The Apothecary's Cottage

Nr Ringwood, New Forest
Price: £1130-£2307 per week
Sleeps: 8/9 + cot
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
  • Large family house set in 2.5 acres of garden with New Forest woodland walks on the doorstep
  • Dog friendly
  • Ground floor bedroom and bathroom
  • Open fire (October to March)
  • Gas-fired Aga
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • Non-smoking

What our guests say

Superbly maintained period property with a wealth of wildlife nearby including deer venturing into gardens! Excellent retreat.

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Availability and Booking

November 2017
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Available for bookings of any length
Available for Fri - Fri weekly bookings
(NB flexible over Christmas & New Year)
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The price for your stay will be £848

Small Party Discount


34% discount applies for parties of 4 or fewer using 2 bedrooms, subject to booking within 4 weeks of the holiday date and excluding Easter, 26/05 - 02/06, 16/06 - 25/08, Christmas & New Year.

If you think your booking is eligible tick the box below. Our office staff will check your booking before confirming it.

Where applicable, the Small Party Discount supersedes any other Special Offer, available at the time of booking.


Set in 2½ acres of garden, within the New Forest National Park boundary and just half a mile’s walk from open heath and ancient woodland, The Apothecary’s Cottage has undergone extensive refurbishment - now graded 4 stars by Visit England - to provide very comfortable accommodation, admirably suited for two families or a large party. The cottage has a wonderful garden, with an abundance of shrubs and wild flowers. This is a haven for wildlife, including several species of deer and a huge variety of birds. Inside, the accommodation combines spacious and flexible living spaces with elements of its original character, parts of which date from 17th century.

The Apothecary’s Cottage is less than 5 minutes from the A31 trunk road and is well placed for exploring the surrounding area; the historic market town of Ringwood, with good shopping and leisure facilities, is 2 miles away and the New Forest village of Burley with its picturesque cottages, shops and tea rooms is 4 miles. The New Forest provides an almost limitless variety of outdoor pursuits – walking, riding, cycling, golf and watersports, both on inland waters and on the coast. Attractions not to be missed are Beaulieu (National Motor Museum & Palace House), Bucklers Hard (waterside village) Exbury Gardens (stunning azeleas & rhododendrons). A beautiful stretch of the Hampshire/South Dorset coastline from Lymington to Poole Harbour is also within convenient driving distance.

Available again for bookings in 2016


Approach along a gravel drive. Entrance hallway. Downstairs wc. Large, light sitting room with open fireplace (available October to March), upright piano and two sets of French windows leading out to the front and rear gardens. Downstairs double bedroom and en suite bathroom/wc with shower over the bath. Smaller sitting room/snug with fireplace containing an electric ‘woodburning effect’ stove. 2 steps lead down to a very attractive, 35ft long, double height kitchen with spacious dining area, French windows leading out to a terrace with teak table and chairs – perfect for alfresco dining. Separate utility area. Upstairs: 3 bedrooms, each with a wash basin; master bedroom with 5ft double bed, twin bedroom with ‘memory foam’ mattresses, further twin bedroom with extra ‘day bed’. Bathroom/wc with double ended, free-standing bath and large, walk-in shower. Further separate wc.

Very large garden to the front of the cottage with lawned areas, flower and shrub borders and summerhouse. A large terrace at the rear overlooks two meadows crossed by a small stream and bog garden. Stone barbecue and log-fuelled patio heater.


  • Open fireplace (October to March) - logs, gas fired central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Cot & 2 high chairs
  • 2 colour TVs (freeview) & DVD players, one with VCR
  • 2 Sony stereo systems, one with Ipod dock
  • WiFi broadband
  • Telephone for incoming calls
  • Auto washing machine/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Large fridge/freezer
  • Gas fired 2- oven Aga plus separate 5 ring gas hob & double oven with grill
  • Microwave
  • Ample driveway parking
  • Shops (Ringwood) 2 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Well behaved pets welcome
  • Non-smokers only
  • £100 refundable dilapidations deposit


What our guests say

A true slice of rural England at its very best.

Superbly maintained period property with a wealth of wildlife nearby including deer venturing into gardens! Excellent retreat.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, September 23 2016. 5 of 5 stars.

Wonderful stay - weather excellent - great walks - wildlife and bird life in abundance.

The Shearing family, March 2016.

Just to say that we had a lovely time at The Apothecary's Cottage at the weekend. We loved the big garden and it was all so homely.

The Bickerstaff farmily, August 2015
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Our fourth visit now and we love coming back here as it's so relaxing and suits us all. Lovely early spring weather and we've discovered some nice new walks in the Forest.

Mr & Mrs S Hollyman, March 2014

We absolutely adored The Apothecary's Cottage and the beautiful surrounding area complete with ponies and deer. This such a special place.

Ms Conor, January 2014

This is the ideal cottage and we had a fabulous second holiday here. Such a lovely home and grounds in the magical New Forest!.

Mr & Mrs Madan, July 2013

We all had such a wonderful holiday in your beautiful, cosy cottage. What a treasure to have found. The gardens were a delight and to take photos of the fox and deer was just the best. Such comfy beds and plenty of room to relax in, we didn't want to go home.

Mr & Mrs Davies, May 2013

On behalf of my family I'd like to say thank to Hideaways for the way they have handled our booking for the Apothecary's Cottage in The New Forest. It was a fabulous two weeks in a spectacular setting. The cottage was everything you described and more. It was extremely well equipped and ideal for a large group like ours with plenty of room and ample facilities. I'd also like you please to pass on our thanks to the owner and tell her that we will certainly be returning there in the near future.

G Bingham & family, May 2012

Lovely cottage - well thought out as regards fittings and equipment.....Gorgeous gardens created a world of adventure for our 3 and 18 month old. Thank you.

Wallace and Chamber family, May 2012

What a wonderful cottage to relax in. Spotlessly clean, very cosy and the log fire to sleep in front of. A superb relaxing stay.

The Lloyd/Appleyard party, January 2012

Wonderful...celebrated New Year & two birthdays amidst the gales. Very homely. Cleo, the dog, loved the garden.

Mr & Mrs Townend, New Year 2012
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