Mike and Pauline provide high quality accommodation, which sits at the end of a gravel road close to all the key shops, restaurants and pubs in Brockenhurst. Its an ideal location, far enough to be away from any noise from the main road but close enough to be able to take an easy stroll to most things.
After an orientation “tour” Pauline made us a cup of tea and provided us with some information about the area. The couple have lived close to here throughout their lives, so its like having a Tourist Information Office on-site. All the helpful recommendations and tips greatly enhanced our stay in the area.
We were staying in the Sycamore room, odd in that it is the only room that isn’t en-suite but exclusive use of a bathroom is just a few steps down the corridor. The room is cheaper than the others & dressing gowns are provided, so the lack of en-suite wasn’t an issue. The room has most of the creature comforts you would want and a comfortable bed with good quality linens. What we loved about this room most was the window and door have views over their lovely garden, which has a patio, table and chairs. So its a great place to have a relaxing cup of tea and feel you’re halfway into the forest already.
Access is thoughtfully provided to the utility room and summer house, which gives you all the plates, utensils etc. to enjoy a take away in these lovey surrounding, a privilege we took advantage of on two nights (the Thai and Indian were delicious). There is even a gas BBQ available on request if you feel the desire. It also gives you access to a fridge/freezer and fresh milk is thoughtfully provided.
Breakfast is perfect. A selection sheet is given the night before so that a breakfast fitting you needs is ready when you want it. Cereals, coffee and a full English set us up for the days activities.
Mike and Pauline are lovely hosts and provide a home away from home environment for guests to get the best from their stay in the area. We highly recommend staying here, in fact if all B&Bs were like this we’d never stay in a hotel again.