The New Forest is a rare piece of England and Furze Hill is a rare piece of the Forest.
On the west side of the New Forest National Park Furze Hill Cottage sits on a small unmade lane leading nowhere except 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 7 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. 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.