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Carter & May Estate Agents is an award winning estate agent and letting agent in the New Forest. We have the experience and local knowledge to guide and support you during the whole journey selling or buying, letting or renting.
With a personal and bespoke approach, Carter & May Estate Agents gives you first-class estate and letting services in the New Forest.
To live in a National Park is a joy, and the New Forest is one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest in Southern England. Covering southwest Hampshire and southeast Wiltshire, it was proclaimed a royal forest by William the Conqueror, featuring in the Domesday Book. Its total area of 218 square miles includes 86 square miles of woodland, 61 square miles of heathland and grassland, 57 square miles of farmland, 26 miles of coastland, and 141 miles of footpaths.
Famed for its beauty and carefully conserved, the New Forest remains a habitat for many rare animals and birds. Deer, newts, bats, and all three native British snakes live here. It’s also home to some 700 wildflower species (about a third of Britain’s total) and 2,700 different fungi.
This beautiful and historic place features a number of picturesque towns and villages with easy access to Southampton and Bournemouth (both with airports). Also, railway stations at Brockenhurst and Ashurst, and good road connections for the M27, make for easy commuting to the surrounding towns and cities.
Offering a unique way of life, the New Forest gives you the chance to embrace country living, in outstanding walking and riding country. Classed as common land, it’s home to around 6,500 animals that roam the forest freely, the most famous being the New Forest ponies.
The beauty of the location ensures all properties here are actively sought after – but with each village and town having its own community, there are many delightful options to choose from.
The medieval abbey village of Beaulieu is among the best known, with its highly regarded National Motor Museum. Then there’s the Georgian trading port of Lymington, where you can view luxury yachts and enjoy superb shopping and fine dining, as well as Brockenhurst, officially named the most beautiful place to live in the UK.
There’s also the village of Burley, famed for its witches, smugglers and highwaymen, and others – such as Downton, Redlynch, Lover and Woodfalls, Landford and Nomansland – are all eternally popular.