The Tallet

Manor Farm, Rockbourne, New Forest
Price: £640-£1087 per week
Sleeps: 4 + cot (10 with H209)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
  • Dog friendly
  • Increased accessibility
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • Tennis court
  • Wonderful walking on the farm's marked paths and bridleways
  • Non-smoking

What our guests say

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....

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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 £448


20% discount for all holidays ending on or before 20th October


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. The smaller of the two cottages, The Tallet, has been specially designed to offer level access for disabled visitors. 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.


Entrance across a level, brick paved area into an inner entrance / utility room. Open plan living room with double sofa bed for alternative sleeping, fitted kitchen and dining areas. Shower ‘wet’ room / wc (wheelchair accessible). Stairs up to a large landing. 2 bedrooms – one double with 5ft bed and dressing area and one twin, which can be connected to make a super king size double. Bathroom/wc with shower attachment to the bath.

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.


  • 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
  • Extra larder fridge
  • 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

A wonderful hidden treasure

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, June 14 2017. 5 of 5 stars.

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, June 2017.

A really charming cottage, very well equipped and beautifully furnished. We loved our stay very much and hope we can come again - lovely countryside.

Mrs Walker, April 2017.
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Excellent accommodation

This is a lovely property with plenty of character but modern & comfortable too. The beds & pillows were very comfortable & towels were soft & fluffy. The property heated up quickly too on our return from a day out and was very cosy. The kitchen was very well equipped.The only slight negative was the shower pressure which seemed to ebb & flow so it took a long time to rinse shampoo out! We stayed for a 3 night winter break with our teenage daughter & dog. There was a utility/boot room which was perfect for the wet dog & muddy boots. The village of Rockbourne is very pretty & we were able to do a lovely walk from the cottage, we would recommend the local dog friendly pub. The Tallet is ideally located for exploring the New Forest but also only 45 minutes from the coast & we would definitely recommend staying here.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, February 22 2016. 5 of 5 stars.

A stunning hideaway dripping in luxury

A very well appointed and luxurious holiday home situated on a beautiful, quiet and welcoming farm. Fantastic accommodation, luxury throughout with amazing beds !!!!

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, October 23 2015. 5 of 5 stars.

Farm stay with "wow" factor

We stayed in The Tallet for a long weekend in August and had a wonderful time. The accommodation is spacious and very well equipped, we wanted for nothing. The downstairs bathroom in particular is very large and Manor Farm, in which The Tallet is located, certainly has the wow factor. Driving into the courtyard made me feel 'to the manor born' every time. We took our dog along and she loved the walks which extend all around the farm. I cannot fault this property, it was well located with a lovely pub, The Rose & Thistle, just a 3 minute walk up the road.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, August 13 2015. 4 of 5 stars.

Well equipped cottage in lovely location.

Modern, clean and beautifully refurbished farm cottage. Set in a 1000 acres of farm land in a small village with a wonderful pub! The perfect place for a quiet getaway yet near to larger the end if needed. We took our dog and our worry was that the cottage could carry the smells and hairs of previously pets.... This was not the case, no sign of any past occupants!

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, July 10 2015. 4 of 5 stars.

What a Christmas

Would recommend this place to anyone. On arrival all the things we needed to start our trip, tea, coffee and bubbly in the fridge. The accommodation was spotless, bedding and pillows to a high quality and soft fluffy towels Local pub that sells the best food ever so all you need.Took my French bulldog whom loved the walks and pub visits. We will be back this year. Only thing I would advise you need a torch as it is very dark walking down the lanes. Will be back very soon.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, January 03 2015. 5 of 5 stars.

Beautiful cottage in fabulous surroundings

We found this cottage last minute and couldn't have been more pleased. Set in beautiful surroundings. Very peaceful. Yet lots of attractions a short car journey away. On arrival we were pleasantly surprised at the size of the cottage. You enter into a lovely big utility room. Perfect for bikes, shoes, wellies etc. It also contained a large fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer. The next room was a lovely family room. Well equipped kitchen containing a dishwasher and everything you needed. Even down to spare dishwasher tablets, tea towels, tea, coffee and sugar. Lovely surprise to see a bottle of wine and milk in the fridge. Very large bathroom containing a shower and toilet. (Very good wheel chair access). Upstairs were two bedrooms and a bathroom. Very comfy beds and duvets. The cottage was very clean. This is a super cottage with lots of little extras. Lovely toiletries, bathrobes and stunning view from the twin bedroom. The router for the Wi-Fi needed rebooting, as no Internet access. But was soon working once that was done. Everyone on the farm was very friendly. This cottage would be perfect to stay in summer or winter. It has a lovely homely feel. Can't wait to go back.

Guests' review on TripAdvisor, August 31 2013. 5 of 5 stars.

Lovely rental

Stayed for the weekend, very clean and comfortable great location. The pub just down the road has a lovely garden and we had a good meal there. Had £100 deposit back 2 days after leaving. Some lovely walks in village. Would recommend and hopefully stay again.

Guests' review on TripAdvisor, June 7 2013. 5 of 5 stars.

Just a small note to say thanks indeed for finding us The Tallet at the '11th hour.' We had a lovely stay at the cottage; its very well appointed and Jane, the owner is lovely. Our boys thoroughly enjoyed being on a working farm and my Mum visiting from New Zealand loved the rural setting.

Mrs Fahey, January 2010
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