Only a few hours drive away from London but a world away from the traffic, hustle and bustle is the New Forest, an area of natural beauty that offers a peaceful respite from busy living. The New Forest is a beautiful National Park containing unenclosed pasture land, heathland and acre upon acre of forest. With plenty of walking and biking trails and outdoor activities to keep your busy, a trip to the New Forest is always a good idea. Accommodation options in the area are plentiful, so where do you even start looking? Here is a list of our top Airbnb New Forest listings that are perfect for every occasion.
AIRBNB NEW FOREST: THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE BOOKING
↠ Most Airbnbs are located in the towns and villages surrounding the New Forest National Park. Having said that, there are a few options inside the National Park where you’ll most probably have walking trails right on your doorstep.
↠ Having a car is highly recommended as public transport doesn’t cover all properties and parts of the New Forest.
↠ Make sure to book in advance during peak season as these Airbnbs are super popular and usually get booked out far in advance. During the summer months and holidays and on public/bank holidays you’ll need to book sometimes serval months in advance.
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Forest Cottage, Burley
For the perfect English cottage experience, consider staying at this beautiful one bedroom cottage in Burley- the heart of the New Forest. With a spacious living room and kitchen and wood-burning fireplace, it’s the ideal place to stay in and relax after a long day of exploring. The large garden is also great for relaxing in on a warm and sunny day.
Large Shepherds Hut in New Forest with Hot Tub
If you’ve ever wanted to stay in a tiny house or a converted shepherds hut this is an ideal opportunity. Decorated in a playful and fun way, this tiny house features just one room with a double bed and adjacent living area and kitchen. The tiny bathroom is also amazingly cute. Outside you’ll find a large patio with barbecue, sofa and hot tub that’s ready to use. For the ultimate relaxing getaway, this listing definitely fits the bill.
Secluded, New Forest Riverside Lodge
For nothing more than pure bliss in nature, look no further than this stunning two bedroom lakeside cottage. Located just on the edge of the New Forest right by a peaceful lake, this property is bright, airy and a great place to relax and watch nature go by. If you’re a bird enthusiast you’ll be able to spot many different species just metres away from the lodge. Kick back, relax and enjoy nature to the fullest.
The Little House
This cosy Airbnb is a newly converted detached garage studio with everything you need for a lovely stay in the New Forest. If you’re travelling on a budget, this option is perfect as it’s one of the cheapest stays around the New Forest. While it’s not actually located in the New Forest National Park, it’s perfectly situated between the forest and the seaside town of Barton on Sea giving you easy access to the best of both. The property is cosy yet clean and modern with a living/kitchen area and separate bedroom. It’s the perfect play to stay if you’re out exploring all day and just need somewhere to rest for the night.
The Newly Converted Hay Barn
This stunning New Forest Airbnb Plus listing is a large converted hay barn with three bedrooms- perfect for a large family or groups. It’s beautifully furnished and decorated in a simple, modern style of natural tones exuding peace and tranquillity. With a large, fully furnished kitchen, dining and living area, it provides a great place for families and groups to get together and enjoy their beautiful surroundings. A highly recommended New Forest Airbnb option located on the outskirts of the New Forest.
New Forest Cosy Log Cabin
Ever fancied staying in a log cabin? If you answered yes, then keep reading! This tiny, handcrafted log cabin New Forest Airbnb is perfect for a couple looking for a weekend escape or adventure. It’s the perfect place to visit year-round but more so in the winter where you can turn on the log burner, put your feet up with a cup of tea and relax after a day of exploring. Downstairs is the living and kitchen area as well as the bathroom, while upstairs in the one, A-frame bedroom. What I love about this listing is the garden space- there’s so much garden and nature to enjoy. This gorgeous Airbnb New Forest property also comes with free bikes to explore the surrounding area.
Private Lodge in the New Forest
For a divine chalet with hot tub right in the middle of the forest, there’s little else that can compare with this amazing property. As it’s part of the Sandy Balls Holiday Park, it’s perfect for families with its three bedrooms and space for up to 8 guests. This Airbnb listing has a great sized kitchen and living area for self-catering and relaxing. On the deck outside you’ll also find a hot tub- perfect for spending chilly evenings in under the stars.
The Bakehouse Annex
This adorable cottage is the ideal place to escape to for nature lovers. The cosy, quintessentially English one-bedroom cottage features a beautiful sleigh bed and vaulted ceilings. You’ll find traditional wooden flooring all around and elegant, country-style furnishings. Enjoy breakfast on the patio surrounded in nature and take afternoon strolls on the beautiful grounds. There’s even a shared tennis court for when you feel a little more active.
Luxury New Forest Barn
For anyone planning a luxury, romantic couples escape, you’ll want to look no further than this gorgeously stylish barn conversion Airbnb New Forest. This rectangular property features a large, well-lit kitchen, dining and living area with a small A-frame loft for a bedroom. With luxury, English touches all over the property, this makes for an amazing weekend away. There’s also a log burner, outdoor patio seating and a large garden to explore and roam around. It’s located in Burley, right inside the New Forest National Park in close proximity to nature, walking paths as well as local pubs and services.
This two-bedroom white, log cabin is another amazing option for anyone looking to stay closer to the sea. Located just a 10-minute drive from the gorgeous seaside town of Lymington in one direction and the New Forest National Park in the other, this gorgeous wooden property is perfect for a small family looking to spend some time in nature. This cabin has everything you need for a lovely stay and it won’t break the bank either.
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