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)
Next availability:
from 31 August 2018 to 03 September 2018; from 10 September 2018 to 18 September 2018; from 23 September 2018 to 01 October 2018;

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 25 July 2018 to 26 July 2018; from 28 July 2018 to 29 July 2018; from 31 July 2018 to 01 August 2018;

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 27 July 2018 to 03 August 2018; from 17 August 2018 to 24 August 2018; from 07 September 2018 to 14 September 2018;

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 21 September 2018 to 21 December 2018;

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
Next availability:
from 30 July 2018 to 10 August 2018; from 13 August 2018 to 24 August 2018; from 31 August 2018 to 26 October 2018;

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)
Next availability:
from 17 July 2018 to 21 July 2018; from 28 July 2018 to 04 August 2018; from 18 August 2018 to 25 August 2018;

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
Next availability:
from 30 July 2018 to 03 August 2018; from 06 August 2018 to 10 August 2018; from 13 August 2018 to 24 August 2018;

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 28 September 2018 to 05 October 2018; from 23 November 2018 to 14 December 2018; from 21 December 2018 to 22 December 2018;

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 31 August 2018 to 14 September 2018; from 28 September 2018 to 12 October 2018; from 15 October 2018 to 01 November 2018;

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 01 September 2018 to 08 September 2018; from 22 September 2018 to 24 September 2018; from 29 September 2018 to 27 October 2018;

Canford Dairy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, Jurrasic Coast.

Large luxurious holiday house with swimming pool near the Dorset Coast and Bournemouth, suitable for large groups of up to 20 people.

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
Next availability:
from 17 July 2018 to 20 July 2018; from 30 July 2018 to 03 August 2018; from 06 August 2018 to 10 August 2018;

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

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, 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 17 August 2018 to 18 August 2018; from 15 September 2018 to 22 September 2018; from 20 October 2018 to 24 November 2018;

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 05 October 2018 to 12 October 2018; from 26 October 2018 to 16 November 2018; from 23 November 2018 to 22 December 2018;

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)

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 26 October 2018 to 27 October 2018; from 31 October 2018 to 02 November 2018; from 09 November 2018 to 01 December 2018;

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 21 August 2018 to 24 August 2018; from 08 September 2018 to 09 September 2018; from 05 October 2018 to 13 October 2018;

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

2 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

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: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £350 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 17 July 2018 to 28 July 2018; from 04 August 2018 to 18 August 2018; from 15 September 2018 to 20 October 2018;

Lake Farm Country & Fishing Holidays, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England

3 bedroom Log Cabins, The New Forest.

Escape to beautiful rural Hampshire for a lodge holiday at Lake Farm, choose from a collection of 8 high quality holiday lodges, some with lake views, close to the New Forest National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £230 to £950 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

Windmill Cottage, Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, South coast.

Welcoming family-friendly cottage which is pet-friendly too, in the lovely seaside town of Milford on Sea, just a few miles outside of the New Forest National Park, this holiday home is ideally placed for enjoying time by the coast and in the countryside.

Price range from £290 to £645 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

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)

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