Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
An attractive, extremely well presented three bedroom cottage in an idyllic setting facing onto open forest. A short walk takes you to walking and cycling trails into the beautiful New Forest National Park.
Accommodation comprises open plan living/dining/kitchen, conservatory, further living room with woodburner stove and sofa bed,downstairs double bedroom, bathroom with shower over, upstairs is a double bedroom and a family bedroom with double bed plus a further small double bed, shower room. There is also a childrens wooden cot. This is very adaptable accommodation perfect for larger families or two families sharing. The cottage also benefits from wireless broadband connection.
The property benefits from an enclosed front and back garden with seating ideal for alfresco dining. Parking for 2/3 cars on the driveway.
The cottage is only a short distance from the village of Brockenhurst with its variety of shops and eating places and where horses and donkeys roam freely through the streets.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Milford on Sea 20 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1.6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton 30 km, Nearest railway: Brockenhurst 1.6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors||
The property benefits from a conservatory with extra dining seating and also from two sitting rooms which provides more than enough easy seating.
|Further details outdoors||
The driveway provides off road parking for up to two cars. Both the front and rear gardens are delightful and you can sit outside to eat al fresco.
£200.00 cautionary deposit taken which is returned after the holiday provided there are no breakages or mishaps.
£20.00 booking fee.
£50.00 holding deposit taken at time of booking with the balance due 8 weeks before the start date of the holiday.
The Central Southern England region
A wonderful region to take a holiday in, with the New Forest National Park and the south coast to visit. There are many attractions in the whole of the region and many wonderful towns and villages with holiday accommodation. There are plenty of day excursion attractions in all areas e.g. Paultons Park, Marwell Zoological Park. Together with excellent shopping areas such as West Quay in Southampton and Castle Point in Bournemouth.
The New Forest lies to the west of Southampton Water in south-west Hampshire and covers 37,677 hectares. Centuries of human management and livestock grazing have meant that the forest is a combination of heathland, ancient woodland, wetlands and grassy plains, with many enclosures of both coniferous and deciduous woodland. The commoners’ ponies and cattle roam freely across the forest, controlling and shaping the vegetation as they graze.
‘New Forest’, or ‘Nova Foresta’, was created by William the Conqueror as a royal hunting ground, and forest laws were enforced to protect the hunted animals and their habitats. These strict laws ensured that the hunting of deer and wild boar remained the closely guarded privilege of the King and his followers.
Over the centuries, deer hunting became less important, and by the 17th and 18th centuries timber production was the primary economic use of the New Forest. The New Forest Acts came into force, and areas were fenced off to protect young saplings from the grazing animals. It wasn’t until the Act of 1877 that two thirds of the forest were set aside for commoners to exercise their traditional rights.
Deer populations were left unmanaged until the 19th century when they reached levels that threatened the timber crops and competed with the commoners’ stock for food. The Deer Removal Act was established in 1851 and it was resolved that all deer were to be removed. Although total removal was not achieved, the numbers did reduce dramatically, and the Forestry Commission's keepers continue to keep these numbers under control today.
Recreation is important in the New Forest and with a large proportion of the forest being Crown land, access to the greater part is open and free to all. Local users and visitors from farther afield regularly enjoy participating in a wide range of recreation activities including horse-riding, dog walking and cycling.
Brockenhurst is a lovely New Forest village with a variety of shops and eating places as well as a main line railway station. You can hire bicycles in the village and cycle through the wonderful surrounding forest trails.