Forester's cottage with spectacular views over shallow New Forest valley
Here are some recent reviews of Graylands Cottage
“We were welcomed by donkeys, entertained by ponies, and mesmerised by nut hatches., robins and tits in the garden...we have had a thoroughly relaxing time in the extremely comfortable, warm cottage, the views of the woods and fields from the back are simply beautiful.”
“Another lovely stay at Graylands. As owners of a busy B&B in Kent this was the perfect getaway for us and our dog. Wonderful walks on the heathlands and nearby beaches.”
“I hope you have a wonderful time here just like my husband and I have. We were married on 28thSept at St Mary’s Church Hale, which is a wonderful hidden gem. We then spent our honeymoon at this fabulous cottage which is so homely with excellent facilities, and stunning views.”
“The cottage is perfect. Quirky, comfy and clean. Well kitted out & I just brought everything else we needed to accommodate a disabled, fussy cook, a disabled partner, 2 Labradors and an escape artist dachshund!! Holidays for us can range from ‘hit & miss’ to ‘absolute disaster’, & this has been perfect. We will definitely be back. Regularly!!”
“Thank you so much for the use of your lovely cottage. We and our friends had a brilliant holiday, lots of walks and cycle rides to enjoy. Lovely views from your grounds with visitors from ponies to deer in the garden on one occasion. We would love to book again maybe some time next year”
“Just to let you know that we had a great time at Graylands. We did lots of walking (mainly to distant pubs) and trail running. We had numerous visits from ponies, donleys and deer including an unexpected garden invasion of the entire herd.”
“Thank you very much for a lovely week in the New Forest. We had a fabulous time and loved the location! The children loved seeing all the wild ponies, and deer too.”
“Thank you for the use of your lovely home. We had an amazing week with our son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. On our last night the deer were in the garden and the donkey who had visited the front door every day bought her foal up to see us too.”
“What a wonderful family Christmas spent at Graylands again (our 3rd Christmas). It's like a second home here, so comfortable and welcoming. We do hope to be returning again before too long! Thank you so much.”
“We had a wonderful weekend at your lovely cottage. It’s a fantastic location and we never used our car. We did some great walks. Many thanks.”
“Thank you for lending us your wonderful house! What an amazing week. None of us can quite believe what we have all seen, done and experienced! My mum has had the best 70th birthday she could wish for. The children have explored and played and been on an adventure each day! Such a wonderful week!”
“We had a lovely week at Graylands. The weather was kind for Feb (it only rained twice!)We saw some amazing birds on the birdfeeder: Bluetits, Greattits, Coaltits, Nuthatches and more! One morning we awoke to deer in the garden!”
“A great Christmas at the cottage.
Foxes in the garden every night.
Even some deer looking through the patio doors one evening.
Did some great walks.
Thank you so much for the Christmas tree.”
"Graylands Cottage is the ideal accommodation for people of any age or ability. It was extremely comfortable and the location is incredible. Close enough to a lovely village and the coast, and yet the peace and quiet is unbelievable. The New Forest has lots to offer for any interest from walking or cycling to visiting Country Houses etc.
Without doubt I would recommend Graylands Cottage to anybody, as my wife and I will certainly be returning next year and will be taking some members of our family as well."
“Great place with everything you would want.” Well equipped cottage with views and walks across the fields and New Forest.
“An amazing cottage perfectly situated. Very well kept, clean with all the facilities you could need but still keeping the traditional country cottage feel. Wonderful views of the forest with access to lots of walking or cycling paths through the forest. A multitude of wildlife on the doorstep. I can't say enough about Graylands. We had a fantastic family week here full of adventure.”
"Great trip - lots of deer, lots of trips and lots of fun. Thanks so much…"
“Roll on the next visit.”
“Stunning cottage, perfect for the dogs, and all round 10 out of 10.”
“No car used all week, and 6 out of 8 of us arrived by bike.
Wonderful to be able to to walk all the way to Linwood without seeing a car!”
“Beautiful view from the window, lovely bunnies, birds, ponies, straight from the living room. Fantastic walks straight from the door, great not to need a car.”
“Thank you for another thoroughly enjoyable Christmas Week spent at Graylands. It is such a wonderful opportunity to be surrounded by wildlife in this beautiful setting by four generations of us!”
“The children really enjoyed seeing so much wildlife… seeing 8 stags in the field behind were just some of the highlights.
We will be back soon.”
“Our first visit to Graylands Cottage was more than we expected, absolutely delightful, cosy and warm.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and definitely would like to come again.”
“Graylands Cottage is perfect in every respect, and the sun shone on us every day. And you’re right – the view across the fields is VERY beautiful, good for the soul indeed.”
“What a fabulous cottage for a 50th birthday celebration – three generations of humans, plus two generations of Labradors!”
“Four generations of our family spent a wonderful Christmas at Graylands. It was a very special time for us and everything was just perfect. “Father Christmas” was able to deliver many presents down the magnificent chimney!”
“I loved roly-polying down the garden with Ed the dog.”
Sandra, aged 3, August 2013