Make the most of the festive season this year and find some time to get away with the family for a Christmas break in the New Forest. Enjoy quality time together visiting Christmas markets, meeting Santa and buying gifts before the rush of the Christmas week. Whenever you are looking to get away over the festive months, we have several large holiday cottages that are perfect for bringing everyone together under one roof as well as some cosy cottages that are great for just you and the kids.
Rightmans Place is set at the heart of the New Forest and offers all the ingredients for Christmas 2019. With six bedrooms, five bathrooms, a lounge and a drawing-room, there is plenty of room for big groups. Its rural location means that wildlife is in abundance, so you are likely to spot stags, buzzards and wild ponies peering over the gate. Active families can keep busy by joining several New Forest walks right from the doorstep or jumping in the car to explore the local towns and villages. There are four country pubs within walking distance of the house, so why not join in with their festive cheer?
This charming cottage is tucked away from the main road into the waterside town of Lymington; a much sought-after destination. With five bedrooms, five bathrooms, spacious living areas, a games room, hot tub, summerhouse, and outdoor swimming pool, it is an ideal base for a Christmas or New Year break in the New Forest. In such close proximity to Lymington, you will easily be able to take part in some of the town’s Christmas events that take place from mid-November; meet up with Santa or enjoy some late-night shopping.
Rockhaven, Mudeford, sleeps 8
A sucker for sea air? Situated in an enviable location, Rockhaven is just minutes from Mudeford Beach. The contemporary accommodation has been built to impress with four stunning bedrooms and a stylish open plan living arrangement, offering a sociable and relaxing space for group gatherings. There is also a hot tub, pool table, and a Sonos music system throughout the property! If you can bear to tear yourself away, you will find the beautiful coastline, historic Christchurch and the spectacular New Forest scenery, all within easy reach.
On the fringes of the enchanting New Forest village of Lyndhurst, you will find beautiful Holmfield House. Complete with a children’s playroom and large garden, it is a great choice for families with energetic children. Inside the property, oak floors, elegant interiors and a log fire create a cosy atmosphere to return to after enjoying winter walks in the forest or the festivities in Lyndhurst. You will also be in a good location for enjoying the area’s best attractions, most of which hold their own Christmas and New year events. From here you will also be less than a mile from the Christmas market in and city vibe of Southampton.
Winnalls Wood is not just one house - it has an adjoining barn too, offering three bedrooms across the two buildings. This is perfect for two families who are booking a Christmas break together but are also seeking their own space. The comfortable lounge with its crackling wood burner looks like the perfect spot for exchanging Christmas presents and watching festive films, while the games room would make evening entertainment for the group. The house is also in a great location in Godshill to enjoy the area’s best family attractions and activities, as well as being just a 15-minute walk from the nearest pub!
You will find this contemporary barn conversion the edge of the rural hamlet of Damerham near Fordingbridge. It was been well designed to offer a social environment with plenty of home comforts that families are likely to need for Christmas in the New Forest. At this time of the year, the waterside town is adorned with Christmas lights and enjoys a range of festive events. Meanwhile, 11 miles away in the cathedral city of Salisbury, the Christmas market runs from the end of November until Christmas Eve. When you’re not sipping mulled wine or eating mince pies, explore the beautiful forest by foot and see what wildlife you can spot.
Book your Christmas break in the New Forest
Are you still searching for a Christmas break in the New Forest to suit your family? We have plenty more cottages for Christmas to choose from, including those that are family-friendly and dog-friendly so your canine can celebrate with you. Once you've found the perfect place to stay, we can help you plan the rest of the trip too, from Christmas markets in the New Forest, to beautiful winter walks.