Local Activities in the New Forest

If you can tear yourself away from the log fires, and beautiful grounds from our estate, there is plenty to do. The New Forest National Park is on your doorstep, with some of England’s most beautiful and historic countryside easily accessible by foot or car. And we are also just 10 minutes from the coast where the beach goes for miles.

We have put together the map below to detail all our local favourite farm shops, butchers, restaurants, cafes, locations, and activities so you can see visually where everything is in relation to our estate. The list below the map has the website links so you can quickly click through to learn more about each place plus we have added a few more links that show even more things to do. Some are located in the New Forest in Hampshire and some are nearby in Dorset.


Ferndene Farm Shop - Bursting with vibrant fruits and vegetables, succulent meats that practically sing, crusty breads begging to be devoured, and ice cream so good it'll make you do a happy dance. Plus, their sausages are legendary!

Danesteam Farm Shop - A butcher's paradise with a chorus of praise for their fantastic cuts. They also offer a delightful symphony of cheeses, dairy products, fresh produce, and sweet treats. Christmas wouldn't be the same without their star turkey!

New Forest Fish & Shellfish - Dive into an ocean of freshness! This shop is a siren song for seafood lovers, offering the bounty of the sea in all its glistening glory.

Crow Farm Shop - A butcher's bounty with aisles overflowing with grocery goodies. But don't miss their star act: the pork pies, each a masterpiece of savory perfection.

Shappen Stores - A local food haven, brimming with treasures from the surrounding lands. Think of it as a symphony of flavors composed by passionate producers.

Burley Fudge Shop - A haven for sweet tooths, offering a fudge fantasia in every imaginable flavor. Prepare to be dazzled by their decadent selection.

Toot Sweets Ice Cream Parlour - Where ice cream dreams come true! Indulge in a kaleidoscope of flavors, with vegan options to tantalize your taste buds without compromise. Their vegan chocolate is a true star.

Roly's Fudge Pantry - One of 33 sweet outposts across the land, offering a fudge fiesta that will leave you wanting more. This is in Lymington.

The Solent Cellar - A treasure trove for wine connoisseurs, with a meticulously curated selection that will tantalize your palate.

Cat & Fiddle Farm Shop - A quaint shop nestled on a farm, where you can pick your own fruit and savor the taste of the land.

Stewart's Garden Centre - Not just for green thumbs! This family-run haven offers a bounty of local food and homewares alongside their garden delights.

Fine Dining

The Pig - An experience that will tantalize your taste buds and warm your soul. Imagine strolling through their walled garden, knowing many of the ingredients on your plate come straight from its embrace. Food and service that sing in perfect harmony.

Pig on the Beach - As the name suggests, this gem offers stunning seaside views alongside its culinary delights. Prepare to be swept away by both the food and the location.

The Dining Room - For a touch of formality without sacrificing quality, head to The Dining Room at Chewton Glen. Savor exquisite dishes while marveling at the ocean vista. Highcliffe beach awaits a post-dinner stroll.

The Noisy Lobster - Seafood takes center stage here, with the soundtrack of the waves providing the perfect accompaniment. Enjoy the bounty of the sea while gazing out at the endless blue.

The Jetty - Dive into a seafood extravaganza! This restaurant offers an extensive selection, each dish a testament to the ocean's bounty.

Hartnett Holder & Co - Quality reigns supreme at this small-but-mighty eatery. Expect a concise menu packed with flavor, all within the stylish Limewood Hotel.

The Elderflower Restaurant - An intimate culinary adventure awaits at this tasting-menu haven. Prepare to be surprised and delighted by the chef's artistic creations, all delivered with impeccable service.

The Indian Tree - Spice up your life with their incredible Indian cuisine, available for delivery to your doorstep on our estate. Let the aromas transport you to another world.

Lyndhurst Tea House - A quintessential English tea experience, complete with scrumptious scones that will melt in your mouth. Don't miss their gluten-free options, a delightful treat for everyone.

Relaxation & Rejuvenation

Limewood Hotel Spa - Pamper yourself with a Sarah Chapman facial, a luxurious treat that will leave you glowing.

Chewton Glen Hotel Spa - Immerse yourself in indoor and outdoor spa bliss at this haven of tranquility.


Waitrose Christchurch - Your one-stop shop for high-quality groceries and everyday essentials.

Sainsbury's Christchurch - A familiar name for all your grocery needs.

Marks & Spencer Simply Food Christchurch - Convenience meets quality at this Marks & Spencer outpost.

Beaches & Beyond

Avon Beach - Sun, sand, and seafood delights await at this lively beach. Grab takeaway from The Noisy Lobster or indulge in ice cream treats.

Boscombe Beach - Perfect for ice cream lovers and surfers alike.

Hengistbury Head - Escape the crowds and soak in the beauty of the heather-clad headland.

Bournemouth Beach - Step back in time at this traditional seaside haven. Feel the warm sand between your toes, build sandcastles that rival medieval fortresses, and lose yourself in the nostalgic charm of two old-fashioned arcades. Candy floss dreams and classic thrills await!

Southbourne Beach - Escape the hustle and bustle at this peaceful stretch of sand. Let the gentle waves lull you into relaxation, soak up the sunshine, and enjoy the serenity of a less crowded seaside experience.

Highcliffe Beach - Panoramic views steal the show at this dramatic beach. Gaze out at the endless turquoise horizon, feel the invigorating sea breeze whip through your hair, but be prepared for the beach to come alive with activity during peak season.

Studland Beach - National Trust magic awaits at this breathtaking beauty. Pristine sands, turquoise waters, and dramatic cliffs create a postcard-perfect scene. While you're there, don't miss the awe-inspiring rock formations of Old Harry Rocks, standing sentinel like ancient giants guarding the coast.

Animal spots

Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary - Peek into a hidden world teeming with enchanting creatures. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive deer, graceful and mysterious as they flit through the trees. Explore the winding trails and lose yourself in the tranquility of the ancient woodland.

Holmsley Woods - Take a walk on the wild side! Meet the resident herd of friendly ponies, always ready for a hello, and keep an eye out for the occasional mooing moo-crew of cows. This Forestry Commission haven is a nature lover's paradise, just a stone's throw from our doorstep.

Historical Places

Highcliffe Castle - History whispers from the walls of this majestic Grade I listed mansion. Perched proudly on the coast, it offers a glimpse into a bygone era with its opulent rooms and stunning gardens. Explore its rich tapestry of stories and imagine grand balls and lavish soirees held within its walls.

Beaulieu Palace House - Immerse yourself in centuries of heritage at this magnificent palace. Home to the Montagu family since 1538, it boasts grandeur and intrigue in equal measure. Wander through its stately rooms, marvel at the exquisite gardens, and discover the fascinating stories of its residents.

Kingston Lacy - Step into a world of grandeur at this sprawling estate. Once the family seat of the Bankes family, it's now a National Trust treasure trove. Explore the opulent mansion, marvel at the 8500-acre estate, and lose yourself in the rich history that permeates every corner.

New Forest Heritage Centre - Unearth the secrets of the New Forest at this captivating museum. Located in the heart of Lyndhurst, it delves into the rich history, diverse wildlife, and unique traditions of this ancient woodland. Interactive exhibits and knowledgeable staff bring the Forest to life, making it a perfect stop for curious minds.