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Travel Blogs from Brockenhurst
... arrival of my first nephew. As if that wasn’t enough, there was plenty more in store in August and before we knew it, Russell was hurtling towards his new job in early September.
I rented out my flat again and packed my bits and bobs up to move up to Russell’s flat in Bath. For the first few months of our travels I was adamant that I would return to living by the coast but something changed nearer the end and ...
Travelled to a campsite just outside Winchester yesterday.
The plan was to do the final section of the SDW today but just as we were about to set out, it started raining. We decided to sack that idea and have a cultural day in the Saxon capital of England, Winchester.
Walked into the city and visited lots of historic sites including the cathedral. There was a choral concert taking place as we wandered around, ...
So the fun challenge of packing 2 months worth of clothes into a fairly small backpack begins! This time next week we shall be in the air/waiting for our transferring flight from Singapore to Perth.
Got to decide what to pack - such a wide range of temperatures - at least we will miss a good part of the English ...
An early start was in order today as we knew we had to get to Hilltop as it opened to get on the car park. After a brisk journey, including the sight of some early morning skinny dipping, we arrived and queued. Very excited and impressed with the whole thing, the house and garden were amazing. The house is like a time capsule and you can see her inspirations at every turn. If you visit, don't forget to look out for her books opened to ...
We packed up and headed for our favourite Morrison's, which was not far from the campsite. The staff were friendly and we were able to change the pitch we had been allocated very easily. The pitch sizes are decent size and the site is very peaceful. The showers were badly designed and if you are not careful, everything can get wet. It needs a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rhinefield House Brockenhurst
On a spur of the moment impulse my girlfriend and i decided to head to New Forest to stay in one of the many B & B's in the brockhurst/lyndhurst area.
Having visited on previous occasions and really enjoyed both the fantastic food and the extremely beautiful surroundings we decided to get married there.
My husband and I stumbled across Rhinefield House whilst walking in the New Forest. The sight of it from the drive made such an impression upon us
Stayed here a few times and never been disappointed. Staff great, location great, food great fab building.
We stayed at this hotel to attend a wedding that was being held at 2.30. We arrived at 12.00 to be told our rooms would not be ready until 3.00 and we were given this info when we booked...untrue. After much discussion we were offered a conference room in which to change..no loo shower or even a mirror. As my parents stayed there the previous night 8 of us had to get ready in their room. We had to leave the celebrations when the rooms were finally ready to move our luggage. The rooms downstairs need a good refurb, shabby bathroom and cobwebs on the ceiling, upstairs rooms are lovely. Reception staff unhelpful, superior and cavalier. Expensive bar snacks for nothing special.Instead of 'Do not disturb' signs they have New Forest ponies outside the rooms. My sister was accused of taking one of these and her credit card had the amount deducted without her knowledge.....she did not take one. Have exchanged 3 letters and have received no compensation for something which detracted from our enjoyment of my nephew's wedding
I surprised my parents with a weekend here for their 35th Wedding Anniversary and definitely chose the perfect location, even if everything did not go completely to plan.
This is a great hotel, It is a mansion set in the heart of the New Forest, really feels like you are getting away from it all. The rooms are beautifully decorated and modern
We stayed at the Hotel for one night on a dinner B&B basis. The hotel had a wonderful atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. We had a newly refurbished room which was in a modern contemporary style yet still very cosy with a massive comfy bed ( & complete with jumbo plasma screen & dvd player!). The meal was excellent. It was without doubt 'noveau cuisine' - which means beautifully presented food with wonderful flavour and in very small portions. Looking at the plate you did think you would feel hungry afterwards but somehow the quality of the food seemed tomake up for it. Breakfast was massive by comparisoon with a range of cooked and cold options. Our only slight whinge was the price of a glass of after dinner Bailey's at five pounds sixty! Pints were about three pounds. The staff were friendly and all in all it was a wonderful stay and i would highly reccomend this hotel to anyone - even the gluttons who demand a steak!
We swapped our Marriott timeshare for a week here in March and loved every minute of it. It was like stepping back in time. We were a little worried about the weather, but shouldn't have been. Aside from one blustery day, it was perfect. . .these Florida visitors even tured off the heat and kept it off.
We stayed at the Rhinefield on a Saturday night in January and were initially blown away by the place. It looks fantastic - a chateau smack in the middle of the New Forest. Alas, we had also booked in for dinner. The food is terrible. The appetiser of 'smoked chicken terrine" was bland and pretty tasteless, but I let that pass. The main course was pure Fawlty Towers. It came under a dome which the waiter removed before running away. I had ordered duck. What came didn't look like a duck and didn't taste like a duck. It had no legs, no part of it looked like any duck I have ever seen in my life. Imagine three tiny blobs of pate each the size of a two pound coin, with a microscopic blob of mashed potato in the centre and a strip of wrinkled cabbage on the side. The chef clearly didn't know that nouvelle cuisine went out years ago - but this was something else again. I complained and asked for a steak ( which my companion had) and was told it would take twenty five minutes. After further complaints, it arrived in five. It was OK, if fatty and unexceptional. On leaving the restaurant, the waiter said to me rather snootily, "I suppose sir has never had duck prepared that way?" I told him that sir, in thirty years of dining out, never had. Luckily. Also, the bar was understaffed. We waited 15 minutes for two glasses of wine while one poor underworked girl made cappucinos for assorted business types. Not a good place to stay. If you do, enjoy the building but go to the pub in Lyndhurst and enjoy a good steak and a drink without waiting. This is called a "Handpicked" hotel, one of a group. Be alerted.