Stable Cottage

Manor Farm, Rockbourne, New Forest
Price: £750-£1390 per week
Sleeps: 6 + cot (10 with H208)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
  • Dog friendly
  • Woodburning stove
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • Tennis court
  • Wonderful walking on the farm's marked paths and bridleways
  • Non-smoking

What our guests say

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Availability and Booking

October 2017
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(NB flexible over Christmas & New Year)
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The price for your stay will be £525


The 1848 mellow brick stables once used for stabling the farm’s heavy horses at Manor Farm have been expertly converted to create two self-catering cottages of a particularly high standard awarded 4 stars, Gold Award by Visit England. Looking out across a large gravelled courtyard they form part of a fascinating collection of Grade 1 listed, medieval buildings at Manor Farm in the pretty Hampshire village of Rockbourne. The cottages offer wonderful opportunities for walking on the farm – about 1,000 acres of arable and pasture land – using the marked foot and bridle paths, which cross open farmland and natural bluebell woodland.

The two cottages are next to one another and can be booked individually or together, providing accommodation for up to 10 guests with a large, extendable dining table in Stable Cottage. Both cottages offer high quality accommodation, simply yet stylishly furnished and with the building’s original timber structure a real feature in many of the rooms.

About a 10 minute drive away is the boundary of the New Forest, one of England’s oldest remaining forests created by William the Conqueror. Now officially a National Park it encompasses large tracts of unenclosed wood, heath and grassland and supports a huge diversity of wildlife. The forest offers miles of foot, bridle and cycle paths and, in addition to its unique landscape, has a wide range of visitor attractions – Beaulieu (National Motor Museum), Buckler’s Hard (where Nelson’s favourite ship was built), Exbury Gardens (world famous Rhododendrons & Azaleas).

Also within easy driving distance of Manor Farm 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. The World Heritage city of Bath is a must for a day's excursion. Fordingbridge, 3½ miles away, with its arched stone bridge over the River Avon, is the nearest shopping centre 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.

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Stable door entrance into a lobby area. Open plan living room with sitting area and woodburning stove, dining area with extendable table, fitted kitchen and utility cupboard. Stairs to landing with space for a cot. 3 bedrooms – large double height master bedroom with twin beds, which can be connected to make a super kingsize double, en suite shower room/wc; double bedroom with kingsize bed; third bedroom with drawer bed offering a choice of one 2’6’’ single, two adjacent single beds or a kingsize double. Bathroom/wc.

Outside there is 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 farm 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.


  • Woodburner - initial supply of logs included in rent
  • Oil fired central heating - oil included in rent April - October, otherwise at cost
  • Bed linen & towels included in rent
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Flat screen TV (freeview) & DVD
  • WiFi broadband
  • Dishwasher
  • Auto washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Microwave
  • Use of hard tennis court - correct shoes to be worn please
  • Outside catering can be arranged for special occasions
  • Ample parking
  • Shops 1½ miles
  • Pub 400 yards
  • 1 well behaved dog, strictly by arrangement – livestock and game in surrounding farmland
  • Non-smokers only
  • £150 utilities/dilapidations deposit payable on booking


What our guests say

I just wanted to send a note to say what a wonderful time we all had at Stable Cottage this weekend. The setting was perfect, pub, walking and tennis were great and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

Mrs Hargreaves, 2 October 2017

Fantastic place to stay

We absolutely loved our stay at Stable Cottage. The location for us was perfect to explore The New Forest. The cottage was very clean and well presented, the beds were extremely comfortable. The only down point was the WiFi signal was a little poor for our teenagers, however it made them put down there phones for a while....... We used the bar-b-que a lot and ate outside which was lovely and the boys could get a decent WiFi signal. We had no problems and would definitely stay again.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 17 January 2016. 5 of 5 stars.

A very well appointed cottage in a lovely location

We stayed in Stable Cottage in September 2015 to celebrate a special family occasion. As there were 10 of us we also rented the adjoining cottage – The Tallet. Both premises were clean, well equipped and very comfortable. Being situated on a working farm it is a very peaceful location and has plenty of scope for walking.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 13 January 2016. 5 of 5 stars.
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A really lovely place to stay

Stable Cottage is a very comfortable and well equipped property in a peaceful village. The owners were most helpful. The facilities could not be faulted, and there is great privacy. We stayed to be able to assist our daughter with her wedding preparations.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 14 December 2015. 5 of 5 stars.
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