A warm welcome awaits
Homely second lounge, perfect to sit and lookout over the New Forest
Cosy country kitchen
Sit and enjoy breakfast
Beautiful features throughout
Enjoy an evening meal in the dining room, with space for everyone
Welcoming lounge for you to sit and relax
For those who cant stay away from the office, a desk area caters for all your working needs
Steeped in history
Beautiful master bedroom
View of the pretty rear garden can be enjoyed from the master bedroom
More historic features can be found in the master bedroom
Twin bedroom benefits wonderful views of the wild horses of the New Forest
Why not sit and take in the views
There is a lot to keep you entertained in this cottage
Family bedroom complete with cot
Small double bed in the fourth bedroom
Good size family bathroom where more views of the New Forest can be enjoyed
One of the historic features here are those cottage style steps
The ground floor shower room
Seaside theme in the ground floor shower room
Well equipped utility room with access to the pretty garden
1 / 22  A warm welcome awaits
2 / 22  Homely second lounge, perfect to sit and lookout over the New Forest
3 / 22  Cosy country kitchen
4 / 22  Sit and enjoy breakfast
5 / 22  Beautiful features throughout
6 / 22  Enjoy an evening meal in the dining room, with space for everyone
7 / 22  Welcoming lounge for you to sit and relax
8 / 22  For those who cant stay away from the office, a desk area caters for all your working needs
9 / 22  Steeped in history
10 / 22  Beautiful master bedroom
11 / 22  View of the pretty rear garden can be enjoyed from the master bedroom
12 / 22  More historic features can be found in the master bedroom
13 / 22  Twin bedroom benefits wonderful views of the wild horses of the New Forest
14 / 22  Why not sit and take in the views
15 / 22  There is a lot to keep you entertained in this cottage
16 / 22  Family bedroom complete with cot
17 / 22  Small double bed in the fourth bedroom
18 / 22  Good size family bathroom where more views of the New Forest can be enjoyed
19 / 22  One of the historic features here are those cottage style steps
20 / 22  The ground floor shower room
21 / 22  Seaside theme in the ground floor shower room
22 / 22  Well equipped utility room with access to the pretty garden

Bench Cottage

Lyndhurst, Hampshire
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
9 more

At a glance

  • 1840’s detached traditional cottage situated in the heart of the New Forest
  • Overlooks one of the forests historic landmark; Bolton’s Bench
  • A short walk to Lyndhurst, known as the capital of The New Forest
  • Direct walks through the New Forest from the doorstep
  • Enjoy early summer evenings in the beautiful garden
  • A wonderful setting for the whole family to include your four legged friend
Property code: 57407

A characterful, cottage in the heart of the New Forest, oozing in history this is the ideal place to explore the beauty of the South Coast, from the endless walks in the forest to the shopping in nearby Southampton.

Situated just outside of Lyndhurst, a great base for exploring, walking and cycling. There are picturesque walks directly from the cottage, perfect for discovering the New Forest byways and you’ll find a footpath at the end of the lane to Lyndhurst village. Just a short drive away, Lyndhurst has small shops, cafes and restaurants. Another short drive away you will find a wealth of attractions such as golf courses at Lyndhurst and Bramshaw, horse riding at Ford Farm Stable in Brockenhurst, and The Motor Museum in Beaulieu. If you fancy venturing slightly further afield, the large town of Bournemouth is just 18 miles away or spend the day at Lymington, just 10 miles away, where you can catch a ferry to the Isle of Wight.

Upon entering this quaint cottage, you will immediately find yourself in the snug room, with comfy seating and a desk and chair, this is the ideal room for some quiet time. Next is the well-equipped kitchen/diner, with gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and dining table on which to enjoy your morning coffee. Just off the kitchen is the utility area housing the tumble dryer and washing machine, there is also a shower room with shower and WC. From the kitchen area you can access the light and bright conservatory with comfy seating. Next is the formal dining room to seat everyone for those all-important family meals, then you can head into the lounge area with comfy seating surrounding the TV/DVD. From the snug head up the steep cottage style staircase to the first floor where you will find all four bedrooms. There are two spacious doubles, a twin and a small double. Here you will also find the bathroom with hand held shower over bath and WC.

From either the conservatory or the utility area you can access the enclosed garden area with patio furniture to sit and relax with a glass of wine on those warm summer nights. There is off-road parking for two cars.

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

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 small double
  • 1 bathroom and 1 shower room
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge and small freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Paultons Park is just a short drive away with Peppa pig world and all those thrilling rides.

Claire Tranter

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall cleanliness 4.1 starsOverall cleanliness 4.1 starsOverall cleanliness 4.1 starsOverall cleanliness 4.1 starsOverall cleanliness 4.1 stars4.1
Overall equipment
Overall equipment 4.1 starsOverall equipment 4.1 starsOverall equipment 4.1 starsOverall equipment 4.1 starsOverall equipment 4.1 stars4.1
Overall comfort
Overall comfort 4.3 starsOverall comfort 4.3 starsOverall comfort 4.3 starsOverall comfort 4.3 starsOverall comfort 4.3 stars4.3
Overall location
Overall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 stars4.9

Reviewed by Lisa, 22nd October 2021

Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

A lovely cottage, full of character & room to spread out. Brilliant location, close to Lyndhurst with walks from the door. Beautiful wildlife and views of horses from the window. Thanks for sharing this home with us.

Reviewed by Gillian, 8th October 2021

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Bench Cottage is beautiful, we loved staying here. It is really close to Lyndhurst, shops, restaurants (5 minute walk) which is ideal but also tucked away overlooking the green. The cottage has lots of character and we had such a great time but wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you

Reviewed by Steven, 1st October 2021

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Had a fantastic week in a very cosy cottage. Great location and a very relaxing space to spend time in.

Reviewed by Marc, 24th September 2021

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Reviewed by Matthew, 10th September 2021

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

A lovely detached cottage in an ideal location in the middle of the New Forest. The cottage itself is beautiful with plenty of space having been 2 cottages knocked into one. The original stairs are quite steep which could be an issue if you struggle with them normally. Even close to the town we found it very quiet. There are local shops, a Co-op anRead mored Tesco Extra plus plenty of places to eat and drink within 10 minutes walk from the cottage. Would happily stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by John, 27th August 2021

Guest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 stars

This cottage is ideally placed. Its very close to Lyndhurst village and the ponies and cows visit to the front of the cottage several times during the day. There are some lovely walks directly from the cottage without having to use the car.

Reviewed by Hannah, 13th August 2021

Guest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 stars

We had a lovely stay in this cottage. The location is excellent. You can walk very easily and safely into Lyndhurst, which has a good selection of places to eat and a Tesco in the centre. The cottage also overlooks a large grassy and wooded area, so perfect for dog walks. The cottage has a nice, homely feel. We stayed here with four small children Read morefrom two families, so we appreciated the extra living room and dining room. The only drawback was the beds were in need of replacing. Hide

Reviewed by Hazel, 6th August 2021

Guest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 stars

A beautiful cottage with lovely garden within easy walking distance of Lyndhurst. The New Forest ponies and donkeys come right up to the garden fence. We were fairly lucky with the weather and found lots to do in the area.

Reviewed by Richard, 23rd July 2021

Guest rating 3 starsGuest rating 3 starsGuest rating 3 starsGuest rating 3 starsGuest rating 3 stars

Reviewed by H, 16th July 2021

Guest rating 3.6 starsGuest rating 3.6 starsGuest rating 3.6 starsGuest rating 3.6 starsGuest rating 3.6 stars

Reviewed by Mary, 9th July 2021

Guest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 stars

Excellent location, ponies and cows just outside the gate whilst a very short walk to shops and pubs.

Reviewed by Kim, 25th June 2021

Guest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 stars

A beautiful cottage in an ideal location with a short walk to the shops local pubs restaurants and a step out the gate into the forest. Nearest supermarket was a 15 minute drive. We woke up several mornings to cows and ponies outside the gate. Well equipped with extras like washing machine tumble dryer and dishwasher. Sleeps seven adults comfortablRead moree. Dog friendly with a secure pretty garden. Would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Ian, 11th June 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

A beautiful cottage and garden situated on the Forest. Quietly tucked away but within minutes of Lyndhurst. Well furnished and equipped. Ideal for a relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Deirdre, 21st May 2021

Guest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 stars

We had a lovely stay at Bench Cottage. It was good to be so close to Lyndhurst and all it's amenities while at the same time being able to walk straight into the New Forest from the cottage. A really pretty cottage with a charming garden. We loved it.

Reviewed by Alison, 2nd October 2020

Guest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 stars

Cottage was in a great location and comfortable, plenty of space to spread out. Lovely and warm with plenty of very hot water. Stairs were narrow but did not cause us any issue Forest straight out of gate but also easy walking to restaurants and shops

Reviewed by Michael, 21st August 2020

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Quirky, spacious old cottage, very comfortable beds in a beautiful setting and five minute walk to shops, restaurants and cafes, perfect.

Reviewed by David, 31st July 2020

Guest rating 3.2 starsGuest rating 3.2 starsGuest rating 3.2 starsGuest rating 3.2 starsGuest rating 3.2 stars

The location was excellent. When we had a problem with the shower the owner was very charming and sorted the problem straight away. HOWEVER the cleaners did NOT do a very good job, the oven was filthy.

Reviewed by Judith, 17th July 2020

Guest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 stars

Amazing location, probably the best spot in Lyndhurst with the ponies and cows coming right up to the garden gate but Still close to the village. Very spacious characterful and a lovely Enclosed garden. The Steep staircase with restricted ceiling height was a challenge for all 3 generations though.

Reviewed by Lucy, 21st March 2020

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Beautiful cosy property, very clean, amazing location walking distance to Lyndhurst high street and wild horses right outside the front of the property, ridiculously comfortable beds, price is very high so not for everyone but great place for a celebratory stay in the beautiful New Forest.

Reviewed by Tieri, 21st February 2020

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

18 more
A warm welcome awaits
Homely second lounge, perfect to sit and lookout over the New Forest
Cosy country kitchen
Sit and enjoy breakfast
Beautiful features throughout
Enjoy an evening meal in the dining room, with space for everyone
Welcoming lounge for you to sit and relax
For those who cant stay away from the office, a desk area caters for all your working needs
Steeped in history
Beautiful master bedroom
View of the pretty rear garden can be enjoyed from the master bedroom
Show 10 moreMore historic features can be found in the master bedroom

Location

Static Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

1/3 Deposit

Take advantage of our deposit scheme when booking 9 weeks or more in advance.