This beautiful cottage in the heart of the New Forest makes a great base to mess about on the river.
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Beaulieu River View stands on stilts on the bank of the river, tucked away in the ancient woodlands of the New Forest National Park. Once a yachtsman’s cabin, it’s now a stylish self-catering retreat with scenery straight out of The Wind in the Willows.
On the doorstep are miles of open forest and river to explore. You can kayak downriver to the Solent or walk or cycle along the Solent Way to the old ship- building village Buckler’s Hard, watching the landscape change from woodland to tidal river-edge grassland to salt marsh.
Or you can simply linger on the wraparound deck and take in the stunning views of the tidal river, a haven for spotting wildlife such as curlew, treecreepers and deer over an alfresco breakfast.
The sleepy Beaulieu village is full of charming boutique shops and galleries – but when you’re wandering down the high street, remember that the New Forest ponies and donkeys have right of way.
New Forest Living offers beautiful boltholes, from boutique style to rustic splendour, romantic hideaways to large luxurious holiday houses in the most idyllic locations across the New Forest National Park. A friendly team of locals can help tailor a forest escape just for you.
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About the prize
l The seven-night self-catering holiday for two people at Beaulieu River View is worth up to £775.
l The prize includes accommodation only and runs from Friday to Friday, dates subject to availability. The break must be booked before 2 October 2015 and taken between then and 26 February 2016 (excluding Christmas, New Year, school holidays and bank holidays).
l View full terms and conditions. View Iceberg Press’ full terms and conditions.
| The competition closes at 23.59 on 31 August 2015.
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This competition is from the August issue of The Simple Things, out 29 July 2015.
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