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View towards the property
View towards the decked area
Open-plan stylish studio
Well equipped kitchen and dining space
Finishing touches full of charm
Looking towards the decked area and the surrounding country views
Open-plan studio style
King-size bedroom area
Luxury bedding
Bathroom with seperate walk-in shower
Bathroom with seperate walk-in shower
Relax on the decking
Located on a quiet lane
Nearby lake with local wildlife
Views over the lake to The Old Telephone Exchange
Stunning views at Bucklers Hard
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3 / 17  View towards the decked area
4 / 17  Open-plan stylish studio
5 / 17  Well equipped kitchen and dining space
6 / 17  Finishing touches full of charm
7 / 17  Looking towards the decked area and the surrounding country views
8 / 17  Open-plan studio style
9 / 17  King-size bedroom area
10 / 17  Luxury bedding
11 / 17  Bathroom with seperate walk-in shower
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13 / 17  Relax on the decking
14 / 17  Located on a quiet lane
15 / 17  Nearby lake with local wildlife
16 / 17  Views over the lake to The Old Telephone Exchange
17 / 17  Stunning views at Bucklers Hard

Old Telephone Exchange

Beaulieu, New Forest
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic getaway for two deep in the New Forest
  • Open-plan studio-style accommodation
  • Complimentary pass to Bucklers Hard for the duration of your stay
  • Short distance away from popular Beaulieu Motor Museum and Estate
  • Pleasant, countryside surroundings
Property code: NFL93

Located in a peaceful and secluded area of the Beaulieu Estate in the heart of the New Forest, boasting beautiful views, this romantic single-storey cottage exudes charm.

With walking routes straight from the doorstep, this romantic cottage is ideal for exploring all the New Forest has to offer with ponies grazing in the lane and often peeking over the property’s picket fence. Located on in a peaceful and secluded area of the Beaulieu Estate, the 18th century village of Buckler’s Hard can be found just up the lane and guests receive a complimentary stay at Buckler’s Hard for the duration of their stay. New Forest Activities in Beaulieu Village has opportunities for canoeing, kayaking and other outdoor pursuits, and guests receive a 10% discount from staying at the property.

Benefitting from open plan studio style living with high ceilings, pretty views, and light streaming through the panoramic windows the rural charm of the property makes it perfect for couples. Elegantly furnished and boasting French doors for throwing back and relaxing in al fresco surroundings, the living area also offers the chance to spot wildlife from the sofas or catch up on your favourite TV shows. The stylish and well equipped kitchen has a dining table that is perfect for enjoying a meal with spectacular lake and meadow views. If the evenings are warmer, enjoy outdoor dining on the terrace complete with a parasol in a great little sun trap. The bedroom area has a king-size bed and there is plenty of room for a travel cot. Only children aged six months or under will be accepted as there is not the space for older children. A separate bathroom off of the bedroom area has a bath, walk in shower and WC.

Outside ponies graze feely in the lane and there is a tree lined lawn and decked terrace for guests to enjoy at the property. Unwind with breathtaking views and the sound of local birds as you enjoy the calm surroundings and you’ll even be treated to a welcome hamper when you begin your stay.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • One bedroom with a king-size bed and room for a travel cot
  • One bathroom with a bath, walk in shower and a WC
  • Not suitable for children above six months old
  • Parking for two cars
  • TV and DVD player
  • DAB radio
  • Electric and heating included
  • Washer/ tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • Bed linen (except cot bedding) and towels included
  • Wi-Fi available
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Complimentary pass to Bucklers Hard for the duration of your stay
  • Welcome hamper
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • 10% discount at New Forest Activities
  • 10% off food and drinks at the Master Builders Pub in Bucklers Hard
  • Each guest will receive a Beaulieu save card valid for the length of their stay and will receive special discount offers in over 35 businesses including 10% off local shops in the village of Beaulieu and surrounds
  • No smoking

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 42 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Melita 21st February 2020

If you are seeking peace and tranquility this is the cottage for you. Beautiful cottage and location and lovely welcome hamper

Reviewed by David 3rd February 2020

Myself, my fiance and our dog all had a lovely time and didn't want to leave, the old telephone exchange is a in a peaceful and beautiful location. The accommodation had parking, was very comfortable and welcoming, warm and had everything we could need. We all hope to return here soon. In addition, thank you for the lovely hamper.

Reviewed by Jade 17th January 2020

The location of the holiday was absolutely beautiful. We were amazed by the cleanliness of the accommodation and how wonderful it all was. There was lots of lovely information included within a folder and included free parking ticket etc. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a lovely break away.

Reviewed by Paul 30th December 2019

Great location by a lake and close to the coast and Bucklers Hard. Very well designed one big open plan room plus bathroom. Comfortable and well furnished. Had everything we could need for a holiday. All in great condition and super clean. Dog friendly. Very helpful hostess. We would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Julie 28th October 2019

We had a fantastic stay at the old telegraph exchange. Beautiful setting and really cosy, didn't want to go home!

Reviewed by Mark 18th October 2019

This is a very comfortable and well equipped property and we had an enjoyable and relaxing week here. There was an excellent welcome hamper and the estate staff who looked after us and the property were very friendly and efficient. We marked the location down slightly because we have a dog and like to walk him off-lead, which we couldnt do straightRead more from the cottage. Bucklers hard is a short ten minute walk away though (again dogs on leads). Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 4th October 2019

Amazing as ever

Reviewed by Carol 27th September 2019

If you love nature than this is the place for you. A perfect place that offers peace and tranquillity in a stunning setting. It does have the best of both worlds, with the interesting Maritime Museum at Buckler's Hard close by. Good walks, all from your door. The property is well looked after. We found it clean, warm and comfortable, making our staRead morey very enjoyable. Hide

Reviewed by Jayne 20th September 2019

This property in the heart of the New Forest was an absolute dream. From the moment we arrived we could not stop singing its praises - plus the visit from the ponies on our last day was magical. We cannot wait to return - thank you

Reviewed by Karin 30th August 2019

A great little cottage set in a peaceful location overlooking a lake. Within easy reach of Bucklers Hard Museum and Beaulieu. The cottage had everything we needed. On Saturday there was a street market in Lymington which was well worth a visit. We enjoyed seeing the ponies and donkeys grazing on the roadsides. We also enjoyed watching the cruise liRead moreners at Lepe and Calshot. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 1st July 2019

This studio apartment was in a lovely spot with nice walks from the door but you have to be careful on the lane as it is quite narrow & not everyone drives as slow as they should & there isnt a footpath.We would definitely return however as these are minor things

Reviewed by James 21st June 2019

I cannot stress how perfect the old telephone exchange was! The whole experience from the welcome hamper to the friendliness of Jane the estate manager. Was more than we could of hoped for so relaxing and we will definitely be going back!! Highly recommend

Reviewed by Norah 24th May 2019

Beautiful location. Peaceful. Beautiful walks. A short car ride to other towns . The accommodation was spotless. An amazing food hamper was waiting for us ! Ponies in the field next to us . Wonderful. We had a wonderful stay .

Reviewed by Chris 10th May 2019

If you want quiet, beautiful view and a return to nature this is the place. The place is clean, well equipped and the welcome crate was perfect. Loved it so much we booked for next year on the 2nd day we were there.

Reviewed by Linda 26th April 2019

The cottage offers an escape from the manic reality of every day life. It is remote but also within a short distance of civilisation. It is clean and well equipped, very quiet and surrounded by wildlife and views across the neighbouring lake, which is a haven for various animals, fish and birds. It's a real 'get away from it all' location.

Reviewed by Jeannette 19th April 2019

Excellent - look forward to returning

Reviewed by Ron 15th April 2019

Perfect accommodation for two. Easily accessible for the slightly disabled. Everything provided for a peaceful holiday, with no close neighbours, no noise, no streetlights, but an abundance of wildlife including ponies, male and female pheasants, herons, deer, buzzards, duck (with ducklings) and other water birds. We were visited frequently by thruRead moresh and quail. There were excellent restaurants in Bucklers Hard and Beaulieu. Hide

Reviewed by Mandy 12th April 2019

This was in the most stunning location. Really lovely and clean cottage and it was a lovely place to stay

Reviewed by Helen 5th April 2019

Idyllic setting. Well placed for trips to the rest of the New Forest. Cottage well equiped and lovely decor. Easy access for less mobile people.

Reviewed by Lisa 29th March 2019

The cottage was lovely and is well equipped. Its in a perfect location, absolutely loved the view, watching all the wild life around the lake. We will be going back.

Reviewed by Kevin 18th March 2019

Telephone Exchange was just great! Well equipped and spotless! We had a terrific couple of days.

Reviewed by Simon 3rd November 2018

Loved everything about the cottage and it's location - a perfect spot to kick back and relax in beautiful solitude.

Reviewed by Paul 19th October 2018

The perfect place for a restful holiday with all the comforts of home and more. We will definitely book again. Ten out of ten for location and comfort. Very pleased thank you so much

Reviewed by Gary 28th September 2018

We were blessed by the weather which made the difference. But the cottage and the location were second to none. For the location, we were greeted with such a diverse range of wildlife on a daily basis - pheasants drove my springer mental almost hourly. The cottage was so peaceful allowing anyone to remove themselves from the rat race and relax, theRead more short 10 minute walk to the Yachtsmans Bar at Bucklers Hard made a nice end to each day for sundowners. Lots to see and do within the area. Hide

Reviewed by Henrietta 14th September 2018

This is a superb cottage for a couple or single person wanting solitude and relaxation. We've been twice we love it so much.

Reviewed by Leza 7th September 2018

Amazing holiday, relaxing and quiet. My husband has stated that it was the best holiday he has ever been on, and I agree. The cottage is lovely, clean and has everything you can think off to make the experience the best. Jane was polite and friendly and was there to help if needed. Recommend to everyone.

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View towards the property
View towards the decked area
Open-plan stylish studio
Well equipped kitchen and dining space
Finishing touches full of charm
Looking towards the decked area and the surrounding country views
Open-plan studio style
King-size bedroom area
Luxury bedding
Bathroom with seperate walk-in shower
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