Short stay: Balmer Lawn Hotel & Spa, The New Forest, UK

Short stay: Balmer Lawn Hotel & Spa, The New Forest, UK By on Jan 16, 2022 in Accommodation, Europe, Hotels, Regions, United Kingdom, Western Europe

Balmer Lawn Hotel & Spa is a mere handful of New Forest acres from picturesque Brockenhurst. The 4* hotel’s 54 rooms are surrounded by some of the oldest forestry in Western Europe.

This is a historic forest that has an archaic language of its own. Agisters care for 8,000 creatures – ponies, cattle and deer – who roam the 220 square miles of national park. Livestock is owned by commoners and in years gone by a snake catcher was a highly respected profession. Once a coaching inn, the property became a hunting lodge during the 19th century.

Then it served as a First World War field hospital for New Zealand soldiers who named Brockenhurst’s roads after their Kiwi hometowns. The

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