Where to stay around Downton?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 639 holiday lettings near Downton. From 247 Bungalows to 247 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Downton is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • New Forest: 1,449 holiday lettings
  • New Forest National Park: 1,435 holiday lettings
  • Bournemouth Beach: 1,340 holiday lettings
  • Mudeford Quay: 1,466 holiday lettings
  • WestQuay Shopping Centre: 1,459 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Downton listed on HomeAway 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 Bungalows in Downton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 247 Bungalows in Downton. Our other popular types of Downton holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 247 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 247 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 173 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Downton?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 49 holiday homes with pool available in Downton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    The draws of Downton

    The draws of Downton lie in its location. Just a stone's throw to the south is one of the more untrodden sections of the Hampshire coast, where long cycling paths border the clifftops and the breakers of the English Channel crash onto the shore. To the north is the New Forest. Pockets of moss-caked woodland lurk there, stalked by deer. Great swathes of heathland roll out, too, hosting long-haired ponies and farms. If all that sounds like a family adventure waiting to happen, Downton holiday rentals have you covered – there's everything from simple caravan stays to luxurious apartments in 5-star resort villages.

    Cycles and hikes around Downton

    Downton holiday rentals are the perfect base for getting out and about in rural Hampshire. That could mean loading the car with the bikes and heading for the coast. You could even whizz all the way to Keyhaven to see the pretty harbour and munch fresh seafood in the sailors' inns. Alternatively, go north. That's the province of the wild New Forest, sprawling with its virgin woods and heathland. It's not as remote as you might think, though – petting zoos and campsites, picnic spots and visiting farms, all pepper its countryside.

    Between cannons and cars in Downton

    Put Hurst Castle on the itinerary. The kids will love its hulking Victorian guns and the haunting prison rooms where Charles I was once incarcerated. You can even mix things up with a dash of action, taking guided paddleboard tours down the Keyhaven River to the great medieval site on the sea. Other possible excursions include hops to the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu. F1 fans and lovers of elegant sportscars will find themselves right at home in the petrol-fuelled exhibits there.

    Downton's suited to the summer

    Because Downton's main draws reside in its coastal paths and cycling tracks, forest walks and farms, it's hardly a surprise that the summer's the top time to visit. In fact, most Downton holiday rentals are better suited to trips between June and August, touting big decks, nearby playgrounds and locations in the middle of resort parks. Spring, in May, is also popular. That's when you can catch the bluebells blooming in the woods of the New Forest to the north.

    Downton: a gateway to English wonders

    Downton sits right on the doorstep of the iconic New Forest. More than 1,000 years old – misleading, eh? – it's a patchwork of heathland and primeval oaks, beeches, redwoods and yews, all interspersed with verdant vales where wild horses and ponies roam the ridges. Eventually, that national park also spills into the sea. It joins at the Southampton Solent and the North Solent National Nature Reserve. Go there to discover marshes and wetlands where Brent geese and warblers all flit through the skies.