Deborah & Richard really enjoy gardening and are members of the local village gardening club. They have opened their garden several times for the National Garden Scheme, the Red Cross and many times for the village Sway Open Gardens.
We love to walk around our garden with guests talking plants and flowers.
We have direct access to the forest for walking, cycle paths and bridleways & plenty of safe parking and bike storage.
The list below gives a selection of places to visit within a 45 minute drive.
Lymington – Stroll down the high street to the cobbled quay. Plenty of specialist shops and eating places to enjoy. The Saturday morning market is a highlight of the week with traditional items and old fashioned atmosphere.
Beaulieu – most famous for its car museum, boat and car jumbles.
Bournemouth – all the fun of the seaside with its theatres and shows.
Bucklers Hard – step back in time to visit the shipwrights village and museum where some of Nelson’s ships were built.
Christchurch – delightful market town with lovely Priory and riverside walks.
Hengistbury Head and Mudeford- wonderful walks and views across the sea and river.
Isle of Wight – ferries leave every 30 mins in the summer for the 30 minute trip across to Yarmouth. Go as a foot passenger and enjoy the island by bus or take your bike or car across and explore the stunning bays and beautiful scenery.
Osbourne House is a must for history and garden lovers. Visit and see why Queen Victoria loved the Isle of Wight so much.
Portsmouth – historic dockyard to visit HMS Victory HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose museum.
Salisbury – cathedral city and with a visit to the ancient stones of Stonehenge a must.
Southampton – home of the cruise ships and the Boat Show
Winchester – cathedral and attractive shopping centre
Gardens to visit
Exbury with its wonderful show of rhododendrons and camellias in the spring.
Spinners, Apple Court and Furzey – ideal places to buy that something special for the garden.
Hillier Arboretum in Romsey, wonderful vistas throughout the seasons.
Mottisfont Abbey – with beautiful roses in June.
Compton Acres with 10acres of garden overlooking Poole Harbour.
Sticky Wicket a truly nature lovers garden.