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Holiday Cottages in Beaulieu

The New Forest town of Beaulieu is probably best known for the National Motor Museum. The museum houses one of the largest collection of automotive exhibits in Europe, charting the history of the car from its birth right through to modern day motors. With over 250 cars on display as well as a host of interactive attractions, the National Motor Museum is a great day out for the whole family.

But Beaulieu isn’t just a car lover’s paradise. The historic town and is set in the heart of the New Forest and has plenty of attractions for all ages. Beaulieu holiday cottages provide a perfect base from which you can explore the wide-open spaces, friendly towns and villages and attractions throughout the Forest, while still enjoying the best in home-from-home comforts.

The tranquillity of Beaulieu Abbey

For history lovers, Beaulieu Abbey, a Cistercian abbey founded by King John in 1203, is surrounded by fragrant herb gardens and is a peaceful oasis of tranquillity. The Domus, once the lay brothers' refectory and lodgings, now houses an exhibition that gives visitors a glimpse into monastic life through the ages.

Beaulieu has a strong maritime history, and is considered to be the ‘birthplace’ of many British naval vessels, including many of Admiral Nelson's fleet. The timber of the New Forest was used to build many of the Royal Navy’s ships. Beaulieu holidays give you a chance to explore this proud naval tradition, as well as buy a memento of your visit from the many craftsmen and women who still draw inspiration from the Forest.

‘Beautiful place’

‘Beaulieu’ is French for ‘beautiful place’, and it’s an accurate description of the countryside surrounding the town. Beaulieu holidays are all about rest and relaxation, but if you have the kids with you there is plenty for them to see and do, with horse riding, mountain biking and activities that are guaranteed to burn off any excess energy they may have. At the end of a busy day, relaxing in one of the many Beaulieu holiday cottages represents the perfect end to a perfect day.