x

Rates from:
2069.00 GBP

:1634325391

  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 1
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 1
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 2
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 2
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 3
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 3
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 4
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 4
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 5
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 5
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 6
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 6
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 7
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 7
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 8
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 8
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 9
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 9
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 10
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 10
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 11
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 11
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 12
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 12
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 13
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 13
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 14
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 14
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 15
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 15
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 16
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 16
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 17
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 17
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 18
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 18
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 19
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 19
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 20
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 20
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 21
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 21
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 22
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 22
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 23
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 23
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 24
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 24
  • The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 25
    The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed Image 25

The Ploughmans Cottage & Pig Shed

Hampshire & New Forest, United Kingdom

Per week

from 2069.00 to 5966.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Rachel Parsons

Member since Jan 2015
  • Bookings Accepted:86.61%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:3 days 10 hours

BFB's Overview.

It’s hard to know where to start with Ploughmans Cottage because this is funky, baby-friendliness at its very best, just 5-minutes from the coast in the New Forest. Owners Rachel and Tim have lavished a whole load of love and attention to detail on their ‘rehabilitation’ of this 4-bedroom cottage, but also let their flair and quirkiness flow freely, in creating a glamper’s 2-bedroom 'posh shed’ and a garden, thoughtfully designed to feed children’s imagination. It’s not really surprising Ploughmans was listed as No 2 in The Times best self-catering properties for families in 2014 in the article ‘top 50 Cabins, Cottages, and Castles.’

When the couple came here in 2010, Ploughmans Cottage was in a sad state of disrepair but, after making the old chicken shed a garden-based family home for 9 months, they restored and revitalised every bit of the place, inside and out. That same garden house is now one of the things about Ploughmans Cottage that the owners and their guests love most, with its grand four poster bed, children’s bunk room and doors that open right back to let the garden flow in.

In renovating the cottage, Rachel and Tim have retained, recycled, and reused as much of the original building and materials as they could to preserve its 19th-century character and make the house as eco friendly as possible. Having spent a lot of time living and working in hotels and B&B’s, they also know a thing or two about boutique styling and have breathed new life into the house through fresh and funky interior design, contemporary furnishings, and quirky finishing touches. The couple have children of their own, including a 3-year old, so all the practical baby and toddler equipment parents really need is already here as well as tonnes of indoor and outdoor toys, books and family DVD’s.

The 2/3 acre garden at Ploughmans Cottage is safely fenced for children to play and the owners have gone to great lengths to make it especially fun for under 9’s. A willow ‘twigloo’, tunnels and den are sure to inspire great games and adventures. An adorable highlight is a miniature gypsy caravan that is perfect for an extra special picnic as there’s a little cast iron stove for sizzling sausages and melting marshmallows. Besides all the fun and games, Rachel and Tim have given the garden The Good Life treatment and planted a big veg patch ‘potager’ which families are encouraged to raid for strawberries, salad leaves, and other greens, plus apples and pears are ripe for the picking in the autumn. All this homegrown goodness makes cooking family meals more fun but when parents really can’t be bothered, there’s a great gastropub next door and yummy meals can be ordered to take away.


Accommodation Overview

Ploughmans Cottage is geared up for 6-8 grown-ups plus a maximum of 4 children/babies and three travel cots are provided. There are four bedrooms in the main house, including two and a shower room on the ground floor. The ground floor bedroom comprises a twin/super king, with an amazing forest feature wall, and a second which has a built-in triple bunk, with the lower bed a bit higher than a regular bunk and the top level is a mattress on a high mezzanine, reached by a ladder. Neither bunk is really suitable for very young children but will be a big hit with over 7s, plus there is a railing and a screw-on stair slider to stop toddlers attempting the ladder. Upstairs there's a bright and fresh master bedroom with a super-king bed and en-suite with a bath and shower overhead. The fourth bedroom is designed as a babies' room with a built-in platform bed (full-size single) just 6 inches off the floor and space for a travel cot. The fifth bedroom is the 'Pig Shed' garden house featuring a big, romantic four-poster, sofas, and a wood burner in a 7x4m living room, plus a 4x4m bunk room and small shower room.

The sitting room at Ploughmans Cottage is cheerful and snug, with a couple of armchairs and a big blue corner sofa for families to snuggle down to watch one of the many DVD’s. The kitchen is well equipped for family self catering, including a Belling range oven & grill, microwave, dishwasher, SMEG American fridge freezer, toaster, kettle and children’s crockery plus there’s a chunky dining table which seats 8 and two high chairs are provided. A whole wall of the kitchen/dining area is French doors which fold right back onto a patio area that gets all the morning sun and has a table and chairs for leisurely breakfasts and snacks al fresco.

Location Information


Ploughmans Cottage is in a prime location within the New Forest National Park, just a few minutes’ drive from a beach and the coastal town of Lymington, where ferries cross to the Isle of Wight opposite.
Tanners Lane Beach is walking distance (3/4 mile), along a quiet, pram-friendly lane and makes a pleasant spot for a picnic and sundowners. Children can take a bucket and spade to play in the sand, silt and shingle then paddle in a stream and clamber around the trees. Lymington also has a saltwater lido which is open in the summer, but a bit chilly for toddlers, so Lymington Swimming Pool might be a better option, with a lovely baby pool.

The cottage is next door to the award-winning gastro pub, the East End Arms, where the fabulous breakfasts and take away chips are especially recommended by the owners. There are more good places to eat in Lymington, including the ‘chippy’ and Indian on the high street, a great cafe at Berthon Boatyard, an ASK for pizzas and COOK for ready-meals.
The nearest corner shop is a couple of miles away and Longdown Farm shop provides a wide range of home reared meats, free range chicken and eggs, cheeses, breads, fruit and veggies, honey from local hives and New Forest Ice Cream. The shop is also part of Longdown Activity Farm where families can happily spend a good few hours, meeting friendly farm animals, having fun in the indoor soft play area, sand pit and straw den, bouncing on trampolines, having a go at go-karting or on the ride-on tractors and scrambling around the adventure playground. There’s also a tea room and plenty of picnic tables for pack-ups.

At the New Forest Wildlife Park, children can have close encounters with otters, owls, deer and bison among other furry and feathered creatures. There’s also an adventure playground with sand pits, diggers, slides, climbing frames and swings for little children and zip wires, climbing ropes, birds nests and spider nets for older ones. The New Forest National Park itself is, of course a beautiful natural playground, famous for its cute, miniature wild ponies and a wealth of wildlife to watch out for, whether walking, cycling or driving through the ancient woodlands and moors. Beaulieu house, gardens and Motor Museum is one of biggest attractions in the New Forest and just 5 minutes drive from Ploughmans Cottage. Paultons family theme park (40 mins) is home to Pepper Pig World.
Nearest Medical Services: Lymington (3 miles away) has low level A&E department. .

Click to enlarge

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:30

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 70 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:30

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 70 days prior to arrival

Rates

16 Oct - 22 Oct 2021 : £2980 /week23 Oct - 29 Oct 2021 : £3942 /week30 Oct - 5 Nov 2021 : £2574 /week6 Nov - 12 Nov 2021 : £2214 /week13 Nov - 19 Nov 2021 : £2172 /week20 Nov - 26 Nov 2021 : £2143 /week27 Nov - 3 Dec 2021 : £2162 /week4 Dec - 10 Dec 2021 : £2081 /week11 Dec - 17 Dec 2021 : £2069 /week18 Dec - 24 Dec 2021 : £4233 /week25 Dec - 31 Dec 2021 : £5204 /week1 Jan - 7 Jan 2022 : £3795 /week8 Jan - 14 Jan 2022 : £2855 /week15 Jan - 21 Jan 2022 : £2874 /week22 Jan - 28 Jan 2022 : £2911 /week29 Jan - 4 Feb 2022 : £2988 /week5 Feb - 11 Feb 2022 : £3086 /week12 Feb - 18 Feb 2022 : £3299 /week19 Feb - 25 Feb 2022 : £3803 /week26 Feb - 4 Mar 2022 : £3363 /week5 Mar - 11 Mar 2022 : £3211 /week12 Mar - 18 Mar 2022 : £3241 /week19 Mar - 25 Mar 2022 : £3295 /week26 Mar - 1 Apr 2022 : £3397 /week2 Apr - 8 Apr 2022 : £3500 /week9 Apr - 15 Apr 2022 : £4955 /week16 Apr - 22 Apr 2022 : £4959 /week23 Apr - 29 Apr 2022 : £4214 /week30 Apr - 6 May 2022 : £4379 /week7 May - 13 May 2022 : £3528 /week14 May - 20 May 2022 : £3541 /week21 May - 27 May 2022 : £3914 /week28 May - 3 Jun 2022 : £5966 /week4 Jun - 10 Jun 2022 : £4121 /week11 Jun - 17 Jun 2022 : £3792 /week18 Jun - 24 Jun 2022 : £3905 /week25 Jun - 1 Jul 2022 : £3949 /week2 Jul - 8 Jul 2022 : £4051 /week9 Jul - 15 Jul 2022 : £4592 /week16 Jul - 22 Jul 2022 : £5065 /week23 Jul - 29 Jul 2022 : £5736 /week30 Jul - 5 Aug 2022 : £5419 /week6 Aug - 12 Aug 2022 : £5647 /week13 Aug - 19 Aug 2022 : £5797 /week20 Aug - 26 Aug 2022 : £5888 /week27 Aug - 2 Sep 2022 : £5750 /week3 Sep - 9 Sep 2022 : £5424 /week10 Sep - 16 Sep 2022 : £5356 /week17 Sep - 23 Sep 2022 : £4329 /week24 Sep - 30 Sep 2022 : £4055 /week1 Oct - 7 Oct 2022 : £3936 /week8 Oct - 14 Oct 2022 : £3920 /week15 Oct - 21 Oct 2022 : £4002 /week16 Oct - 22 Oct 2021 : €3531.3 /week23 Oct - 29 Oct 2021 : €4671.27 /week30 Oct - 5 Nov 2021 : €3050.19 /week6 Nov - 12 Nov 2021 : €2623.59 /week13 Nov - 19 Nov 2021 : €2573.82 /week20 Nov - 26 Nov 2021 : €2539.455 /week27 Nov - 3 Dec 2021 : €2561.97 /week4 Dec - 10 Dec 2021 : €2465.985 /week11 Dec - 17 Dec 2021 : €2451.765 /week18 Dec - 24 Dec 2021 : €5016.105 /week25 Dec - 31 Dec 2021 : €6166.74 /week1 Jan - 7 Jan 2022 : €4497.075 /week8 Jan - 14 Jan 2022 : €3383.175 /week15 Jan - 21 Jan 2022 : €3405.69 /week22 Jan - 28 Jan 2022 : €3449.535 /week29 Jan - 4 Feb 2022 : €3540.78 /week5 Feb - 11 Feb 2022 : €3656.91 /week12 Feb - 18 Feb 2022 : €3909.315 /week19 Feb - 25 Feb 2022 : €4506.555 /week26 Feb - 4 Mar 2022 : €3985.155 /week5 Mar - 11 Mar 2022 : €3805.035 /week12 Mar - 18 Mar 2022 : €3840.585 /week19 Mar - 25 Mar 2022 : €3904.575 /week26 Mar - 1 Apr 2022 : €4025.445 /week2 Apr - 8 Apr 2022 : €4147.5 /week9 Apr - 15 Apr 2022 : €5871.675 /week16 Apr - 22 Apr 2022 : €5876.415 /week23 Apr - 29 Apr 2022 : €4993.59 /week30 Apr - 6 May 2022 : €5189.115 /week7 May - 13 May 2022 : €4180.68 /week14 May - 20 May 2022 : €4196.085 /week21 May - 27 May 2022 : €4638.09 /week28 May - 3 Jun 2022 : €7069.709 /week4 Jun - 10 Jun 2022 : €4883.385 /week11 Jun - 17 Jun 2022 : €4493.52 /week18 Jun - 24 Jun 2022 : €4627.425 /week25 Jun - 1 Jul 2022 : €4679.565 /week2 Jul - 8 Jul 2022 : €4800.435 /week9 Jul - 15 Jul 2022 : €5441.52 /week16 Jul - 22 Jul 2022 : €6002.025 /week23 Jul - 29 Jul 2022 : €6797.16 /week30 Jul - 5 Aug 2022 : €6421.515 /week6 Aug - 12 Aug 2022 : €6691.695 /week13 Aug - 19 Aug 2022 : €6869.445 /week20 Aug - 26 Aug 2022 : €6977.28 /week27 Aug - 2 Sep 2022 : €6813.75 /week3 Sep - 9 Sep 2022 : €6427.439 /week10 Sep - 16 Sep 2022 : €6346.86 /week17 Sep - 23 Sep 2022 : €5129.865 /week24 Sep - 30 Sep 2022 : €4805.175 /week1 Oct - 7 Oct 2022 : €4664.16 /week8 Oct - 14 Oct 2022 : €4645.2 /week15 Oct - 21 Oct 2022 : €4742.37 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:30

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 70 days prior to arrival

Discount Notes

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 10-12 + 3 x cots in a main house with 2 x super-king double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a bedroom with triple bunks, plus a 'posh shed' with four-poster bedroom, lounge,, kitchenette, shower room and bunk room.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Tanners Lane beach is a very short drive away of Milton on sea with sandy beach is 20 minutes drive away.

Coast Within Walking Distance

Tanners Lane beach is under a mile away an easily walkable from the cottage.

Amenities within Walking Distance

There is an award winning grasto pub just 1 minute walk away from the cottage.

Babysitting

Babysitting is available on request.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Cots - 2 x travel, 2 x highchair, 1 x baby bath, 1 x bouncer, I x bumbo, 1x potty, 2 x stairgates, lots socket covers, plastic crockery cutlery and sippy cups. All bedrooms have space for cots.

Indoor Toys

Bath toys, kids books, good stock of general toys, and U-rated kids DVDs.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Pre arrival shopping and takeaway meals can be ordered from the pub a short walk away to collect.

Outdoor Toys

Buckets and spades, a two room twigloo woven willow structure and a mini gypsy caravan.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are provided.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Large garden for kids to play in, safely enclosed.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wi-fi is available.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple travel cots and highchairs are available.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

Log Burner in the lounge.


Rates

16 Oct - 22 Oct 2021 : £2980 /week23 Oct - 29 Oct 2021 : £3942 /week30 Oct - 5 Nov 2021 : £2574 /week6 Nov - 12 Nov 2021 : £2214 /week13 Nov - 19 Nov 2021 : £2172 /week20 Nov - 26 Nov 2021 : £2143 /week27 Nov - 3 Dec 2021 : £2162 /week4 Dec - 10 Dec 2021 : £2081 /week11 Dec - 17 Dec 2021 : £2069 /week18 Dec - 24 Dec 2021 : £4233 /week25 Dec - 31 Dec 2021 : £5204 /week1 Jan - 7 Jan 2022 : £3795 /week8 Jan - 14 Jan 2022 : £2855 /week15 Jan - 21 Jan 2022 : £2874 /week22 Jan - 28 Jan 2022 : £2911 /week29 Jan - 4 Feb 2022 : £2988 /week5 Feb - 11 Feb 2022 : £3086 /week12 Feb - 18 Feb 2022 : £3299 /week19 Feb - 25 Feb 2022 : £3803 /week26 Feb - 4 Mar 2022 : £3363 /week5 Mar - 11 Mar 2022 : £3211 /week12 Mar - 18 Mar 2022 : £3241 /week19 Mar - 25 Mar 2022 : £3295 /week26 Mar - 1 Apr 2022 : £3397 /week2 Apr - 8 Apr 2022 : £3500 /week9 Apr - 15 Apr 2022 : £4955 /week16 Apr - 22 Apr 2022 : £4959 /week23 Apr - 29 Apr 2022 : £4214 /week30 Apr - 6 May 2022 : £4379 /week7 May - 13 May 2022 : £3528 /week14 May - 20 May 2022 : £3541 /week21 May - 27 May 2022 : £3914 /week28 May - 3 Jun 2022 : £5966 /week4 Jun - 10 Jun 2022 : £4121 /week11 Jun - 17 Jun 2022 : £3792 /week18 Jun - 24 Jun 2022 : £3905 /week25 Jun - 1 Jul 2022 : £3949 /week2 Jul - 8 Jul 2022 : £4051 /week9 Jul - 15 Jul 2022 : £4592 /week16 Jul - 22 Jul 2022 : £5065 /week23 Jul - 29 Jul 2022 : £5736 /week30 Jul - 5 Aug 2022 : £5419 /week6 Aug - 12 Aug 2022 : £5647 /week13 Aug - 19 Aug 2022 : £5797 /week20 Aug - 26 Aug 2022 : £5888 /week27 Aug - 2 Sep 2022 : £5750 /week3 Sep - 9 Sep 2022 : £5424 /week10 Sep - 16 Sep 2022 : £5356 /week17 Sep - 23 Sep 2022 : £4329 /week24 Sep - 30 Sep 2022 : £4055 /week1 Oct - 7 Oct 2022 : £3936 /week8 Oct - 14 Oct 2022 : £3920 /week15 Oct - 21 Oct 2022 : £4002 /week16 Oct - 22 Oct 2021 : €3531.3 /week23 Oct - 29 Oct 2021 : €4671.27 /week30 Oct - 5 Nov 2021 : €3050.19 /week6 Nov - 12 Nov 2021 : €2623.59 /week13 Nov - 19 Nov 2021 : €2573.82 /week20 Nov - 26 Nov 2021 : €2539.455 /week27 Nov - 3 Dec 2021 : €2561.97 /week4 Dec - 10 Dec 2021 : €2465.985 /week11 Dec - 17 Dec 2021 : €2451.765 /week18 Dec - 24 Dec 2021 : €5016.105 /week25 Dec - 31 Dec 2021 : €6166.74 /week1 Jan - 7 Jan 2022 : €4497.075 /week8 Jan - 14 Jan 2022 : €3383.175 /week15 Jan - 21 Jan 2022 : €3405.69 /week22 Jan - 28 Jan 2022 : €3449.535 /week29 Jan - 4 Feb 2022 : €3540.78 /week5 Feb - 11 Feb 2022 : €3656.91 /week12 Feb - 18 Feb 2022 : €3909.315 /week19 Feb - 25 Feb 2022 : €4506.555 /week26 Feb - 4 Mar 2022 : €3985.155 /week5 Mar - 11 Mar 2022 : €3805.035 /week12 Mar - 18 Mar 2022 : €3840.585 /week19 Mar - 25 Mar 2022 : €3904.575 /week26 Mar - 1 Apr 2022 : €4025.445 /week2 Apr - 8 Apr 2022 : €4147.5 /week9 Apr - 15 Apr 2022 : €5871.675 /week16 Apr - 22 Apr 2022 : €5876.415 /week23 Apr - 29 Apr 2022 : €4993.59 /week30 Apr - 6 May 2022 : €5189.115 /week7 May - 13 May 2022 : €4180.68 /week14 May - 20 May 2022 : €4196.085 /week21 May - 27 May 2022 : €4638.09 /week28 May - 3 Jun 2022 : €7069.709 /week4 Jun - 10 Jun 2022 : €4883.385 /week11 Jun - 17 Jun 2022 : €4493.52 /week18 Jun - 24 Jun 2022 : €4627.425 /week25 Jun - 1 Jul 2022 : €4679.565 /week2 Jul - 8 Jul 2022 : €4800.435 /week9 Jul - 15 Jul 2022 : €5441.52 /week16 Jul - 22 Jul 2022 : €6002.025 /week23 Jul - 29 Jul 2022 : €6797.16 /week30 Jul - 5 Aug 2022 : €6421.515 /week6 Aug - 12 Aug 2022 : €6691.695 /week13 Aug - 19 Aug 2022 : €6869.445 /week20 Aug - 26 Aug 2022 : €6977.28 /week27 Aug - 2 Sep 2022 : €6813.75 /week3 Sep - 9 Sep 2022 : €6427.439 /week10 Sep - 16 Sep 2022 : €6346.86 /week17 Sep - 23 Sep 2022 : €5129.865 /week24 Sep - 30 Sep 2022 : €4805.175 /week1 Oct - 7 Oct 2022 : €4664.16 /week8 Oct - 14 Oct 2022 : €4645.2 /week15 Oct - 21 Oct 2022 : €4742.37 /week

Similar Accommodation

View More

More Baby Friendly Boltholes in Hampshire & New Forest, United Kingdom

View More

Your Recently Viewed Baby Friendly Boltholes Properties

View More