Holiday Cottages in the New Forest

Holiday Cottages in the New Forest

Self-catering holidays in the New Forest

The New Forest is as pretty as a picture, boasting some of the most idyllic countryside that England has to offer. Full of tiny, unspoilt villages that wouldn't look out of place on a chocolate box, and peppered with wild ponies, our New Forest cottages offer the perfect base from which to explore this dreamy part of the UK.

While most people tend to imagine the New Forest as a sprawling green landscape, it does also sport one of the most spectacular coastlines in the country. Whether you fancy topping your tan up in the summer of taking a bracing walk in winter, there are plenty of beaches and coves to explore. The coastal walk is immensely popular, and the New Forest Tour blue route will help you uncover all those secluded bays and saltwater lagoons. Many of our New Forest Cottages are a short distance from the coast, giving you the opportunity to be beside the seaside at any time of year.

Best locations near the New Forest

Many of our holiday cottages in the New Forest are ideal for anyone looking to get away from it all and enjoy some quiet time. With such a beautiful backdrop, you only have to step out of the front door of your cottage to soak up the ambience. Here are just some of our favourite locations for New Forest cottages:

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Frequent questions

  • How many days do you need for the New Forest?

    To experience the highlights of the New Forest, a minimum of two to three days is recommended. However, extending your stay to four or five days allows for a more immersive experience, with the opportunity to explore additional activities and attractions in the area.

  • Which area is the best to stay in New Forest?

    The best area to stay in the New Forest largely depends on your preferences and the activities you plan to engage in. Popular towns and villages within or near the New Forest include Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst, Lymington, and Beaulieu, each offering their own unique charm and proximity to different attractions and amenities.

  • Where is the best place to see the ponies in the New Forest?

    To increase your chances of seeing the famous New Forest ponies, there are several areas within the New Forest National Park where they can often be found. Beaulieu Heath, Bolton's Bench in Lyndhurst, and the surrounding areas of Brockenhurst are popular spots to encounter the ponies. These locations provide open heathland and grassy areas where the ponies graze freely. However, it's important to note that the ponies roam throughout the New Forest, so sightings can occur in various places.

  • Do you need a car in New Forest?

    The best way to explore the New Forest National Park is often without a car. With convenient train access, you can easily arrive at villages like Brockenhurst, Sway, and Ashurst, from where you can embark on delightful walks or bike rides to immerse yourself in the beauty of the park. This allows for a more eco-friendly and enjoyable experience, while also enabling you to access areas that may be less accessible by car.

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