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This friendly boutique hotel is not only quirky, eco, cosy and comfortable, it's also situated in the heart of the New Forest, making it ideal for a family and dog-friendly break.

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Nestled in the heart of the New Forest, this hotel has the charming cafés and independent shops of Brockenhurst close by. Extensive walking and cycling paths are on your doorstep. Visit the picturesque Rhinefield Drive, the Beaulieu Motor Museum or Lymington with its yachts and cobblestone lanes.

The hotel sits back from a fairly busy main road close to Brockenhurst with its railway station offering direct trains to London Waterloo in one and a half hours.

By car: the hotel is 2 hours from London and Bristol. Free parking is available on-site.

By train: London Waterloo to Brockenhurst takes around 1 hour 40 mins. The hotel is 1o-minute walk from the station. Book trains to Brockenhurst.

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Exuding a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, this former forester's cottage, dating back to 1650, features low ceilings and reclaimed wooden beams but has seamlessly embraced modern trends with Farrow & Ball wallpaper and contemporary styling. Exquisite handmade furniture crafted from local wood ensures a connection to the surrounding forest.

Service & Facilities

Upon arrival, a warm welcome awaits with tea and cake. Friendly staff are more than willing to offer recommendations. The only amenity available is a cosy snug, featuring an honesty bar stocked with local Pig beer, wines and snacks. Providing an extra breakfast sausage for your dog is just one example of the exceptional service offered here.

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


The 16 individually styled rooms are contemporary and rustic, with velvet chairs, stylish LED bedside lights and 40-inch Smart TVs sitting alongside rustic king-sized beds handcrafted from forest trees. Modern tiled bathrooms have walk-in showers and offer lush locally produced fragrant toiletries.

Room types: Small, Classic, Double with Balcony/Terrace, Superior, Junior Suite

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with New Forest Aromatics toiletries, tea and coffee facilities, TV, free Wi-Fi

Restaurants & Bars

In White Tails restaurant, skillfully prepared seasonal dishes are created with local produce and presented with artistic flair. A particular favourite was the homemade dark chocolate fudge brownie with luscious chocolate sauce, delivering a rich and indulgent treat. For breakfast, enjoy high-quality bacon and sausage complemented by delightful local jams, pastries and fresh fruit.

White Tails: seasonal menus, local produce, modern British dishes. Open Tuesday to Saturday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mains from £15.

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