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The Cinders | Luxury Self-Catering Retreat | Lyndhurst, New Forest

Hidden in the heart of the New Forest with no one but roaming deer for company, The Cinders offers a peaceful escape amidst the wilds of nature. Light-filled interiors and twinkling chandeliers combine with the gentle sounds of the forest outside, creating a luxury self-catering retreat which will soothe the busy mind.

Luxury cottage in the heart of the New Forest, Hampshire


Once part of the Schultze Gunpowder Factory, The Cinders nestles quietly in the arms of the New Forest in Hampshire on the borders of the village of Fritham. Here, life takes on a slower cadence to that of city living; moving only as fast as the lazy honeybee bouncing from flower to flower in the late summer sun. Inside, velvet sofas and wool blankets encourage snug winter hibernation by the log burner, while the private woodland garden begs for balmy barefooted afternoons between the wildflowers sipping on ice-cold mojitos.  

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Whitewashed wood, thick linens and fluffy sheepskins make each of The Cinders' three ground floor bedrooms an oasis of slumber. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and Jack and Jill en suite bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower, while the twin bedroom next door is the perfect hideaway for children. There is one further en suite king-size bedroom with views across the garden, bath and handheld shower.


As the sun rises over the trees and the sky’s darkness gives way to a kaleidoscope of oranges and pinks, take a quiet moment over a steaming cup of coffee to breathe in the fresh New Forest air. After an al fresco breakfast of hot croissants stuffed with butter and sweet strawberry jam, pack backpacks with treats and head straight out of the front gate to explore the National Park’s 140 miles of trails. When the heat of the day begins to fade and little feet are tired from a day’s nature spotting, return home to toast marshmallows while gathered around the firepit.

For Relaxation

Brimming with wildlife, cycle trails and traditional inns galore, any stay in the New Forest is a restful one. Keep little ones entertained with a visit to the Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary, where feeding times offer an opportunity to see deer in their natural environment, while grown-ups will relish in the opportunity for a spot of tree bathing. If one truly cannot drag themselves away from The Cinders' grounds, spread blankets out on the grass and snooze the days away while the birds chatter overhead.


There is private off-road parking for three cars. The kitchen is well-equipped with a Rayburn range cooker, Neff electric oven and grill, electric hob, large fridge-freezer and washing machine.


  • SleepsUp to 6 guests
    From £1,595 per week, £1,195 per short break
  • Alternative Group OptionsUp to 2 or Up to 4 guests
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels and logsDigital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: Two king-size double bedroomsTwins: One twin bedroom
  • BathroomsTwo en suite bathrooms, one with an over head shower with Jack and Jill access and the other with a handheld shower
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, children are welcomeCots: One travel cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQYes, a charcoal BBQ is provided between April and September
  • PetsTwo small well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Mod ConsEach bedroom includes a Freeview TV and there is a large SKY TV in the snugInternet & Communications: Wi-Fi internet is available, but intermittent due to the rural location – consider it part of the charmMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • Other InformationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questionsRecommend to a friend

Style: Tranquil glamour meets an intimate connection with the natural world at The Cinders, where every window offers a view, every furnishing a touch of class.

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Our Take

Property Owner Patricia says

We just love that there are views of the forest from every room in The Cinders. You can be sipping a cup of tea in bed while watching the glow of sunrise climb up the trees, spot New Forest ponies while cooking breakfast and listen to owls hooting as you drift off to sleep at the end of the day.

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Unique Extras

From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Lyndhurst, Hampshire to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Hike, Hike Baby With over 140 miles of walking trails to explore in the New Forest, there is something to satisfy every budding adventurer. Go in search of the taste of New Forest cider on the Burley Food Trail, wander the Keyhaven Marshes with views of the Isle of Wight, or go in search of the oldest oak tree in the forest at Knightwood.

A Titanic Day Out Visit Southampton's Titanic Story, an immersive exhibition which showcases a to-scale interactive model of the boat, along with a detailed account of the sequence of events. Learn about bustling Southampton in the early 1900s and how this port city was impacted by, and recovered from the Titanic.

Learn to Paddle Your Own Canoe Take to the water and join New Forest Activities on a day of outdoor adventure. Kayak or canoe on the National Park's rivers with a qualified guide, before stopping for a lunch under the dappled shade of the trees.

History Hunting Abbey's destroyed by Henry VIII, Augustinian priories and castles teetering above the sea; the New Forest are brimming with attractions to satisfy any history buff. Explore the lives of 16th century families, discover stories of creativity, conflict and love and delve deep into the past of Hampshire.



Pop to The Forage Deli and Eatery in the heart of Lyndhurst to stock up on fresh bread, preserves and sweet delights for afternoon picnics and decadent breakfasts. For a full shop to feed the brood for a week, it has to be Crow Farm Shop, where sustainable, local ingredients are at the heart of this family run business. 

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).

Eating Out

The epitome of British pubs, The Royal Oak is just a short walk from The Cinders, serving delicious food and drink throughout the day. For an evening of fine dining to remember, it has to be The Jetty, an award-winning seafood restaurant right on the seafront in Christchurch; the five-course fixed menu with paired wines is not to be missed, neither is dessert on the decking as the stars glimmer brightly overhead.

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline so should not be relied upon as a statement of fact. The photographs show aspects of the property at the time they were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed. If there are points of particular importance that need clarifying before you book, please ask our team.

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