Sadly after 21 years of encouraging people to Explore the New Forest - our independent guide to the fantastic friendly New Forest is closeing down. We currently still list a number of Bed and Breakfasts, Self Catering Accommodations 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, but we will no longer be updating the site or taking new adverts.
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Summer and Autumn 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?
Castle Garden Cottage is a 17th Century Thatched Cob Cottage tucked away in the grounds of our home, with stunning views of the Avon Valley. Woodgreen is a beautiful village in the New Forest National Park with its friendly pub and village shop. This is the perfect secluded hideaway with its own garden and garden furniture - so you can sit back and relax and enjoy the evening sunsets. There is direct access into the New Forest National Park, so from our cottage you enjoy some of the wonderful woodland trails the forest has to offer.
The Studio is the perfect quiet hideaway within a two minute walk of the open Forest, in the lovely New Forest village of Burley. This self catering retreat has a light filled interior, and opens out onto a small terrace and BBQ area to enjoy a balmy New Forest evening. Long weekends and short breaks available - 3 night minium stay.
Mary’s Cottage is located just off Lymington High Street in a quiet mews. The self-contained annexe sleeps two and is fully furnished & equipped for your stay. Access to this lovely Georgian town is right your doorstep, explore the Saturday Street Market, the Quay & the many independent shops & places to eat.
Rhinefield house self-catering apartments are 14 unique character apartments consisting of two 1 bedroom (sleeps up to 4), eleven 2 bedroom (sleeps up to 6) and one 3 bedroom (1 dbl, 2 sgl, sleeps up to 6), tastefully furnished and fully equipped, available for weekly rental or occasional late availability part rental (4 nights minimum). The apartments are located in the East Wing of a stunning Victorian Country House Hotel in the middle of the New Forest within its own 40 acres of beautiful grounds.
Hurstly Cottage 1 is the perfect holiday retreat set deep in its own pretty and secluded garden of over over half an acre at the edge of the New Forest. It is ideal for romantic getaways or family holidays with 4 spacious bedrooms.
Discover Inglewood Cottage, a relaxing and fun-filled family holiday cottage home that sleeps up to 6, plus baby in cot in 3 bedrooms, in a small town and between the picturesque landscape of the woodlands of the New Forest and the gorgeous south Coast pebble and shingle beach of Barton on Sea in Hampshire
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.