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"I had the most fantastic birthday at this house, I was absolutely thrilled to arrive and find that it was even better than it looked in the photos. I loved it!"

"We had an absolutely amazing time - thank you so much!"

"We are considering returning to the Old Stables and I'd definitely book with you again - both for the booking experience and the upkeep of the cottage - sheets, kitchen, cleanliness, availability of high chairs travelcots...."

"We had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend and found the property to be very well equipped and suitable for the number of people that attended and everybody had a great time. It was lovely to get all our family together under one roof."

"the cottage was perfectly located with so many convenient shops nearby - it was absolutely perfect to be able to walk out on to the high street and go to the shops. Also a beautiful view of the church."

"We had a lovely time in the New Forest and would definitely come again some day. The Old Stables was perfect and everyone had a lovely time. I think the setting was spectacular and I would personally love to check out more of the whole area as it was all new to me. Wish we could have stayed longer."

"We really enjoyed our time, we run the grad training at least once a year so we will definitely keep you in mind for next time"

"perfect, we had ample amounts of space"

"the cottage is in a perfect location. We loved that it is in the town centre - we didn't use our car the whole time we were there. New Forest and ponies are just at bottom of the high street and there are mapped walks around the area, all decent walking distance for adults and children. We were able to let the children walk along to the shops on the Sunday morning on their own which they loved."

"It was a perfect weekend thank you!"

"Perfect - we wanted somewhere close to where we live, that slept a very large number of adults and children with bedrooms sleeping large numbers so we could put the children together for them to enjoy the weekend with their friends. The size of the kitchen and the lounge were perfect - not too big so we lost each other but big enough to still have the cosy feel of being together"

"Many thanks we had a lovely stay at the Old Stables and the liaison re booking was excellent"

"We had a lovely time thank you. It was very easy to book the cottage and I did appreciate you double checking the date of the wedding as it was on a Wednesday so we could well have made a mistake. We were very happy with the staff, location and size of the cottage was perfect"

"We would definitely stay in one of your cottages again."

"Just wanted to say what a lovely stay we had at The Old Stables last week. The cottage was warm, cosy and clean. The kitchen was well equipped and lacked nothing. All the appliances were in working order and the location in Lyndhurst was superb. Everybody in the group said the beds were very comfortable and the open fire added a great ambience at the end of the day. We shall certainly recommend this cottage to other large groups seeking a break away."

"I will be recommending the Old Stables to all of my friends!"

"The house was absolutely perfect, thank you. We would love to come back another time."

"Thanks very much for such a fantastic stay - we all had a brilliant time. The stables was the perfect property for our group and Lyndhurst is a lovely village - we shall definitely recommend the place to others!"

"Really enjoyed the property as it had plenty of space for children and adults alike"

"We had an absolutely amazing time - thank you so much!"

"Despite being a bit undersized a group for the venue (21 of us) it still worked out as better value than almost anywhere else this close to London"

"we loved our stay"

"The cottage was perfectly located with so many convenient shops nearby - it was absolutely perfect to be able to walk out on to the high street and go to the shops. Also a beautiful view of the church."

"I really enjoyed my stay at the Old Stables thoroughly, thank you very much!"

"Perfect, we had ample amounts of space"

"The projector is great- do mention it on the site as we weren't sure it was there but used it loads!"

"We were very happy with the staff, location and size of the cottage was perfect"

"We all had a lovely stay, thank you"

"I would like to thank you for your help in making Jenny's 70th birthday weekend so successful. We all had a thoroughly enjoyable time."

"The cottage was excellent for our stay this weekend, thank you."

"I had a lot of jealous friends when I posted the picture of the piano by the fire"

"We really enjoyed our stay at the Old Stables"

"It was very easy to book the cottage"

"We loved our stay"

"I will be recommending the Old Stables to all of my friends"

"We had a lovely time thank you"

"We would definitely stay in one of your cottages again."

"We had a wonderful time at the Old Stables"

"The house was absolutely perfect, thank you. We would love to come back another time."

"Many thanks again, it's a very beautiful property you have."

"Just wanted to say what a lovely stay we had at The Old Stables last week. The cottage was warm, cosy and clean. The kitchen was well equipped and lacked nothing. All the appliances were in working order and the location in Lyndhurst was superb. Everybody in the group said the beds were very comfortable and the open fire added a great ambience at the end of the day. We shall certainly recommend this cottage to other large groups seeking a break away."

"We had a fantastic time thank you the Stables was the perfect venue for us. Im sure you will get some repeat bookings in the future!"

"We had a great time thanks – property was great, Lyndhurst is lovely! One of the girls is coming to another one of your properties in a few weekends time."

"Just wanted to say that everything was great over the weekend - the house was lovely and perfect for what we were after"

"We really enjoyed our stay, the layout was perfect as we were all able to eat and relax together but bedrooms were seperated so crying babies didnt wake the older kids up! Just a pity the weather was so bad that weekend, it was so windy! We will definitely book again. Thanks very much"

"Thanks for the house. All worked out well. The caterers were very good."

"Just a quick email to let you know we had an amazing 60th birthday weekend. Any worries that we had were immediately gone the moment we stepped inside The Old Stables. After our initial visit last May to look around, it was good to see the alteration and decoration that has happened in the meantime. Not only that, we were lucky to have all the new crockery and glasses, plenty of hot water, cozy beds and good heating. All our guests were very impressed and I can guarantee you will have plenty of recommendations."

"Thanks a lot and if we need to hire again for a party we will come to you first"

"The Old Stables is a fantastic place to stay with a large group. Being so close to both Lyndhurst and the beautiful New Forest there is tons to do right on your doorstep making for an unbeatable location. The accommodation is comfortable and the living room and kitchen a lovely mix of spacious but cosy. Can't recommend it enough, we had a fantastic stay!"

"Thank you for a wonderful location to spend the weekend at the end of Oct. We had a wonderful time at the Old Stables."

"Overall we thought it was great value for money and would definitely recommend the cottage to friends."

"Just to say I've had really good feedback from the guys at the Old Stables over the weekend, and everyone had a great weekend and was impressed with the place"

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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 so many 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 everybody 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 just over 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 everyone 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 seven bedrooms this end, one of which is a family room with sliding patio doors, two are double rooms, and upstairs is a vaulted and galleried double height space giving access to four similar smaller bedrooms with a double and single bed, and a Juliet balcony with views over playing fields.

Please browse the gallery for photographs of The Old Stables, 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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"I had the most fantastic birthday at this house, I was absolutely thrilled to arrive and find that it was even better than it looked in the photos. I loved it!"

"Really enjoyed the property as it had plenty of space for children and adults alike"

"We had an absolutely amazing time - thank you so much!"

"Despite being a bit undersized a group for the venue (21 of us) it still worked out as better value than almost anywhere else this close to London"

"We had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend and found the property to be very well equipped and suitable for the number of people that attended and everybody had a great time. It was lovely to get all our family together under one roof"

"The cottage was perfectly located with so many convenient shops nearby - it was absolutely perfect to be able to walk out on to the high street and go to the shops. Also a beautiful view of the church."

"I really enjoyed my stay at the Old Stables thoroughly, thank you very much!"

"Perfect, we had ample amounts of space"

"The projector is great- do mention it on the site as we weren't sure it was there but used it loads!"

"We were very happy with the staff, location and size of the cottage was perfect"

"We all had a lovely stay, thank you"

"I would like to thank you for your help in making Jenny's 70th birthday weekend so successful. We all had a thoroughly enjoyable time."

"The cottage was excellent for our stay this weekend, thank you."

"I had a lot of jealous friends when I posted the picture of the piano by the fire"

"We really enjoyed our stay at the Old Stables"

"It was very easy to book the cottage"

"We loved our stay"

"I will be recommending the Old Stables to all of my friends"

"We had a lovely time thank you"

"We would definitely stay in one of your cottages again."

"I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic time we all had at the Old Stables. It's a brilliant property and gave us everything we needed."

"The house exceeded my expectations. The extras made it, an open log fire, the grand piano (even though most of us could only play chopsticks), the projector BIG screen for movies and just loads of space for everyone to relax"

"We did enjoy our stay in the New Forest so thank you!"

"Thank you for a wonderful location to spend the weekend at the end of Oct. We had a wonderful time at the Old Stables"

"Everything was good, thank you!"

"It was a wonderful place to stay over Christmas and I'd like to thank you on behalf of all who stayed there."

"Spacious and sociable house for groups or families right on the doorstep of quaint Lyndhurst shops, cafes and restaurants and the New Forest National Park. An abundance of bedrooms, cinema in the lounge, piano by a roaring fire and long kitchen table fit for a banquet!"

"I very much enjoyed my birthday weekend at the Old Stables at the start of December"

"Thanks for a good week at the Old Stables. It was clean and spacious with a well-equipped kitchen (and a constant supply of hot water). It was such a cold week, and we enjoyed the log fire every evening! The big screen was great for watching films together. It was also an excellent location, being just off Lyndhurst High Street, and there was something for everyone (aged 5 months to 86!)."

"I very much enjoyed my birthday weekend at the Old Stables at the start of December."

"Thanks we had a great time"

"The weekend was wonderful, the house was fabulous and I would recommend for a great location"

"I recently had the great pleasure of staying in The Old Stables for my surprise Hen weekend. It was a brilliant weekend in super accommodation"

"It was a great couple of days, thank you"

"Your cottage was perfect and fit for all our needs as a big group"

“Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed staying at The Old Stables last weekend, the accommodation was perfect along with the weather and we managed to go kayaking and play rounders at Boltons Bench”

“Thanks to you and your team for all your help in booking the Old Stables in Lyndhurst over the New Year's period. Everything was just as the brochure suggested, and everyone had a fantastic time.”

 

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