Gorse Cottage

In the heart of the New Forest
5 Star Self Catering Gold Award TripAdvisor 5 Stars


Gorse Cottage

Welcome to Gorse Cottage

It would be hard to find a more perfect location than Gorse Cottage. The cottage is on a country lane with no houses in front or behind. Our front garden looks out directly on to the New Forest and a secluded back garden overlooks fields where horses graze. Ponies, donkeys, pigs and deer are often to be seen outside the front gate. The cottage is situated a mile from the popular village of Brockenhurst in the heart of the New Forest, where the main line station connects London and Bournemouth.

The cottage was awarded the prestigious 5 STAR GOLD award by Visit England in May 2015. This is the highest award that it is possible for a holiday cottage to obtain . In  2013 and 2014, it was extended with greatly improved facilities.  The cottage has been fully refurnished with state of the art equipment such as a flat screen TV, range cooker, new bathrooms. There is a new kitchen, new furniture, new bedding and linen. We have built upstairs where there are two bedrooms and an en-suite. The cottage now comprises 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms a large living room and an impressive conservatory.

The ancient New Forest landscape, where ponies, cattle and even pigs are free to roam is a lovely spot for walking, cycling and anyone who wants to enjoy the countryside, yet offering all the amenities of a holiday area. It is within easy reach of the coast and sailing facilities at Lymington. Southampton and Bournemouth are nearby and the beautiful Dorset coastline is within easy reach.

Riding stables and bike hire shops are available in the area. We have a lockable bicycle shed if you want to bring your own bikes with you. The Balmer Lawn Hotel, only 400 metres away, offers an indoor and outdoor (heated) swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, gym, squash courts and tennis court.

It’s a house for all seasons. We have the conservatory for the summer, beautiful forest walks in the Autumn, a cosy cottage and peace and quiet for the winter and the colourful Exbury Gardens nearby for the Spring. Guests regularly return, often every year. We hope that this is testimony to the quality of the accommodation and effort made to maintain high standards.

We have extremely modern facilities and offer WiFi internet access. There are excellent facilities for families with children and babies.

We provide accessibility information in our Access Statement.

Visit the photo gallery for a tour of the cottage.

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