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Old Telephone Exchange

Beaulieu, New Forest
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
5
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Quirky
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic getaway for two deep in the New Forest with pleasant countryside surroundings
  • Complimentary pass to Bucklers Hard for the duration of your stay
  • Short distance away from popular Beaulieu Motor Museum and Estate
Property code: NFL93

With walking routes straight from the doorstep, this romantic cottage is ideal for exploring all the New Forest has to offer with ponies grazing in the lane and often peeking over the property’s picket fence. Located on in a peaceful and secluded area of the Beaulieu Estate, the 18th-century village of Buckler’s Hard can be found just up the lane and guests will receive a complimentary stay at Buckler’s Hard for the duration of their stay. New Forest Activities in Beaulieu Village include opportunities for canoeing, kayaking and other outdoor pursuits.

Benefitting from open-plan studio-style living with high ceilings, pretty views, and light streaming through the panoramic windows, the rural charm of the property makes it perfect for couples. Elegantly furnished and boasting French doors for throwing back and relaxing in al fresco surroundings, the living area also offers the chance to spot wildlife from the sofas or catch up on your favourite TV shows. The stylish and well-equipped kitchen has a dining table that is perfect for enjoying a meal with spectacular lake and meadow views. If the evenings are warmer, enjoy outdoor dining on the terrace complete with a parasol in a great little sun trap. The bedroom area has a king-size bed and there is plenty of room for a travel cot. Only children aged six months or under will be accepted as there is not the space for older children. A separate bathroom off of the bedroom area has a bath, walk-in shower and WC.

Outside ponies graze feely in the lane and there is a tree lined lawn and decked terrace for guests to enjoy at the property. Unwind with changing views over the seasons and the sound of local birds as you enjoy the calm surroundings and you’ll even be treated to a welcome hamper when you begin your stay.

  • One bedroom with a king-size bed and room for a travel cot
  • One bathroom with a bath, walk-in shower and a WC
  • Not suitable for children above six months old
  • TV and DVD player
  • DAB radio
  • Washer/ tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • Complimentary pass to Bucklers Hard for the duration of your stay
  • Welcome hamper
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Babes in Arms welcome, will need to provide own travel cot and high chair
  • Parking for two cars
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Claire Tranter

This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 53 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Zoe, 2nd February 2024

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We had the best time ever. It was our first holiday together as a couple including our little fur baby and we couldnt have picked a better place to stay. Thank you so much. Highly recommended

Reviewed by Helene, 22nd December 2023

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Second time we have been, and weather well is weather, there is nothing better than sitting watching life play out on the lake, cormorants and ducks squabbling, ponies in the field, plus random deer, the owls hooting at night, pheasants escaping the shoot in the garden! Just complete relaxation, is here! Nevermind how easy it is to get good qualityRead more food locally from Beaulieu farm shop, and Waitrose delivered Christmas! Helpful staff after rubbish bin issue, sorted with no bother. Love! Hide

Reviewed by Anne, 11th December 2023

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A well thought out and comfortable property with everything we needed. The provisions were much appreciated. With a secure garden and plenty of wildlife on and near the property, it was ideal for the three of us (two humans and a dog). Thank you.

Reviewed by Garry, 24th November 2023

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Reviewed by Jackie, 6th November 2023

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The cottage is ideally suited in a quiet secluded location. We had everything we needed for our stay and found the cottage extremely comfortable.

Reviewed by Terence, 13th October 2023

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Lovely clean comfortable cottage with everything you could need for a relaxing holiday n the fantastic New Forest. The company rep. responsible for our cottage even took the trouble to phone us prior to our visit to ask which type of bread and milk we would prefer in the welcome hamper at the cottage. Brilliant service, thank you.

Reviewed by Andrew, 29th September 2023

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A jewel in the Beaulieu crown.

Reviewed by Sally, 25th August 2023

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Excellent accommodation with all the. Equipment needed.

Reviewed by Desmond, 18th August 2023

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Well recommended

Reviewed by Louise, 21st July 2023

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Lovely property very peaceful and idyllic. Great for the dog too and fabulous walks and places to visit.

Reviewed by Martin, 14th July 2023

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We had a lovely week. The telephone exchange is in a beautiful, peaceful location, perfect for walking and cycling. We had visits from cattle, ponies and deer. The welcome hamper is a nice touch and the team were very responsive when we reported a couple of minor issues. We would definitely return.

Reviewed by June, 7th July 2023

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We had a lovely holiday. Very peaceful and relaxing. Plenty to do nearby.

Reviewed by Judy, 30th June 2023

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Such a lovely place to stay. I would love to go back to the Old Telephone Exchange. The location was perfect. The views from the veranda was so pretty. We even had a visit from a couple of new forest ponies!

Reviewed by Colin, 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Raymond, 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Kay, 28th April 2023

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Perfect quiet location overlooking lake & surrounded by nature such as visiting deer, ponies, donkeys and lots of birds. Warm & cosy, comfy sofa & bed. Everything you need is supplied such as tea, coffee, sugar, salt & pepper, including hamper with bread, butter, milk, jam, eggs, biscuits. Lovely hot shower with white fluffy towels. Decking with coRead moremfy garden furniture and secure garden for dog. Felt like home from home, could have enjoyed another week. Hide

Reviewed by David, 21st April 2023

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Reviewed by James, 7th April 2023

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What an amazing place, this was our second visit here and cannot fault what a perfect place it is to stay, from first contact with the lovely Lesley to discuss the welcome pack full of goodies, to the rainy, cosy evenings on the sofa looking out across the lake. We will 100% be looking to stay here again and again!

Reviewed by Keith, 31st March 2023

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An excellent, comfortable property at a very quiet location. We will be returning as soon as possible.

Reviewed by Philip, 17th March 2023

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Excellent location and comfortable accommodation

Reviewed by Helene, 10th March 2023

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Myself, my partner and Cocoa the Jack Russell loved it! So peaceful, perfect views, compact but perfectly formed! If like me you have some mobility issues it was very suitable, all on one level. Very well equipped, lovely little starter pack of bread, butter, biscuits and jam. Special dog biscuits for Cocoa who turned her nose up, because she is a Read morefussy madam. Local organic farm shop was perfect for provisions. The Bucklers Hard to Beaulieu walk was beautiful. Hide

Reviewed by david, 6th March 2023

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Reviewed by Gabriella, 24th February 2023

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Absolutely idyllic and restful stay. Lovely location, would definitely come again

Reviewed by Andrew, 19th February 2023

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Reviewed by Jason, 19th November 2022

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Clean, well equipped cabin that feels like you are in the middle of nowhere but a couple pubs within walking distance and a large Tesco only a 15 minutes drive away. A small welcome box (we had milk, eggs, butter, bread, some jams) will tide you over till you get there. Gorgeous views through the double doors, a nice deck area with chairs to look oRead moreut over the pond. If the weather isnt so nice, snuggle up with a wide selection of DVDs (or Netflix). We will definitely be returning here. Hide

Reviewed by Mark, 4th November 2022

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A brilliant property, superbly equipped with everything you may need in a position most people would love to live in. A lovely welcome pack. All in all a fantastic place to have a relaxing break.

Reviewed by Terence, 28th October 2022

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Excellent communication and service, a great place to stay. Really nice people to deal with, so helpful, cosy and comfy, will return soon.

Reviewed by Patricia, 21st October 2022

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I agree wholehearted with all the other reviews. A lovely place to stay for a relaxing holiday. The abundance of wildlife including deer, heron, goshawks was a joy to see on a daily basis.A stroll to Bucklers Hard to the maritime museum was well worth a visit and even better as a free pass was supplied for the holiday. Also found the use of the freRead moree car park pass very useful when visiting Lymington and surrounding areas a thoughtful gesture indeed. Hide

Reviewed by Andy, 14th October 2022

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A beautiful location and a cozy cottage. Clean and, although a little basic, everything you need for a good break. Dog owners note, that if you have a small dog that gets excited about ground nesting birds, the garden isnt totally dog proof!

Reviewed by Lisa, 7th October 2022

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Fabulous week at this studio cabin. The whole place had everything we needed and was very comfortable. A place where you could really relax away from it all. We saw so much wildlife just outside the front door, including roe deer and birds of prey. Well situated to explore the area and lots of lovely walks too. A week of sunshine too, even though iRead moret was October. A really lovely stay. Hide

Reviewed by Peter, 30th September 2022

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Lovely property with great views of the lake and wildlife. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Valerie, 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Ian, 19th August 2022

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Excellent property in an excellent location.

Reviewed by Sally, 5th August 2022

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Perfect location for total relaxation. Spotting the sites and sounds of the local wildlife. Our dog was so safe and secure the entire week. Hardly any traffic up and down the sleepy little lane. More cyclists if anything. We spotted a deer, pheasants, an owl one evening flew across. Heron feeding on the lake. A bat emerged at dusk, the swallows camRead moree to feed on the insects in the evening. Binoculars are a must. The Old Telephone Exchange is so beautiful inside and out. Highly recommended Hide

Reviewed by Louise, 29th July 2022

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This was a lovely well equipped studio in a great location. Don't miss out a trip to the Maritime Museum at Bucklers Hard.

Reviewed by Andrew, 1st July 2022

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Reviewed by Peter, 24th June 2022

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Lovely peaceful quiet setting, plenty of wildlife to photograph. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Claire, 17th June 2022

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A very peaceful location with a wonderful lake and all the associated wildlife to observe. Just magical!

Reviewed by Danny, 10th June 2022

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Excellent cottage wonderful setting in quiet spot. We will definitely be back loved it!.

Reviewed by Keith, 3rd June 2022

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Excellent, well equipped property in a quiet remote location. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Susi, 28th May 2022

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Lovely, homely cottage. Very thoughtfully and well -equipped. Great location for accessing tourist activities or simply sitting in nature and de-stressing. Superb!

Reviewed by chris, 20th May 2022

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this is our 3rd time at the telephone exchange, we love it. This time we were met with a pheasant in the garden each morning and we had deer on the other side of the fence by the lake, small bats came out at dusk to feed on the bugs and the only noise we had was the occasional car and the cyclists over the weekend. Defiantly a place for you to chilRead morel and recharge the body batteries. Hide

Reviewed by Veronica, 13th May 2022

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Lovely clean, well equipped place. Lovely location and view. Near all the thing s we wanted to do. Thanks to Jane . Thanks for welcome pack.

Reviewed by Christopher, 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Amanda, 29th April 2022

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The Old Telephone exchange manages to blend peace and simplicity with luxury. What at first impression looks like a farm outbuilding is clean, cosy and extremely comfortable. Furnished beautifully and with everything you could possibly need. The surroundings are stunning and you share them with a wonderful array of wildlife (my favourite are the baRead morets!) Like a little corner of heaven on earth. Hide

Reviewed by jim, 22nd April 2022

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A great and very comfortable retreat for a couple or a couple with a dog. The view across the lake was beautiful and the garden was very secure for a one year old inquisitive dog. Super location with great walks, beaches and places to visit. We will be back. Jim & Anne

Reviewed by Jane, 15th April 2022

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Old Telephone Exchange, what a find, no need to look any further, book you wont regret it.

Reviewed by Rosemary, 4th April 2022

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Reviewed by David, 25th March 2022

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Reviewed by June, 18th March 2022

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Reviewed by Darren, 11th March 2022

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What a fantastic find, location and accommodation perfect to unwind and take in nature. The view across the lake was great and gave us lots to look at during our stay i.e. all the different wild life (Birds). I wouldn't call it a negative as we love nature but you could be woken up by the birds dawn chorus :)

Reviewed by Kim, 5th March 2022

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Reviewed by Joy, 25th February 2022

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