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March 7th 2024

Best Villages to stay in the New Forest

Enjoy a tail-wagging break in the New Forest with your dogs – where every sniff, stroll, and splash promises a doggy delight! With 220 square miles of untamed wilderness, pretty towns, villages and the adjacent coastline to discover, finding the paw-fect spot for a canine-friendly adventure can be a bit ruff. So, New Forest Cottages have compiled their favourite destinations for a wag-worthy, smiley time for you and your furry companions.

Burley – Home of Dogstival 2024!

Burley is bursting with character and wildlife galore. The main street is busy with as many ponies and cattle as locals out to get their shopping. And there’s no shortage of shops and cafes for perfect puppuccino pitstops after a walk in the forest!

Sniff out these great dog-friendly cottages in Burley:

Church Cottage sleeps 6
Budget-friendly and super-duper comfortable with a great garden. It’s a short walk into the centre of the village for dinner and a howling good time at the pub. Find out more

Gorselands sleeps 8
If you desire peace and quiet, stay here. It’s beautiful inside and out, with a garden you and the pup will LOVE! Find out more

Brockenhurst – For Ponies, Paws, and Picnics

Set right in the heart of the National Park, the vibrant village of Brockenhurst is full of twirly lanes, free-roaming ponies and donkeys. Woods and open forest surround it, and a river beach at Balmer Lawn offers a playful spot for a refreshing paddle.

Sniff out these great dog-friendly cottages in Brockenhurst:

Northay Cottage sleeps 6
With lush interiors, open-plan living and a huge sundeck in the garden, this holiday home is designed for maximum smiles and waggage! Find out more

Braeside Cottage sleeps 6
This lux retreat has 3 ensuite bedrooms and views across the forest to ‘sneak a peek’ at the wildlife from the comfort of your sofa. Find out more
Milford on Sea – For Seaside Shenanigans and Forest Fun
This popular seaside village is a fabulous playground for you and your furry mate! It has independent shops, dog-friendly pubs, a congregation of outstandingly good places to eat, a year-round, pup-friendly beach and the New Forest National Park just a few miles north.

Sniff out these great dog-friendly cottages in Milford on Sea:

Waters Retreat sleeps 5
Paw-phisticated bliss is waiting for you at this seaside holiday home of cool contemporary comfiness. After a day galivanting, come home to relax in the bubbling hot tub, safe in the knowledge that Fido is secure in the fully enclosed walled garden. Find out more

Needles Gap, Sleeps 5
For cool décor with a cosy vibe, a covered outdoor area in the garden and a great location close to the village and cliff top leading to the beach. Guests with fur babies rave about this little slice of doggy heaven. Find out more.

So, whether you choose Brockenhurst, Burley, or Milford on Sea, you can rest assured that your dog-friendly holiday in the New Forest will be filled with adventure, fun, and countless sniffaris for your furry friends. Pack your bags, leash up your pup, and get ready to make your pup’s dreams come true—and you’ll have a great time, too!

Take a look over 90 dog-friendly New Forest Cottages

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