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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 Coach House

    Chilworth, near Southampton

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    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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  • Brookside

    Shobley, near Ringwood

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 80176

    Lying within the New Forest, where open heaths, wild ponies and miles of footpaths stretch from the door, this detached, 19th-century holiday cottage forms part of the outbuildings to a country house. Comfortably converted with a simple country style, it enjoys a conservatory and a private, enclosed garden. With Bournemouth’s sandy beach, Salisbury, the New Forest Lakes, riding and golf, all nearby. Shops 2 miles, pub serving food 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with laminate floor. Kitchen. Conservatory. 2 double bedrooms. Shower room. Separate toilet.

    NSH, remote control central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Large enclosed rear garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. No children under 5 years. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Baytree Cottage

    Swanwick, near Bursledon

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: DEEH

    This delightful period cottage has been tastefully restored and enjoys an enviable location, only 22 yards from the water’s edge/slipway, where a colourful array of boats can be seen. There is direct access to a footpath along The Solent Way which stretches all the way to Gosport, with scenic views over the River Hamble and where many birds and other wildlife can be spotted. There are local traditional inns nearby, the nearest is about 55 yards away, or a little further discover the pub featured in Howards Way, the popular TV series of yesteryear, just a ½-mile walk away.
    Inside, this super cottage boasts some historic features: the handrail for the stairs originates from The Gypsy Moth, a famous historic yacht that circumnavigated the globe. Other features include beams, part exposed brick/flint walls, wooden floors and a wood-burning stove. Outside, the enclosed lawned garden has a flower border and two levels of decking with furniture. There is also a hot tub which can be enjoyed all year round by guests, and two kayaks available to be launched from the public slipway free of charge. For those with boats, mooring can be arranged with nearby marinas, and fishing trips can also be organised upon request.
    An ideal retreat for couples or families wishing to explore the area: maritime Southampton and Portsmouth with Spinnaker Tower, leisure centres, museums, galleries, historic ships, designer shopping and ferries to the Isle of Wight. Also Winchester, Chichester or Salisbury with their cathedrals, excellent walking in the New Forest, Beaulieu Motor Museum, South Downs National Park, and the seaside resorts of Poole or Bournemouth are all within easy driving distance. Other ideas for family days out include a visit to Marwell Zoo, Peppa Pig World, Paultons Park, New Forest Wildlife Park. Hamble and Warsash are also close by. Shop ½ mile, pub 55 yards and restaurant 220 yards.

    Living room with wood-burning stove. Beamed dining room with exposed brick wall. Both rooms with low (6ft) ceilings and wooden floor. Kitchen with vaulted ceiling and tiled floor. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and vaulted ceiling. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed leading to further double bedroom with 5ft zip and link bed (for +2 children).

    • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two travel cots and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Laundry service
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned garden with two decked areas and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Hot tub
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: River opposite property 22 yards

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  • The Wheelwrights Post - Walnut Tree Cottage

    Burgate, near Fordingbridge

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 30424

    Walnut Tree Cottage is a delightful, detached thatched cottage within the owner’s lawned grounds and lies opposite the owner’s home, which is steeped in history and which, in the 1830s, included a wheelwrights, post office and bakery. Also within the grounds is The Old Post Office (ref 30425) and The Hideaway (UKC540), providing an ideal opportunity a for another couple or guests wishing to holiday together whilst retaining their own space. Walnut Tree Cottage comprises a shower room and kitchen/dining area downstairs, and an upstairs living area and sofa bed suitable for children, leading to a double bedroom. It has plentiful beams and wooden floors. This is a convenient location set just back from the main road leading from Salisbury (9 miles) or Ringwood (5 miles). Keen walkers will delight in the fact that they are situated directly opposite footpaths within the New Forest National Park, with many scenic walks and ideal for spotting local wildlife. For those who would prefer to explore by cycle, the owners can offer a place to lock your bikes away when not in use. All properties have their own allocated parking, sitting-out area and large lawned gardens shared with the owners and their young family. They make ideal touring bases from which to visit the extensive attractions in the area. Not far away is the charming town of Fordingbridge with a host of shops, cafes and eateries, and the gentle flowing River Avon is also nearby. The location is convenient for road links to the cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury, Christchurch Harbour, and the coast including Poole and Bournemouth. Other attractions include Marwell Zoo, Beaulieu Motor Museum and the New Forest Otter and Owl Park. Maritime Southampton and various other tourist attractions are within easy driving distance, as is Stonehenge. Beach 16 miles. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 400 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Living room: With Freeview TV, CD player, double sofa bed (for children), beams and vaulted ceiling.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed.

    Electric storage heaters included. Welcome pack. Sitting-out area. Shared lawned garden. Bike store. Parking for 2 cars.

    All properties: Bed linen, towels and electricity included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Shared 1¼-acre grounds. No smoking.

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  • Little Lansker

    Kings Worthy, near Winchester

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: 30132


    This “upside down” detached holiday property has the bedrooms on the ground floor and living areas on the first floor, with lovely views over the fields. It is located along a peaceful single track lane on the edge of the village of Kings Worthy, which offers local shops and pubs. Only 2 miles from the lively and attractive city of Winchester, the ancient capital of England. Sometimes known as the legendary Camelot, it is steeped in history and culture and was one of the locations for the filming of the ’Da Vinci Code’. As well as the Winchester Cathedral, there’s the magnificent Great Hall and its pride and joy, The Round Table. Cultural enthusiasts will delight in Wolvesey Palace, the Old Bishop’s Palace and Winchester College, one of the oldest public schools in England. Your trip may also include paying your respects at the graves of some of England’s greatest kings and queens, bishops, saints and literary giants such as Jane Austen. Alternatively, there’s the Peninsula Barracks where you can fire a Baker Rifle or find out more about the history of various regiments of the British Army. Winchester also lies on the route of some historic trails and you can walk in the ancient steps of pilgrims on routes that vary from a few hours or could take you all the way to France. Hampshire has a lot to offer visitors, from attractive coastline, the spectacular hills of the South Downs and the lovely chalk streams and water meadows of the Meon Valley, the varied attractions of Portsmouth and Southampton, the New Forest and only one hour from London. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Jo’s Cottage

    Norley Wood near Lymington

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 23724

    Jo’s Cottage is set in a peaceful spot in the heart of the New Forest National Park, where you can often see the horses and donkeys at the gate and lanes nearby. This pretty thatch cob holiday cottage with original vaulted ceilings, has a lovely private garden. The lively yachting town of Lymington is close by with its individual shops and attractive buildings, as well as a Saturday market. The town quay offers a variety of boat day trips including one to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. The New Forest offers excellent walks, bird watching, cycling and horse riding. Visit Beaulieu palace, abbey and the motor museum and the nearest beach is a 20 minute drive away. Southampton, 18 miles, is a vibrant, modern city which holds a rich and varied history. Visit the vibrant cosmopolitan town of Bournemouth, 25 miles, with miles of golden sandy beaches, a variety of shops and restaurants, and endless countryside with beautiful award winning gardens and water sports. For a day out Salisbury just 30 miles, is a must with the World Heritage site of Stonehenge, Salisbury cathedral, Longleat and Stourhead gardens. Also plenty of stately homes, beautiful gardens, lively farm parks and award-winning museums all within driving distance of each other. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Wet room with shower and toilet. Some low doorways and vaulted ceilings.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Yew Tree Cottage

    Passfield Common, near Liphook

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 18535

    This charming detached cottage is peacefully located 100 yards down a leafy unmade lane opposite miles of NT heath and woodland, perfect for walking. An ideal base for discovering the delights of the south. Within easy reach are Chichester, Farnham, Guildford, Portsmouth, Winchester, Isle of Wight and London (about 1 hour by train). Numerous attractions to discover include Jane Austen’s 17th century house, Mid Hants steam railway, Selborne, Bird World, Uppark, Weald and Downland Open Air Museum and Hollycombe steam collection. Shop 400 yards, pub 3/4 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/breakfast area. 1 single bedroom (2ft 6in bed for child). Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Mulberry Cottage

    Keyhaven, near Lymington

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: PQ1

    In the New Forest National Park, ¼ mile from the sea, this attractively converted wing of a large 1780 Grade II listed Georgian country house lies in its own formal gardens. A 5-minute walk through a wild flower meadow (Dexter cows in winter) leads to a 17th-century smugglers’ inn serving good food. Beyond the inn lies Keyhaven Estuary with sailing clubs and public launching quay. Milford-on-Sea, 1 mile, for shops (inc fishmonger) and beach. Walking/off road cycling in the New Forest, along the sea wall or traffic-free Ancient Highway to the Georgian town of Lymington (Saturday morning street market). Local bike hire, horse riding and golf. Sea fishing, ferries to the Isle of Wight and bird watching in Keyhaven Nature Reserve. Hurst Castle, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Portsmouth and Bournemouth are easily accessible. Shops 1 mile.

    Living/dining room with vaulted ceiling. Well-equipped kitchen. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Galleried double bedroom (5ft bed) with low sloping ceiling.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen, towels included
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden, terrace, furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Outside area for boat, cycles
    • Cycle store
    • Shared grass tennis court by arrangement
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Pond with safety
      grill in garden

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  • Tiplen Green Farmhouse - Tiplen Green Barn

    Clanfield, near Hambledon

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: DNG

    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 room with wood-burning stove in small inglenook and vaulted ceiling. Spacious dining room. Farmhouse-style kitchen. All with terracotta-style tiled floors. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Both bedrooms have rugs on wooden floors.

    • Electricity £30per week
    • Full oil central heating £20per week
    • Dishwasher
    • Worktop freezer
    • Parking
    • Unsuitable for children under 12 yrs
    • 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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  • Princess Cottage

    Martin, near Fordingbridge

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 29135

    Set in the delightful hamlet of Martin, which has a village shop selling fresh produce and provisions, this lovely, detached barn conversion constructed of a mixture of cob, flint and brick, includes features such as oak beams, doors and floors, and a high vaulted ceiling. The owner’s home is adjacent, and part of their garden has been sectioned off with a sitting-out area and a natural, wooden, children’s play area for visitors to enjoy. The church at Martin which can be accessed directly from the property gardens, dates from Norman times, although much of its fabric is 14th century, and the village green still has the village pump; the base of the 15th century village cross can also be seen here. The area is renowned for its excellent walking - the chalk grasslands of Martin Down, 300 yards away, are a national nature reserve and there are several bridle paths which offer superb riding as well. Princess Cottage offers an ideal holiday retreat for couples or small families wishing to explore the area. The cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester, Southampton, with its maritime history and ferries to the Isle of Wight, Poole and Bournemouth, with its sandy beaches, are all within easy driving distance. Visit the New Forest and its many attractions, including Beaulieu Palace, Exbury Gardens and Bucklers Hard, as well as many cycling and horse riding trails. Stabling for 4 horses is available (at cost), as well as a field behind the property, for guests wishing to bring their own mounts. Beach 15 miles. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. Most rooms with beams.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Children’s play area. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Sloping banks in garden. Pond in grounds, 100 yards.

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  • Welsh Cottage

    Swanmore

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29674


    This well presented holiday cottage stands next to the owner’s home, with its own enclosed patio garden and shared lawned gardens. It offers light, spacious, comfortable and tastefully styled accommodation, and is located next to the village school, opposite the butchers and less 5 minutes’ walk of the local pub serving good food! Swanmore has a lovely community feel, and is ideally located for many sightseeing areas. Within easy reach of the historic cathedral city of Winchester, and also near to Southampton and Portsmouth while being less than 30 minutes’ drive to the nearest coast. Chichester, The Watercress Steam Railway, Jane Austen’s house, The New Forest, Marwell Zoo and Poultons Park are also within easy driving distance. Beach 15 miles. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair (on request). Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed patio garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared lawned grounds with orchard and summerhouse. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds (25 yards).

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  • Higher Farm - The Stables

    Martin, Fordingbridge

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: PJJB

    Higher Farm is well located in the quiet, picturesque village of Martin within a conservation area and on the edge of Martin Down National Nature Reserve. These two single-storey barn conversions, adjoining one another, were formerly the saddle room and stables for the small farm and have been transformed into very comfortable holiday accommodation with a modern, light and airy feel. The village of Martin is set in an area known as Cranborne Chase and the West Wiltshire Downs, an AONB. The village has its own small, community-run shop which opens twice a day on week days (9am-11am and 5pm-6pm) and once in the morning on Saturdays (9am-12pm). The medieval city of Salisbury, 8 miles, has its famous cathedral spire and close, individual shops, pubs and restaurants, a theatre and a cinema which is housed in the old wool market. The New Forest and the small market town of Fordingbridge are 6 miles away. Fordingbridge is known for its famous medieval stone bridge with its fine arches; it boasts plenty of shops, pubs and cafés and there are excellent walks along the river. Shop 6 miles, pub 3 miles.

    Living room with wood-burning stove, French doors, dining area and galley-style kitchen with Belfast sink. Double bedroom with French doors. Twin bedroom with French doors. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Wooden floor throughout.

    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Fridge/freezer

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full central heating with air source heat pump, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared, lawned, orchard garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Stables by arrangement with owner
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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