Local Area

The Thatched Cottage Hotel is located in Brockenhurst, a village right in the centre of the New Forest National Park, from where you can explore in every direction, including miles of walking and cycle routes as well as the coastline to enjoy.

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Things to do in
the local area

Major attractions include Beaulieu, with the National Motor Museum and a whole lot more to explore as well as Peppa Pig World at Paulton’s Park. While the New Forest and our many local activities can provide hours and days of enjoyment, the rail station only 3 minutes from the hotel provides easy access to Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth and beyond. The ferry from Lymington connects you with the Isle of Wight.

For more information, visit the New Forest’s website

Photo of the tall trees in the New Forest.
Photo of deer in the New Forest.

Cycle Hire

We’re just around the corner from Cyclexperience Bike Hire, so you can explore the tranquility and stunning wildlife of the New Forest National Park on a bike!

You will fall in love with the forest’s idyllic glades, ancient woodland, open moors, heathland and sea wall cycles! Escape everyday life and come to a world where wild ponies, donkeys, highland cattle and deer roam free.