New Forest Cottages www.newforestcottages.co.uk has recently increased its portfolio with a number of new, stylish self-catering properties in the New Forest National Park. Many have never been let before and some enjoy the luxury of a private pool – perfect for families.
Holidays in the New Forest offers visitors back to nature escapes with the added bonus of fossil-filled and sandy beaches. Day trips include:
- Paultons Park – home of Peppa Pig World (named the UK’s #1 theme park by TripAdvisor)
- Beaulieu Motor Museum (world famous car collection – vintage, supercars and TV/film cars as well as Top Gear exhibition)
- Exbury Gardens and steam train
- The Isle of Wight (less than a mile by ferry)
- Hurst Castle – a coastal fortress accessible by a pebble spit
- Highcliffe Castle – former home of Harry Selfridge which appeared in the hit TV series
- Mudeford Spit
- Salisbury, Portsmouth, Bournemouth and Winchester
Cottages with school summer holiday availability
Thatchby Oak, Sleeps 12 Brockenhurst
A stunning thatched cottage and one of the few properties in the area with private, gated swimming pool and direct forest access.
The garden is a huge expanse of green grass surrounded by trees and wildlife. The owners have gone above and beyond to make this a real home from home. Entertainment includes table tennis, pool table, football table, smart TV and PlayStation 4. Upstairs are five bedrooms, two of which are ensuite. A 7 night stay costs £3750 in July and August .
Pound House, Sleeps 10 Burley
This family home is full of fun with its own heated outdoor swimming pool.
The hub of the home is a brightly coloured kitchen with enormous dining table to gather and chat about the day’s activities. This architect designed house is peppered with design features, with an abundance of windows and bi-fold doors allowing the light to flood in. Upstairs are 5 good-sized bedrooms providing plenty of room to spread out for ‘me’ time. The village centre with shops for supplies, restaurants and pubs is a short stroll. A 7 night stay costs £2,234 in July and August .
Holmsley Gate House, Sleeps 6 Burley
A true nature lovers retreat with no other dwelling in sight!
This unique holiday home is surrounded by open forest with vibrant wildlife, woodland creatures and the famous New Forest ponies ambling past. Feature windows come in all shapes and sizes framing tranquil landscapes of ancient trees and swathes of heather. Watch the bats come out to play at dusk and bring your torch for late night walks along the disused railway line and spy badgers at play. There is a great pub for food a half hour walk, and more options in Burley Village two miles away. A 7 night stay costs £1,632 in July and August .
West Wing sleeps 6, Ringwood
A separate wing of a grand Georgian Grade II, 18th century Manor House with huge, recently restored rooms teeming with period style and comfort.
Most of the rooms in West Wing boast floor to ceiling windows creating bright beautiful spaces in which to relax. Each of the reception rooms is large for everyone to gather – especially so, around the grand piano in the lounge. Ringwood is a small market town on the edge of the forest with a good selection of places to eat, shops, boutiques and supermarkets. A 7 night stay costs £1632 in July and August .
Apple Cottage sleeps 6, Brockenhurst
The famous, free-roaming New Forest ponies often peek over the gate at this cottage.
There’s a huge kitchen with lofty vaulted ceiling and bi-fold doors out to a pretty garden, summer house and patio. Indoors, a comfy lounge for TV nights with enough seating for everyone. Upstairs are three stylish bedrooms, each with handmade, upholstered beds standing on stripped floorboards and beautiful rugs. It’s a short walk to this vibrant villages restaurants, bars and cute high street with shops for supplies. A 7 night stay costs £1,905 in July and August.
Apple Court House, sleeps 9 Hordle
Once a Victorian apple barn, has been remodelled into a large comfortable New Forest country house with 5 bedrooms, and large social spaces to gather.
A conservatory and French doors open on to substantial and heavily planted, beautiful gardens bursting with colour. Inside, quality furnishings and neutral décor flows seamlessly to create a wonderful open social space. Two staircases lead to five big bedrooms and bathrooms featuring a jacuzzi bath and walk-in showers. Two of the area’s best restaurants: Verveine Fish Market and Restaurant and La Perle are in the nearby village of Milford on Sea. A 7 night stay costs £1961 in July and August .
Bench Cottage sleeps 7, Lyndhurst
A family sized Victorian cottage with direct forest access for old-fashioned days getting back in touch with nature.
A real home from home with lots of thoughtful touches from the owners. It’s full of period character with a strong focus on providing comfort and relaxation. Spend sunny days in the gardens dappled shade and dine al fresco. A 7 night stay costs £1632 in July and August.
Sandpipers sleeps 2, Lymington
A boutique cottage for 2 in the centre of Lymington, a seaside Georgian town voted one of the best places to live in the UK.
Much more than a place to sleep, this stylish cottage has a relaxed contemporary feel and is an ideal base for a close-to-the-coast retreat. There are heaps of gorgeous pubs and restaurants to explore and the town buzzes on Saturdays when a street market lines the pretty high street. The harbour and Quay are great for people watching or jump on the ferry for a day trip to the Isle of Wight. A 7 night stay costs £563 in July and August .
For further information visit www.newforestcottages.co.uk
New Forest Cottages are the largest and oldest holiday cottage letting agency in the New Forest with over 150 properties in their portfolio to suit all age groups, budgets and tastes; from thatched cottages, converted stables and barns to town houses, apartments and quirky pads, all set in forest, rural, town, village and coastal locations throughout the New Forest.
New Forest Cottages is a division of Toad Hall Cottages www.toadhallcottages.co.uk