Back in 2011 New Forest Escapes was started with just 1 holiday cottage, today they have over 20 houses and have helped over 3000 groups holiday in the New Forest. Their insiders guide allows you to holiday like a local. We love that the New Forest is only 2 hours from London so the perfect choice for a weekend or week stay.
Getting to know the New Forest Escapes Team
What they like:
‘Breakfast on the beach, Swallows and Amazons adventures, toasting marshmallows over the fire by the shore, the lived-in look, English eccentric style, exploring, country tracks, creativity and fun, Scrabble on the jetty, story-tellers spinning tales in forest glades, scrummy picnics…’
What they don’t like:
‘Beige and boring, characterless identikit rooms, thin mattresses, shower mould, no free condiments, having to lay your own fire, not being able to find the matches, scrabbling around trying to find information on where to go and what to do…’
We have been working with New Forest Escapes for a while and would like to show you 4 of their lovely child friendly properties that you can find on our website:
The Old Post Office:
This 4 bedroom holiday home sleeps 8 and is within walking distance of the beach. The cottage is beautifully decorated and has sea views. If you’re after a holiday by the sea side – this is perfect. There is a lot to keep your little one occupied. Why not try your hand at crabbing in the Boat Yard, or wait until the tide is out and make sandcastles on the sandy beach that appears. The property has an enclosed courtyard and a charcoal BBQ too. For more information, check out our listing here
The Coastguard Cottage:
This 2 bedroom cottage, sleeps 4 and is perfect for a small family. The location of this cottage is perfect. surrounded by many sandy beaches, Hurst Castle and there is a pub next door. There are loads of lovely walks close by or head a little further afield into the New Forest National Park. Check out our listing here.
This newly renovated, 4 bedroom cottage sleeps 9 and is the perfect big family house. I personally love a large dining area and this one doesn’t disappoint, the central dining room seats 12 but you also have the kitchen table which easily seats 8. If you are looking to put your feet up, they can arrange catering too. The gardens overlook a paddock with 2 shetland ponies and you may be lucky enough to spot a few deer. Dogs are welcome too! Read more here.
This 6 bedroom cottage sleeps 12. Situated near Lymington in the New Forest, 1km from the beach with a huge garden filled with bit for the kids. There are 2 caravans which are a great space for the kids to play in. This cottage comes with everything you may need cooking wise – range cooker in the kitchen, a mini stove in the garden, or if you fancy a night off there is a gastro pub next door. Dogs welcome and they will even clear the garden if you wanted to bring your horses. For more info, please check our our listing here.
All in all, these properties are perfect for your next family holiday – whether it be just your family or with the extended family / grandparents (when we’re allowed). There is nothing better than turning up at your accommodation knowing that the kids are going to have the best time, these properties will ensure both the kids and adults will have a fab time.