Destination guide

Head to the cosy city of New Forest

The forests, gardens and countryside are the perfect backdrop to your holiday home in New Forest. Travellers appreciate the spas in this welcoming city. Beaulieu National Motor Museum and Southampton Maritime Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around New Forest

Are you hoping to discover things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that New Forest has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • New Forest Golf Club (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Brockenhurst Manor Golf Club (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • New Forest Wildlife Park (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Burley Golf Club (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Bramshaw Golf Club (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Peppa Pig World (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in New Forest

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, New Forest is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bournemouth Beach (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Brownsea Island (20 mi / 32.2 km)
  • Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Rufus Stone (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Burley Park (5.1 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Mayflower Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
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.

Where to stay near New Forest District?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,696 holiday rentals near New Forest District. From 655 Cabins to 655 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near New Forest District is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to New Forest District?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in New Forest District:

  • Walhampton: 28 holiday homes
  • Friars Cliff: 30 holiday homes
  • Gunwharf Quays: 36 holiday homes
  • Sandbanks: 33 holiday homes
  • Freshwater Bay: 34 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to New Forest District?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in New Forest District. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • New Forest: 1,863 holiday rentals
  • Calshot Activities Centre: 2,137 holiday rentals
  • Burley Park: 2,085 holiday rentals
  • Peppa Pig World: 1,353 holiday rentals
  • Buckler's Hard: 2,341 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around New Forest District listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in New Forest District?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 655 Cabins in New Forest District. Our other popular types of New Forest District holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 655 holiday houses
  • Barns: 46 holiday houses
  • Chalets: 21 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in New Forest District?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 175 holiday homes with pool available in New Forest District. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.