From an intimate stately home to stunning countryside and coastal backdrops, the Beaulieu Estate in the heart of the New Forest offers a full range of landscapes, buildings and backdrops for any filming project.
The estate spans 7,000 acres. Within minutes, you can drive from the picture-perfect Beaulieu village with New Forest ponies walking along the High Street – through woodland with a mix of coniferous and ancient broadleaf forest – to the rugged,open coastline. Any of the estate’s 120 predominantly red-brick cottages and farmhouses, traditional barns and outbuildings can set the mood for a filming project.
At the Beaulieu visitor attraction, home of the National Motor Museum, cars, character and heritage combine.
Palace House, owned by the Montagu family since 1538, retains original gothic features and family treasures. From the Victorian Kitchen to the Portrait Gallery, there is authenticity in every room.
Also available as a location are the grounds and gardens of Palace House which feature the formal ornamental kitchen and Victorian flower gardens as well as the contrasting natural wilderness garden. The Mill Pond Walk is a tree-canopied riverside path along the banks of the Beaulieu River.
The wider estate includes the Beaulieu River, one of the few privately owned rivers in the world, the custodianship of the Montagu family has kept it a special place. Meandering out through the salt marshes seems a million miles from the busy Solent, with wooded banks which are home to wildlife, whilst Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour has more modern facilities.
Buckler’s Hard historic village, on the banks of the river is an unspoilt haven untouched by time. The once thriving shipbuilding village, where ships for Nelson’s fleet at Trafalgar were built, is lined with original 18th century shipbuilders’ cottages.
FILMING WITH US
With convenient transport links to London, Beaulieu provides easy access to forest, heathland, and coastal locations. The nearest railway station is Brockenhurst, a short taxi ride away. We can even accommodate those needing to arrive by helicopter.
Our grounds can accommodate unit bases and crew parking, and our team is experienced at looking after production crews from the initial recces through to filming.
Over the years we have worked with many film production companies on current affair programmes, regional and naitonal news, live weather broadcasts, features for magazine programmes, factual entertainment, drama productions and feature films.
get in touch
If you’d like to discuss using Beaulieu as a location for your next project, please email us with as much information as you have about your project and we’ll arrange a convenient time to have an exploratory chat with you.