Brickworks House

Brockenhurst, Hampshire
Self-catering
+44 (0)7770 268359


Magnificent house with old-fashioned charm and gardens leading down to the Beaulieu River – swim, kayak or take the footpath to Beaulieu

Bed

6 beds

Bedroom

5 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

This former brickhouse dating from 1790 is now a grand home with marvellous family portraits and sublime furniture, yet has a comfy, homely feel. Kids will love the huge garden and the two single rooms that have stairs up to a raised bed.

Christoph provides an organic box from the excellent local farm shop with bacon, eggs, milk, butter and cake plus a bottle of wine, and food delivery can be arranged along with catering. You can cook together in the kitchen, or use the barbecue – there’s a big dining out area in the garden, as well as a trampoline and a yurt.

You’re surrounded by wild ponies and cattle, and deer often visit the garden. The river has a mooring with a ladder – ideal for swimmers – and a footpath to the historic and beautiful Buckler’s Hard, with its maritime museum and lovely pub/restaurant The Master Builder (30 minutes). The pretty town of Beaulieu is a 15-20 minute walk or five minutes’ drive.

Brickworks House - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The location and stunning river
  • There’s a wide choice of historic places to visit
  • It's a place of total excitement for children
Brickworks House - Gallery

You should know

  • Watch non-swimmers by the river
  • There’s an annexe in the grounds that is sometimes rented out

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Yurt for 3 guests available May - September.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Pubs/restaurants 2 miles.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £215
Weekly price
from £1500
Surcharges
Dogs £20.
1 House for 8
From £2156 beds5 bedrooms

Reviews

Fabulous 1700’s House in a beautiful riverside setting. We wanted a house that slept 8 for a Family Birthday Celebration. Thank goodness we found Brickworks House. A large well stocked kitchen with Aga (in the winter), A large lounge/dining room an ‘office’ area, a TV snug, three double bedrooms (two with on suite) and two childrens’ singles. My Lord, what more could you ask for. It’s not like a rental, it’s like moving into someone else’s home for while. The home has everything you could want together with a very well equipped kitchen. Oh, it’s also dog friendly. Another plus point for us.

David, Copthorne, west sussex.

It would be hard to find a more idyllic place for a family holiday or indeed for a group of adults wanting to explore this beautiful neck of the woods with the river on your doorstep and so much history in the region. The Brickhouse is comfortable, elegant and spacious and rather delightfully old fashioned. A perfect escape from a busy working life and absolutely charming.

Rachel, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

An activity centre next door to the house offers paint balling, archery, kayaking, high wires and bike hire. The Motor Museum in Beaulieu is a must on a rainy day and there is also the famous Abbey. There is a pretty beach at Lepe, 20 minutes’ drive, and the ever popular Paultons Park – the home of Peppa Pig World – is half an hour away. For eating out, Beaulieu has the Montague Arms and Steff's Kitchen, and the Pig at Brockenhurst is about 20 minutes’ away. The East End Arms, about 14 minutes’ drive, has wonderful food.

Local points of interest from Christoph Brooke

  • You can't get a better location to explore the New Forest National Park...we're right on the Beaulieu River (wild swimming in the warmer months!) and 5 mins drive from Beaulieu Village (Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and the National Motor Museum)
  • Great options for eating out in the area including The Master Builders in Bucklers Hard - a pub, restaurant and hotel which is a 5 min drive or 30 min walk along the banks of the river. The Pig and Limewood only 15 mins drive away. Beaulieu Farm Shop close
  • Dripping in history - HMS Salisbury launched in 1698 built on the river at the end of the garden. Bricks, made at the property and fired in the Kiln at the end of the garden used in original buildings in Antigua, W Indies
  • New Forest Activities right next door - at various local locations they provide: kayaking, canoeing, ropes course, archery, laser tag, team building, bicycle hire. Brilliant for the kids and teens...adult groups as well!
  • Beaulieu to Bucklers Hard foot and cycle path right behind the house - one way to Bucklers Hard (30 mins) with its museum, marina and spectacular views; the other way to Beaulieu (20 mins) with quaint shops, tea rooms, garden centre and cafe
  • RIB hire, fishing trips, paddle boarding, sailing, trips to the Isle of Wight, beautiful beaches, New Forest safaris, fun parks, walking, cycling, foraging, local produce all within 20 minutes.Jigsaws, family games, fires and warming AGA in the winter...

Introducing

Christoph Brooke

Christoph has a long history in the catering business and owns two very smart hotels in Stamford. When he took on the lease of The Brickhouse he spent six months restoring it, and initially used the house as a weekend/holiday retreat for his family; now that his girls are older and they come less often he is renting it out. Charming housekeeper Bex, who lives next door, is the main point of contact.