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  • Beautiful double room with full size windows and views of the garden
    Beautiful double room with full size windows and views of the garden
  • Cosy Lounge
    Cosy Lounge
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  • Spacious lounge with tradtional wooden rocking horse.
    Spacious lounge with tradtional wooden rocking horse.
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  • Modern kitchen
    Modern kitchen
  • Kids room and play room
    Kids room and play room
  • Great stock of toys!
    Great stock of toys!
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  • Modern Bathroom
    Modern Bathroom
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  • Sandpit
    Sandpit
  • Puirate ship and slide
    Puirate ship and slide
  • Pirate ship and sun loungers
    Pirate ship and sun loungers
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Dairy Cottage

Hampshire & New Forest, United Kingdom

Per week

from 850.00 to 1550.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Cheryl Robson

Member since Oct 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:95.24%
  • Avg. Response Time:39 minutes
  • Availability Updated:3 days 4 hours

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BFB's Overview

If you're lucky enough to have babies who let you sleep past dawn, there can be few better ways to wake up than by leaving the shutters open and watching the sunrise over the Ibsely nature reserve through the huge cathedral windows of the master bedroom from the comfort of your super-king bed. Those with less accommodating children will be glad of the shutters and more appreciative of the sunset views! The windows, along with the vaulted ceilings, exposed oak beams and interior flooded with light, are a major part of the stunning architectural design of that has earned this pretty two-bedroom cottage a slot on a forthcoming episode of Channel 4's Grand Designs. As well as its impressive eco-credentials thanks to the solar panels linked to under floor heating, grey water recycling set up and eco-luxe bedding.

Parents will appreciate the comprehensive list of baby and toddler gear, along with high quality fixtures and fittings, which include a large plasma TV, DVD/CD player, full SKY package, in-wall surround sound system, coffee machine, and handy blender, plus more standard microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Little ones will make a beeline for the basket of toys and books in the lounge and enjoy the freedom to roam in the large, safely enclosed garden which is overlooked by a decked patio area with garden furniture and a BBQ. A generous organic welcome pack, and optional arrival night/first day massage service sets the tone for an indulgent break for the whole family.

Accommodation Overview:

Dairy Cottage is a beautifully designed and furnished 2-bedroom retreat, nestled alongside the owner's thatched house. It has its own private, large garden and spectacular views from its master bedroom over the nature reserve behind. The house has 2-bedrooms, a full bathroom and a downstairs shower room. The kitchen is fully equipped with all mod cons and the spacious, open-plan living area comes with romantic log burner, large dining table and comfortable lounge area with flat screen TV, DVD and music system.

Please Note: Pricing is based on 2 adults & up to 2 children. A 10% supplement should be added for bookings including 3x adults and a 20% for those of 4 x adults.

Location Information

Despite its peaceful location, in the New Forest National Park, the cottage is very conveniently located just a few minutes drive from the Ringwood turn-off the A338 or A31.It's just 15miles from the coast at Bournemouth and the same distance to the historic catherdral city of Salisbury. As mum to a toddler, Cheryl, has plenty of suggetions for fun things to do locally including: wildlife spotting, as well as picnics in the forest; Nearby Longdown Farm for its friendly farmyard animals, new indoor ball pool and BIRO wooden play equipment zone and Paultons Park for its big range of toddler rides. Of the many seaside towns within a 20 mile radius of the cottage, Owner Cheryl, highly recommends the beaches at Sandbanks and Mudeford Quay beaches, both within 25mins drive. Whist, Highcliffe is recommended for its picturesque castle leading to a scenic sandy beach; Hythe for the train ride along its Victorian pier; and yachting haven Lymington for its great selection of restaurants, boutiques and bistros, which includes the child-friendly Vanilla Bean Café – great for Sunday brunch and babychinos!

For a special night out, there are three Michelin star restaurants within 30mins drive and Cheryl is happy to make advance reservations and arrange professional babysitting.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Please Note: Pricing is based on 2 adults & up to 2 children. A 10% surcharge will be applied by the owner for bookings including 3x adults and a 20% surcharge for those of 4 x adults. 

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Days Discount

5 nights for the price of 4: 01 Dec 2016 to 17 Dec 2016
6 nights for the price of 5: 01 Dec 2016 to 17 Dec 2016
7 nights for the price of 6: 01 Dec 2016 to 17 Dec 2016
8 nights for the price of 7: 01 Dec 2016 to 17 Dec 2016
9 nights for the price of 8: 01 Dec 2016 to 17 Dec 2016
10 nights for the price of 9: 01 Dec 2016 to 17 Dec 2016
11 nights for the price of 10: 01 Dec 2016 to 17 Dec 2016

Discount Notes

December 2016 Offer - Stay 4nts Get 1 Free + Free Christmas Hamper!

Rates

1 Nov - 15 Dec 2016 : £850 /week16 Dec 2016 - 9 Jan 2017 : £1475 /week10 Jan - 17 Feb 2017 : £850 /week18 Feb - 31 Mar 2017 : £1375 /week1 Apr - 30 Apr 2017 : £1550 /week1 May - 30 Jun 2017 : £1375 /week1 Jul - 31 Aug 2017 : £1550 /week1 Nov - 15 Dec 2016 : €1010.735 /week16 Dec 2016 - 9 Jan 2017 : €1753.922 /week10 Jan - 17 Feb 2017 : €1010.735 /week18 Feb - 31 Mar 2017 : €1635.013 /week1 Apr - 30 Apr 2017 : €1843.105 /week1 May - 30 Jun 2017 : €1635.013 /week1 Jul - 31 Aug 2017 : €1843.105 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Please Note: Pricing is based on 2 adults & up to 2 children. A 10% surcharge will be applied by the owner for bookings including 3x adults and a 20% surcharge for those of 4 x adults. 

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Days Discount

5 nights for the price of 4: 01 Dec 2016 to 17 Dec 2016
6 nights for the price of 5: 01 Dec 2016 to 17 Dec 2016
7 nights for the price of 6: 01 Dec 2016 to 17 Dec 2016
8 nights for the price of 7: 01 Dec 2016 to 17 Dec 2016
9 nights for the price of 8: 01 Dec 2016 to 17 Dec 2016
10 nights for the price of 9: 01 Dec 2016 to 17 Dec 2016
11 nights for the price of 10: 01 Dec 2016 to 17 Dec 2016

Discount Notes

December 2016 Offer - Stay 4nts Get 1 Free + Free Christmas Hamper!

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 2+2+1-2cots in a large double bedroom and a chldren's twin room. There are 2 bathrooms.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Southampton airport is just over 30 minutes drive away.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

The owner has a beach hut at Alum Chine (20 mins. away) which was recently voted one of the best beaches in Britain. The beach hut equipped with gas stove, kitchen equipment, toys, balls, boogie boards, buckets and spade is available for guest hire on request.

Amenities within Walking Distance

Pub serving decent food within 10 minutes walk

Babysitting

Professional babysitting can be pre-booked on request.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Equipment available on free loan includes: 2xzed beds, a selection of strollers (a Greco, a Quinny, double maclaren and a single maclaren ), bouncer chair,bibs, steriliser (with 2xbottles), bottle warmer, magi-mix, fly net cover for cot, feeding pillow, changing mat, 2xbaby baths (upright & regular), baby toiletries (wash, shampoo & oil), potty, bathroom step, Baby monitor and plastic crockery and cutlery.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Good range of toys provided includes: Play Mat, rubber ducks, Iggle Piggle, Soft toys, books, wooden trains, rocking horse, walker, kids chair, kids DVDs & SKY TV with kids channels.

Outdoor Toys

A selection of outdoor toys including a wooden pirate play fort, paddling pool, crab fishing buckets and nets, bucket and spades, two toddler bikes from 3- 7 yr olds and shared use of the trampoline and sandpit

Visiting Spa Therapist

Treatments from a visiting beauty/massage therapist or acupunturist can be arranged on request.

Stairgates / no stairs

Fixed stair gates top and bottom of stairgates.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Large private garden with funky furnishings

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wifi provided

Eco-Aware

Stunning architectural oak frame, underfloor heating, eco woodburner, solar heating, water recycling unit and ‘eco friendly’ cleaning products.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

2xtravel cots (with linens), 1xStokke wooden high chair, 2 x portable highchairs,

Fireplace / Wood Burner

The cottage has a log burner.

Reviews

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  • Perfect Base to explore the New Forest and coast with young children. Also convenient for Peppa Pig World. Everything we needed to entertain a 3 year old and 8 month old. They settled straight in and were delighted with the toys and garden.Review dated 09/10/2016

  • Perfectly set up for families with one or two toddlers. Everything is there for you, Cheryl is fantastic, the cottage is ideally equipped and the location is great to explore the best of the New ForestReview dated 18/09/2016

  • Dairy Cottage had everything we needed for our 1.5 and 4 year old boys, plus it felt luxurious for the grown ups too. The location was perfect for exploring the New Forest and the coast line - in particualr the lovely sandy beaches past Bournemouth. Cherly was very welcoming and provided lots of useful tips on outings for the boys.Review dated 29/08/2016

  • Dairy cottage is absolutely fantastic. Not only is it beautifully decorated but it is fully kitted out - for adults and kids. So thoughtfully done that next time we will just stick us and the kids in the car and know that's all we have to bring. Surrounding area has so much to offer too. Just perfect.Review dated 09/05/2016

  • Was lovely and so beautifully designed - so easy that all the baby kit was there. Fab, friendly and flexible owners.Review dated 09/12/2015

  • Lovely accommodation with everything you could need for toddlers. Great location to access a range of activities in the new forest & around with everything not much more than a half hour drive. Would recommend for a nice relaxing break.Review dated 04/10/2015

  • Excellent. Very will equipped - every detail thought of - making for a very relaxing stay with a small baby.Review dated 14/06/2015

  • Amazing. Everything is thought of. We felt very looked after a home away from home.Review dated 04/05/2015

  • We had a fabulous stay at Dairy Cottage. All of the extra touches make for a very relaxing stay. There are lots of things to keep children entertained, we didn't even use all of the toys during our stay! Everything is in good condition and the interior decor is wonderful. We really hope to return. Oh, and there is so much to do with kids in the area. I have already recommended the cottage to lots of friends!Review dated 05/11/2014

  • A fabulous stay at Dairy Cottage, we all loved itReview dated 27/10/2014

  • Lovely property, all the essentials were there and Cheryl was very helpful. Followed her advice on places to visit. Very impressed and would definitely stay again.Review dated 01/07/2014

  • We've visited Dairy Cottage twice now in the past 3 years & I can honestly say its the most beautiful, immaculate, toddler/ baby friendly/ equpped cottage that we've stayed in. Cheryl is so thoughtful and kind, and had put out so many toys and dolls for the children which just made the experience so special for them. The décor is beautiful and luxurious & was thoroughly enjoyed once the kids were in bed. Thanks for everything, we cant wait to stay again.Review dated 10/03/2014

  • Superb accomodation and owners are very friendlyReview dated 30/10/2013

  • Wonderful cottage, great hosts, perfect location. My 18 month year old boy had a brilliant time!Review dated 07/10/2013

  • Great house; it's our second holiday there because we just didn't want to be anywhere else! Beautiful location, lovely family who were helpful and kind, clean spacious rooms, lots of lovely toys... The only thing I had to take were clothes and a toilet trainer seat for my 2 year old son. EVERYTHING else was already there. So relaxing!Review dated 09/09/2013

  • We had a wonderful week at Dairy Cottage. It was perfect for a holiday with a toddler.Review dated 01/09/2013

  • Great property, excellent facilities, beautiful locationsReview dated 11/07/2013

  • I can't sing Cheryl & Alex's praises high enough - they are wonderful hosts and their cottage is simply fantastic. Beautifully decorated, obviously loved and brilliantly kitted out for a small family this cottage became home for myself, my wife and two baby boys almost immediately. By the end of the week we left wishing that we'd booked another. I can give no higher recommendation other than the fact that we will certainly be returning. I, for one, cannot wait.Review dated 17/02/2013

  • We stayed for 10 days during January and had a wonderful and very relaxing break. Cheryl and Alex made us feel very welcome and plied us with personal touches. The accommodation is stunning and has a really luxurious feel. Everything works well (wi-fi, fire, hot water etc) and our 2 year old was spoilt for choice with all the toys provided.Review dated 28/01/2013

  • The dairy cottage annex has absolutely everything that you need for a holiday with little ones. The interior is beautifully decorated with lots of little touches that make it special. Cheryl and Alex were both incredibly helpful and very welcoming hosts. A couple of things to consider though and we wish we had known in advance, the property is located on a relatively busy road that comes off another relatively busy road and you can hear the noise from that, especially in the kids room. The guest property is an annex so you can also here noise from next door - in no way is this excessive but it didn't give us the getting away from it all feeling we were hoping for. Ibsley itself isn't really a village and we didn't find any nice country walks immediately accessible from the house. It is a very short distance (drive) to a number of great activities and walks though. In short, we were hoping for a quiet new forest village where we could a ...Review dated 08/01/2013

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  • A really wonderful house, with everything we needed for a short break with our 12 month old baby. Cheryl, the owner was very welcoming, and made sure our stay was comfortable and relaxing.Review dated 02/01/2013

  • A lovely cottage in a superb location in the new forest. The cottage is very comfortable and very well equipped for both adults and little ones. The welcome pack is the best we have ever received!!Review dated 13/08/2012

  • Fantastic property. Very relaxing location, and ideally set up for our holiday with our 17 month old son. He loved it too!Review dated 06/07/2012

  • The cottage was clean, luxurious with homely furnishings that made for a truly relaxing stay!Review dated 12/01/2012

  • A fantastic house perfectly situated for walks into the forest and drives out to the beach. The children's toys and equipment were amazing, my 2 year old had everything he could possibly need and loved his 'oliday ouse'!Review dated 21/09/2011

  • We had a fantastic holiday. Very relaxing and great house for little ones.Review dated 13/09/2011

  • Lovely accommodation, really well appointed both for our 1 year old and us. Thoughtful touches like breakfast goodies made were a real treat and a lovely warm welcome. Well located for exploring the forest and the coast. Would highly recommend.Review dated 24/06/2011

  • Our 6 & 3 yr old girls loved this house and it's garden, they're desperate to go back!! We loved it too, the added extras were very much apprieciated, and we will be back one day!Review dated 09/05/2011

  • A lovely cottage in a nice location - fully fitted out with everything you could want or need for a family holiday. Very welcoming owners also! We really enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hestitate to stay here again in the future.Review dated 24/03/2011

  • We truly had a fantastic time at Dairy Cottage, we felt very spoilt throughout our stay and loved everything about the cottage especially the nursery, kitchen and views out of the bedroom accross the lake. Thank you for an excellant stay & for making us feel so welcome, I would definately recommend you to anyone else with children. We will definatelty be coming back, the cottage was a perfect base for exploiring the new forest. Thanks again.Review dated 23/02/2011

  • We had a fantastic stay here with our 8 month old boy. It's close to the forest for walks, and is well connected by road for going further into the forest or to the surrounding towns. The accomodation itself is fantastic, with a great range of baby toys and equipment. We'll remember to take less of our own stuff next time! And to cap it all off, Cheryl is extremely welcoming. In summary, an excellent place to both relax and have fun with children.Review dated 16/11/2010

  • Our second visit - love this cottage and the surrounding area. Highly recommended.Review dated 26/07/2010

  • We had a wonderful time, the property was really gorgeous and had everything we could possibily need.Review dated 04/05/2010

  • Beautiful cottage. Great thought has been put into all the kit for both parents and children from a great bottle of wine through to toys and books and the lack of delicate ornaments that make you nervous all the time! Our 2 and a half year old settled in quickly in "her room" and didn't want to go out. And looking after our 4 month old was easy given all the equipment that was available. The location is brilliant - 10 mins by car from Ringwood with a couple of supermarkets, 15 mins by car from Moors Valley, and just a short walk from ponies and the national park - and all with easy access from London.Review dated 28/02/2010

  • Our 6 & 3 yr old girls loved this house and it's garden, they're desperate to go back!! We loved it too, the added extras were very much apprieciated, and we will be back one day!Review dated 13/05/2011

  • A lovely cottage in a nice location - fully fitted out with everything you could want or need for a family holiday. Very welcoming owners also! We really enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hestitate to stay here again in the future.Review dated 28/03/2011

  • Overall Rating: Outstanding!Review dated 31/08/2010

  • Our second visit - love this cottage and the surrounding area. Highly recommended. Overall Experience: Outstanding!!Review dated 03/08/2010

  • Outstanding Baby/Toddler friendliness, good interiors, in an excellent location with excellent customer care from the owner Cheryl. Overall experience: Excellent!Review dated 17/05/2010

  • We had a wonderful time, the property was really gorgeous and had everything we could possibily need. Its perfect! Overall rating: OutstandingReview dated 11/05/2010

  • We had the most amazing time at Dairy Cottage this weekend (despite the horrid weather!!). It's absolutely gorgeous, really, really luxurious, and we couldn't have wished for anything more. Overall Rating: 5Stars - Outstanding!Review dated 04/05/2010

  • Beautiful cottage. Great thought has been put into all the kit for both parents and children from a great bottle of wine through to toys and books and the lack of delicate ornaments that make you nervous all the time! Our 2 and a half year old settled in quickly in "her room" and didn't want to go out. And looking after our 4 month old was easy given all the equipment that was available. The location is brilliant - 10 mins by car from Ringwood with a couple of supermarkets, 15 mins by car from Moors Valley, and just a short walk from ponies and the national park - and all with easy access from London. Overall Rating: ExcellentReview dated 28/02/2010

  • My wife, daughter and I had the pleasure of being the first guests in this lovely cottage. The location is perfect, right on the edge of New Forest which meant that we were able to go for walks when we wanted. The cottage itself is really well designed, modern and comfortable, with all the amenities that a young family needs. Our daughter felt at home immediately. Babysitting meant we managed to get away for a couple of nice dinners. Cheryl and Alex are really friendly and gracious hosts - they welcomed us very warmly into their lovely home, made every effort to ensure that we were comfortable. We would love to go back again!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • We stayed at Dairy Cottage with our 6 year old son and 11 month old daughter. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The facilities that were available for children were outstanding, all our and our children's needs were catered for. And Dairy Cottage is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the New Forest, it's very central so great beaches, forest walks, tea shops and child friendly pubs are only 10 minutes away. Cheryl was a great tour guide and her hints and tips made our holiday even more enjoyable. We know where we will be going next year!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Beautiful, well designed, chic yet child-friendly cottage in a great location with many local attractions to entertain the children. Wonderful hospitality with attention to detail. We will definitely return, perhaps even without the children!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • This could rival any boutique hotel I've ever stayed in and I have stayed in more than a few!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • "When can I move in?" Kevin McCloud (Presenter of Channel 4's Grand Designs)Review dated 03/11/2009

  • we had a wonderful holiday - Cheryl was fantastic and made sure everything was perfectly set up for us and our twins!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Description on the website exactly matched reality. It was great!Review dated 03/11/2009

Perfect Base to explore the New Forest and coast with young children. Also convenient for Peppa Pig World. Everything we needed to entertain a 3 year old and 8 month old. They settled straight in and were delighted with the toys and garden.

Perfectly set up for families with one or two toddlers. Everything is there for you, Cheryl is fantastic, the cottage is ideally equipped and the location is great to explore the best of the New Forest

Dairy Cottage had everything we needed for our 1.5 and 4 year old boys, plus it felt luxurious for the grown ups too. The location was perfect for exploring the New Forest and the coast line - in particualr the lovely sandy beaches past Bournemouth. Cherly was very welcoming and provided lots of useful tips on outings for the boys.

Dairy cottage is absolutely fantastic. Not only is it beautifully decorated but it is fully kitted out - for adults and kids. So thoughtfully done that next time we will just stick us and the kids in the car and know that's all we have to bring. Surrounding area has so much to offer too. Just perfect.

Was lovely and so beautifully designed - so easy that all the baby kit was there. Fab, friendly and flexible owners.

Lovely accommodation with everything you could need for toddlers. Great location to access a range of activities in the new forest & around with everything not much more than a half hour drive. Would recommend for a nice relaxing break.

Excellent. Very will equipped - every detail thought of - making for a very relaxing stay with a small baby.

Amazing. Everything is thought of. We felt very looked after a home away from home.

We had a fabulous stay at Dairy Cottage. All of the extra touches make for a very relaxing stay. There are lots of things to keep children entertained, we didn't even use all of the toys during our stay! Everything is in good condition and the interior decor is wonderful. We really hope to return. Oh, and there is so much to do with kids in the area. I have already recommended the cottage to lots of friends!

A fabulous stay at Dairy Cottage, we all loved it

Lovely property, all the essentials were there and Cheryl was very helpful. Followed her advice on places to visit. Very impressed and would definitely stay again.

We've visited Dairy Cottage twice now in the past 3 years & I can honestly say its the most beautiful, immaculate, toddler/ baby friendly/ equpped cottage that we've stayed in. Cheryl is so thoughtful and kind, and had put out so many toys and dolls for the children which just made the experience so special for them. The décor is beautiful and luxurious & was thoroughly enjoyed once the kids were in bed. Thanks for everything, we cant wait to stay again.

Superb accomodation and owners are very friendly

Wonderful cottage, great hosts, perfect location. My 18 month year old boy had a brilliant time!

Great house; it's our second holiday there because we just didn't want to be anywhere else! Beautiful location, lovely family who were helpful and kind, clean spacious rooms, lots of lovely toys... The only thing I had to take were clothes and a toilet trainer seat for my 2 year old son. EVERYTHING else was already there. So relaxing!

We had a wonderful week at Dairy Cottage. It was perfect for a holiday with a toddler.

Great property, excellent facilities, beautiful locations

I can't sing Cheryl & Alex's praises high enough - they are wonderful hosts and their cottage is simply fantastic. Beautifully decorated, obviously loved and brilliantly kitted out for a small family this cottage became home for myself, my wife and two baby boys almost immediately. By the end of the week we left wishing that we'd booked another. I can give no higher recommendation other than the fact that we will certainly be returning. I, for one, cannot wait.

We stayed for 10 days during January and had a wonderful and very relaxing break. Cheryl and Alex made us feel very welcome and plied us with personal touches. The accommodation is stunning and has a really luxurious feel. Everything works well (wi-fi, fire, hot water etc) and our 2 year old was spoilt for choice with all the toys provided.

The dairy cottage annex has absolutely everything that you need for a holiday with little ones. The interior is beautifully decorated with lots of little touches that make it special. Cheryl and Alex were both incredibly helpful and very welcoming hosts. A couple of things to consider though and we wish we had known in advance, the property is located on a relatively busy road that comes off another relatively busy road and you can hear the noise from that, especially in the kids room. The guest property is an annex so you can also here noise from next door - in no way is this excessive but it didn't give us the getting away from it all feeling we were hoping for. Ibsley itself isn't really a village and we didn't find any nice country walks immediately accessible from the house. It is a very short distance (drive) to a number of great activities and walks though. In short, we were hoping for a quiet new forest village where we could amble about striaght from the house but the location didn't really deliver for us. The property itself however is beautiful, well equipped with lovely hosts. OWNER RESPONDS: "Thanks so much for the lovely review. We are actually on a small country road with the nearest A road about 1/4 mile away. No one has ever mentioned road noise before but we'll bear it in mind. Ibsley is a village, which like so many in the UK has suffered from the rise of nearby supermarkets and the post office and general store closed, but we are just a few minutes walk to the cattle grid where the wild ponies are horses are and there are various walks by foot from the house. Some of the most scenic walks are worth the 3 minute drive from the house. We do list the cottage as an annexe with photos as showing our home but we are sorry if you missed that and if you heard any noise. There are two fire rated (better insulated) doors between us and most people who stay love the fact that we are close to hand to help and advice when required, almost in house concierge. Its where we chose to live so we may be biased but we think that the location is exceptional, rear views overlooking a nature reserve and Lake,wild ponies/cows (pigs 2 months in Autumn) just a 5 min walk away. With New Forest on your doorstep and The Jurrassic coast just up the road we feel it?s a hard one to beat! Thank you for your stay."

A really wonderful house, with everything we needed for a short break with our 12 month old baby. Cheryl, the owner was very welcoming, and made sure our stay was comfortable and relaxing.

A lovely cottage in a superb location in the new forest. The cottage is very comfortable and very well equipped for both adults and little ones. The welcome pack is the best we have ever received!!

Fantastic property. Very relaxing location, and ideally set up for our holiday with our 17 month old son. He loved it too!

The cottage was clean, luxurious with homely furnishings that made for a truly relaxing stay!

A fantastic house perfectly situated for walks into the forest and drives out to the beach. The children's toys and equipment were amazing, my 2 year old had everything he could possibly need and loved his 'oliday ouse'!

We had a fantastic holiday. Very relaxing and great house for little ones.

Lovely accommodation, really well appointed both for our 1 year old and us. Thoughtful touches like breakfast goodies made were a real treat and a lovely warm welcome. Well located for exploring the forest and the coast. Would highly recommend.

Our 6 & 3 yr old girls loved this house and it's garden, they're desperate to go back!! We loved it too, the added extras were very much apprieciated, and we will be back one day!

A lovely cottage in a nice location - fully fitted out with everything you could want or need for a family holiday. Very welcoming owners also! We really enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hestitate to stay here again in the future.

We truly had a fantastic time at Dairy Cottage, we felt very spoilt throughout our stay and loved everything about the cottage especially the nursery, kitchen and views out of the bedroom accross the lake. Thank you for an excellant stay & for making us feel so welcome, I would definately recommend you to anyone else with children. We will definatelty be coming back, the cottage was a perfect base for exploiring the new forest. Thanks again.

We had a fantastic stay here with our 8 month old boy. It's close to the forest for walks, and is well connected by road for going further into the forest or to the surrounding towns. The accomodation itself is fantastic, with a great range of baby toys and equipment. We'll remember to take less of our own stuff next time! And to cap it all off, Cheryl is extremely welcoming. In summary, an excellent place to both relax and have fun with children.

Our second visit - love this cottage and the surrounding area. Highly recommended.

We had a wonderful time, the property was really gorgeous and had everything we could possibily need.

Beautiful cottage. Great thought has been put into all the kit for both parents and children from a great bottle of wine through to toys and books and the lack of delicate ornaments that make you nervous all the time! Our 2 and a half year old settled in quickly in "her room" and didn't want to go out. And looking after our 4 month old was easy given all the equipment that was available. The location is brilliant - 10 mins by car from Ringwood with a couple of supermarkets, 15 mins by car from Moors Valley, and just a short walk from ponies and the national park - and all with easy access from London.

Our 6 & 3 yr old girls loved this house and it's garden, they're desperate to go back!! We loved it too, the added extras were very much apprieciated, and we will be back one day!

A lovely cottage in a nice location - fully fitted out with everything you could want or need for a family holiday. Very welcoming owners also! We really enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hestitate to stay here again in the future.

Overall Rating: Outstanding!

Our second visit - love this cottage and the surrounding area. Highly recommended. Overall Experience: Outstanding!!

Outstanding Baby/Toddler friendliness, good interiors, in an excellent location with excellent customer care from the owner Cheryl. Overall experience: Excellent!

We had a wonderful time, the property was really gorgeous and had everything we could possibily need. Its perfect! Overall rating: Outstanding

We had the most amazing time at Dairy Cottage this weekend (despite the horrid weather!!). It's absolutely gorgeous, really, really luxurious, and we couldn't have wished for anything more. Overall Rating: 5Stars - Outstanding!

Beautiful cottage. Great thought has been put into all the kit for both parents and children from a great bottle of wine through to toys and books and the lack of delicate ornaments that make you nervous all the time! Our 2 and a half year old settled in quickly in "her room" and didn't want to go out. And looking after our 4 month old was easy given all the equipment that was available. The location is brilliant - 10 mins by car from Ringwood with a couple of supermarkets, 15 mins by car from Moors Valley, and just a short walk from ponies and the national park - and all with easy access from London. Overall Rating: Excellent

My wife, daughter and I had the pleasure of being the first guests in this lovely cottage. The location is perfect, right on the edge of New Forest which meant that we were able to go for walks when we wanted. The cottage itself is really well designed, modern and comfortable, with all the amenities that a young family needs. Our daughter felt at home immediately. Babysitting meant we managed to get away for a couple of nice dinners. Cheryl and Alex are really friendly and gracious hosts - they welcomed us very warmly into their lovely home, made every effort to ensure that we were comfortable. We would love to go back again!

We stayed at Dairy Cottage with our 6 year old son and 11 month old daughter. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The facilities that were available for children were outstanding, all our and our children's needs were catered for. And Dairy Cottage is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the New Forest, it's very central so great beaches, forest walks, tea shops and child friendly pubs are only 10 minutes away. Cheryl was a great tour guide and her hints and tips made our holiday even more enjoyable. We know where we will be going next year!

Beautiful, well designed, chic yet child-friendly cottage in a great location with many local attractions to entertain the children. Wonderful hospitality with attention to detail. We will definitely return, perhaps even without the children!

This could rival any boutique hotel I've ever stayed in and I have stayed in more than a few!

"When can I move in?" Kevin McCloud (Presenter of Channel 4's Grand Designs)

we had a wonderful holiday - Cheryl was fantastic and made sure everything was perfectly set up for us and our twins!

Description on the website exactly matched reality. It was great!

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 67 guests.



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