Local Area Information

The New Forest

We’re in New Milton, a small town on edge of The New Forest National Park, just a couple of miles from open parkland where ponies, cows, donkeys, deer and pigs freely wander. Within the park are the picturesque and charming towns and villages of Lymington, Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst, Beaulieu and Burley providing shops, eateries and public houses.

The Beaches

The cottage is just over a mile from Barton on Sea clifftop and beach - gorgeous walks with magnificent views overlooking the Needles on the Isle of Wight - dogs allowed off lead all year

A few miles to the West - Avon Beach & Mudeford Quay - park up and walk the promenade from Steamer Point to Mudeford Quay - enjoy a coffee at one of the cafes - take the foot ferry to the Spit and wander among the famous beach huts

A few miles to the East - Milford on Sea beach - walk the shingle beach along the spit to the lighthouse and Hurst Castle


Having explored the forest and the beach, there’s always time to take in some local attractions:

Longdown Activity Farm

Beaulieu Motor Museum

Hurst Castle & Shingle Spit

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway 

Isle of Wight from Lymington to Yarmouth


For those with a sporting desire, how about some of these activities:

Horse Riding - Burley Villa 

Bicycle Hire - Sinclair Cycles in New Milton or Brockenhurst

Paddleboarding - New Forest Paddleboarding

Lymington Adventure Golf - New Forest themed crazy golf


For the thrill seekers and adventurers:

Moors Valley Country Park - Go Ape 

Paultons Theme Park

Bournemouth Pier Zip Wire

Ski-bobbing, Ringos, Skiing & Snowboarding at Snowtrax, Bournemouth

Places to Eat

Our café recommendations are:

Beachcomber Café - Barton on Sea Clifftop - Dog Friendly

Bake Café - Station Road, New Milton - Dog Friendly

Mabel's Café - Shallowmead Nurseries - edge of Lymington

For a special meal:

Pebble Beach - Fish restaurant - Barton on Sea Cliffftop

Cliff House Hotel - Barton on Sea Clifftop

La Perle - Milford on Sea

For Dog Friendly Pubs:

The Housemartin - Barton on Sea

The Plough - Tiptoe

The Rising Sun - Bashley

The Beach House - Milford on Sea