New Forest Ponies

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Sway is a peaceful village on the southern edge of the New Forest National Park, midway between Brockenhurst and Lymington. The Solent Coast is a mere 4 miles away and the station stop at Sway sits on the main Weymouth to London Waterloo railway line, making it very accessible by public transport. The village has a small selection of fine independent shops and pubs, and hosts an annual summer carnival and several other events. Sway is a real village haven for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. It's perfectly placed for exploring the Forest and the Solent coast.

Sway is also the location for the unusual Peterson's Folly or Tower built from 1879-83 by the Yorkshireman Andrew Thomas Turton Peterson. Constructed entirely in concrete and made with Portland cerment, it was Peterson's intention to show that un-reinforced concrete could be used in structures. At the time it was completed it was the tallest concrete structure in the world at 66 metres high. It is something of a landmark and can be seen for miles around.

ArtSway in the village is an acclaimed contemporary visual arts gallery. It began as a gallery in 1997 and soon developed into an exhibition space and training facility. It was set up to provide a relatively remote community with a venue to view contemporary art and provide support for the community to pursue the arts.

Where to Stay

Accommodation in and around the village is brimming with period character and charm. Stay in a converted chapel B&B or a luxurious manor house hotel set within extensive grounds. Beautiful cottages are also widely available in the area, just a few minutes' walk from village amenities, the station and open forest. You'll also find Grade Listed farmhouse B&Bs in the village offering Bed and Barn stays inclusive of accommodation for you and your horse. Sway is an excellent location in the New Forest for horse riding holidays.

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Accommodation in Sway

  • Sway   (0.5 miles from the centre of Sway)
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    Beautifully converted chapel offering 'self catering' B&B in Sway near Lymington. Charming rooms. Families welcome, ground floor accommodation.
     
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  • New Forest   (0.6 miles from the centre of Sway)
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    £400
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    New Forest cottage in Sway village, 3 miles from Lymington and Brockenhurst with a private garden, free WiFi, a fully fitted kitchen and dog friendly. Pub & deli nearby. Sleeps 4-5
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  • Lymington   (0.4 miles from the centre of Sway)
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    £35
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    Charming New Forest Bed & Breakfast in Sway, 10 minutes from Lymington & Brockenhurst. Families welcome, dogs allowed. Free WiFi and parking. Garden, log fire and conservatory.
     
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  • Boldre   (2.2 miles from the centre of Sway)
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    £300
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    This charming ground floor cottage sits in the village of Boldre in the South of England, and sleeps 2 people in 1 bedroom.
     
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  • Hordle   (1.6 miles from the centre of Sway)
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    £50
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    Situated on the edge of the New Forest, this Premier Inn is minutes from stunning seaside towns such as Highcliffe and Lymington, and picturesque villages including Brockenhurst.
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  • Lymington   (1.4 miles from the centre of Sway)
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    £90
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    Steeped in history and surrounded by 10 acres of gardens, Passford House Hotel lies midway between the New Forest village of Sway and the Georgian town of Lymington. It features...
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  • Boldre   (1.9 miles from the centre of Sway)
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    Situated in the heart of the New Forest National Park, The Spinney Bed and Breakfast is just 2 miles from both the village of Brockenhurst and the town of Lymington. It features...
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  • Sway   (0.1 miles from the centre of Sway)
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    £175
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    Located in Lymington (Sway), Sway Manor is within the vicinity of New Forest and Highcliffe Castle. This hotel is within the region of Hurst Castle and Fort Victoria Country Par...
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