Where to stay around Hampshire?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 814 holiday lettings near Hampshire. From 277 Cottages to 157 Houses, 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 Hampshire is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Hampshire?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Hampshire. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • New Forest District: 1,563 holiday homes
  • Portsmouth: 859 holiday homes
  • Lymington: 1,052 holiday homes
  • Southampton: 478 holiday homes
  • Winchester: 388 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Hampshire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Hampshire?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Hampshire with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Portsmouth: 859 holiday lettings
  • Lymington: 1,052 holiday lettings
  • Southampton: 478 holiday lettings
  • Winchester: 388 holiday lettings
  • Milford on Sea: 592 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Hampshire?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Hampshire are:

  • Southampton Airport (SOU): 1,100 self catering accommodations
  • Winchester (WNC-Winchester Bus Station): 481 self catering accommodations
  • Lasham Airport (QLA): 357 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Hampshire?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Hampshire. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • New Forest: 1,480 holiday rentals
  • New Forest National Park: 1,451 holiday rentals
  • WestQuay Shopping Centre: 1,341 holiday rentals
  • Tudor House and Garden: 1,359 holiday rentals
  • New Forest Wildlife Park: 1,395 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hampshire listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Hampshire also enquired about Isle of Wight cottages, North Devon holiday homes and Kent holiday homes

Make a holiday rental cottage or house to rent in Hampshire your home away from home

Hampshire, in the South of England is a green country of rolling hills and picture postcard villages, steeped in history and crossed by magnificent fishing rivers. There is so much to discover and so many things to do in Hampshire, from the woodlands of the New Forest to ancient Winchester, that you could return to a self catering Hampshire accommodation year after year and never visit the same place twice.

Things to do in Hampshire

The Hampshire countryside is adorned with treasures of national importance, from the huge Portchester Castle to the humbling HMS Victory and the Mary Rose, both moored in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The history of Hampshire dates back all the way to the Romans, and there is an abundance of historical attractions to discover from one of the many picturesque Hampshire houses to rent. Hampshire is home to some of Britain’s best military museums, including the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Museum of Army Chaplaincy, Museum of Army Flying and the Army Medical Services Museum, all of which are well worth investigation from a self catering Hampshire house.

The great outdoors provide a vast range of things to do in Hampshire. Horse riding, cycling and walking holidays absolutely thrive from the more rural Hampshire houses to rent, especially those near the New Forest, South Downs or the Three Downs. There are almost endless marked footpaths, bridleways and cycle paths to try, information on which are readily available from the Hampshire tourism offices. There are also over 80 public Hampshire golf courses to choose from, meaning that you will always be able to play golf from Hampshire holiday rentals.

Fishing holidays in Hampshire are excellent. Some of England’s best trout rivers flow through Hampshire, including the beautiful meandering River Avon. The Basingstoke canal is a haven for anglers, while sea fishing thrives from Hampshire’s beaches. The Solent is a magnificent place to try a range of water sports too. Sailing, windsurfing and kayaking are particularly popular things to do in Hampshire. Hampshire houses to rent are also the perfect spot for spa holidays. Hampshire has some wonderfully luxurious spas, offering pampering of the highest quality.

Places to visit on holiday in Hampshire

Winchester is a beautiful cathedral city on the edge of the South Downs. There are some magnificent shopping streets, but it is the legend of King Arthur that draws so many visitors to houses to rent in Hampshire’s main city. The 700 year old Great Hall is a huge attraction, known for housing the mythical Round Table.

The New Forest is a wonderful place to visit. The New Forest is a huge asset for Hampshire tourism, known as being the best place in the whole of England for family cycling holidays. Littered with delightfully traditional villages and large stately homes, the New Forest is one of the last places in Britain where wild ponies, deer and cattle still roam. The ancient heaths and woodlands are a perfectly tranquil and picturesque destination for walking, cycling and horse riding holidays.

Dorset and Oxfordshire are also well worth exploring from a holiday cottage in Hampshire.

Travel to Hampshire

Located in the centre of the south coast, Hampshire houses to rent are just an hour from London, making the whole area extremely easy to reach. There are plenty of road, rail and ferry services coming into Hampshire. Southampton Airport (SOU) means that golf, spa and fishing holidays in Hampshire can be taken with ease from across the UK and Europe. It is also worth mentioning that Southampton is the best place from which to explore the Isle of Wight

Sightseeing in and around Hampshire

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Hampshire has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Marwell Zoo (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Stoneham Golf Club (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Southampton City Golf Course (9.5 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Swanmore Golf Centre (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • The Rapids (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)

Exploring the natural landscape of Hampshire

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Hampshire is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Winnall Moors Nature Reserve (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Queen Eleanors Garden (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Sir Harold Hillier Gardens (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Riverside Park (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Mottisfront Abbey and Gardens (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Manor Farm Country Park (11 mi / 17.6 km)