With the verdant expanses of the New Forest National Park only a short stroll away, the five-star Cottage Lodge awaits guests in the quaint village of Brockenhurst. This former 17th-century residence is surrounded by many outdoor pursuits, with bike hire, cosy pubs, and numerous restaurants within an easy reach.
When not out and about, visitors can relax in the airy bright rooms, enjoying a setting which mixes authentic period features with modern comforts. Individually decorated, the rooms boast en suite bathrooms, TVs, safes, hospitality trays, and hairdryers.
Guests can start each day with a hearty breakfast crafted with local fare, while the on-site White Tails New Forest Restaurant tempts the appetites with classic British dishes and desserts.
Decorated with a low-beamed ceiling is made from 17th-century ships’ timber and a cosy fireplace, the bar serves up local ales, wines, and soft drinks.
Groupon’s Guide To New Forest National Park
Established in 2005, New Forest National Park covers over 500 square kilometres of scenic landscapes and woodland. Serving initially as a royal forest for William I around 1079, the park also offers archaeological monuments dating back to the Prehistoric times.
Plenty of land and water activities are available in the park, from guided walks, archery, cycling and treasure traits, to canoeing and raft building. For gaming enthusiasts, the park authority provides activities such as ‘Live Action Video Gaming’, where visitors will have a chance to experience a wide variety of military scenarios, while shopping lovers will find souvenirs and local products in traditional markets. The ecological value of the New Forest is enhanced by areas of lowland habitats, such as valley bogs, alder carr, wet heaths, dry heaths and deciduous woodland.