Brockenhurst is the largest village in the New Forest; a busy, traditional village with plenty of shops, pubs and cafes and the perfect location for exploring the forest and surrounding area.
Just 13 miles from Southampton yet in the heart of the forest, the village has easy access to the tranquil Hampshire countryside. The New Forest is the largest area of untouched ancient woodland in Europe and is a haven for wildlife watching and enjoying the natural countryside as it once was. You will find deer and wild ponies roaming free, grazing and wandering where they please amongst miles of meadows, woodlands and heathland; it's also perfect for walkers and cyclists, photographers and bird watchers, or as a beautiful and secluded area for a romantic picnic for two!
If you prefer a little more structure, there are walking tours available and mini bus tours that take you to the most impressive spots. There are also boating, archery and other outdoor options in the nearby village of Beaulieu.
Take your time and explore in peace, you won't find anywhere better place to base yourself than Brockenhurst to discover the New Forest; see our cottages in Brockenhurst for a relaxing break in beautiful Hampshire and explore the New Forest for yourself.