with minimal disruption to the dining room.

The kitchen also opens out into the house-wide sitting room – slightly split into 2 parts – a morning room at the front – which looks down at the garden, and a sitting room. If you sit at one end it would be too far to converse politely with others at the opposite end – but there are plenty of seats and it’s a very comfortable place. There is an open fire here, wood is provided for you.

Upstairs are 4 bedrooms. All smart, chic and full of luxury touches. We like that all of them had good bedside lamps for reading. A nice touch. There is one ensuite in the main bedroom, and a large and smart family bathroom. There is good water pressure here so you can rattle through baths well without waiting ages to refill the hot water tank – useful!

On the Lower Ground floor it’s more of the same; 2 bedrooms with a shower room. We don’t think anyone will be disappointed with their rooms! The Games room is here too.

Outside

The garden is mainly flat, laid to lawns and isn’t overlooked by other houses –  the property is at the edge of a pretty hamlet and there are other houses to one side.

French doors lead from the sitting room directly onto the raised deck area in the garden. There are two seating areas one with views and access to the large garden and the other overlooking the front garden and fields.

The pretty hamlet of Neacroft is a quiet spot. It’s well within the New Forest National Park boundary. The location feels secluded and private but not isolated – you’re 5 minutes away from good pubs and the village shop is only a mile away.

 

from

£255 - 700 per night

all the Essential details...

Sleeping...

Bedroom 1 : Good size double bedroom with bay windows and fantastic views overlooking the New Forest countryside. 6ft King size bed and ensuite luxury bathroom with bath and shower.
Bedroom 2 : Good size double bedroom with bay windows and views overlooking the New Forest countryside. Double bed.
Bedroom 3 : Lovely good size double aspect sunny bedroom with great view over trees and countryside. Two 3ft “zip and link” beds that can be converted into a 6ft double (please request option when making your booking)
Bedroom 4 : Double bedroom. Two 3ft “zip and link” beds that can be put together (please request option when making your booking).
Bedroom 5 : Lower Ground floor - Double bedroom with a 5ft “zip and link” which can be separated (please request when making your booking)
Bedroom 6 : Lower Ground floor - Very large sunny double bedroom two 3.6ft “zip and link” beds that can be converted into a 7ft super king (please request option when making your booking)

Bathrooms...

Bathroom 1 : Ensuite to Bedroom 1 - has luxury bathroom with bath and shower.
Bathroom 2 : The house features an highly modern main bathroom with all amenities to include, bath, WC, large basin all finished in chrome for that extra luxury feel.
Bathroom 3 : The house features an highly modern shower room with all amenities to include, separate shower, WC, large basin.
Bathroom 4 - planned late in 2020 : A new shower room downstairs on the lower ground floor is planned later in 2020.

All the rest...

Garden : The garden is large, enclosed, flat and mainly laid to lawn. There are various outside tables to enjoy the sunny and warm weather
Barbeque available (coal)
Kitchen : It is fully equipped with dishwasher, two ovens, hob, microwave/grill and fridge freezer, numerous kitchen appliances and utensils. The dining room seats 12. Just off the kitchen is also a good utility room with washing machine, dryer, storage for muddy boots and a further toilet.
Mod Cons : The house has 2 SMART TVs, Sound System, Radio and the house has good fast WIFI throughout.
Connectivity : There is fast broadband & Wifi throughout the house.
Parking : Up to 6 cars. All can park off the lane on the gravel driveway area.
Kids' Stuff : We have 2 Baby Travel Cots (please bring your own bedding), 2 Highchairs and 2 Stair gates - all free of charge.
Books, games and DVD's all provided. There is a TV in the playroom - but the main event is the full size Ping-Pong table. The playroom opens into the garden via some steps and there is a football goal on the grassy lawn too.
Pets : Sorry - no pets allowed here.
view floorplan

Arrival & Departure

Mondays and Fridays are preferred. Please ask about Bank Holiday clashes with those days.

Arrive after : 4pm

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 £200.

good to know...

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...

Whilst you’re in the New Forest National Park, which is a great spot for long walks, cycling and horse riding – going to the nearby coast here is particularly British and special.

Stay here and you’re near the long and sandy beaches at Highcliffe and Mudeford. Both are charming. There are good cafe’s along the coast here. Read our Insiders Guide to the New Forest beaches, and our Insiders Guide to this area in particular here.

Hengistbury Head and Mudeford Spit is very close by. A gorgeous national heritage site with beautiful walks and sandy beaches, it’s a site of significant archeological importance. It also has a great cafe, restaurant and visitors centre too. The spit is most fun to arrive by the ‘noddy’ train, or take the ferry across from mudeford harbour.

Even nearer, on the ‘main land’ Avon beach is white sand and lifeguards in summer. It also has a fab cafe and further up you’ll find the Noisy Lobster – a well loved and brilliant cafe with some reputation.

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Sensational accomodation for our family 70th Birthday gathering. All dissppointed the weekend was far too short! The Bend has everything you could possibly need in a home - many thanks.

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AH, BerkshireMay 2019

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the location...

The south western side of the New Forest National Park and the Dorset/Hampshire border areas are marginally busier than the eastern side, but very lovely. The National Park areas are a combination of heath, oak and beech forests. Wild ponies live throughout the area. South and west of the park boundaries is a beautiful coastline. You’ll find Avon Beach, Highcliffe, Mudeford and Christchurch are all beautiful and whilst they can get busier in peak summer, are rarely so otherwise.

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The Bend
from £255 - 700 per night

Bransgore

at a Glance...

  • 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Forest Retreat
  • Luxury
  • Child Friendly

Big, chic and built for celebrations, this is a great family house. There is a big garden, football goal, full size ping pong table here… Don’t miss exploring the long sandy beach at Mudeford.

all the Essential details...

Sleeping...

Bedroom 1 : Good size double bedroom with bay windows and fantastic views overlooking the New Forest countryside. 6ft King size bed and ensuite luxury bathroom with bath and shower.
Bedroom 2 : Good size double bedroom with bay windows and views overlooking the New Forest countryside. Double bed.
Bedroom 3 : Lovely good size double aspect sunny bedroom with great view over trees and countryside. Two 3ft “zip and link” beds that can be converted into a 6ft double (please request option when making your booking)
Bedroom 4 : Double bedroom. Two 3ft “zip and link” beds that can be put together (please request option when making your booking).
Bedroom 5 : Lower Ground floor - Double bedroom with a 5ft “zip and link” which can be separated (please request when making your booking)
Bedroom 6 : Lower Ground floor - Very large sunny double bedroom two 3.6ft “zip and link” beds that can be converted into a 7ft super king (please request option when making your booking)

Bathrooms...

Bathroom 1 : Ensuite to Bedroom 1 - has luxury bathroom with bath and shower.
Bathroom 2 : The house features an highly modern main bathroom with all amenities to include, bath, WC, large basin all finished in chrome for that extra luxury feel.
Bathroom 3 : The house features an highly modern shower room with all amenities to include, separate shower, WC, large basin.
Bathroom 4 - planned late in 2020 : A new shower room downstairs on the lower ground floor is planned later in 2020.

All the rest...

Garden : The garden is large, enclosed, flat and mainly laid to lawn. There are various outside tables to enjoy the sunny and warm weather
Barbeque available (coal)
Kitchen : It is fully equipped with dishwasher, two ovens, hob, microwave/grill and fridge freezer, numerous kitchen appliances and utensils. The dining room seats 12. Just off the kitchen is also a good utility room with washing machine, dryer, storage for muddy boots and a further toilet.
Mod Cons : The house has 2 SMART TVs, Sound System, Radio and the house has good fast WIFI throughout.
Connectivity : There is fast broadband & Wifi throughout the house.
Parking : Up to 6 cars. All can park off the lane on the gravel driveway area.
Kids' Stuff : We have 2 Baby Travel Cots (please bring your own bedding), 2 Highchairs and 2 Stair gates - all free of charge.
Books, games and DVD's all provided. There is a TV in the playroom - but the main event is the full size Ping-Pong table. The playroom opens into the garden via some steps and there is a football goal on the grassy lawn too.
Pets : Sorry - no pets allowed here.

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