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Brockenhurst, a village nestled in the New Forest, is officially declared as Britain’s Most Beautiful Place to Live and is rich with charm and history. New Forest ponies, donkeys, and cows are often found roaming the streets and the tea rooms, pubs, and restaurants are coveted by residents and holidaymakers alike.
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Moving to Brockenhurst
There are often a number of retirement properties for sale in Brockenhurst, hovering around £120,000. There are very rarely any flats or terraced homes as most homes are semidetached or detached. Family sized semis are upwards of £450,000 and detached homes fetch anything between £550,000 and £3 million.
Renting is not big business in Brockenhurst and there are often only a handful of properties on the rental market at a time. Flats, both one and two bedrooms, vary between £600 pcm and £1000 pcm. Anything bigger is likely to be well over £1300 pcm.
Schools in Brockenhurst
Families moving to Brockenhurst should be prepared that there are only a handful of schools. Brockenhurst CofE Primary is ‘good’ in the eyes of Ofsted and the behaviour and safety of pupils is ‘outstanding’. Beaulie Village Primary is also ‘good’. These are the two most local primary schools. South Baddesley CofE Primary is located 7 miles away and is ‘outstanding’.
The nearest secondary school is located 23 minutes away in Holbury. It is a co-educational facility with sixth form. During its latest Ofsted inspection it was told it ‘requires improvement’, but effectiveness of leadership and management and personal development, behaviour, and welfare of pupils are ‘good’.
Brockenhurst College is the most local tertiary education provider and is ‘outstanding’.
Transport Links Brockenhurst
Sitting just west of the A337, locals benefit from easy access to Lyndhurst and the M27 to the north, and Lymington and the coast to the south. Bournemouth is a 43-minute drive, Southampton is 30 minutes, and Salisbury is 45 minutes.
Despite being an idyllic rural village, Brockenhurst has a four-platform railway station which benefits from the fast trains from Weymouth. Trains run to Southampton Central (20 mins), Bournemouth (15 mins), London Waterloo (1 hour 34 mins), Weymouth (1 hour 10 mins), and Poole (31 mins).