The ambiguity of Sterling’s weakness post Brexit vote, and subsequent triggering of Article 50 has seen the option of UK holidays as a hot topic in the press. But what is there to do in the New Forest if you like a holiday that mixes luxury cottage accommodation with extravagant pops of fun and excitement?
The answer is plenty! Sailing, RIBS and motor boats are the heart and soul of the pretty market town of Lymington. It’s where our Olympic sailing hero Sir Ben Ainsley trained, and the town fills to bursting point during the sailing extravaganza, Cowes Week. Whilst holidaying in the New Forest, you can take sailing lessons, RIB rides, water-skiing or hire motorboats from one of the providers based around the towns 3 marinas. For unadulterated luxury, why not charter your own yacht and cabin crew for the day? Or do as the locals do, and zip over to the isle of Wight in a skippered vessel or bareboat charter. Luxury Properties in or close to Lymington include: Seagull Cottage, Number Four, and Pink Cottage.
If engines, speed and history is the name of the game, you should visit the world-famous Beaulieu Motor Museum. Its home to a collection of over 250 racing, classic, notably important and famous vehicles, The World of Top Gear exhibition, Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House and Gardens. In the same village, you’ll find New Forest Classic Car Hire who restore, sell and hire cars such as Jaguar E-Type. Austin Healey 3000 Mk III Convertible and Triumph TR6 convertible. Luxury cottages in Beaulieu: Clobb Copse, The Coach House, and Oak Tree Cottage
How about horse riding amongst the 5000 free roaming ponies of the New Forest? There are several stables who offer tranquil walks for first timers, to exhilarating hacks for advanced riders. Luxury cottages near New Forest Horse riding Kingscliffe and Homelands.
Explore the skies and take flying or helicopter lessons and rides from nearby Bournemouth airport. For thrill seekers or those looking to raise money for charity, there’s skydiving just a few miles north of the New Forest towards Salisbury. The company Go Sky Dive, specialise in first time skydivers. Luxury cottages nearby include Beck Cottage, Bickton Mill and Burgate House Lodge
Fun with the children whilst on holiday in the New Forest means a trip to family themed Paultons Park – home of Peppa Pig World and the dinosaur inspired Lost Kingdom – named number one UK theme park by TripAdvisor. Don’t worry about exhausted, emotional children at the end of a long day though, the joy of renting a cottage nearby is that you can buy a 2-day ticket and spread your time. Luxury accommodation for families near Paultons Park Whiteshoot Farm, Bridge End Barn and Rose Cottage.
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