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Fordingbridge, the 'Gateway' to the New Forest
Fordingbridge, the 'Gateway' to the New Forest

Holiday Cottages in Fordingbridge

The town of Fordingbridge is a stellar example of why holiday makers flock to Hampshire. Ancient trees, miles of tracks and trails for walkers and cyclists, an abundance of wildlife and a wide choice of accommodation make the New Forest the ideal spot, whether you're after an adventure, or a week spent doing nothing more energetic than strolling to the local pub. Fordingbridge can be found on the north western border of the New Forest and is often referred to as its 'gateway'. Read more

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50.934822, -1.756890

Comfortable self-catering annexe set in an idyllic location within the New Forest National Park close to Fordingbridge in Hampshire. A peaceful, secluded retreat which is ideal for exploring the areas many attractions with direct access to forest walks from the front door. A peaceful haven with two pubs in walking distance and plenty of opportunity for cycling, horse riding, fishing and walking locally.

Weekly guide price:
£385 to £595

3  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.930330, -1.749293

A much loved family holiday home for over thirty years, Graylands Cottage affords a tranquil position with lovely views, nicely tucked away in the New Forest National Park with walks starting from the cottage gate. Spend your days exploring the forest by foot, pony trekking, cycling, getting out and about exploring the areas many attractions or simply sitting back in the large garden and soaking up the lovely views and wildlife.

Weekly guide price:
£590 to £2190

2-8  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.940423, -1.784657

A picturesque thatched holiday retreat on the edge of the New Forest National Park providing a superb self-catering base for exploring the forest, and also the many attractions of the area including Winchester, the South Coast and Stonehenge. The county town of Fordingbridge with a good choice of shops and eateries is just half a mile away.

Weekly guide price:
£520 to £940

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.940457, -1.784668

A 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 world famous Stonehenge, Bournemouth and beaches. Just half a mile from Fordingbridge with a good choice of amenities close by.

Weekly guide price:
£440 to £695

2+2  |   1  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.938599, -1.782662

Burgate Manor Farm is 230-acres of rural bliss in the New Forest National Park. The estate has seven fantastic self-catering properties including Swan Cottage, which sleeps up to six people in two bedrooms, and the holiday cottages can be hired together to accommodate groups of up to 54. Whether you are a couple escaping for a romantic weekend in the New Forest, or a party of extended family and friends celebrating a milestone occasion, you will love the comfortable accommodation and location just a mile from the picturesque town of Fordingbridge, and close to favourite New Forest attractions like Paulton Park and the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.

Weekly guide price:
£600 to £1298
Short breaks from £140 per night

4+2  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.938599, -1.782662

Sleeping up to six guests in two bedrooms (plus a sofa bed), Heron Cottage at Burgate Manor Farm is an excellent choice for families, friends and also couples who like a little extra space around them. Sitting on the edge of the New Forest just a mile from Fordingbridge, this welcoming holiday cottage offers lovely walks straight from the front door, river access for fishing and a great base for visiting the multitude of attractions in the area. Whether you want to explore the forest by bike, car or horseback; or get out and about exploring, you are assured a warm welcome at Burgate Manor Farm.

Weekly guide price:
£600 to £1298
Short breaks from £140 per night

4-6  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.929426, -1.761578

A modern stylish Four Star Gold self-contained annex in the Hampshire village of Godshill within the New Forest National Park. Close to Fordingbridge, Wayside is an ideal place for enjoying all the forest has to offer including fabulous walking, cycling and horse riding. Family swimming passes for the pools at the nearby Sandy Balls leisure centre are provided. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£415 to £875

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star Gold

50.909621, -1.833828

Newly built using traditional techniques and featuring a separate bedroom and shower room, this charming Shepherd's Hut offers couples space and comfort in an idyllic location close to the New Forest National Park and within walking distance of a country pub. Enjoy walking and bike rides through the forest and countryside, and with the coast only half an hour away plus plenty of picturesque towns and villages to explore, your self-catering holiday can be as exciting or relaxing as you choose.

Weekly guide price:
£380 to £580
Short breaks from £80 per night

2  |   1  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.938599, -1.782662

It can be difficult to find a self-catering holiday property for large groups that keeps everyone happy, but not at Granary Barn. Set in nearly 250 acres on a private farm in the north of the New Forest National Park, it is an idyllic venue with access to water meadows and fishing on the River Avon. There are eight bedrooms to accommodate 16 guests, with a sofa bed if you need to squeeze two more in, and the option to book one or more of the other self-catering cottages on site for larger groups. Fordingbridge is only a mile away, while popular New Forest attractions such as the National Motor Museum and Buckler's Hard are also within easy reach.

Weekly guide price:
£3084 to £5254
Short breaks from £770 per night

16-18  |   8  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.938599, -1.782662

Kingfisher Cottage is ideal for couples and families visiting the New Forest National Park. Only a mile from Fordingbridge and within walking distance of The George pub, the holiday cottage is on a private 230-acre farm beside the banks of the Avon River, surrounded by meadows and fields. There is space for four people in two bedrooms, with a double sofa-bed that opens out to sleep up to two more adults. Paulton's Park, the National Motor Museum and Moors Valley Country Park are all within easy reach, as are miles of footpaths, traffic free cycling routes and bridleways. With its pretty thatched cottages, free-roaming ponies and ancient forests and woodland, the New Forest is a beautiful holiday destination at any time of the year.

Weekly guide price:
£528 to £1196
Short breaks from £123 per night

4-6  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.895467, -1.776110

If you are looking to explore the New Forest and the South Coast, Hucklesbrook Farm is a good choice and offers welcoming self-catering accommodation set around a courtyard on the owner's family farm. Ideally located, the forest tracks and trails where ponies roam freely are on the doorstep. Perfect for touring, relaxing and outdoor adventures. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£790 to £1295

5+1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

50.895467, -1.776142

Three 4 Star holiday homes in a courtyard setting on the owner's family farm within the New Forest. Ideally located, the self-catering cottages are a short drive from the sandy beaches of the South Coast offering guests the perfect combination of outdoor adventures and relaxing days by the sea. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£765 to £1195

5+1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.895487, -1.776142

Hucklesbrook Farm sits within the New Forest and is home to three Four Star holiday homes. Set around a courtyard the cottages are a short drive from the South Coast. Spend your days exploring the tracks and trails of the forest, browsing the shops or relaxing by the sea. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£695 to £1125

5+1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

50.909621, -1.833828

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. 

Weekly guide price:
£490 to £620
Short breaks from £85 per night

2  |   1  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.928373, -1.791819

Caxton House is a quirky self-catering apartment sitting in a characterful 18th Century Georgian House, offering a self-contained holiday retreat from which to explore the New Forest and its many attractions. Located right in the heart of the riverside town of Fordingbridge, guests have pubs, shops and restaurants on the doorstep. A great base for exploring the area with or without a car.

Weekly guide price:
£470 to £1050
Short breaks from £86 per night

6  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.909621, -1.833828

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.

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £640
Short breaks from £85 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.938599, -1.782662

Offering single level self-catering, Teal Cottage at Burgate Manor Farm is perfect for families and friends and offers an ideal base for exploring the New Forest and enjoying all it has to offer. Spend your days visiting the many attractions and cycling, walking or pony trekking the miles of forest tracks and trails before you retire back to relax in this comfy welcoming holiday cottage. Just a mile from Fordingbridge on the edge of the forest, Paultons Park, the Moors Valley Country Park, Lymington, Salisbury and Portsmouth are all within easy reach.

Weekly guide price:
£528 to £1196
Short breaks from £123 per night

4-6  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.938599, -1.782662

Couples and families love Grebe Cottage, which offers 4-star accommodation in 230 acres of private farmland in the north of the New Forest National Park. There is space for four people to sleep in two bedrooms, and the holiday cottage can be booked on its own or reserved with one of several other lovely cottages on Burgate Manor Farm to accommodate larger groups of family and friends. Fordingbridge's medieval arched bridge and The George pub are only a mile away, while popular New Forest attractions like Beaulieu and Moors Valley Country Park are nearby. There are miles of beautiful footpaths, cycling trails and bridleways to help you explore the New Forest and enjoy being close to nature in this incredible ancient landscape. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£456 to £1130
Short breaks from £110 per night

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

50.938599, -1.782662

The New Forest National Park is such a popular holiday destination because it offers something for everyone. Mallard Cottage is one of seven excellent holiday homes to rent on Burgate Manor Farm, a mile from Fordingbridge and close to fantastic attractions including the New Forest Waterpark, Paultons Park, and the Moors Valley Country Park. It is also an easy drive from places like Lymington, Salisbury and Portsmouth, and footpaths, bridleways and cycling trails are abundant nearby. Whether you are getting the kids out into the fresh air for a family holiday or arranging a special celebration with your friends, the amenities and welcome at Burgate Manor Farm are perfect.

Weekly guide price:
£904 to £1620
Short breaks from £210 per night

6-8  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.934999, -1.787666

Ancient woodlands, beautiful beaches, villages and towns with thatched cottages and free-roaming ponies are just a few of the many reasons anyone planning a peaceful, relaxing holiday should consider the New Forest. Robin's Nest is a quiet self-catering holiday home in Fordingbridge, a ten-minute walk from the medieval stone arched bridge, pubs, cafes, shops and other amenities. It's great for couples or friends as it sleeps two people in one twin bedroom, with a private enclosed garden and off-street parking. Not only do you have the national park close by, but you are also within easy reach of the River Avon, Salisbury, Stonehenge and Southampton. 

Weekly guide price:
£288 to £366
Short breaks from £65 per night

2  |   1  |   1  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Sunday

About Fordingbridge

Fordingbridge is 150 miles from Birmingham, 100 miles from London, and 60 miles from Bristol, meaning that you can leave the stress of the office behind on a Friday night and be relaxing in front of a spectacular summer sunset or a cosy winter fire by dinnertime. As well as being a handy base for exploring New Forest towns like Lymington and Brockenhurst, Fordingbridge is within easy reach of Bournemouth and Salisbury.

The picturesque market town (the weekly market is held on Friday morning) is named after the medieval stone arched bridge which spans the River Avon. As well as beautiful footpaths and cycle paths, visitors can enjoy fishing at Riverside Park and horse riding. Fordingbridge boasts historical features which date back to the Neolithic period, as well as a Norman church; and the New Forest remains delightfully uncommercial, with independent shops and boutiques in villages and towns.

Fordingbridge has everything you could want for your self-catering holiday in the New Forest no matter if you're on a solo break, travelling with friends or family, or heading away for a romantic weekend. You'll be charmed by the thatched cottages, captivated by the scenery, and more than content with the array of fantastic restaurants, cafes, and markets bursting with locally produced, seasonal food.