Historic roots meet modern luxury in The New Forest

The Old Sir Walter Tyrrell is a historic four bed house sensitively and sustainably updated to highlight it’s intriguing past and a luxurious present. It’s the perfect place for families and friends to stay and enjoy the beautiful countryside of The New Forest.

Inside

Living Room

A leather chesterfield sofa, large sofa and cosy love seat provide ample seating for evenings spent playing the many board games we have or just chatting the night away in front of the log burning fire.

Living Room

A leather chesterfield sofa, large sofa and cosy love seat provide ample seating for evenings spent playing the many board games we have or just chatting the night away in front of the log burning fire.

Kitchen

A fabulous bespoke hand painted kitchen with a large island with 4 bar stools. It has an induction hob, double oven, combination microwave, fridge freezer and wine cooler. Door leading to the utility room … somewhere to hide those dishes, with 2 dishwashers, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Kitchen

A fabulous bespoke hand painted kitchen with a large island with 4 bar stools. It has an induction hob, double oven, combination microwave, fridge freezer and wine cooler. Door leading to the utility room … somewhere to hide those dishes, with 2 dishwashers, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Dining Room

A large vintage table and chairs seats up to 10 people and the antler chandelier is bound to create a fun and interesting atmosphere.

Master Bedroom

A spacious and light room with a Victorian fireplace, it has a Euro King sleigh bed, a funky chaise longue and its own ensuite bathroom with Matki shower and freestanding bath.

Master Bedroom

A spacious and light room with a Victorian fireplace, it has a Euro King sleigh bed, a funky chaise longue and its own ensuite bathroom with Matki shower and freestanding bath.

Master Bedroom

A spacious and light room with a Victorian fireplace, it has a Euro King sleigh bed, a funky chaise longue and its own ensuite bathroom with Matki shower and freestanding bath.

Master Bedroom 2

Equally beautiful double bedroom with a hand painted vintage style King bed and fabulous ensuite with large shower and a skylight for natural light.

Master Bedroom 2

Equally beautiful double bedroom with a hand painted vintage style King bed and fabulous ensuite with large shower and a skylight for natural light.

Two double/twin bedrooms

At the back of the house with beautiful views over the forest, both have Hypnos zip and link beds, which can be set up either as super king/king or twin beds as required.

Two double/twin bedrooms

At the back of the house with beautiful views over the forest, both have Hypnos zip and link beds, which can be set up either as super king/king or twin beds as required.

Family bathroom

Exposed brickwork, fabulous tiles, a free-standing bath with over head shower and contemporary Victorian style fittings.

Snug

For those wanting a little quiet time or to put on a movie to entertain the kids. With a large comfortable sofa and TV/DVD/music which also leads to the patio and garden.

Garden/Terrace

To the side of the house is a fabulous terrace and lawn perfect for eating alfresco or playing with the children.

Garden/Terrace

To the side of the house is a fabulous terrace and lawn perfect for eating alfresco or playing with the children.

The House

Set in it’s own grounds, with a private drive for parking, The Old Sir Walter Tyrrell has direct access to The New Forest … in fact you will often see ponies just outside the gate!

History

Sir Walter Tyrrell was an Anglo Norman nobleman infamous for his involvement in the death of King William II of England also known as William Rufus.

This history is commemorated by The Rufus Stone near The Old Sir Walter Tyrrell which is inscribed as follows on three sides: Here stood the Oak tree, on which an arrow, shot by Sir Walter Tyrrell at a stag, glanced, and struck King William The Second surnamed Rufus, on the breast, of which he instantly died, on the second day of August anno 1100.

King William The Second surnamed Rufus being slain as before related, was laid in a cart belonging to one Purkis, and drawn from hence to Winchester, and buried in the Cathedral Church of that city.

That the spot where an event so memorable might not hereafter be forgotten, the enclosed stone was set up by John Lord Delaware who had seen the tree growing in this place.

An Eco Renovation

This once derelict building was brought back to life to not only make a beautiful home but affect minimal environmental impact during and after the build. As a result we are completely carbon neutral.

The house is heated by a wood burner in the winter and an array of solar panels in the summer. All waste wood  was cut, dried and
is now stored for use in the wood burner.

Paper, plastic and cardboard build packaging waste was locally recycled, saving approx. 5 skips worth of refuse. 30 tonnes of brick rubble and concrete were crushed on site and used to form the foundations for the patios, paths and driveways.

The building was repointed in natural breathable lime a product from local company, Limestuff Limited. Every sash window in the building was replaced with an identical double glazed, timber window painted with a water based paint while cutting edge insulation keeps the building cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Underfloor heating is fitted throughout, powered by the wood burner or solar panels.

Rainwater is collected, filtered and stored in a large tank under the driveway, then pumped back into a tank in the loft where it feeds the 5 toilets, garden taps and washing machines. An air handling unit, rather than conventional extractor fans, removes warm damp air from the bathrooms, kitchens and utility room. This warm air is then used to heat fresh incoming air so the rooms stay warm and well ventilated.

Things to do

Discover Enjoy Relax

If you love great food and fine wine then The Pig, Lime Wood and TerraVina are all hitting the bullseye for relaxed, refined gourmet delights. Otherwise our own kitchen has been designed to bring out your inner master chef while the high quality local produce enhances the self catering experience.

The more expected delights of walking, beaches and cycling (on and off road) are ever more compelling so bring your kit because The Old Sir Walter Tyrrell is a great base to explore from.

That’s just a quick taste but here are some links that go into more depth

New Forest National Park Authority
Cyclexperience
The Pig
Lime Wood

BOOKINGS + INFO

Rate per night:
Mid season £395 / High season £495
Minimum 2 nights

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