Located on the edge of the Dorset village of Alderholt is this pretty holiday cottage for two with log burner and romantic double bedroom. The Hampshire riverside county town of Fordingbridge is just three miles away and the New Forest National Park is five minutes in the car with miles of forest tracks and trails for cyclists, walkers and horse riders.
You and your family will have all the space you need at Lions Lodge. The three-bedroom holiday home sleeps seven people, but the vast backyard makes this place stand out. There is a large lawn, seating and a patio with a hot tub so you can soak your tired legs and sunburned shoulders after a day cycling through the New Forest, climbing at Go Ape, or swimming and surfing at Bournemouth. There are two pubs within walking distance of this welcoming self-catering rental in this quiet village near Ringwood and Poole.
With space for up to 20 people (18+2), a 30-foot long reception room made for parties and a garden where you'll happily spend lazy summer evenings lingering over a barbecue and relaxing in the hot tub (the owner can arrange hot-tub hire if required), The Galleries is everything you could want in a big self-catering holiday house in Hampshire. The gorgeous Georgian property is in a stylish residential area in Gosport, within walking distance of shops, cafes, pubs and the ferry to Portsmouth, yet far enough from the centre that it's peaceful and private. The house is child and pet friendly, with short breaks and longer stays available all year round.
This detached Victorian house is brilliant for extended families and groups of friends, as it can comfortably sleep up to 20 (16+4) people in seven spacious bedrooms. It has four reception areas including a dining room and a separate conservatory, and a lovely spacious garden. The Dairy House overlooks Portsmouth Harbour and is a short walk from shops, pubs and a short drive from the Gosport Ferry terminal. There are beaches, museums, footpaths and other attractions all within easy reach to make this a perfect holiday destination at any time of the year.
Gosport has everything you could want in a holiday destination, including fantastic amenities, beautiful views, historical sights and attractions, and countless ways to have fun. The seaside town is just across the water from Portsmouth and a wonderful choice for anyone who enjoys sailing, walking or cycling. The Coach House is a contemporary property with a timeless style built in the grounds of a Grade II listed Georgian villa, a short walk from the centre of town and within easy reach of shops, cafes, pubs and the Gosport Ferry terminal. It sleeps up to ten people in four ensuite bedrooms and is ideal for families or friends. The owner can arrange hot tub hire if required - please contact the owner for details and prices.
Families and friends love this impressive Victorian holiday home which boasts a sizeable reception room, games room and garden with space for a hot tub (the owner can help you arrange hot tub hire). Stoke Villas is spacious and comfortable, with original features and contemporary appliances that make it a welcoming and versatile big holiday home for modern guests. The five bedrooms have a flexible layout to suit your needs, with beds for up to 17 guests plus two sofa-beds to sleep two further people. Gosport's shops, cafes, pubs and ferry terminal are all within walking distance, putting Portsmouth and Gunwharf Quays also within easy reach.
Enjoy a holiday by the coast with your family and friends in this spacious home with all mod-cons. Century House is a modern detached property just outside the centre of Gosport, within a short drive or an easy walk of beaches, shops, cafes, pubs and attractions. It sleeps up to eight people in four bedrooms with the potential to accommodate two more on sofa beds. Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight and the New Forest National Park are all within easy reach for a full-day of fun. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
There is plenty of space for everyone at Bury Villa. The spacious Grade-II listed Georgian holiday home sleeps up to 20 (18+2) people in seven bedrooms, with two reception rooms, a breakfast room and a fun games room as well as a private garden and barbecue area. It's in the seaside town of Gosport in Hampshire, a short walk from shops, cafes, pubs and the passenger ferry to Portsmouth. The house is perfect for a large group self-catering holiday with your extended family and friends as it is available all year round. Hot tub hire can be arranged.
Beautifully presented throughout, Park Farm Cottages offers 5 Star luxury self-catering amongst the scenic beauty of the Hampshire countryside. Sitting on the edge of the South Downs National Park, guests can enjoy peace and tranquility with the River Itchen opposite adding to the charm. Park Farm Cottages is close to the city of Winchester and a popular choice with large groups sleeping up to ten guests who want to holiday or celebrate together. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
Perfect for couples and small families, West Cottage sleeps three guests and offers 5 Star self-catering in a beautifully peaceful part of Hampshire on the outskirts of the South Downs National Park. Close to Winchester, this fabulous architect-designed eco-build holiday home sits opposite the River Itchen and offers all the right ingredients for a relaxing break. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
An award winning single storey 5 Star holiday home situated in Hampshire on the edge of the South Downs National Park, near Winchester. East Cottage enjoys a wonderful tranquil position opposite the River Itchen and is ideal for a relaxing break. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
There's nothing rustic about this well-appointed Shepherd Hut. Set in a field with gorgeous views, the holiday cottage is two modern timber and corrugated metal huts sleeping four people in two bedrooms with electricity, running water and a proper bathroom. Shepherd Hut is on the family-run Michelmersh Farm, where the owners raise dairy cows, sheep and keep horses and chickens. It's an idyllic location only a few miles from Romsey and within easy reach of the New Forest and South Downs National Parks, the Hampshire coast, Stonehenge, Winchester and Salisbury. Shepherd Hut is romantic for couples and fun for families.
Enjoy a farm holiday in this lovely holiday cottage on Michlemersh Manor Farm near Romsey. Foxglove Cottage sleeps four people in two double bedrooms and is welcoming and comfortable for couples or families. The farm has roots going back to 1205. The current owners raise dairy cows and sheep, and it's a great way to introduce children to the delights of country life. There are excellent footpaths and cycling routes nearby. Days out can include exploring the New Forest National Park, shopping and sightseeing in Salisbury and Winchester, visiting Stonehenge, or sunning yourself on Hampshire beaches like Milford-on-Sea.
Enjoy a self-catering farm holiday within reach of the New Forest National Park, Southampton, Winchester and Salisbury at Bluebells on family-run Michelmersh Manor Farm. There are some beautiful footpaths and cycle routes nearby, as well as golf, fishing and horse riding.
This elegant wing of a listed property dates back to medieval times, although the standard of self catering accommodation is firmly in the 21st-Century! It is part of a working farm and enjoys rural views of fields and farmland from the house and a private garden. Located close to Romsey in Hampshire, the Manor is ideal for families who can easily explore Salisbury, Winchester and the New Forest National Park as well as the south coast and sites such as Stonehenge.
The Kitchen is fully equipped with a dining area. The sitting room has an armchair, large comfortable sofa with a log burning stove. A spacious hallway with Laundry area and downstairs loo. Large bedroom with superking size zip link bed. Landing with small double sofa bed for a child. Shower room with underfloor heating. Travel cot available.
Offering the perfect blend of rustic charm, cosiness with log burner and modern day conveniences to ensure a high standard of comfort, Barn Cottage sits on the outskirts of Alderholt in Dorset. A pretty village with pub for meals out, a mill serving cream teas at the weekend, and a shop for forgotten provisions, Alderholt is just three miles from the county town of Fordingbridge and a five minute car ride into the New Forest National Park with an abundance of forest tracks to satisfy the keenest of walkers, cyclists and horse riders. This welcoming holiday cottage is a perfect self-catering base for exploring both Dorset and Hampshire including the Forest and South Coast.
Welcome aboard our Luxury Super Yacht Temptation, including a Hot Tub Jacuzzi on the upper deck, a Master Double Cabin with ensuite Bathroom, a Twin Bed Cabin with ensuite Shower Room, a spacious soulful Lounge, a Kitchen Galley, an Alfresco Dining Deck, a Sun Deck and a beautiful waterside sea view across the bay. There is also SuperFast BT Broadband, WiFi and SKY TV. Have a look at this amazing Waterside Holiday Break Experience on: www.SuperYachtTemptation.com
Little Owls is as sweet as its name and a lovely choice for families, friends and couples who want to explore the many attractions of both Hampshire and Wiltshire. Nestling in a peaceful position in the picturesque Test Valley, guests can enjoy stunning countryside views, the shared use of an outdoor heated swimming pool (June - September), lovely walks and plenty of relaxation.
It's hard not to be wooed by this idyllic romantic retreat set in beautiful rural surroundings on the outskirts of the New Forest National Park. Located in the charming village of Alderholt, Shepherd's Retreat is a cosy bolthole for two. The artisan built hut has everything you need for a self-catering holiday, including a hand built kitchen, wood burning stove, WiFi and a village pub just a short walk away. Enjoy walks and bike rides from the front door or lazy days on the beach, just half an hour away.
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The county has played an important role throughout England's history. The city of Winchester was once the capital of the country and the two maritime ports of Portsmouth and Southampton (which are also the major cities in the area) acted as a departure point for settlers seeking a new life to America and during the Second World War as a Royal Navy harbour. Furthermore, Hampshire has a strong literary significance and both Charles Dickens and Jane Austen were born in the county. You can visit the birthplace of Dickens in Portsmouth which features a museum dedicated to the author, as well as the house where Jane Austen penned her most important novels in the village of Chawton.
Hampshire's diversity is evident with its untouched countryside and rural nature combined with the industrial modernity of its cities. The county provides over 750 miles of cycling paths both rural and urban, in addition to outdoor activity centres particularly at Calshot along the Hampshire coastline. There are also no less than 8 country parks and nature reserves sprawled across its area including the Queen Elizabeth Country Park with over 20 miles of endearing and beautiful trails for walkers and cyclists, as well as the acclaimed Farley Mount which sits in central Hampshire and offers stunning views across the county with both downland and woodland.
The county is not just a rural retreat and it also benefits from an enthralling coastline, with the chalky cliffs of the South Downs which pass through Hampshire being a particular highlight. Lepe Country Park features miles of sandy beaches, great views to the Isle of Wright and several D-Day memorials and remains. This impressive coastline allows for water based activities such as sailing, waterboarding and kayaking. These can also be undertaken at the New Forest National Park (which the county shares with Wiltshire and Dorset) that boasts 2 lakes, over 220 square miles of natural beauty and diverse wildlife in addition to campsites, fishing on a private island and plenty of pretty thatched cottages providing self-catering accommodation.
There is a strong military heritage in these parts as well. The countryside offers numerous castles and forts from the Middle Ages including the renowned Portchester Castle which stands as one of the best examples in the whole of Northern Europe of medieval architecture with Roman influences. The historic dockyard in Portsmouth is listed as a Top 10 Heritage Attraction in England while it also hosts the Mary Rose Museum.
Hampshire offers activities and events for all the family and is an incredibly diverse and welcoming county in England. Its cities are vibrant with shopping, nightlife and entertainment, whilst its countryside is peaceful, beautiful and enchanting for those who visit. A truly varied county with a solid historical significance intertwined with a modern appeal.