New Milton lies between the New Forest and the sea, in the county of Hampshire. With its lively high street, markets and sandy beach, it is an outstanding base for a break on the south coast. The laid-back town centre is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs. Don't miss Bradbeers, a family-run department store with a selection of independent and big-brand stores. Take a stroll to the clifftop at Barton-on-Sea, where you will be greeted by amazing views from Hurst Castle in the east to the Isle of Purbeck in the west. The beach below is a glorious stretch of sand and shingle where you can swim, sunbathe and hunt for fossils. For a bite to eat, try the Beachcomber Café on Marine Drive, with delicious food prepared with the finest local ingredients. Nearby, Pebble Beach is a popular restaurant serving delicious seafood. If you fancy an evening out before retiring to your holiday cottage in New Milton, see what's on at the New Forest Arts Centre, an excellent venue in a former drill hall with music, comedy, exhibitions and workshops.
A fabulously relaxing home, Inglewood Cottage provides for a family friendly holiday sleeping 2-6 guests in a stunning Hampshire location on the south coast. The pet friendly cottage is on a quiet road in New Milton a few miles to the New Forest and just over one to the beach at Barton on Sea.
Self-catering holidays in New Milton are perfect for visitors who want to explore Hampshire and beyond. Bournemouth can be reached in 15 minutes by train and Southampton is 25 minutes away. Many of the county's most picturesque walking routes are nearby, including the Solent Way, a 60-mile coast path which runs from Milford-on-Sea to Emsworth Harbour, passing secluded beaches, bustling seafronts and yachting harbours along the way. A ten-minute drive eastward from New Milton holiday cottages, Hurst Castle is an imposing fortress at the end of a shingle spit, with 38-ton guns, a lighthouse and a café. Directly north, the New Forest National Park is a wild expanse of woodland trails and heathland frequented by wild ponies.