Whether you’re looking for a couple’s retreat, an idyllic country bolthole with a great pub in the village, or a picture-perfect thatched cottage, Here’s our pick of the Prettiest New Forest Cottages.

The Smithy
You’ll adore this little cottage for four in Lyndhurst which is beautifully styled inside and out. The sweet courtyard garden is perfect for dining or just to sit under the stars. Find out more about The Smithy

92 The Borough
This gorgeous dog-friendly cottage for two (or a small family of three) is in the heart of Downton, a historic village in the north of the forest with two great pubs. Find out more about 92 The Borough.

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Trafalgar Gardens
This captivating cottage in Downton, which sleeps 8 guests plus a pooch or two, has been curated to ensure all your creature comforts are attended to. The outside space comes alive in the summer months with views of a walled cut flower garden, a path down to the River Avon, and a millpond for a spot of wild swimming. Find out more about Trafalgar Gardens.

Fall in love with the Scandi vibe of this 200-year-old cobb cottage in the village of East Boldre, where free-roaming ponies rule the views. Up to 6 guests can enjoy staying here and relaxing in the bloom-filled garden and wild meadow which attracts butterflies and wildlife. Find out more about Argentor Cottage.

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Corner Cottage
Bring 8 guests to enjoy this big, beautiful holiday home in the woods near Ringwood. It’s perfect for holidaying families or a group of friends seeking a dose of country living luxe. Find out more about Corner Cottage.

At the end of a private track near the village of Winsor is the five-acre estate of this wonderful holiday home for 10 guests and up to 2 dogs. There are plenty of walks and activities on hand, but the star of the show here in the summer is outside with a gazebo for al fresco dining, a heated swimming pool, hot tub, shower and pool cabin all set against a backdrop of lawned gardens, meadows, flowers and woods. Find out more about Trees.

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Forest Cottage
With over three centuries of history, this picture-perfect home for 5 guests and a dog feels truly magical. You’ll find it in the village of Pilley, surrounded by woods, heathland and ponies just outside the front door. Find out more about Forest Cottage.

Fisherman’s Keep
Slap bang, in the centre of the Georgian mariner town of Lymington, this home for six guests is rich and thoughtfully designed with an impeccable garden and lit pergola seating. Find out more about Fisherman’s Keep.

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Walnut Tree Cottage
This big, beamed cottage, which sleeps 6 guests in the cutely named village of Tiptoe, is as comfortable as it is historic - parts of the home date back 500 years. Toys, dressing-up clothes, books, and games will help keep the little ones entertained while you relax. Find out more about Walnut Tree Cottage.

The Farmhouse
This rambling 300-year-old farmhouse, which sleeps 9 guests and is dog-friendly, is great for families, groups of friends, or couples. It’s near Brockenhurst, set in 2 acres of gardens with a 2-storey playhouse and swings for the kids. Find out more about The Farmhouse.

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New Forest Cottages has more than 170 self-catering properties for 2 to 12 guests, catering to all tastes and budgets. For more inspiration, see the full collection.