Our Bench - New Forest Accessible Accommodation

A special Day in the New Forest

At Our Bench we offer all our guests the unique opportunity to enjoy a photoshoots with Helen either at our holiday cottages or on location in the New Forest. Helen is a part time photographer at RenoufDesign, she is also one of the photographers for Butterfly Wishes, a National Organisation which offers families the oppportunity to capture special memories of families of children with life-shortening conditions.

Photos are then delivered via an online gallery on RenoufDesign - these can be passworded on request. You then choose 6-8 favorite images and Helen will forward you the digital files for you to print, share and treasure, any you dislike from the album can be removed. You are welcome to share the whole album with friends and family. You have no obligation to purchase anymore, and we don't ask you too, but we do ask for permission to use a few photos on this web site to share with other guests.

Additional digital images are normally £19.99 each, with prints from just £10, which will be sent to your directly.

If you would like to arrange this then please let us know once you have booked your holiday or even when you arrive (Subject to availabilty) and we can arrange a convenient time.


Irene and John

Irene and John booked a photoshoot for the Monday of their New Forest Holiday, and had discussed the idea of visiting one Helen's favorite areas of the New Forest - it had rained overnight but a quick check in the morning via text and they were happy to brave the showers and head out to the New Forest - Helen jumped in their car, and gave them directions to the Tall Tree Trail and Ornamental Drive near Brockenhurst and then took them both on a 1.2km power chair friendly walk, telling them a little about the trees in the area, the importance of the forest during the war and took some photos of them both.

After returning home Irene sent us this email: "Oh what wonderful photos . So many and so hard to choose from... They are all so wonderful. Such happy memories to treasure...Thanks again for a fantastic day in the forest!"

Lois and David

Irene and John Stopping for a Chat on the Tall Tree Trail

Holiday for two

Irene with the Tallest Tree in the New Forest, where John suggested we run away and explore some more places!

Capturing holiday memories

Holiday Memories - John with his very own tree house

Capturing holiday memories

John had a great personality so we added a Christmas surprise into his photoshoot.

Capturing holiday memories

Happy Holiday Memories - John and Irene

Capturing holiday memories

The puddles did not stop us having fun.


Lois and David

Lois and David stayed for a holiday in Little Bench, it was the firest time they had professional photos taken of them together since David was diagnosed with his condition and we made the most of a short spell of sunshine and captured a selection of images in the front garden of Little Bench and Garden Bench


Lois and David

Lois and David staying in Little Bench

Capturing holiday memories

Holiday Memories - first professional photos since David was diagnosed.

Holiday for two

Tresured Holiday memories at Little Bench

Sam and his family

Sam and his family stayed in Bench Cottage, and we captured these photos in the cottage and with a little photoshop magic we created some memories of the family together on holiday on an overcast morning during their stay.


Sam and his parents enjoying a story

Sam and his parents photographer in the holiday cottage

Sam and his Dad on holiday in the New Forest

Sam and his Dad

Sam in his wheelchair in the New Forest

Sam and his wheelchair