The Brick House & Annexe holds a fabulous location nestled within the New Forest National Park in a privileged position on the very edge of the privately owned Beaulieu River. The home makes a wonderful option for those searching for a truly relaxing escape, being ideally based for those wanting to enjoy the great outdoors, whether that be on foot, by bike or even by indulging in some water based activities.
The former brickworks possess endless charm and character while still offering guests all the modern amenities possibly needed for a more than comfortable stay. The Brick House can comfortably sleep up to eight guests across five well-appointed bedrooms, while the Annexe can comfortably accommodate an additional four guests, however the sleeping arrangements are best suited to a small family of two adults and two young children.
On the ground floor of the The Brick House is the main living accommodation which comprises of a warm and welcoming living and dining area with a cosy wood burner, the perfect place to snuggle up in the evenings as well as a snug and TV room. Also on this level is the kitchen, fully equipped with an Aga and all the tools a budding chef could possibly need. Upstairs on the first floor are the five bedrooms, two king-size double rooms, one of which can be set up with twin beds on request, while both come complete with en-suite bathrooms. There is also an additional double bedroom and two single rooms, each with raised high level beds making them suitable for children aged seven and above. These bedrooms share the use of the family bathroom.
On the ground floor of the Annexe is a bright and open-plan entertaining space with living and dining area as well as a fully-equipped contemporary kitchen. Upstairs and accessed by a spiral staircase is the family bedroom, which features a super-king size bed and an additional single bed and boasts an en-suite bathroom with bath and large walk-in shower. A further single bed can be found in a cosy mezzanine level above, this is accessed by ladder style stairs and has a restricted head height so is best suited to a young child.
Outside, guests will enjoy the excellent river views from the garden, while the terrace makes the perfect spot to enjoy a yummy barbecue al fresco on a Summer’s evening. A second large lawn can be found to the side of the main house, complete with a trampoline, excellent fun for the children!
The New Forest is found in the South East of England, it covers most of South West Hampshire spreading into South East Wiltshire and East Dorset.
The New Forest is known mainly for the New Forest National park which, once used as a hunting ground for William the Conqueror, is an area of stunning natural beauty, encompassing waterways and rivers, spreading over an impressive 566 sq km, stretching all the way to the coast. This gives visitors a wealth of things to do, perfectly balancing coast, countryside, cliff walks and the more urban village and town areas.
Guests are free to walk, cycle or even ride through the national park, where they will be sure to come across the New Forest ponies which graze and live here all year round. (Be sure to pick up a lucky New Forest horse shoe from a local gift shop before leaving!) There are also deer, owls, otters, all sorts of British wildlife can be found here. Beyond this there are many sanctuaries, gardens and even a wildlife park, all within the park area. The waterways that run through here are also impressive, offering visitors the opportunity to canoe, kayak, sail and even fish.
After an exciting day exploring the forest, visitors will find a whole host of locally sourced cuisine nearby, where one can enjoy a traditional meal of game and vegetables in a local public house or venture into a local village to experience the catch of the day, both accompanied by locally brewed cider, ale or beer.
Beyond the expanse of nature, coastline and cliff walks, there are also tea rooms, restaurants, a water park, theme parks and even the main shopping hub of Southampton, all just a short drive away.