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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

    Excellent! 4.7/5
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
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    Cottage #6543077
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 4 BR
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      House #1123444
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        House #6779820
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          Excellent! 4.6/5
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          Cottage #8107544
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            Excellent! 4.7/5
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            • 2 BA
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            Cabin #1893924
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              Excellent! 4.7/5
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              • 2 BR
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              Cottage #8058419
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
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                Apartment #6562572
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                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  Apartment #6494275
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 3 BA
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                    Cottage #6832874
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                      Excellent! 4.5/5
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Barn #8131294
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                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 2 BA
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                        House #1039838
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                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                          • 5 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          House #8127983
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                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #8147682
                            13
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                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (24 reviews)
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 10
                              House #6111831
                              24
                              Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #6720164
                                14
                                Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                  (19 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 3 BA
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                                  House #8129793
                                  19
                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Apartment #6771553
                                    3
                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Apartment #1566878
                                      12
                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Apartment #6736366
                                        7
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                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          Cottage #8139013
                                          17
                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (13 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Cottage #6782993
                                            13
                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (20 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Apartment #721218
                                              20
                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                (12 reviews)
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                                                • 8 BR
                                                • 9 BA
                                                • Sleeps 15
                                                House #704190
                                                12
                                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cabin #1900843
                                                  12
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                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (21 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Apartment #6475096
                                                    21
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                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                      (27 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Cottage #417352
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                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Cottage #1871104
                                                        6
                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (15 reviews)
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Cottage #6902298
                                                          15
                                                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                            (10 reviews)
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                                                            • 6 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 15
                                                            House #6066726
                                                            10
                                                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (15 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cabin #8159262
                                                              15
                                                              Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (23 reviews)
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Cottage #1880104
                                                                23
                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Chalet #6821033
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                                                                    Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                    (5 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #8133905
                                                                    5
                                                                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #1993419
                                                                      12
                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (12 reviews)
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                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                                        House #6709681
                                                                        12
                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (9 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Cabin #8157200
                                                                          9
                                                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (10 reviews)
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                                                                            • 7 BR
                                                                            • 4 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 17
                                                                            Cottage #8169027
                                                                            10
                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (8 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Cottage #6815826
                                                                              8
                                                                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                House #496127
                                                                                5
                                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (11 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                  Barn #8125328
                                                                                  11
                                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (10 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cabin #1785394
                                                                                    10
                                                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (26 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Apartment #8114127
                                                                                      26
                                                                                      Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (12 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        House #6521086
                                                                                        12
                                                                                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (32 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Cottage #8048051
                                                                                          32
                                                                                          Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            House #6860847
                                                                                            2
                                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (8 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Apartment #1099819
                                                                                              8
                                                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #1989060
                                                                                                6
                                                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                  (16 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  House #1642463
                                                                                                  16
                                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #1993419
                                                                                                    7
                                                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Chalet #1900400
                                                                                                      5
                                                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

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                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely venue, very handy for New Forest walks, Lymington, and Brockenhurst. Beaches a little further afield (Mudeford), but no dramas. Very relaxing destination.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Well situated house with all mod cons

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Modern house located in very quiet residential area. Short walk to the village with all amenities. Good base for visiting the New Forest, Bournemouth and Poole. Well equipped with everything we needed and more. The downstairs cloakroom was useful. Sitting outside in the sun was lovely and the sun lounge useful when it rained! We had two cars and parking was no problem. Owners very friendly and helpful.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017