Rhinefield Bothy and Vine, Brockenhurst, nr Lymington, Hampshire
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.
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 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, 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, 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.
Vine cottage, as the name suggests, was converted from the vinery to Rhinefield House, and still features the original ironwork and characterful wooden boarding in parts that were once the gardeners potting sheds. The living spaces are in the vinery part, with beautiful views across the large garden from your armchair or dining chair.
The dining room at Vine cottage is central, with views across the garden and a good sized dining table for up to all 14 guests. Through an opening at one end is the lounge, which is also part of the original vinery and has similar views over the back garden, with a door to the large side garden at the end. This has a television, video and DVD player, gas flame stove and plenty of contemporary armchairs and settees making a very comfortable room.
At the other end of the dining room, a similar opening leads into the kitchen, which has freestanding Ikea Udden stainless steel kitchen units providing ample worksurfaces and storage. There’s a gas cooker and large freestanding fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The wall units house all the cooking and dining equipment needed for your break, and there’s air conditioning in here too if cooking gets hot in summer! The ideal kitchen and dining arrangement here makes Vine Cottage a wonderful venue for adding a chef-catered meal for a special evening in, with no washing up to do, tables to set, or taxis to arrange home, as you’re already there!
There are two large shower rooms at Vine Cottage, each with glazed shower door and electric thermostatic showers, a basin and wc. They are both lit from above which makes for lovely light rooms without needing to close curtains. As most of our cottage bathrooms, each has a heated towel rail.
There are three family bedrooms at this large cottage, each normally arranged with a double bed and two singles, and a fourth small bunk bedded room, with full sized adult bunk beds. There’s some flexibility for groups whose requirements differ slightly. Three of the bedrooms are off the entrance hall, each with different aspects and character, and the largest one is separate, off the lounge at the end of the cottage. The two bedrooms with the original ‘bead and butt’ timber boarding have great character.
Telephone: 07515 881329
Email: [email protected]
Sleeps: 1 to 35