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Social Distancing to a ‘t’ in The New Forest

SuperhostHampshire, England, United Kingdom
Shepherd's hut hosted by Jo
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the shepherd's hut (u.k., france) to yourself.
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Self-contained shepherds hut in the heart of the New Forest National Park. The perfect glamping experience for lovers of the outdoors who prefer some warm home comforts. Fully insulated and heated. South facing with stunning views, surrounded by wildlife and the New Forest on the doorstep. Self Check in. Great pub, award winning farm shop and 2 cafes all walkable. Quick and easy access to explore the many villages, towns, cities and beaches nearby.

The space
* In light of the Covid 19 health emergency, I’d like to reassure my guests that I have a very high standard of cleanliness and I clean and disinfect all surfaces, the bathroom and kitchen including the cupboard handles, window furniture, door handles, light switches, soap dispenser, washing up liquid bottle, tv remote control, the door key, etc. The bedding and towels are washed at 60 degrees and I will remove all scatter cushions and throws if you’d like me to. Our local pub ‘The Royal Oak’ is now open (I’d recommend booking) and the local farm shop/cafe which is an easy 1/2 mile walk away is open allowing two people in at a time and is offering a takeaway service from the cafe. The Potting Shed cafe (a lovely 20 min walk through the Forest) is now open. We are positioned in the middle of the countryside where you don’t have to come into contact with anybody else if you don’t wish to. You have more chance of meeting a wild pony! It’s self check in so you don’t even have to have any contact with me!

*Length of stay discounts automatically apply to stays of a week (15%) and a month (20%)

* Late booking discounts.

*No extra cleaning fee charged.

Situated on the north/west side of the New Forest National Park, a very short drive from the historic market towns of Fordingbridge and Ringwood, ‘Maurietty’ offers an idyllic place to relax and unwind. Located away from roads and a short way along a forest track, it is set on the edge of our 3 ½ acre grounds approximately 100 metres from our house (which is out of view). Stunning south facing views across our paddocks and countryside beyond. However you are not isolated here - there is quick and easy access to all main roads for visitors to explore the many villages, towns, cities and beaches that Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire have to offer (if you can tear yourself away from your little retreat!). There is a footpath at the back of our house which goes along the edge of our paddocks which is the best route to take to Hockeys Farm Shop and cafe, and The Royal Oak Pub is a 20 minute walk away (left out of our gates to bottom of track and turn right). There is another café 'The Potting Shed' in Hyde which is approx. a 15/20 minute walk across the common (left out of our gates, up track a short way and take first right at 'Gorley Firs' which will take you up onto the common).

This shepherd's hut offers character and comfort in spades. The little bijou beauty is like a tardis offering a warm and cosy retreat. Inside the fully insulated bespoke hut you'll find all the comforts you would expect from luxury self-catering accommodation. A bathroom with 800x800 shower, wc, wash basin and electric ladder radiator. A kitchenette with belfast sink, microwave, cafetiere, kettle, toaster, electric cooking/frying pan, small chiller fridge, all cutlery and crockery and electric radiator. The 4'6" double bed is built in across one end of the hut with storage underneath, a window and tv with built in freesat and dvd player for those british rainy days when you might want to tuck up and get cosy and watch a film. South facing double french doors flood the hut with sunshine on brighter days and provide a beautiful view out across open fields.
Outside there is a designated parking space right next to the hut and an outdoor seating area looking out at the view. Access to the property is via an electric gated entrance for which you will be provided with a code.

The site once formed part of Ibsley RAF base during World War II. The block of stables that you look out onto is the old latrine block and a couple of Stanton air raid shelters are in the paddock. Literally to the rear of the hut is the open New Forest. Horse riders frequently go by as well as wildlife such as the New Forest ponies, cattle, donkeys, deer, foxes, badgers and an abundance of birds such as buzzards which are often seen circling above the trees during the summer months.


Award- winning farm shop and cafe 0.5 mile (follow the footpath that starts at the back corner of our property), horse riding 10 minute drive just outside Fordingbridge, watersports and fishing lakes 2 miles, thatched pub with restaurant 1 mile (15/20 minute walk). Ringwood (with a Waitrose, Lidl and Sainsbury's) 5 miles and Fordingbridge (with a Co-op and Tesco Express) 2.5 miles.

****If the dates you would like to book won't fit into the booking calendar then please send me a booking request and I will try to accommodate you.

****Please have a look through the ‘house rules’ and it’s important you follow my directions to find us easily.

****Please note that WiFi can be unreliable due to our countryside location despite the area recently having fibre optic broadband installed! It’s something we’ve learnt to live with. We can always pick up 3G or 4G.

Guest access
The entire space. It is for the sole private use of our guests.

Other things to note
Our property is accessed from a gravel track which has two ends. One end has a ford which is passable 90% of the year. When we have had an extreme amount of rain the ford may be too deep to drive through, but there is access by coming in and out the other end of the track. Our property is 0.2 mile from the ford end and 0.5 mile from the other end. Come in through the electric gates and the hut will be on your right hand side with your parking space right next to it.
Please also note that WiFi can be unreliable due to our countryside location despite the area recently having fibre optic broadband installed! It’s something we’ve learnt to live with. We can usually pick up 3G or 4G.
Please see below for Covid-19 measures

Self-contained shepherds hut in the heart of the New Forest National Park. The perfect glamping experience for lovers of the outdoors who prefer some warm home comforts. Fully insulated and heated. South facing with stunning views, surrounded by wildlife and the New Forest on the doorstep. Self Check in. Great pub, award winning farm shop and 2 cafes all walkable. Qui…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Cable TV
TV
Heating
Hair dryer
Essentials
Laptop-friendly workspace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The New Forest is a former royal hunting ground in the south of England. It was created in 1079 by William I. Nearly 1000 years later the ancient landscape remains almost unchanged and in March 2005 was designated the 8th National Park in England.

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Joined in February 2018
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I would love to share our beautiful tranquil corner of The New Forest with you. You can unwind and disconnect from the busy outside world and reconnect with nature and the countryside. Our listings are self contained and private for your own personal use and you check yourselves in so really are left to it! You’re more likely to meet a wild pony than another human being! However, I am on hand and close by if you need me at all and we have a couple of great cafes, an award winning farm shop and a lovely thatched local pub all within walking distance. I have very high cleaning standards and do a deep thorough clean between each reservation. I look forward to welcoming you!
I would love to share our beautiful tranquil corner of The New Forest with you. You can unwind and disconnect from the busy outside world and reconnect with nature and the countrys…
During your stay
I am often not at home when my guests arrive hence why I leave the key in the door. However I am always contactable by phone or via the Airbnb messaging service and try to reply to my guests as soon as I see their message. I tend to communicate with my guests via email or text before and after they have arrived with information or to make sure they are settled in etc. Of course one of us will always pop over and say hi if we see our guests, but we are not the sort of hosts who like to come knocking on doors as we feel we are intruding upon guests private space. Please feel free to come and go as you please in the knowledge that we are around if you should need us.
I am often not at home when my guests arrive hence why I leave the key in the door. However I am always contactable by phone or via the Airbnb messaging service and try to reply to…
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Carbon monoxide detector not required Learn more
Smoke alarm

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