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.
A picturesque thatched holiday retreat on the edge of the New Forest National Park providing a superb base for exploring the forest, and also the many attractions of the area including Salisbury, 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.
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. Just half a mile from Fordingbridge with a good choice of amenities.
On the Hampshire/Dorset borders, sitting on the edge of Cranborne Chase, this comfortable home is within easy driving distance of many attractions including the New Forest National Park, Salisbury, Stonehenge and the Jurassic coastline. Enjoy miles of forest tracks and trails (great for walkers, cyclists and horse riders); iconic world class attractions, some of the country's finest beaches and lots of rest and relaxation.
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, along with the wider area including Salisbury, Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.
Chocolate box pretty, this delightful thatched holiday cottage sits in the Hampshire village of Winsor in the New Forest National Park. Oozing character features beautifully blended with modern conveniences, Thimble Cottage is just a mile from the open forest with fantastic walks and miles of cycling to enjoy.
Located between the forest and sea, this holiday cottage sits within a one mile flat walk of the delightful historic market town of Ringwood and just a five minute drive from the New Forest. An abundance of attractions within easy reach as well as miles of forest walks and cycle rides.
Surrounded by beautiful Hampshire countryside and only two miles from the coast, Little Exbury is a firm favourite with couples, small families, and friends. Sleeping four people in two king-sized double bedrooms and with room for a cot, the pretty cottage is furnished to a very high standard with thoughtful touches like handmade luxury soap and thick bathrobes for guests to use during their stay. It is part of the Exbury Estate and only a mile from the renowned Exbury Gardens, five miles from Beaulieu, and close to other popular attractions in the New Forest National Park such as Lepe Country Park, Hurst Castle, Lymington and Ringwood.
A pretty thatched holiday cottage offering traditional accommodation ideally situated in the lovely village of Burley in the heart of the New Forest National Park. A great place for enjoying the many attractions that this beautiful area has to offer with wonderful forest walks, cycle rides and pony trekking. Whether you visit in the Spring when the forest is bursting into life or in the Autumn when ablaze with colour, the New Forest is a popular holiday destination all year round that is easily reachable from London.
A cosy romantic cottage for two ideally placed in a tranquil position close to the Hampshire market town of Lymington with direct access out into the Forest. Enjoy the best of both worlds with the New Forest National Park on the doorstep offering a host of attractions and activities, and the coast a short drive away for lazy days.
An ideal affordable retreat for couples and small families in the village of Bramshaw close to the 'Capital of the Forest' Lyndhurst. In the heart of the New Forest National Park, the cottage is perfect for those who enjoy walking, cycling, horse riding or exploring the many attractions of Hampshire. Both dogs and horses are welcome to come and explore the forest with you!
If you are looking to explore the New Forest National Park and the South Coast, Hucklesbrook Farm is a good choice and offers welcoming self-catering set around a courtyard on the owner's family farm. Ideally located, Salisbury is a short drive away and 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.
Three 4 Star holiday homes in a courtyard setting on the owner's family farm within the New Forest National Park. Ideally located, the cottages are a short drive from Salisbury and 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.
Hucklesbrook Farm sits on the outskirts of the New Forest National Park and is home to three Four Star holiday homes. Set around a courtyard the cottages are a short drive from Salisbury with its stunning cathedral and the sandy beaches of 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.
A second floor holiday apartment within an impressive privately owned house set within 5 acres of beautiful gardens close to Minstead village just three miles from Lyndhurst, the 'Capital of the Forest'. Ideally positioned in the very heart of the New Forest and a great base for exploring the areas many attractions and enjoying forest walks. Dogs welcome.
Perfectly placed in the coastal village of Milford-on-Sea, this stylish luxury holiday home offers the chance to enjoy all of Hampshire's best bits. The beach is just a short stroll away and the New Forest National Park is only a minute by car. Whether you want to enjoy forest walks, bike rides, relax on the beach or explore Hampshire's many attractions, Mulberry Barn is an excellent choice. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.
In a superb position by the marinas and yacht clubs in the bustling Hampshire market town of Lymington, this 'upside down' cottage is an ideal base for exploring the New Forest and the coast, and affords vibrant views of nautical life with The Solent and Isle of Wight on the horizon. Plenty of amenities and places for a meal out on the doorstep and an abundance of attractions nearby. The best of both worlds allowing you to explore the coast and forest, as well as the Isle of Wight (just a ferry trip away).
A single storey detached self catering studio apartment sitting in a quiet leafy lane in the heart of the New Forest National Park providing an ideal base for exploring the areas many attractions. Within walking distance of Minstead (with pub and shop), close to Lyndhurst and the open forest is just yards away.
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.
If your ideal New Forest retreat is a cottage where ponies wander up to the front gate, and you have access to miles of forest walks on the doorstep, then Heather View Cottage is a great choice. Located on the edge of the village of Sway (with a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants), this cosy cottage is just three miles from Lymington and Brockenhurst offering the best of both worlds - the forest and the coast.
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 family days out including wildlife and nature attractions. Lovers of all things nautical should not miss a trip to Buckler’s Hard or the pretty coastal town of Lymington where you can jump on a ferry and take a day trip to the Isle of Wight, just one of our wet weather recommendations.
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. Find out more about the New Forest.