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"Thank you once again for the excellent accommodation which made our special weekend a wonderful time for the entire group"

"Our weekend was fantastic! It was such a special occasion for us and it was good to get everyone together in one beautiful location"

"really good only short drive to most attractions, in beautiful setting and able to walk in the forest"

"We all had such a fantastic time"

"Many thanks …. We had a lovely holiday and were sad to have to cut it short!!"

"beautiful location"

"We had a fabulous stay, thank you, a really great holiday"

"We all loved the kitchen for cooking and absolutely loved the outdoor space!"


"very friendly and flexible with requests."

"Thank you, we had a great stay - despite the rain! Vine Cottage was very comfortable and well kitted out and we would be keen to return"

"Loved the garden …."

"We had a lovely weekend at Vine Cottage"

"Having returned from a weekend at the Vine Cottage i would just like to express my gratitude for providing such a great setting. The cottage was exactly what we had wished for and more"

"We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay thank you"

"We had a lovely holiday and were sad to have to cut it short!"

"Thank you Thank you Thank you! Thank you SO much for all your help with setting up this weekend! You were terrific and we had a lovely time (even all the rain didn't spoil a fabulous weekend). My husband was enormously happy and we all loved the area and the cottages were perfect"

"We had a great stay thankyou for a lovely weekend"

"Well set up"

"really good only short drive to most attractions, in beautiful setting and able to walk into forest"

"We had a fabulous stay at Vine Cottage :) thank you!"

"The Rhinefield Bothy and Vine cottage was the ideal venue for small weddings , getting all your family and friends together in one place is really special. It was exactly what we wanted and more .."

"we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Vine cottage, and hopefully will be back at some point"

"We all really enjoyed our stay thanks"

"Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you very much for all your help and to say you have a lovely house! The weekend was so special and the weather couldn't have been better! We had a lovely afternoon tea outside and vintage themed dinner in the evening. I will have to send you some photos as the house really did look so special!"

"beautiful location"

"Lovely cottage and we had a fantastic weekend, thank you so much, and also for putting us in contact with Redcherry catering - they were absolutely fantastic"

“Many thanks – we had a great time and the cottage was lovely, a perfect location, I would definitely recommend Halcyon to friends!”

“We had a very good time there and found it to be a great working environment for the students”

"Thank you so much for all your help, we had a really great weekend."

"Thank you for letting my party stay at the Bothy and Vine cottage it was a beautiful beautiful weekend, each and every one of us fully enjoyed ourselves we were all blown away with the location and the cottages. Very impressed with the vicinities and I shall certainly reccommend the cottages to family and friends. It was by far the best weekend get away I've been to."

"We had a great stay this weekend at Vine Cottage"








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Vine Cottage | Rhinefield, Brockenhurst
Sleeps up to 14, or up to 38 with Rhinefield Bothy

Vine Cottage has the most idyllic location of all New Forest Cottages, set in over an acre of gardens directly adjoining the New Forest itself with direct forest access. Our neighbour is the Rhinefield House Hotel, with whom we share the access from the Rhinefield Ornamental Drive. From the garden gate into the forest you can walk for miles on forest paths without seeing a car or a road all day long, but ponies, deer, other walkers and cyclists. You are able to abandon the car for the whole break here if you want to really get away from it all, as the cycle tracks which link up the whole New Forest are accessible from Blackwater, opposite, and Bank, with it’s village pub, and larger villages Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst are an easy cyle ride away safely on the tracks.

Vine cottage, as the name suggests, was converted from the vinery to Rhinefield House, and still features the original ironwork and characterful wooden boarding in parts that were once the gardeners potting sheds. The living spaces are in the vinery part, with beautiful views across the large garden from your armchair or dining chair.

Children love the large garden at Vine Cottage, where there are wide open spaces for playing ball games, frisbee or flying a kite, and various smaller areas to explore. The open back garden can all be seen straight from the dining and living spaces, families can be together but each doing what they enjoy.

Walks from here are beautiful, you will not need to go out in the car first – you are already there! This is particularly useful in a larger group that would mean several cars needed to be used to go out. Dogs are most welcome here, and usually love chasing the rabbits in the garden, and can enjoy walks each day without bundling into the car first.

Brockenhurst is a delightful New Forest village, with ‘the splash’, a ford where the stream runs through the village. There are plenty of pubs, restaurants, sandwich and coffee shops, as well as the bookshop, several antique shops, bakeries and two small supermarkets. Lyndhurst is similarly sized, and known as the ‘capital’ of the New Forest, again with a choice of pubs, tea rooms and restaurants, local shops and a small supermarket.

The dining room at Vine cottage is central, with views across the garden and a good sized dining table for up to all 14 guests. Through an opening at one end is the lounge, which is also part of the original vinery and has similar views over the back garden, with a door to the large side garden at the end. This has a television, video and DVD player, gas flame stove and plenty of contemporary armchairs and settees making a very comfortable room.

At the other end of the dining room, a similar opening leads into the kitchen, which has freestanding Ikea Udden stainless steel kitchen units providing ample worksurfaces and storage. There’s a gas cooker and large freestanding fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The wall units house all the cooking and dining equipment needed for your break, and there’s air conditioning in here too if cooking gets hot in summer! The ideal kitchen and dining arrangement here makes Vine Cottage a wonderful venue for adding a chef-catered meal for a special evening in, with no washing up to do, tables to set, or taxis to arrange home, as you’re already there!

There are two large shower rooms at Vine Cottage, each with glazed shower door and electric thermostatic showers, a basin and wc. They are both lit from above which makes for lovely light rooms without needing to close curtains. As most of our cottage bathrooms, each has a heated towel rail.

There are three family bedrooms at this large cottage, each normally arranged with a double bed and two singles, and a fourth small bunk bedded room, with full sized adult bunk beds. There’s some flexibility for groups whose requirements differ slightly. Three of the bedrooms are off the entrance hall, each with different aspects and character, and the largest one is separate, off the lounge at the end of the cottage. The two bedrooms with the original ‘bead and butt’ timber boarding have great character.

Please browse the gallery for photographs of Vine Cottage, and the gallery of the nearby area. Details of our other large 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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