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Brockwell is a traditional red-brick cottage in the heart of the beautiful New Forest National Park. With space to sleep six people in three bedrooms, it is perfect for families and friends who want to enjoy everything for which this area is famous, from the free-roaming ponies to ancient woodlands, friendly villages and a slower pace of life that will ease the tension from your shoulders and give you the break you need. The cottage is on a peaceful lane in Brockenhurst, close to the train station and great places for a meal out like The Pig (just a 6 minute drive away) and the Foresters Arms.
Brockenhurst has a good variety of independent shops, pubs and other businesses. One of the lasting memories you will have of your holiday is likely to be of the ponies, donkeys and even cattle who wander freely around the village thanks to the New Forest’s ancient right to roam law. While deer are too timid to walk through the residential area, you may spot them in the surrounding forest, and you will undoubtedly see plenty of birds and other wildlife who have made this protected landscape their home.
Brockenhurst is a friendly village with a history dating back millennia, evidence of which you can see in the Bronze Age burial mounds. William II, nicknamed Rufus for his red hair, spent time in Brockenhurst, and he may have even seen the now thousand-year-old yew tree that stands outside St Nicholas’ Church when it was still a veritable sapling! The Rufus Stone marks the spot where he died from an arrow wound. Brockenhurst has a mainline train station that connects to London Waterloo in under two hours. Brockwell is within walking distance of the station, which also has a bike hire shop, so a car-free holiday is possible when you stay at the cottage.
The beauty of the New Forest will seduce even the most screen-addicted child, tempting them with woods for climbing, family-friendly cycling routes and activities such as the high rope adventure course at Go Ape. There are beautiful beaches and coastal walks, theme parks and acres of space where they can horse ride, cycle, build dens and play hide-and-seek. Adults will enjoy wandering through Lymington market on a Saturday and discovering the treasures at Beaulieu House and the motoring museum, and the joys of having nothing scheduled other than lunch at a relaxed country pub.
A self-catering holiday in the New Forest will give you time out of your hectic lives so that you can relax, reconnect and enjoy being together again.
New Forest Escapes joined Independent Cottages in July 2012
Brockwell is a semi-detached cottage with a traditional layout and accommodation over two levels. The house is decorated in soft, neutral shades with good quality furnishings to create a welcoming and comfortable environment.
Outside: There is a flat, fenced garden at the rear of the property with a cabana room, outdoor seating and a gas barbecue. It is designed to be used and enjoyed as much as possible and is a great place for relaxed meals alfresco. There is a gravelled area at the front of the cottage with off-street parking for two cars.
Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, linen and towels (not beach towels) are included. One small, well-behaved dog is welcome with prior agreement from the owner. Short breaks are possible out of season, depending on availability. Smoking is not permitted.
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Weekends are 60-70% of the full weeks price that is advertised. Most of our properties welcome dogs. We are a small team & all locals who know & love the area. We'd love to hear from you so please do get in touch.