Welcome to Rushcroft Farm

Holiday cottages, Touring and Camping in the beautiful New Forest National Park

We have three modern, bright, comfortable self-catering cottages (open all year) giving you the opportunity to relax in luxury whilst enjoying the natural beauty of a farm setting.  We are in a convenient location to explore the surrounding National Park area with great local amenities on your doorstep; Rushcroft Lodge sleeps 2-3 and the other two barn conversions sleep 4. The light, space, airiness and decor of each, and their individual little private gardens are enchanting and welcoming. 

Rushcroft also provides outstanding accommodation for horses in vast pastures with automatic water provided, and grass, even in the hottest temperatures, negating the need to feed hay. The whole atmosphere is extremely calm, laissez-faire and relaxed.  

The campsite (open 21st May to 2nd September), which is separate from the cottages, gently sloping, calm and peaceful with the emphasis on natural camping.  Visitors are invited to get away from all the clutter of modern life and experience nature and the great out doors in a convenient and beautiful location.

Altogether the Farm covers about twenty acres, hidden away in a little corner of the New Forest, minutes from some of the best riding, walking and cycling that the Forest has to offer.   Also only a few minutes walk from Sway village with pubs, cafe, shops and a rail way station, great if you are looking for a car free break.

News ​​Flash: 

Covid-19 Update

 

On the 23rd March 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation and issued an instruction that everyone is to remain in their homes for 3 weeks.  Therefore, anyone due to depart for their holiday before 13th April 2020 will be able to move their booking free of charge.

 

Therefore, you will not be able to travel to your holiday destination. Supporting our guests through this period is our primary concern, and we will allow any customer impacted to amend their booking free of charge.

 

We would like to thank you for your continued understanding as we navigate our way through the unprecedented times that we all find ourselves in, particularly guests that have already contacted us and moved their holiday dates.

 

Over the past weeks the Covid-19 situation has been evolving rapidly and we have been working on many scenarios and how they would impact our guests.  

 

Every day the scenarios we face are changing and in order to ensure we remain on top of the situation we find ourselves in and most importantly, doing everything in our power to keep our visitors safe.

 

There is still a lack of clarity on what social distancing measures means for UK rural self-catering cottages.  Essential services, including Health Care professionals, police and others, are now asking for us to help them by requesting that people stop travelling on holiday in the near term.

 

It is for the above reason, we have taken the decision to cease taking new bookings for any arrival dates prior to and including 13th April 2020. We are asking that any guest with a booking in one of our properties during this period, defer that booking to a later date this year or sometime in 2021.  It maybe that we will need to extend these dates at some point in the next few weeks, however, we will communicate once we know more.

 

For the past week, we have been allowing all customers with upcoming holidays to move their bookings should they wish to and many of you have already done this.  However, as the situation in the Country continues to increase in severity, we now feel it is right to recommend this for all remaining bookings in the period to 13th April.

 

We hope you understand that the above guidance is for the wider benefit of our society at this time.

 

FAQ's

I have an upcoming booking, can I still go?

On 23rd March 2020, the government issued a statement that everyone must stay at home for 3 weeks.

Therefore, you will not be able to travel to your holiday destination. Supporting our visitors through this period is our primary concern, and we will allow any customer impacted to amend their booking free of charge.

 

Am I covered by travel insurance?

Please refer to your independently arranged travel insurance as advised in our Terms and Conditions at time of booking.

 

Can I amend my holiday?

We are working to support our visitors so have waived our normal amendment fees for customers impacted by Covid-19.  

 

Will I receive a refund if I want to cancel my holiday?

Our Terms and Conditions do not allow any refunds, however as outlined above we will work with you to move your booking without incurring any admin fees.  Please refer to your individual travel insurance and contact your relevant insurer for further information.

 

We are very sad that we have to take these measures and look forward to welcoming you to the farm once normality has been resumed.

 

Best wishes

Lynn and Mark

 

 

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You can be assured of attention to detail and a personal approach during your stay.

Lymington, with its beautiful marina and wealth of interesting shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants, is only 15 minutes away from Sway.  You can also catch the regular ferry to the sunny Isle of Wight from there.  Beaulieu, with its fantastic Motor Museum and Palace, is 20 minutes drive away through the peaceful New Forest National Park with free roaming ponies and stunning wild life to spot along the way.

From Sway you can hop on a train and visit the long sandy beaches, pier, shops and night life of Bournemouth and Poole in one direction or Brockenhurst and Southampton in the other. Horses are also welcome at Rushcroft Farm.

Please telephone Lynn on 07850 258790 for further details.

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Here’s what Ian wrote

“The property is one of two in a converted barn on a farm at the edge of the New Forest. It is accessed by a short flight of wooden steps leading to a veranda, but inside is all on one level. Everything was very clean and chairs and beds were comfortable. There is no garden but there are tables and chairs on the veranda and in the back yard. There is an adjacent campsite for a small number of caravans, but it was closed at the time of our visit. There was plenty of room for parking opposite the properties. The site is remote enough for there to be no traffic noise (just an infrequent train). The nearest pub serving food is a few minutes walk away (Hare and Hounds) and the food and service are good. Likewise the forest heathland is a short walk away.”


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