Welcome to Brockenhurst, or 'Brock' to the locals...
It’s a sleepy little red brick village in the centre of the new forest, encircled entirely by National Park.
A ford runs through the middle, ponies and donkeys rub their bottoms on the shop door handles and you can take a train to Waterloo in well under 2 hours.
The High Street thrives. Butcher, baker, foodie-places-a-plenty.
From here, you can reach the beach in 12 minutes by car or by walking in approx’ 2 hours.