We stayed at Forest Glen over a long weekend in May. We were a group of two families with two young children. Our reason for staying in the area was to visit Paulton's Park / Peppa Pig World, which is a 15 min drive away, so perfectly located. Beaulieu was only 5 miles away, but we ran out of time to visit.
Our first impressions of the house were wonderful, a large well-maintained cottage with gated driveway & cattle grid in a quiet road. A welcome hamper with two little soft toys had been left for us, which we thought was a very special touch.
The house felt very roomy so we could all spread out comfortably - downstairs there was a small lounge, TV/games room, large entrance hall/sitting room, utility room, and a very large kitchen/dining area leading to a spectacular conservatory where we spent most of our time enjoying views of the garden and horses in the field behind.
Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms, a master en-suite, one double, one twin and a single (with cot bed). All are tastefully decorated and bright, with good quality bedding and fluffy towels provided. Beautiful modern family bathroom and en-suite.
Our only minor criticism about the property was the small-ish lounge for the size of the house and not enough chairs for everybody at the same time, but everything else more than makes up for this. Overall, a real home-from-home and ideal for children. A travel cot and highchairs were provided. The kitchen was also better equipped than my home!
Brockenhurst village was a 15 minute walk away, the first half of which is along a busy road, although there is a pavement. The second half of the walk is quieter but no pavement. We didn't feel comfortable walking into town with the small children because of the roads.
During our stay, we also visited Moors Valley Country Park which I would recommend for families, lots to do, miniature railway, adventure playground, Go Ape and forest trails. That was about 20 miles away.
Claire Redway, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with throughout. All admin was clear and timely and we retrieved the keys with no issues. I highly recommend this property for a relaxing stay in the New Forest.
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