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New Forest holiday cottages - an introduction

Swan Green, Lyndhurst
Swan Green, near Lyndhurst

New Forest holiday cottages and other types of self catering accommodation are widely available within the National Park area. Certainly, those seeking self catering cottages will be spoilt for choice in Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst, and will also find cottages to rent in many of the smaller villages and outlying areas.

New Forest holiday cottages located close to main roads and in village centres might appeal to visitors who appreciate ease of access and a base close to local pubs, shops and restaurants; whilst those who seek a break something quieter might prefer to be a little more off-the-beaten-track.

Holiday cottages offer freedom for guests to come and go much as they please and often provide facilities that particularly appeal to walkers and dog owners.

Costs vary, often to reflect location, the facilities available and the time of year, although there is inevitably a certain amount of commonality.

Good advice, then, is to undertake at least a little research before booking.

Those offering cottage holidays almost invariably provide a welcoming atmosphere, and usually excellent value for money.  In fact, many New Forest self catering holidays are so popular that visitors return year-after-year. Remember, then, to avoid disappointment by booking well in advance, particularly during the summer months.

New Forest Living offer a wide choice of self-catering holiday cottages in and around the New Forest, each hand-picked for their comfort and excellent location
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** New Forest ponies **
New Forest ponies in the road
Ponies, cattle, pigs, sheep and donkeys are a popular part of the New Forest scene, but during the first six months of 2018, 36 animals were killed or injured on Forest roads, compared with 26 in the same period in 2017, a shocking rise of 38%.
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Content produced by Andrew Walmsley
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley