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Cozy & stylish railway cottage near the New Forest
Entire residential home · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bathroom

Cozy & stylish railway cottage near the New ForestLaunching July 2021, 'Stag' is a stylish and bright railway cottage that offers comfortable accommodation and everything you would need for a relaxing getaway. Carefully designed 2 bedroom cottage is a perfect base for shopping, eating out, exploring the New Forest and the local beaches. Located in the centre of Ringwood, close to Bournemouth and Salisbury and a host of nearby attractions, our space is great for a stay-cation, as a work-from-home alternative, or for families.

Pretty Victorian cottage: Lyndhurst The New Forest
Entire cottage · 4 guests · 4 beds · 1 bathroom

Pretty Victorian cottage: Lyndhurst The New ForestLaunching in July 2021, Bluebell Cottage is situated in a peaceful location just a short walk from the village of Lyndhurst in the heart of The New Forest. Lyndhurst is a vibrant and busy village with several cafes, pubs, restaurants and independent shops. There is even a very high end car showroom if you're looking for a Ferrari! After the bustle of the village you can just sit back and relax in the cottage garden with your favourite tipple or cosy up by the woodburner in winter.

The Old Dairy - Self contained accommodation
Barn · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom

The Old Dairy - Self contained accommodationLocated 400m from the River Hamble in the quite village of Warsash in Hampshire. Perfect if you are studying at the Maritime College or wanting to enjoy a relaxing time near the water. The Old Diary is one of the last remaining buildings from the Warsash Estate built in 1914, now sensitively restored. Private entrance and off road parking allows 24/7 easy access. You will be welcomed with a complimentary welcome basket that contains continental breakfast supplies.

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Popular amenities for Hampshire holiday rentals

  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

Other great holiday rentals in Hampshire

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  2. Polhampton
The Garden Studio: Stunning garden and river views
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Privett
The Barn @ North Lodge -Soho Farmhouse-esque Cabin
  1. Entire residential home
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Charming cottage less than 5 minutes from the sea
  1. Entire guest house
  2. Hampshire
Bolthole close to beach within the national park
  1. Tiny house
  2. Soberton
Self-contained Garden Cottage in idyllic location
  1. Hut
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Nature’s Nook Cosy Couples Woodland Cabin
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Beaulieu
Quaint self contained cottage in the New Forest.
  1. Entire guest suite
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‘The Sail Loft’ - studio apartment glorious views.
  1. Entire townhouse
  2. Lymington
Juliet House
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Downton
The Coach House with walled garden
  1. Dome house
  2. Braishfield
The Hangar - bespoke build, far reaching views.
  1. Barn
  2. Easton Royal
Breach Barn

Top-rated things to do in Hampshire

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  • Journey Through Winchester's Past
    We will meet at Winchester Station. As we walk to the heart of the historic town, we will speak and learn about this Ancient Capital of England: Winchester. We will stop at the Westgate, a remnant of the fortified walls. Here we will see the Great Hall and talk of: King Arthur, the Domesday Book, and Thomas Hardy. We will continue down the famous High Street with its' beautiful buildings. Then we will see the marvel that is Winchester Cathedral. Here with will learn about famed author Jane Austen, her connection to Winchester, who is buried in the Cathedral. After we will stroll the banks of the River Itchen, which inspired the poetry of John Keats. We will see the remains of the Wolvesey Palace, Winchester College, before we finish our Experience at the Jane Austen House. GROUPS LIMITED TO 6 GUESTS TOTAL PRIVATE TOURS ALSO AVAILABLE OUTDOORS ONLY
    From Price:£15/person
  • Halnaker tree tunnel and windmill walk
    Join me on a leisurely 4-mile walk (lasting 2 to 2.5 hours) through the beautiful Sussex countryside, into the South Downs National Park via an ancient hollow way following in the footsteps of Romans, commoners and a king fleeing for his life! We'll start our walk in a village just a ten-minute drive (20-minute by bus) north of Chichester, passing through vineyards, farmland and a beautiful tunnel of trees. After a short walk uphill, we'll see the restored windmill and have time to admire the 360° views of the Sussex countryside. The Isle of Wight can be seen from here on a clear day. Learn about Boxgrove Man, the oldest human remains ever found in England, a Neolithic settlement and see WWII radio direction-finding structures. Hear local folktales and learn a little Sussex dialect. Depending on the time of year, we may see a range of butterflies and birds, including buzzards and skylarks and, if we are very lucky, we may see some deer. Chichester is the nearest railway station. There is a regular bus service from there to the meeting point. Other things to note: This is an easy walk but it is not suitable for anyone with mobility difficulties due to several stiles on the route. The route can be very muddy after rain. Alternative times/and dates are possible on request. There are no public toilets in the village. Parking is available at the meeting point.
    From Price:£20/person
  • Pottery Classes and Workshops
    I offer introductory lessons in throwing on the potters wheel. The class includes a full demonstration and then you will have fun throwing your own pots! The lesson can be one-to-one, or a party can be arranged. Pottery is fired and glazed on site and is ready for collection 4 weeks later, or can be posted to you. There are a number of options for tailor made classes and workshops. Classes are designed for beginners as well as the more experienced. The pottery garden is a safe space and you may want to feed the friendly hens too! Other things to note Please wear comfortable cloths that you don’t mind getting dirty! Towels and washing facilities are available, but the stairs are steep to go to the loo. A very friendly Staffie dog called Izzy lives in site and will greet you as if she’s known you all her life!
    From Price:£80/person
  • Afternoon tea with the Alpacas
    You will be warmly greeted and shown to your picnic table (in the winter months you can eat in our cosy warm cabin) ready to meet the Alpacas, You will have a choice of tea/coffee or hot chocolate with a selection of cakes and sandwiches served on a 3 tier cake stand. You will be able to enjoy your afternoon tea with the alpacas as they will come in and graze right up close to your table so keep an eye on your cake! A great opportunity to take photos, get to know more about Alpacas whilst enjoying an afternoon tea in a peaceful setting. You will also learn a bit about the Alpacas so a great opportunity to find out more about these camelids. This is in a peaceful setting so a chance to relax away from crowds, enjoy some quiet time and be close to nature with Alpacas for company. A unique experience awaits. Other things to note In the winter months, you will be able to eat in our warm and cosy cabin. Afterwards you will be able to feed our alpacas. Well behaved children are welcome, however we are not a petting zoo and is not suitable for children who want to run, scream and shout. This is a peaceful but fun experience.
    From Price:£35/person
  • Beekeeping in the South Downs
    We'll meet at our farm for an initial introduction. Next we'll walk the grounds and explain the relationship between nature and bees, underlining their importance to the eco system. Then, we'll take you through the equipment needed to practise bee keeping, the main events in the beekeeping year, how we manage the swarming season and extract the golden honey. We'll visit one or two of our apiary sites in the locality, and if weather permits we may open a hive to let you see what the inside of a bee colony looks like. Afterwards, we'll return to the farm and try some honey tasting to help you understand the different types of honey available. A relaxing experience enjoying nature and gaining an appreciation of these beautiful, selfless animals. Other things to note Decent footwear is key if we are walking - but it should not be too demanding.
    From Price:£25/person

Your guide to Hampshire

Welcome to Hampshire

Hampshire is known for its love of all things nautical. Its southern coastline, which looks across the Solent to the Isle of Wight, is home to the busy port cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, whose history has encompassed everything from ancient fishing fleets to industrial dockyards, and famed naval endeavours to prestigious yacht racing. Across the estuary west of Southampton lies the New Forest National Park, which is, contrary to its name, one of England’s most ancient woodlands, having been a hunting ground for William the Conqueror nearly 1,000 years ago. With market towns and quaint villages, not to mention the cathedral city of Winchester, Hampshire maintains an air of gentility to match the natural beauty that spills across its chalk downs and river valleys.

How do I get around Hampshire?

Hampshire’s own Southampton International Airport (SOU) offers flights to a number of European and UK destinations, but you can reach the county in just over 30 minutes of driving from London’s biggest airport, Heathrow (LHR). Gatwick (LGW) is also nearby. Major train lines connect Hampshire with the rest of the country, and it’s easy to get around the region by rail. Coaches operate widely while bus services can get you around more locally, including within the New Forest. Taxis and rideshares are available in all but the smallest villages. And if you’re thinking of going car-free, there are plenty of cycling and walking paths to enjoy.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Hampshire?

May to September is a busy time on the coast, with many regattas and festivals to enjoy. The Southampton International Boat Show, the United Kingdom’s largest watersports festival, takes place in September, while the Solent attracts sailors and yachts from across the globe for its international racing for Cowes Week in August. The New Forest is popular in summer, though like the coast it can be just as delightful in the spring and the autumn. No matter when you choose to visit, know that the weather can be unpredictable in typical British fashion, and rain is a part of life here. Other notable events include the Farnborough International Airshow and the annual Army Show in the military town of Aldershot, both in July, and there’s also a Regency Week Festival in Alton and Chawton in June.

What are the top things to do in Hampshire?


This small coastal town at the base of the New Forest has a long history that dates back to the Saxons, one that fills its narrow streets with period buildings and character. Lymington has two marinas and a rich sailing heritage, and you can swim in the open-air seawater baths built by the Georgians. Its marshy coastline, a nature reserve, offers lovely walks and views.

St Catherine’s Hill

On the southern outskirts of Winchester, this chalk hill is worth the climb for the stunning views it offers over the city and its cathedral spires and the surrounding Itchen Valley. Approximately 100 steps take you to the summit, where you can still see the earthwork outlines of an Iron Age fort, and the surrounding downland is often covered in butterflies.


Once an important coach stop on the route from Portsmouth to London, this typical Hampshire market town still hosts regular markets and has a thriving arts scene. It’s surrounded by the scenic South Downs, with Queen Elizabeth Country Park just a short drive south, and picturesque villages in easy reach.