New Forest Cottages

In this section you will find a selection of new forest self catering cottages, houses, log cabins, chalets and apartments to rent for your holiday. Most require a minimum of 1 week stay, some might accept weekends.

 

What's New:

Golfing Mini-Breaks

Golfer

TheNew Forest has many Golf Courses. We have put together a selection of new forest accommodations that cater for the Golfing enthusiast and their Families. Many are keen Golfers themselves and I know of at least One professional golfing family that are new forest bed and breakfast hosts.

Updated: December 14, 2011

Some Forest facts:

Commoners

People of the worldWhat is a commoner? Can anyone become a Commoner? What are the responsibilities of releasing stock into the Forest?
What is Common of Mast, Turbary, Estovers, Marl? They were concessions won from the Crown centuries ago - but are they still practised?

A Commoner is a person who occupies land to which Common Rights in the New Forest are attached. A Right of Common is authority for the occupier of a plot of land (to which Rights are attached), to take specified material or products from somebody else's land. In the context of the New Forest, the principal product is grazing and the owner of the land is the Crown. Land with Common Rights is not confined to the perambulation of the Forest; many "holdings" are in villages on the periphery of the Forest.

Rights of Common of Pasture are attributed to land. It permits depasturing of "commonable" animals on 45,000 acres of Open Forest. Commonable animals are ponies, horned cattle and donkeys. Goats are barred from the Open Forest. By historic practice, chicken and geese may wander in the Forest, but this is not a Common Right.

Those depasturing animals must comply with Verderers' Bye-Laws:
payments to Agisters, receipt of which is recognised by tail marking (cutting) for ponies, and ear tags for cattle;
all stock must be branded to identify the owner (usually near-side saddle area in ponies and the off-side in cattle);
disease control regulations must be complied with and vicious or mischievous animals must not be depastured;
stallions over 2 years old must be approved by the Verderers, they must be registered New Forest ponies and they must be moved on every 4th year to avoid in-breeding.

About 5,000 commonable animals are turned out. The ratio of ponies to cattle is 3:2. Around 130 stallions are turned out in the breeding season. About 500 Commoners use the Right. There is no limit to the number of animals that may be depastured.

...But though the form of the New-forest horse is seldom beautiful; yet as the ornament of a forest scene he is very picturesque. The horse, in his natural state, rough with all his mane about him, and his tail waving in the wind, as he feeds, is always beautiful; but particularly in so wild a scene as this, which he graces exceedingly."
(William Gilpin, 1791)

Common of Mast is the right to turn out pigs in the Forest during the Pannage season. The Pannage season is a period of not less than 60 days, fixed by the Forestry Commission after consultation with the Verderers. Before the 1964 New Forest Act, the Pannage season was fixed at 25 Sep-22 Nov.

Pannage is an ancient practice to fatten pigs before slaughter and salting for the winter. It was additionally useful in the Forest - the pigs turned out ate green acorns and beech mast that are poisonous to cattle and ponies (for example, in 1968, 80 ponies and 40 cattle died eating acorns). The 3,500 acres of Adjacent Commons recently brought within the perambulation are not subject to Pannage dates.

In the 19th century, up to 5,000-6,000 pigs were turned out; currently the numbers are in hundreds - it is a declining Right. Commoners may also turn out breeding sows out all year providing they return to the Commoner's holding at night, and are not a nuisance. This is not a true Right, it is an established practice.

Right of Turbary

This Right allows the Commoner to cut turf for fuel; turves were once cut in tens of thousands each year. Turves were 2' by 1'; to preserve grazing and reduce environmental damage, for every turf cut, two were left. A ticket to cut turf was issued by the Forestry Commission. In 1876, 80 people cut turf, but the Right is no longer practised. The Rights belong to the chimney and hearth of a property, not the land.

Right of Fuelwood (Estovers)

This is the Right to cut wood for fuel. The wood must be burned in the house and the Right applies to the hearth, not land.

The Right is now confined to a few Commoners; most have sold their Rights to the Forestry Commission. The Forestry Commission stacks the wood close to holdings in long stacks. The stacks are labelled into "cords"; a cord is a stack of wood in 4 foot lengths, 4 feet high and 8 feet long. In 1996, 99 properties had allocations totalling 221 cords. The Right is controlled by the Forestry Commission, to inhibit plunder of the Ancient & Ornamental woodland.

Anyone living in a property built before 1850 within the perambulation can pick fallen twigs and branches, providing a vehicle is not required to transport them.

Right of Common of Marl

Marl is a lime-rich clay used to fertilise land; it was also be used for building. The Right of Common of Marl was to dig marl from one of the 23 pits mentioned in the Register of Claims. It is not now exercised; modern fertilisers have made the practice unnecessary and exercise of the Right died out last century. It was confined geologically to the south of the Forest.

Common of Pasture of Sheep

There are Rights to depasture sheep at very few holdings, principally at Godshill and Beaulieu - lands formerly belonging to monastic properties. Exercise of the sheep Rights is uncommon; in the early 1990's 100 sheep were depastured at Godshill for the first time this century - they are now gone. Sheep are depastured on the former Adjacent Commons, principally Penn Common.

Customs (not Rights of Common)

Cutting fern: Fern (bracken) is cut from the end of August. It was originally cut in squares by scythe, but is now "swiped" by machine. Sixty bundles (pooks) made one wagon load. It was a frequent practice until the 1940's and the tracks of the wagons can still be traced on the ground. The bracken had the same utility as straw. It is still cut by a few now as bedding for ponies, but it is principally cut to stop the fronds smothering sweet grass.

Bees: Hives are placed July-September; a fee is payable to Forestry Commission. Old "Bee Gardens" have been described in the Forest - small circular enclosures where hives were placed. Names of locations in the Forest testify to the practice - Hive Garn Bottom, King's Garn Gutter.

Gorse (furze) and holly: They were cut to provide browse in the winter for the ponies and deer. Deer won't eat gorse, but they find cut holly palatable. I have never seen cut gorse, but holly trees are still pollarded to provide winter browse.

Updated: July 16, 2011

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Self-Catering Holidays in the New Forest

Below are some very fine holiday letts.  All those with photographs have been inspected by us and are found to be of a very high standard. We highly recommend these accommodations.

Lilac Lodge - Luxury Self Catering Cottage/Log Cabin


Lilac Lodge    CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Lilac Lodge sleeps 2 people and is set in the grounds of Woodlands B & B combining modern technology with old world charm.

Woodlands and Lilac Lodge are situated on the boundary of the New Forest National Park enjoying a central location for both beaches and the New Forest.

Woodlands
Ashley Lane
Ashley
New Milton
Hampshire
BH25 5AQ

For details please contact Linda on the below;

Telephone: 05601 795 294

Email: admin@newforest.uk.com

Fleetwater Cottage - Minstead, near Lyndhurst


Fleetwater Cottage    CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

The owner of this new forest cottage and old manorial farm of great character, situated in the rural heart of the New Forest, has now made a barn conversion available for holiday visitors.

Heather also runs a successful bed and breakfast business at the Farm House (although visitors to The Barn can still enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast by separate arrangement should you prefer!). * excludes Christmas period.

The property is a short walk by footpath to the village of Minstead with its award-winning shop, popular pub and church where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is buried.

Fleetwater Cottage
Newtown
Minstead
Lyndhurst
Hants. S043 7GD

For details please contact Heather Pinniger on the below;

Telephone: 023 80 81 22 73

e-mail: heather@fleetwater-farm.fsnet.co.uk

Farmhouse Breakfast is served in a traditional flag stoned dining room with Fleetwater Farm eggs, home-made bread, fresh fruit salad etc. Veggies are welcomed.

Hungerford Cottage - New Forest Self-Catering Holiday Cottage

Hungerford Cottage    CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Hungerford Cottage sleeps four guests in two bedrooms and is the annex to the main house which dates back over two hundred years old (with some parts dating back four hundred years). Formerly part of the old Post Office in the village of Minstead, it is situated in the heart of the New Forest and surrounded by ancient oak forest. It is set in a peaceful and quiet position, where ponies and cattle wander past the gate. Here you can watch the locals driving their pony traps through the village whilst whiling away the time seated in your own patio.

The quiet village of Minstead is just two miles from Lyndhurst the New Forest's capital. Minstead has a wonderful village shop, serving news papers, local foods and freshly brewed coffee, along with the Trusty Servant, the village pub, which serves a selection of local ales and home-cooked meals. Both are a few minutes stroll from the cottage.

Both the Hampshire and Dorset coastlines with their wonderful beaches are a thirty minutes drive from Minstead and the wonderful cities of Winchester and Salisbury are half an hour drive from the cottage.

There are numerous attractions and places to visit in this beautiful area. Why not explore Lymington a Georgian town located on the river Lym with its wide range of independent boutiques. It is well known as a yachting centre with one the best Saturday street markets in the South. From Lymington you can take a day trip on the ferry to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight and walk along Tennyson Down to the Needles on the Western edge of the island. Portsmouth too is within easy reach and the home of HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose. Steeped with naval history, Portsmouth is well worth a days visit.

Hungerford Cottage
Minstead
Lyndhurst
Hampshire
S043 7FW

For details please contact Marion Ashby on the below;

Tel: 023 8081 2324
Mobile: 07905 272 715

Email: marion.ashby@talktalk.net


Lilies New Forest Holiday Cottage Lymington

The Lilies    CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Kay and Nathan welcome you to The Lilies family run Guest Accommodation with a friendly atmosphere. A warm welcome is always extended to all of our guests.

The Lilies accommodation is separate from the house giving you your own privacy for as long as your stay. The Lillie's comprises of 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom, a large lounge and dining area with dining table, comfortable leather seating, TV and DVD. Fully fitted modern kitchen with everything you will need for your stay. Also a new Bathroom complete with bath/Shower.

The lounge leads out to a small patio and garden area where you can barbecue on summer evenings and have your breakfast if you require on summer mornings..

If you enjoy walking? Lymington marina is a short distance and can be accessed from just outside the cottage which also leads to many local public houses and restaurants.

•No smoking in all rooms.

•Open all year.

•*Discounts for extended stays.

•Fully Fitted Kitchen.

•Children welcome.

•Sleeps up to 5 people maximum

The Lilies - Contact Us

The Lilies Cottage
Lower Buckland Road
Lymington
Hampshire

Telephone - 01590 610 673


View all the accommodations available below

 


Self Catering new forest cottages

S/C Ensuite converted milking parlour, Parlour Studio, Hordle SO41 0FG


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Link Place, Contact: Boltons House, Princes Crescent, Lyndhurst SO43 7BS


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Redshanks Self Contained Holiday Annexe, 42 Waterford Lane, Lymington SO41 3PS


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Lyndhurst new forest cottagess, Contact Boltons House, Princes Crescent, Lyndhurst SO43 7BS


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Daphne's Chalets, 54 Westwood Park, Bashley Cross Road, New Milton


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Littlemead Self Catering, Littlemead Self Catering, Burley BH24 4ED


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Self Catering new forest cottages

The Farmhouse, High Corner, Linwood BH24 3QY


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Durmast House Holiday Flat, Bisterne Close, Burley BH24 4AZ


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Waterside Retreat, 17 Sir Christopher Court, Hythe SO45 6JR


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Victorian Townhouse, off High Street, Lymington SO41


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Brackenwood, Pound Lane, Burley BH24 4EB


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Eaglesham new forest cottages, Furzey Lodge, Beaulieu SO42 7WB


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Ivy new forest cottages, East Boldre, Beaulieu SO42 7WD


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Mares Tails new forest cottages, Furzey Lane, Beaulieu SO42 7WB


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Old Stables new forest cottages, Myrtle Farm, East Boldre, Beaulieu SO42 7WU


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Close new forest cottages, Battramsley, Boldre, Lymington SO41 8PT


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Fernbrake House, Coxhill, Boldre, Lymington SO41 8PS


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Orchard House, Boldre, Lymington SO41 8ND


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Springfield Wing, Spring Hill, Boldre, Lymington SO41 8NG


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Self Catering new forest cottages

1 Ringwood Terrace, Waters Green, Brockenhurst SO42 7RG


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Self Catering new forest cottages

The Flat, Setley Brake East, Tilebarn Lane, Brockenhurst SO42 7UE


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Gorse new forest cottages, Balmer Lawn Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7TT


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Heywood House, Sway Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7SG


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Waterfront House, 19 Sir Christopher Court, Hythe SO45 6JR


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Self Catering new forest cottages

94 Queen Katherine Road, , Lymington SO41 3RZ


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Bench new forest cottages & Little Bench, Lodge Road, Lymington SO41 8HH


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Bourne House, 23 Westfield Road, Lymington SO41 3PZ


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Corner new forest cottages, , Lymington


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Self Catering new forest cottages

De La Warr House, All Saints Road, Lymington SO41 8FB


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Fir Tree new forest cottages, Lower Buckland Road, Lymington SO41 9DU


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Self Catering new forest cottages

High Bank, Silver Street, Sway SO41 6DG


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Rainbow new forest cottages, 27 Brook Road, Lymington SO41 9PX


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Wheatley new forest cottages, Centre Lane, Everton, Lymington SO41 0JP


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Acorn new forest cottages, 13 Clarence Road, Lyndhurst SO43 7AL


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Self Catering new forest cottages

The new forest cottages, The Old Stables, Pikes Hill, Lyndhurst SO43 7AY


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Self Catering new forest cottages

The new forest cottages, The Penny Farthing Hotel, Romsey Road, Lyndhurst SO43 7AA


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Holiday Flat, 95B High Street, Lyndhurst SO43 7BH


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Holly new forest cottages, Southampton Road, Lyndhurst SO43 7BU


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Yorke new forest cottages, 9 Pemberton Road, Lyndhurst SO43 7AN


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Self Catering new forest cottages

10 Newlands Manor, Everton, Lymington SO41 0JH


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Forest Farm, Barnes Lane, Milford-on-Sea SO41 0RR


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Gothic new forest cottages, 9 Newlands Manor, Everton, Lymington SO41 0JH


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Harmony, 53A Knowland Drive, Milford-on-Sea SO41 0RH


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Self Catering new forest cottages

The Old Bakery, Lymington Road, Milford-on-Sea SO41 0QR


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Pine View new forest cottages, 6 Windmill Close, Milford-on-Sea SO41 0XS


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Windmill new forest cottages, 22 Windmill Close, Milford-on-Sea SO41 0SX


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Self Catering new forest cottages

The Granary, Woodcutters, St Johns Road, Bashley, New Milton BH25 5SD


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Beechwood Cottages, , Ringwood


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Crofton, Mockbeggar Lane, Ibsley, Ringwood BH24 3PR


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Heather new forest cottages, 83C Southampton Road, Ringwood BH24 1HR


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Karelia Holidays, The Studio, Ashley, Ringwood BH24 2EE


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Hackney Park, Mount Pleasant, Sway SO41 8LS


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Purlins, 159 Woodlands Road, Woodlands SO40 7GL


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Shorefield Country Park, Shorefield Holidays Ltd., Shorefield Road, Milford-on-Sea SO41 0LH


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Downton Holiday Park, Shorefield Road, Milford-on-Sea SO41 0LH


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Grooms new forest cottages, Pound Lane, Burley BH24 4ED


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Stable new forest cottages, Burbush House, Pound Lane, Burley BH24 4ED


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Avon Vale SC, Lower Densome Wood, Woodgreen SP6 2BE


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Harts Lodge SC, 242, Everton Road, Everton, Lymington SO41 0HE


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Chapel Lane new forest cottages, , Fritham SO43 7HL


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Yew Tree new forest cottages, Bank, Lyndhurst SO43 7FD


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Rose new forest cottages SC, , Lymington


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Furze Tops, Blackfield, Beaulieu


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Glengariff, Glebe Lane, Landford


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Highbank new forest cottages, Homefield, Silver Street, Sway SO41 6DG


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Self Catering new forest cottages

October new forest cottages, 2 Yeovilton Close, Everton, Lymington SO41 0JS


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Self Catering new forest cottages

Saltmarsh, , Milford-on-Sea


 

 

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