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Mare and Foal enjoying the early morning sun, New Forest
Mare and Foal enjoying the early morning sun, New Forest

Holiday Cottages in the New Forest

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

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50.931306, -1.616541

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!

Weekly price from
£250 to £395
Sleeps 2+2

2+2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.940457, -1.784668

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.

Weekly price from
£340 to £615
Sleeps 2+2

2+2  |   1  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

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 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.

Weekly price from
£415 to £785
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.894191, -1.619103

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.

Weekly price from
£260 to £410
Sleeps 4

4  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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 price from
£310 to £485
Sleeps 3

3  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

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, along with the wider area including Salisbury, Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£395 to £750
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star Gold

Keeper's Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 19th Jan 2018 for 3 nights, £300"Priced to 4 guests, further discount offered to a couple. Inc. gas, electricity, linen, towels, free wi-fi and lots of essentials. No booking fee, vat, meters or security deposit."
50.861818, -1.871815

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. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price from
£550 to £925
Sleeps 4+1

4+1  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

Forester's Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 19th Jan 2018 for 3 nights, £290"Priced to 4 guests, further discount offered to a couple. Inc. gas/electric, linen, towels, free wi-fi and lots of essentials. No booking fee/vat, no meters or security deposit to pay."
50.861818, -1.871815

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. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£490 to £875
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

Chestnut Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 22nd Jan 2018 for 4 nights, £195"This is a special price for 2 people. Extra guests welcome at £15 per person. The price is for 3 nights and your 4th night is FREE"
50.822404, -1.708359

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.

Weekly price from
£360 to £945
Sleeps 5

5  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.924165, -1.560380

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.

Weekly price from
£695 to £1350
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.062832, -1.609156

Sitting in an acre of grounds, this well presented holiday home is perfect for families, friends and pet owners. Located on the Wiltshire/Hampshire border in the village of West Tytherley with good pub within walking distance, there are a multitude of attractions within easy reach including Salisbury, The New Forest, Winchester and Stonehenge. Whether you want to simply relax or explore, this welcoming cottage is an excellent choice.

Weekly price from
£425 to £795
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.776359, -1.572889

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.

Weekly price from
£415 to £630
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.747827, -1.557528

Well equipped, this spacious Regency style holiday home sits in a quiet part of Pennington near Lymington on the outskirts of the New Forest National Park and is well placed for enjoying everything that both the forest and coast have to offer. Fabulous walks and an abundance of attractions for day trips out.

Weekly price from
£410 to £800
Sleeps 5

5  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.892774, -1.617629

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.

Weekly price from
£320 to £400
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.895467, -1.776110

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.

Weekly price from
£450 to £815
Sleeps 5+1

5+1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.895487, -1.776142

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.

Weekly price from
£425 to £795
Sleeps 5+1

5+1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

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 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.

Weekly price from
£425 to £775
Sleeps 5+1

5+1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.784400, -1.608458

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.

Weekly price from
£285 to £770
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.784400, -1.608458

Rushcroft Lodge sits in the New Forest National Park on the edge of the Hampshire village of Sway. With easy access to the coast (Lymington is just 4 miles) and direct forest access from the front door, this welcoming comfy cottage is a good choice for walkers, cyclists and horse riders (on-site livery available for those who wish to bring their own horse). A great base for visiting the many attractions of the New Forest.

Weekly price from
£265 to £475
Sleeps 2+1

2+1  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.786024, -1.479120

A charming holiday cottage, set in an idyllic location with direct forest access providing an ideal setting for walking, riding and cycling in the New Forest National Park with the added benefit of being just a mile away from the Solent coastline.

Weekly price from
£450 to £800
Sleeps 2-4

2-4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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.