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Areas: New Forest, Hampshire

Coach House (Heathfield Estate)
Heathfield House

Coach House (Heathfield Estate), Holmsley, Hampshire

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Rural Retreats

Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £1050.00

The Coach House provides unique and stylish accommodation for 8 guests. Situated in a quiet rural location and part of the Heathfield Estate it is ideally located to explore the New Forest and the Dorset coast.

The Coach House is one of two properties set in the grounds of Heathfield House. The building originally accommodated the coaches and horses for the main house and is full of character, with its cobbled front courtyard and arched wooden doors. The generous sized sitting room with high ceilings, exposed beams and a wood burning stove is the ideal place for everyone to relax and unwind in after a day exploring and discovering the beauty of the area.

There is also a large kitchen dining room, with high ceilings and exposed beams, which is ideal for relaxed eating and celebratory meals. It is fully equipped with granite work tops, dishwasher, two ovens, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and all utensils. The four double bedrooms accommodate 8 people.

Three of the bedrooms can be arranged to sleep either two individuals or a couple and there is also a pull out bed suitable for a child.The house has three private garden areas: a lovely covered terrace bordering onto the south facing lawn with beautiful views over the estate garden, a walled garden with a garden room and a cobbled courtyard ideal for al fresco dining in the evening – all perfect places to socialise, relax and unwind. Heathfield Estate is set within the New Forest National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With its country pubs, horse-riding, bike-riding and walking trails, its natural beauty and wildlife never fails to impress. Set within 15 acres, Heathfield House in Bransgore has a distinctly rural setting yet is within easy reach of both city and coast. The New Forest National Park is one of the largest remaining forests in England.

The forest was created by William I in about 1079 for the royal hunt. At that time they hunted the deer that still live in the forest. They are shy creatures but you might be lucky enough to spot one around Heathfield.

Wild ponies and donkeys roam the open heath in the New Forest area. The ponies are one of our best-loved native breeds, it is their grazing that maintains the open character of the forest. The New Forest is famous for its ancient trees.

You can see beech trees that are 400 years old, oaks that are 800 years old, and even some yew trees that are said to be 1000 years old which were here when William I and his descendants used the forest for hunting.

This holiday at a glance

  • Sleeps eight guests.
  • Four double bedrooms, three of which are zip and link beds and a further pull out trundle bed suitable for a child.

  • One family bathroom and two en-suite shower rooms.
  • Three outside spaces including cobbled courtyard and lawn.
  • Parking for three cars.

  • WiFi.
  • Children and infants welcome.
  • Sorry, no pets.

  • Minimum of a three night stay.

Additional features

  • Period features with high ceilings and exposed beams.
  • Wood burning stove.

  • Oven with separate hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
  • Nespresso coffee machine.
  • Television with Freeview, DVD player, Blu-ray and digital radio.

  • Cot, highchair and stairgates (available on request).
  • Pull out trundle bed suitable for a child in the master bedroom.
  • Garden tables, chairs and rattan sofas in all three outside areas.

  • Selection of outdoor games including badminton, football and boule.
  • With prior arrangement chef and babysitting services and mountain bike hire is available (additional charge).

Attractions and nearby amenities

  • The nearby town of Christchurch has a great selection of pubs and restaurants using the very best local produce most of which comes straight from the local fishing boats.

  • The New Forest Coastline with salt marshes, sand and seabirds, has many stunning beaches to visit including Barton-on-Sea and Milford-on-Sea.
  • Visitors to The New Forest have the choice of pretty villages in the heart of the forest or bustling seaside towns including Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Burley, Fordingbridge, Hythe, Lymington, Lyndhurst, New Milton, Ringwood and Sway.


  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Baby Welcome
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Log Burner/Open Fire
  • On Site Parking
  • Wifi
  • Beach nearby
  • Children Welcome
  • Welcome Hamper
  • Cycling
  • Walking
Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Highcliffe Castle - 3.2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Christchurch Castle - 4.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

St Barbe Museum - 7.3 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Hurst Castle - 8.5 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum - 8.6 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Furzey Gardens - 9.1 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Knoll Gardens - 9.3 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Rufus Stone - 9.6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

The Needles Park - 10 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Needles Old Battery - 10.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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