Self Catering near Southampton. The Bunney 3 Star holiday cottage in Butlocks Heath
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The Bunney, Butlocks Heath village (Netley Abbey), Southampton, Hampshire, South East England UK SO31 5QJ.




Sue & David's holiday cottage for that 'Home from home' experience.

"You feel like you’re on holiday if you come to Butlocks"

Probably the best prices all year, in and around Netley Abbey and Hamble-le-Rice.

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Just a note from Sue & I.

We will be selling The Bunney in September, after eight years as a business,

and would like to thank all of you that have visited our website.

We are still open to offers if you would like to buy The Bunney as a business.

The Bunney

The Bunney is in a cul-de-sac location with the idyllic surroundings of The Bunney, which is a narrow strip of land with a stream running through and path for those pleasant evening strolls. We are in the middle of Butlocks Heath village which has two pubs, The Cottage, Food available (Wadworth) and Roll Call (Free House), and a General Store. The village offers playing facilities for children, a football pitch and woodland walks through Priors Hill Copse to the old Netley Military Hospital reservoir. 

 We are in the Parish of Hound which comprises of: Netley Abbey, Butlocks Heath and Old Netley.


Close by is the historic and romantic location of Netley Village in Netley Abbey, 'Jewel of the Southern Parishes'. This waterfront village has its pebble beach and sandstone Netley Cliff, edging along Southampton Water which is home to shipping from around the world. Its main attractions are; Netley Abbey (Cistercian Abbey), Netley Castle (Device Fort - Henrician Castle), the Royal Victoria Country Park (formerly the Royal Victoria Military Hospital) and Sophie's Pond which is a delightful and popular nature reserve.

Have you heared of Charles Herbert Lightoller, 2nd Officer of the RMS Titanic.

He lived in Netley, originally staying at Heatherdene in Station Road, now demolished. He then moved to Nikko Lodge, 110 Station Road in 1912-16 with his wife Sylvia and children. This was the nearest property to Netley Railway Station, 112 Station Road,  The house was built before 1865 and was demolished approximately 1968. If you are lucky enough to have a photograph of Nikko Lodge would you care to share it? Please contact David via our 'Contact Us' webpage.

The village of Hamble-le-Rice is renowned for its links to sailing. This picturesque village lies along the River Hamble and is a mecca for the sailing fraternity. Hamble Quay is a meeting place for sailors and visitors alike and has a ferry link to Warsash. There are many coastal walks that link the marinas along the river.

It is a wonderful place to relax and unwind for your holiday experience. Enjoy the urban, rural and coastal settings we have to offer in our area.


Self-Catering holiday accommodation - Available all year round

This mid-terrace house offers warm, comfortable, well-furnished accommodation with plenty of space to relax and unwind.  It includes a kitchen fitted with modern appliances, spacious lounge / diner, two bedrooms - Twin & Double (Travel Cot available) and modern bathroom.

It offers immediate access to, major cities such as Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester, their family attractions and shopping complexes; WestQuay, Gunwharf Quays and The Brooks Shopping Centre which have many well known brand outlets.

Close by are four Country Parks and two National Parks for you to explore and enjoy on a 'lazy Sunday afternoon'. We are "twenty minutes to everything ...."

Visit the Cities of;

Southampton - famous for the Titanic, Mayflower and its Tudor House Museum.  Winchester - (old capital of England) Winchester Cathedral, Winchester City Mill (NT), INTECH Science Centre & Planetarium.  Portsmouth - (Naval Dockyard) HMS Victory - Lord Nelson's flag ship and the Mary Rose - Henry VIII flag ship.  Visit the Spinnaker Tower, a 170 metre tall visitor attraction providing breath-taking views over the South Coast.

Sailing & Yacht Clubs

We have our fair share of local Sailing & Yacht Clubs whether on the Southampton Water or the River Hamble. Visit The Solent, Southampton Water and its links to the Isle of Wight.


   Southampton Sea City Museum and the Titanic. Opened 10 April 2012.

  We are 25 minutes away from PAULTONS FAMILY THEME PARK and Pepper Pig World

       Collingwood Football Club - Magpies.         Monkeyteer called Blue David       My Monkeyteer called Blue David. See The Bunney Blog.


Walks & Cycling

Beautiful countryside walks surround the area with links to The Stawberry Trail, Hamble Rail Trail and The Solent Way. Cycling in the area is enhanced by visiting the Royal Victoria Country Park and cycling through its 200 acres of beautiful woodland and open areas. Also by making use of the National Cycle Network Route 2.

Shipping viewed from the shore of Netley Village

Netley Abbey is an attractive small village edging Southampton Water and it is a delight to view the Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria, Queen Mary 2, Arcadia, Artemis, Aurora, Black Watch, Grand Princess, Independence of the Seas, Oceana, Oriana, Sea Princess, Ventura, Boudicca, Balmoral and many other Cruise and Cargo vessels from its shoreline as they enter the Port of Southampton, 'Gateway to the World'.  All major shipping lines can be seen. 


Netley Village  - For more about;   Abbey Hall, Netley Beacon and more …. 

Historic Netley  - For more about;   Netley Village, Netley Abbey & Netley Castle 

Royal Victoria Country Park - For more about;   Royal Victoria Country Pak & Miscellaneous at RVCP


  Hopping bunny 

Hamble Valley the strawberry coast 


Described as a beautiful breathing space between the cities of Southampton, Winchester and Portsmouth, the Hamble Valley stretches along 25 miles of Hampshire’s coastline with the Solent and River Hamble. Together with quaint villages, unique and interesting attractions and over 1500 acres of unspoilt countryside, the Hamble Valley makes an ideal destination for a holiday, short break or day visit.  


'With more parks, woodland and common land than

anywhere else in Hampshire ....'


“Welcome to beautiful Hampshire”


See the links for Nature Reserves, Parklands and Woodlands

‘With places like these, you cannot do anything else but enjoy every moment you spend exploring their beautiful surroundings and having magical times spent playing with the children’


 We are “twenty minutes to everything…”  


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