We have three children aged 20, 18 and 15 and lots of animals to look after! In our spare time we love to do gardening and there are always new projects. One of our greatest achievements was when we moved here, lived in a mobile home and built this house.
We have lived at Fernwood for ten years and in Ringwood since 1990 so we are really happy to help with places to visit. We also love to hear about your days out and meals out you have enjoyed as this will enable us to share this with other guests. We enjoy walking and cycling in the New Forest and can show you places to visit on the Ordnance Survey map.
We are both from the New Forest and have found it a fantastic place to bring up our own children. Ringwood seems to have the best of both worlds, with town facilities and yet having beaches and the New Forest on our doorstep.
Over the last ten years Rachel has been walking the South West Coastal Path with her friend Jo. They have nearly got to the end now. Only 50 more miles out of 630 and are both really going to miss those sea views, cream teas and nights away in a bed and breakfast. In fact, it was the night in a gypsy caravan and a yurt that really got Rachel started on buying our shepherd's hut.
Our children are becoming more independent and we are now enjoying going to music festivals. Jonathan also has a keen interest in reptiles, keeping a selection of chameleons. He is a member of a local drama group where he can be seen in a variety of characters and roles!
We have always valued holidays as a family and spent many years in tents in Devon, Cornwall and France. More recently we have taken our children to Australia, Malaysia and Namibia. Nothing beats the open space and freedom of a camping / glamping holiday!
Jonathan and I love to meet visitors from other countries and other parts of England. We enjoy travelling a lot ourselves and still feel there is a lot of the world to explore.
Rachel & Jonathan