7 Best Large Holiday Homes in the New Forest

On this page I’ll show you our recommendations for the best big cottages in New Forest, along with things to do nearby.

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7 Best Large Houses to Rent in the New Forest

Sleeps 8 New Forest

The Lodge at Bashley

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets Yes | Swimming pool | WiFi | Open fire | Near a pub

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Stunning rental in Lymington with outdoor heated swimming pool.

Things to do: Visit Keyhaven to see Hurst Castle and lighthouse. Head to the beaches of Christchurch and Mudeford. 

Salters Cottage

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Swimming pool | Open fire | Near a pub

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Set in Brockenhurst, this property has an outdoor pool.

Things to do: Visit Beaulieu or head to Hurst Castle. Take the kids crabbing at Mudeford Quay.

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Breaches Barn

Sleeps 11 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | Tennis court | WiFi | Open fire

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Character barn in the historic village of Rockbourne.

Things to do: This barn is on a working beef and arable farm.

Occasionally you may be able to help the owner with day to day farm tasks or you can explore the pretty bluebell wood.

Downs View Dairy

Sleeps 11 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Open fire

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Restored farm building situated near the quaint village of West Tytherley. 
 
Things to do: Visit the New Forest and the cities of Salisbury and Winchester, both with striking cathedrals.
 
Portsmouth is within driving distance- see the famous Mary Rose, HMS Victory and The Warrior.
 

Sleeps 12 New Forest

Abbots Wood

Sleeps 12 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 5 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Swimming pool | Near the sea | Near a pub

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This holiday rental is set in three acres of grounds, complete with a lake and an indoor heated swimming pool.

Located in the delightful southern Hampshire village of Netley Abbey.

Things to do: Royal Victoria Country Park and Netley Abbey, a 13th century Cistercian monastery are both nearby.

Garden House

Sleeps 12 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets No | WiFi 

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A picturesque family home in the heart of the New Forest National Park, Garden House is a fabulous choice for a break to Hampshire, surrounded by beautiful countryside and settled just outside the centre of the quaint village of Lyndhurst.

Things to do: Nearby village of Lyndhurst, Bolton’s Bench, Brockenhurst, Burley, Beaulieu, and Hythe.

Bournemouth is also near and has a beach and pier. Explore New Forest Golf Club for golfers.

Sleeps 18 New Forest

Buckholt Stables

Sleeps 18 | Bedrooms 9 | Bathrooms 9 | Pets Yes | Hot tub | WiFi | Open fire

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Buckholt Stables were originally built in the 1820s and have been renovated to create this luxury holiday rental.

Things to do: Stonehenge is 10 miles away.

Visit the medieval city of Salisbury including its Gothic cathedral.

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