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“We have just returned from staying at Peacock cottage this weekend and would like to thank you for providing us with such a fantastic venue for a family weekend away. We celebrated my Mum’s 60th Birthday and had friends to visit during the day – we could not have asked for a better house and garden (and weather!) for such an event.”

“Just a quick note to tell you we all had a lovely time at Peacock Cottage for a week
(2 – 9 July). Thank you again, we will use you again when we have another large family holiday.”

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Peacock Cottage | Barton on Sea | Sleeps up to 20

Peacock Cottage is a 300 year old real character New Forest cottage, set in an idyllic quiet leafy lane at Barton Common, Barton on Sea. The beach is less than half a mile, just minutes walk from the cottage.

The beautiful lane is home to several very old New Forest Cottages, and the immediate location provides an ideal retreat for a weekend break, a short break midweek or a full holiday.

The beach at Barton on Sea, with views across to the Needles on the Isle of Wight to the left and across Christchurch Bay to the Purbecks, is a very short walk away, and is often host to hang-gliders and kitesurfers alike, and the cliff top is popular for kite-flying. There’s a clifftop café which is open all year round, and just a few yards on is well known restauant ‘Pebble Beach’, voted number six in the Times’ ‘50 Best Places to Eat by the Sea’, and features in the Sunday Times ‘Britains top 100 restaurants guide’.

At the end of 2008 Peacock Cottage was rescued from dereliction, undergoing a major refurbisment programme which revealed the character of the cottage inside, much of which had been covered in hardboard for many years! There are the original timber boarded ceilings, two fireplaces, glorius rendered walls softly punctured by the characterful old oak and leaded light windows.

A large central wall was removed between the main part of the cottage and a later kitchen addition, which now provides a large contemporary open plan kitchen/dining/living social space at the heart of the cottage. The back wall was also removed and contemporary floor to ceiling glazing to this space now allows engagement with the garden all year round.

The comfortable double aspect lounge has an open fire, perfect for winter breaks, timber boarded ceiling, and glazed double doors opening on to the garden. It is furnished with three settees and various armchairs. The wooden parquet floor skillfully made by a previous occupant many years ago from trees from the garden has been uncovered and refinished. Theres a television with DVD player in here, and a double sofabed, providing an extra bedroom when required.

The kitchen/dining/living space is central to this New Forest cottage. Entering from the hall, you’ll feel the sense of space, with the views straight down the garden. The higher part of this space has another open fireplace and a secondary lounge area, with armchairs and rug, with leaded windows affording views over the front garden. The lounge is accessed from this part of the room. Down a single step is the dining area, which has a large table before the full height glazed wall, giving an ‘al fresco’ feel to your dining. A comprehensive range of cooking and dining equipment for use during your stay is provided.

The upstairs at Peacock Cottage is light and characterful, each bedroom having different views over the gardens, all but one of them is dual aspect. There are doubles and family rooms, all have a double bed.

Additionally there is a ground floor twin bedroom off the hall, and a feature of Peacock Cottage is the two contemporary limestone and travertine bathrooms, one on each floor. The lower one has a basin, wc and Japanese bath with overhead thermostatic rainshower, and the upstairs bathroom has basin, wc, large walk in glazed shower space and modern double ended freestanding bath.

Please browse the gallery for photographs of Peacock Cottage, and the gallery of the nearby area. Details of our other New Forest Cottages, and further information on the New Forest are all accessible from the links on the right hand side of this page.

 

 

 

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