In the New Forest National Park, Idylic location, Sleeps 6
Sara and I have three Children and were on a mission to find the best place in the UK to raise a family, that suited our active, outdoors life style. After years of research across every part of the UK we 'discovered' the New Forest and found one of the most special places in the world to live. Ancient forests, endless tracks, stunning beaches an abundance of wildlife, wonderful people and a National Park that wraps itself around you - stay a few days and you won't want to leave!
Why Craig chose Lymington
Woodcutters Cottage is a 300 year old traditional Wheat Reed thatched cottage that is in the process of being fully restored by it’s current owners. The property was originally built and owned in the early 1700’s by a woodcutter who was employed by the Royal Estate and was originally named Rose Cottage, until at some point in the 20th century when the cottage was renamed Cago Cottage. Since purchasing the property we have renamed and registered the property as Woodcutters Cottage to reflect the unique history of this beautiful chocolate box cottage. Many of the original features can still be found today including the ‘dry stone wall’ that can be seen from the lodge window and fresh water drinking well. A further point of interest is that both the cottage and the lodge can be seen on the current New Forest ordnance survey map, which always helps if you’re out trekking and trying to find your way home!
What makes this Cabin unique
This really is one of the most wonderful places in the UK with beautiful ancient forests, stunning beaches, gorgeous pubs, wildlife galore and wonderful friendly people. The solent is among one of the very best sailing waters in the world and the Jurassic coast is on our doorstep starting at the absolutely stunning Studland bay, with its crystal clear water and sandy beaches. Winter or Summer, Spring or Autumn the New Forest is a very special place to be, with endless forest walks, cosy pubs, roaring fires and excellent food a welcome so warm that you won't want to leave.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
No all male bookings please
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Comfortable short stay. Owners friendly and helpful. Fresh eggs and wine a nice touch.
A great location for access to both the Forest and the coast. Great accommodation, extremely well hosted.
A great short break
It was such a lovely stay. The lodge was extremely comfortable and the location was great. We had a fab time.
Shame that there is no oven and only a two ring plug in hob
Shame there is no outside space given size of garden
Otherwise nice little lodge
Had a lovely trip away
Short break in November
The property was very clean, spacious and well equipped. The fresh eggs, milk, biscuits and wine was a lovely touch.
A Luxury timber framed lodge tucked away in the heart of the New Forest National Park. Perfectly located for cyclists, walkers, or families who want to explore the stunning scenery, endless forest walks or award winning local beaches. The lodge is situated in the grounds of a 300 year old thatched cottage and guests can benefit from private parking a dedicated lodge entrance, power showers, cotton sheets, peace and tranquillity.
The lodge is located within the New Forest National Park and is ideally located for walkers, cyclists and families. A separate bike storage area is available free of charge and a daily supply of fresh eggs from the cottage chickens provide the perfect start to a day exploring the endless Forest tracks. A full bespoke guide of places to visit, routes and forest paths and tracks, can also be provided by the owners for walkers, cyclists and families tailored to each groups interests.
All guests have 2 parking spaces, with separate access to the lodge. Separate access to the private tennis court is available by separate negotiation with the owners. The cottage gardens are private and guests have no access to this area.
The owners of the lodge are available to offer advice and recommendations on places to enjoy, eat and visit to suit a wide range of requirements and can also assist to arrange sailing and cycling access at preferential rates.
Woodcutters Lodge is on the edge of the tranquil New Forest village of Sway, and is a short and very pleasant walk from the open forest. Situated on a quiet country lane the lodge looks out over beautiful paddocks and horses on one side and backs onto the owners private gardens on the other.
A local bus service is within walking distance, and the main line railway station provides a regular service to London Waterloo in 90 minutes.
Other things to note
The gardens are a private area and unavailable to guests. Bike hire can be arranged by us and bikes delivered/collected from the lodge (Please ask for prices)