With a huge selection of New Forest bed & breakfasts, self-catering cottages, hotels and glamping sites to choose from, www.newforestbedbreakfastdirectory.co.uk has been created so that you can find the perfect place to begin your very own New Forest adventure!
The stunning New Forest National Park, located in the South of England, is home to ancient woodlands, beautiful coastlines and charming villages. With an amazing array of B+B and self-catering accommodation on offer, the New Forest Bed & Breakfast Directory brings you a treasure trove of places to stay in the New Forest, with something to suit everyone!
From traditional New Forest B&B's, romantic hideaways, unique glamping sites, historic manor houses & welcoming places for the whole family to visit (including dog-friendly & horse-friendly accommodation options), choose from our wide range of bed and breakfasts, cottages, hotels and campsites to make your stay in the New Forest unforgettable!
Not all New Forest B&B's are available to book online so please take your time to browse the directory by village or category. However, if you would like to make a simple and secure online booking please use the search box on the right.
By booking accommodation on this website you are helping to keep revenue local; in the New Forest.
If you are looking for a waterside escape, choose a bed & breakfast in Lymington, Hythe or Milford On Sea. Located along the New Forest's stunning Solent coastline, each of these hotspots boast their own vibrant town centre and scenic views + are bursting with fresh air and coastal charm!
Choose a B&B in Salisbury or Lyndhurst for a glimpse into the past, with some of the New Forest's most historic attractions; or bag a bargain and book a bed and breakfast in Ringwood, Fordingbridge, Burley or Romsey, where these market towns are sure to treat you to a quintessentially British break away!
For those looking to explore the woodlands, stay in a hotel, B&B or cottage in Brockenhurst or Sway where there are acres of unspoilt land that is just waiting to be explored, with some of the New Forest's best horse riding, cycling and walking tracks.
Choosing a hotel, cottage or B+B in the New Forest also means that you have a great base to head further afield. The Isle of Wight is a short and scenic ferry ride from Lymington, and London is under two hours away by rail.
We hope you find your perfect place to stay within the New Forest Bed and Breakfast Directory; the New Forest is a unique place that is just waiting for you to explore!
Welcome to the new fully responsive New Forest Bed Breakfast directory website!
To make it even easier for you to find your perfect New Forest bed and breakfast or holiday cottage, you can now search not only by town but by category. So whether you are looking for a romantic garden hideaway, a dog friendly B&B, or a holiday cottage on the open forest, you are sure to find it within a few clicks.
In addition to the new search functions, many of our New Forest Bed and Breakfasts are getting together to live rates and availability via our new online booking system.
If you come across a bed and breakfast in the New Forest that you think should be listed here, please let us know.
A "Bed and Breakfast" in the United Kingdom is an expression in common use which is used to describe overnight accommodation or lodgings of reasonable quality where the host provides a breakfast meal the following morning. Many "Bed and Breakfasts" or B and Bs are small businesses run in the home of the host (usually the lady of the house).
B&Bs vary in size and quality but they normally have between 1 and 4 letting bedrooms. B&B hosts sometimes also provide other meals for overnight visitors by separate arrangement.
Many Bed and Breakfasts in the New Forest are now of a very high quality. The English Tourism Council (ETC), now known as "VisitBritain", has a grading system for participating accommodation businesses; B&Bs are assessed on an annual inspectors report of their facilities and quality standards; they are graded from 1 to 5 "Stars" with 5 being the highest standard. With the growth of the Internet and the subsequent changes in accommodation marketing, some B and B hosts now do not to bother with the expense of ETC participation. The fact that a B&B is not ETC inspected does not imply inferior quality, indeed in many cases the opposite is true.
Whilst B&B hosts prefer visitors to pre-book or make a reservation, it is accepted that visitors can simply "turn up" and ask for overnight lodgings.
Overnight B&B rates vary from about £25 to £65 per person per night, with the 2015 average being approximately £40. Note that many B&Bs now charge by the room.
Many people prefer to use Bed and Breakfasts because of their small and informal nature; the host is usually very knowledgable about the surrounding area and they are often prepared to provide assistance to their visitors well beyond what would be expected.
"Bed and Breakfast" can also be found in larger accommodation establishments such as Guest Houses and Hotels; the additional facilities (laundry, bar etcetera) often mean that overnight rates here are higher. Expect to pay anything between £40 and £120 per person per night.
Accommodation or lodgings in the New Forest varies widely. The history and nature of the area means that there are few large farms and hence not many converted barns and tied houses as holiday cottages. There are fewer self catering holiday cottages in the New Forest per square mile than on say, Exmoor or The Lake District.