A much-needed break after Christmas

Hosted Christmas? Wrapping, shopping, preparing, cleaning, cooking, tidying up, making beds, washing………………..house guests have finally gone and you’re left a shattered husk. Maybe you need a short break to find your mojo? Imagine waking up in a gorgeous cottage with ponies grazing outside your window with nothing to do but don a woolly scarf and […]

Spend Christmas in the New Forest

If you’re thinking of spending Christmas somewhere enchanted and magical, then come and stay with us in the New Forest. We’ve a busy diary of dates, events and festivities taking place all over the forest. Christmas fayres, festive farmer’s markets and encounters with reindeer to winter wonderlands, grottos filled with toys, pantomimes and shows all […]

Unique New Forest Pannage Pigs

The New Forest has a unique tradition in terms of scale, not seen anywhere else in the UK called ‘Pannage’. Pannage season sees hundreds of domestic pigs set free in to the forest to eat acorns, which are poisonous to the free roaming New Forest ponies and cattle. The season starts when the first acorns […]

New Forest this autumn – what’s on!

For many, autumn in the New Forest is their favourite time of year. The crowds have long gone, Nature’s pantry doors are open, mushrooms and fungi are prolific, trees and bushes are laden with fruits – such as blackberries, sloes, crab apples and rosehips. The sun still shines and there’s an autumnal smell of damp […]

Free Things To Do in the New Forest

Walk, cycle and run!There are over 143 miles of cycle tracks in the New Forest’s 193,000 acres and hundreds, if not thousands of unmarked trails. Grab a map and discover why the New Forest is such a special and beautiful place to explore. Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary Deer are timid animals, especially if you go looking […]

What’s on this summer

What’s on in the New Forest – summer 2016 There are so many summer Events, Shows and Festivals in the New Forest at this time of year, we could fill up a daily calendar! So we thought we’d make a list of our personal favourites. As the forest is quite small, you’re never more than […]