Lodge | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
The Stables is a converted, one bedroom self contained holiday home situated in the beautiful village of Ibsley.
Outside The Stables is a patio and BBQ area with patio furniture overlooking the lawned garden, which is available all year round.
Ibsley is a small village located on the edge of the New Forest National Park, providing opportunities for relaxing days in the beautiful Forest, and cosy evenings in one of the three traditional Forest pubs that are within walking distance of the Stables.
Fordingbridge and Ringwood, both less than 5 miles away, have a host of charming pubs and restaurants with great atmosphere and good food. For a more up-beat evening, the vibrant night-life of Southampton and Bournemouth is only a short drive away, as are the sandy beaches of Bournemouth and Poole for days by the sea.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bournemouth 20 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth airport 15 km, Nearest railway: Bournemouth 20 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Central Southern England region
The Stables is less than 1/4 mile outside one of England's greatest assets - the New Forest. In 1079 it was commandeered by William the Conqueror as his "hunting ground". Perfect for a relaxing break or romantic weekend, the Forest is still as stunning as it was then with much of the landscape and many traditions unchanged since medieval times..
The World Heritage site of Stonehenge with its ancient stone circles, the medieval cathedral of Salisbury, the Beaulieu Motor Museum, Animal and Bird sancturies and many other places of interest all within easy driving distance. Weymouth Bovington Tank Museum and Monkey World are all within an hour's drive from The Stables. Other activities such as golf and Go Ape, the ultimate adventure experience, can be found at Moors Valley Country Park.
The New Forest National Park has picturesque villages, welcoming inns, and thousands of acres of rugged moor, heath and woodland populated by the famous wild ponies. The magnificent Elizabethan manor house at Breamore, and the home of the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, are unmissable attractions of this beautiful area.
Blashford lakes, located within the Avon Valley on the western edge of the New Forest, is a 490-acre wildlife reserve and is only a short walk from The Stables.
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4 Jun 2014
"Just what the doctor ordered"
We stayed here for three nights in late May, and despite the weather we had a lovely time. Julie and Simon are great hosts who are there if you need them but also give you space, as although it's… More
11 Nov 2013
"A great weekend"
Thanks to Julie and Simon for a great weekend! The kitchenette allowed us to choose whether we wanted to stay in or eat out and we were able to relax in the comfortable living area. Great location for… More
3 Aug 2013
"excellent holiday for my parents!"
I organised this holiday with my sister for our mum & step dad as thought it looked perfect for them. Speaking to them on their return, they both said it was the best holiday they've had in a long time which was brilliant to hear. I had no doubts really as previous reviews reviews were really good & how nice Julie the owner was throughout the whole booking process.
My parents loved the area & all the animals onsite which made it all the more enjoyable for them.
On how relaxed & happy my parents were after their holiday, I would highly recommend this place to everyone!
21 Jul 2013
"Perfect location to experience the New Forest"
I stayed here in April for an anniversary celebration with my boyfriend -we had a lovely weekend and the Stables was a big part of that. The house has everything you could need for a short stay, and J… More
12 Feb 2013
Just come back from a wonderful three day stay at The Stables. I booked the break as an alternative Xmas present for my wife. She wanted a jumper.
So glad I did. The location was as good as you could hope for. 5 minutes walk to the edge of the New Forest. - absolutely brilliant if, like us, you've got a dog with you. There are two pubs within a 30-minute walk and a third (the Old Beams) that looks like a pub but is in actual fact a restaurant. If you want food I'd recommend the Alice Lisle - a little pricey but well worth the extra couple of quid.
Julie and Simon were the perfect landlord and landlady. Unobtrusive but always on hand if you need any expert local knowledge. The accommodation itself was well-equipped and really warm
All in all a wonderful experience - highly recommended to anyone who fancies a few restful days away.
(Edit: given the dreadful weather, I think my wife would quite have liked to have a jumper as well!).
17 Jan 2013
We spent new year at the stables for some peace and quiet and thats exactly what we got. It is in good spot for getting around and near to all the local tourist spots without being hustled and bustled. It was nice that julie and Simon we're really helpful and welcoming but left you alone. Only slight criticism is the bedding quilt thin and I would take your own pillows. Also small table top cooker very slow could do with a microwave in kitchen but these are minor things as the place well equiped clean and in ideal peaceful spot and will definitely stay again. Sharon
25 Oct 2012
"I want squatters rights!"
I went for a short break with my Boston Terrier. There was everything you could ask for at the Stables. I loved the tranquility of it and the fact it was close to many local pubs and The New Forest itself. It was a fantastic place to chill out after a hard days walking/training. I would thoroughly recommend it.
5 Oct 2012
"Dog heaven - and humans too!"
Our holiday at The Stables was wonderful. The accommodation was even better than we expected - an extremely comfortable bed - and the surroundings were perfect. Julie and her husband are lovely and we could not have asked for better hosts.The immediate area was heaven sent for our dog Jack. Once he got to the forest which was only a short walk he couldn't believe his luck - all that space and no joggers or people riding bikes! We visited as many places as we could in the time we were there and everwhere we went people were so friendly and very dog friendly too. We loved Ringwood (home of the very best Indian meal I have ever eaten) and Lymington and our visit to Bucklers Hard was wonderful. The coast is not far away and we even managed a paddle at Barton on Sea. We shall definitely try to get a booking for next summer and hopefully stay a little longer. Wish we were there now.
17 Jun 2012
"Ideal place to stay"
We have just returned fom an eight night stay at The Stables and we really enjoyed it.Lovely little place to be excellant accomodation and friendly hosts. Ideal location for exploring the New Forest.W… More
4 Jun 2011
"Perfect - exactly what we needed"
I would have to be very picky to find something to criticise. The Old Stables are quiet, warm, comfortable and very clean. Everything in perfect working order and all the key facilities there. We'll be back!
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