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I would have to forgive you if you missed seeing the fabulous small lake hidden behind the trees when entering our small town of New Milton. If you've taken the A35 across the forest from Lyndhurst and come in through Bashley, then there is little doubt that you will pass Ballard Lake.  In this enclosed but charming location, a wander around the lake, away from what would be the hustle and bustle ...

In these uncertain and indeed stressful times, take a walk with me through the avenues of New Milton down to the clifftop and back through the maze of roads in Barton on Sea. Along the way the route offers tree-lined avenues, traditional seaside bungalows, houses from the 1930s and earlier, and new builds scattered unobtrusively amongst all the history. I begin from outside the cottage on Inglewoo...

So what makes for a great holiday? Everyone’s got differing criteria but I’ve had a big think about what we offer at Inglewood Cottage and why we believe people return year after year. Here we go – Some of Our Fabulous Reasons to Book our Cottage: 1. Just make yourself at home – sink down into the comfy sofas & relax. Soft carpeting with underfloor heating – no slippers required! 2. Family tim...

Being a coastal town and seaside clifftop location, New Milton and Barton on Sea do sometimes get fairly windy.  Don't let that put you off coming though - a good breeze to blow the cobwebs away is nothing bad. Last week, we parked at Barton Common - there is a small free car park off Barton Common Road and set off on a walk across the golf course and out on to the clifftop. Often there are one or...

What better than a murky & misty bracing New Years Walk along the sea wall at Keyhaven! Where's that then? Take the road towards Lymington and hook a right turn at Everton towards Milford on Sea. Immediately go left down Lyemore Lane and wind your way as far as you can go past the cottages and open farmland and Keyhaven will welcome you. We took the path down to the sea wall, past the yacht ya...