I had the supreme delight of visiting the New Forest at the end of September. What a magical place! It’s not quite as wild as some of the forests I’ve hiked around in New York, but it is filled with quiet beauty, verdant life and ponies at every turn. What’s not to love?
The man and I rented a car and went down for a long weekend (side note: I drove on the left for the first time – SO PROUD!). We stayed at an AirBnB in Brockenhurst, which I can highly recommend. The house was decorated in calm colours like pale teal. They had delightful accents like one wall in a wallpaper that had a delicate gold pattern or this geometric pattern painted on the stairs.
Our host was an old salt who used to be a professional sailor. He also ran a chandlery until retiring to run his AirBnB. He was delighted when he found out we were both sailors as well and gave us loads of great advice on how to best explore the area on our short visit.