If you're thinking of spending Christmas somewhere enchanted and magical, then come and stay with us in the New Forest.
We’ve a busy diary of dates, events and festivities taking place all over the forest. Christmas fayres, festive farmer’s markets and encounters with reindeer to winter wonderlands, grottos filled with toys, pantomimes and shows all regaling the spirit of Christmas.
Famous attractions such as The National Motor Museum, Highcliffe Castle, Paultons Park, incorporating Peppa Pig World and Longdown Activity Farm have terrific activities for all the family.
Villages and towns deck themselves with twinkly lights. Huge Christmas trees are dressed amidst sounds of carol singers where mulled wine is the order of the day. Evening skies are inky black, and mornings are frosty crystal white. A wonderful time of year for walks amongst the free roaming New Forest ponies in their thick fluffy coats, crunching through the woods and heathland.
There’s an amazing array of dining options to choose from throughout Christmas time. Think traditional thatched inns, quaint pubs, bistros, cafes and restaurants offering simple seasonal morsels, through to fine dining tasting menus. Alternatively, pop into one of the regions plentiful farm shops and discover scrumptious delicacies from local artisans, producers and suppliers to take back to your cottage for dinner.
The beauty of staying in your own cottage is space to relax! After a day out, come home, slip in to your PJ’s, grab a glass of something gorgeous and maybe a buttery mince pie? Hunker down in front of a roaring log fire and enjoy the enchanting merriment of a very festive Christmas.
Acres Down Farm Cottage, sleeps 6 in Minstead
Number Four, sleeps 5 in Hordle
1 Rose Cottage, sleeps 4 in Brook1 Heath View, sleeps 4 in East End