Explore the New Forest - Your independent Guide to the National Park
The gorse in flower in springThe arrival of the New Forest foals

Explore the New Forest is the best independent guide to the New Forest National Park - here you will find details of fantastic friendly New Forest Bed and Breakfasts, Self Catering Accommodation to suit every budget, New Forest campsites as well as suggestions on great places to visit in the New Forest and the a comprehensive events guide.

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Spring and Summer in the New Forest.

Whatever the weather there is so much to see and do in the New Forest - Exbury gardens is full of seasonal colour, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, has a host of undercover attractions, New Forest Cider has it's apple presses working and of course there is lots of forest paths and coastal walks to explore. Marwell zoo, Portsmouth Naval Base, the Titanic museum in Southampton, the Isle of Wight and the historic Salisbury and Stonehenge are easy day trips - you really will need to stay a while!

Looking for action and adventure then why not book an Activity session at Insight Activities - try you hand at archery, cross bows or even axe throwing... or get the most from your visit to the New Forest with an amazing guided themed walk.

Last minute bookings always welcome! Choose from New Forest Bed and Breakfast's, New Forest Self Catering and New Forest holiday cottages, and New Forest campsites. There is lots of variety on offer and many great places to escape too!

Latest New Forest Holiday Destinations

There are some great places to stay in the New Forest National Park. Have you considered?

Studio in the Forest

Close to the village of Burley, Studio in The Forest is a chic, oak and glass building with generous contemporary living space and a separate double bedroom. The accommodation, which is in the grounds of the owners' house, is perfectly suited to couples or singles who wish to combine high calibre charm with every modern creature comfort. The Studio is the perfect quiet hideaway within a two minute walk of the open Forest.

Rashley Mews B&B, Lymington

Why not book a few days away at Rashley Mews - this delightful mews property conveniently placed just off Lymington High Street with immediate access to all shopping facilities, restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and car parks. Rashley Mews is ideally situated to enjoy the atmosphere of the old Georgian town of Lymington and a short walk to the harbour, small ferry to the Isle of Wight and local marinas.

Self catering Cottage
Stable Cottage, is a charming late Victorian cottage is within the grounds of Holmfield House, a large country house set back from Lyndhurst High Street.  The cottage overlooks attractive and peaceful communal gardens, from both the front and rear, in a beautiful setting on the edge of the village of Lyndhurst surrounded by some of the older properties in the area. 
Self catering Cottage
Ringwood Terrace is a charming late Victorian Self Catering holiday cottage, situated in a pleasant and peaceful setting within a conservation area overlooking Waters Green, where you will see New Forest ponies and other forest animals grazing freely. An ideal base for exploring the forest as you can walk directly out onto Butts Lawn and Black Knowl or along the Lymington River to Queen Bower and Ober Heath
Old Stable Cottage in the New Forest
Old Stables Cottage is a carefully converted Georgian stable block, retaining the ambience of its time with the highest standard of contemporary comfort. Small, compact, on one level, it is ideal for 2 people requiring 4-star holiday accommodation on the open Forest.
Avon Tyrrell Activity Centre

St Ursula is a large, detached, family home between New Forest and sea, offering every comfort in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. It is very quiet but central for town, the main line railway station for London. Shops and Leisure centre (with pool) are nearby. Horse riding and Forest walks only 2 miles away and just 1 mile to the sea.

Strathmore View in the New Forest
Strathmore View offers a stylish roof space room. This unique self contained room has sloped ceilings and its own access separate to the main house via an external wooden staircase.Strathmore View is situated with far reaching views over pasture land and across to the forest beyond where deer can be seen roaming. It is located directly opposite the Avon valley footpath network with a circular walk around the Blashford Lake Nature Reserve and has direct access to the open forest.
Harts Lodge

Harts Lodge is a large bungalow furnished to a high standard, set in 3 acres of garden and paddock in the quiet village of Everton. Surrounded by trees and fields, it is situated a short distance from the open New Forest and nearby Lymington.

Hackney Park
Hackney Park is situated in a commanding and tranquil setting, two miles from the village of Sway and two miles from Lymington in an excellent touring and walking area. It is a delightful residence standing in its own grounds adjoining open New Forest heath and superb walks, rides and drives from the property.
Woodside Studio
Three Springs B&B just outside Ringwood offers a one bedroom annexe with en-suite wet room with a separate sitting room and kitchenette. Three Springs makes an ideal romantic retreat for couples, as well as being suited for parents with babies. Travel cot, highchair and baby bath available.
Granary Mead Self Catering
Granary Mead Cottage self catering has its own private enclosed yard which incorporates several large stables. This makes us the perfect destination to bring your own ponies or horses for a truly wonderful New Forest Riding Holiday. A self catering holiday home for up to 6 people with your own horses next door!

The Unique New Forest

The New Forest is a unique area - from its people, to its traditions, its beautiful countryside and hidden attractions, there is something for a day, a weekend, a short break or an extended holiday. The forest is a mixture of open heathland, moors and woodland enclosures offering a real variety of habitats, all of which are easily accessible as the New Forest has lots of free car parks. With its unique and charming villages from Burley to Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst to Fordingbridge, the market towns of Totton, Lymington, New Milton and Ringwood, there is plenty to entertain and enthrall.

There are numerous New Forest Events happening in the New Forest National Park, there are loads of places to stay in the New Forest, all unique and offering their own special charm and dedicated to serving your personal requirements, choose from New Forest Bed and Breakfast to Self catering and Holiday Cottages in the New Forest to New Forest camping, all of which make an ideal base to explore the New Forest.

Holiday in the New Forest

Explore New Forest National Park hosts a variety of independent establishments, whether you are looking for new ways to enjoy the New Forest, New Forest Events, details on New Forest Attractions, New Forest Caravan and campsites, New Forest Bed and Breakfast, New Forest self catering and New Forest Holiday Cottages, we have the solution.

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