Stretching across Southampton and Bournemouth, the New Forest is the perfect place to reconnect with nature. Book a room at The Pig, a home away from home in Brockenhurst complete with its own orchard, smoke house and kitchen garden. There is an emphasis here on farm-to-table food, and you could easily while away your weekend wandering the grounds or curled up by the fire with a book. However there's so much more to explore, with a national park full of dense forests, winding trails and sand dunes right on your doorstep. For a well-earned meal following your excursion, head to Bruno's restaurant to enjoy the best of local seafood. Before you call it a night, sample some of the finest ale in the area at the cosy yet contemporary Huntsman of Brockenhurst pub.