We have just returned from a break in Blackwood Forest, staying in cabin 30 as a family of 3 people. This break served us all well, with an afternoon biking through the woods, a couple of hours with a ranger learning fire-lighting and den making and the safety and freedom to play outside without close supervision our 10 year old had an absolute blast! There's so much to do locally that we struggled to fit it all in but managed to compare Winchester and Salisbury cathedrals, a quick visit to Stonehenge and a boat trip around Portsmouth's historic docks.
Our evenings consisted of time in the hot tub which was heavenly, BBQ on our deck followed by a movie before sinking into comfortable beds, shattered from our days activities. The forest is a perfect setting if you want peace and quiet too, with deer running by and sunlight peaking through the leaves of the trees you really can get back to nature. A couple of simple additions would have got 5 and I mean simple, like salt and pepper provided on arrival along with washing up liquid... It's the simple touches that go along way. This said the service is excellent and the accommodation well proportioned, clean and very warm. Well worth the money and well worth a visit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blackwood Forest site in Hampshire offers the chance to holiday in one of 60 luxury woodland cabins, hidden deep in a 270 hectare beech forest. Many cabins have hot tubs on the decking! Leave the world behind as you pass beneath the towering Blackwood Forest beeches and enjoy the unique Forest Holidays blend of nature's wonder and life's little luxuries. ... more less