Rockbourne, New Forest Cottages
Hidden away on the edge of the New Forest on one side and the Cranborne Chase "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty", Percy's Retreat really is an outstanding holiday home. This is an enchanting retreat set in the garden of an ancient thatched cottage that dates back to 14th century, so there's plenty of history here! The coutryside surrounding you is simply stunning, and if you decide to bring your dog or come as a couple you will have plenty of beautiful walks to enjoy. Inside the owners have thoughtfully revived and refurbished this old building to create a smart and contemporary retreat. The interiors are tastefully decorated in restful Farrow and Ball colours and furnished in an uncluttered, smart style, with many attractive touches that give it a unique appeal. The open-plan living room has a great feeling of light and space and the main bedroom boasts a luxurious super kingsize bed. Both rooms open out onto a small verandah where you can relax and enjoy an alfresco meal.
For a break or a longer holiday away, this part of England is outstanding and with a pub up the road plus some super places to visit nearby, you are sure to enjoy your stay. We think it's just great!!
ACCOMMODATION (All on one level)
Entrance into a very spacious, contemporary Open-Plan Living Room with natural pine floor.
Seating/Living Area has a large, smart 'corner-style' sofa, additional arm chair plus wood burning stove with TV and DVD.
Dining Area has a good sized table and four chairs
Kitchen is well equipped with electric hob, oven and grill, fridge, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher.
Bedroom One is lovely a light with French doors to the side to the garden area; super Kingsize doube bed (huge!!) with chest of drawers and storage space
Bedroom Two with single bed.
Bathroom, has a bath, seaprate shower over, WC and washbasin.
Immediately outside Percy's Retreat there are secluded, lawned and gravelled garden areas bordered by hedging which are perfect for al fresco dining.
(Please note that because of the thatched roof on the owner's cottage barbecues are not permitted.)
White Company bed linen & towels. 1 small well-behaved pet welcome. No smoking. Unsuitable for children under 5. WiFi available and incl.
Percy's Retreat is a detached cottage quietly situated along a country lane on the edge of the pretty village of Rockbourne.
With a few minutes drive is the boundary of the New Forest, one of England's oldest remaining forests and somehwere to behold as it really is stunning! Now officially a National Park it offers miles and miles of foot, bridle and cycle paths for those searching for outdoor activities and there is also plenty of wildlife to spot, not least the famous wild ponies which roam freely, all within this unique landscape.
Visitor attractions such as Beaulieu (National Motor Museum), Buckler's Hard (where Nelson's favourite ship was built) and Exbury Gardens (world famous Rhododendrons & Azaleas) are also located within the New Forest.
Also within easy driving distance are the historic cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester, Wilton House, Longleat Safari Park and the beaches, yachting marinas and resorts of the South Hampshire and Dorset coastline.
For a day out slightly further afield The World Heritage city of Bath has so much to offer, with it's Roman Baths a particular attraction.
Fordingbridge, the nearest town at around four miles away, has a range of independent shops, pubs and restaurants while Rockbourne itself boasts its own Roman Villa, trout fishery and a very popular thatched pub, The Rose and Thistle, which is just a few minutes' walk from Manor Farm.
"A charming cottage evidently styled by someone with a keen eye for interior design; a most comfortable stay, lovely setting and so many great walks and places of interest nearby. With thanks."Mr and Mrs J.16 September 2017. 2017-09-16
"Spent a lovely relaxing week at Percy's Retreat and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The accommodation is stylish,well equipped and very comfortable and the location is great. Ideal for a change of pace, couldn't fault it."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-09-06
"Comfortable country house. Although small, very convenient and high ceiling gives a spacy feeling - pleasant welcome with Cava in the fridge. Very well situated in beautiful countryside. Excellent pub 'Rose and Thistle' in Rockbourne, assumed as one of the best in the UK (you should go out dining there). Close to the New Forest, Salisbury, Stonehenge, the Jurassic Coast, Portsmouth historic dockyard and Winchester within easy reach by car."Mr Frank Nobels 2017-09-01