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Monday, 20 April 2015

Spring is here!

How lovely it is to have all this sunshine, it lifts our spirits and makes everyone feel happier. The New Forest is ablaze with colour as the gorse is in full bloom and I eagerly await seeing the first new born foal any day now. Although I have lived in the New Forest for 39 years I still get a buzz from seeing the foals especially when they are outside the front of the hotel.

I love the Spring when the leaves on the trees are a fresh green, the evenings are getting longer and the forest is coming alive after the dreary winter months. I hope this weather lasts so our guests can enjoy our newly landscaped garden and relax with a glass of Pimms or even dine alfresco as the weather gets warmer.

Exbury gardens is a 'magical place in the New Forest ' world famous for the Rothschild  Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs. For those who can't manage to walk the 200 acre site a steam train is available to take you round. For more details see These gardens are really worth a visit especially at this time of the year and they are only a 20 minute drive from the Cloud Hotel.

May Bank Holiday will soon be here and we still have a few rooms available. If you don't fancy travelling by car and want to avoid the traffic jams you can relieve the strain and come by train as there is an intercity train  service from London Waterloo to Brockenhurst and it only takes one hour and thirty five minutes. Why not bring your bikes and explore the beautiful scenery by bike and we can store them for you overnight in our secure covered bike shed.

I hope you are enjoying this lovely weather and I look forward to welcoming you to the peace and quiet of the Cloud Hotel.