Little Yew Trees
Bank, Lyndhurst, New Forest, Hampshire
The old stable and coach house of Yew Tree Cottage, an 18th century foresters’ cottage situated deep in the heart of the New Forest, has recently been upgraded, to an exceptionally high standard, to encompass double bedroom, sitting room/kitchen and en-suite shower room. The rooms have been tastefully furnished and every effort has been made to ensure that your stay is comfortable and memorable. Little Yew Trees has its own access onto the Forest, with parking on a restricted gravel track opposite the front door. There is but a short stroll, either through wooded glade or by country lane, to The Oak, a popular New Forest drinking and eating establishment.
Whilst off the beaten track, Little Yew Trees is within two miles of Lyndhurst, the capital of the New Forest, and country roads take you swiftly north to the M3 and London, and south to Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Lymington, and to the Solent coast beyond.
Little Yew Trees is made to measure for two people who enjoy tranquillity, uninterrupted forest and heath land walks, and an exceptionally high standard of self-catering accommodation.
The sitting/dining area is fully carpeted and has a very comfortable leather sofa. There are table and chairs for your dining, and the lighting creates a cosy atmosphere. There is Sky TV, DVD and CD/Radio.
The kitchen has everything you will require, including an electric hob, oven, dishwasher and fridge (all Bosch), and a microwave. Milk, tea, coffee and bread etc. will be there on your arrival.
The pretty bedroom has a double bed, with plenty of storage drawers, and a wardrobe that provides ample hanging space. You will find a clock/radio, hairdryer, and iron and ironing board.
The little bathroom off the bedroom has an electric shower and heated towel rail. The cottage is heated by electric heaters, which can be adjusted for your comfort.
Although Little Yew Trees does not have a garden, your front door opens directly onto the forest.
On our very doorstep is The Oak (02380 282350), which is barely a five minute walk, and which comes highly recommended for good food and good ale. A torch at night is advisable because animal traffic (cows, horses, pigs and deer) is not uncommon along the way!
Lyndhurst, a busy village and the capital of the New Forest, has a small supermarket, a variety of shops, a post office and two banks. The tourist office is in the central car park near the Church.
Brockenhurst (take the Ornamental Drive) has lovely, small independent shops, with a good butcher, patisserie and flower shops. Between Brockenhurst and Lymington there is a popular car boot sale on Sunday mornings, April-October.
Lymington has a new Waitrose, a market on Saturdays and interesting shops and restaurants down towards the quay.
A very special village is Beaulieu , whilst Bucklers Hard, five miles beyond, has an excellent pub (The Master Builders) on the river.
The historic city of Winchester is twenty-five minutes from Bank. Five o’clock Evensong is a most enjoyable occasion. Two eating establishments of note are the Wykeham Arms (01962 712882) which serves pub food, but with a difference, and the Hotel du Vin (01962 841414), deservedly acclaimed by – suffice to say that you will need to book at both for lunch and dinner.
There are three restaurants within a fifteen-mile radius of Bank, all requiring pre-booking. They are Les Mirabelles at Nomansland (01794 390205), Pebble Beach at Barton-on-Sea (01425 627777), and at The Pig, Brockenhurst (01590 622354), whilst in Lyndhurst you have a choice of restaurants, the most popular of which is the Imperial House, a Chinese which does an excellent take-away.
A good day out can be had on the Isle of Wight, taking the Lymington to Yarmouth Ferry (Wight Link 0870 5827740) across the Solent. At Yarmouth is the delightful George Hotel, excellent for food; and if you take your car then a seafood lunch at The New Inn (01983 531314) at Shalfleet is an absolute must.
Rates: £350 to £425 per week depending on season.
Maximum of 2 people.
Sorry, no children.
No smoking. Sorry, no pets.
Disabled facilities by arrangement - please enquire for details.
Off street parking.
4 Star Visit Britain.
Short breaks flexible from £200.
Please note that map locations may be approximate.
Some of the Amenities available are:Disabled Facilities
Wireless Broadband Available
Off Street Parking
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