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The Bothy

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
7 nights minimum 
Cottage
The Bothy is a one bedroom luxury self catering cottage rated 5* by the AA, it is located in a quiet private estate just a couple of minutes walk from Lyndhurst High Street in one direction and in the opposite direction you can access the open New Forest where ponies and cattle wander free. The kitchen is very well equipped with a range cooker and everything you would expect to make your holiday as relaxing as possible, the lounge is generously furnished with plenty of space and comfortable seating, as is the bedroom and bathroom with bath and shower over. With over two acres of grounds the estate is a haven of peace and tranquility, where you often see deer grazing during the early morning and dusk. Bicycles may be stored in the garage , cycle hire is available in the village, a tour bus ...The Bothy is a one bedroom luxury self catering cottage rated 5* by the AA, it is located in a quiet private estate just a couple of minutes walk from Lyndhurst High Street in one direction and in the opposite direction you can access the open New Forest where ponies and cattle wander free. The kitchen is very well equipped with a range cooker and everything you would expect to make your holiday as relaxing as possible, the lounge is generously furnished with plenty of space and comfortable seating, as is the bedroom and bathroom with bath and shower over. With over two acres of grounds the estate is a haven of peace and tranquility, where you often see deer grazing during the early morning and dusk. Bicycles may be stored in the garage , cycle hire is available in the village, a tour bus serves the village and New Forest during the Summer months enabling a car free holiday is required, a regular conventional bus service is also available all year round. Conscious of the increasing value of bicycles we have now installed an anchor and security chain in the garage to secure them, please do check your household insurance policy so that they are covered whilst away from your home.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 King
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
John D
Hosting since March 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (66)
Snowy747
Snowy747
144 contributions
What a fabulous week!
My third stay at The Bothy having been thwarted by covid last year! What a week it was, I had wall to wall sunshine and mid teens temperatures. Just perfect for walking the forest and the south coast. The accommodation didn't disappoint as always, lovely welcome pack and everything was spotless. This is easily the best holiday home I use and it is so convenient for Lyndhurst itself and accessing the forest. Only one glimpse of a deer in the garden this time despite some diligent watching at dawn and dusk!! Do go down to Lymington and walk the sea wall towards Keyhaven etc, beautiful nature reserves with many wading birds etc. I also went to Exbury Gardens this time, slightly too early for the rhododendrons they are renowned for but the magnolias and camellias were beautiful. I walked it end to end and enjoyed the riverside bit and the beautiful lakes at that end. I had a lovely walk at Puttles Bridge, the Brockenhurst side of Ornamental Drive, as well as going through Blackwell arboretum and into the forest for a circular walk earlier in the week. As you exit The Bothy, on the left hand side, there is a bus shelter with regular buses to Southampton. £8.30 for an adult return or £8.50 for a day rider. I really enjoyed Southampton, a lovely mix of the old and new. Walked out to Town Quay and did the wall walk following the remains of the old wall. Plenty of shopping in the shopping centre as well as a Decathlon and Ikea adjacent to it. Lymington is a lovely place to wander, plenty of places to eat and coffee down on the Quay. There is a modern Waitrose and a Marks and Spencer food hall at the top of town both of which are well stocked. From there you can easily access the coastal towns of Barton on Sea, Highcliffe etc which I did one day. I can't recommend this holiday home enough and I hope if you choose it for your stay, you enjoy it as much as I do.
Visited March 2022
Written 5 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

tp4562016
tp4562016
Manchester, United Kingdom17 contributions
The Bothy
We stayed at The Bothy for a week this January, the plan was for a week of walking the New Forest and eating out in the evening. We love Lyndhurst as it has everything we need including some pretty good restaurants. The Bothy is a fantastic place to stay, perfect for a couple it's a lovely bungalow 50 yards from the New Forest. I would recommend this bungalow to anyone and we hope to return again and again.
Visited January 2022
Written 30 January 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kevin B
Kevin B
1 contribution
The Bothy - excellent
Lovely place, lovely owners, couldn't fault it. I would recommend it to anyone. Clean, everything required is there and John and Stephanie couldn't be more helpful or lovely
Visited October 2020
Written 7 November 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nomad52308992245
Nomad52308992245
Plymouth, United Kingdom1 contribution
Excellent
Lovely stay, would highly recommended to anyone thinking of going to New Forest. Everything about the accommodation was excellent and the welcome pack much appreciated. If I could have rated it higher I would, I’ve stayed in many self catering places over the last 50 years and this was definitely in the top 3.
Visited August 2020
Written 29 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Petchamon
Petchamon
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom6 contributions
Wonderful stay
We stayed at The Bothy in Lyndhurst for the hottest 5 days this year! And yet the beautiful house was cool and comfortable as well as clean and nicely furnished. It was perfect for our needs - a home away from home to visit family 10 minutes away and have our own quiet space at the ends of days. The hosts were very thoughtful and provided all the information we could need plus a welcome collection of foods to help us settle in. The location could hardly be improved, on the end of the main shopping street and yet quiet and peaceful with splendid shared grounds in which to relax. We highly recommend The Bothy, and would stay there again without hesitation.
Visited August 2020
Written 14 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

pauliney924
pauliney924
East Sussex, United Kingdom28 contributions
Home from Home
Wonderful place our third year visiting. Felt safe and secure staying here in these strange circumstances we are in. Was able to go for our daily walk across the road onto the open forest. We sat in the communal garden and watched the wildlife, first time I had seen a lesser spotted woodpecker. The Bothy has everything you need to have a perfect holiday. The day we left a deer was sat in the garden in the sun. Owners always provide estentials for your stay ,which is greatly appreciated.
Visited March 2020
Written 29 March 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

NorthStar04020134612
NorthStar04020134612
1 contribution
A superb property - highly recommended
The location is perfect with shops a short walk away and country walks nearby. If you have a car, you can get to the heart of the New Forest or to various beaches for lovely walks fairly quickly. The property itself is amazing - beautifully furnished, spacious, immaculately clean and the owners kindly left us a handwritten card and a welcome pack of groceries and wine to enjoy on our stay. We would highly recommend this property and hope to stay there ourselves again one day!
Visited February 2020
Written 18 March 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Richard P
Richard P
Exeter, United Kingdom5 contributions
Another great Christmas break at the Bothy.
We've spent several Christmas breaks at the Bothy and are never disappointed. A great location close to the Forest and a 3 minute walk to the centre of Lyndhurst with its good pubs and a variety of good restaurants.
Visited December 2019
Written 7 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Snowy747
Snowy747
144 contributions
A home from home in a stunning area
This was my second stay at The Bothy, last time was March 2017 and I arrived in the snow!! Despite a week that was a washout weather wise, I did manage to see lots of the Forest and the trees changing colour didn't disappoint. Christchurch was an easy 30 minute drive away followed by a walk at Hengistbury head. Brokenhurst has an arboretum and tall trees walk nearby at the Rhinefield ornamental drive both of which are glorious to walk around. The fungi was simply amazing, never seen so many different varieties in such a condensed area, obviously perfect growing conditions. Over the crossroads onto the other part of the drive you will find the deer sanctuary with signed woodland walks. Returning to a well equipped, comfortable, warm and quiet Bothy each day was a pleasure. It has everything you could possibly need, no passing traffic and unobtrusive neighbours. The welcome pack was amazing with wine, fresh fruit, tea, coffee, milk, bread etc. A 5 minute walk and you are straight into Lyndhurst with a variety of shops. I'm hoping to return again soon. Thank you John and Stephanie. Alison
Visited October 2019
Written 21 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

tp4562016
tp4562016
Manchester, United Kingdom17 contributions
Mr
We have just spent a week in the BOTHY, our aim was to walk out into the New Forest everyday and be able to walk out and eat every night. We managed it perfectly. The Bothy is a perfect base, approx 100 yds from the forest and the same from Lyndhurst main street. The Bothy itself only sleeps two people but is perfect for the weeks stay. Its clean, spacious and has everything needed to comfortable. I would recommend this place to anyone.
Visited September 2019
Written 22 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Parking
  • Parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Garage

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About the neighbourhood
Lyndhurst is recognised as the capital of the New Forest, having a good selection of restaurants & public houses, walking & cycling being popular ways of enjoying the area on paths away from traffic, with miles of country lanes offering driving pleasure. The Bothy is set within a small quiet private estate, having over two acres of communal grounds, just a few minutes walk from the bustling high street.
Getting around
A car is an advantage, although not a necessity as a regular bus service runs from the high street, to Southampton, Brockenhurst & Lymington. A wonderful open top tour bus, or rather three operate from Lyndhurst, Lymington, Brockenhurst and Burley during the summer months, enabling car free days.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Drive down Lyndhurst High Street, past the Maserati garage, Willow Tree Cafe and a white cottage to your left called Forest Cottage, immediately after Forest Cottage turn left down a private gravelled drive signed Holmfield. the Bothy is then the second cottage to your right.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 15 min walk)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bothy

The Bothy is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

The Bothy has one bathroom available. See all property details.

The Bothy has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at The Bothy must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.

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