Rockbourne, New Forest Cottages
The Tallet is a stunning conversion of a former stables and is just one part of a fascinating group of Grade I listed, medieval buildings at Manor Farm in the pretty Hampshire village of Rockbourne.
The smaller of two holiday cottages, The Tallet has been specially designed to offer level access for disabled guests. You'll find an interior which has been designed with the highest of quality in mind yet is simply and stylishly furnished. The building's original timber structure has been retained and is a striking focal point in many of the rooms.
The Tallet can be booked individually or together with H 209 - The Stables, providing accommodation for up to 10 guests with a large, extendable dining table in Stable Cottage. Both cottages have been awarded 4 stars Gold Award by Visit England.
Entrance across a level, brick paved area into an inner entrance/Utility Room.
Open plan Living Area with sofa (converts to double bed for alternative sleeping), two armchairs and TV.
Dining Area with dining table/chairs.
Fitted Kitchen Area with oven and dishwasher.
Shower Room/WC (wheelchair accessible).
Bedroom One with king size bed and dressing area.
Bedroom Two with zip and link beds, offering the choice of a super king size double (6ft) or twin beds.
Family Bathroom/WC with hand-held shower attachment to the bath.
Plenty of space for sitting out on the brick-paved and gravelled areas in front of the cottages and the opportunity to picnic in the rural peace of the farmland which stretches out behind the cottages. A barbecue is supplied for each cottage. Shared use of the owners' hard tennis court is also available by arrangement.
Children welcome. Travel cot and highchair provided. One well behaved dog, strictly by arrangement - livestock and game in surrounding farmland. WiFi broadband. Outside catering can be arranged for special occasions. Use of hard tennis court - correct shoes to be worn please.
£150 damage deposit payable. Owner deducts a utilities charge from this deposit for stays between 01 November and 31 March of £25 per week and £20 for short breaks.
About a ten minute drive away is the boundary of the New Forest, one of England's oldest remaining forests. Now officially a National Park it offers 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 and 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.
"My husband and I stayed here for two weeks with our two children ages almost 2 and almost 4. We had a fantastic stay and thought the accommodations were very comfortable and very well thought out. It was a perfect home away from home. We love how secluded it was and the many walking trails available behind the cottage. It was in the perfect location for us to visit family and embark on many day trips. We went to Bournemouth, Lulworth Cove, Corfe Castle, Old Sarum, Old Wardour Castle, Exbury Gardens as well as the Highclere Country Show and Thatcham. We also spent a day in London by taking train from Salisbury. Moreover we did a small amount of damage to the cottage as we had an accident on the stairs, but the owners still returned some of our deposit, which was most unexpected. All in all we had a wonderful vacation and loved this cottage. We would definitely consider staying here again on future trips."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-06-14
"Wonderful cottage. Absolutely perfect for our family. We enjoyed the many footpaths and it was the perfect location for our numerous trips to Bournemouth, Corfe Castle, Durdle Door, Old Wardour Castle, Old Sarum and many more. Thanks for sharing this cottage with us. We would love to come back."Mr & Mrs Nagy 2017-06-01