A super stylish cottage in the heart of Lymington


Brackens Cottage, Sleeps 4, Lymington The owners of Brackens Cottage really deserve a round of applause for the quality and thoughtful refurbishment of this absolutely gorgeous holiday home from home – right in the heart of the trendy maritime town of Lymington. You’re literally a toddle away from some of the New Forest’s best restaurants, […]

The New Forest Show: 25th – 27th July 2017

The New Forest Show: 25th-27th July – in the Top Ten Best Agricultural Shows in the UK It’s one of the best for good reason! There are 4 showrings for a start, each with a full timetable of displays, competitions, demonstrations, parades and music. Huge tents are home to plants in peak condition, rare horticultural […]

Property of the Month: Glen Cottage


Glen Cottage, sleeps 4, is a lovely little cottage, only a mile from the thriving, pretty market town of Ringwood in the north of the forest. It’s tucked away on a private lane, surrounded by countryside and a sprinkling of other homes.  It’s a quick 5-minute scamper to the nearest shop and friendly, local, riverside […]

A brief history of Country Shows, and the New Forest and Hampshire county show

A Brief History of Country Shows The first ever country show was said to have taken place in 1763 in Wolsingham, County Durham. Originally, the shows were informal gatherings for rural folk to get together and learn new hobbies, interests and skills, such as tending livestock, cooking and crafts. For hundreds of years, these gatherings […]

Planning Holidays with Dogs

In the not too distant past, holidays used to be a tricky time for many dog owners. According to a recent survey, 36% of us spent our holiday fretting about our pooches not being with us. Were they OK? Did they like boarding? Is my friend looking after them properly? We missed them and what’s […]