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Christmas 2018 is available at The Old Stables, New Forest

Christmas 2019 is available at Knightwood Cottage or Vine Cottage, (but Christmas 2018 is booked for both)

Christmas 2018 is available at Wheathill, Lymington, New Forest

Christmas 2018 is available at Uplay Cottage in the New Forest


The Old Stables is available 28th-30th December 2018 for New Year in the New Forest


New Year 2018-19 is available at Knightwood cottage and the Old Stables, New Forest

New Year 2018-19 is available at Wheathill, Lymington, New Forest

New Year 2018-19 is available at Uplay Cottage, Lymington, New Forest

Pre New year breaks 27th or 28th-30th December 2018 are still available at some New Forest Cottages - check here


Large cottages in the New Forest are ideal for Christmas or New Year as they provide enough space for all the family, grandparents, parents and children to be together for a few days, without compromising on space. Everyone can eat together, The Old Stables, for instance, has a dining table that seats over 30 people! Imagine Christmas dinner there with the whole family, or a special celebration meal on New Years day following the New Years Eve party the night before, with all your friends in one place together for the new years short break. What better way to kick off the new year!

Our cottages range from family cottages sleeping 1-8 people, to large cottages sleeping up to 44 or more. We will almost certainly have the small, medium or large new forest cottage for your family group or large group of friends. Booking ahead makes good sense for New Year and Christmas, as they only come around once a year!

We recognise that many people will not want a whole week away at this time of year, so we offer both Christmas and New Year as short breaks, to which you can add extra days at just a nominal cost – still giving you the fexibility to book a short break, a week, or any number of days between.
As well as the Christmas and New Years Eve breaks, we offer a 2 night New Year break from 28th-30th December, an excellent time when many people are off work and school, and taking a short break is easy and convenient. This break is only about half the cost of a new year’s eve break, yet still gives you the opportunity to spend good times with family or friends, and still go out for new years eve when you’re back home if you want to.

2018 christmas breaks are available between 24th December and 28th December, up to 4 nights.

2018 New Year breaks are available between 30th December and 2nd January, up to 3 nights.

28th-30th Dec New Year short breaks are available between 28th December and 30th December, up to 2 nights. If combined to extend the New Years Eve or Christmas break, we offer a 10% discount off the New Year short break price.

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The Old Stables

The Old Stables  |  Lyndhurst  |  Sleeps up to 38

This particularly large New Forest Cottage is perfect for a whole family Christmas together, or friends or several families to share. All guests can dine at one big table together, and relax in the huge vaulted lounge afterwards. The building is full of character and will make a memorable stay for everyone in the group. The location in the heart of Lyndhurst, in the middle of the New Forest, could not be more convenient. More...

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The Old Stables, New Forest

Knightwood Cottage  |  Brockenhurst  |  Sleeps up to 30

The location of this large cottage is second to none if you want to truly experience the New Forest first hand. Next to the Rhinefield House Hotel, on Rhinefield Ornamental Drive, Knightwood Cottage is set in an amazing part of the forest that adults and children alike will love. At this big new Forest cottage there’s over an acre of garden, directly adjoining the forest itself where you can walk for miles without seeing a car or a road. The forest cycleways run from here too, so bring the bikes or hire from the village for a unique break. Plenty of bedrooms and again and all can dine together. More...

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Vine Cottage

Vine Cottage  |  Brockenhurst  |  Sleeps up to 14

This conversion of the original Vinery to Rhinefield House, now the hotel, is in an absolutely idylicc loation, deep in the New Forest with over an acre of garden and direct access to the New Forest itself. The ideal weekend or midweek retreat, a place to ‘get away from it all’ while still being close enough to Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst. The bar and spa at Rhinefield House Hotel next door are available for our guests to use too. Excellent for two or three families, children love it here! More...

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Wheathill  |  Lymington  |  Sleeps up to 20

Very Christmassy, and usually the first to book for Christmas each year!..This beautiful ‘Arts and Crafts’ New Forest cottage retains all its character, making a very comfortable base for up to 20 people to explore the New Forest, the coast and the Isle of Wight. It is located on the edge of Lymington, a distinctive Georgian market town with quay and marinas, most well known for yachting and as one of the ports to access the Isle of Wight by car ferry or smaller foot passenger boats. Great large cottage for several families to enjoy the New Forest together. More...

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Uplay Cottage

Uplay Cottage  |  Everton, Nr. Lymington  |  Sleeps up to 10

Could be on the christmas card...? Uplay Cottage is a beautiful ‘Arts & Crafts’ estate workers cottage, designed and built by the office of Edwin Lutyens. The quality and character here make it a lovable cottage to which our guests return to year after year for family holidays and short breaks. Located at the end of a lane in the old part of Everton village, the cottage is set in a magnificent enclosed large cottage garden. It retains all of its charm, and its location between the coast and forest make it the perfect base. More...

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Peacock Cottage

Peacock Cottage  |  Barton on Sea  |  Sleeps up to 20

Ho Ho Ho...Our oldest building, and our most recently rescued cottage, Peacock Cottage is rich in New Forest cottage character but with contemporary stone bathrooms, contemporary interior layout with large open plan living spaces connecting seamlessly with the garden. The beach at Barton on Sea is less than half a mile away, just a very short walk, where there are views across to the Isle of Wight and the Purbecks, access to the coastal path, Barton Common and the well known Barton Golf Club 27 hole golf course. More...

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"We have just spent a wonderful Christmas with our family. It was not easy to find a large property which is prepared to let for a few days rather than a week at this busy time. We just missed booking the Old Stables and were initially disappointed, but we soon realised that the Bothy would probably suit us better with young children and dogs"

"It was a wonderful place to stay over Christmas and I'd like to thank you on behalf of all who stayed there."

“Thanks to you and your team for all your help in booking the Old Stables in Lyndhurst over the New Year's period. Everything was just as the brochure suggested, and everyone had a fantastic time.”

"We would like to express our thanks to you for your help in making this a wonderful four days. This was the first family Christmas where all 24 of us have been under one roof together and everyone is already talking about the next time!"

"We used the wood burner for the first time , which works brilliantly and made everyone toasty on the stormy evening on Sunday !"

"We arrived to find it clean and welcoming. It proved to be a wonderful and magical place to stay for Christmas! "

The New Forest is a magical, memorable place to spend a special Christmas or new year with family and friends. Our large New Forest cottages provide enough space for several generations to spend Christmas together, or for many friends to re-unite for a special new year’s eve celebration, in what must be one of winter’s most beautiful areas of the country.









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