A wooden holiday lodge looks out across a reed-fringed river in Hampshire Riverside Chronicles in Fordingbridge

Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Fordingbridge

This historic Hampshire town is located in the northwestern corner of the New Forest. It lies on the banks of the River Avon, which is crossed by the medieval seven-arched Great Bridge. Fordingbridge has a rich history of pottery, textiles and brickmaking, and for smuggling by the infamous Captain Diamond. The town lies close to the Dorset and Wiltshire borders and 10 miles south of the city of Salisbury. On the doorstep of your holiday cottage in Fordingbridge, New Forest National Park covers 566 square miles of idyllic heaths, woods and river valleys. Wild ponies, deer and cattle still graze the land, and there are many trails for walking, cycling and horse riding. The Avon Valley Walk passes the town, and the former gravel pits at Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve are home to rare wildfowl and dragonflies.

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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Exterior of a 2-storey wooden barn converted to a New Forest holiday cottage
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Imagine a tranquil escape to the enchanting New Forest, where the embrace of nature and the comfort of a well-appointed barn conversion harmonize to create the ideal self-catering holiday. Welcome to Ash Barn, a captivating retreat nestled within the grounds of Goesmere Gardens, just a leisurely three miles west of Fordingbridge and on the outskirts of the charming village of Damerham. Here, you will discover the perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation, where a high-ceilinged and spacious interior serves as a delightful canvas for family or friends seeking a memorable getaway.

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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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On self-catering holidays in Fordingbridge, visitors are advised to take a stroll along the riverbank into the town centre. There is a lovely park overlooking the river, with willows, gardens and a bronze statue of the painter Augustus John, who lived in the town. Day fishing permits can be bought from the Riverside Kiosk. At King’s Yard, there is an excellent museum with exhibits on the town’s industrial heritage, and there is an independent cinema on Shaftesbury Street. St Mary’s Church dates back to the 12th century and has fine Norman features. The George is a stroll away from holiday cottages in Fordingbridge, with a patio overlooking the river. Bridges Tearooms serves excellent coffee and homemade cake, and fresh bread can be bought at Cottage Loaf. The south coast can be reached in roughly half an hour. The port town of Lymington has marinas, sandy beaches and cobbled streets, while the village of Milford on Sea has a shingle shore separated by wooden groynes and a lighthouse. Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre is one of the area’s top family attractions in the neigbouring town of Ringwood.