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THE HIGHLIGHTS
Not your average B&B, this family-friendly option in the beautiful New Forest has gorgeous boutique interiors. locally sourced breakfasts catering for all tastes and obliging hosts.

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Alexandra Richards
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Alexandra Richards is a freelance travel writer and photographer based in Dorset. She is the author of numerous guidebooks, including Bradt’s Slow Travel Guide to Dorset and the Bradt guide to Mauritius. She has a particular interest in food, wildlife, outdoor activities, remote places, travelling with children and encouraging an outdoor childhood.

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THE LOCATION

In the heart of the New Forest you'll find Daisybank, set back from a busy road in a peaceful location. It's a great starting point for many woodland walks.

It's a 10-minute walk from Brockehurst which offers connecting trains to London in easy reach.

By car: 1 hour 45 minutes from Oxford, 2 hours from London and 3 hours from Birmingham. Free on-site parking available.

By train: London Waterloo to Brockenhurst takes 1 hour 30 minutes, after which, it's a 20-minute walk (or 4-minute taxi) to the hotel. Book trains to Brockenhurst.

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CHARACTER & STYLE

This Arts and Crafts-style cottage was built in the early 1900s and retains its high ceilings and large windows. It's been thoughtfully decorated with every piece of furniture and accessory carefully chosen, and has the feel of a boutique hotel.

THE FACILITIES

There aren't too many facilities but the attraction is the glorious location. Welcoming owners Cheryl and Ciaran have lived in the house for over 30 years and their local knowledge is invaluable. There are charging points for electric cars.

  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Board games
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Rooms

Main house rooms are traditional and characterful, while the suites in the garden are stylish and modern. In the summer you can even stay in a gorgeous shepherd's hut. Rooms have a boutique feel and feature local artworks on the walls.

Room types: Solent, Courtyard, Burdock, Marryat, Daisy, Brightiff, Dandelion Suites; Shepherd's Hut

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities, mini-fridge, TV, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

Exceptional breakfasts showcase local produce and are lovingly prepared. The menu caters to a variety of tastes, from traditional English or Irish breakfasts (and their vegan equivalents) to healthy options like homemade granola, kefir and kombucha. The gluten-free pancakes were delicious, as was the granola and locally made jams.

Breakfast: a feast of locally sourced produce, served daily between 8:30-9:30am in the breakfast room or in-room.

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