The New Forest is a rare piece of England and Furze Hill is a rare piece of the Forest.
On the unspoilt western side of the New Forest National Park Furze Hill Cottage sits on a small unmade lane surrounded by the open forest.
From your bedroom you will look directly over the forest and its wildlife.
This is a peaceful area, a small hamlet of seven well spaced houses.
The cottage sits in ¾ acre of garden. In the garden our chickens, ducks and cats wander. In the corner there is a beehive. If they are co-operating the chickens will provide you with eggs for breakfast.
In the spring and summer you are likely to see chicks and ducklings.
In the winter, when you come in from the cold there will be an open fire to warm and welcome you. This is a great place to enjoy the outdoors or just to take it easy and relax.
By the time you arrive at Furze Hill Cottage B&B you will already have absorbed some of the flavour of the New Forest - the ponies, the donkeys, the deer.
From the cottage you will see all of that and more. The gate at the end of garden leads straight on to the forest. Here it is heather, bracken, gorse and a hilly outlook allowing the wildlife to be easily seen.
For walkers and bird watchers this location is heaven.
We are on the west side of the National Park and you can hike unhindered for miles. The adventurous can walk to Brook or Bramshaw for lunch about 2 to 3 hours each way - or to the best pub in the forest at Fritham (less than two hours and very well worth it), we can give you directions.
This route offers a flavour of the wide variety within the local landscape travelling across open ground with marvellous views, past (or through) a forestry commission enclosure and then through ancient woodland.
Don't worry there are other choices within much closer walking distance but bring good boots or wellies!
Your hosts are Lindsay and Michael. Our bed and breakfast is designed with your comfort in mind.
This is a great place to relax and enjoy the fresh air and countryside.
We know the area well and can recommend any number of activities.
However, if you just want to take it easy then you are in the right place. Just say the word and we will ensure your privacy and, if you wish, bring you breakfast in your room.
Otherwise if you want to know about the area we can offer a few tips and recommendations, point you in the right direction for walks or the pub or introduce you to the live stock.
Direct forest access
National Trust area
The Balcony Room
A broody hen and duckling
The path to Fritham
Disabled Facilities: There are no disabled facilities.
Pet Facilities: Pets are allowed. By prior arrangement. Please enquire.
Special Diets Provision: Special diets are catered for. All diets catered for.
Smoking Facilities: Smoking is not allowed.
See our link above or contact details below.
We are up a no through road.
Most sat navs will take you to the bottom of our lane but we always send out directions to our guests.