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Destination guide

Retreat to Brockenhurst lodges for parks and quirky shops

Brockenhurst is a great place for a quiet retreat in New Forest lodges. You can see farm animals roaming freely over beautiful countryside or spend your time exploring the wonders of New Forest National Park and Whitefield Moor park. Many charming villages are nearby, with excellent eateries and quirky shops where you can find unique gifts and antiques. If you’re bringing the kids, Brockenhurst is ideal for a family trip with local sightseeing and picturesque farmland.

 
Things to do

Brockenhurst to Beaulieu

Just 15 minutes in the car will bring you from the cosy lounge of your Brockenhurst holiday rental to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. For petrolheads and lovers of open-top sportsters, it's hallowed ground – classic cars, sound barrier-breaking engines and purring F1 motors all await within. There's plenty for those less inspired by 4 wheels, like the Palace House and its elegant neo-Gothic architecture, or lichen-spotted Beaulieu Abbey – 800 years old and now a haunting relic of King Henry VIII's Dissolution.

Activities

Get outdoors in Brockenhurst

A stay in Brockenhurst is all about bedding down in the heart of one of England's most enchanting national parks. The New Forest spreads out to the north, south, east and west, offering a multitude of hiking routes and cycling trails for adventurous families. Get ready to whizz over rambling tracks through primeval woodlands. Get ready to discover hidden picnic spots by lonely rivers. Get ready to pitch the tent within sight of the Southampton Solent. Get ready to spot snipes, warblers and woodlarks between the trees.

Weather

Brockenhurst's for all months

You'd be hard pushed to find a time of the year when Brockenhurst didn't look downright handsome. The spring and summer draw the biggest crowds. They come from May to August to catch the beautiful wildflower blooms in the New Forest and to hike the paths under the English sun. Autumn, in September, October and November, has fewer crowds, but sees the woodlands changing colour. Winter cranks up the cosy and romance factors, with occasional snows and crisp days between December and March.

Natural features

Brockenhurst's wooded beauty

Brockenhurst holiday rentals enjoy a unique position inside an English national park. That means natural treats are everywhere. Sprawling swathes of alder woods and yew trees, redwoods and oaks, feather out from the town to the north and south. There are lowland bogs and heaths to explore, all offering a rare habitat for warblers and curlews and more. The open meadows have wildflowers and the undergrowth has mushroom blooms, while there are deer and New Forest ponies stalking the fields. It's a truly beautiful place to be.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Brockenhurst

Fly into Southampton (SOU), the closest airport, located 11.2 mi (18 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is 14.4 mi (23.2 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Brockenhurst Beaulieu Road Station or Brockenhurst Station and explore the city from there.

How many holiday rentals are available around Brockenhurst?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,136 holiday lettings around Brockenhurst. From 626 cottages to 626 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Brockenhurst?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Brockenhurst. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Buckler's Hard: 2,167 holiday lettings
  • Brockenhurst Station: 1,734 holiday lettings
  • Beaulieu Abbey: 2,234 holiday lettings
  • Brockenhurst Beaulieu Road Station: 1,786 holiday lettings
  • Beaulieu National Motor Museum: 2,211 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Brockenhurst listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Brockenhurst?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 626 Cottages in Brockenhurst. Our other popular types of Brockenhurst holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 626 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 219 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 180 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Brockenhurst?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 170 holiday homes with pool available in Brockenhurst. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.