The New Forest National Park
The Glorious New Forest
A vast ancient landscape of forests and rolling open plains with wild ponies and cattle. Each season brings something different.
A Wealth of Activities
Enjoy cycling, horse-riding, walking, spotting wildlife including the much loved ponies; fishing, and bird watching. So many leisure activities for all.
Character old pubs
The New Forest is famed for its old pubs, many dating back over 250 years. They offer great local food and ales with ponies and donkeys outside!
Explore The New Forest
Both cottages are less than 5 minutes' drive from the New Forest National Park. Each season brings something different to admire from the purple heather of August, to the glorious browns and golds of autumn, the sparkling frosts of winter and lush greens of spring. Scattered amongst this wilderness are a number of pretty villages with local pubs serving fine food.
What makes the New Forest so unique?
Created by William the Conqueror in 1079, as the King's hunting ground to hunt Red, Rose and Fallow Deer, this sanctuary was protected during the Agricultural Revolution. An area of outstanding natural beauty, the New Forest National Park covers 40 miles (15,000 acres!) of open forest, ancient woodlands and unspoilt landscape, where you will be amongst the myriad of ponies, cows, deer and other wild animals roaming free. In autumn you will even see pigs.
The animals are owned by people who live within the New Forest, still today known as 'commoners', who preserve the ancient rite of 'commoning'.