Percy's Retreat

Rockbourne, New Forest
Price: £500-£845 per week
Sleeps: 3
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
  • Contemporary and stylish ground floor accommodation 10 minutes' drive from the New Forest
  • Dog friendly
  • WiFi broadband
  • Woodburning stove
  • Not suitable for children under 5
  • Non-smoking

What our guests say

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. W....

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The price for your stay will be £350


20% discount for all holidays ending on or before 21st October


Quietly situated along a country lane on the edge of the pretty village of Rockbourne, this is an enchanting retreat set in the garden of an ancient thatched cottage dating back to 14th century. Thoughtfully revived and refurbished, the interior is now tastefully decorated in restful Farrow and Ball colours and furnished in an uncluttered, contemporary style. 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.

There are great walks and cycle rides on the doorstep and Rockbourne’s highly recommended thatched pub, The Rose and Thistle is a 10 minute walk away at the other end of the village; you’ll pass the entrance to Rockbourne's Roman Villa on the way. The country road leading south out of the village will bring you to the small country town of Fordingbridge on the banks of the River Avon and to the New Forest National Park boundary just 10 minutes’ drive away. To the north the historic cathedral city of Salisbury is only 12 miles while to the south, the beaches, yachting marinas and resorts (Lymington, Christchurch, Poole and Bournemouth) of the South Hampshire and Dorset coastline are about 20 to 25 miles.


(All ground floor): entrance into a very spacious, contemporary open-plan living room with natural pine floor comprising a comfortable sitting area where you can snuggle up on the corner sofa in front of the woodburner and a well-lit dining area with table for four. Off this room there is a separate kitchen with fitted units and Belfast sink, a pretty double bedroom with sumptuous, super kingsize bed, a single bedroom and a very smart, contemporary bathroom/wc with separate shower over the bath.

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.)


  • Oil fired central heating, logs, electricity, White Company bed linen & towels and a welcome pack included in rent
  • Flat screen TV (freeview)
  • WiFi broadband
  • Auto washing machine
  • Slimline dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Driveway parking
  • Rose and Thistle pub ¾ mile
  • Local shops 1½ miles
  • Non-smokers only
  • One small well behaved pet welcome
  • Not suitable for children under 5


What our guests say

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.

"A little gem"

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, 06 September 2017. 5 of 5 stars.

Splendid holiday at Percy's Retreat in Rockbourne

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, September 2017.
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What a gem! Stylish, well equipped and very comfortable especially the bed! Lovely location, peaceful, secluded but not isolated. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to come back again. Would recommend to anyone who wants a change of pace - brilliant!

The Stamp family, August 2017.

Wonderful week - despite the weather! Such a lovely, comfortable Cottage - absolutely ideal for the three of us. Wish we could stay longer!

Mrs Henderson, June 2017

Beautiful cottage

We stayed here for a short stay but loved it, like home from home with everything you needed to make your stay so relaxing. Lovely enclosed garden area to sit in and accommodation clean and spacious and we were able to bring our dog which was the main point of our holiday. Lots of walks nearby which was a bonus and the New Forest only a short 5-10 minutes drive away. Everything was in easy reach. Will definitely stay again.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 13 April 2017. 5 of 5 stars.

....and three months later... we came back! Spring break! The walks take on a different perspective entirely - beautiful blossom everywhere and bluebells covering the woods. Another relaxing stay here at Percy's Retreat, so quiet and lovely to hear bird song. We will be back!

Ms K Stevenson, April 2017.

Lovely place with everything you need. Perfect setting for a break away with the dog Alfie. Amazing walks nearby; you could not ask for any better accommodation. Thank you for everything.

Mr & Mrs Wright, April 2017.

Lovely hideaway in a great location!!!

Stayed at Percy's retreat this week and could not fault it. Felt secluded but not isolated. All rooms were decorated to a good level and the kitchen was fully equipped with high quality utensils. There was plenty of room for the three of us and the log burner was a real bonus. It is surrounded by footpaths and is also a short drive of all the main attractions in the New Forest and a short distance from Salisbury. The Rose & Thistle in the village has top quality food and excellent service. Would highly recommend.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 17 February 2017. 5 of 5 stars.

We had a wonderful relaxing stay at 'Percy' with lots of walks and visits to local pubs & coffee/tea rooms in the area. A lot of thought has gone into creating "Percy's Retreat.

Mr & Mrs Francis, February 2017.

An extremely enjoyable stay - relaxing and wonderful location. The beds were comfortable. We would definitely come here again.

Mr & Mrs Perry, February 2017

Perfect getaway

My friend and I have just returned from a weekend at Percy's Retreat. It is a beautiful property, renovated and furnished with great taste and style. The owner's live next door, are very friendly and on hand should you need anything but are not in any way intrusive. We took my dog and did some fabulous walks right from the doorstep, amazing scenery and Rockbourne is such a pretty village with a fabulous pub, the Rose and Thistle. I can highly recommend a stay here, in fact I am about to book my next weekend break here!

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 23 January 2017. 5 of 5 stars.
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