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

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?

Accessible Holidays

New Forest Accessible Self Catering Three amazing holiday cottages that are truly accessible in the New Forest - ceiling hoists, wheel in wet rooms, height adjustable beds and more. A great spot to explore Lymington, the seas wall and out to the Solent.


Heading House

Discover Heading House, is a lovely self contained holiday home, situated in the small market town of New Milton on the South Coast, a great base for exploring the New Forest, enjoying the coast or travelling into Bournemouth. Situated on the edge of the New Forest, a short drive gets you right into the heart of the National Park, where you can explore the beautiful countryside, see the wild New Forest ponies, enjoy many picturesque villages and sample the pubs and restaurants! If a beach holiday is more your scene, we are only a 2 mile drive or half hour walk to the lovely beach, at Barton-on-Sea. Highcliffe Castle, Milford Beach and Mudeford/Christchurch Castle and Quay are also nearby.

Castle Garden Cottage at Woodgreen

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.


Studio in the New Forest - self catering for two

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.

The Lodge, Glamping
Discover Kingfishers, this quiet self catering accommodation is in a converted stable block, cross the road and you can walk the heathland of the New Forest National Park, their our ponies and donkeys grazing at the gate, and the grounds are a haven for wildlife, with regular visits from a variety of local bats and birds. The accommodation is ideal for two guests whom are looking for a quiet holiday location with a little more space - 2 friends holidaying together, as the accommodation has two seperate bedrooms.
Far Side Bed and Breakfast at Brockenhurst
Discover The Far Side, a pretty semi-detached Forest cottage with delightful views over farmland towards the open New Forest, which is only a couple of minutes walk along a footpath through the fields. It is only just over 2 miles from the Georgian sailing town of Lymington, and slightly less than two from the New Forest village of Brockenhurst, both of which have plenty of pubs and restaurants, and of course lots of shops and other places of interest.. Wonderful location just opposite The Hobler Inn (100 yards down our drive)
Avon Tyrell
We have a very unique and beautiful site with a Grade I listed calendar house with a remarkable history, camping, self catering lodges and activties offering a special experience for all.  Tel:01425 672347 or visit us online: Avon Tyrrell
Rhinefield holiday appartments near Boldrewood in the New Forest.

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.

Self catering in the heart of the New Forest
"Peace perfect Peace" In the detached cottage on our farm in the heart of the New Forest National Park. Fritham Farm is a working stud farm of 51 acres, producing the well known "Fritham" ponies. The accommodation is of a high standard with central heating throughout and the benefit of the following rooms.
Self catering Cottage
Sturt Cabin - This beautiful cabin accommodation comes with One twin bedroom Shower and WC Lounge with television / Breakfast area with microwave combination oven, toaster, kettle, fridge and sink. Outside on the decking there is an outdoor cooking area with a gas burner and BBQ, ideal for Al Fresco!
Higher Farm
Higher Farm is set in 11 acres of paddocks with direct access onto the New Forest. It is in a prime location for walking,riding and cycling holidays and provides a peaceful setting for country lovers to relax in. There are two pubs within a mile and an excellent choice of restaurants in the surrounding area.
The Studio B&B

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.

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.