There’s a calm vibe here with three floors of pure white walls, beautiful windows through which light gushes in, sweet attic beds for children and bathrooms galore. There are also plenty of safe harbours for the less than sociable to hide with a book, both inside and out.
Underfloor heating, proper working shutters and a big fireplace in the sitting room keep things extremely cosy when it’s chilly, and there’s a wood-burner in the TV room as well as books and games for rainy days. When the sun shines you can open French doors here or big bi-fold windows from the cook’s kitchen – complete with larder and all the basics for cooking. A welcome hamper of New Forest stuff from the village is waiting too.
The garden is just under half an acre and there’s a smooth lawn for games and charging about, all surrounded by mature trees. A good pub is just 200 yards down the road and Brockenhurst village is a five-minute stroll.