Forester's and Keeper's Cottages


4-5 Visit England Stars 4– 54-5 Visit England Stars Self-catering
Cottage Farm, Verwood Road, Three Legged Cross, Near Ringwood, BH21 6RN

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Forester's & Keeper's Cottages are at the centre of our home, Cottage Farm, which is a short drive from the New Forest National Park and within walking distance of Moors Valley Country Park which offers a wide variety of activities for visitors of all ages. Forester's & Keeper's Cottages are both detached, 4 and 5 Star very individual, beautifully maintained and equipped to a high standard. Both have two bedrooms, full gas central heating, ground level accommodation, digital TV's in the bedrooms as well as the living areas. Each cottage has open plan living with home entertainments, free Wi-Fi and furnished patios with BBQ's a perfect place for dining alfresco and relaxing.

Forester's 4 Star offers country charm and quality with the original 200 year old Cob Walls and vaulted timber ceilings. The modern kitchen is well equipped and maintained, including a dishwasher, fitted hob and electric oven, microwave, washer-dryer and fridge-freezer. Comfy living with soft leather sofas and pouffes, country pine dining and furnishings. Double aspect with views over the gardens to the fields and private stables with our own horses and ponies. Forester's has two bedrooms each with pretty floral linen, digital TV and en-suite shower rooms, wc, and handbasin. Forester's Sleeps 4 + cot.

Keeper's 5 Star, has views across our own grazing fields - often the place to see Roe deer, foxes and a variety of birds and other wildlife. The modern interior has reclining sofas. The fitted kitchen is well equipped and maintained including a dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge-freezer, fan oven and gas hob. Two bedrooms sleep up to 5 + cot, each with fitted furnishings and digital TV's. The master bedroom as a super-kingsize double bed and an en-suite shower room with shower, hand-basin and WC. The large twin bedroom has space for a third full size single bed if required. A fifth person supplement of £10 per night would be payable. Keeper's also has a family bathroom: a bath with shower over, hand-basin and WC.

Each cottage has full gas central heating, electricity, linen, towels and free wi-fi all included in the rental price, with beds freshly made for your arrival. We do not take a security deposit.

The locality, between forest, open countryside and the coast, offers excellent cycling, walking, horse riding, water-sports, adventure playground, tree-top trail and Go-Ape zip wire through the trees at Moors Valley Country Park. There is a wealth of activities, special sights and events.

An abundance of good food is available from farmers markets, organic outlets, local shops, pubs and restaurants.

Open all year. Well behaved dogs, pets and horses welcome by arrangement.
Short breaks October to May.
Both cottages offer versatile accommodation for couples, friends and families.
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Year round Special Offers
Discounts for couples
Friday turnarounds during Summer.
No smoking indoors please.

Gas / electric cooking, flexible dates and special rates out of season, riding nearby, non smoking indoors please, each cottage has 2 ground floor bedrooms. Free Wi-fi, washer dryers and fitted well equipped kitchens.

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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Forestersup to £770.00 per unit per week
keeper'sup to £900.00 per unit per week

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments, per pitch per night for campsites and per week for self-catering accommodation and holiday parks.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Booking & Payment Details

  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Barbecue


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • Cots available
  • High chairs available

Cooking Facilities

  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave cooker

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Laundry Facilities

  • Drying facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washing machine

Leisure Facilities

  • Fishing
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Pony trekking/horse-riding

Linen & Bedding

  • Linen provided


  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement

Room/Unit Facilities

  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite TV
  • Television

Site Features

  • Garden
  • Working farm

Target Markets

  • Single sex groups welcomed

Property Facilities: Foresters

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • King-sized bed
  • Scenic view
  • Shower
  • Elderly and less mobile

Property Facilities: keeper's

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Bath
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • King-sized bed
  • Scenic view
  • Shower
  • Elderly and less mobile

Special Offers

  • Forester's & Keeper's 4 & 5 Star Cottages: Autumn Offers: 
    Forester's Cottage 4* 3 night weekdend 19 Oct. £360 / 4 nights midweek from 15 Oct. £480. / 29 Oct. £420. / November wkends £300 / 4 nights midweek £350. Keeper's Cottage 5*: 4 nights midweek from 15 Oct. £500. / November wkends £330 / 4 nights midweek £380. All priced up to 4 guests + cot.. £10 per night further discount offered to a couple. All bookings include: gas/electric, linen/towels, free wi-fi and lots of essentials. No booking fee, vat, meters or security deposit. We welcome your communication, please contact the owner Jean Baylis. E-mail: or telephone Jean: 01202 820203.

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  • Forester's & Keeper's Cottages 4 & 5 Stars:Autumn Offers: 
    Forester's Cottage 4*: 3 night weekend 19 Oct. £360 / 4 nights midweek from 15 Oct. £480. / 29 Oct. £420. / November wkends £300 / 4 nights midweek £350. Keeper's Cottage 5*: 4 nights midweek from 15 Oct. £500. / November wkends £330 / 4 nights midweek £380. All priced up to 4 guests + cot. £10 per night discount offered to a coupleAll bookings include: gas, electricity, linen, towels, free wi-fi and lots of essentials. No booking fee, vat, meters or security deposit. We welcome your communication, please contact the owner Jean Baylis. E-mail: jeanbaylis@btinternet or telephone Jean on 01202 820203.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

See Cottage Farm on Explorer OL22 New Forest Map.Approximately 4 miles Ringwood, 4 miles Cranborne Chase, 7 - 10 miles Beaches.Good road/motorway link (London approximately 2 hours). National Express coach connection at Ringwood. Rail to Bournemouth from London Waterloo.Local Airport - Bournemouth International.

Public Transport Directions

Mainline train from London Waterloo to Brockenhurst on the New Forest or to Bournemouth. National Express Coach service to Ringwood. Taxi would be required from the train station or bus to Forester's & Keeper's Cottages at Cottage Farm. Local buses are available hourly to Ringwood and Bournemouth. The farm is within 25 minute walk to Moors Valley Country Park.


  • 4-5 Visit England Stars Self-catering
4-5 Visit England Stars Self-catering


  • New Forest AwardsGreen Leaf Tourism Scheme Green Leaf Tourism Scheme 2016
  • Welcome to ExcellenceWelcome To Excellence Welcome To Excellence 2016
  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2018
  • Other Accommodation AwardsFair Booking Fair Booking 2016
  • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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