Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re like any of us, we haven’t quite thought about booking anything yet! If you are considering whisking your loved one away for a romantic break the New Forest has plenty on offer for a fun packed, relaxing weekend. Here are a few of our favourite romantic suggestions.
The New Forest is home to some fantastic award winning restaurants.
Looking for fantastic fish, visit Verveine Fishmarket Restaurant in Milford on Sea. If you are looking for something slightly more rustic then check out The Pig just outside Brockenhurst with a fantastic 25 mile menu. Alongside these greats, there are plenty of restaurants across the New Forest currently offering great set menus for the Valentines weekend.
The New Forest is a great place to explore on foot. If you are keen walkers and prefer 5 miles or more I would highly recommend one of the walking books you can buy on thenewforest.co.uk/shop. If you are more the ambling type there are a few select way-marked walks scattered across the forest, allowing you to wander through some of the most talked about locations. These walks can be found at the following car parks, Blackwater, Whitefield Moor, Bolderwood and Wilverley Inclosure.
If adventure is what you’re looking for why not enjoy a Valentines Paddle with New Forest Activities. Based on the Beaulieu River, instructors will guide you in and around the boats, letting you view the forest from a different perspective.
The New Forest is home to many great pubs, most serving local produce with the New Forest Marque. With many pubs dotted around the area, most with a lovely open fire, you are sure to find the perfect pit stop on your romantic day out.
Like the sound of what the New Forest can offer you, we have put together a couple of properties currently offering short breaks ideal for the Valentines weekend, and although Valentines gives us an excuse to getaway these properties are also available across the year!
Megs, East Boldre
A charming one-bedroom cottage, originally built in 1909 as a stable, has been tastefully converted to provide a comfortable, relaxing place to unwind. With direct forest access, the cottage is perfect for walkers and cyclists who can enjoy the two local pubs after a day spent exploring the New Forest.
Built 200 years ago, this beautiful thatched and partly cob cottage has one bedroom and is situated on a private forest track just on the edge of the New Forest National Park. Renovated and furnished to a high standard the cottage is ideal for exploring the surrounding forest and coastline and has a lovely gas log-effect fire offering a wonderful and hassle free space to relax after a day spent out enjoying the New Forest.
Originally part of Exbury’s village forge the Old Barn has been beautifully renovated to provide a stunning and spacious space to unwind in front of a cosy real log-burner. Exbury is a small and charming village close to the Beaulieu River, surrounded by countryside and home to Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway.
A three-night break until the end of March is only £242 for two people!
For more properties available for short breaks throughout low and mid-season please visit our website.