By Evie Kennedy | Monday, 14 November 2022
The Coding Hut is part of the Thorns Beach Estate which was used by SOE (Special Operations Executive) during WWII as a training centre. Nestled between the New Forest heathland and the secluded Park Shore Beach, this cabin sleeps up to six guests and has private access to the beach which is just a short walk from The Coding Hut. When you aren’t unwinding in front of the fire or exploring the private beach, we highly recommend to get out and about, to really see what The New Forest has to offer.
Whatever the weather, The New Forest is oozing with beautiful landscapes around every corner. Whether you’d rather explore by foot, bike or horse, there’s a mode of transportation for everyone. The hundreds of trails that weave in between the quaint villages and circle all around the New Forest National Park and back to the coast, means you can spend all day exploring, and of course, stopping for tasteful water breaks along the way.
The New Forest Bike Hire offers bikes of all shapes and sizes so you can get the whole family involved.
If you’re looking for something a bit different, then New Forest Activities has got you covered. From bushcraft, to archery and water activities including kayaking or canoeing, then the team in Brockenhurst can arrange a memorable day for you and your family and friends.
Just down the road, via bike or car, is the seaside town Lymington. The getaway to the Isle of Wight, however, a town well worth exploring. Lined with independent shops including Roly’s Fudge, BluBambu Living and not to mention the abundance of ice cream and fish and chip shops, it’s well worth a wander.
If you’re visiting during the summer months then put on your cozzies and visit Lymington Sea Water Baths, the oldest lido in the UK! There’s plenty of blow up water obstacles to keep the kids entertained for hours.
After a windy walk along the promenade, and after you’ve let the kids have a go at crabbing, head to The Ship Inn for a cosy lunch overlooking the harbour. If you’re looking to taste the local fresh fish, then The Haven is right in the middle of the boatyard, an ideal spot to enjoy a long lunch, watching the boats come by.
We get it, you might want a night off from the cooking. However, If you didn’t already know, we can put you in touch with local private chefs who would be more than happy to come in and cater for you and your guests.
Although, if you’re keen to go a little further, then The New Forest is lucky enough to have lots of wonderful country pubs to choose from. The original Pig Hotel is in nearby Brockenhurst and is a wonderful place for a special occasion. Equally, The Huntsman, in Brockenhurst is a 13th century Inn which has been converted into a stylish gastro pub, ideal for a light lunch or hearty dinner.