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A selection of testimonials from our guests at Tiptoe Cottage.

Jane’s place was absolutely beautiful and the perfect place to spend Christmas with my family. Jane was so accommodating and an excellent host. Would definitely return. 10/10

— Natalie and family

Just back from a relaxing long weekend in the beautiful New Forest. Tip Toe Cottage was lovely and secluded, with a large, sunny garden with plenty to keep our three children entertained plus a gate leading directly into the New Forest with ponies grazing close by. The pretty cottage itself was clean, comfortable and cozy with a well-equipped kitchen and good living space. We particularly enjoyed the welcome gift of farm produce suitable for a tasty fry-up, along with ready-to-make ingredients for delicious brownies which went down a treat after a 10km hike! Jane was super-attentive ahead of and during our stay - she provided detailed pre-arrival information and a wealth of recommendations and tips which really helped us maximise our weekend. Recommended!

— Katherine

What an incredible cottage! This is without question the most well catered family friendly accommodation we've ever stayed in. From the vast selection of toys in the den, to the lovely climbing frame in a huge and very private garden, to the little touches like baby friendly bath products, toddler cutlery and stair gates/bed rails, it was faultless and we couldn't have asked for more. Jane was so lovely to deal with prior to our arrival and made sure everything was set up to suit our family (with an almost 3 year old and 7 month old), and there were a number of really nice touches on arrival such as locally sourced breakfast produce, and a brownie making kit. Location wise the cottage is perfect, with easy access to so much (though I'd say a car is necessary for most things)  Overall we cannot recommend Tiptoe cottage highly enough, and will definitely be returning! Thank you Jane and family!

— Emma and family 2022

Lovely stay, thank you.  Very well equipped!

— Susie, Phil and Evie

Tiptoe Cottage was just perfect for our long weekend.  The house was so welcoming and well equipped.  The garden is just lovely and the play equipment thoroughly enjoyed by our grand daughter Evie.  Thank you Jane for everything.

— Alan and Chris White, Devizes

Lovely stay in a lovely cottage.  It rained quite a bit, but it did not stop us getting out and about, and the cottage was fun and cosy to come back to.  Enjoyed the cake and local produce that greeted us when we arrived, thanks Jane!

— Andy, Anna, Finn and Olivia Crang

We had a lovely holiday.  I loved pony riding, seeing wild ponies, Peppa Pig World and buying a toy at the farm.

— Ruby age 5 3/4

A lovely cottage in a serene location.  Child friendly, loads of green space, toys and even a pedal JCB kept Nathanial very happy!  Surprisingly central location for all the normal family fun places, Paultons Park, Long Down Farm, and for Dad Beaulieu Car museum.  Romantic fires at night in the garden when the kids are asleep is a must for all exhausted parents (bubbly too!!)  Thank you for a beautiful home away from home, will be back!!!

— The Colley family, from Guernsey

We absolutely loved our stay at Tiptoe Cottage. The location was perfect. The gate backing onto the New Forest was lovely and a real bonus. Jane ensured all aspects of our stay were catered for from the bed set ups to having a lovely cake baked for us on arrival! Jane kept in touch in case I had any questions which was really helpful. The cottage was tastefully decorated throughout and really cosy! We will definitely be back!

— Jessica Tubb and extended family

A beautiful cottage in an idealic location within the New Forest. We stayed for 3 nights with our 3 young children and there was ample space for us all. The cottage is super cosy and well equipped with all the essential ammenties and then some!! The children were kept entertained with the playhouse in the garden and all the board games that were kindly left in the cottage. After a long car journey to the cottage, it was a nice touch to be left with a delicious home made cake and locally sourced ingredients for an English breakfast the next day. The butter was amasing!! We were also left some ingredients to do our own baking. Fantastic host who kept in constant communication. We'd definitely like to visit again!

— Shey Mistry family

Very pretty, comfortable and well-equipped cottage. Prior to arrival Jane was keen to make sure everything was set up as we wanted, and provided us with an excellent welcome basket which set us up for a good breakfast. Very helpful local information, and easy access to walking in the Forest. We went to the Saturday market in Lymington which has a number of local food stalls to get supplies for our stay. altogether a great success and highly recommended.

— Janet Bendell for a friends and family get together

Thank you so very much for our wonderful week in your beautiful cottage.  We completely loved everything, notably; Your amazing apple cake!  Making up the brownies (what a brilliant idea!).  Arriving to a fully unpacked shop. The spendid playroom out in the garden and all the lovely children's books in the basket.  The lovely provisions you'd left in the fridge.  Your many thoughtful touches have made this a really special place.  We very much hope to return.

— Mark, Rebecca, Greta and Genevieve

We had a brilliant New Year break and really appreciated all the little touches.  Angus was thrilled by the ride-ons and all the baby gear made it so much easier.  We hope to come back and stay in the summer.  Thanks for a wonderful stay.

— New Year 2015 Angela, Doug, Angus and Caspar

This was a great way to end the year.  The cottage was lovely and we really enjoyed bird watching and the playroom.  We will be back next year.  Thank you very much.

— Kruithika, Prashanth, Nitya, Raghav and Ash

I just wanted to say a massive thank you - we all absolutely loved Tiptoe - and nobody more than Angus who just thought the summer play house was the best thing ever (and the JCB ride on toys were a major hit too!)


We absolutely loved the confidence, quality and style which you have applied in furnishing and equipping Tiptoe. And the extra flourishes in the welcome pack really did make us feel pampered - the curd was demolished by every single person including a couple of initial sceptics, the bun was a daily treat with our late afternoon tea and the brownies were a Granny/Grandson baking triumph.  Thank you as well for the various other thoughtful touches, particularly the presents that you left our sons.


We love the New Forest and your little corner of it at Tiptoe is really superb. For the first time ever (why frankly return to a rental house when you could go somewhere new instead has been our logic to this point) we are excited about booking another visit soon.


I hope you enjoyed your New Year as much as we did. And thanks again for such a lovely holiday.

— Doug, Angela and Angus McKinnel

It has been too brief, but we have had a great long weekend in the cottage.  Thanks for making it such a home from home.  We will be back (as a four) for a longer stay sometime soon!

— Matt, Jo and Joshua Coode

Quite simply a beautiful cottage and garden in a wonderful location.  We have had a ball.  Jane's communication pre-holidaye was fantastic making life very easy.  There were also so lovely, unexpected touches on arrival which added to the 'glow' of being here.  We will be back.  Many thanks Jane.

— Chris, Kate, Toby and Edith

A really beautiful house and fantastic garden and playhouse.  Boys loved running aroundand exploring.  Brilliant location with so many close days out. Crabbing at Mudeford, Bournemouth Beach, Peppa Pig and Paultons Park to name a few of our favourites. Thanks xx

— Philippa, Dermot, William (6), Thomas (5)  Finley (2) Rooney

Beautiful cottage very comfortable, we had a lovely stay, great area to explore.  Thanks x

— McAndrew Family

A wonderful time here!  The children loved running around, exploring the New Forest and local activities.  Tiptoe cottage is lovely and our son doesn't want to go home now... Thank you

— Pavlu Family

A really peaceful and beautiful house.  It was such a treat to enjoy family time in the gardens and summer house, as well as exploring the surrounding New Forest.  Many thanks.

— Emma, Simon, Oliver (6) and George (3) - The Cotswolds

Thank you for making a wonderful week, kids loved it. Lovely cottage felt like our own.

— Casey, Anna, Claudette, Scarlett, Charlie and Ava

A truely baby friendly bolthole and beautiful hideaway - enjoyed by kids and adults alike.  Thank you

— Matthew, Christina, Louis and Elisa

Had a fantastic time.  Amazing garden, the kids loved it and the playhouse!  Very comfortable and enjoyable stay.  Hope to be back again soon!

— Rich, Catherine, Charlotte and Sophie x

Just perfect in every way - the weather was fantastic, the children made the most of everything the cottage had to offer - the garden is beautiful, 3 full days of outdoor living what more could we ask for!  We hope to be back soon!

— Tom, Charlotte, William (4.5) and Alice (1)

Wow! We have had a truely amazing holiday at Tiptoe Cottage.  Ditto all the other comments.  It has been made extra special by all the little touches and personalisation from Jane.  We didn't want for anything - everything is here.  It is a beautiful area with so much to do. Recommend the White Buck - we went 3 times it was so good! We will spread the word amoungst our friends of Tiptoe Cottage. Thankyou Jane and family!

— Vicki, Rory, Imogen (4), Fraser (2.5) xx

Beautiful cottage, lovely garden, loads to do in the area -  the perfect place for a family holiday!  We all had a great time - happy kids = happy parents!  Thanks Jane for accomodating us at short notice and making us so welcome.

— Julian, Jane, Lalaina (3) and William (2)

We've had a lovely break at Tiptoe Cottage.  The house is lovely and everything is catered for.  Jane is very welcoming and the kind gestures make it all the more special.  My son had a lovely 3rd birthday at Peppa Pig World and we really appreciated the decorations, cake and present that Jane had left for us.  Thanks for a fantastic break.  My son now wants to convert our shed into a playroom and build a sandpit!

— Joanne, Iain, Matthew (3!) and William (7 months)

We don't want to go home! We've had a wonderful few days & loved all the little touches; cake, flowers, hamper...  The decor, the toys, books, equipment were all perfect.  Jane and family's recommendations were spot on.  Lymington was great for a showery day, Peppa Pig World, and then a day at the beach with lunch at the Beach House were all as described & everyone had a fantastic time.  Thank you for arranging for the blackout blinds to be fitted! And thank you for a lovely stay.

— Danielle, Julian, Poppy (2.5 years) and Elsie (8 months)

Lovely stay. Beautiful cottage. The boys loved the garden – especially the swings and climbing frame. Lovely playhouse too. We hope to come back soon!

— Stephen, Becky, Joseph (5), Noah (3) and Asher (8 months)

We have had a super long weekend at the cottage and have been very impressed by all the features of the property (including the fire pit, which was a particular hit with Elodie (3) and Ed (36)!). We also had the opportunity to explore the surroundings, go to the seaside and visit Peppa Pig world,  Finally we really appreciated being able to depart at 7 pm on our last day, thereby (hopefully) avoiding the bank holiday traffic.  We shall be back!

— Eb, Sabine, Elodie and Celine St. Albans Herts.

I stayed at Tiptoe Cottage with my two children, Kieran (6), Jaimie (5 months) and some friends. We had a lovely weekend there and really enjoyed staying in what was a very traditional but contemporary cottage. Everything was pristine, and as soon as we arrived Jane had gone to the trouble of filling the fridge with some necessities after a long journey and she had made a vegan chocolate cake for us. All of the rooms were beautifully decorated and comfortable and the furniture even gave us ladies some design ideas for our own homes (thank you Jane). Aside from being a lovely property, Tiptoe was extremely convenient. All the equipment in the kitchen was very straightforward and the provisions made for children were second to none. Every detail had been thought about - there was a very comfortable travel cot, baby changing table, rocking chair and even a steriliser. My daughter enjoyed the rocking chair so much I bought one for our house when we got home. Even the bathrooms were stocked with child-friendly soaps and lotions, just like the ones we have at home. The little outhouse on the cottage grounds was also a hit with my 6 year old who had his own den to hide out in equipped with a tv, books and toys, not-to-mention the swing in the garden with meant hours of entertainment for him and some peace for mum! We have stayed in a few different cottages across the New Forest and Tiptoe Cottage has definitely been the most luxurious. We had such a great time staying there that we are already thinking about when we can plan our next visit, hopefully when the weather improves and we can take advantage of the big garden with a BBQ. Thanks Jane for such a lovely break and all the time and effort you put into our stay.

— Pamela Clough

Well what can we say; Tiptoe Cottage is an absolute dream and perfectly located to explore the New Forest National Park and nearby coastal towns.

Jane had thought of everything including a well-stocked breakfast hamper full of fresh produce. The little touches like fresh flowers, toiletries, fresh cake (baked by Jane) and the fluffy towel robes made for a 5* feel. We felt completely indulged in luxury as we sat in our robes, snuggled up by the log burner sipping our complimentary prosecco.

We walked freely into the open forest from the back gate and came across the wild ponies and felt completely carefree. All in all the perfect romantic break.

We were alone for a quiet weekend for this visit however we are really looking forward to bringing our young children with us next time. The cottage has every need catered to for them including a climbing frame in the garden, a garden room with a TV and toys, DVDs, plenty of space to explore and the best thing is we won’t need to bring the essentials like the highchair, steriliser and travel cot with us. They are all there!

Tiptoe Cottage is absolutely beautiful inside and out - full of British country charm. It is a truly special place to stay!

Thank you Jane

— Leigh and Sian Castle

Stunning cottage and beautiful garden!  We were very impressed with the attention to detail in all areas – Décor, accessories (particularly baby / child equipment).  Wonderful selection of quality toys and games.
Jane has been a very helpful host – great communication and thanks for bringing the measuring tape to help with our Peppa Pig World booking! Thank you for the wonderful base to explore the area – Furzy Gardens was magical!

— Joanna, Adam, Camilla (3 yrs) and Claudia (10 months)

Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Our first visit to the New Forest and it won’t be our last. The kids loved the Garden Room, sandpit and climbing frame / swings, and we had a lovely day out at Beaullieu, Moors Valley, Mudeford and (inevitably) Peppa Pig World.  Thank you for a lovely holiday!

— Alice, John, Teddy (5), Henry (2 ½) and Charlotte (9months)

Cute and cosy, warm and welcoming a wonderful place to spend time relaxing with our closest friends.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful place with us.

— Keith and Gilda

A beautiful cottage. Particularly child friendly.  Life was so much easier having all those extras here you need when travelling with a little one.  Jane your décor is stunning – you have given me a few ideas for home!  Thank you for a very comfortable weekend.

— Pamela, Kieran (6) and baby Jamie (5 months)

We spent  a wonderful family Christmas 2014 in Tiptoe Cottage. A beautiful house and garden in an idyllic setting, with walks straight out of the back gate onto the forest.  With Sway and Burley nearby and a lovely farmshop just 5 minutes drive away with fresh meat, veg and bakery.  The house is beautifully decorated and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday including a welcome pack with all sorts of delicious treats.  I would recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in the New Forest and look forward to our next holiday there. 

— Carolyne Lindsay

A beautiful house in a beautiful location.  Thank you for all the extra touches – the cake and hamper were delicious! We hope to return soon!

— Lianne and Jon Corris

We could not have wished for more from our first holiday away with baby Harvey.  Tiptoe Cottage delivered in everyway and Jane and family made us feel most welcome.  A beautifully serene setting and we can’t wait to return to explore in the summer – when Harvey is a little older (and fits in a baby carrier!) THANK YOU

— Kath, James and Harvey (aged 6 weeks) Kay

A stunning little cottage, it’s a “home away from home” with magical surroundings.  It is cozy and I cannot wait to come back in the summer.

— Pellaud family, Switzerland

What as beautiful cottage we had a wonderful Christmas lots or lovely walks and wildlife. Thank you.

— Harris, Lindsay family for Hong Kong and Gosport