Passford farm is set in 4 glorious acres, with beautiful gardens and hanging baskets. There is a Iron Age brook running through the farm, that can be traced back to Buckland Rings An Iron Age hill fort which is adjacent to the farm.
Today, the mounds and dykes around the outside which once constituted its defences are still clearly visible, although the outer bank lies under the road on the west side, and on the south-east it is nearly ploughed-out.
Excavations of the inner and middle ramparts in 1935 revealed that they were of wall-and-fill construction, retained at the front by upright timber beams and walls of cut and laid turf.
A short drive takes you to the tranquillity of the New Forest National Park.
For walks and bike rides, the New Forest is hard to beat. Many people like to spend time walking in the woods or across the beautiful heathland. Cycling is very popular, or you can ride a horse, play golf, visit places of historical interest, enjoy a drink or meal out and watch ships pass by on the coast.
The historic town of Lymington is situated on the west bank of the Lymington River is a port on the Solent, in the New Forest district of Hampshire, England, which boasts 2 yachting marina, restaurants, pubs/inns, is only 1 mile from the farmhouse, and the Isle of Wight ferry is only 5 minutes away.
Lymington is famous for its sailing history, and in recent years has been home to world famous regattas such as the Royal Lymington Cup, Etchells Worlds, Macnamara's Bowl, and Source Regatta. Thursday Evening Racing takes place with up to 100 boats registered to race every Thursday night during the summer, hosted by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club has become increasingly popular.
There are two Sailing Clubs in the town, both active. The Royal Lymington Yacht Club, founded in the 1920s as the Lymington River Sailing Club, now has over 3000 members, and plays host to major keelboat and dinghy events. The Lymington Town Sailing Club, founded in 1946, plays host to the popular Lymington Winter Series known as the Solent Circuit.
The town has a large tourist industry, based on proximity to the New Forest and the harbour. With many shops, catering for tourists and sailing enthusiasts alike. Lymington received the accolade of 'best town on the coast' (in front of Sandbanks) in the UK for living, due to its beautiful scenery, strong transport links and low crime levels.
There is a local market every Saturday, which takes place in the main High Street.
The market is fairly typical for southern England, selling a selection of general household items, craft items and a selection of food produce from the local area.