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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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  • Woodland Retreat

    Winsor, near Southampton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC363

    Woodland Retreat is a well appointed, two-bedroom apartment located adjacent to the owner’s home. Set in 6 acres of woodland, on the edge of the village of Winsor, it is tucked away on the fringe of the New Forest. The picturesque market town of Romsey and the delightful village of Lyndhurst, known as the capital of the New Forest, are just a short drive from the cottage. With its wide variety of landscapes and wildlife, the New Forest is a wonderful place to explore, either on foot, on horseback, on bicycles or by car.
    The city of Southampton is a 10-minute drive, where a wide range of tastes and appetites are catered for with Chinese, Thai, Italian and Indian restaurants and takeaways, country pubs and fish and chip shops, all within a 5-minute drive. The nearby links to the M27 enable the cottage to be an excellent touring base. There is a good selection of seaside towns to visit including the Isle of Wight from Lymington, which is 15 miles away. Both the cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester are only ½-hour drive away, and just beyond Salisbury is Stonehenge. For guests visiting with children, Paultons Park, a theme park offering a family day out with over 50 attractions and rides, is an absolute must. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed with Freeview TV.
    Bedroom 2: With bunk bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Enclosed patio with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced swimming pool in the owner’s garden.

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  • Drayton Farm Barns - Stable Cottage

    East Meon, Petersfield

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: PDDP

    Amidst beautiful rolling countryside and farmland, set in the grounds of the owner’s farmhouse within a working farm, Drayton Farm Barns (PDDP, PDDQ & PDDR) have been skillfully converted from one large barn. Offering plenty of light and space, these beautifully presented barns have been tastefully furnished to a high specification. Henwood (PDDR) is an ‘upside down’ house, designed with the living area on the first floor to take advantage of the superb countryside views. They enjoy shared use of a large lawned garden, and direct access to miles of scenic walks in this wonderful part of Hampshire within the Meon Valley, with the river meandering through the farmland.
    Just over a mile is the quaint thatched roof village of East Meon, which has shops, a church and two renowned pubs serving good food. West Meon (where Thomas Lord rests, founder of Lords cricket) is also close by with award-winning butchers and pub. Within easy reach are the glorious South Downs, Portsmouth with Nelsons Victory, The Mary Rose, waterside dining, designer shopping and ferry trips to the Isle of Wight, as well as Winchester Cathedral, Southampton with its extensive maritime history, the vast heathland walks and riding in The New Forest, historic Chichester with cathedral and festival theatre, beaches at the Witterings or Hayling Island, Watercress steam train, Jane Austen’s House, Gilbert White’s House, Birdworld and Marwell Zoo. London is about an hour by train from nearby Petersfield. Shops 1½ miles.

    Open-plan living/dining room with kitchen area and oak floor. First floor: Double bedroom with
    5ft bed, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Beams throughout.

    • Full oil central heating included
    • Parking (for 2 cars)

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Two TVs
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Large shared garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: sloping bank and 4 steps in garden.

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  • Greengage

    Sway, near Lymington

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30099


    Conveniently located in a quiet cul-de-sac close to Sway village, which has various shops, eateries and pubs. This comfortable, single-storey holiday home enjoys a lawned enclosed garden with a covered sitting-out area, as well as private parking. The area is a haven for wildlife with ponies and cattle roaming across the heathland, extensive walks, cycling and riding routes. There is plenty to do in the area for all ages, all year round, including Beaulieu Motor Museum, Bucklers Hard, Marwell Zoo, New Forest Owl and Otter Park, Pepper Pig World and Southampton with its maritime history, to name but a few! Only a 10-minute drive to historic Lymington, with waterside dining, boutiques and ferries to the Isle of Wight. It is also within easy reach of many beaches, including Sandbanks, Poole and Bournemouth. Beach 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with covered decked area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Castleton House

    Hamble, near Southampton

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 29192

    In an enviable location, with far reaching views over the river Hamble and it’s quay with several restaurants, pub and village shop close at hand in this well-known sailing resort. There are lovely river walks and natural trails along the coast. This stylishly presented holiday property occupies the separate first floor of the owner’s period home in this attractive village. An ideal retreat for couples wishing to explore the area; Southampton and Portsmouth with historic ships, designer shopping, ferries to the Isle of Wight, Winchester and walking in the New Forest and the South Downs National Park are all within an easy drive. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 20 yards.

    Steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room/kitchen. 2 double (5ft) bedrooms. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview smart TV. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 10 years, except babies under 6 months.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Little Lansker

    Kings Worthy, near Winchester

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    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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  • Driftwood

    Everton, near Lymington

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC175


    This delightful single-storey holiday home is at the end of a row in a quiet residential crescent of similar properties, overlooking communal lawned grounds. Offering warm and homely, tastefully furnished accommodation for couples or small families, Driftwood is a great base for exploring the area. It is a few minutes’ walk from the local garden centre with farm shop serving tea, and about a 10-minute walk from the nearest pub serving good food. There is also a village store with post office and off licence, as well as a pub and restaurant within ¼ mile. Beaches at Milford-on-Sea and Hordle Cliff are about 2 miles distant, and the lovely sailing/market town of Lymington with its ’olde worlde’ charm, cobbled streets lined with boutiques and nautical memorabilia, Saturday street market and ferry trips to the Isle of Wight, can be reached in about a 5-minute drive. There is a garage for guest’s use on request to store bikes or sailing equipment.

    Continue 5 miles along the coast to the beach and castle tea rooms at Highcliffe, 2 miles further to the harbour at Mudeford with fishing trips, then on to Avon with its beach, fish restaurant and cafés. Carry on to Hengistbury Head with its Iron Age settlements, and finally on to Christchurch with its priory and river walks, restaurants/shops and Art Deco cinema/theatre.

    The unspoilt forest and heathland with wandering ponies and cattle is what makes the New Forest famous. Miles of beautiful walks are available, or alternatively the surrounding area can be explored by car or on bicycle via the many cycle paths; discover some of the appealing villages, towns, attractions and gardens such as the Beaulieu Motor Museum, Exbury Gardens and the riverside village of Bucklers Hard. Other places to visit within easy driving distance include Salisbury or Winchester Cathedral. Further afield but well worth a trip, is Monkey World and the Tank Museum near Wool. Marwell Zoo, Peppa Pig World, The Owl and Otter Park and nautical maritime history at Southampton, are also within easy reach. The coastline with its beaches at Bournemouth, Sandbanks and Poole is within a short drive, with many popular activities such as windsurfing, boating and swimming. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (zip and link, can be superking). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard garden with sitting-out area. Barbecue. On road parking. Cycle store on request. No smoking. NB: 3 steps in courtyard garden.

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