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Glide around the New Forest in a Twizy electric car

6th December 2012 Print
The snazzy Twizy!

Cottage Lodge, the New Forest’s only 5-star eco B&B, has taken delivery of the first Twizy, an eye-catching electric car which not only has no carbon footprint, it doesn’t frighten the forest’s ponies and is great fun to drive!

To celebrate the arrival of the Twizy, Cottage Lodge has put together a special four-nights-for-the-price-of three break, which also includes an hour’s free hire of the Twizy. The car goes up to 50 miles per hour (though the maximum in the New Forest is 40) and can go 50 miles on one charge – plenty to visit the forest’s many cosy pubs, restaurants and attractions.

Cottage Lodge has individually-designed rooms with an eco-theme throughout. One room houses the ‘driftwood’ bed, constructed entirely by hand – as is much of the other furniture – from a rescued New Forest tree.

Throughout the property, owner Christina Simons has endeavoured to be as green as possible; there are solar panels for heating water on the roof, wood burners for the winter, the use of Marmoleum (jute) for bathroom floors, LED lighting, low-energy light bulbs and eco paints used throughout.

The property is located in Brockenhurst, in the heart of the New Forest, ideally situated for visiting many of the region’s attractions including the Palace, Abbey and National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Exbury Gardens and Braemore House.

The special ‘four-nights-for-the-price-of-three’ deal is available from Sundays to Fridays (supplement for Saturday stays) from December to February (excludes school holidays) and costs from £113 pp (two sharing).

This includes Cottage Lodge’s famous New Forest Marque breakfast daily, and an hour’s hire of the Twizy (the Twizy is available for hire at £8.50 per hour at other times).

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The snazzy Twizy!