The New Forest’s unique blend of open heathlands and ancient woodlands, with its rare mix of habitats and wildlife, makes it a very picturesque place to visit. Scattered throughout the New Forest are bustling seaside towns, such as Lymington, with its famous marina, and peaceful historic hamlets, such as Pilley, which has direct access onto the National Park.
Browse our selection of favourite destinations below to discover your perfect base from which to explore all that the New Forest has to offer.
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A beautiful market town surrounded by outstanding natural beauty; this world renowned sailing resort, retaining the flavour of a Georgian river town, must be one of the loveliest towns in the country.
Set in the heart of the New Forest, amid some of the loveliest unspoilt heath and woodland in the area; newcomers are often surprised to find themselves walking along village streets with ponies, cattle or donkeys!
Dating back to the middle ages and boasting many trades, there is much history and mystery to be discovered in this area; from the infamous smuggler king to a roman villa and Elizabethan manor house.
A vibrant village on the south coast of the New Forest National Park. The shingle beaches are an ideal spot for taking in the superb views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and the famous Needles.
This beautiful and picturesque village is abundant with fantastic things to do and see from the world-renowned National Motor Museum to the spectacular Abbey and gardens.
Meaning “wooded hill growing with lime trees” you may imagine William the Conquerer galloping across the heathland and you are sure to find Alice in this wonderland-the capital town of the New Forest.
An area of truly outstanding natural beauty. If peace and quiet are needed, our Burley cottages certainly provide that with the Forest right on your doorstep, allowing you to walk out straight onto open heath.
A perfect location for exploring beautiful forest and heath by foot or cycle. Coarse fishing is available close by at Whinwistle Lakes and watch for the ponies when on the golf course!
A charming hamlet with the sea on one side and the forest the other, as well as the Keyhaven nature Reserve, this place is a bird lover’s paradise. The Historic Hurst Castle can be accessed from the harbour via a ferry.
Pilley makes a peaceful setting for a holiday in the New Forest, with ponies and cows roaming freely across the surrounding moorland and heathland.
A lovely residential village surrounded by heathland and woodland. With good local amenities, Sway provides the best of both worlds.
Situated at the joining of the rivers Stour and Avon, the town’s harbour, beaches, nature reserves and history attract huge numbers of tourists every year.
Park up your car at the cottage and get ready to explore! You can get around the New Forest by many modes of public transport, or even under your own steam!
The New Forest is conveniently situated on the south coast of England, and is easy to get to whether by car or by public transport...Contact Us Search Properties