Woodlands B&B marks first birthday

A KITCHEN café, deli and boutique B&B in Woodlands is celebrating its first birthday. Spot in the Woods, formerly Hotel TerraVina, has received rave reviews since opening its doors. It is run by Nina Bassett,...

Brexit question mark on future for Tool for Self Reliance charity’s European volunteers

THE future of a programme that brings young European volunteers to work at a New Forest charity helping people in Africa could be put at risk by Brexit. For 20 years Tools for Self Reliance...

Gerard Basset: tributes pour in for top wine expert and New Forest hotelier

“A STAR player”, “world class”, and a “shining example” – those were the tributes paid from around the globe to top wine expert and New Forest hotelier Gerard Basset who last week died surrounded...

New Forest wine expert Gerard Basset given months to live

THE wife of one of the world’s leading wine experts who runs a popular New Forest eatery says she has been “bowled over” by messages of support after it emerged he has just months...

Linda Hayes: well-known New Forest hotel proprietor who kept her piano skills sharp

SCORES of well-wishers attended the funeral of Linda Hayes, the former proprietor of Busketts Lawn Hotel in Woodlands for 38 years, who recently died at the age of 91. Linda and her beloved husband Con,...

Spot in the Woods: relaunched cafe shows off its hotel heritage

I SHOULD declare an interest in Spot in the Woods. I washed pots and waited tables there as a teenager when it was the two-star Busketts Lawn Hotel so I’ve always kept an eye...

Homes plan for Netley Marsh farm thrown out amid nearly 100 objections

BUILDING 10 homes on a farm in Netley Marsh has been blocked after nearly 90 people objected to the scheme. National park authority planning officers refused the proposals for Broadbridge Farm in Rossiters Lane, Woodlands,...
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