The Local Area

The New Forest

The Local Area

The New Forest

Heathfield Estate is set within the New Forest National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. With its country pubs, horse-riding, bike-riding and walking trails, its natural beauty and wildlife never fails to impress. Set within 15 acres, Heathfield House in Bransgore has a distinctly rural setting yet is within easy reach of both city and coast.

The New Forest National Park is one of the largest remaining forests in England. The forest was created by William I in about 1079 for the royal hunt. At that time they hunted the deer that still live in the forest. They are shy creatures but you might be lucky enough to spot one around Heathfield. Wild ponies and donkeys roam the open heath in the New Forest area. The ponies are one of our best-loved native breeds, it is their grazing that maintains the open character of the forest.

The New Forest is famous for its ancient trees. You can see beech trees that are 400 years old, oaks that are 800 years old, and even some yew trees that are said to be 1000 years old, that were here when William I and his descendants used the forest for hunting.

For activities in the area, visit The New Forest Website

Things to do


Rachael, our Estate Manager can advise. or organise, advise or book restaurants and day trips

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