Holiday Cottages in the New Forest
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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 horse 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 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.
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.
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. 4 Star Gold.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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. 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. 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. 4 Star.
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.
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. A perfect base for exploring both Dorset and Hampshire including the Forest and South Coast.
A relaxing and peaceful retreat in the pretty Wiltshire village of Downton, just a five minute car ride from the New Forest National Park and within easy reach of Salisbury, Stonehenge and the coast for day trips out.
A delightful red brick cottage in the riverside town of Fordingbridge on the edge of the New Forest National Park. Shops, restaurants and nice walks on the doorstep and miles of forest tracks to explore close by. Whether you are looking for a relaxing break or a base to explore the areas many attractions, this is an ideal retreat.
A homely thatched cottage on the outskirts of the New Forest National Park boundaries, close to Fordingbridge - A basic level of accommodation which is ideal for walkers and those wanting a base for exploring the many attractions of both the forest and Hampshire.
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 detached, two bedroom, beautifully maintained 5* cottage with ground level accommodation, en-suite and family bathroom. Situated on the border of the New Forest / East Dorset, with rural views and a wealth of local country and coastal pursuits for every age and interest. 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.
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 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.
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Cottage Holidays in the New Forest
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.
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