Country cottages in the New Forest for self-catering breaks

The New Forest on the south coast of England is one of the loveliest places to stay for a week or so. This long established forest offers so many woodland trails through mixed woodland. People walk their dogs here, mountain bike and hike. The mushroom pickers are out in force in the autumn, bags and baskets to the ready.

There is much more to the New Forest than trees. Much of the area is open heath, a place that takes on a pink haze in the height of summer when the heather blooms. Ponds and ground water provide drinking holes for the wild ponies and other animals of the forest and are excellent places to spot wildlife. Hatchet Pond is the largest body of water  in the area and has become a spot for coarse angling, picnics and walkers.

The ideal situation is to rent a cottage or log cabin for a long weekend or even a week or two. There is cycle hire in various villages and what better way to explore the New Forest than on the back of bike. Access roads to the heart of the New Forest are excellent, a dual-carriageway, the A31,  takes visitors in and out very quickly and leads onto the M27 to Southampton.

A holiday in the New Forest appeals to all ages. Everyone adores the ponies that graze quietly in groups, the charming villages and the beautiful scenery. Find a cottage to rent and settle down to explore for a week or two. You won't regret it.

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Waterlake Cottage, Orcheston, nr Stonehenge, Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

2 bedroom Bungalow, Salisbury.

Set in the rural countryside of Wiltshire along a country track and only five miles away from Stonehenge, this holiday bungalow with south facing garden and patio is the perfect spot for keen walkers and cyclists with many paths and routes accessible from the front door.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £320 to £570 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 15 December 2017 to 20 December 2017;
Late availability: from 15 December 2017 to 20 December 2017;

phone 01980 620243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Canford Dairy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, Jurrasic Coast.

large house with swimming pool near the Dorset Coast and Bournemouth, suitable for large groups.

Special features: free internet access, pool (In the Poolhouse), games room.

Price range from £2150 to £4550 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 20 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 19 January 2018 to 21 January 2018;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Little Thatch Coastal Cottage, South Coast, Shorwell, Isle of Wight, England

3 bedroom Cottage, South of England.

Picture perfect 3 bedroom Isle of Wight holiday cottage with enclosed garden, with a summerhouse housing a games table and a treehouse for children, this cottage could be a great base for families looking to discover the wonders of the Isle of Wight.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £475 to £1347 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Compton Nest, Compton Abbas, Dorset, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Near Shaftesbury.

Roomy large country house with 8 bedrooms and 3 acres of grounds, only around 4 miles from Shaftesbury and within an hour's drive of the scenic Dorset coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2150 to £4550 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4.5
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 26 January 2018 to 28 January 2018;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Springs Romantic Holiday Lodge, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England

1 bedroom Log Cabin, South of England - Isle of Wight.

Idyllic romantic retreat, perfect for two looking for a hideaway on the Isle of Wight, close to Ryde and benefitting from access to the owner’s outdoor heated swimming pool (available seasonally in certain summer months only).

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Price range from £290 to £627 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 15 December 2017 to 23 December 2017; from 30 December 2017 to 26 February 2018; from 05 March 2018 to 17 March 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Endymion Pet-Friendly Cabin, New Forest National Park, Linwood, Hampshire, England

1 bedroom Pine Lodge, South of England.

Charming 1 bedroom wooden-clad holiday lodge set in a tranquil location next to woodlands within the New Forest National Park near Linwood, pet-friendly and welcoming up to 2 dogs.

Price range from £170 to £365 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 29 December 2017 to 30 December 2017; from 02 January 2018 to 08 January 2018; from 12 January 2018 to 23 February 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Romany Cottage, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Wight.

Beautiful 3 bedroom Isle of Wight holiday cottage, just 1/4 of a mile from the seaside, near to two award winning beaches and also located close to some excellent walking country.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £345 to £1149 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 05 January 2018 to 23 February 2018; from 09 March 2018 to 11 May 2018; from 18 May 2018 to 21 December 2018;

phone 01929 481555 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Beams Country Cottage, East knoyle, Wiltshire, England

1 bedroom Rural Retreat, South of England.

Whisk the one you love away for a romantic break at this idyllic English country cottage nestled close to the village of East Knoyle in Wiltshire, with access to an outdoor heated swimming pool in season and great walks nearby, this is a fantastic rural retreat for just two.

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Price range from £250 to £562 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 18 December 2017 to 23 December 2017; from 01 January 2018 to 05 January 2018; from 12 January 2018 to 15 January 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Manor, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Magnificent 9 Bedroom Dorset Country House, ideal for large groups of friends or family, with an outdoor hot tub and games room with table football, pool table, table tennis and air hockey on site there is plenty to keep your group entertained (hen and stag group friendly) at this fine property and the Dorset coast is just a short drive away.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2450 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 21 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 26 January 2018 to 28 January 2018;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Swift Family Cottage, South Coast, Durley, Hampshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

Wooden clad 2 bedroom barn conversion with a tranquil rural setting on a working farm in Hampshire, just outside of the South Downs National Park and with the New Forest National Park within reach for days out, this is a fantastic cottage for keen walkers or those looking to enjoy a relaxing country holiday.

Price range from £220 to £491 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 22 December 2017 to 23 December 2017; from 27 December 2017 to 31 December 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Driftwood Coastal Cottage, South Coast, Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

Light bright and airy family-friendly cottage with private lawned garden situated in the tranquil village of Milford on Sea, just 3 miles from Lymington and within easy reach of the New Forest National Park.

Price range from £327 to £872 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 22 December 2017 to 23 December 2017; from 27 December 2017 to 05 January 2018; from 26 January 2018 to 02 February 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Gordon's Country Cottage, Andover, Hampshire, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, South of England.

This pretty 3 bedroom holiday home is located within the heart of Andover in Hampshire and is a great base for visiting Winchester, Salisbury, the North Wessex Downs and Stonehenge.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £326 to £799 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 10 January 2018 to 23 February 2018; from 26 February 2018 to 16 March 2018; from 30 March 2018 to 06 April 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Kitty's Loft Self-catering Cottage, Godshill, South Coast , Godshill, Isle of Wight, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

This delightful self-catering coastal cottage is set in an idyllic location at the foot of St Catherine's Down on the Isle of Wight.

Price range from £301 to £759 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 15 December 2017 to 03 March 2018; from 31 March 2018 to 28 July 2018; from 04 August 2018 to 08 September 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rush Family-Holiday House, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England

8 bedroom Large House, South of England - Isle of Wight.

Large 8 bedroom Isle of Wight holiday home with spacious accommodation, ideal for groups of up to 20 friends or family, offering fantastic leisure facilities including a gym and outdoor hot tub, on the outskirts of Shanklin, pet-friendly property.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2294 to £4343 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 20 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 16 December 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 05 January 2018 to 30 March 2018; from 06 April 2018 to 26 May 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Coach House Country Retreat, Chale, Isle of Wight, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, South Coast of England.

Once a coach house and now a stunning 2 bedroom holiday home, this property with its sea views, pretty garden and location close to Chale in the south of the Isle of Wight could be perfect for a holiday on the Isle of Wight with friends or family.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £398 to £899 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 15 December 2017 to 23 December 2017; from 30 December 2017 to 19 January 2018; from 26 January 2018 to 13 April 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cottage at Great East Standen Manor, Arreton, Isle of Wight, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Hampshire.

Pretty thatched country cottage with ample character and own garden where you can soak up the naturally beautiful surroundings and listen to birdsong, a delightful rural retreat.

Special features: Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £350 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 15 December 2017 to 26 May 2018; from 02 June 2018 to 07 July 2018; from 14 July 2018 to 01 September 2018;

phone 01983 532 137 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cowes View Coastguard Cottage and Solent Sea View Coastguard Cottage, Hill Head, Hampshire, England

3 bedroom and 2 Bedroom Coastal Cottages, South Coast.

Choose from 2 holiday cottages with amazing coastal views; 2 bedroom Cowes View Coastguard cottage with its amazing panoramic sea views and elevated loation, directly on the beach or 3 bedroom Solent View Cottage with its lovely views of the Solent.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £475 to £895 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 07712650805 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mid-Mill, Alderholt, Dorset, England

1 bedroom Unique Holiday Home, Dorset Hampshire borders.

Part of a working watermill, this lovely cottage sleeps 2, in an idyllic setting in Dorset close to the riverside, with access to a tranquil wildlife garden, this is a great place to relax, just a few miles outside of the New Forest National Park and within reach of the Dorset coast and seaside towns like Bouremouth for days out.

Price range from £360 to £430 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01425653130 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Stables, Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, New Forest.

Comfortable one bedroom holiday home which usually sleeps 2 but is family-friendly and can also sleep two children with the sofa bed in the lounge, great base for exploring the New Forest and the Hampshire coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £200 to £400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 15 December 2017 to 18 December 2017; from 29 December 2017 to 25 February 2018; from 03 March 2018 to 19 May 2018;

phone 01590 642830 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Nettlecombe Farm, Whitwell, Isle of Wight, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottages, .

Searching for a family-friendly holiday cottage on the beautiful Isle of Wight? Nettlecombe Farm is home to 9 charming cottages and with its resident reindeer, donkeys, Alpaca and Emu is a great place for family holidays.

Price range from £475 to £2195 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01983 730783 emailClick here to email owner more info >