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Midweek Breaks in the New Forest

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Midweek Breaks in the New Forest

March 1, 2019 by midweek

Midweek Breaks in the New Forest

The New Forest National Park is one of the most desired locations for a family getaway, rural retreat or self catering holiday in the UK.

Wikipedia has an excellent description of the park – “The New Forest is one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest in Southern England, covering southwest Hampshire and southeast Wiltshire.

It was proclaimed a royal forest by William the Conqueror, featuring in the Domesday Book. Pre-existing rights of common pasture are still recognised today, being enforced by official verderers. In the 18th century, The New Forest became a source of timber for the Royal Navy. It remains a habitat for many rare birds and mammals.”

In addition to its historic attraction it appeals to all walks of life and generations of families as the perfect place to get back to nature and just enjoy what you see around you.


If you are looking for places to stay in the New Forest our range of properties sleep from 2 to 12.  With a range of thatched cottages, cosy bolt holes and big cottages for a family gathering or group accommodation.  Please feel free to browse, all enquiries go directly to the property managers or owners.

The New Forest

New Forest National Park Map perfect to stay for a short break
Eat me Drink me cottage in the New Forest

Quirky Cosy Cottages

Although many New Forest cottages have been modernised to make them more habitable lots still retain many of their original features.  They often have low ceilings, small windows and exposed beams. Bedrooms can have fireplaces, stairs will be steep and narrow.  Walls will be wonky and floors might dip but they will be full of character and unlike any modern house you might stay in nowadays.

Take a look around our choice of the  top 5 cosiest cottages in the New Forest and pick your favourite.

Dog friendly holiday cottages in the New Forest

Bringing four legged family members on short breaks is a must for many families.  A holiday is just not the same without throwing the ball for your dog and seeing them enjoy the freedom that the expanse of the New Forest park offers them.

Take a look at this fantastic leaflet that will help you find the best places to walk your dog, the dog walkers code and a handy map to find your way around.


Most of our New Forest holiday homes accept dogs for short breaks throughout the year, see just a few of them here:

If you still can’t decide then maybe look around neighbouring Dorset for some beautiful rural retreats and coastal delights making sure your next short break is one to remember.

Find your next short break here