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Make a holiday cottage in Alderholt your home away from home

Nestled near the western border of The New Forest National Park, the small village of Alderholt sits in the midst of an area filled with natural beauty. As an outdoor haven, Alderholt attracts active holidaymakers from across the UK seeking respite from the city and a breath of fresh air. The village is typically English with three churches, a convenience store, surgery and pub. There’s also a pet store if beloved Fido is making up the party! With a lovely choice of accommodation in the area, as well as holiday cottages in Salisbury nearby, visitors can create their ideal holiday in Dorset or Wiltshire.

HomeAway's selection of holiday cottages in Alderholt are available from £233 per week, range from one to three bedrooms, and can sleep two to six people. Furnished with everything visitors would need to feel right at home, some of the cottages feature additional amenities like washer/dryers and internet access. Many Alderholt holiday cottages also welcome pets, making the perfect place for a family getaway.

Things to do

-Outdoor activities: The beautiful varied landscapes of The New Forest are just a short drive away from Alderholt. Dozens of well-known paths crisscross the heathlands and forest of this national park and are ideally suited for walking, cycling, or horse riding. Cycle hire, vehicle hire, and horse riding stables are widely available in The New Forest. Visitors exploring the park will no doubt run into its most famous residents, wild ponies, along the way.

-Family attractions: Holiday cottages in Alderholt offer excellent value for money, especially when taking into consideration all the great family attractions nearby. Go Ape, an outdoor adventure destination, is six miles from Alderholt in Ringwood. The park includes an exciting treetop walkway and Segway tours. A little further in Newtown, families can spot spotted deer at the Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary. Finally, parents with younger children won’t want to miss a trip to Peppa Pig World in Romsey.

-Historic attractions: Alderholt is surrounded by historic villages and towns. Lyndhurst, considered the capital of The New Forest, is half an hour's drive away from most Alderholt holiday cottages and boasts a high street full of historic half-timbered and thatched roof buildings. A bit further from Lyndhurst, the extraordinary village of Beaulieu is also a wonderful place to visit. Its main attraction is the Montagu Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey, which date back to the 13th century.

-Museums: The Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum is located just nine miles from the centre of Alderholt and is home to an impressive collection of archaeological artefacts from the surrounding area. Popular parts of the museum include exhibits on Medieval Salisbury, Stonehenge and Prehistory. The museum is open year-round and is an excellent family destination situated well within reach of Alderholt holiday cottages.

-Food and drink: Churchill Arms is the village pub in Alderholt, and welcomes locals and visitors alike. Visitors headed to The New Forest will encounter numerous charming local pubs and restaurants in the historic villages of Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst (which also has a lovely selection of holiday cottages), and Burley. Along with traditional pub fare, tourists always enjoy the locally sourced cider and ice cream, especially in the summer months.

Weather in Alderholt

Warm summers and chilly winters characterise the weather in Alderholt. It rains steadily throughout the year, but not enough to stifle lovers of the outdoors. August is the driest and warmest month, with highs reaching into the 20s. Pleasant conditions well suited to walking and other outdoor activities last from April through October. Temperatures hit the single digits in the winter, and the chilly weather is accompanied by more rain.

Travel to Alderholt

Most visitors choose to drive to Alderholt, as the village does not have its own rail station. Alderholt is located just a few miles off the A338, which runs between The New Forest town of Ringwood and Salisbury which are well connected to the national road network.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A gem!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We spent a lovely few days at Greenbanks 2. It is a superb property, which is well equipped and furnished with lots of little extras to make the stay even more comfortable. We appreciated the fresh eggs, milk and wine which was left for us on arrival. The manual which was left was full of extra information about the property and local walks/bike rides. Such care taken to make the holiday maker feel at home! Many thanks.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      House in the woods

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Only stayed for a couple nights attending a family do nearby so didn't get to take full advantage of what the property had to offer. Finding the property was a problem for some, trying to locate it in the dark with just the post code & house name. The property itself is well appointed & everyone found it comfortable & relaxing. All agreed that they would happily book again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Great little cosy retreat, within easy striking distance of all the highlights of the new forest

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Cosy, private, in great surroundings. Easy walk to a couple of nice pubs too. A perfect rural retreat.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017