View towards the property
View towards the decked area
Open-plan stylish studio
Well equipped kitchen and dining space
Finishing touches full of charm
Looking towards the decked area and the surrounding country views
Open-plan studio style
King-size bedroom area
Luxury bedding
Bathroom with seperate walk-in shower
Bathroom with seperate walk-in shower
Relax on the decking
Located on a quiet lane
Nearby lake with local wildlife
Views over the lake to The Old Telephone Exchange
Stunning views at Bucklers Hard
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3 / 17  View towards the decked area
4 / 17  Open-plan stylish studio
5 / 17  Well equipped kitchen and dining space
6 / 17  Finishing touches full of charm
7 / 17  Looking towards the decked area and the surrounding country views
8 / 17  Open-plan studio style
9 / 17  King-size bedroom area
10 / 17  Luxury bedding
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13 / 17  Relax on the decking
14 / 17  Located on a quiet lane
15 / 17  Nearby lake with local wildlife
16 / 17  Views over the lake to The Old Telephone Exchange
17 / 17  Stunning views at Bucklers Hard

Old Telephone Exchange,

Beaulieu, New Forest
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic getaway for two deep in the New Forest
  • Open-plan studio-style accommodation
  • Complimentary pass to Bucklers Hard for the duration of your stay
  • Close to Michelin star restaurant, The Terrace
  • Short distance away from popular Beaulieu Motor Museum and Estate
  • Pleasant, countryside surroundings
Property code: NFL93

Located in a peaceful and secluded area of the Beaulieu Estate in the heart of the New Forest, boasting beautiful views, this romantic single-storey cottage exudes charm.

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 receive a complimentary stay at Buckler’s Hard for the duration of their stay. New Forest Activities in Beaulieu Village has opportunities for canoeing, kayaking and other outdoor pursuits, and guests receive a 10% discount from staying at the property.

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 breathtaking views 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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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
  • Parking for two cars
  • TV and DVD player
  • DAB radio
  • Electric and heating included
  • Washer/ tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • Bed linen (except cot bedding) and towels included
  • Wi-Fi available
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Complimentary pass to Bucklers Hard for the duration of your stay
  • Welcome hamper
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • 10% discount at New Forest Activities
  • 10% off food and drinks at the Master Builders Pub in Bucklers Hard
  • No smoking

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 36 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Julie, 28th October 2019

We had a fantastic stay at the old telegraph exchange. Beautiful setting and really cosy, didn't want to go home!

Reviewed by Mark, 18th October 2019

This is a very comfortable and well equipped property and we had an enjoyable and relaxing week here. There was an excellent welcome hamper and the estate staff who looked after us and the property were very friendly and efficient. We marked the location down slightly because we have a dog and like to walk him off-lead, which we couldnt do straightRead more from the cottage. Bucklers hard is a short ten minute walk away though (again dogs on leads). Hide

Reviewed by Christopher, 4th October 2019

Amazing as ever

Reviewed by Carol, 27th September 2019

If you love nature than this is the place for you. A perfect place that offers peace and tranquillity in a stunning setting. It does have the best of both worlds, with the interesting Maritime Museum at Buckler's Hard close by. Good walks, all from your door. The property is well looked after. We found it clean, warm and comfortable, making our staRead morey very enjoyable. Hide

Reviewed by Jayne, 20th September 2019

This property in the heart of the New Forest was an absolute dream. From the moment we arrived we could not stop singing its praises - plus the visit from the ponies on our last day was magical. We cannot wait to return - thank you

Reviewed by Karin, 30th August 2019

A great little cottage set in a peaceful location overlooking a lake. Within easy reach of Bucklers Hard Museum and Beaulieu. The cottage had everything we needed. On Saturday there was a street market in Lymington which was well worth a visit. We enjoyed seeing the ponies and donkeys grazing on the roadsides. We also enjoyed watching the cruise liRead moreners at Lepe and Calshot. Hide

Reviewed by Jane, 1st July 2019

This studio apartment was in a lovely spot with nice walks from the door but you have to be careful on the lane as it is quite narrow & not everyone drives as slow as they should & there isnt a footpath.We would definitely return however as these are minor things

Reviewed by James, 21st June 2019

I cannot stress how perfect the old telephone exchange was! The whole experience from the welcome hamper to the friendliness of Jane the estate manager. Was more than we could of hoped for so relaxing and we will definitely be going back!! Highly recommend

Reviewed by Norah, 24th May 2019

Beautiful location. Peaceful. Beautiful walks. A short car ride to other towns . The accommodation was spotless. An amazing food hamper was waiting for us ! Ponies in the field next to us . Wonderful. We had a wonderful stay .

Reviewed by Chris, 10th May 2019

If you want quiet, beautiful view and a return to nature this is the place. The place is clean, well equipped and the welcome crate was perfect. Loved it so much we booked for next year on the 2nd day we were there.

Reviewed by Linda, 26th April 2019

The cottage offers an escape from the manic reality of every day life. It is remote but also within a short distance of civilisation. It is clean and well equipped, very quiet and surrounded by wildlife and views across the neighbouring lake, which is a haven for various animals, fish and birds. It's a real 'get away from it all' location.

Reviewed by Jeannette, 19th April 2019

Excellent - look forward to returning

Reviewed by Ron, 15th April 2019

Perfect accommodation for two. Easily accessible for the slightly disabled. Everything provided for a peaceful holiday, with no close neighbours, no noise, no streetlights, but an abundance of wildlife including ponies, male and female pheasants, herons, deer, buzzards, duck (with ducklings) and other water birds. We were visited frequently by thruRead moresh and quail. There were excellent restaurants in Bucklers Hard and Beaulieu. Hide

Reviewed by Mandy, 12th April 2019

This was in the most stunning location. Really lovely and clean cottage and it was a lovely place to stay

Reviewed by Helen, 5th April 2019

Idyllic setting. Well placed for trips to the rest of the New Forest. Cottage well equiped and lovely decor. Easy access for less mobile people.

Reviewed by Lisa, 29th March 2019

The cottage was lovely and is well equipped. Its in a perfect location, absolutely loved the view, watching all the wild life around the lake. We will be going back.

Reviewed by Kevin, 18th March 2019

Telephone Exchange was just great! Well equipped and spotless! We had a terrific couple of days.

Reviewed by Mr J.P, 1st July 2016

Excellent - lovely welcome by Jane and the best welcome hamper we have ever had.The cottage was perfect and with the view over the lake including the wildlife who needs television. Problem free booking.

Reviewed by Mr R.M, 18th May 2016

Stunning. Not sure we should be saying this as we may not be able to get booked in again if we make it sound too good! But it really was. Both Niamh who took the booking and Jane, the Manager of the Exchange, went out of their way to help.

Reviewed by Mrs J.P, 11th May 2016

Lovely location, clean, everything you needed. Booking was easy and very straight forward.

Reviewed by Mrs A.H, 26th April 2016

Great, we loved it so much we have booked for July 2016! Excellent staff; very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Mrs L.R, 23rd March 2016

Wonder welcome and the Old Telephone Exchange has everything we could of needed. Very much enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend to others.

Reviewed by Miss J.C, 23rd March 2016

What a wonderful weekend away! Absolutely beautiful cottage with all you could ask for. The welcome hamper was a lovely idea and we would definitely visit again. Thanks to Jane for making us feel so at home.

Reviewed by Mr J.E, 23rd March 2016

A fabulous place in a beautiful part of the country. Very relaxing!

Reviewed by Mr A.D, 23rd March 2016

Thanks for the really warm welcome. Loved the hamper and the thoughtful touches!We had a fantastic time and have left feeling totally relaxed. Definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Mrs W. B., 1st March 2016

Warm, cosy and comfortable, clean and inviting. Beautifully positioned, lots of wildlife, didn't want to leave. The booking was very easy and efficient.

Reviewed by Mrs D.F., 22nd February 2016

The Old Telephone Exchange was absolutely beautiful - wonderful location, so peaceful and picturesque. Perfect for our anniversary getaway and fully equipped with everything we could need. Plenty of cycling, doggie walks, food and drink.....perfect!

Reviewed by Mrs J.J., 22nd February 2016

From start to finish it has been a wonderful, relaxing stay. The cottage is beautiful; we did not want the week to end. Our experience was very good.

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View towards the property
View towards the decked area
Open-plan stylish studio
Well equipped kitchen and dining space
Finishing touches full of charm
Looking towards the decked area and the surrounding country views
Open-plan studio style
King-size bedroom area
Luxury bedding
Bathroom with seperate walk-in shower
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