Tag Archives: New Forest

What to see in May in the New Forest National Park?

There are mainly 2 reasons to come to the New Forest in May: to see Foals and Flowers. Foals New Forest foals arrive through the second half of May, and it is exciting. First you see one newborn foal wobbling next to its mother. Then a second. Then a handful. Then a whole moor with gambling, sleeping and staggering foals. It is one of the miracles of the forest and a great reason to walk, cycle or drive through the 94,000 acres of wonderful New Forest. New foals are for watching, not for touching. And, they are fabulous to watch. Playing with their fellow foals, getting spooked by a butterfly, catching a breeze and just kicking up their heels, then dropping exhausted for a long carefree sleep watched over by their patient mums. Proud mums will often bring their new … Continue reading

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Valentines Day

Less than one week to go until the most romantic day of the year, good old Valentines Day. What have you got planned? Walking out in the forest on a frosty morning, wrapped up warm and walking side by side with the one you love… sounds nice doesn’t it! Valentines isn’t necessarily all about spending money, but instead sharing time with the one you truly love and adore most. Why not make the most of the New Forest and its surroundings by bringing your loved one to the area whether for the day or for a short romantic break – we have beautiful four poster bedrooms available at lovely prices, perfect for the occasion. We ave packages that can be tailored to you… did somebody say heart shaped rose petals on the bed? yes. How about champagne and a bouquet … Continue reading

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Decembers Secret

Did you know this December (with limited availability) we are offering rooms, not just any, but some of our lovely king sized and four poster guestrooms for as little as £65 per night, per couple… including Breakfast AND your reserved parking. Now, that is a good deal… what do you say? Why not give yourself and partner a Christmas present before Christmas… You can call us directly on 01590 622296. Feel free to have a look on our website click here. to see all of our lovely rooms. To see our availability click here.

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3 For 2 This Christmas

3 nights for the price for 2 from now up until 17th December 2016. How much better could Christmas shopping be? Well let us tell you how it can be your best year shopping…. You can stay with us at the Cottage Lodge hotel for 3 nights and only pay for two. Not only this, but you can also do all of your Christmas shopping in the fabulous Historic City of Winchester; walk through the gorgeous Christmas market and all of the independent huts full of perfect presents. As well as the larger than life, elegantly presented ice rink, right next to the outstanding sight of the Winchester Cathedral. Or travel 15 minutes by train to the City of Southampton, famous for its German market at Christmas time. The ideal place to shop till you drop whilst enjoying the German … Continue reading

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New Forest Food & Drink Festival

Write these dates in your diary! 31st October to 6th November 2016 –  Its The New Forest Food & Drink Festival! Come and stay in the New Forest this autumn. For one week only food is the topic in the area. From sizzling steaks to wine and cheeses, venison, homegrown vegetables, even new-gin and forest finds. Take a look at some of the food on offer, local produce and the people behind the scenes. Meet the local chefs who produce our wonderful food within the area, The Business owners who have established themselves as great eateries and also introduce yourself to the food from the forest. There are plenty of events to go to in the week; Markets and Chef demos on the 6th November (Brockenhurst college), The Mad Hatters afternoon tea party with Alice, at Beaulieu Hotel on Saturday … Continue reading

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Walking Festival in The Forest

Love walking? Love visiting The New Forest? Need a relaxing getaway? Its the time of year for the New Forest Walking Festival. Delve into the stunning scenic views of the forest and be led through areas of the New Forest that are almost like ‘behind the scenes’ of the National Park. All walks are expert-led by the New Forest National Park Authority. Walk the festival with family and friends, see the unseen in the historical hikes of the forest and experience the wildlife and more. Most of the walks are accessible by public transport, and many of the walks are free or discounted if you arrive by bus, train, bike or by foot. The walking festival runs from 15th to 30th October. To book your place Click here  Don’t forget that you will be needing somewhere to rest your head … Continue reading

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Planning Your Wedding?

Did you know that we can accommodate you and your wedding party in all 15 of our hotel rooms? Well if you didn’t, its time to start planning! Here in the New Forest on Sunday 13th November from 12noon to 5pm The Wedding Showcases will be held in just over 20 venues in the area. Planning couldn’t be easier, all the hotels will set up viewings of the initial wedding experience for you to view before your special day! There’s no need to book either, you can turn up and wonder round each venue to get a feel of the ambience and setting alike. All hotels that showcase the venues will go the extra mile to answer questions and help you envision what your special day will be like here in the New Forest. As for us at The Cottage … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Rio Olympics in the New Forest.

Why not join in the action and feel like an athlete; Cycle like Froome in the New Forest this summer or Sail like Ainsley in his home town of Lymington which is just 10 minutes away. Perhaps our weather isn’t quite like Rio De Janeiro but, there is no doubt, the views of the forest which are unique in their own way. The Cottage Lodge has flat screen TV’s in all of its rooms for you to relax and watch the games if the weather isn’t so ‘Brazil. Be an early bird and catch the gorgeous sunrise or venture out at peak time to see the stunning sunset in the Forest. Join us mid-week, its the prime time for relaxation and what better way to arrive at our hotel than to be welcomed by your own reserved car parking space, … Continue reading

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