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Holiday Cottage Reviews for The Old Stables Lyndhurst New Forest

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The Old Stables Lyndhurst New Forest, High Street, NEW FOREST, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7BB

Description of the cottage holiday

The Old Stables | Lyndhurst | Sleeps up to 38

The Old Stables is perfect for large groups of friends and family to get together in the New Forest. The ponies are no longer inside, only out! Its now a very large New Forest cottage, set back from the road down it's own secluded drive off the High Street, in the centre of Lyndhurst, the ‘capital’ of the New Forest.

The huge cottage is a wonderful conversion of a fine Victorian stable building, the most unique of our large New Forest cottages, full of character with high vaulted ceilings, expansive living spaces and many original stable features retained or re-used. Big cottages sleeping 38 people rarely have all the dining at one large table. The Old Stables does exactly this, making it the perfect venue for large family get-togethers, birthday celebrations, hen weekends and business events alike.

The village centre location is ideal for large group accommodation, any of the pubs, restaurants, shops or cafés are accessible in minutes without the need to travel out in cars. Although the village centre is prominent and lively there is hardly any development beyond this and you are able to walk straight out into the New Forest National Park in minutes, rather than needing cars for access to forest walks. An easy place to walk along to is Bolton’s Bench, where you can walk for miles into the forest, play a game of rounders in summer or go sledging or snowboarding in winter!

The location in the middle of the New Forest means that nowhere is too far away, whether its the coastal areas and towns in the south of the New Forest, the remote parts of the north forest, Southampton in the East or Bournemouth to the West or any of the beautiful areas between, you will not have far to travel from here.

The dining for up to thirty eight people in one room at one table makes this large cottage a great place to have a special birthday or other celebration meal. Book the chef’s team for the night and celebrate with the finest local seasonal food prepared with passion and presented beautifully at the table, with no washing up to do afterwards or any large wine bill – just bring your own drinks. And then no need to worry about taxis home – you are all already there! Just retire to the lounge or your room in your own time.

Until a decade ago, The Old Stables was derelict, with the roof removed and part of the end fallen down, but had all the original Stable features intact. During the conversion we reinstated the roof and formed the internal layout and floors, opening up the large fireplace and reusing the stable setts outside. The cast iron stable divisions were used as the banisters and all the large beams, A-frames and other timberwork were retained and left exposed. The feature round windows remain, along with all the original character. Outside appears exactly as it would have done when the occupants were horses rather than holidaymakers, the only additions being the discreet conservation rooflights which provide plenty of light to the glorious spaces inside.

The lounge is over 38ft long with high vaulted ceilings and exposed A-frame beams, a large open fireplace, grand piano, pew and a couple of fireside chairs occupy a raised area, from which full width steps take you down to the lower part, which has settees, chairs, television & DVD player, and a projector for presentations (plug a laptop in) or for films via the attached DVD player.

The kitchen / dining room has a table for 38 people to eat together, with at one end the freestanding stainless steel 'Udden' kitchen units containing dishwasher and twin cookers providing three ovens and eight hobs. A huge larder fridge and a second fridge/freezer stand adjacent, with a full freezer, washing machine and further sink in the utility room just off the kitchen.

Near here is a double bedroom and a shower room with basin and wc, with two more bedrooms and a bathroom with bath, separate thermostatic shower over the bath, basin and wc, accessed from the staircase here. At the other end of the dining room, another staircase leads up to two family bedrooms with another similar bathroom. One of these bedrooms contains the hayloft door, now a window, which is seen from outside. All these four bedrooms have high vaulted ceilings, with stable balustrading to the staircases and the odd round window.

The other bedrooms and bathrooms are off the far end of the lounge. A contemporary shower room with wall hung wc and basin, and a bathroom with freestanding double ended bath, corner power shower, and wall hung wc and basin, serve the remaining four bedrooms this end, one of which is a family room with sliding patio doors, two are double rooms, and the largest, vaulted and galleried room has a double or up to eight single beds, still with ample space, and a Juliet balcony with views over playing fields.

Best Features

Sleeps up to 38 people.

Amazing conversion of a fine Victorian Stable building.

Perfect for large gatherings of family and friends, Christmas, New Year or any other celebration.

Huge living spaces with high vaulted ceilings and exposed beams.

Dining for all guests at one enormous table.

Walk straight out of the village into the New Forest, amongst ponies and wide open spaces.

Sleeps: from 1 to 38

Pets: No

Contact Details

Contact Name: Halcyon New ForestCottages

Telephone: 01590 641810

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Reviews


2 of 4 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  No Date of visit: 01/2017
Cottage Review:  

Only book this place if you bring your own cleaning equipment and bedding. Really dirty in bedrooms and filth in kitchen. Months worth of dirt, grime and dust under and behind beds. Owners take no responsibility, have not offered a proper apology and take weeks to reply to emails. Pictures on website not at all representative of the property. A hostel, not a holiday home, in fact, we have stayed in nicer and cleaner hostels, with more professional hosts.

Management also owe us our deposit back, more than 2 months since our booking and not sign of it or response to our requests for it. Halcyon Cottages you owe us money. Really disappointing. We do not recommend this property at all. Do not bother, save your money and spend it somewhere else.

Make up of party:  Families sharing
Cleanliness: poor Location: good
Facilities: poor Views: adequate
Value: poor Overall rating:
Review Added by: MeganMLW Review Added: 08.03.2017
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10 of 15 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 10/2015
Cottage Review:  

We had an absolutely brilliant time. The cottage was exactly what they needed; spacious yet cosy with everything you could need within. We would definitely use this cottage again. Great place, highly recommend!

Make up of party:  We were a corporate group of 16 adults, using the venue for a team building event.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: KPascoe Review Added: 02.11.2015
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11 of 20 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 09/2015
Cottage Review:  

We had an amazing time at The Old Stables and the whole experience was very easy indeed. There were 30 of us and it was the perfect size with all the couples being able to have their own room and the singletons being able to share. It was the perfect location with access to the forest just a short cycle away and within the heart of the town. It was clean tidy and homely. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]

Make up of party:  Friends and couples for a 30th birthday.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 20.10.2015
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21 of 49 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 05/2014
Cottage Review:  

Great house for large groups. Good eating area and lots of sofas to relax and chat. All clean and tidy. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]

Make up of party:  Friends fathering.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: adequate
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 15.04.2014
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9 of 39 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2014
Cottage Review:  

The cottage was fantastic for our 30 person university reunion. It is just off Lyndhurst high street, barely 2 minutes walk into town. The long kitchen/diner and living room both sit pretty much 30-34 people easily and in comfort, giving you ample space for a big party - even one of all adults.

The beds are a mixture of doubles and singles, sometimes with 3 beds to a room. This is just something to be aware of in case no one in your party wishes to share a bed.

The cottage has a luxury/statement feel about it, and it met the high expectations we had, with all of the necessary facilities.

Booking and access were both easy, with Nic being good at responding to queries.

There is no wifi at the cottage.

Make up of party:  30 adults aged 28-30
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: adequate
Value: adequate Overall rating:
Review Added by: samschwab Review Added: 22.05.2014
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