When I’m searching for a UK holiday home on the internet, I immediately know when I’ve found the right one. The images say it all for me. After I’ve scoured these, I’ll look at the listing in detail and then check the price. (I’ve already done an availability search so I know it’s ready to book).
What is it about the images that grab my attention?
Well let’s look at this in more detail during my holiday home feature below. As soon as I saw the images of this beautiful property, I knew I’d book it – in an instant.
This week’s featured UK holiday home is The Saddlery, in Beaulieu, New Forest from New Forest Living, and this is why I know I would enjoy staying here.
Firstly, The Saddlery is a 17th century historic cottage packed full or charming character and stylish decor. Located in the New Forest – not an area we’ve explored too much as a family – it has access to beaches and coastline as well as glorious countryside.
Who doesn’t love a New Forest pony or two?
Situated in the picturesque village of Beaulieu, this elegant property is nestled amidst countryside and quaintness. Living in the city, we love escaping to the country and experiencing a different pace of life during our holidays.
The cottage is setup for a 6 people, with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, WiFi and free parking. Downstairs there’s a beautiful kitchen with country kitchen dining table and an archway leads through to the character filled lounge, complete with wood burning stove.
There is also a shower room on the ground floor.
I was instantly drawn in by the quality of the layout and stylish, understated decor. It oozes boutique hotels and maximises the space available.
The 3 bedrooms sleep 6 people, firstly with the master king-sized bed above. It looks simple, elegant and cosy. The neutral colour schemes are welcoming and the airy design makes the most of the original features.
This room also boasts a beautiful en-suite bathroom (below) complete with roll top bath and separate shower cubicle.
The second double bedroom is a great size too – did you notice the flashes of red throughout the property design? It’s a great trick that ties all the rooms together and lifts the neutral colour palette to be more interesting and vibrant.
Both double rooms have zip and link beds so could be made into singles if necessary.
Finally the third bedroom is a cosy twin and there’s also a main bathroom on this floor complete with shower.
Now let’s talk about the main living areas of the house.
The living room, below, is packed full of charm and character. The exposed wooden beams and feature fireplace give it bags of personality. The furniture layout also helps the holidaymaker visualise how they can spend time in the room. There are plenty of opportunities for relaxing, reading, enjoying a coffee or snuggling up in front of the fire.
Again, did you spot the flash of red in the accessories?
This is the room that really caught my eye. I love a kitchen/dining space where I can potter, enjoy an early morning coffee, serve a holiday breakfast and take stock of the views around me.
I can completely see how I would love spending time in this room.
AND, it has all the amenities you’d need including range cooker, dishwasher, microwave and coffee machine. Perfect!
Whilst our own home is more contemporary in its styling, I love a holiday cottage which has authenticity and original charm. The Saddlery has this in spades.
The property’s delightful garden is sited where the monks of Beaulieu’s 13th century monastery originally had their hop garden.
A large lawn with a BBQ and garden furniture provides a lovely space for those glorious summer evenings with the family.
And an intimate courtyard patio area is located to the side of the property which is where you’d find me every morning enjoying a cup of coffee.
When can I come!
If you’d like to find out more about The Saddlery, take a look at the New Forest Living website for more information and their full range of holiday cottages.
You can also find more of my UK Cottage Holiday series HERE
Are you a fan of a character packed, stylish UK holiday cottage?
All images courtesy of New Forest Living