For those thinking of a getaway in a thriving rural village far away from the stresses of everyday life, a holiday cottage in East Boldre, with its open forest access and cosy village pub, is the perfect place. Don’t be surprised to see free-roaming ponies, donkeys and cattle dawdling along the lanes and poking their heads over your hedge.
Megs, with its cute picket fence, is a beautifully converted stable block which sleeps two guests. Perfect for a couple’s retreat, this charming hideaway has direct forest access. If you can’t bare leaving your four legged friend behind, Old Stables Cottage is a cosy converted Georgian stable block that sleeps two, is dog friendly and enjoys wonderful views across the forest. With miles of open forest right outside the front gate, Little Broom (sleeps 2) offers couples an ideal base from which to set out on walks and cycles rides to explore the ancient woodlands of the National Park.