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Holiday Cottages in Milford on Sea

The large village of Milford on Sea enjoys a coastal location on the edge of the New Forest. This typically English village, complete with village green and local pubs, is a popular location for visitors who want to stay in the area, and there are plenty of high quality Milford on Sea holiday cottages available to let all year round. Its location gives visitors easy access to both the New Forest to the north and the coast.


Smugglers and salt

Originally a Saxon settlement, Milford on Sea grew up around the extraction of salt, making the village an important trading point along the coast. Once the salt industry declined, the area was predominantly agricultural, although thanks to its location it was also frequently used by smugglers bringing in contraband from the continent. Today the former salt flats have been reclaimed as wildlife preserves, and are home to many rare plants and butterflies that thrive in this unique environment.

It is this biodiversity that makes Milford on Sea holidays ideal for nature lovers and walkers. The Forest itself butts almost to the shoreline, marking a fascinating biological boundary between the two and, thanks to a restricted development programme, much of the uniqueness of Milford and the surrounding area has been preserved.

A real English village

Milford decided to remain a village rather than become a town and as such is one of the few seaside villages in the south of England. That village lifestyle has meant that it retains a unique feel to it, making Milford on Sea holidays feel like a step back to a slower pace of life. The village prides itself on its appearance, and Milford on Sea holiday cottages capture that quintessential English village feel perfectly, whilst still benefiting from all the luxury and modern conveniences you would expect.

The village holds festivals throughout the year, and is particularly well known for its May Day celebrations on the village green with traditional Maypole dancing. In late June there is also the Music and Arts festival, and a popular carnival in August, so Milford on Sea holidays can easily be arranged to coincide with these village celebrations.

For more information on Milford on Sea holiday cottages and to plan your break to the New Forest, simply browse our website or contact us direct on 01590 679655 for booking and availability details.