As Britain prepares to unlock, we know that thousands of you are preparing to plan and book your 2021 holidays.

So, may we make a suggestion?

Book Direct!

Why? Well, not only does it guarantee you the very best deal – meaning you’ll save money, hurrah! – it also ensures your money will be going right where it’s most appreciated; to the New Forest’s hotelsB&Bsself-catering cottages and other staycation venues.

Given that these accommodation providers endeavour to use local producers and suppliers and employ local people, this means your money goes into the economy of the New Forest, helping to sustain jobs and incomes in this unique part of the world.

How do we do it? Simples! When you book through an online travel agency you, or the place you’re booking, has to pay a commission. Cut that out and its cheaper for everyone.

But it’s not just money - there are loads of other great reasons why Book Direct The New Forest is a fab idea.

It means you’ll know you’re getting the best room and that there are no hidden extras, whether you’re splashing out to spoil yourselves, or just trying to save money. Your holiday accommodation hosts can help you suit your exact requirements and ensure you get everything you need.

It also means that even before you arrive for your holiday, you’ll have established a relationship with them by booking direct. The staff know the area and can advise you on those local details before and after your arrival. If things change, you can just pick up the phone and talk them through with a member of staff.

So, what does Book Direct The New Forest mean in practice?

Well, you could also score additional treats by using Book Direct The New Forest, including the use of a Go New Forest Card – which entitles you to all sorts of super savings on food, experiences, attractions and more across the New Forest – plus some locations even offer an extra special treat. For instance, Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst adds a free complimentary breakfast when you book through them.

Meanwhile, Whitemoor House at Lyndhurst offers visitors who book direct the use of a short stay parking permit – handy in this bustling village as well as free use of a Go New Forest Card.

From Arniss House near Fordingbridge, to Cottage Lodge eco chic boutique hotel at Brockenhurst, you’ll find the perfect holiday place and the comfort of knowing it’s at the best price, too, with Book Direct The New Forest.

If you Book Direct at the historic Montagu Arms in Beaulieu – which brings you ever closer to the beautiful Beaulieu River as well as being handy for the National Motor Museum – you’ll get a free breakfast worth £18 per person.

Meanwhile, Green Hill Farm at Landford has a raft of offers for those who Book Direct to stay in their peaceful hideaway holiday homes which, for 2021, include Safari Tents with hot-tubs!

You’ll find plenty more participating Book Direct The New Forest businesses and their special treats, as well as some great ideas on where to stay in the New Forest, on our Book Direct The New Forest page.