Oliver's Retreat

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Property Amenities

Wi-Fi/Internet access
Pets allowed
Under 1 hour to airport
Working fireplace

Things to Do

Rural Location
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Walking/Hiking paths
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
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Overview of Oliver's Retreat

What Oliver loves…

  • This property is a stunning Georgian grade II listed mansion
  • It is really wonderfully located, surrounded by woodland and vast amounts of land perfect for a good old country walk!
  • The property is a really easy commute from London, only a couple of hours by car

What you should know…

  • Oliver’s Retreat is one of three self contained private houses on the estate, each with their own outside space

This beautiful house is wonderfully located just two hours from London in New Forest, one mile from the Dorset/Hampshire border. It is the perfect getaway destination without having to get on a plane!

Built in 1794 Oliver’s Retreat was originally designed as a model farm. Now modernised and beautifully presented it has a private terrace overlooking the spectacular garden and orchards with miles of woodlands stretching out to the horizon. The interior has been tastefully decorated in the Georgian style with large elegant rooms and exquisite finishing touches.

With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms Oliver’s Retreat is perfect for those looking to sit back and relax in the evenings, breathing in the lavender scented air and listening to the birds. The house is totally immersed in the forest, where guests can enjoy a lovely day cycling down the country paths or taking long leisurely strolls. If guests feel like exploring a little more then the wonderful Bournemouth is just down the road with its famous seaside attractions.

** Oliver’s Retreat can accommodate a further three extra guests by using a comfortable and large sofa bed downstairs and a separate additional single bed **

Interior & Grounds

A stunning Grade II Listed Georgian residence enviably positioned within the exclusive and private development.

Oliver's Retreat has in more recent years undergone a meticulous programme of further renovation, the result of which is a most elegant and exquisitely styled home which continues to retain many of its original features.

The principal accommodation is arranged over two floors, boasting 2 double bedrooms, a twin bedroom and an additional sofa bed can be utilised so that the property can sleep up to 8 people if necessary. 

The position Oliver's Retreat enjoys within the development  is particularly attractive forming the central wing of the original residence dating back to the 1790's and which is now divided into three individual and very striking homes all of which front a secure gated courtyard providing parking.

A pretty enclosed and private garden/terrace extends immediately to the rear of the property and enjoys a superb outlook together with direct access onto the original garden and adjacent area of orchard and woodland.



Map, Location & Local Information

Oliver’s Retreat is located in New Forest and has the advantage of being only 9 minutes' drive down the B3081 straight into a historica market town where guests will find everything they need for their stay and plenty of shops and restaurants.

Verwood is only 4 miles down the road, and a path through the forest will take you directly in to the village where you will find a selection of small shops, a newsagency, post office and traditional butcher.

There are also a few Gastropubs in the area, fishing opportunities, a water sports center and riding center.

The beautiful 7-mile beach of Bournemouth is only a 30 min drive away and offers a hopping nightlife, great restaurants and water sports a-plenty. 

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bournemouth

(16 Km)

Nearest Ferry port Lymington

(30 Km)

Nearest Train Station Southampton Parkway

(40 Km)

Catering & Services

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following:

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

Arrival time After 4.00 p.m. Departure time Before 10.00 a.m
Energy costs included? Yes Heating costs included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Yes Pets welcome? Please consult with the owners for their agreement, who are more than happy to accept small pets, within reason of course!
Smoking Allowed? No Other Ts and Cs No parties allowed
Security deposit £250


Best Suited For: All Ages

There are plenty of things for kids to do whilst staying at Oliver’s Retreat including cycling the surrounding bike tracks and visiting the local wildlife centres. 

Lyndhurst (30 min drive) is located right at the centre of New Forest National Park and was home to Alice Liddell, the woman Lewis Carroll based Alice in Wonderland around. A visit to the New Forest Museum makes a great day out for the whole family where you can see Alice's original looking glass!

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities

Reviews for Oliver's Retreat

Oliver's Retreat Reviews

  • New Forest Haven

    Posted by Jo R on 25/08/2016

    We had a large group of seven adults and two children (admittedly crammed in) staying at Oliver's Retreat and had the most wonderful time. The house has been beautifully decorated and kept and we were thrilled to be greeted by a loaf of bread, tea, milk and jam which was such a generous touch.

    The house is part of a small gated community with a very pretty terrace that opens onto the most exquisite walled garden which is shared with a few of the neighbouring occupants but which we generally had to ourselves. The beds are comfortable and the house conducive to lounging!

    If your group is made up of more than one family it is worth noting that the King and twin rooms are adjoining with v little soundproofing as a result. The only shower is in the en-suite of the Master suite. These things didn't pose a problem at all for our group but are perhaps worthy of note.

    We are already booked to go back.

  • Fabulous stay at Oliver's Retreat!

    Posted by Anonymous on 18/08/2015

    We were not sure what to expect from a Grade 11 Listed house in the middle of a forest, but Oliver's Retreat turned out to be “what it says on the can”.

    From our first evening when we sat and had a drink in the Italian garden, to deciding which of the elegant bedrooms to sleep in,our week turned out to be a joy.We wanted a break from heavy City life,so just being able to exit the front door straight into the forest was just what was needed. Our dogs enjoyed it hugely too! And finally....we enjoyed having friends to dinner, on the terrace. I thoroughly recommend Oliver's Retreat.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 6 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 21st 2017 - January 6th 2018 - £1,905.50 £2,575.00
January 6th 2018 - August 25th 2018 - £1,905.50 £2,575.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 6 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 21st 2017 - January 6th 2018 - €2,155.89 €2,913.37
January 6th 2018 - August 25th 2018 - €2,155.89 €2,913.37

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 6 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 21st 2017 - January 6th 2018 - $2,283.20 $3,085.40
January 6th 2018 - August 25th 2018 - $2,283.20 $3,085.40

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