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Cottage Holidays in the New Forest
Originally the deer hunting area of William the first 1079, the somewhat misnamed ‘New Forest’ is anything but new. A very protected national park, the New Forest is a spectacular and vast area for walking, cycling and riding. The open pastures that have been preserved since the area was created provide not only a real sense of freedom but also some of the most contented animals, both wild and somewhat domestic, in the UK. Read More
A modern stylish self-contained annex located in a village location on the edge of the New Forest. An ideal place for enjoying all the forest has to offer, along with the wider area including Salisbury, Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth. 4 Star.
A delightful holiday cottage located within a village in the New Forest National Park. Providing the best of olde worlde charm and modern convenience the cottage is just a mile from the open forest with fantastic walks and great cycling routes nearby.
A pretty thatched holiday cottage on the edge of the New Forest, providing an ideal base for touring the area including the many attractions of the New Forest and Salisbury which is just a few miles away.
A very pretty thatched self catering holiday cottage on the edge of the New Forest, providing very comfortable holiday accommodation and an ideal base for touring the area being just a few miles from Salisbury.
Located midway between Lymington and Brockenhurst, this spacious holiday home is ideal for families and couples and is located in the New Forest near to Lymington. Great for walkers and exploring the New Forest.
A delightful holiday cottage on the edge of the New Forest with the most magnificent views across the Avon River and Valley below. Ideal for couples who love peace and quiet and want to relax and unwind. 4 Star.
A quaint thatched 'rustic' holiday retreat located near to Hyde Common in the New Forest National Park. With forest walks from the front door, this is an ideal place for those seeking comfortable 'no frills' holiday accommodation.
A homely rustic holiday retreat on the edge of the New Forest National Park, on the outskirts of Hyde Common, Fordingbridge -an ideal place for enjoying the attractions of both the New Forest and Hampshire.
Located in the traditional coastal village of Milford-on-Sea & just over a mile from where the New Forest National Park begins, this holiday apartment is ideal for those who enjoy walking, cycling or want to explore the area. 4 Star.
Located in Hampshire, this delightful pretty holiday cottage is ideal for those who want to relax in a tranquil setting and is within easy driving distance of many attractions including the New Forest, Salisbury and the Bournemouth beaches.
A stylish newly refurbished holiday cottage positioned in a Victorian farmyard in the New Forest National Park. Just a five minute drive from the Georgian town of Lymington and an ideal base for exploring the forest and coast.
A delightful holiday cottage in a peaceful location with stunning views over the Hampshire countryside just 10 minutes drive from the New Forest. Recently refurbished to a high standard with an outdoor (shared) pool, this is a perfect place for a family holiday.
A delightful holiday cottage set in a peaceful location with stunning views over the Hampshire countryside. It has recently been refurbished to a very high standard and is spacious yet cosy. With an outdoor (shared) pool, heated in the warmer months, it is perfect for a family holiday.
A detached, two bedroom, 5* Star maintained to Gold Award specification cottage at affordable prices. Superb location overlooking fields on the border of the New Forest / East Dorset, 4 miles from Ringwood, offering an ideal base for coast, countryside and a wealth of pursuits. 5 Star.
A detached 4* cottage, two bedrooms both en-suite with ground level accommodation, maintained to a high standard. Superb location with rural aspect on the border of the New Forest / East Dorset, 4 miles from Ringwood, ideal for coast and countryside. 4 Star.
From £350 to £770 per week
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Being a national park, the New Forest is a highly protected area, with proud locals who will happily tell you about the rich and fascinating history the area boasts. There are plenty of historical sites for those interested in tracing the steps of significant figures from the past, such as the Rufus Stone Memorial, which marks the spot where William’s son is said to have died.
Though the locals will tell you all about the place, the best way to experience the New Forest is by getting out and seeing it. You can do this on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. Take a guided tour of the area or grab a map and go it alone.
Some locals that you are guaranteed to encounter are some of the New Forest’s oldest residents – the New Forest Ponies. These wild and pretty ponies roam freely throughout the forest and uphold the tradition of open pasture that has been kept alive since the time of William the first.
When you’re all walked out, there are plenty of other attractions to entertain, such as the beautiful Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway, which offers over 200 acres of expertly manicured grounds. You can admire the sights on foot or from the comfort of a quaint steam railway – another step back into history. Beaulieu also combines pretty gardens and man-made machines with the National Motor Museum – a must see for motoring enthusiasts with an interest in some very old classics!
For the kids, there are plenty of wildlife and nature attractions and lovers of all things nautical should not miss a trip to Buckler’s Hard or the pretty coastal town of Lymington. From here you can jump on a ferry and take a day trip to the Isle of Wight.
The New Forest is a unique and fascinating area, with a wealth of history, stunning forests and intriguing tradition. A must-visit UK holiday location.