The New Forest is one of the largest and oldest wild woods in Western Europe, and come autumn the trees are ablaze with riotous pallets of gold, orange, scarlet and sparkly bronze – it’s a wonderful sight! Mighty Stags clash horns, pigs snuffle for nibbles and trees and bushes rustle as their harvest tumbles to the ground – this is the soundtrack of autumn.
A break away as the forest vistas change so dramatically bring visions of country walks through carpets of falling leaves, hazy sunshine and long pub lunches in historic thatched pubs in front of a front of a roaring fire. Here are a roundup of some of the best cottages for a leaf peeping break in the New Forest…
Apple Court House
Sleeps 9, Hordle
This spacious home from home is super comfortable and sprinkled with love and affection from the owners. Every room is intricately designed and decorated with style and comfort in mind. It’s a dreamy abode to return ‘home’ and kick off your shoes after an autumn walk through the New Forest. Find out more.
Sleeps 4, Brockenhurst
This little cottage is cute as a button, in a gorgeous setting surrounded by lofty trees. Inside, the cottage has been designed with country chic matched with comfort and thoughtful touches from the owners. Find out more.
Sleeps 6, Redlynch
This amazing, beautiful and luxurious barn conversion has been featured in national press on quite a few occasions! Take a look and you’ll see why! Set in six acres of private land with its own vineyard, truffle orchard and lake, it’s a magnificent base to explore the national park. Find out more.
Sleeps 2, Minstead
If you’re looking for a cosy bolthole for two, Beecroft fits the bill perfectly. Surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful scenery, Beecroft has direct access to the forest from its front door. It’s spacious yet cosy with a bank of floor to ceiling bifold doors to watch deer, rabbits and badgers play in the garden. Find out more.
Sleeps 6, Brockenhurst
This super luxurious red brick cottage will have you in rapture. As well as watching trees sway and unfurl from your window, don’t be surprised to see ponies, donkeys and cows amble past. Find out more.