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"We wanted to pass on our thanks and appreciation after our wonderful time last weekend at Rhinefield Bothy. We had a fantastic time and found everything we needed had been provided. It was just right for our family celebration with lots of space inside and out. Thank you!"

"We really enjoyed the space available and it was lovely to have the wildlife at our doorstep in particular the rabbits seemed at ease with us!!"

"We had a fantastic weekend, the cottage is lovely and the location is fantastic"

"We enjoyed our stay at Bothy very much. It was lovely to be so far from traffic and with such a big open space around, for the safety of the children. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. What a lovely position, right in the forest.""\

"We spent yet another fantastic 5 days at the Bothy this year. Again we are keen to return next year July 24th to 28th."

"I can't honestly think of anything that I would change to be honest! It was a great weekend and everything was perfect!"

"We had a fantastic time and the house worked well. It was great for the kids in particular who had a ball and the area is just beautiful."

"I'd just like to say thanks for a fantastic weekend at Rhinefield Bothy"

"We found this property ideal for our extended family with our three dogs. The kitchen area is spacious and the garden is great for the children. The location is amazing, each evening we walked only a few hundred yards to see wild deer. We will be returning next year for the third year running""

"We had a fantastic time, thank you"

"all communication I did receive was always very polite and informative."

"Just a quick note to say what a lovely house you have. We had a fantastic weekend! Thanks again, hopefully we can come and stay again some time soon"

"We had a great stay"

"cottage has been absolutely lovey thank you"

"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 would like to express our thanks to you for your help in making this a wonderful four days. This was the first family Christmas where all 24 of us have been under one roof together and everyone is already talking about the next time!"

"The wedding all went amazingly well , the atmosphere in the house was great , everyone really enjoyed the whole weekend"

"We had a wonderful time thank you so much"

"Just to say we had a great stay at your property last weekend. It was perfect for our group"

"We have just spent a wonderful Christmas with our family. It was not easy to find a large property which is prepared to let for a few days rather than a week at this busy time. We just missed booking the Old Stables and were initially disappointed, but we soon realised that the Bothy would probably suit us better with young children and dogs"

"I did just want to write and say thanks for your fantastic helpfulness and for running these two cottages which are such a great space for sharing. The forest was absolutely beautiful and both kids and adults had a really great time."

"We used the wood burner for the first time , which works brilliantly and made everyone toasty on the stormy evening on Sunday !"

"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 .."








Rhinefield Bothy | Rhinefield, Brockenhurst
Sleeps up to 30, or up to 44 with Vine Cottage - All 44 can dine together

Rhinefield Bothy 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.

Rhinefield Bothy was converted from a large vinery, the gardeners bothy and a small cottage belonging to Rhinefield House, over the years at different stages, and still features the original ironwork in what is now a very light kitchen/dining space, with views over the large back garden from the full length of this room. The cosy but spacious lounge is directly off this central space, with two sets of french windows opening to the front garden and large deck, enclosed by the beautiful outside wall of the listed walled garden.

Children love the large garden at Rhinefield Bothy, 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 kitchen and dining spaces, and the large front garden from the lounge and the conservatory playroom, families can be together while 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’s plenty of pubs, restaurants, sandwich and coffee shops, as well as 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 kitchen/dining room at Rhinefield Bothy is central, with views across the garden and good sized dining tables for up to all 44 guests, If Rhinefield Bothy is taken with Vine cottage, next door, and everyone is to dine together. All can eat together in this huge light dining space.

At one end of the room is the kitchen, which has freestanding Ikea Udden stainless steel kitchen units providing ample worksurfaces and storage. There are twin stainless steel gas cookers and two large freestanding fridge/freezers, two dishwashers and a washing machine. The base and wall units house all the cooking and dining equipment needed for your break. The purpose designed kitchen and dining arrangement here makes Rhinefield a wonderful large cottage for adding a chef-catered meal for a special evening in, with no washing up to do, no tables to set, no wine to pay a lot for, or taxis to arrange home, as you’re already there!

Through a double door wide opening in one side is the lounge, a large, warm, cosy room with a woodburning stove and lovely outlook over the front garden. This has a television and DVD player, and plenty of contemporary armchairs and settees making a very comfortable room. There’s also a double sofabed and single sofabeds in here providing an extra bedroom where required.

There are another eight double and family bedrooms at this large cottage, family rooms each normally arranged with a double bed and one or two singles. There’s some flexibility for groups whose requirements differ slightly. Three of the bedrooms are at one end of the long, large cottage, which share a bathroom, with three more bedrooms at the other end, again with a nearby bathroom. Each end has a large family room overlooking the back garden, and doubles or smaller family rooms with front or back garden views. The other two bedrooms are central, off a lobby from the main dining space, and again share another bathroom. These two bedrooms overlook the front garden and deck, one has french windows to access this, and the other has a conservatory at the end which doubles as a playroom with toys, books, games and tables and chairs where children can read or draw amongst lovely surroundings with plenty of light. The three distinctive bedroom regions work well when 3 or more families share the cottage, or where a large group can arrange themselves to be near their closest friends.

Each bathroom has a wc, basin, and a bath with a shower over, with glazed bath screen. As most of our cottage bathrooms, each has a heated towel rail.

Please browse the gallery for photographs of Rhinefield Bothy, 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.



"My extended family and I loved Rhinefield Bothy. The garden leading straight into the forest was a is a wonderful space for the children to play and the adults to relax. The kitchen/dining area is spacious and made eating together very easy. Most of all we loved being in the heart of the forest . The setting is idyllic. It is fantastic value and we are returning a second year running"

"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 recommend the cottages to family and friends. It was by far the best weekend get away I've been to."


"We arrived to find it clean and welcoming. It proved to be a wonderful and magical place to stay for Christmas! "

"We have now returned after our 2 night break in the New Forest. We arrived to find the cottage warm, clean and very welcoming. Thank you for all you did to help us have a great family reunion"

“Just to let you know we had a great weekend; the accommodation was fantastic; we had everything we needed”

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay"

"I just wanted to say what a great weekend we had at the Rhinefield Bothy, the cottage was perfect for our group and the sun even shone. The upgrade was also very much appreciated!"

"Just wanted to write and let you know that we had an excellent stay at the Bothy last weekend, it made a great base for our friends reunion."

“The cottage was fantastic and we all had a great weekend"

"The cottage was great. Thanks a lot”



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