Discover a selection of 1,500 holiday rentals in New Forest National Park, GB that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including internet/WiFi and parking available. Prices start at £ 89 per night, and cabins and cottages are popular options for a stay in New Forest National Park. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Culture and history near New Forest District holiday lettings

There was once a time when English kings hunted among the beech and oak woods of the New Forest. These days, it's the province of hikers, bikers and wildlife lovers who come to wander in one of England's youngest national parks. The natural draws are truly gorgeous. There are heathlands trodden by wild ponies and ancient redwoods and oaks with more than 500 candles on their birthday cake. You can visit hearty inns and alehouses to sip homemade ciders, or wander hamlets of thatched-roofed cottages. And New Forest District holiday rentals mean trips to Beaulieu, the home of the petrol-headed National Motor Museum.

History

Historic sites near New Forest District holiday homes

New Forest District has an array of historic sites to explore during your trip. Holiday homes can be found near places like Hurst Castle, the fortress of Henry VIII with gun armaments, a lighthouse exhibition and a cafe, and Exbury Gardens a historic woodland garden with an abundance of colourful blooms and steam train rides. Another highlight is the Highcliffe Castle, a Gothic revival mansion with restored exteriors, gardens and a tea room.

Things to do

Attractions near New Forest District holiday lettings

You might just be able to hear the purring of F1 engines and the rumble of vintage open-top cars as you approach the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu. Housed in the grounds of a mansion bearing the regal name of the Montagu family, it's certainly set to impress. Everything from Grand Prix legends to old-school Vespa scooters make the exhibition a fine choice for lovers of pistons and speed, while handsome Beaulieu Abbey and Victorian re-enactments in the nearby family home mean there's also something for the history buffs.

Activities

Things to do near New Forest District holiday homes

New Forest District holiday rentals promise an escape to the country on England's South Coast. Quaint towns like Brockenhurst will try to detain you with their cosy tearooms and boutique craft stores. If you can resist their allure for a moment and break into the national park, things take a turn for the wild. Kayaking down tree-lined rivers, pony rides across blustery heathland, hiking through mossy woods – it's all on the menu. For the little ones, petting farms and miniature zoos offer encounters with lambs and piglets and more.

Day trips

Day trips from New Forest District holiday rentals

New Forest District serves as an ideal base camp to explore the wonders of Hampshire. Holiday homes are just a short distance from intriguing locations like Highclere Castle, a Victorian country house and setting for 'Downton Abbey', with lavish rooms and grounds, and the Paultons Park Home of Peppa Pig World, an adventure park with a water kingdom and animal feedings. You’ll also enjoy the Winchester Cathedral, a history-rich medieval Anglican cathedral with a Norman crypt holding modern sculptures.

Weather

Climate during your stay in New Forest District holiday homes

This beautiful land of meadows, fields and woods impresses no matter the season. Most travellers will come with their walking boots during the summer, with months like June, July and August seeing the hottest weather and plenty of great kayaking and walking conditions. The autumn can be really gorgeous, particularly when the trees change colour in September, October and November. Others will look for cosy New Forest District holiday rentals in wintertime between December and March – the possibility of snow on the branches can be hard to resist.

Natural features

From heaths to ancient oaks in New Forest District

The New Forest National Park is the piece de resistance of the New Forest District. It covers a vast swathe of the South Coast countryside, clocking up 219 square miles of woodland and heath, meadow and rolling downs. As many as 140 miles of marked hiking trails wind through the quaint villages and into the reserve, crossing babbling rivers and passing pockets of alder trees, ancient oaks and grasslands. Animals to spot include the famous New Forest pony, wild deer, muntjac and birds like the Dartford warbler and woodlark.

How to get there

Transport options to and around New Forest

Fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), the closest airport, located 11.7 mi (18.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Southampton (SOU), which is 12.2 mi (19.6 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Brockenhurst Station, Brockenhurst Beaulieu Road Station and Southampton Ashurst New Forest Station are the main stations in the area.

Can I find a vacation rental around New Forest National Park?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,697 vacation rentals near New Forest National Park. From 628 cabins to 628 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near New Forest National Park are on Vrbo.

Can I rent Cabins in New Forest National Park?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 628 Cabins in New Forest National Park. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in New Forest National Park include:

  • Cottages: 628 rentals available
  • Barns: 20 rentals available
  • Houses: 1,119 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in New Forest National Park?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 89 vacation rentals with pool available in New Forest National Park. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.