View towards the cottage
Views over Emery Down
Sweet country cottage style kitchen
Sweet country cottage style kitchen
Comfortable lounge area
View towards Clares Cottage
Forest life
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9 / 9  Forest life

Clares Cottage,

Lyndhurst, New Forest
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Situated in the peaceful Hamlet of Emery Down where ponies roam free
  • A footpath at the bottom on the lane takes you into Lyndhurst village
  • Just a few minutes stroll from the local pub
  • Superb golf courses and horse riding trails are close by
  • The perfect romantic bolthole for couples
  • The nearby towns and villages offer many places to enjoy delicious food
  • 2 small to medium sized dogs welcome - please contact owners if dog is a larger breed
Property code: NFL60

An enchanting rural position in the peaceful hamlet of Emery Down, this property is within easy reach of some of the area’s best attractions, including the buzz of Bournemouth and the independent shops of Lymington.

Situated in the quaint hamlet of Emery Down, this is 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. Approximately a 30 minute walk away or five minute drive, Lyndhurst has a small supermarket, cafes, restaurants and other small shops. A 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 around a forty minute drive away or spend the day at Lymington, approximately a 25 minutes’ drive, where you can catch a ferry to the Isle of Wight or meander along the historic cobbled quay. For a glass of wine or a refreshing local ale after a busy day exploring, the New Forest Inn in Emery Down is a few moments stroll from the cottage.

This romantic self-catering cottage in the New Forest has traditional features and modern facilities adding to the idyllic and peaceful nature of the property. The bright open plan ground floor living area is complete with oak floors and wood burning stove, perfect for a cosy night in. The inviting farmhouse kitchen is equipped with all the essentials for a self-catering break with a dining table and stable door that leads to the garden. Upstairs is one bedroom with a double bed and one bathroom with a large shower and WC.

Outside there is easy parking in the little lane directly opposite the cottage, a fully enclosed back garden with valley views, patio with furniture for al fresco dining and bike storage.This property allows two small to medium sized dogs to stay, please contact owners if dog is a larger breed

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20 for up to 7 nights, £40 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • Gas hob/electric oven, microwave, coffee machine, integrated fridge and freezer
  • Dishwasher, washing machine/dryer Woodburner and logs in winter months
  • 24” flat screen TV, DVD and CD player
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryer
  • Fully enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture
  • Bike storage
  • Bath towels, tea towels, bed linen and utilities all included (excludes beach towels)
  • Parking in the lane opposite the cottage
  • Smoking is not permitted
  • 2 dogs welcome

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Karen, 19th April 2019

Lovely well equipped cottage, super location and lovely back garden with views into the distance (and from the bedroom). Lots of great and varied walks straight from the door. Great for dogs with an outside tap and side access to the garden. So nice not to need the car.

Reviewed by Helen, 29th March 2019

The location was excellent, plenty of walks for humans as well as dogs. Lyndhurst was 15 mins from the cottage but there were also a few indirect very pleasant walks you could take? Accommodation was correct in every way. Very snug and cosy with views over the forest.

Reviewed by Rose, 15th March 2019

A lovely cottage for 2 and a dog. Very quiet. Good kitchen/diner/lounge. Upstairs small but okay. Small enclosed garden for dog with woods down the road. Great place to explore New Forest and coast.

Reviewed by Christopher, 24th December 2018

loved it

Reviewed by Dawn, 12th November 2018

Excellent cottage, all facilities faultless.

Reviewed by Matthew, 20th October 2018

Lovely cottage in a fantastic location, lots of walks from the door into the forest. We saw horses going passed the window. Enclosed back garden great for the dog. 2 local pubs and 10 minute walk into Lyndhurst with shops, cafes and pubs. Would stay again, thank you.

Reviewed by Catherine, 21st September 2018

Definitely, (but we would like to keep this lovely cottage a secret!)

Reviewed by Jan, 31st August 2018

We had a great holiday cottage perfect. Lovely enclosed garden for the dogs. The cottage is located in a great area, some really lovely walks, and some lovely pubs close by.

Reviewed by Peter, 24th August 2018

Great place, ideal country hideaway. Fantastic location, had everything we needed and more, we had a wonderful week.

Reviewed by Debbie, 17th August 2018

This cottage is perfect little hideaway for couples with doggies. It's very dog friendly with lots of lovely dog walks on your doorstep. Also not forgetting delightful pubs for eating at a short walk from the cottage.

Reviewed by Christina, 10th August 2018

Lovely cottage in a lovely area. The New Forrest inn is just down the road and well worth a visit for dinner. Very friendly people. Lovely long Forrest walks. Will definitely book again.

Reviewed by Susan, 3rd August 2018

A comfortable well kept cottage. Fantastic location for forest walks and eating out.

Reviewed by Zoe, 27th July 2018

Absolutely ideal setting with a beautiful forest walk 1 minute from the front door. Saw ponies in the village most days and two very dog friendly pubs within walking distance. Lyndhurst high street was a 10 minute walk and again, very dog friendly. Highly recommend the pub, The Fox and Hounds for food and dogs welcome. The cottage was perfect and tRead morehe owners had considered so many features which made life easier during the stay and had really thought about dog owners. Hide

Reviewed by Mark, 20th July 2018

The cottage was very comfortable and homely Everything was clean and fresh Self contained garden so ideal for our spaniel Perfect spot from which to walk or drive from Horses and deer in abundance A good dog walk just over the road Good food pub just down the road- The New Forest Inn Short walk to Lyndhurst with bars and restaurants Most pubs are dRead moreog friendly Really enjoyed our stay-many thanks Hide

Reviewed by Tracey, 13th July 2018

The cottage was beautiful, clean, well appointed with perect facilities and in a wonderful location. The dogs loved the place too, ponies and deer everywhere. Local pub a few minutes away also great!

Reviewed by Mr W.L, 1st July 2016

It was great, with a good pub within walking distance and a good bridle path for early morning walks. The cottage had everything we needed. Very easy booking process.

Reviewed by Miss E.W, 22nd June 2016

Lovely and Cosy, great for the two of us. Lyndhurst and brockenhurst villages were nice to cycle to.

Reviewed by Mrs C.S, 14th June 2016

Delightful setting, comfortable cottage. Everything we needed with a nice sunny garden. Good experience booking, no problems.

Reviewed by Mrs K.C, 3rd June 2016

Very well equipped in a very pleasant location. Warm welcome nice touches felt home from home. Very easy to book.

Reviewed by Mrs D.K, 24th May 2016

Spot on, superbly appointed and little touches both for the dog's comfort and ours (wine) were a real treat. Location was wonderful and surrounding area.Would definitely visit again and may be bring our family and theirs next time also. Very efficient and friendly.

Reviewed by Mr E.HS, 17th May 2016

Fantastic, excellent for a quiet getaway from normality.

Reviewed by Mr N.D, 12th April 2016

Everything about the directions to the cottage, key location, housekeeper, cottage cleanleness, cottage being similar to description, garden, & general area was just as expected. 10 out of 10, would recommend to a friend and would book again.

Reviewed by Ms S.W, 29th March 2016

Cottage was nice and booking was easy and efficient.

Reviewed by Mrs M.B, 22nd February 2016

It was excellent and had everything we needed. The location was particularly good with lovely walks, good eating places and a village, all within walking distance.

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