Ideal for family or friends holidaying together - Feel close to nature and away from it all yet only a few minutes walk to the village shop & 3 pubs
About Donna Neseyif
We love our holidays as this is when we manage to spend quality time together, having fun and building happy memories. It therefore seemed sensible for us to buy a holiday home as over the years we believe we have learnt what is needed for a great holiday. We have travelled the world, but love returning to the beautiful New Forest. We moved to Ashurst in 2000 and have enjoyed exploring the ancient woodlands, local villages and attractions with our 3 boys. We work in the New Forest and enjoy regularly walking and cycling around the Forest enclosures. Our sons have been brought up close to nature learning about the seasons while hiking through the Forest looking for fungi, climbing trees with friends, building dens and starting their own adventure with the great outdoors.
Donna Neseyif purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Donna Neseyif chose Bramshaw
We bought The Foresters Lodge in 2011 after the whole family fell in love with the idyllic location and character cottage. Our intention is to use it as a holiday home and eventually to retire to this serene place that is so close to nature. The attraction to our boys aged 12, 10 and 8 at the time, was the adventure of the Forest, rope swings, streams and building dens! To Ramsey and Donna being at The Foresters Lodge really feels like you are away from it all, yet you are only a few minutes’ walk from the village shop. We didn’t think such a property existed in the busy South of England. We set about fully renovating and extending the property. Today the many character features have been retained yet the property is light and airy with luxury fittings and comforts throughout.
What makes this Cottage unique
We continue to enjoy weekends at The Foresters Lodge with family and friends. The games room is still the big attraction, especially to teenage friends and this summer saw us enjoying BBQs, with the boys and their friends staying up late into the night stargazing and listening to the sounds of the Forest night whilst toasting marshmallows. We find The Foresters Lodge simply a great place to unwind and spend quality time together. If you want the hubbub of the beaches and villages of the New Forest then they are on your doorstep, if not you have all you need for a great week away spending time together and getting close to nature at The Foresters Lodge. We hope you enjoy your time here as much as we do.
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Perfect property for the whole family
Bramshaw had everything we needed for a weeks stay for our group 6 adults 2 children . The cottage , garden and games room had everything we needed in fact we didn’t eat out as the kitchen was fully equipped to a high standard and a bbq in the garden. We were able to walk from the cottage to 2 pubs which took around 20 mins the green green dragon and the bell we would recommend both.
The cake left for us by Donna was a lovely touch .Would highly recommend this property .
Great location right in the forest. Accommodation was comfortable for our week away. Games room perfect for children. Lovely walks in the forest, pub lunches and nearby beaches.
Comfortable, spacious, clean and well equipped, this cottage is even better than the pictures suggest. The games room is great for tweens/teens but there are also plenty of games/toys for younger children. Although you feel like you’re in the depths of the forest, it’s easy to reach all of the New Forest’s attractions and the coast. Good pubs nearby and lovely walks in the forest. Amazing to see a herd of deer passing the cottage as well as plenty of ponies, cows and donkeys. Lovely to have the wood burner on the colder evenings and the cake on arrival was much appreciated. A great way of reminding your kids how much fun they can have without electronic devices, we wish we’d booked for longer.
Great house with a really helpful owner!
House is fantastic in a great location, the games room was perfect for our group. Donna was extremely helpful.
Excellent choice of venue for this family gathering. Home from home with everything you would need available to use. Fun for all the family and somewhere we would definitely return.
We had a lovely, relaxing few days at the Foresters Lodge. Donna was there to welcome us after a long journey and showed us round and even left us the most delicious cake. We had wonderful weather and went out on lots of walks and hired bikes at Burley which was a great day out. The house is perfect for a large family with lots of space for everyone. The kitchen is really well equipped and the bedrooms are all very comfortable. We had the log burner on most nights which made everything very cosy. The conservatory is great for having a cup of tea and watching the animals and taking in the beautiful forest surroundings. What really sets this house apart is the fantastic games room which provided hours of fun for all of us. It was lovely being surrounded by the forest with nature all around you, the stars at night are amazing! I would not hesitate to recommend this place, and we would love to return one day.
Highcliffe sandy and shingle beach- 30 mins
Mudeford and Avon sandy beach- 35 mins
Boscombe sandy beach with pier and promenade - 35 mins
Bournemouth sandy beach with busy front - 30 mins
Lepe shingle beach café, nature walk and adventure play ground - 30 mins
Calshot shingle beach, Calshot castle, Calshot activity centre with climbing wall, indoor ski slope and velodrome - 30 mins
Hurst Castle, Milford on Sea - 40 mins
Southampton airport 20 minutes
Bournemouth airport 25 minutes
Heathrow airport 1hr 10minutes
Nearest railway stations Ashurst New Forest, Southampton Central
New Forest Tour bus stops outside the Green Dragon (20min walk) and runs from June - September. Jump on jump off the buses that travel around the whole of the New Forest with fascinating running commentary about the Fauna, Flora and History of the Forest.
Lyndhurst - 5 minute drive. New Forest Visitor Centre and museum. Independent shops, cafes, restaurants, old fashioned sweet shop and Ferrari showroom.
Romsey - 15 minutes. Market town with Abbey and independent shops. Waitrose, Aldi.
Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World, Ower - 10 minutes
Furzey Gardens, Minstead - 10 minutes. Garens, with fairy trail, tearooms and artists studios.
Longdown activity farm, Ashurst - Feed the animals, trampolines, ball pits, tractor rides. All weather.
Forest pubs nearby:
The Green Dragon at Brook, 20 minute walk, 5 minute drive
The Lamb at Nomansland, 20 minute walk, 5 minute drive
The Bell Inn at Brook, a la Carte menu, 20 minute walk, 5 minute drive
The Oak at Fritham (lunch only), 30 minute walk, 10 minutes drive
The Sir Walter Tyrell (outdoor play area), 35 minute walk, 10 minute drive
Bramshaw village store - 10 minute walk. Stocks most basic items.
Nisa store West Wellow - 10 minute drive, wine, organic meat.
Morrisons just off Jct2 M27, 1st round about south on A326 - signposted left to superstore - 15 minutes.
National Motor Museum, Beaulieu - 25 minutes
New Forest Tour Bus. Pick up at the Green Dragon 5 minutes (June-Sep)
Cycle Hire: Cycle Ex at Brockenhurst - 20 minutes
Horse Riding Ford Farm: at Brockenhurst - 20 minutes
For further information see the New Forest website