Some fourteen million people visit the New Forest each year to enjoy the abundant natural beauty and recreational opportunities it offers. This large area, located in southern England, is a treasure trove of quaint villages, outdoor areas, and wildlife, and provides something for everyone - kids and adults alike. Those with New Forest vacation rentals can discover all that is great about this national park area, which dates back to 1079 AD.
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Popular Rental Amenities in New Forest
Use filters to find an offer fitting your criteria among all of the properties in New Forest District. Most of the properties in New Forest District offer "Pets allowed" or "Internet," which makes it a fantastic vacation destination if you bring your pet everywhere or you can't imagine a vacation without internet. You can even find rentals if you'd like to have a fenced-in yard (30 rentals include "Fenced" in New Forest District) or if you want to spend your vacation in privacy (138 rentals in New Forest District include "Detached").
Price and Availability Index in New Forest District
Vacation Rental Price Information in New Forest
In the above graph, you will find information on average prices of the vacation homes & apartments in New Forest. The most expensive week of the next 12 months is in August (8/3 - 8/10), where prices hit an average of $336 a night. Prices decrease in a week of January (1/13 - 1/20), where average prices are $213.
Rental availability information in New Forest
This graph shows the vacation rental availability rate for the next twelve months. The week with the least available rentals is in October (10/21 - 10/28), with only 62% of the rentals available. More accommodations are available in a week of December (12/9 - 12/16) as the booking rate is only 15%.
The Weather in New Forest
Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your vacation. The highest average temperatures are in the month of July. On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under 38° in February. The rainiest month is January while the driest month is April.
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New Forest weather - what to expect
The New Forest’s climate is similar to that of that rest of the UK, which is to say: it’s pretty unpredictable, and it’s not uncommon for it to be both sunny and rainy in the same day. As such, those with New Forest vacation rentals will find it beneficial to pack waterproof clothing for their trip. During the summer, the weather is typically warm, T-shirt weather, while autumn and winter are often characterised by overcast and cool temperatures.
What to do in the New Forest
People don’t necessarily book a New Forest vacation home for the attractions - they go for the New Forest, which is the destination and attraction all rolled into one.
This area is an outdoor lover's dream, with many activities available. Lace up your walking boots and go for a stroll along the lengthy trails that wind through the National Park. Go for as long as you like, a short stroll or a 10-mile trek. You’ll be rewarded by beautiful woodland, open land, and the odd classic English pub, where you might just want to terminate your walk and enjoy some delicious homemade food (and maybe a real ale while you’re at it).
For those who like their outdoor activities with a dash of adrenaline, why not have a go at some intense cycling - there are more than 100 miles of trails and it’s a great way to see the diversity of the area. Or why not head out on the water for a spot of water skiing or wakeboarding? Horse Riding is also a popular activity with adults and kids in the New Forest.
It’s not all about nature here, though. There are also beautiful market towns that are great to explore. Lymington, a port town, features beautiful architecture, narrow roads, and quaint shops and cafes, while picturesque Beaulieu is home to Buckler’s Hard, a living museum where you’ll be transported back to the 18th century, and The National Motor Museum, which features an excellent exhibition of vintage cars and other vehicles.
New Forest for children
Booking a New Forest vacation home is an ideal getaway for families with children, because this area is loaded with many great family-friendly activities. That being said, just the nature of the park, with all its nooks and crannies and open land, will fascinate children from the outset.
Get up close to nature in a controlled setting by visiting Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary. It is possible to see deer in the park without visiting the sanctuary, but it’s not always guaranteed, so stop by the viewing platform for a view of these native mammals.
If you want to give your children a fun activity that is also educational, head along for one of the organised events put on by the park. These include trails through various sections of the park with a tour guide and a look at the wildlife, such as birds in their natural environment.
For a simple yet memorable activity, grab a kite from the souvenir store and head to Whitefield Moor. Fly them high and perhaps enjoy a relaxing picnic in a spot with great views, before heading back to your New Forest vacation rental to rest up for the following day's activities.
Exploring historic New Forest
Moors Valley Country Park and Forest
This family-friendly park in Ashley Heath has it all, from biking paths and lakes to a narrow-gauge steam railway, a golf course, and tree-top walkway.
One of England's most advanced artillery fortresses, Hurst Castle was built under Henry VIII. Visit Hurst for its centuries-old military history, scenic coastal views and bird-watching opportunities (oystercatchers, egrets, curlews, kestrels).
New Forest Wildlife Park
England's leading institution in the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned, sick and injured otters, the park also houses wallabys, bison and wolves among other animals.
Beaulieu National Motor Museum
This historical museum boasts an impressive collection spanning motoring books, vintage cars, photographs, automobilia and films from the world over. The grounds and cafe are lovely too.
Take the tour at Ringwood Brewery to learn about its history and general layout. The malts, tun room, chilling and barrelling rooms are intriguing. Cask ales and bottled beer can be sampled too.
Information about vacation rentals in New Forest
|🏡 Vacation rentals available||1,677 homes|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 64%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$69|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Pets allowed, Internet and Yard|
|🐾 Pet friendly homes||314 homes|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||393 homes|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the average nightly price for a vacation rental in New Forest?
The nightly price of accommodations in New Forest starts at $69. If you are looking for a cabin, the nightly price is $376 on average. A house rental New Forest District will cost on average $372 per night.
How many vacation homes are available for booking in New Forest?
There are 1,677 rentals to choose from for your trip.
What are the most popular amenities for vacation homes in New Forest?
Usually travelers search for Internet, Pets allowed, and Yard when booking a vacation rental in New Forest.
How many vacation rentals with a pool are there in New Forest?
Choose from 393 vacation rentals available to book in New Forest.
Are dogs allowed in vacation homes in New Forest?
If you are traveling with a pet in New Forest - 19% of vacation rentals allow pets.
What's the best time to travel to New Forest District?
The warmest months in New Forest are July and August, with temperatures around 69 °F. February and January in New Forest are the coldest, with 38 °F on average.
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