New Forest Ponies

New Forest Ponies

Hampshire is a largely rural county with a strong maritime history along its coast. The cities of Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester provide some excellent visitor attractions documenting Hampshire's medieval, maritime and military history as well as excellent shopping. Around the towns you'll find some of the country's most beautiful countryside particularly in the New Forest and the South Downs in East Hampshire. Many of the towns and villages are traditional market towns where you'll find a host of locally grown and produced goods for sale.

Ocean Village, Southampton

Ocean Village, Southampton

For seaside holidays there's the windsurfing centre of Hayling Island with its long beaches and family fun fair attractions, Lee-on-the-Solent and of course the varied choice of beaches around the Isle of Wight coast. Historic houses like Queen Victoria's Osborne House on the Isle of Wight and The Vyne near Basingstoke make great days out.

Jane Austen's House in Chawton

Jane Austen's House in Chawton

Jane Austen was born in Hampshire and you can visit many of the sites that she visited and the house where she lived in Chawton. If you're planning to travel without the car you'll find Hampshire well linked by the national rail and bus network. Southampton Airport is also on the rail network and Southampton with its five cruise terminals is Britain's premier world cruise ship capital.

Accommodation in Hampshire

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    Family run Isle of Wight bed & breakfast close to Sandown seafront and attractions. Children welcome, family room. Room only, B&B, and Ferry inclusive deals.
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  • Alresford
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    Stunning terraced cottage in the Georgian town of New Alresford with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and garden with patio. Short walk from Hampshire's only steam railway. WiFi included.
     
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  • Petersfield
    Sleeps 6
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    £350
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    Delightful self-catering retreat situated on a small holding in Petersfield in the heart of the South Downs. Great for families and walking holidays. Parking, wi-fi, pet friendly
     
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  • Lyndhurst
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    £295
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    Pet friendly Lyndhurst cottage with 2 en suite bedrooms. Dog sitting service available. Self- catering. Close to pubs, village & forest walks. Ideal for couples, families & groups.
     
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  • Shanklin
     
     
    Magnificent seaside villa on the Isle of Wight ideal for large family celebrations. 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, large grounds & disabled access. Hen parties accepted.
     
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    £410
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    Ultra modern 1 bedroom apartment near Winchester perfect for couples or small family groups with WiFi and private off road parking for 2 cars. Pet friendly. Recently renovated.
     
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    £261
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    Excellent Park Resorts Holiday Park on the Isle of Wight with pool and entertainment. Great for families & set just 10 minutes from the beach. Kid's clubs and great accommodation.
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  • West Cowes
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    £810
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    Nautical themed townhouse in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, just a short stroll from the high street with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Outdoor dining space, WiFi and one pet welcome.
     
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  • Winsor
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    £895
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    Quaint luxury cottage with hot tub on the north eastern edge of the New Forest. Stunning living space with cosy log burners. Furnished patio and exercise room. Off road parking.
     
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  • Fordingbridge
    Sleeps 4
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    £650
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    Charming self catering holiday cottage set in a rural idyll in Fordingbridge. Large private garden. Perfect for family or romantic holidays. Pet friendly. Free Wifi and parking
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