Our cottage is right at the border to the New Forest National Park and 20 minutes away from Salisbury. It is more than 400 years old and has a unique history and a cosy feel with views across the countryside. The private room is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travellers, and families (with kids). (Please note that we do not offer breakfast. But there are lovely cafes in the area.)
We are a family of three living in a 400 year old cottage on a tiny farmstead at the edge of the beautiful New Forest National Park where ponies roam freely (in fact the national park starts right at the edge of our garden). Our cottage is on a sheep farm, but we are not the farmers.
We grow all our own veg for the family in summer and winter. We also have a small orchard and three ducks and three chickens and bees to look after.
We love having people come and stay with us and share their experiences and ways of life. We also often have friends around for gatherings, like spiritual cinema or music around the campfire. We enjoy food and hospitality.
You will have a downstairs room with views across the countryside and share the upstairs family bathroom with us. You can also spend time in the garden of course.
As you can imagine, are a busy household, but I am around during the day and evenings most times as I work from home.
Please note that we do not offer breakfast! But there are some lovely cafes in the area. Our house is a TV and alcohol free home. It is also over 400 years old, so its a bit chilly. The guest room is the warmest bedroom and right next to the lounge which is kept toasty with the log burner. Never the less, best bring your woolly socks and warm jumpers.
Quiet time is from 9pm until 7am
I am originally from Germany and have lived in the UK for over 20 years now. I live with my family in a very old cottage in the English countryside and try and live a self-sufficient lifestyle. As vegetarians, we grow all our own vegetables and fruit. We also have ducks and chickens. I enjoy foraging, cooking and preserving. If we are not busy in the garden, we are active community builders and we try and get people together around the fire to connect and share insights. I have also lived in Japan for one year and have travelled a lot in South East Asia and Europe.