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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.

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  • Drovers Way

    Fordingbridge

    Grade
    3
    1
    2
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    Ref: 29455

    With scenic views over paddocks and surrounding New Forest countryside, this spacious detached single-storey property is an ideal holiday retreat for couples or small young families. Peacefully set in the owner’s grounds, it has direct access to many walks within the New Forest National Park, yet has easy access to road links to Winchester and Salisbury, Christchurch Harbour and the coast including Poole and Bournemouth. Visit Marwell Zoo, Beaulieu Motor Museum and New Forest Otter and Owl Park. Maritime Southampton and many attractions are an easy drive. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile...

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and French doors/kitchen, all with tiled floors. 1 double (6ft) bedroom with additional sofa bed (for child). Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi.Telephone (honesty box). Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. Pets to be kept on a lead (livestock). No smoking.

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  • Driftwood

    Everton, nr. 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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  • 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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  • Mill Pool Cottage

    Sandleheath, nr. Fordingbridge

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: DTG

    Tucked away down a long quiet track, this converted detached cottage sits at the water’s edge, enjoying woodland views from the garden. Set within the grounds of the owners’ home and a small caravan site, it makes a wonderful holiday base for exploring the New Forest with its famous ponies, and the many beaches of Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. A short drive away are the attractive towns of Christchurch and Salisbury. Enjoy coarse fishing on the river next to the property. Shop 1½ miles.

    Beamed open-plan living/dining room with electric ‘log-effect’ fire, wooden floor and compact fitted kitchen area. Two bedrooms; one double and one bunk, each with wash basin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    Electric log-effect fire included (Winter by £1 coin meter). Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV (Freeview). Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer and freezer (in outhouse). Wi-Fi. Small enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (for 2 cars). Coarse fishing available (at cost). Ground floor facilities. No smoking. NB: Fenced drop to river frontage in garden.

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  • Little Lansker

    Kings Worthy, nr. 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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  • 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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  • Baytree Cottage

    Swanwick, nr. 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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  • Heron Cottage

    Timsbury, nr. Romsey

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30718


    This semi-detached holiday cottage, attached to the owners home, is located in a peaceful, rural setting along a quiet lane, and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The historic market town of Romsey, 3 miles, is often referred to as ’the jewel in the crown of Hampshire’, with Romsey Abbey, King John’s House and a variety of independent shops, cafés and restaurants making it a popular place to visit. The cities of Winchester and Salisbury both have magnificent cathedrals, historic buildings and excellent shopping and leisure facilities. Stockbridge and Southampton are also a short drive away. Broadlands and Hilliers Gardens are nearby, the New Forest and the coast are within easy reach. The National Trust owned Mottisfont Abbey is just up the road, and the River Test is on the doorstep for fishing. Paultons Park, the home of Peppa Pig World makes a fantastic day out for families. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    3 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 3 steps to garden.

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  • Yew Tree Cottage

    Passfield Common, nr. 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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  • Bunty Cottage

    New Milton

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: DDDE


    This beautifully appointed period semi-detached cottage, bursting with character, adjoins the owner’s home and is set amidst the heart of the New Forest National Park, which is a genuine walker’s paradise, and offers miles of traffic-free cycling. The New Forest is also home to more than 3000 wild ponies which roam freely, deer, cattle and pigs. The holiday cottage is perfectly located for exploring the New Forest as well as the beautiful southern coastline with the popular coastal towns of Christchurch and Mudeford only a short drive away. Beach 2 miles. Shop 400 yards, pub and restaurant 800 yards.

    Living room with multi-fuel stove, inglenook, ornamental bread oven and brick and oak frame wall. Dining room, brick and oak frame wall, and farmhouse-style kitchen area with stone tile floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Shower room, toilet. Most rooms with beams.

    • Multi-fuel stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • Blu-ray
    • Radio/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Electric induction hob
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small lawned area, sitting-out area and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • Valley Cottage

    Keyhaven, nr. Lymington

    Grade
    4
    1
    3
    1
    Ref: 26029

    This detached holiday home is in the tranquil setting of Lymore, surrounded by fields and less than a mile from the sea at Keyhaven and Milford-on-Sea village centre is a 15-minutes walk. The property sits at the opposite end of the main house’s large mature garden and has its own entrance, and guests can enjoy the cottage style garden with a wildlife pond. The fields around the property are criss-crossed by footpaths and a short stroll gives you magnificent views of Keyhaven, the Isle of Wight and the Needles. The owner can organise trips to see local gardens not usually open to the public. Shop and restaurant 11/2 miles, pub 3/4 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room/dining area with double sofa bed (for children)/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating included (£10per week October-March). Electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Large shared landscaped garden. Private decked area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden.

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  • Solent View

    Warsash

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 28411

    Solent View has views over the Solent to Cowes on the Isle of Wight, a great spot to watch all the boats go by. This holiday home has a light, airy seaside feel, and is within 200 yards of the pebble beach and cliff top where walks along the coastline can be enjoyed. Set on a holiday park, you can use the seasonal facilities including childrens’ play areas, tennis courts and outdoor swimming pool (all are booked direct with the park and at cost). Warsash village is 1 mile. Day trips include Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester and the New Forest National Park. On site shop and pub 50 yards, shops and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet and tiled floor.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD. iPod dock. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave/grill. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi (payable to BT Openzone). Patio with furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Boat slipway. No smoking. NB: Sloping bank near garden and cliff top 200 yards.

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