The Local Area

Views of The New Forest and the AvonCottage Crest is located in the village of Woodgreen, Near Fordingbridge, which has its own special charm being situated overlooking the River Avon to the West, whilst the New Forest stretches away to the East.

For centuries Woodgreen has been isolated by its position between river and forest and it still has that atmosphere of a self-supported hamlet, tucked away from the rush of modern life. 

There is a local pub, shop/post office and of course a cricket pitch!

Many of the cottages in Woodgreen and the surrounding area are still thatched, with thick holly hedges planted many years ago to stop the wild ponies, pigs and deer damaging their gardens and which are still serving just as effectively today as they did many centuries ago.

The New Forest National Park

The New Forest National Park is ideal for visitors wishing to relax in its peaceful leafy glades, discover its ancient history or explore further afield.

The Park lies half way along the South Coast between Southampton and Bournemouth, to the North is the ancient city of Salisbury with its magnificent Cathedral and Stonehenge a few miles further.

To the East lies Winchester, the city of King Alfred and William the Conqueror with many picturesque villages and hamlets to pass through on the way.