The Best Bed and Breakfasts in the New Forest, England

The New Forest is dotted with charming bed and breakfasts
The New Forest is dotted with charming bed and breakfasts | © Tony Watson / Alamy Stock Photo
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22 October 2020

Sprawling across England’s verdant south coast is the gorgeous New Forest area, with its famous ponies wandering through the countryside. There’s plenty to see and do in this beautiful place, so at the end of a busy day of cycling and walking, you’ll need a sumptuous pad where you can put your feet up. Here is our pick of the best bed and breakfasts in the New Forest, all bookable with Culture Trip.

Wayside Cottage

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Spend a few nights at this fabulous wisteria-draped Edwardian cottage in the picturesque village of Burley. It has six bedrooms, each uniquely decorated, and a pleasant outdoor terrace where you can have breakfast as the sun shines. With luxurious comfy beds, crisp white linen and fragrant bathroom products to treat yourself in the ensuite, Wayside Cottage effortlessly combines chicness with maximum comfort.
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Daisybank Cottage

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Finely balancing a modern aesthetic with good, old-fashioned comfort and class in a smashing countryside location, Daisybank Cottage is an Arts and Crafts house inspired by the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh and dates back to 1901. With free wifi, coffee machines, handmade chocolates and all the modern conveniences, each spacious room in this quirky spot is bursting with character and unique design. Here, quaint meets luxury.
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The Mill at Gordleton

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Nestled by the riverside in the delightful hamlet of Gordleton, the Mill is within easy reach of the New Forest National Park and the windswept south coast. It has eight uniquely designed rooms in the main building and an addition four in a house nearby. With a colourful Secret Garden adorned with sculptures and other pieces of art hidden among the foliage, the Mill makes for a beautiful space to call home during your visit to this blooming, beautiful part of the world.

Rudder’s of Lymington

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Rudder’s of Lymington prides itself on being an elegant New Forest accommodation, with tasteful furnishings and bright, sunny bedrooms with twin or super-king beds with Hypnos mattresses and Egyptian cotton linen. Fancy breakfast hampers delivered straight to your bedroom door provide an extra slice of luxury to your morning. It’s an optimum base from which to adventure out around the flourishing New Forest.

Alderholt Mill

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This lovely, low-key B&B is a real home from home in a stunning setting. Surrounded by lush green gardens and nestled in the magnificent countryside, you’ll be in a perfect location from which to admire the treasures of the New Forest. With just three cosy bedrooms, this homely place is family-run, and the owners do the utmost to use locally sourced produce and New Forest Marque products, too. The nearby Alderholt Mill itself makes for a gorgeous day out where you can sample a true British staple: cream tea.

The Olde Barn

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This magnificent renovated 17th-century barn is nestled in acres of verdant farmland. The hosts, Julie and Simon, are proud to welcome guests into their tranquil and spacious B&B. The deluxe ensuite rooms decked out with the finest interiors and tasty breakfasts make this an excellent choice for your stay in these breathtaking natural surroundings.

Bridge House Bed and Breakfast

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With all the welcoming warmth of a well-loved family home, Bridge House Bed and Breakfast carefully mixes fine hospitality with down-to-earth loveliness. Just like your favourite auntie’s cosily furnished living room, this pleasant spot lets you feel right at ease amid the arching trees and flourishing greenery of the surrounding countryside. There are five ensuite bedrooms, each lovingly decorated and furnished for your maximum comfort.

The Rufus House

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In a smart Victorian building with an impressive spire, the Rufus House is proud to call the New Forest’s wild open heaths and lush woodland its front garden. Choose one of its elegantly decorated bedrooms, and tuck into an award-winning breakfast the next morning. There’s also a mindfulness retreat hosted here, letting you exhale fully after a day’s adventure in the forest.

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Boutique, Cosy, Historic, Relaxed, Stylish, Traditional, Great Location
These recommendations were updated on October 22, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.