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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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  • Bunty Cottage

    New Milton

    Grade
    4
    2
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    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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  • 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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  • Princess Cottage

    Martin, nr. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Compasses Inn Cottages - White Wing

    Damerham, nr. Fordingbridge

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29584

    Conveniently located just 3 miles from the New Forest National Park, these two converted holiday cottages adjoin each other. The properties are next to the popular village pub, The Compasses Inn, which is over 400 years old and provides a popular, historic meeting place/restaurant which serves fine food with a dining conservatory and a lovely garden. There is also direct access to the village green, where many cricket events are held, which is ideal for those with dogs as it has an enclosed space. Damerham is an ancient village steeped in history, its Norman church occupies a splendid hilltop site and is surrounded by fields. Damerham and Rockbourne fisheries are renowned for their chalk streams, ideal for trout fishing, and shooting, walking, cycling and horse riding are popular here too. The Heavy Horse Farm Park and Ancient Technology Centre at Cranborne are worthy of a visit. The cathedral city of Salisbury with leisure facilities, Cranborne Chase, The New Forest, Wilton House, Kingston Lacy (NT) and Southampton are all easily accessible. The popular beach resorts of Bournemouth and Poole are a 20-minute drive. Beach 15 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub next door and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Narrow stairs to first floor: Further narrow stairs leading 1 twin galleried bedroom with additional single (for alternative sleeping).

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Lawned garden and furniture shared with pub next door. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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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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  • The Old Coalyard

    Warsash, nr. Southampton

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 18281

    Situated just 100 yards from the River Hamble, this holiday cottage, one of a pair, has been comfortably and stylishly furnished. A perfect location for sailing in The Solent. Discover Titchfield Haven for birdwatchers. Southampton and Portsmouth, the New Forest, Winchester, Chichester, Bournemouth, all an easy drive. Foot ferry across to Hamble. Shops 1/4 mile, pub 50 yards.

    Ground floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with additional Z-bed (for child) and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Wooden floor throughout.

    Woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and large library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-honesty box. Terrace and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • The Owl House

    Bishops Waltham

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: DCCM

    This superb eco-friendly barn conversion stands within the grounds of the owner’s home in a really peaceful and quiet rural setting, surrounded by countryside and broadleaf woodland with distant views down the valley and golf course beyond. An excellent holiday base for families or couples within the South Downs National Park with Winchester, New Forest, the historic maritime South Coast, Marwell Zoo and Southampton all within easy reach. Take a moment to watch the resident barn owls on CCTV as well. Village shop and free house country pub 1 mile, good shopping and banks three miles.

    Spacious living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft zip and link bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, solar power and air source hot water and underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Smart HD LCD TVs
    • DVD
    • Blu-ray
    • iPod dock
    • M/Wave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Internet available
    • Enclosed paved terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Table tennis
    • Tennis court
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Wildlife pond in garden 20 yards

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  • Bert’s Cottage

    Fordingbridge

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 30641


    This charming, semi-detached, Victorian holiday cottage is conveniently situated only a couple of minutes walk from the centre of the delightful market town of Fordingbridge, which is known for its medieval bridge with five arches, as well as its local independent shops, eateries and church. Enjoying its own enclosed, lawned garden and two private car parking spaces, Bert’s Cottage is named after the owner of the property. Ideal for families or couples, there is so much to do locally for all ages, including a waterpark close by for windsurfing, sailing, fishing and watersports. There is also horse riding and golf in the area. Also nearby is a family campsite which allows visitors to use their indoor pool, Jacuzzi and bike hire. There are many scenic walks within easy reach, some of which meander along the River Avon which runs from nearby Salisbury to Christchurch. There are beaches at Bournemouth, Sandbanks and Poole, and the New Forest National Park offers excellent walking. There are day trips to the Isle of Wight from Lymington and there is also the Beaulieu Museum to visit. Also within easy reach are the cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury, Christchurch Harbour, and family days out such as Marwell Zoo with Peppa Pig World, historic ships at Southampton and the New Forest Wildlife Park. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double), 1 single. Bathrom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Corner Cottage

    Fordingbridge

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 23290

    Tucked away in a peaceful, private courtyard shared with Fordingbridge Museum and Tourist Office. Fordingbridge is a small market town with a medieval stone bridge and fine arches and riverside to enjoy, all a few steps away. Blue Flag beaches of Bournemouth, Poole and the cathedral city of Salisbury are a short drive away. New Forest National Park is 11/2 miles. An ideal holiday base. Shop 30 yards, pub 60 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small courtyard and furniture. Garage (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Keel End

    Lymington

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W44141

    This lovely bright and airy home, one of a pair, is ideal for couples or families. It is conveniently located just round the corner from local shops and takeaway outlets, and only 5 minutes’ walk from the popular, bustling sailing town of Lymington with its numerous shops, inns, restaurants, boutiques and pretty marina, as well as day trips to the Isle of Wight. The unspoilt forest and heathland, with its 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 by bicycle via the many cycle paths. Discover some of the appealing villages, towns, attractions and gardens such as Lyndhurst, Beaulieu Motor Museum, Exbury Gardens and the riverside village of Bucklers Hard. Christchurch Harbour is also an easy drive, with its famous waterside restaurants. Further afield, but well worth a trip, are Winchester Cathedral, Monkey World and the Tank Museum near Wool. Marwell Zoo, Peppa Pig World, The New Forest Wildlife Park and Southampton, with its nautical history and retail shopping outlets, are also within easy reach. The coastline is 3 miles, with beaches at Bournemouth, Sandbanks and Poole, and offers many popular activities such as windsurfing, boating and swimming. Beach 3 miles. Shop and restaurant 500 yards, pub ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and wooden floor. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional Z-bed (for child). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Garage (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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