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. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A delightful cosy holiday cottage on the Dorset/Hampshire borders, providing the best of both worlds and the opportunity to visit both the coastline and the New Forest National Park which are both a short distance away. Sitting in the little Dorset village of Winkton, Coral Cottage is ideal for those who enjoy walking, cycling or lazy days with the beaches of Christchurch and Mudeford close by, and miles of forest tracks and trails just waiting to be explored.
Located midway between Lymington and Brockenhurst, this spacious holiday home is located in the New Forest National Park near to Lymington, and provides a good base for families and couples to explore the areas many attractions. Great for walkers and cyclists.
One of three holiday cottages located at Rushcroft Farm in the appealing Hampshire village of Sway within the boundaries of the New Forest National Park. A perfect base for exploring the areas many attractions, the farm offers guests direct access out onto miles of forest tracks and trails for walking, cycling and horse riding. Take the ferry from nearby Lymington (4 miles away) to the Isle of Wight, visit Beaulieu Motor Museum, or spend the day at the coast with the beach at Milford on Sea within easy reach by car and Bournemouth, Poole and Southampton accessible by train.
A welcoming holiday retreat in the Hampshire village of Sway with forest walks straight from the front door. Sitting within the New Forest National Park, Rushcroft Farm is ideal for walkers, cyclists, horse riders (on-site livery available) and those who want to visit the areas many attractions. Just four miles from Lymington and within easy reach of the coast.
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 warm welcome awaits at Mary's Barn. Set in the grounds of the owner's thatched property, this delightful holiday home is ideally placed in the very heart of the New Forest National Park with forest walks and bike rides straight from the front door. Perfect for relaxing or exploring the areas may attractions.
A secluded stylish hideaway in a highly desirable corner of the New Forest near to Beaulieu. Great for walkers, cyclists and those wanting to explore the many attractions of the forest.
A modern self catering bungalow just one hundred yards from the beach in Milford on Sea in Hampshire with pubs and restaurants within a ten minute walk, and the New Forest easily accessible by car. Five Star quality assessed by VisitEngland and given their gold award. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.
A spacious stylish self-catering holiday home located in New Milton in Hampshire on the edge of the New Forest. Ideal for those seeking the sea or forest with plenty of attractions within easy reach.
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.