Boscobel Cottage is a lovely home-from-home built in the grounds of the owner's property. The property is on a private road, in a very quiet location just a five minute walk to Brockenhurst village. Although the property is in close proximity to the owners home, it has it's own private garden which is not overlooked so you can be sure of a peaceful stay. There is allocated guest parking at the property for up to two cars.
The property is a bungalow with two bedrooms, one double and one twin. There is a well equipped kitchen and a spacious lounge /diner, two toilets and a shower over the bath. There is a garden shed to store your bikes and plenty of space on the patio to put the BBQ.
Most visitors have been coming for many years and they love this holiday cottage almost as much as the owners do. The owners are certain that you will enjoy staying with them. You can read some of the testimonials on their website.
Brockenhurst is the largest village in the New Forest. It is easy to reach by car and is well connected by train to most major towns and cities. There is an excellent choice of shops, cafes and pubs. Many of these are independently owned, and this gives the village a welcoming and traditional atmosphere.
The New Forest National Park draws visitors to the beauty of its natural environment which features not only forest and woodland but fantastic beaches as well. There are a wealth of walking trails which lead from the village or pass nearby. If you prefer a faster pace, you can hire a bike from one of three bike shops, with Cyclexperience (based next to the train station) delivering a hire bike to your door if necessary. There are over 100 miles of cycle paths in the national park, or you could sit in a different type of saddle and explore on horseback with one of the nearby riding schools.
Lyndhurst is four miles north of Brockenhurst, and a ten-minute journey by car or train. It was once the home of Lewis Carroll, best known as the author of Alice in Wonderland, and you can see his grave at the church of St Michael and the All Angels. Those who walk to Lyndhurst from the cottage find the excellent tea rooms there a very welcome sight!
Lymington is around five miles south of Boscobel Cottage. It is best visited on a Saturday when its thriving farmers market is in full swing along the High Street, which itself is lined with more great shops. Lymington is well known for its beautiful Georgian buildings, and there are few nicer ways to spend a couple of hours than wandering along cobbled streets and enjoying a drink looking at the boats bobbing on the water. There is a regular ferry service that runs to the Isle of Wight which takes both cars and foot passengers if you want to make a day trip.
Other attractions to visit while you are in the New Forest include Beaulieu, with its magnificent house and gardens and famous motoring museum, Bolderwood Park and Deer Sanctuary, and Aquapark in Fordingbridge. If you're there at the end of July you can't miss the New Forest and Hampshire County Show, but with an exciting calendar of festivals and events, there is always something interesting going on.
Sonia Kelly joined Independent Cottages in May 2017
Boscobel Cottage is a modern bungalow in the grounds of the owner's property. Accommodation is all on one level, with ample space for up to four guests in two bedrooms. It is decorated in calming neutrals and soft pastels which gives it a relaxed, peaceful atmosphere.
Outside: A paved patio area with garden furniture leads onto a flat lawned area. There is off street parking for two cars out the front of the cottage.
Additional information: The property has gas central heating with radiators in every room. WiFi access is available. Sheets are provided, but guest need to bring their own towels or arrange to hire them before arrival. No pets. No smoking. No babies or children under 3 years old. Short breaks are available out of season depending on availability.
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