Choosing cottages with hot tubs in Brockenhurst will bring you to the heart of the New Forest National Park in Hampshire. This is a vibrant and busy village with lots of shops plus welcoming cafes and pubs to enjoy the local food and drink and claimed to be one of Britain’s most beautiful places to live.
You couldn’t find a better place for a self-catering holiday, perfect to explore the forest and surrounding area including the south coast, with the port town of Lymington only 5 miles away and Southampton, on the Beaulieu River, just 13 miles.
The area is home to ponies, deer, donkeys and cows which are often seen wandering on the high street. The surrounding countryside and Rhinefield Road are so attractive and where you can find the beauty spot Whitefield Moor, villagers try to keep quiet other hidden gems such as Watersplash Ford and Brockenhurst Beach.
The Domesday Book has records of four Saxon manors in the immediate area and the railway, which arrived in the 19th century, has made this a popular place for tourists. The village also has strong military connections, the location of hospitals in WWI and Generals Montgomery and Eisenhower planned the WWII D-day landings at the now Balmer Lawn Hotel.
From the village is a lovely 8 mile ride to Rhinefiled and you can easily hire bikes. Walkers can set off on the South Taste Trails which takes in pubs and cafes plus the New Forest Cider shop. Not far away in Beualieu there are walking tours, boating, archery and even a mini bus tour taking you to the best places in the area.
The New Forest is a haven for wildlife and the largest untouched ancient woodland in Europe, hot tub breaks go very quickly in Brockenhurst, make sure you book yours today.
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