Detached Character Cottage, Direct Forest Access

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TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
5 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, travel cot
5 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, travel cot

Overview of Detached Character Cottage, Direct Forest Access

Entire homePrivate host

Detached Character Cottage, Direct Forest Access

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

5 bedrooms4 bathroomsSleeps 10

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
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Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSammy Miller Museum5 min drive
  • Popular LocationBurley Golf Club7 min drive
  • Popular LocationBarton-on-sea Beach9 min drive
  • AirportSouthampton (SOU)36 min drive

Space details

5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 10
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    2 child beds
    1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    1 king bed
Bedroom 5
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Detached Character Cottage, Direct Forest Access

Family-friendly cottage in New Milton
Penny Post Cottage, originally built in the 1800's used to be the local Tiptoe post office, it has been sympathetically extended and re-purposed over the years into a lovely family home. The cottage has picturesque gardens and comfortable living spaces with an open fire. There is off road parking for two cars and more parking available a few hundred metres up the road for any additional cars. A lockable garage for bike storage. There is a great pub a short walk up the road but it's real selling point is the peace and quiet being situated on the edge of the National Park. It's just a short drive to the coast and the ever popular market town of Lymington and of course Brockenhurst which is at the heart of the New Forest. There are ample riding schools, golf courses, bike routes (on and off road!), children's activities and of course freedom to roam across the expanse of the New Forest. Fabulous local produce available in nearby farmshops. Wifi available.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. This accommodation is furnished with sofa beds and dining tables. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. Cots/infant beds are also available.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

ruth nickoll

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage

Family friendly

  • Cot/infant bed available
  • High chair
  • Travel cot


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 5 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Fenced garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • 1 per room
  • Welcoming dogs only


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Marina nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 10


  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Marina
  • Mountain biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Theme parks
  • Waterskiing
  • Windsurfing

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Welcoming dogs only
1 per room
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Detached Character Cottage Direct Forest Access
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Detached Character Cottage, Direct Forest Access New Milton

About this area

New Milton

In a rural area, this cottage is in New Forest District, a neighbourhood in New Milton with great shopping. Highcliffe Castle and Prototype Bailey Bridge are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Burley Golf Club and Brockenhurst Manor Golf Club. Travelling with kids? Consider Oceanarium, or check out an event or a game at Fitness First Stadium. Waterskiing and windsurfing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Sammy Miller Museum - 5 min drive
  • Burley Park - 7 min drive
  • Burley Golf Club - 7 min drive
  • Barton-on-sea Beach - 9 min drive
  • Brockenhurst Manor Golf Club - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • New Milton Station - 5 min drive
  • Southampton (SOU) - 36 min drive


  • Bashley Manor Tea Rooms - 6 min drive
  • Poppins Restaurant - 6 min drive
  • Forest Edge Cafe & Teahouse - 6 min drive
  • Krua Thai 88 - 7 min drive
  • Camellias - 8 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 56 out of 73 reviews
5 - Excellent 77%
Rating 4 - Good. 16 out of 73 reviews
4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 73 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 73 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 73 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

We had a lovely time, cottage was run down, in need of a spruce up. Cleaning needed updating.
Stay was great , bedrooms were fine, downstairs shower no good. Bin situation no good. We arrived Thursday, bin already had full green bag in bin with no lid, bag was attacked rat and crows until we left Monday.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Family birthdays
The house was perfect for us.. Celebrating 5 birthdays that were missed during lockdown.. The property worked well , from Ages 9 to 92 the bedrooms and bathrooms were perfect.. The sitting room big enough for us all to sit together .. The gardens also proved perfect for our party and opening onto the New Forest were able to play rounders .. All in all great plenty of china, glasses and cutlery.... My only negative would be that the kitchen could do with a little tlc . Would definitely return .. and probably will ..
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Family togetherness
This was our 2nd visit to Penny-post the first many years ago. My Canadian family coming over it was my first thought as I new the children would love being able to walk out the back gate onto the heath to see the horses & foals. There were 4 generations of 9 and we never felt over crowded. You have a cattle grid almost outside but like before we didn’t notice it at night as the beds were so comfy we all slept well.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Lovely, comfortable house in beautiful area
We had a lovely time in this spacious,. comfortable and well equipped home. It was very clean and furnished to a high standard. The large enclosed garden suited us perfectly and it was in a great location in the New Forest so you felt close to nature and wilderness, but close to amenities and places of interest. We had a fantastic time and would definitely visit again. Thank you!
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Great house in new forest
House was as described perfect for toddlers dogs and the family
Stayed 11 nights in Apr 2022