House in the Forest

Location

Heathfield Estate is set within the New Forest National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. With its country pubs, horse-riding, bike-riding and walking trails, its natural beauty and wildlife never fails to impress. Set within 15 acres, Heathfield House in the forest in Bransgore has a distinctly rural setting yet is within easy reach of both city and coast.

Where to find us

Our exclusive hire country house is located in the New Forest National Park, in fifteen acres of its own land. It is quietly situated in Bransgore, a house in the forest and is a few miles from Burley, Christchurch, Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Leamington. Once you have found Heathfield, it is easy to forget that you are just two hours from London by car. It is an ideal location for a family, group holidays and corporate retreat in the South of England, with Bournemouth and Southampton an easy drive away.

The New Forest

The house in the New Forest National Park is one of the largest remaining forests in England. The forest was created by William I in about 1079 for the royal hunt. At that time they hunted the deer that still live in the forest. They are shy creatures but you might be lucky enough to spot one around Heathfield • Wild ponies and donkeys roam the open heath in the New Forest area. The ponies are one of our best-loved native breeds,  it is their grazing that maintains the open character of the forest • The New Forest is famous for its ancient trees. You can see beech trees that are 400 years old, oaks that are 800 years old, and even some yew trees that are said to be 1000 years old, that were here when William I and his descendants used the forest for hunting • And here in a quiet clearing, is Heathfield. Available for exclusive use holiday rentals, corporate retreats and group celebrations.

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Sea and Beaches

If you are looking for a family holiday or group celebration venue that combines the best of both rural retreats and UK beaches, then Heathfield is for you • The Dorset coast is sprinkled with delightful unspoilt beaches and traditional seaside destinations such as Christchurch, Mudeford,  Poole and Bournemouth. • Further afield the incredible Jurassic Coast holds endless fascination for fans of fossils, geologists and dinosaur devotees • Our Estate Manager can advise you on the best beaches and hidden gems along the coast, as well as booking activities such as wind-surfing, sailing and jet skis.

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Things to do

Hiring a country house holiday home like Heathfield for your family vacation or group celebration means that there are always plenty of things to do right on your doorstep • Explore the beautiful New Forest on foot or by bicycle • Enjoy the grounds with all of your family, den-building, birdwatching, or just playing hide and seek • If it is a rainy day, watch a movie in our cinema room, or pop your wellies on and head out to the local pub for a delicious lunch while you dry off in front of the log fire • Alternatively, if you are in need of some pampering, we can organize beauty therapists and salon treatments at Heathfield • Use our Estate Manager to advise on more activities like horse-riding, sailing and day trips. 

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Towns and Villages Near Heathfield

Heathfield House is a few miles from Burley, Christchurch, Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Lymington, with Bournemouth and Southampton an easy drive away • Lymington, is a charming Georgian market town famous as a sailing resort. Hosting a traditional Saturday market, and a selection of quirky independent shops • Lyndhurst is another little town nearby where you can find the New Forest Visitor Centre, and a selection of independent shops and cafes • Bransgore is the nearest village to Heathfield, and one of the excellent traditional village pubs in Bransgore from the house is a short distance away.