New Forest bedroom, Rhinefield

Relax in the Rhinefield Bedroom in the heart of the New Forest. This first floor bedroom at Cottage Lodge is full of character with lovely, locally-sourced wood surfaces, a tactile and romantic room. Luxuriate in the four-poster bed, which was specially made from a single Ash tree by New Forest designer and artisan Rob Dyer. It looks beautiful and smells amazing, much like the place it is named after, Rhinefield.

Where is Rhinefield?

Rhinefield is an area of the New Forest near to Brockenhurst. It is famed for it’s beauty and here you’ll find an ornamental drive that was planted in 1859 by John E Nelson, head nurseryman of the New Forest. He was also responsible for planting the gardens of Rhinefield house which are set in an arboretum.

From your bedroom get inspired to go off exploring around Rhinefield, an area of beautiful New Forest walks, where you can escape the everyday and wander amongst the tallest trees.

The New Forest is well known for its ancient oak, ash and beech woodlands, but in the mid-1800s John E Nelson planted an arboretum featuring a collection of North American conifers, sequoia redwoods, azaleas & rhododendrons in the grounds of Rhinefield House to create the famous Ornamental Drive that’s still visible today in abundance.

Rhinefield New Forest

What is an arboretum?

An arboretum is a specialized botanical garden that features trees and other woody plants but may also include other kinds of plants. Modern botanical gardens are usually park-based and open to the public. They are focused on beauty, education, research and the opportunity to observe and admire nature.

The word arboretum comes from the Latin arbor, “tree,” and the suffix -ētum, “place,” making the meaning “a place of trees.”

The concept of the arboretum goes back even further than the word itself, all the way to the ancient pharaohs of Egypt, who raised and studied trees from other lands.

Where can you walk, run, cycle & practise midfulness?

A walk around Rhinefield is peaceful and relaxing, a large route to follow here on gravel paths. You’ll also find a circular woodland walk which explores the exotic giant redwood trees. This can be found at Blackwater carpark off Rhinefield Ornamental Drive in the New Forest National Park. This one takes about 1 1/2 hours and is perfect for mixed ages.

There’s a lovely selection of longer routes you can take too, if feeling more adventurous. Plus plenty of cycle routes that crisscross the more than 100 miles of New Forest tracks.

There are beautiful places to enjoy a picnic and enjoy some mindfulness. Check out the bivouac’s put together by adventurous visitors and you’ll find there’s certainly some fantastic trees to hug too!

There’s something for everyone to enjoy but above all please remember to be New Forest friendly when out and about. Get informed ahead of your stay and visit The New Forest safely

Rhinefield New Forest

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Relax in the Rhinefield bedroom at Cottage Lodge. Luxuriate in the four-poster bed, made from a single Ash tree from the New Forest. Enjoy a uniquely “foresty” experience and envelop your senses amongst the New Forest trees.

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