Are you thinking of moving to the New Milton area? Maybe you are moving to a new location?
At Christchurch Removals we have the vehicles and staff to offer you a removal service at competitive rates. If you are moving home to the area here are a few things you might like to know.
New Milton is a market town located on southern boundary of the New Forest in Hampshire. It is a popular town known for wide, grass verged and tree lined avenues with a range of properties in different styles and designs.
New Milton dates to Anglo Saxon times and incorporates the clifftop area of Barton on Sea and the inland areas of Bashley and Ashley.
The town centre is around 2 miles from the coast, with a short drive to Milford on Sea and the yacht haven town of Lymington.
New Milton is popular with all age groups and has some excellent schools which appeal to families living in the area.
Explore the New Forest
New Milton itself has a busy shopping high street with a mix of well-known stores and independents. With a wide selection of shops, restaurants and pubs New Milton provides an ideal base from which to explore the rest of the New Forest.
Situated at the head of the tidal Beaulieu River, the village dates back as far as the 13th century. Beaulieu flourished as the monks traded goods and tended medicinal gardens (which can still be seen to this day at the Abbey). The Abbey and surrounding estate were sold to the 1st Earl of Southampton, Thomas Wriothesley, in 1538. The estate now belongs to the Montagu family and the motor museum at Beaulieu is known throughout the world.
Burley has remained untouched by time. Here you will find a traditional butcher, village stores and cosy inns. Do not forget to look out for the New Forest ponies and cattle as they roam freely around the village.
Milford on Sea
Milford-on-Sea and its neighbouring Keyhaven both enjoy stunning sea views towards Christchurch Harbour and across to the Isle of Wight.
Hurst Castle has a long military history, dating from Tudor times when it was built by Henry VIII to defend the Solent. It was also the prison of Charles I and is now owned by English Heritage.
Lymington is the largest town closest to New Milton and is known for being a major yachting centre. Lymington offers a range of shops, bars and restaurants and is also the boarding point for the Isle of Wight ferry service.
Lymington also boasts rejuvenating sea water swimming baths dating back to 1833. The grade II listed baths are popular for leisure and for their restorative powers. Swim in the outdoor pools while taking in stunning views across the Solent.
Why not take to sea for an exhilarating boat ride along the coast with Solent Rib Charter owners of Europe’s largest fleet of Ribs.
Brockenhurst is in fact the largest village by population in the New Forest. Brockenhurst has an interesting military past and in WWI was the location of hospitals for injured Indian and New Zealand soldiers. During WWII, what is now Balmer Lawn Hotel was often used as a Divisional HQ and was the location of many meetings between Generals Montgomery and Eisenhower as they planned the D-Day Landings.
Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum
Sammy Miller is a motorcycling legend, 11 times British Champion, winner of over 1400 events and still winning competitions more than 50 years after his first victory. The Museum houses one of the finest collections of fully restored motorcycles in the world, including factory racers and exotic prototypes, with the collection constantly evolving as new bikes are acquired. A great place to drop by for a visit to the café too.
The Forest Arts Centre – New Milton
Forest Arts has been the creative heart of New Milton for nearly 50 years. The centre has a programme of entertainment includes some of the most exciting touring musicians, stand-up comedy, fortnightly film screenings, talks and community events.
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