The Best Bed and Breakfasts in New Forest, England

New Forest Pony | © Jim Champion/Flickr
New Forest Pony | © Jim Champion/Flickr
Sprawling across England’s verdant south coast is the gorgeous New Forest area, with its iconic ponies wandering through mesmerising countryside. There’s plenty to see and do in this beautiful place, so at the end of a packed-out day of cycling, walking and fresh-air-breathing, you’ll need a sumptuous pad where you can put your feet up.

This vibrant region has countless lovely places to stay. Here is our pick of the best bed and breakfasts in New Forest.

Wayside Cottage

Spend a few nights at this fabulous wisteria-draped Edwardian cottage, which you’ll find in the picturesque village of Burley. The space has six bedrooms, each uniquely decorated, and a pleasant outdoor terrace for breakfasting as the sun shines. With luxurious comfy beds, crisp white linen and fragrant bathroom products to treat yourself in the en suite, Wayside Cottage effortlessly combines chic good taste with maximum comfort.

Wayside Cottage, Garden Road, Burley, Ringwood, New Forest

wayside cottage

Wayside Cottage, Lymington | Courtesy of Wayside Cottage

The Mill at Gordleton

Nestled by the riverside in the delightful hamlet of Gordleton, The Mill, with its 12 immaculate bedrooms, is within easy reach of the New Forest National Park and the windswept south coast. 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.

The Mill, Silver Street, Lymington, New Forest

Rudder’s of Lymington

This is a really elegant choice for your New Forest accommodation. Rudder’s prides itself on its twin and superking beds with Hypnos mattresses and Egyptian cotton linen in every room. Fancy breakfast hampers delivered straight to your bedroom door provide an extra slice of luxury to your morning. Tasteful furnishings and bright, sunny bedrooms make this an optimum base from which to adventure out around the flourishing New Forest.

Rudder’s of Lymington, Milford Road, Lymington, New Forest


Rudder’s of Leamington | Courtesy of Rudder’s of Leamington

Alderholt Mill

This lovely, low-key B&B is a real home-from-home in a stunning setting. Surrounded by lush green gardens and nestled in magnificent countryside, you really will be in a perfect location from which to admire the treasures of 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 the British staple that is a clotted cream tea.

Alderholt Mill, Sandleheath Road, Alderholt

The Olde Barn

This magnificent renovated 17th-century barn is decked out with the finest interiors and nestled in acres of verdant farmland. You’ll be hosted by Julie and Simon who are proud to welcome guests into their tranquil spacious B&B. The deluxe en suite rooms and tasty slap-up breakfasts make this an excellent choice for your stay in these breathtaking natural surroundings.

The Olde Barn, Christchurch Road, Lymington

the olde barn

The Olde Barn | Courtesy of The Olde Barn B & B

Daisybank Cottage

This quirky spot enjoys a smashing countryside location and its spacious rooms are bursting with character too. Finely balancing a modern aesthetic with good, old-fashioned comfort and class, Daisybank Cottage is an arts and crafts house inspired by the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh and dates back to 1901. With free Wi-Fi, coffee machines and handmade chocolates laid on along with all the mod cons, each room is carefully designed with its own distinctive style. Quaint meets luxury; not to be missed.

Daisybank Cottage, Sway Road, Brockenhurst, New Forest

Bridge House

With all the welcoming warmth of a well-loved family home, Bridge House 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 en suite bedrooms, each lovingly decorated and furnished for your maximum comfort.

Bridge House, Isle of Wight Courtesy of Bridge House

The Rufus House

In a smart Victorian building with an impressive spire, The Rufus House is proud to call New Forest’s wild open heaths and luxuriant woodland its own 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.

Rufus House, Lyndhurst © Leon Brocard/Flickr