The Best Family Friendly Escapes in the New Forest

Our Pick of The Best Family-Friendly Escapes in the New Forest

From romantic rural retreats to coastal chic escapes, the New Forest has it all! Here's our pick of the best family-friendly getaways...

The Best Family Friendly Escapes in the New Forest

Our Pick of The Best Family-Friendly Escapes in the New Forest

From romantic rural retreats to coastal chic escapes, the New Forest has it all! Here's our pick of the best family-friendly getaways...

Featured Properties

Dairy Cottage

Ibsley, New Forest, UK

Why We Love It

Channel 4's Grand Designs presenter, Kevin McCloud ended his episode on Dairy Cottage by asking the owners if he could move in himself... cheeky perhaps but we know exactly where he was coming from. The warm welcome from ex-record producer and owner Cheryl, along with her exceptional eye for detail in interiors, toys and baby kit, is doubtless a big part of its popularity.

Prices: £1375-£1550 per week Guest Ratings
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Fallow Deer

Fordingbridge , New Forest, UK

Why We Love It

This top-rated, New Forest retreat is perfect for families in search of a rural, weekend away within a couple of hours drive of London. It sits in the heart of the national park and comes with an abundance of baby gear, a private hot tub, and a great location, just a short walk from the local village pub. Plus, it's friendly owners and their gaggle of animals has seen it secure the top slot in our chart of Best Rated By Past-Guests every year since it launched in 2012.

Prices: From £925 per week Guest Ratings
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Hyde Paddock

Fordingbridge, New Forest, UK

Why We Love It

This scenic but unassuming bungalow never fails to deliver with guests consistently giving it amongst the best ratings of any accommodation on the BFB website. Clearly the luxury of being able to snuggle in front of the log burner, unwind in the clawfoot bath or star-spot from the private hot tub are clear advantages, but for many its the thoughtful touches from owners the Humberts, that give it the edge. Not only do they provide a generous welcome pack, toys and abundant nursery kit, but they enthusiastically welcome mini guests and their parents to visit their estate down the road and enjoy petting the animals and a ride on their Shetland pony.

Prices: £925-£1595 per week Guest Ratings
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Spindle Cottage

Sway nr Lymmington, New Forest, UK

Why We Love It

This gorgeous New Forest cottage boasts luxurious interiors and glorious garden complete with huge playhouse, play frame,  plenty of space for ball games, a sunny lounging area and BBQ zone. Plus there are two good food pubs within a short stroll. Is it any wonder it consistently ranks very highly in our annual guest rating surveys?

Prices: £995 - £225 per week Guest Ratings
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Tiptoe Cottage

Wootton, New Forest, United Kingdom

Why We Love It

This stylish 3-bedroom cottage boast private access to the New Forest National Park, luxurious interiors, a half acre garden and a good food pub within a short stroll. When not spotting wild ponies from the garden gate, mini guests will adore the garden play house, sandpit and play fort, plus the fact the beach and Peppa Pig World are just a short drive away. Grown-up guests will love the luxurious interiors, comfortable garden terrace with fire pit and babysitters on call for 'date night' dinner and cocktails at the nearby Pig Hotel.

Prices: £995-£2250 per week Guest Ratings
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