What Our Guests Say

"We really enjoyed our stay at the Goat Shed! Really stylish and spacious with all the home comforts you need. The location was great, two local pubs were recommended and didn't disappoint, and walking in the New Forest is on the doorstep! Would recommend and would visit again!"

James, The Goat Shed, October 2020

"This place is fantastic. It felt so cosy, amazing views from the Hayloft. Emma provided great recommendations for food."

Holly, The Hayloft, September 2020

"Emma and Steve were outstanding hosts making you feel very welcome. At current times with Covid-19 Their Health and Safety procedure was exceptional. Emma's personal touches and attention to detail were on point. We had the best stay at the Goat Shed, it was very stylish and well equipped. Would definitely recommend staying here if you're looking for a getaway. We will definitely stay again!"

Sarah, The Goat Shed, September 2020

"We had a lovely stay here, There were so many lovely touches that made it a great few days away. Emma messaged us a few days before with all the local information that we needed to plan our weekend to the full. We will be sure to stay here again when we come back to the New Forest."

Chris, The Goat Shed, March 2020

"Butler's Rest Cottage is a wonderful place to stay in the New Forest. Emma goes out of her way to give you a warm welcome, and offered excellent advice on local restaurants. Has adapted to Covid, the place was spotless and precautions in place to make you feel safe. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful getaway in a beautiful setting."

Alice, Butler's Rest Cottage, August 2020

"Fantastic stay at Emma and Steve's beautiful place in the New Forest. It was one of those brilliant AirBnB stays which really exceeds expectations. Such a thoughtful welcome pack, and brilliant local tips. Really peaceful, well located and a really brilliant place to come and get away from it all!"

Ceri, The Hayloft, March 2020

"The most stunningly beautiful and comfortable cottage. Perfect for getting away from life - it feels like a magnificent retreat! Steve and Emma's thoughtful generosity makes the experience above any other place you could stay. We loved it so much we extended our stay and a big part of that is Emma and Steve's hospitality"

Kirsten, Butler's Rest Cottage, January 2020

"The Hayloft is decorated to a very high standard, Emma has made it very stylish whilst making it cosy too. The New Forest is such a wonderful National Park to explore, beautiful at any tim of the year"

Lynne, The Hayloft, January 2020

"Outstanding, welcoming cottage, beautiful finishing touches. Nothing has been overlooked in this little piece of heaven. Perfect cottage for a weekend of relaxing, the local pubs are great with a warm atmosphere. Emma and Steve are really great hosts and so friendly, we look forward to returning."

Kieron, Butler's Rest Cottage, December 2019

"The Hayloft was absolutley perfect for our weekend away. The decor was so warming and we truly felt at home. The location was incredible and within a short drive away from so many lovely places to exxplore. We were so impressed by the personal touches that made us feel even more welcome. We will most definitely be returning again and will be recommending the Hayloft as a lovely place to stay."

Adelina, The Hayloft, November 2019

"The Hayloft is a romantic little escape in a stunning and idyllic location. We stayed for a weekend away from the kids and were reluctant to leave so soon! Highly recommended and we will definitley be visiting again."

Tracey, The Hayloft, October 2019

"An absolutely beautiful barn conversion! The photos don't do it justice. If you want to stay in the New Forest, Emma and Stev's place is perfect. All the personal touches made the weekend wonderful."

Emily, The Goat Shed, September 2019

"Beautifully presented Hayloft conversion. Perfect for a romantic couples retreat. A quiet location with plenty of walking and cycling options close by. Lovely pubs and restaurants within walking distance too. The Hosts were very friendly and helpful, and added small personal touches that made our stay special. Thank you as well to Steve for lending us bikes, saving us the trouble and extra cost of hiring. He also gave us some useful cycling directions."

Barry, The Hayloft, August 2019

"This loft really is a hidden gem! Extremely comfortable and a real home from home. Emma and Steve are very thoughtful hosts providing everything you might need."

Karen, The Hayloft, June 2019

"Had a absolutely wonderful weekend spent at butlers cottage, Emma and Steve are excellent hosts we felt incredibly welcome and the cottage was beautiful. We look forward to booking here again soon."

Jess, Butler's Rest Cottage, April 2019

"The Hayloft was perfect. Emma was great from start to finish and we would recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the New Forest area. We hope to return soon."

Chris, The Hayloft, January 2019

"Beautiful property in an outstandingly peaceful and beautiful environment."

Deborah, The Hayloft, November 2018

"Amazing little place to stay. Lovely hosts and great location close to lots of local attractions. Would 100% recommend and will be back soon!"

Danielle, The Goat Shed, August 2018

"A wonderful place with a cool mezzanine sleeping/bath level in a great location for all of the New Forest. Full of items and little touches that made our stay a lot easier, more relaxed and enjoyable. Very clean with local food/drink options close by. Emma and Steve were really helpful and welcoming. Fully recommend."

Matthew, Butler's Rest Cottage, August 2018

"The Hayloft is a hidden gem in the New Forest, everything is outstanding, Emma has thought of everything you could possibly need for a great holiday, it was clean, quiet, very comfortable really home from home. Can’t recommend it enough."

Lisa, The Hayloft, June 2018

"This is a place not to be missed, the photos don’t do it justice to how absolutely stunning this place is. Emma and Steve are lovely hosts and they have created somewhere magical to stay. We will most definitely visiting again in the future. It is beautifully clean, beautiful fresh home grown eggs and other lovely assortments in the welcome basket. Thank you and 5 stars."

Rob, Butler's Rest Cottage, June 2018