The SpaceMinimum stay TWO nights unless by special arrangement.
We have a two-room, private guest suite, ideal for a couple, within our home in one of Britain's most beautiful national parks.
In the UK we call this a 'granny annex'; a suite of rooms attached to the family home but with complete independence.
THE BEDROOM has an antique Victorian iron-framed double bed which is extremely comfortable. Hanging space is limited to a hat stand.
A LIVING ROOM is adjacent to the bedroom with a sofa which converts into a double bed for two further guests. When extended, this restricts the lounge space (see photos) but is easy to fold away. A flat screen TV is on the wall for programmes, CDs/DVDs or gaming; and there is a wood burning stove for those wet, cooler, wintery evenings when you need some coziness. Furnishing is completed with an oval table with tea and coffee making facilities. Free wi-fi throughout.
The EN SUITE bathroom off the bedroom is fitted with basin, toilet, shower and heated towel rack. Some toiletries are available if you forget your own. Towels are supplied.
CHILDREN: Well behaved children are welcome but please be advised that we do not have a cot or the facilities to cater for the very young.
Parents are warned there is an unfenced pond in the garden so young children will need to be supervised.
FOOD: There are NO COOKING FACILITIES in the rooms but we include breakfast in the price (with eggs laid daily by our own hens). The Aga cooked breakfast is served at your convenience in a dining room off the family kitchen. We accommodate vegetarians, vegans and those with specific dietary requirements whenever possible.
There are three inns (pubs) in the village within easy walking distance - all of which serve food. Or you could cook up something on a portable barbecue (provided) on the patio. We are happy to heat up food in the Aga or microwave by arrangement.
The village has a few shops including a small supermarket, newsagents, hairdressers and a chemist. In addition, there are two medical centres and two veterinarian centres.
GARDEN ROOM: We have a Scandinavian reindeer lodge in the garden which guests are welcome to use. Guest AccessThe annex has its own private access so you can come and go as you please. You are welcome to use the garden, relax in the reindeer lodge, or visit the chickens in our small wood at the bottom of the garden. Interaction with GuestsWe look forward to meeting new guests and helping them get the best from the area. We are here to help, offer recommendations and share our lifetimes knowledge of the area and its activities. However, we also understand that some people value their privacy and prefer their own company. The NeighborhoodThe New Forest is, in fact, a very old medieval woodland once the favoured hunting ground of England's royalty. Today it is a tourist destination for off-road cyclists, walkers, sailors, historians, naturalists and bird watchers. Ponies, cattle, donkeys and pigs (in season) roam freely. Deer are frequently seen. Nearby Bournemouth provides the sandy beaches, bright lights and night life.
The village is a good base for visiting historic southern Britain - Stonehenge, Winchester (once the royal capital of England), Portsmouth, Corfe Castle and the Jurassic Coast, the Solent and the Isle of Wight. Both Amanda and Terry are knowledgeable locals who have known the area since childhood. It would be our pleasure to help you have an interesting and enjoyable stay. Getting AroundLOCATION: Our property is 10 mins by car from the sea and close to the large towns of Bournemouth (20 mins), Poole (40 Mins), Southampton (40 mins) and Salisbury (50 mins). It is a very beautiful part of southern England with easy transport links to London (approx 2 hours) by motorway, or by train or coach.
Guests arriving by public transport can be collected from local coach and train stations if required.
Sadly, the village is ill served by public transport other than taxis.
In the summer months, a New Forest bus service tours the area. It permits passengers to get on and off on demand and also carry their bicycles. Other Things to NotePlenty of space for off road parking in the drive.
SOME UPCOMING LOCAL EVENTS 2016:
Arts by the Sea Festival: 8 - 15 October: Digital fireworks, eco-graffiti, theatre & dance performances along Bournemouth seafront. (URL HIDDEN)
Apple Pressing Weekend: Burley 15 - 16 October. Demonstration of traditional cider making and other country crafts.
New Forest Walking Festival: 15 - 30 October. Two week festival of history hikes, wildlife walks, and exploratory landscape strolls.
Fireworks Spectacular at Beaulieu: 29 October. One of the largest firework displays in the South, choreographed to music, with a movie theme. Visitors are encouraged to come in fancy dress. Family entertainment. (URL HIDDEN)
New Forest Food & Drink Festival: 31 Oct - 6 November. Celebration of local foods and drinks across the Forest featuring themed tastings, dishes and demonstrations. (URL HIDDEN)
Bransgore Village Fireworks: 4 November. A major fund-raiser for the village school.
Christmas Market, Winchester 18 Nov - 20 Dec. Nestling within the cathedral cloisters, this market is considered one of Europe's best. Includes an open-air ice rink, quality goods, and festive foods.