Pig Shed at Ploughmans

The Pig Shed is a family friendly, pet friendly holiday cottage in East End, a pretty hamlet, near Lymington in the New Forest.

This rustic shed is filled with lovely things. Central to the space is a giant, beautifully presented four-poster bed, two huge armchairs and the kitchen table for 4.

Next door, the gastro pub The East End Arms is perfect for special family meals, or those who need to escape to ‘walk the dog’ and have time out with the papers!

Walk to the beach in 1km. It’s sand, shingle and silt for the salt marshes, attracts thousands of migrating birds through the year. It is a wonderful place for some quiet time. The views to the island are magical and on a peaceful day there is no better place to be. Dogs are welcome here too.

If you rent just the Pig Shed, we may also rent the main cottage to other guests. Please ensure you are happy with this when you book. More below.

In March 2019 Ploughmans was in the Sunday Times Travel Section as Best for Families in ‘Britain’s 50 best holiday houses’. In 2014 Ploughmans main house and the Pig Shed (together), was No. 2 in The Times Travel supplement for Best Family Self-Catering in their Castles, Cottages and Cabins article.

At a glance...

  • 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Forest Retreat
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly


£135 per night

Tried and tested

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Customer service

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Always fair

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Eco Conscious

We engage with sustainable practice to actively reduce our impacts

Championing local

We celebrate the culture and traditions of the New Forest

Proudly independent

We are a small, mum-run local business at heart

All the essential details.

Here's your full run down of this place, inside and out...



Bedroom 1 : Four poster double bed.
Bedroom 2 : Bunk beds. Shower room en-suite.


Shower room : Shower room (The Shed)

All the rest...

Kitchen : Cold water in the sink, hot plate, toaster, kettle, fridge and freezer. V basic set up but simple meals are ok. Not running hot water in the kitchen sink, please heat the kettle.
Mod Cons : There is a TV to use to watch DVDs (over 100 there) or to sign into your Netflix account
Connectivity : WIFI can be patchy for internet use, but you can make WIFI calls here well. Mobile signal is not good - but it is by the pub!


Garden : The garden is now fenced (in Nov 2020) around the vegetable garden and dogs (except Houdini's) can't get out.
Parking : Up to 2 cars. You will share the parking area with the guests in the main house. If you need extra space, there is plenty of space outside by the pub on the road.

Home truths


Good to know

Free and included in your booking cost are: all bedding and linen, towels for the house, kitchen essentials, any baby kit you've requested and cleaning the house after you leave. We also supply a welcome pack with some treats to get you going for tea when you arrive. Enjoy!

Arrival & Departure

Arrive from: 5pm
Depart before: 10am

Payment Info

Deposit: 50%
Balance Due: 45 days before stay
Security Deposit: £250

Guests that have stayed here rate this place 4.2 out of 5

Real real reviews on our facebook page, on google and our upfront reviews pages

The location...

This area between Lymington and Beaulieu is a sleepy and lovely part of the National Park. Ponies, cattle and donkeys live wild on the lanes and you must go slow because they have right of way - and they definitely know it!

The East End Arms is next door. The Turfcutters about 2 miles away toward the nearest shop in East End village. Lymington is 3 miles to the west.

Read the beach guide in the blog links below for more info on beaches.

Lymington is often in The Times ‘Top 10 places to live in the UK’.  Obviously we are totally biased and agree. It is marvellous. The quality of life here is very good. The town is surrounded by National Park to the north, coastal otherwise. There is a good mix of industry (boats) and retail. Less obvious is the connection to the rural workings of the National Park itself.

Need more info, or not quite what you’re looking for..?

Don’t worry, we’re always on-hand to help and our personalised booking process will match the right house to the right guests!

We're all locals and know the houses and Forest like the backs of our hands, so if you have any queries about the information we have provided or have any special requests for your stay, please just ask:

Call us 01590 462005

Email us hello@newforestescapes.com

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