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The Bothy Southampton, Hampshire

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From: €369 weekly Guests 2 Rooms 1 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Garden
  • Parking

Property Description

Holiday home
The Bothy is a quaint, detached cottage situated in the village of Boldre in the New Forest, South of England. With one king-size double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, this cottage can sleep two people. The rest of the cottage is made up of an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner. Outside is off road parking for one car and a lawned garden with patio and furniture. The Bothy is a charming, romantic cottage, ideal for couples looking to explore the beautiful New Forest and Hampshire coast.

Accomodation Details
All ground floor. One king-size double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.

The small village of Boldre is situated on the edge of the New Forest National Park, close to the Georgian harbour town of Lymington to the south and the bustling forest town of Brockenhurst to the north.

Hampshire offers a wealth of treasures, from rolling countryside, unspoilt beaches, glorious gardens and pretty villages to ancient forests, bustling market towns, historic ships and imposing castles.

Electric storage heaters with woodburner. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge (no ice box), washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Lawned front garden with patio and furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 1 mile, pub 0.8 miles. Note: No children.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
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Key Features
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Self-Catering Reviews

December 2021
Great place to stay, owners very nice and friendly, and if you like Bill will have the fire ready for you on your return.. Just tell him what time you will be back and you enter a really toasty cottage.. wonderful, Highly recommended. Safe, secure and so so peaceful, and even the deer pop in the morning on the lawn for breakfast.. Thanks We will be back..T
Mr Blackman
September 2020
Lovely owners very friendly .. The road outside the property busy with no footpath which meant the car every day but for us it did not cause a problem .a freezer compartment on the fridge would have been useful .have already booked to go again
Mr Blackman, September 2020
September 2020
It had everything you needed and the owners were very helpful..
Mr Dale, September 2020
August 2020
Perfect location less than a mile outside Lymington.. Very privately located within owners farm with great 360 views. Use of space really good and all facilities you could want, except for WiFi which is not a big deal if you have a big data bundle. Thanks to the lovely couple Mr & Mrs Barnes for a very relaxed experience, we hope to come back. Regards Paul & Julia
Woodroffe, August 2020
March 2020
Lovely, homely, clean cottage.. Great location - easy to get to other parts of New Forest. Friendly owners, on site so if any problems and delivery of fire wood every morning.
Mrs Willett, March 2020
February 2020
The owners of the Bothy Bill and Valerie are a very welcoming couple.. They came in every morning to relay the woodburning stove and if we were not back before 2 pm they would come in and light it so it was very cosy for us to return to. Naturally, they asked us when we arrived if we would like them to do it.
Mrs Martin, February 2020
January 2020
What a stay.. Bill and Valerie the owners were fantastic looked after us like family. Every day Bill lite the log burner. Small deer in the garden every day. Cannot fault our stay. Highly recommend.
Mr Wills, January 2020
December 2019
Great location.. Lovely owners, log burner lit everyday and roaring away when we got back from our days out.
Mrs Cherry, December 2019
November 2019
Mr and Mrs Barnes were wonderful hosts the cottage was immaculate with everything we needed perfect long weekend
Mrs Titcomb
May 2019
This is the second year we have stayed at the Bothy .. It has everything we need and is in a beautiful spot, the owners are there if you need them but the Bothy is quietly secluded and offers a peaceful retreat. The local garden centre with a restaurant called Rosie Leas is close by as are many pubs. The Forest was at its best and gives plenty of quiet places to walk or just relax. The Bothy is a wonderful place to stay.
Mr Smith
April 2019
The cottage is situated in a quiet location and provided everything that we required.. The owners live close by and are always happy to help. As well as radiators in the lounge and bedroom there is a wood burner which the owner came in daily to clean the ashes from the previous day and set it up for the next use. If you tell him when you will be back from your day out he'll even light it an hour in advance so its nice and warm to return to. That's a service!
Mrs Clark
March 2019
A lovely little cottage, very well equipped, wood burning stove was excellent.. Very helpful owners, going above and beyond in lighting the stove every day so cottage was warm when we returned from a day out. Peaceful situation but well sited for exploring the beautiful area. Deer in the field next to the cottage and lots of bird song.A lovely break. John and Linda Clark
Mrs Barker
March 2019
Had a lovely time at the Bothy.. The owners were extremely pleasant and helpful and the cottage very comfortable and well situated in a beautiful part of the New Forest.
Mr Sloan
March 2019
Very nice had a great Weekend will be back again this year..
Mr Gimbert
February 2019
We have stayed at The Bothy before.. The location is excellent for the New Forest and shopping. The hosts are friendly and helpful. During the cold months they provide an abundant supply of logs for the wood burner.
Mr Hewstone
February 2019
We were made to feel very welcome and the property was very cosy..
Mrs Loftus
January 2019
The Bothy was a super comfortable little cottage in a wonderful and interesting area.. The owners, Mr&Mrs Barnes were very friendly and helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. We would definitely recommend this cottage and will stay there again if ever we are in the same area.
Mr Hamon-cole
December 2018
Very helpful owners, he lit out fire every evening before we got back.. When we arrived there was tea and mince pies ready for us.
Mrs Nicholls
December 2018
Mr and mrs Barnes the owners were really lovely people We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived and they were really helpful to us.. Could not fault anything about the holiday.
Mrs Watson
October 2018
The Bothy is a lovely cottage - just the right size for a couple.. It's got a little private garden with table and chairs and most windows overlook fields (my husband saw deer grazing there one morning!). The landlord and landlady were very kind and provided us with more firewood to heat the wood stove in the living room than we could have ever wished for. It was amazing how warm the rooms got when the stove was in full swing! In terms of kitchen utensils, the only things that might have been nice to have would have been a cafetière and a garlic press. But these are minor details; everything else was absolutely fine. The location was ideal too - easy to get to anywhere in the New Forest. Some good heathland and woodland walks were just a few miles away from the cottage. Also there were at least 3 pubs not too far away (The Hobler, the Red Lion and the Filly Inn). I wouldn't recommend walking even to the nearest one - The Hobler - as the road is quite busy and there are no pavements. But it was excellent to have the choice of different establishments for dinners when one doesn't want to travel too far. And there is a Waitrose a few miles further down the road on the northern outskirts of Lymington - very convenient. We had a brilliant time and will highly likely return to this cottage!
Mr Hughes
August 2018
The property lacks nothing for two people wishing to have a relaxing time in a wonderful part of the UK.. Shops and a great Saturday market only a couple of miles away in Lymington. The owners live adjacent to the Bothy and are both friendly and have a wealth of local knowledge. One thing to note. , the property does not have internet but 3G mobile services are available.
Mrs Kitson
August 2018
If you want piece and quiet we recommend THE BOTHY a lovely little place to .... If you want piece and quiet we recommend THE BOTHY a lovely little place to stay, deer in the the field next to cottage,rabbits birds goshawk buzzards enjoyed watching garden birds in orchard every morning eating the fallen apples,cottage itself was very comfortable had every thing you needed though I never cooked as my son /daughter -in-law who live there took us out everyday site seeing, Thank you Mr Barnes for a lovely holiday
Mr Brough
June 2018
We are re-booking for the fifth year, it’s a great cottage!
Mrs Titcomb
June 2018
The cottage is set in beautiful and quiet surroundings.. The owners a delightful couple who were close by but not intrusive,happy to do anything we needed.
Mrs Smith
June 2018
The Bothy is ideal for a couple who like being away from busy towns.. Received a very warm welcome by the owners. Although this is located on a working farm, the field next to The Bothy this year was harvested for hay, and they were bayling the day we arrived, after this each morning we were greeted by either 2 or 3 resident deer, and a pair of buzzards, plus plenty of rabbits. Being so close to the New Forest there is an abundance of walks to try for all levels of experience, just need to take care if you start your walk from The Bothy as the main road does not have a foot path, and you need to walk on the verge which we found to be quite busy at times! Would definitely stay again if we returned to this area.
Mr Skinner
April 2018
The bothy is in an ideal spot for a quiet holiday in the heart of the new forest and the coast .. The owners of the bothy are very friendly and helpful,we would recommend this to anyone. We had a great week and would certainly go again. From booking to arriving you’re company made it all very easy thank you.
April 2018
Very comfortable cottage.. Didn't need the wood burner, but Valerie would have lit it for us if we had, we were fine with the electric radiator. My only suggestion is that maybe a hairdryer could be supplied (I forgot mine), although I'm sure Valerie would have lent me one, had I asked. I always take my pillow to self catering cottages, but this time didn't need it, pillows in The Bothy were lovely.
Mrs Vann
February 2018
After a very busy month at work we went for R & R and got just that.. Very friendly, helpful landlords, really cosy cottage and the New Forest nearby to visit. We couldn't have been happier.
Mr Oates
February 2018
We had a great time in the New Forest, and the Bothy exceeded our expectations as the photos do not do it justice.. We were made extremely welcome by our very kind hosts, who also largely dealt with the intricasies of the log burner, with which we were not familiar. Said log burner made the property so very warm and cosy, as we picked one of the coldest weeks this winter to date, this was especially welcome. The alternative heating is also effiecient and responsive. It was a great place for our holiday base, and we would definitely recommend this property.
Mr Clayton
November 2017
Initial booking was a bit of a pain, but was sorted out very quickly, could not fault the bothy, very friendly and helpful owners.. Definitely would return sometime. Many thanks.
August 2017
Our expectations, based on various reviews, were high,but were easily surpassed by this cottage. The quality of furnishings and fittings is high and the amenities comprehensive. It is beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. The owners are delightful, very helpful and unlike some holiday lettings, provided all the day to day requirements. The cottage is extremely private, facing a beautiful orchard to the front, open fields to the rear and surrounded by well manicured hedges. It is ideally situated for New Forest exploration but not too far from shops and pubs.We spent a week at The Bothy when the weather prevented us from spending as much time outside as we had planned. The cottage proved to be a haven from the inclement summer. If there were to be a criticism it is that the photographs do not do justice to this superb property.
Mr Brough
July 2016
This was our third visit to this property, it's ideal for us.
Mrs Hirsch
June 2016
The owners were very helpful when we arrived. The accommodation was first class, very clean and well maintained. All in all it was a very enjoyable holiday and I would heartily recommend it.
Mr Hayden
May 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. It is in lovely surroundings overlooking fields - it was so private. We will go back again.
Mr Carpenter
April 2016
Very helpful, pleasant and friendly owners and the cottage was ideally placed for access to the New Forest area.
Mr Mcardle
March 2016
The owners warmly welcomed us and on entering The Bothy we both said 'Wow!' The house is set in a well kept garden with mature fruit trees and a sheltered patio area. The garden itself overlooks open fields which was lovely. We particularly liked the accommodation; its comfortable furnishings and equipment were just right for the two of us. The owners kindly tended the log burner and gave some good hints and instructions for its use. There was an ample supply of information leaflets on places to eat and of interest in the surrounding countryside. We had a most enjoyable stay at The Bothy and would certainly recommend it to our friends.
Mr Mead
January 2016
The whole holiday was fantastic. Our hosts were incredibly friendly and helpful. We particularly enjoyed the log burning fire in the living room. Couldn't have asked for more.
Mr Smith
December 2015
We were very impressed with the cottage, it suited our needs perfectly and the owners were very friendly and helpful. It was a surprisingly spacious property and the wood burner was a wonderful source of warmth on a December night! The location was ideal for exploring the New Forest and was very easy to find. We would certainly recommend it and hopefully will come back to stay there in the future.
Miss Heath
December 2015
The cottage was situated in a quiet peaceful location but within excellent distance to all the amenities and towns. The cottage was very clean and spacious for a one bedroom and very cosy. The cottage has everything you could hope for. We would definitely stay there again in the future.
Mr Cook
July 2015
A very nice cottage in lovely surroundings with very friendly and helpful hosts.
Mrs Cheshire
June 2015
The Bothy was a home from home. It was beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean and had a very well equipped kitchen. In a very nice quiet, secluded location but the owners were on hand should you need them. We had a truly enjoyable holiday and would commend the owner on the way she had just made a few touches to make our stay more comfortable and enjoyable. Would definitely recommend this to anyone.
Miss Moore
April 2015
The Bothy was lovely, in a beautiful spot and we were very well looked after. Would definitely go back again and recommend to others!
Mr Watson
March 2015
Liked the friendliness and helpfulness of the owner as well as the lovely cosy wood burner and firewood freely provided. The situation of the cottage was also very good.
Mr Hannah
January 2015
It was larger than what we expected from the pictures and we found it neat and clean. The owners were friendly and very helpful but unobtrusive. Perfect for our romantic week in the new forest.
Mr Eydmann
January 2015
A beautiful cottage and very welcoming owners. Would definitely go back and would definitely recommend to others.
Jean S
January 2015
We have stayed in many self catering holiday lets for a considerable number of years. The Bothy was all we could have wished for. The cottage was very clean and tidy and well furnished. All the equipment worked well. The Bothy is situated off the main road and well secluded surrounded by an orchard and a paddock. Many places were easy to visit. Mudeford Quay is a very interesting and lovely place. A trip to Hythe on the river especially at tea-time usually means you can see the large holiday cruisers depart from Southampton and the ferry trip is interesting and you can view many of the boats in the harbour. Lyndhurst is a very busy small town and the Forest Drive is a really lovely experience. A car ferry from Lymington takes you to the Isle of Wight and Osborne House (Queen Victoria's residence.) The owners were absolutely charming and very helpful and we found them very friendly. The holiday was a delight and we loved staying in The Bothy. We thoroughly recommend it.
Mr Huyton
December 2014
Highly commendable. This property is top range, set at a realistic price and well designed for a couple to stay in for a quiet relaxing week. Plenty of places to visit locally, although some might be tempted to just stay home and enjoy their holiday break in The Bothy.
Mr Hobson
November 2014
Had a superb stay.
Mrs Smith
October 2014
We have been self catering for the past 35 years or more. The standard in accommodation during that time has risen to a very high standard. We were certainly not disappointed with The Bothy. The cottage furnishings were so pretty, the kitchen really easy to work in and all the equipment worked. The outlook over the garden from the lounge was a delight. The owners were kind, helpful and unobtrusive. A big thank you to them for a really happy time. We will certainly recommend this cottage.
Mr Morrison
September 2014
The Bothy is an outstanding cottage, very well equipped, in lovely surroundings and the owner has put a lot of thought into what is needed. The owner is very nice and helpful in everyday, definitely a cottage to return to.
Mr Strutt
August 2014
The cottage was very secluded and very well appointed. The owners were very pleasant and made us feel welcome. We had a thoroughly enjoyable week and would have no hesitation in recommending The Bothy to others. The addition of a New Forest car park pass was a bonus which came in very useful.
August 2014
Lovely comfortable cottage. Situated in grounds of owner's home, close to all facilities but standing alone with outlook over fields. Well equipped and very comfortable.
August 2014
A lovely little let. With fields on two sides, and secluded garden on the other two. A very pretty place with a lovely outlook. There was even a friendly horse that could almost be stroked from the kitchen and bathroom windows. The bothy is light, spacious, and comfortable. It is very close to the lovely town of Lymington and also the new forest. On the down side, there was supposed to be a starter pack of fuel for the fire, but we were told that wasn't lit at the time of year we were there. The use of the woodburner is quite a draw, and having woodburners ourselves, we took extra fuel of our own, which we then had to take back. It's quite wrong to make a big thing about a feature then say someone cannot use it. The shower needed a whole bottle of bleach to remove the mold and make it safe to use. And the mugs and general kitchen cutlery etc. could have been cleaner..
Mr Brough
July 2014
A very nice cottage in a peaceful setting. This cottage is a great place to stay and is in a very good location for the New Forest and the Dorest/Hampshire coast.
Mrs Humphreys
April 2014
The friendliness of the owners and the overall atmosphere of the cottage.
Mr Norman
April 2014
Our holiday cottage, The Bothy, was a delight to stay in. Like home from home. And the views over the grounds are lovely. It is very peaceful there with lots of beautiful bird song. The cottage is a credit to the owners who are friendly and helpful but not interfering. The New Forest is just a wonderful place to visit and there is a lot to see.
Ms Wright
April 2014
The cottage itself was lovely - very peaceful and private - and the owners were very friendly. Everything we needed was provided, and the free parking pass was a very welcome surprise.
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