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Highlights in New Forest
- Outdoor activities
- Pretty towns
- Wild horses
- Hiking and cycling
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The New Forest welcomes you to its dramatic landscape, towering forests and chocolate box villages. Each village has its own unique feel and you’ll be amazed by the sheer number of delightful places you can wander through and admire in what is a fairly small national park. Holiday cottages in the centre of the forest, around Brockenhurst or Lyndhurst, give you immediate access to the incredible experiences of the woodland. To the south, the New Forest links to the ocean at Milford on Sea, and to the west the straits of the Solent cuts elegantly into the mainland, offering easy access to marine watersports and sailing from all areas of The New Forest.Picture postcard cottages in The New Forest
The New Forest is blessed with the most stunning holiday cottages. Beautiful, thatched cottages with whitewashed walls and climbing roses make you feel like you’re stepping back to a gentler time in history. Elegant, red bricked houses set in graceful gardens offer a refined holiday experience. Wooden chalets provide economical, yet cosy and comfortable holiday cottage options, often in the heart of the forest but also near the coast, offering you the perfect holiday cottage wherever you choose to stay in The New Forest.
Travellers and activities
With hundreds of miles of cycle paths, endless hiking trails and water sports on the sea and lakes, there’s outdoor fun galore for everyone in The New Forest, no matter your age or ability. Twitchers will love the many fascinating bird reserves such as Acres Down or Roydon Woods. Of course, one of the best ways to explore The New Forest is on horseback. You can join a group of riders from Arniss Equestrian in Fordingbridge, or Bagnum Equestrian Centre, amongst many more. Whatever activity you choose, you will come home refreshed and enchanted after your New Forest holiday experience.The New Forest for wildlife enthusiasts
The New Forest is synonymous with its wild ponies which roam freely through much of the forest, as well as its pretty towns and villages. Don’t be surprised if you find them on the local village green. Never feed the ponies, but you can watch and wonder at one of the only wild pony communities in the UK. As well as ponies, you are likely to spot wild donkeys, especially around Brockenhurst and Burley. While not technically wild, pigs also roam the New Forest, released each year to eat the acorns and chestnuts. Not only do the pigs thrive on them but it stops the ponies eating them, for whom they are dangerously poisonous!The New Forest for lovers of excellent pub grub
The New Forest boasts some of the South of England’s finest pub restaurants, with pricing to suit all budgets. Enjoy live music at the Fox and Hounds in Lyndhurst while sampling its craft beer and locally-produced food par excellence. The Rose and Thistle pub is found in the delightful village of Rockbourne. Its thatched roof and oldy-worldy exterior beckons you into its open-beamed rooms and welcoming fireplace. Don’t miss their slow-roasted belly pork - divine! One of The New Forest’s more unusual pubs is Lanes, set in a converted church. Enjoy a glass of their first-rate wine and delightful food among the chapel’s alcoves.
The New Forest has some, ahem, interesting sounding villages names, such as Sandy Balls, Burnt Balls, Anthony’s Bee Bottom and Little Stubby Hat!
Top 7 travel tips in The New Forest
Hanger Farm Arts Centre in nearby Southampton is a unique arts and theatre centre offering a variety of fabulous entertainment from musical theatre to comedy. You may also find yoga classes and other events happening depending on when you visit.2. Don’t miss the Burley Fudge Shop
From the pretty village of Burley towards the south west of The New Forest comes the sweet aroma of fresh, home-made fudge. Treat yourself and then set up a regular order for home delivery to keep a taste of The New Forest with you when you get home!3. View The New Forest from an open-top tourist bus
Choose from three routes around The New Forest using just one ticket! Hop on, hop off all day and get a bird’s eye view of wild ponies, open plains, dense forest and, of course, the picturesque towns and villages.4. Visit the National Motor Museum
One of the New Forest’s prettiest villages, Beaulieu is also home to the award winning National Motor Museum. In the museum you’ll find a vast collection of cars and motorcycles and motor related displays to drive your interest!5. Have a wonderful adventure at the Adventure Wonderland Theme Park
This Alice in Wonderland themed park in nearby Bournemouth is designed for the younger children, with a maze, ball play centre, children’s roller coaster and spinning tea cups among the many wondrous attractions. If you visit around Christmas time don’t be surprised if you also get a special visit from Santa and friends!6. Discover how the town of Buckler’s Hard influenced British history
Set in the heart of The New Forest, Buckler’s Hard was the location of the shipbuilders for Nelson’s navy. This wonderful interactive museum explaining how Buckler’s Hard was an important ship building centre is a must-visit – a huge contrast to the peaceful and tranquil village that you’ll find now!7. Try something new with the New Forest Paddle Board company
Stand up and paddle on a paddle board in Milford on Sea – an unusual way to explore the water which is challenging for all, but accessible even to quite young children. Try a multi-person board or paddle out on your own, the choice is yours.
FAQs: Cottages in New Forest
Which types of facilities can you expect to find in the cottages in New Forest?
In regard to the services you can find on Holidu, it appears that the cottages in New Forest contain everything that travellers search for! Here, the cottages generally offer a variety of amenities, the most popular being: Wi-Fi (96%), garden (41%), and fireplace (41%)...Pretty cool!
How are the cottages in general rated in New Forest?
The cottages in this destination are often well reviewed. 50% of the cottages in New Forest have an average rating of 4.5 stars!
Are the cottages in New Forest child-friendly?
According to the Holidu database, 37% of cottages in New Forest are child-friendly, so you won't have any difficulty finding the perfect cottage for you and your family.
Are the cottages in New Forest suitable for holiday-makers who wish to travel with their pets?
For sure! In New Forest, 43% of the cottages accept them, 41% even have a garden!
Do the cottages in New Forest generally offer Wi-Fi?
Yes! According to the data collected last year, 96% of cottages in New Forest offer Wi-Fi. It is therefore no problem for you to will be able to access your emails and favourite social media sites throughout your stay!
How much does it usually cost for cottages in New Forest?
According to Holidu's database, less than 40% cottages in New Forest costing less than £100 per night.
Do the cottages in New Forest generally have a fireplace or a pool?
Good news! According to Holidu's data, a good amount of cottages in New Forest are equipped with a fireplace. This is the destination you need to head to during the winter months!
Are the cottages in New Forest suitable for holidays with friends or rather for a holiday as a small family?
According to the data collected last year by Holidu, 78% of cottages welcome small groups of up to four travellers. Approximately 77% of the cottages here have at least two separate bedrooms. This is the perfect destination for small groups of friends!