Harvest House B & B is only a few minutes walk from the centre of the village of Milford on Sea and within easy reach of the wider New Forest.
Eating and Drinking in Milford. Leaving by our side gate and within 5-10 minutes walking distance of Harvest House Bed and Breakfast.
Zaika Indian Restaurant: High Street. Tel: 01590 643084
Contemporary Indian restaurant.
Thai Restaurant Tel: 01590 642 212
The Crown at Everton Tel: 01590 642 655
1.3 miles away and although not in the village, on a summer’s evening an easy walk.
The Raft: Village. Tel: 01590 645 300
La Perle: Village Centre Tel: 01590 643 557
The Marine: Sea Front, Milford, Tel: 01590 644 369
The Beach House On The Cliffs, Milford. Tel: 01590 643 044
Verveine Fishmarket Restaurant Tel: 01590 642 176
Michelin recommended close to the village centre.
The Cave Wine Bar Opposite The Village Green. Tel: 01590 642 195
The White Horse 01590 642 360
The Red Lion Tel: 01590 642 236
The Smugglers Inn Tel: 01590 644 414
The Gun at Keyhaven Tel: 01590 642 391
Bon Appetit Creperie
Pollys Pantry Tea Rooms
Inger Lises Coffee Bar
The Village Coffee Shop
Needles Eye Café
Braxton Gardens Licensed Tea Rooms
Not forgetting our dining bus and our annual food week, not bad for a village of just over 4000.
Activities in Milford itself and around the New Forest.
Situated on the coastal edge of the New Forest Park, Harvest House Bed and Breakfast, Milford on Sea is ideally suited to take full advantage of all the surrounding area has to offer.
We have a few ideas to get you started, within the village of Milford on Sea. The village green is the central hub of village life, and is well used for local events. In July we even have a major music festival.
Milford has a well managed and varied footpath system and 22acres of public woodland alongside the Danestream. There are extensive coastal walks; west along the cliff some 2-3 miles to Barton and east along the shore and sea wall towards Lymington passing the salt marshes, now an area recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and well known as a bird sanctuary.
Take a walk along the Spit to Hurst Castle, alternatively take the little passenger ferry that runs from Keyhaven Quay to the Castle. Bird-watching: Keyhaven /Pennington Marshes visit www.hos.org.uk. This is just fantastic, even for the beginner there is so much to see and learn.
Cruises: Day trips from Keyhaven Quay (summer only) go to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight . Cruises also run from here taking you to see the Needles and Alum coloured Sands at close quarters.
Bowls: Milford has a first class bowling green.
Open daily 10.00-5.00 from 23rd April-30th September.
Further details from the Sec: 01425 628 550
Sailing: A public slipway at Keyhaven allows visitors to enjoy a day’s sailing from here.
Beaches: Often quiet and uncrowded, Milford’s beaches offer good clean bathing. Just be aware of the currents that can be strong with a spring tide.
And Farther Afield
Walking: The footpath network starts just a couple of hundred yards away, and can be accessed through our field gate. Walks from here take you east towards the coast to Lymington ;across the acclaimed Pennington marshes with their wealth of bird life; and beyond on the Solent Way. Travel west towards Barton on Sea and thence on to Swanage and the dramatic Jurassic coast.Travel north and inland into the heart of theNew Forest with 94000acres of open forest and heathland, meeting forest ponies, donkeys, cattle, and in the pannage season, pigs.
Cycling: Cycling has become enormously popular in and around the New Forest and the cyclist has 100 miles of gravelled off road cycling paths to enjoy. We have a great arrangement with Trax Bike hire. Bikes can be delivered to Harvest House B&B, the night before, ready for an early start.
Trax provide just about everything ; quality Raleigh bikes, checked and serviced after each ride; helmet; wet weather gear; maps and suggested routes; lock; and more and all for a very reasonable£12.00 per day. There is also the Bicycle Barn at Downton, and in Brockenhurst are both Country Lanes Cycle Centre and Cyclexperience.
Horse riding & Local stables
Lymington: Warborne Farm Stables, Pilley: Tel- 01590 673999. Open 8.30 6.00. Hacks by the hour for both beginner and the experienced rider
New Milton: Burley Villa Riding School, Bashley: Tel- 01425 610278. Open 9.30-5.30 Closed Mondays (except BH). Indoor and Western; Hacks by the hour for both beginners and the experienced rider.
Sims Cottage Stables: Wilverley Road: Tel- 01425 612961. Open 10.00-3.00. Closed Mondays (except BH). Hacks by the hour for beginners and the experienced rider.
Watersports: Beaulieu: Liquid logistics and Earth Events : 01590 612377. Kayaking and Canoeing.
Barton on Sea Golf: Tel:01425 615308. Green fees from £44.00 per day
Walhampton Golf Club: Tel: 01590 6689 631. A public 9 hole course welcoming all levels.
Falconry courses: Out of town centre, Beaulieu. Tel: 01590 612 401
Within a short drive: Beaulieu Motor Museum, Bucklers Hard, Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway, The New Forest Centre at Lyndhurst, a museum and reference library covering the Forest area and if your stay allows, the Isle of Wight is just across the water.