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The Far Side Bed & Breakfast

Far Side Bed and Breakfast, Boldre in the New Forest.Far Side Bed and Breakfast, Boldre in the New Forest.

The Far Side, 2 New Inn Cottages, Southampton Road, Boldre, Nr.Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO41 8PT
Email: aliab@totalise.co.uk Telephone+44 (0)1590 610422 or (0)780 2668658

Ali Arnold-Brown would like to welcome you to The Far Side, a pretty semi-detached Forest cottage with delightful views over farmland towards the open New Forest, which is only a couple of minutes walk along a footpath through the fields.

It is only just over 2 miles from the Georgian sailing town of Lymington, and slightly less than two from the New Forest village of Brockenhurst, both of which have plenty of pubs and restaurants, and of course lots of shops and other places of interest. Brockenhurst is on the main line from London Waterloo to Bournemouth/Weymouth, and is only 1hr.20mins. from Waterloo. There are several excellent riding establishments close by where you can arrange a variety of lessons, or simply lovely hacks out in the Forest. You can also hire bicycles in Brockenhurst from a very professional shop providing a comprehensive service, and we have cover if you bring your own or keep hired ones overnight.

Wonderful location just opposite The Hobler Inn (100 yards down our drive) and only 3/4mile from The Filly Inn or The Red Lion, all friendly old Forest pubs serving good food.

A sample of one of the bedrooms at the Far SideOne of the bathrooms at Far Side Bed and Breakfast near Brockenhurst.


  • 3 Twin/double en-suite rooms
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Colour TV, radio and wi-fi
  • Tea/coffee making facilities in all rooms
  • Light cooked or continental breakfast
  • Full central heating
  • Ample car parking


  • Single Bed & Breakfast from £32.00 to £60.00 per room
  • Double/Twin Bed & Breakfast from £60.00 to £75.00 per room
  • Triple Bed & Breakfast from £75.00 to £100.00 per room
  • Family Bed & Breakfast from £75.00 to £100.00 per room

If you require any further information or have any special requests please contact us and we will endeavour to accommodate you
The Far Side, 2 New Inn Cottages, Southampton Road,Boldre, Nr.Brockenhurst,Hampshire,SO41 8PT
Email: aliab@totalise.co.uk Telephone +44 (0)1590 610422 or (0)780 2668658

Things to see and do

The New Forest, which extends to over 90,000 acres, provides wonderful countryside for cycling, driving, riding, walking and bird-watching, or even taking a leisurely horse-drawn wagon ride from Burley!. There are many places of interest to visit, such as Lord Montagu’s Palace and Motor Museum at Beaulieu, the ancient ship building village and museum at Buckler’s Hard, the Isle of Wight (only 20mins by ferry from Lymington), and several lovely beaches for swimming and sunbathing, or just watching the boats go by in the Solent. Whatever your interests you will find plenty in the area to enjoy.

At any time of year The Forest has a special beauty of its own - there is the lush green of spring with the enchanting foals, (and if you are lucky a glimpse of fawns playing in the dawn or dusk); summer with the seaside, and lovely walks in the Forest or along the riverbank or coastal walk; autumn with its stunning colours as the leaves turn, or winter when you can benefit from the bracing fresh air and then enjoy dinner and a drink by a roaring log fire at The Hobler Inn or one of the many characterful old pubs nearby.

A beautiful, Georgian market town, Lymington is situated on the southern edge of the New Forest, between Southampton and Bournemouth and at the western end of the Solent.

The town is world renown as a sailing resort; there are two large marinas Berthon and Haven and two sailing clubs RLYC and Lymington Town. Close by the sailing clubs is an open-air seawater bath that was built in 1833.

Lymington has a number of interesting independent shops including some designer boutiques. On Saturday a market is held in the High Street, the origins of which probably date back to the 13th century. At the top of the High Street is the Parish Church, St Thomas Church (circa 1250), from the bottom of the High Street a cobblestone road leads down to the Old Town Quay, still used as a base by commercial fishing boats.

Lymington is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty; to the north are the ancient woodlands and heathlands of the New Forest, covering an area of about 145 square miles, and to the south, the Solent and the Isle of Wight, Wightlink operate a car ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth.

Going west are four miles of coastal nature reserve ending at Hurst Spit which has received European and national recognition as a Site of Special Scientific Interest


Take the M27 West turning off the M3 if coming from the north, or the M27 from east or west, and turn of the M27 at Junction 1, signposted Cadnam and Lyndhurst, on the A337. Follow signs to Lymington along the A337 through Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst. Go over the level crossing at Brockenhurst and we are just under 2 miles further on, on the right, about 300 yards past a car wash business (and a speed camera!) and directly opposite The Hobler Inn. Drive up the drive, through the left side of the barn at the end, and up to our front door - easy!

To book or for more details call or emaill: aliab@totalise.co.uk
Telephone/Fax +44 (0)1590 610422