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Mulberry Barn Cottage

Mulberry Barn Cottage

4.9
out of 5
Ratings from 5 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.8
Condition
5.0
Location
4.8
Value
4.6
Customer
Service
5.0


It's always a good idea to keep your entertainment options open when travelling with children and Mulberry Barn Cottage allows guests to do just that. It's a little taste of luxury, awarded 5* Gold Award by Visit England, perfectly located for a day at the beach or a ramble in the forest. Set in the pretty coastal village of Milford and surrounded by grade 2 listed buildings, this recently-built home-from-home sits on the doorstep of the New Forest and yet is only a 10-minute walk from the seaside.

The two-story house itself is a winning mix of contemporary and traditional, built out of time-honoured materials such as hand-made bricks and tiles and cedar cladding and yet loaded with the cool style and state-of-the-art mod cons of a boutique hotel. On the ground floor is a light-spacious open-plan dining, living and kitchen area leading out through French doors to a sunny south-facing terrace. Equally perfect for alfresco dining for the whole family or quiet spot of reading, sunbathing and coffee drinking for grown ups. The kitchen is fitted with a slick, modern gas hob, two electric ovens, a dishwasher, a large fridge-freezer, a wine fridge and a microwave, arranged around a bar with stools. Meals can be eaten around a lovely long glass table in the dining area that is sure to turn even the most chaotic family meals into a special occasion. In the living area, guests can sink into a luxurious L-shaped sofa to watch the 37” wall-mounted flat screen TV with DVD player and Freeview box or listen to music on the CD and radio. Free broadband via a router in the handy downstairs study, complete with divan and easy chair, means that communications with the outside world is guaranteed. A downstairs cloakroom has a nice big shower cubicle and the large utility room has a butler sink, washing machine and tumble dryer to make it easy to deal with the inevitable holiday avalanche of dirty kid's clothes.


Upstairs are two large en-suite bedrooms, both easily big enough to fit in a cot . The master bedroom has great views over Christchurch Bay toward the Isle of Wight. The king-size bed can be split into two comfortable singles while the en-suite bathroom has a huge free-standing bath that will charm any shower-hating toddler. The second bedroom has a double bed and an en-suite bathroom that includes a basin, toilet and shower. Owner David Danby provides lots of crisp cotton linen, cosy duvets and fluffy towels – although guests do need to bring their own towels for the beach.


There's lots on offer for small people too – which means less packing for their parents. A travel cot, highchairs, a baby bath and potty, stairgates and a bottle steriliser are all part of package, as are plastic cutlery and crockery, sippy cups, changing mats and nappy buckets. Inside, bags of toys, DVDs, games and puzzles should keep junior guests amused, while a handy collection of buckets and spades and fishing nets are great for days in the garden or on the beach. But it's not just the children who will have fun here. A trusted babysitter can be arranged to allow parents to have night out alone and sample one of the many top-class restaurants and pubs only minutes away.


New for 2015: The owner has arranged a complimentary Parking Permit be provided for all 2015 rentals which covers all the local towns, villages, beaches, cliff top and marina car parks. In fact it covers a total of 39 local car parks and makes life so much easier for families when visiting.

Long Weekend in Milford including Peppa Pig!

Review submitted on Wed, 27 Sep 2017
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We recently stayed at Mulberry Barn primarily as a base for Peppa Pig World as we have a 2 year old Daughter but in fact the location is perfect and even better that it is coastal. My immediate attraction with Mulberry Barn from the website was the condition of the property in that it had a modern feel (compared to other 'chintzy' like cottages) and was also promoted as toddler/child friendly. Also the number of bathrooms as its always nice to have en-suites even if staying with family. We were not disappointed at all once we arrived at the property. It was very clean and in an excellent condition, has been well built with home from home luxuries and everything done to a high standard. All the little extras were a bonus too and highly catered for all needs. We were extremely lucky with our weather whilst we were there and were able to make full use of the garden which again is very secluded and safe for children to run around without the worry of escaping. The road is also very quiet so again no through traffic, just the sound of birds ! If I had anything to mention as a negative, it would be the 2 glass tables in the lounge, look lovely but a bit unfriendly should you not see the edges ! but this is very minor and you cant think of everything ! would highly recommend. Thank you for a great stay. (Forgot to mention, about 30-40 mins to Peppa Pig World).



Extremely well equipped cottage

Review submitted on Sun, 10 Sep 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Mulberry Barn is one of the best cottages that we have ever stayed. Well located, comfortable, clean and beautifully kept. It comes with a level of equipment that I have never seen in any other cottage.



Lovely private house in a lovely area

Review submitted on Sun, 10 Sep 2017
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We very much enjoyed our stay with our new born and 4 year old. House was well equipped for small children and grown ups alike. Owners were very helpful and responsive.



A week's stay to the 4/8/17

Review submitted on Sat, 05 Aug 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This was our second stay at Mulberry Barn and we loved it again. The house is furnished to a very high standard, everything we needed was there. The garden is wonderfully kept and totally secure, the boys loved charging around. Milford is a lovely little village with everything you could need and then beach is a short walk away. We loved visiting Mudeford via the ferry and Beaulieu motor museum was a good day out. We were not blessed with good weather, but Mulberry Barn is so well equipped and comfortable that none of us minded spending time "at home". Thanks for a wonderful stay!



Excellent property

Review submitted on Sat, 22 Jul 2017
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Mulberry barn is a lovely relaxing property. It was well thought out when designed and this continued when kitted out as it has everything you need when away - and a lot more than the standard holiday rental property has. The garden is well sized and maintained whilst having the huge advantage of being entirely closed in once the gates are shut so making it both secluded and secure for children. the village is well catered for in terms of shops and a good chippie whilst the seafront is a short walk away. Our son loved exploring hurst castle, crabbing at keyhaven and the sandy beaches a little down the coast (though the roads take a while to drive short distances). Cannot fault the property at all - even the poor phone signal is a bonus on holiday (made up for by fast broadband)