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Hampshire

The county of Hampshire in the south east of England has a southern coast that takes in Portsmouth, Southampton and Lymington and two national parks; New Forest National Park and South Downs National Park.

Here you’ll find fascinating cities, historic towns and picturesque villages. Lovely areas of protected forest and rolling chalk downs, Blue Flag beaches and a rich maritime heritage.

Portsmouth has connections with Britain’s naval traditions that go back hundreds of years and the city’s historic dockyard offers a fantastic insight into this maritime history. See the HMS Victory, explore the Mary Rose Museum and then take a tour of the harbour or maybe appreciate the great views across the Solent from the 170 metre high Spinnaker Tower.

Just along the coast Hayling Island offers great family entertainment with a Blue Flag beach, rollercoaster and sea front railway; a great traditional seaside day out.

The New Forest National Park has 218 square miles of protected landscapes and is a wonderful playground for walkers, cyclists and horse riding with 146 miles of marked trails, pubs and tea shops. It is of course also home to the famous New Forest ponies. Get along to the New Forest Centre at Lyndhurst to plan your visit.

The chalk hills of the South Downs National Park also provides the perfect setting for wonderful adventures by foot, bike or horse, or maybe try out hand gliding or paragliding. Within the bounds of the national park is Queen Elizabeth Country Park near Petersfield, here you’ll find plenty of family activities and the South Downs Way.

Situated on the edge of the South Downs the historic city of Winchester, one time ancient capital of England, has a fascinating history that includes a magnificent 11th century cathedral and associations with King Arthur’s Round Table at the Great Hall. Also of historical interest is Romsey on the banks of the River Test, with its medieval streets and Norman Abbey.

Literary lovers will be delighted by Jane Austen’s house in Chawton. Now a museum, it’s the perfect opportunity to explore the beloved author’s life and see how she found her unique inspiration in Hampshire.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Hampshire.
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  • The Barn

    Burley

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    Ref: PDDE

    A beautifully renovated barn conversion situated in the village of Burley Street in the heart of the New Forest National Park. Built of oak and timber, it has an air of relaxed elegance and offers a wealth of features including a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, spiral staircase and wood-burning stove, as well as extras such as Egyptian cotton sheets. Located in the grounds of the main cottage, it provides a perfect base for exploring the New Forest’s many delights. The market town of Ringwood is a 6-minute drive where all facilities can be found, with handsome Georgian buildings. Sandy beaches lie 8 miles away and sailing and surfing can also be enjoyed. Shop and pubs ¾ mile.

    Large open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, large windows, wooden floor and hand-made kitchen area. Shower room with toilet and tiled floor. Spiral open staircase to first floor: Galleried area with 5ft bed and wooden floor. Vaulted ceilings and beams throughout.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • TV (LCD)
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Shared freezer in outbuilding
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • The Folly

    Hambledon

    Grade
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    Ref: PRA


    For couples who fancy a romantic getaway and something out of the ordinary, this detached 19th-century listed folly stands in the garden of the owners’ house and enjoys wonderful views over the pretty village of Hambledon, the birthplace of cricket, and full use of a 30ft indoor heated swimming pool, (open April to October) is perfect. This Georgian Grade II listed property was built in 1832 and is situated in the South Downs National Park making it perfect for stargazing. There are many wonderful walks nearby, and just 13 miles away are the sea and the coastlines of Hampshire and West Sussex – including picturesque Chichester Harbour. Easy touring to stately homes at Beaulieu and Broadlands, and gardens at Exbury. Portsmouth (13 miles) boasts Nelson’s Victory, the Mary Rose, a wide range of amenities, a harbour and ferries to the Isle of Wight. Historic cathedral cities of Winchester and Chichester area a half-hour drive. Rose Bowl cricket ground is within easy reach and a local free tennis court with all equipment supplied free of charge, National Trust properties and gardens, Goodwood Racecourse, Festivals of Speed and Revivals are all easily accessible. Golf, horse riding and fishing nearby. Shops 200 yards, pub 400 yards.

    Small fitted kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Steep, narrow-tread stairs to first and second floor. First floor: Cosy living/dining room with electric fire. Second floor: Pretty double bedroom with attractive antique pine furniture.

    • Electricity, electric radiators, bed linen and towels included
    • Fan heater
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD player
    • Microwave
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • Sole use of owner’s indoor heated swimming pool (open April-October)
    • Unsuitable for the elderly/infirm
    • No smoking
    • NB: Small pond in owners’ garden.

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  • Bosun’s Locker

    Lymington

    Grade
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    Ref: DAAX

    Bosun’s Locker lies in the bustling riverside town of Lymington, just a stone’s throw from the town quay. Set in the old Georgian part of town, this detached holiday home commands panoramic views across the harbour, nature reserve and the Solent to the Isle of Wight. This historic town has a selection of independent shops, pubs and restaurants and an ancient Charter Market on a Saturday. This is an excellent base for walking, bird watching, fishing, horse riding, sailing, cycling, the beach or relaxing in the New Forest and the seaside and quay around Lymington. The quay offers boat trips to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. Attractions include Exbury Gardens, Beaulieu House and Motor Museum and Mudeford, Highcliffe and Friars Cliff Beach. Shops and pubs 15 yards.

    Kitchen with dining area, slightly low ceiling and tiled floor. Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor. Cosy double bedroom with views, accessed via en-suite shower room with toilet. Open-tread spiral stairs to second floor: Living room with triple aspect.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi available (payable to BT Openzone)
    • No garden
    • Roadside parking 200 yards; car park 75 yards (permit at cost)
    • Cycle store

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  • The Roost

    Ower, nr. Romsey

    Grade
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    Ref: 28398

    This holiday lodge in the owner’s grounds, consisting of 22 acres of woodland and lakes, is a wonderful area to walk with carp fishing free of charge. On the edge of the New Forest National Park, with access to the A36 from Salisbury to Southampton, it provides an ideal base for exploring, due to miles of footpaths and heathland, coastline and resorts such as Bournemouth and Poole. There are sites of interest such as Beaulieu Abbey, Buckler’s Hard, Portsmouth Historic Shipyards and Bronze Age barrows. The city of Southampton is 7 miles, with the annual boat show and cultural events. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Induction hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Lawned garden with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 22 acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 4 lakes within grounds.

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  • Cedar Tree

    Cole Henley, nr. Whitchurch

    Grade
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    Ref: W44270

    Shared heated swimming pool

    Residing in the grounds of Peak House Farm enjoying glorious views across the North Hampshire Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is the Cedar Tree. This beautifully designed, fully insulated shepherds hut with its ’wriggly tin’ roof rests on an oak chassis with cast iron wheels. Clad in cedar, it boasts underfloor heating, has its own elevated decked terrace and enclosed garden, complete with use of the owners’ covered heated swimming pool by arrangement – May to September. Peak House Farm is a working dairy farm with 120 cattle offering the unique opportunity to purchase ’raw milk’ described by some as ’slipping down like fine wine!’ There are walks from the doorstep with good pubs and restaurants in nearby Whitchurch, which sits on the River Test and is Hampshire’s smallest town. Visit Britain’s only working silk mill and walk the Mill Trail beside the river. North of the town are the North Wessex Downs AONB, immortalised in the Richard Adams Book ’Watership Down’. Visit Highclere Castle where Downton Abbey was filmed. Visit the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery and take a cocktail masterclass at the Bombay Sapphire Gin Academy. There are good rail connections to London and Exeter. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    Open-tread steps to entrance: All on ground floor: Living room with double bed/dining room/kitchen with laminate floor. Wet room with toilet.

    Electric underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 24" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry by arrangement. Access to freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with decked area and furniture. 150-acre farmland grounds. Parking (2 cars). Shared heated, covered swimming pool (4.8m x 9.7m, depth 1.2m to 2.4m) by arrangement with owner, May-September. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Barn at Guiles

    Froxfield, nr. Petersfield

    Grade
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    Ref: DBBT

    This lovingly refurbished barn conversion offers a stylish and comfortable holiday retreat, with many features such as a hand-crafted oak staircase and wood-burning stove. Located along a quiet country lane at the edge of the green at Froxfield, this tastefully furnshed property is adjacent to the owner’s home and backs onto fields. This delightful village is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within the South Downs National Park. Petersfield, with plentiful shops, eateries and amenities, is about 4 miles away, with mainline station to London in 1 hour. Within easy reach are Portsmouth, Winchester Cathedral, Southampton, The New Forest, historic Chichester, beaches at the Witterings or Hayling Island, the Watercress steam train and Jane Austen’s house. Shop 1 mile, pub 2 miles.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen. Utility. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full underfloor gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Sitting-out area with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • Weaver’s Lodge

    North Gorley, near Fordingbridge

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC353


    Boasting superb panoramic views over scenic, rolling fields where horses graze, this well-presented, single-storey lodge forms a wing of the owner’s family home. Ideally located in a peaceful setting, Weaver’s Lodge makes the perfect relaxing retreat. It is situated along an unmade lane and offers direct access to miles of walks in the New Forest National Park. Inside, this light and airy home offers tastefully furnished accommodation using carefully co-ordinated colour schemes. The large windows in the living area offer plenty of natural light and a wonderful vista. For those bringing a dog, there are plenty of excellent walks all around, many of which offer great bird and wildlife spotting. For guests who may wish to bring a horse, the owners offer stables, a menage and horsebox storage on site, available by prior arrangement.

    Although in a rural setting, many towns and picturesque villages are within an easy drive. There is an award-winning farm shop about a 10-minute walk away, which has local produce and a licenced café. There is also a pub serving good food just under a mile away. For the outdoor enthusiast, riding, cycling or strawberry picking are all nearby, as well as a popular water sports park. Visit Moors Valley Country Park which has orienteering, cycle hire, golf, forest Segway, walking groups, canoeing, petanque and craftmaking. There is a fishing lake close by.

    The New Forest National Park provides miles of open scenic heath and woodland for walking, riding and cycling, as well as a network of footpaths and bridle paths. You can often find ponies, donkeys and cattle freely roaming. The charming town of Fordingbridge which has a host of shops, cafés and eateries, and the gentle flowing River Avon, is also nearby. Ringwood also has a good selection of shops and restaurants, and is about a 15-minute drive away. Weaver’s Lodge is convenient for road links to the cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury, as well as for visiting Christchurch Harbour and the coast with Poole and Bournemouth. Beaulieu Motor Museum, New Forest Otter and Owl Park, maritime Southampton and various other tourist attractions are within easy driving distance. Beach 9 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 875 yards.

    Step to entrance. All on the ground floor:
    Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
    Living area: With Freeview TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot available on request. Welcome pack. Sitting-out area with garden furniture. 1 dog welcome - to be kept on a lead. Stabling and grazing available by arrangement. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Inadown Farm Holiday Homes - Whitedown

    Newton Valence, nr. Alton

    Grade
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    Ref: 31246

    Inadown Farm Holiday Homes consists of five well-presented properties (refs 31242, 31243, 31244, 31245 and 31246), designed to offer a retreat for the busy city dweller. Only an hour from London, they are situated in a beautiful part of the South Downs National Park. The holiday homes are tastefully styled and are on the site of a former granary within the grounds of a popular stable yard, where horse riding lessons and livery can be arranged (by prior arrangement). The properties are named after some of the local fields which stretch towards the nearby South Downs. They have between one and three bedrooms; some are interconnecting, making them up to four bedrooms, perfect for larger groups or families. The living space is contained within a traditional Hampshire weatherboard barn exterior. Each of the homes have been furnished and equipped with comfort and convenience in mind and all have wi-fi and cable broadband. Middledown (ref 31244) has wheelchair access rated for Mobility Level 2. There are outdoor seating areas in the shared paved courtyard with garden furniture and barbecue area. We welcome cyclists, walkers and those with limited mobility. The on-site riding school is a long established business, and welcomes all ages and abilities, and there are junior course weeks during the school holidays.

    There is so much to see and do in this scenic area. Chawton is just over a mile away, home to Jane Austen’s House, where she wrote a number of her great works. It is now has a museum dedicated to her. There is also Chawton House Library, an internationally renowned research institution. Portsmouth with its historic dockyard, Spinnaker Tower, the D-Day and Royal Marines museums, Gunwharf Quays, various museums, art and entertainments, waterside dining and shopping outlets, is about a 40-minute drive, as is Chichester, with its ornate cathedral, festival theatre, cinema, Goodwood Races and Fontwell Races. Other places of interest locally include Gilbert White’s House in nearby Selborne, 3 miles, which is also a haven for flora and fauna.

    Alresford is about 8 miles away, with the Watercress Line steam railway – a delightful trip on an old steam train stopping at various stations along the way. Also worth a visit, is the market town of Petersfield with main line station and Winchester, with its cathedral, Guildhall Water Meadows and Intech Science Centre and Planetarium. Children will love Marwell Wildlife Park, Peppa Pig World, Birdworld and Farnham, with Alice Holt Forest Woods, home to Go Ape treetop adventure. The Queen Elizabeth Country Park at Horndean has 1,400 acres of woodland and downland, and is about 9 miles distant. The beaches at Wittering and Hayling are within easy reach, about a 40-minute drive, and sailing in the Solent is possible from numerous marinas in the area. A day trip to the Isle of Wight from Portsmouth or Southampton should not be missed! Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with laminate floors. First floor: 1 twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared enclosed patio and furniture. Shared barbecues. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets welcome - to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking. Please note: This property can be booked with Pleasure Row (ref 31246) via interconnecting door to accommodate up to 8 guests.

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  • Tiplen Green Farmhouse - Leydene Barn

    Clanfield, nr. Hambledon

    Grade
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    Ref: DNH

    These two beautifully presented properties, set in the South Downs National Park, have been tastefully converted from a south-facing barn, and command views of open countryside and the surrounding arable farmland. Furnished and equipped to a high standard, they each enjoy their own furnished garden. An excellent base for touring, they are close to the old docks of Portsmouth, Chichester and Hayling Island. The cathedral city of Winchester and Petersfield are also easily accessible. Good walks abound in this scenic area, particularly on Butser Hill (3 miles) and the South Down Trail at Petersfield. Sailing 10 miles. Golf 6 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and French doors to garden. Farmhouse-style kitchen with terracotta-tiled floor. Utility. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Electricity £25per week
    • Full oil central heating £15per week
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Unsuitable for children
    • Couples and family bookings only

    • Wood-burning stove – logs available locally
    • Bed linen included
    • Freeview TV
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Wi-fi
    • Small garden with patio and furniture
    • No smoking

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  • Myrtle Cottage

    Hambledon, nr. Portsmouth

    Grade
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    Ref: W43472


    Ideally located in the delightful village of Hambledon, a few steps from the traditional store and local inn, this charming holiday cottage is attached to the owner’s Grade II listed Georgian home. Hambledon is set in the heart of the South Downs National Park and is ideal for walkers, cyclists and photographers. It is famous as the ’birthplace of cricket’ and boasts the oldest, commercial vineyard in England. Just 13 miles away are the sea and coastlines of Hampshre and West Sussex, including picturesque Chichester Harbour, the historic dockyards of Portsmouth and the beaches of the Witterings and Hayling Island. Local activities include tennis, golf, fly fishing, shooting, horse riding and gliding. Within easy reach are the Isle of Wight ferry, Winchester Cathedral, The New Forest, the Watercress Line steam train, Jane Austen’s House, Marwell Zoo and Beaulieu Motor Museum. London is about an hour by train from nearby Petersfield. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • River Cottage

    Abbotts Ann, near Andover

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC798


    This Grade II listed, thatched semi-detached cottage, with its garden bordering a small brook, offers a great holiday location for exploring this lovely area. Dating back 200 years ago, it is set in the picturesque village of Abbotts Ann, just south of Andover. Wine and dine in the local pub, which is just a short 400 yards away and enjoy a romantic meal for two. Spend days visiting Weyhill Hawk Conservancy, Army Flying Museum, Thruxton, Stonehenge, and many historic venues such as Salisbury Cathedral, Medieval Hall, Wilton House and Highclere Castle. Slightly further afield is the New Forest National Park, with all its wildlife, scenery and attractions, and onto Romsey and Southampton. Winchester with its historic Round Table is well worth a visit, one will have plenty to enjoy for a memorable holiday. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Step to..
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With 36" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
    Steep open tread stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Landing:
    With single bed.
    Bedroom:
    With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Stairgate. Welcome pack. Small lawned garden with decking and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced brook in the garden.

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  • The Coach House

    Chilworth, nr. Southampton

    Grade
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    Ref: 16188

    Situated in the grounds of the owners’ property, this detached lodge was formerly the coach house and stables. It has an attractive angular living room with windows all around giving a sunny aspect and offering views over the garden. Positioned on a private road, convenient for the M27 and M3, the holiday cottage is ideally placed for visiting the New Forest, 10 mins, the historic ships at Portsmouth, Beaulieu with its Motor Museum, the sea at Southampton with its ocean yachts, and beaches locally. Winchester 7 miles. Shop 300 yards, pub ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Second living/sun room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with sloping ceiling. Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Gas hob. Electric oven. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Shared garden and furniture. Parking (1 car).

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