Small craft moored in mid stream in a Hampshire river at sunset. Cottage Holidays in Hampshire. Photo Credit: Heath View Cottage.

Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Hampshire

Hampshire is home to two of England’s National Parks, which pretty much guarantees a healthy choice of superb holiday cottages of all sizes in idyllic and secluded rural locations for self-catering holidays all year round.

The South Downs National Park lies east of the County and the New Forest west. Both National Parks offer beautiful countryside scenery. They are ideal for those holiday cottage visitors who love walking, cycling or merely enjoying tranquil green open spaces and woodland glades. Enjoy a secluded rural Holiday Cottage in Hampshire nestling in one of the National Park villages, such as Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst, or experience a coastal holiday in the historic naval city of Portsmouth or the great maritime city of Southampton. Hampshire’s south coast is also home to several golden beaches and peaceful coastal walks. With so much to see and enjoy, Hampshire will appeal to holiday cottage guests at any time of year.

A stone-built Dorset cottage overlooks a lawn and rose beds.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Evergreen is a historic cobb cottage from 1860 surrounded by the free-roaming section of a national park. The charming rural cottage in Bransgore sits among the Dorset countryside and coast and offers tranquillity and beautiful views, plus luxurious furnishings, contemporary design and seclusion.

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Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5

Abbotts Wood is a large, pet-friendly holiday home in Hampshire, sleeping 12 in 5 bedrooms (3 ensuites). Facilities in this luxury house include an indoor heated swimming pool, a (free) fishing lake complete with ducks for feeding and 3 acres of grounds to explore.

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A row of contemporary shops with two floors of apartments above.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Discover 7 Admirals Quay, a charming Lymington holiday apartment in Lymington. This first-floor quayside apartment offers stunning views of Town Quay and Lymington River. The bright living area features a large picture window, and the well-equipped kitchen ensures a comfortable stay. Two double bedrooms, including a master with an ensuite, open onto a peaceful balcony. Located a short walk from the High Street, this apartment provides easy access to shops, cafes, and restaurants. Ideal for a relaxing coastal retreat.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Explore Little Haven, a captivating 2-bedroom seaside holiday let in Lymington. This Hampshire coastal cottage seamlessly blends modern comfort with charming aesthetics. Enjoy open-plan living, a stylish courtyard, within easy reach of Lymington's waterfront. With a fully equipped kitchen, Smart TVs, and outdoor dining, it's an ideal retreat. Walk to boutique shops, restaurants, and the Quay. Discover nearby attractions like the New Forest National Park. Little Haven promises a picturesque escape—view the full details for an unforgettable coastal getaway.

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Luxury 3-Bedroom New Forest Treehouse with 3 Bathrooms.

Discover eco-friendly holiday bliss at Silvertree House in the New Forest at Shorefield Country Park. This unique treehouse retreat offers stylish interiors, a private hot tub, and outdoor amenities. Three bedrooms, including a ground-floor option, ensure comfort. Enjoy modern conveniences, from a 4K Smart TV to a fully-equipped kitchen. Immerse yourself in nature with a timber walkway and silver-accented design. Ideal for families, the park boasts a swimming pool, a gym, and entertainment. Experience the magic of treehouse holidays - book your stay now!

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Herefordshire Shepherds Hut in a tree-lined grden.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Cedar Tree is a gorgeously cute romantic cottage set among green gardens and open countryside in the Hampshire hamlet of Cole Henley. The delightful former shepherd’s hut is decorated and furnished to a high standard. It is set on Peak House Farm, offering beautiful views of the North Wessex Downs, plus a heated swimming pool.

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A secluded wooden holiday lodge with large windows overlooks a riverbank.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Nestled amidst the breathtaking woodlands of the New Forest National Park and along a serene lake off the River Avon, Riverside Chronicles is a charming, pet-friendly cottage on the outskirts of the town of Fordingbridge, Hampshire. A nature enthusiast's dream, this luxury waterside holiday cottage features a cosy wood-burner, two comfortable bedrooms, and a glamping pod.

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Exterior of a contemporary wood-clad barn conversion comprising 3 New Forest holiday cottages
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

For an unforgettable Hampshire getaway, view Oak Barn, a charming village holiday cottage in Dammerham, perfect for self-catering holidays in the New Forest. This spacious barn conversion offers an open-plan layout, two accessible bedrooms, and a hot tub with scenic views. Discover the historic village of Damerham, just three miles from Fordingbridge. Oak Barn provides a unique blend of modern comfort and rural tranquillity. View the full description for more information.

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A stone-built terraced cottage with a front garden behind a picket fence.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

1 Heath View, a New Forest holiday home, oozes charm and tranquillity. Nestled opposite the open Forest, it offers stunning heathland views and direct forest access. Relax in the comfortable lounge with a wood-burning stove, perfect for cosy out-of-season breaks. Enjoy a modern kitchen, conservatory, and two double bedrooms with forest vistas. It is ideal for walking and cycling holidays in the New Forest National Park. Book now for a delightful countryside getaway.

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The most popular beach in Hampshire is widely regarded as being at Hayling Island. The area is also known for water sports and currently hosts the biggest water sports festival in the UK. For those who prefer smaller-scale festivals, the little Watercress Festival in May is well worth a weekend break in a self-catering cottage. Southampton is still a very active port, a starting point for several large cruise liners, including the Queen Elizabeth II. It has strong links to the RMS Titanic (don’t miss the exhibition in the modern Sea City Museum). For shopping, Southampton also offers a massive range of retail stores at the West Quay Shopping Centre. For those looking for a more traditional shopping experience, Hampshire is well-known for its popular farmers’ markets. These occur regularly around the County, where delicious homemade produce can be bought.

Hampshire’s two National Parks take up a considerable amount of the County, with over 200,000 acres of unspoilt woodland and grassland waiting to be explored. The New Forest has often been described as one of the most beautiful national parks in the UK and is home to dozens of traditional and historic villages. The New Forest is also home to a wealth of exciting attractions and museums, such as the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu and the maritime museum Buckler’s Hard; the latter explores the incredible and vast evolution of sea-faring maritime traditions on the south coast. The county town of Hampshire is Winchester, once the capital of England. There are many attractions in the City, from its military museums to its magnificent Cathedral, a burial place for at least one English King. For those interested in history, The Great Hall is the only remaining part of Winchester Castle and is home to King Arthur’s Round Table. The wildlife park Marwell Zoo lies on the outskirts of Winchester, where you can discover over 170 exotic and endangered species, making it an ideal family attraction. In general, Winchester and the whole of Hampshire is well known for its locally produced food and excellent restaurants and pubs. There are often festivals and other events going on throughout the County to celebrate the best of local produce. Food lovers staying in a holiday cottage will experience Hampshire’s month-long food festival in July.