What a fantastic photo of how accessible the New Forest can be in the snow... then you are welcome to light the wood burner in Garden Bench and relax a little .... did you know we came out and cleared the snow on the driveways for all our guests!
i spotted this today - a light weight foldable electric wheelchair, what a great idea - I would love to know if anyone has tried this chair out.
Fantastic offer for families this year heading to the New Forest Show - this is a great event, lots of things to see and do, and electric buggys can be hired at the showground!
Great news - Highcliffe Castle reopens this Saturday, a lovely location on the cliff top and a great place to enjoy a coffee - we can recommend the walk from there through the nature reserve all the way to Christchurch Harbour - and the whole walk is accessible!
This Saturday we re-open the castle doors and we cannot wait to welcome you back, you will see some changes to the interior heritage interpretation and the main... one from the HLF works is the extension of the gift shop which has tripled in size!
The remaining HLF works will be continuing until Spring 2019 but we will be open 7 days a week with a packed events calendar and lots on offer, come and drop by for a visit with entry at £2.50 and guided tours priced at £5.95 Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. The Castle Kitchen is also open from 10am daily offering a delicious selection of delights!
Keep up to date with any changes on the castle website http://www.highcliffecastle.co.uk/
At Our Bench we have a range of specialist equipment that is available during your stay, which can be popped into the holiday cottage to save you bringing essential equipment from home.
To enquire or book a holiday visit - www.ourbench.co.uk
Ideal for guests - we love visiting St Barbe's - have you been during your stay with us?
Mother's Day Special Offer! Treat your Mum to a cultural delight - explore the museum and visit our popular Open Exhibition AND then enjoy a hot drink and a cak...e in The Old School Café for only £12 for 2 people (extra guests £6) No booking necessary. Offer from Sunday 11th - Saturday 17th March. #mothersday #specialoffer
inspirational... we would love to hear your stories about what you are determined to do, but have been told you can't.
Kids go free this Easter! If anyone is planning a viist to see Grannie and Grandpa on the Island I thought I would give you a heads up..
" The thaw is complete! "
Donkey, Pheasant, Tawny Owl and Buzzard
Who would have thought that 4C would feel warm? It did though after the freezing temperatures... of the past week, relief! To begin the day, there was still much snow and slush about, where it was compacted it was still slippy, so it was not worth me trying to get out with the camera for fear of losing traction somewhere and getting stranded. The main roads were clear, but the little lanes and side roads were only being used either by foot or 4x4's. By midday, it was thawed enough for roads to be used, shame really because it had been so quiet, no cars and communities were coming together to help each other, shame it takes a bit of snow to do this. Rain set in and the thaw became complete during the afternoon. I had so wanted to get some awesome images of wildlife in the snow, but only those with legs could do it, wheels and snow do not mix! Sigh.
So these images are from this time last year. What a difference. All taken along my favourite lanes in the Forest.Roll on Spring.
Enjoy your Sunday and hope that those with snow soon get their thaw also, 2 days was enough for me!
Sad to report Lymington Market has been cancelled tomorrow.
Due to the severe weather, treacherous travelling conditions and after discussions with the NFDC waste team, it has been decided to cancel the market tomorrow....
I trust that everyone can appreciate the rationale behind this action and look forward to seeing you all at the Market the following week. - C Godfrey Town Clerk
The current weather accross the UK is a great reminder of why you should take out holiday insurance and we recommend that all our guests do.