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New Forest Accommodation - ASHLEY

ABOUT ASHLEY New Forest, Hampshire, UK.

Ashley is a village located in the southwest of Hampshire, England. It lies on the eastern outskirts of New Milton in the New Forest district, and is two miles (3 km) inland from the sea. Its history dates back to the Domesday book of 1086, when two estates were recorded. In the 15th century much of Ashley merged with a neighbouring manor, and the estate became known as Ashley Arnewood. As a village, Ashley began to develop in the 19th century when a church and a school were built. Most of the current village was built in the 20th century, and today Ashley is effectively a suburb of New Milton.

New Milton. In March 1888 New Milton railway station was opened, which is still in operation today. A new town developed, which expanded rapidly with the coming of the railway and the name New Milton was used for the first time and can originally be traced back to the Post Office that stood opposite the train station. In 1895, the owner of the Post Office, Emma Newhook, commissioned a sign, which read - "New Milton Sub Post Office" to differentiate it from the post office in Old Milton. This was officially accepted in 1896, and so the name New Milton caught on. Much of the local farmland has been developed, first in the 1960s for commuter housing and again in the 1970s for small industrial/trade units. There is a mix of housing from cottages on the outskirts to more modern, urban housing in the central area. Milton village subsequently became known as Old Milton, and lies between New Milton and Barton on Sea.

There are a few notable architectural points of interest in the local area. However, a distinctive row of Coast Guard Cottages are to be found in Barton Lane, Barton on Sea, which were built at the end of the nineteen century by the Government of the day to house armed guards to try to stop the smuggling that was rife at the time. The Barton on Sea and Mudeford coastline was renowned for smuggling with many of the offshore seaways and routes to shore being named after well known local smuggling families. It was in this context that Frederick Marryat, author of The Children of the New Forest, was sent on patrol here as a young naval lieutenant in 1821, to watch over the Christchurch Bay area. Britain's first reinforced concrete bridge was built in 1901 just outside New Milton at Chewton. There was an earlier experiment in building with this material in its unreinforced form at Sway (Sway Tower). Also built in 1900 was the Tudor style water tower, which can be found in Osborne Road. It has a staircase and is constructed with a turret, slit windows and battlements. It is a striking orange-red colour, was built from locally manufactured bricks.

New Milton water tower. On 23 August 1940, 8 August 1942 and 22 January 1943 bombing raids were carried out upon New Milton by the German Luftwaffe. The town's water tower was suggested as the target. During the Second World War, New Milton homed evacuees and was a transit station for soldiers going to the battlefields. It also had an army hospital. It was a favourite for the American airmen who were based at the nearby airfields at Lymington and Holmsley.

The Memorial Centre in Whitefield Road commemorates those who died in the raids, as well as townspeople who have died more recently. Bricks can be purchased for inscription and insertion into the wall of the Memorial Room, which stands to the left of the front door and contains mementos saved from the original building, which was destroyed by fire in the 1970s.

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  • Woodlands Lodge bed and breakfast

  • Woodlands Lodge is situated on the edge of the New Forest between New Milton and Lymington in approximately one acre of beautiful grounds and natural woodland. The perfect place to stay to tour the whole area.

    Along with comfortable and clean fresh accommodation you can breakfast with a difference if you like 60's and 70's music as we have a Juke Box in the Dining room and arrangements can be made to choose your own music with the agreement of other guests. Guests are welcome to explore the lovely gardens and on to the woodlands beyond.

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    Wildlife in abundance can be found from the family of squirrels, a pheasant that visits the bird table, garden birds including long-tail Tits, and you might even catch a glimpse of the Deer which often visit the garden in the early morning. Come for a day or a week or two you will always find a warm welcome.

    A choice of breakfast served from a full English to vegetarian. Evening meals are available when booked in advance.

    Tel: 05601 795 294

    Ashley Lane
    BH25 5AQ
  • Lilac Lodge - Luxury Self Catering Cottage/Log Cabin


    Lilac Lodge sleeps 2 people and is set in the grounds of Woodlands B & B combining modern technology with old world charm.

    Woodlands and Lilac Lodge are situated on the boundary of the New Forest National Park enjoying a central location for both beaches and the New Forest.

    Ashley Lane
    New Milton
    BH25 5AQ

    For details please contact Linda on the below;

    Telephone: 05601 795 294


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