Best New Forest Cottages & Lodges | Self Catering Apartments - The New Forest (2023)

If you love the freedom to do your own thing on holiday then a holiday cottage or self catering break in the New Forest will be perfect for you.

Self catering holiday cottages in the New Forest are an ideal way to explore the area. Whether it is a romantic break for two or a celebration for the whole family. Use your New Forest holiday cottage as a base to explore all that’s on offer here; from outdoor activities through to award-winning dining.

From holiday cottages, ideal for walking and cycling to get away from it all, to luxury cottages, located close to a local village pub, the New Forest offers an array of different places to stay.

Having use of your own kitchen will mean you can be flexible on your dining options and our local produce markets and farm shops allow budding foodies to cook up their own culinary masterpiece in the kitchen, by utilising fresh and local ingredients.

If this sounds like your perfect holiday haven, then a self catering cottage in the New Forest is the perfect place for your retreat.

Family friendly self catering and holiday cottages

Discover family friendly self catering properties, close by to our fantastic attractions such as theme parks, farms and gardens, and fun-filled activities, including tree-top trails, archery and kayaking, great for burning off energy.

Burgate Manor Farm is just one of the family friendly places you can stay. They have multiple choices of accommodation on site, including their big barn that sleeps up to 18 guests and has a large games room.

Enjoy your dream family holiday in the New Forest at one of the stunning cottages at Hucklesbrook Farm. These cottages, located within the charming countryside, all sleep 5 persons plus a baby.

Apple Cottage is also perfect for a family getaway. Located in the capital of the New Forest, Lyndhurst, with all the facilities you and your family need, it's a fantastic place to stay. This wonderful self catering property is a short walk away Lyndhurst Village High Street, where you will find loads of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants and the gorgeous forest is just around the corner too!

Also located in Lyndhurst, you'll find Sleepy Oaks. A spacious apartment which can't get much closer to being in the heart of Lyndhurst! Accommodating 6 adults, or 8 people if two are children, with fantastic living areas and great access to nearby eateries, shops, things to do, walks and so much more fun.

The village of Brockenhurst is where the wonderful Ringwood Terrace is located! A charming late Victorian terrace cottage, overlooking the forest where ponies, donkeys and cattle graze. This property is stunning inside and out, and a great base for your break in the New Forest.

Little Home Farm in Lymington is also an ideal place to stay for your dream family break to the New Forest. This one of a kind cottage has been recently refurbished, with its own hot tub and log burner, plus finished off with beautiful beamed ceilings. Or enjoy a family getaway at the lovely Graylands Cottage, a delightful forester's cottage with stunning original features and beautiful views. Graylands Cottage sleeps up to 8 and is family and dog friendly.

Wherever you choose to stay you will find yourselves within a short distance of our woodlands, beautiful coastline, the extensive off road cycle paths and walking routes that criss-cross our forest and heathland so there will be plenty of opportunities for you and your family to enjoy the great outdoors!

Cottages perfect for couples

Tuck yourselves away in a romantic retreat, snuggle up in front of a roaring fireplace and take romantic walks through the countryside from your doorstep. Stay in a converted barn or even a romantic gatehouse at the entrance of a country estate, the choice is yours!

Cook romantic meals together in the kitchen, enjoy a glass of fizz from a terrace or garden or perhaps soaking up sea views or vistas across the open forest where you can see our New Forest ponies roaming free. You will find some superbly romantic properties to stay in here in the New Forest such as Alderholt Mill, Robins Nest and Pinewood Cottage. Much of our self catering accommodation also offers short breaks as well as weekly stays so if you just have a couple of days away it’ll still provide the ideal backdrop for your perfect break.

Take a look at the different properties that are available below or use the search bar to look up particular dates, areas and facilities to find your ideal getaway.

Ideal for groups

Whether you have a multi-generational family gathering or you are arranging a break for a large group of friends, some of our self catering holiday cottages will cater for up to 20 guests. Imagine gathering around the table to share a meal, think of the fun you can have as a group exploring the gardens and all the day trips you can make in the local area.

Socialise with your group and soak up the fantastic views of the Solent and our coastline from Sea Road in Milford on Sea or enjoy the beautiful thatched cottage that is set within its own private area of Furzey Gardens, Furzey House, sleeping up to 10 people.

For a luxury stay with friends and family in the New Forest, make sure you take a look at Heathfield Estate. With two accommodation options, The Coach House and Magnolia Cottage, this rural location is ideal for a more relaxing group break. Both with spacious living areas and wonderful extra facilities, too.

Old Bridge Cottage, located on the banks of the River Avon, sleeps between 15-20 people, with a beautiful garden, a heated pool (from April/May - October) and modern living. It's the perfect place to stay with friends and family.

Quirky places to stay

Undercastle Cottage offers a welcoming atmosphere, gorgeous surroundings and the cosiest interior. Set within three quarters of an acre, with a river and 3 ponds on site, enjoy the views from the comfy hammock or from the sun-soaked paved terrace - there's even a boat for you to explore the river on.

Take a break in a self catering log cabin at Lake Farm. Enjoy a cabin with a veranda looking across the beautiful views, or relax in one of their cabins with a hot tub.

Bluebell Copse Cottages offer idyllic self catering breaks in the New Forest, with 2 cottages, one sleeping up to 6 and the other sleeping 2. These cottages are located on 70 acres of stunning farmland on the edge of the New Forest.

At Pittefaux Cottage in Brockenhurst, you’ll get use of all of the facilities of the luxury Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa (the cottage sits within a secluded area in the hotel’s grounds). Studio Stays New Forest, also in Brockenhurst, has a choice of fantastic and stylish places to stay, in the heart of this wonderful village.

Juliet House is a gorgeous three floor townhouse located within the historic market town of Lymington, just a few minutes walk to the high street! This self catering property has a cool layout and a wonderful balcony.

A wide range of facilities

Enjoy breaks at some of the cottages with outdoor swimming pools that are managed by New Forest Cottages, ideal for family breaks.

If you are looking for modern conveniences select properties which feature Wi-Fi, dishwashers, microwaves and washing/drying facilities.

Many of our holiday cottages are dog friendly and offer facilities for your four legged friend from drying areas to dog beds. You will also have the wealth of New Forest dog walks on your doorstep. At Wilf’s Cabin and Upper Kingston Farm Cottages you can even bring your own horse along, with stabling and grazing offered.

For younger visitors look for facilities including DVDs, play equipment, highchairs, cots and places where you can lock away bikes after a busy day’s riding. Simply browse the listings below and select the properties to see further details of all the facilities that are available.

How to book your New Forest cottage break

Take a browse through all of our beautiful New Forest cottages and holiday homes below book direct on our website today. Take a look at the different entries to find your perfect self-catering break. Most properties will not only offer weekly stays but short breaks as well, ideal for quick getaways or longer stays. We look forward to welcoming you to the New Forest soon!

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