Cottage Farm
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A Little About Us…

I and my husband Les, our two sons, Ryan and Adam, together with our two horses, a dog and two cats moved to Cottage Farm in 1999. We had differing interests which included competitive horse riding, cycling, sailing and the arts (painting and drama). Over the years our special location on the border of the New Forest and East Dorset, has been able to provide amply for all these interests and more. Our sons are now grown and we are now grandparents, our horses are enjoying retirement in our fields, our new dog Grace, is a black Labrador petted by many visitors, we now have two new cats since kittens and we have new hens whose eggs are delicious. Realising that our location has so much to offer, we developed Forester’s & Keeper’s Cottages and enjoy sharing our environment with many different guests from around the world. We hope to welcome you.

Foresters Cottage

December 2018

A lovely Christmas break, conveniently close to family. The cottage was very well equipped and cosy. Additional festive touches were very welcome. Thank you so much.

November 2018

We absolutely loved this cosy cottage, fantastic location, our first trip to the New Forest and we were really happy with the area and accommodation. Thank you Jean for being so welcoming, we will definitely be back.

October 2018

We all agree it is absolutely indisputable that the New Forest is very beautiful and that we enjoyed our stay. That said, there is  not more to say, except to thank our hosts for a pleasant stay.

Foursome from Somerset and Yorkshire.

September 2018

Lovely relaxing four day break. Cottage really well equipped and lovely hosts. Location great and local amenities good too.

Mumford, Cannock Staffs.

August 2018

Eve loved saying goodnight to the horses and seeing Grace (black Labrador). It was a nice place to stay to be able to have adventures and explore the area.

Louise and family, Bletchley, Milton Keynes.

July 2018

Cottage very well equipped and comfortable. Great to see the horses close up and observe the fledgling swifts on their ‘trial’ flying lessons. A truly relaxing 3 week break. Thank you.

Sue and Tony, Godalming, Surrey.

June 2018

We have had a lovely stay, the cottage is great, just what we needed and a fantastic BBQ. Great hosts Jean and Les, thank you very much. We came for the walking and we did do a lot in and around Verwood, but it was so hot, the hottest June on record!

Four walkers from Kent

June 2018

Thank you for a lovely stay in your very comfortable and well equipped cottage. Appreciated the BBQ and welcome pack. Will miss Grace and the peaceful surroundings and lucky enough to see the deer.

Foursome from Devon and Suffolk.

May 2018

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage, a lovely comfortable and very well equipped accommodation. Very friendly and helpful hosts Jean and Les. Boys and us have enjoyed cycling over to Moors Valley – what a great place – highly recommended. Great area, pretty good weather for May half term. Thank you.

Cook family.

April 2018

Thanks for a wonderful holiday in Forester’s Cottage. it’s been lovely – Oscar.

Thanks! I loved my awesome holiday in the beautiful foresters cottage. I loved everything about it and I liked watching the ponies in their stable. Thank you so much for this wonderful little house. Imogen (9 years)

October 2017

Thank you for a lovely stay in such a nice area, weather was perfect for a forest break.

Keepers Cottage

October 2018

Perfect base to explore the forest. Excellent, warm and cosy cottage. Lovely weather, couldn’t ask for more. Thank you.

Sarah, Roger and Kimber (dog), Tunbridge Wells.

September 2018

Lovely cottage! the rooms were all spotless and we had a lovely view of the field. The cottage isn’t too far from the places we wanted to visit. It was also nice that Jean (the owner) was there to talk us though everything and answer our questions – and there was everything we needed for tea ready. Thank you. Also, Grace is adorable.

Patel family, London. 

August 2018.

We have had a lovely stay and the cottage is lovely. We will return soon, thank you. Loved it here! Dexter (pony) is so cute!

Shipp family.

August 2018.

Thank you for a lovely stay and great ‘Art Day’ for the girls.

Family of 4 , Kent.

October 2017

A very relaxing break. Enjoyed the walks. Saw a fox and stoat. Thanks.

Wright of Nottingham.

September 2017

An enjoyable first trip to Dorset and the New Forest – seen many great things but much more still to do.

Melbourne, Australia.

August 2017

Well equipped cottage in peaceful surroundings. Woke up to deer grazing in the field. Lovely owners!


July 2017

Had a lovely and relaxing time. Lovely cottage and patio and ponies.

Nicholson family, Austria.

June 2017

We had a wonderful time here! Very well equipped cottage, great surroundings, very helpful landlord. All questions / small technical problems were solved immediately. Thank you! We will definitely recommend your cottage in our country.

Family of 4, Netherlands.

May 2017

We enjoyed our stay in this lovely place very much. Couldn’t have wished for better!

Andrea & Pierre, Switzerland.

April 2017

Thank you, everything we could of asked for. Weather was great and perfect location for daily adventures. Returning soon!!

Scott and family, Warwick.

February 2017

We had a wonderful stay in this lovely, well equipped cottage – Thank you.

The Richards family, Wimbledon.

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    Foresters and Keepers Cottages are two separate detached self-catering cottages on the New Forest, East Dorset border. Close to Moors Valley Country Park, New Forest - You can find the Holiday Cottages surrounded by amazing wildlife and scenery. Both Foresters and Keepers have King-size beds, are self-catering and are detached holiday cottages. These New Forest Cottages are both close to The New Forest National Park, Moors Valley Country Park, Beaulieu Motor Museum, Bucklers Hard, Paulton’s Park & Peppa Pig World as well as many other places to visit. Please visit our Cottages pages for more information on our self-catering cottages or get in touch for more information. Foresters and Keepers Cottages can be found at Cottage Farm, Verwood Road, Three Legged Cross, East Dorset, BH21 6RN.