There are three self-catering cottages; Rushcroft Lodge sleeps 2 in spacious luxury; and the other two sleep 4. All offer exceptional value for money. Decorated with a keen eye, the light, space, airiness and decor of each, and their individual little gardens are absolutely first class. Every detail has been considered with free wifi in each and easy walking access to the village and open forest.
The campsite, which is separate from the cottages, is calm and peaceful, and has only 15 pitches that can be rotated to provide excellent quality pitches at all times throughout the season and provide guests with the space necessary to enjoy social distancing. We only invite guests who enjoy the natural environment and we do not accept large groups in the camping fields, where we have a quiet by 10.30 policy, so that everyone can enjoy the tranquility of nature and sounds of the wildlife.
We also invite guests who want to bring their own horses on holiday, offering individual turnout and fabulous hacking onto the New Forest from the farm.
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. We have deer, badger and fox regularly visiting the farm and you will see and hear many species of birds including hawk, owl, wood pecker and buzzard.The farm is bordered on one side by the Avon Water and on the other by Sway Village. The wild life is beautiful with deer, badgers, owls, buzzards and wild flowers to be seen throughout the farm (especially early in the morning!).
From the farm enjoy a walk into the village and out through the forest with miles of tracks to enjoy on foot, bike or horseback. Dogs are welcome and you can even bring your own horse!
We farm rare breed English Goats, have a fat fluffy farm cat called Smokey, our dog is a Jack Russel's called Buster, our two horses are called Ace and Teddy (she's a girl!). New editions last year are two rescue donkeys called Lucie and Tillie.
Regular visitors to Rushcroft Farm, the four most common species in the New Forest are fallow, roe, sika and red deer, but there are also small numbers of muntjac deer.
Biscuits is our Mounted Games pony and Patch is one of our Parson Jack Russells.