The New Forest National Park is renowned for being one of the most beautiful areas of countryside in the UK. As such, it is also a very popular holiday destination.
Holidaymakers love the fact that they can walk and cycle along the vast gravel path networks within the forest surrounded by the wild ponies and other wildlife that call it home.
In this article, we're going to take a look at 16 of the best cottages with hot tubs in the New Forest, where you can relax and unwind after a day of exploring the wonders of the area.
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1) Coachmans Cottage - Christchurch
Situated just on the edge of the New Forest National Park is this cosy little cottage with its own private hot tub. It lies in the beautiful valley of Avon and is just a short walk from the beaches of Mudeford, Avon and several forest trails. Bournemouth is also just a short drive away.
The nearby towns of Christchurch and Ringwood have a good selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and boutique shops for you to enjoy. If you're feeling especially adventurous, there is also an outdoor activity centre close by as well as a number of fishing lakes.
The cottage itself has a fully-equipped kitchen, Smart TV and a luxurious double bedroom. In the garden is a private terrace with a BBQ, garden furniture to sit on or enjoy an outdoor meal and a hot tub. Here, you can unwind in your bubbling hot tub whilst you gaze up at the stars.
2) Forest Escape - Pennington
Tucked away in a peaceful corner of the New Forest National Park, this charming cottage gives you plenty of privacy for your relaxing getaway.
Pennington is a great starting point to explore the natural beauty of the New Forest and gives you easy access to many of the walking and cycling routes. Along the way, you can stop off at one of the local country pubs in the area for a hearty meal or some locally-brewed ale.
Forest Escape is self-catering accommodation done properly with a fully stocked kitchen and dining area. The bedroom has a king-sized bed that looks out onto the private garden, and you're even provided with a washing machine.
Your private hot tub is located in the garden along with a deck where you can soak up the sun during the summer months.
3) Shire Cottage - Ringwood
Shire Cottage is another ideal choice for those in search of relaxing hot tub holidays.
Located close to the town of Ringwood, there is plenty to see and do, such as Moors Valley County Park, Go Ape Moors Valley and Avon Heath Country Park. For ale lovers, you can even take a tour of the Ringwood Brewery.
Like all of the New Forest cottages on our list, Shire Cottage gives you great access to the New Forest National Park, where you can walk, hike, cycle and fish. The hot tub in this property is in the garden where you can take in the lovely views of the surrounding countryside.
4) Strawberry Farm Cottage - Fordingbridge
Fordingbridge is often referred to as the gateway to the New Forest, and Strawberry Farm Cottage is just a stone's throw away from ancient woodlands and open heathlands for you to explore.
There are plenty of trails near the property along which you can walk or cycle to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the New Forest. If you fancy a bit of hustle and bustle, Salisbury is just 12.5 miles away and has many cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops.
The cottage has an open-plan design and modern amenities such as a coffee machine, fridge/freezer, electric cooker and hob, dishwasher, microwave and even a breakfast bar.
Outside, there's an enclosed garden with seating, a BBQ, sun loungers and your very own hot tub.
5) New Forest Chalet - Godshill
Located in the north of the New Forest National Park in the tranquil village of Godshill, this cottage is the ideal setting for a romantic break in the countryside.
The forest, leafy lanes and open heathland that surround the property are populated with New Forest ponies, cattle and donkeys, giving the landscape an idyllic appearance. There is also a local country pub just a short stroll away that serves food and local ales.
The cottage is equipped with a Smart TV and comfortable sofas for you to relax in the evenings. The private hot tub is nestled away outside, where you can take a soak and admire the leafy surroundings.
6) Jobber's Retreat - Lymington
Jobber's Retreat is in an ideal location with good access to many of the surrounding towns and villages, as well as the New Forest. If you just fancy sitting back and soaking away the stress of your busy life, then head outside and lower yourself into your own hot tub.
If you're feeling more adventurous, you can stroll into nearby Lymington, explore the ruins of Christchurch, or maybe take a walk along the shore at Mudeford beach. There's even the option of hopping on the ferry to the Isle of Wight for a day out.
For the times when you don't fancy cooking, Lymington has several great pubs and restaurants, as well as several shops for you to browse at your leisure.
7) Finn's Cottage - Christchurch
Next on our list of New Forest cottages with hot tubs is the charming Finn's Cottage. Christchurch is right on its doorstep, meaning you can take the time to explore the town quay and its beautiful 11th-century priory.
There are also many shops, bars, cafes, restaurants and pubs nearby so you certainly won't be short of choices.
Avon beach, Mudeford Quay and Stanpit Marsh are also all close to the property giving you the chance to take in the glorious sea views of Dorset's stunning coastline.
Whilst at the cottage, be sure to take advantage of the private hot tub where you can relax after a day of exploring the many wonders of the New Forest and the South Coast.
8) Forest Hideaway - Godshill
Located in the quaint village of Godshill, this peaceful retreat is another great addition to our list of New Forest cottages with hot tubs.
As well as traversing the many paths and woodland trails of the surrounding area you can also venture into Salisbury and see its striking cathedral and soak up its fascinating history.
The nearby town of Fordingbridge also has lots of destinations for you to visit, such as Breamore House, Fordingbridge Museum, and Rockbourne Roman Villa.
We think that hot tubs are best enjoyed with a view, and your hot tub at Forest Hideaway will allow you to lay back and admire the beautiful surrounding countryside of the New Forest.
9) Lavender Lodge - Woodgreen
When it comes to New Forest lodges with hot tubs, it would be hard to find somewhere more suited to a relaxing break on your own, with a partner, or even with the whole family. If you do have the kids with you, then Marwell Zoo and Paultons Park are close by to keep them entertained.
If you're in the mood for a spot of retail therapy during your hot tub break, then you can pop into Southampton or Lymington, which are both nearby.
The holiday home itself has two bedrooms with one double bed and a twin room. There is also a flat-screen TV, full kitchen amenities and a comfortable lounge area. As with many hot tub properties, the hot tub is outside by a decked area which also has a BBQ and sun loungers.
10) The Retreat - Christchurch
The Retreat is another one of our favourite cottages with hot tubs that is located near the town of Christchurch and gives you great access to many forest trails whilst also giving you the convenience of being close to the bars, pubs, shops and restaurants of a bustling town.
There are plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, and fishing, and there is an outdoor activity centre nearby if you'd like to burn off some energy.
At first, you might mistake the hot tub at this property for a small swimming pool as it's sunken into the ground outside and is a good size. But once you turn on the bubbles and jets, there'll be no doubt that you're staying in one of the New Forest's most relaxing hot tub properties.
11) Laurel Bank - Sway
This pet-friendly accommodation sits in the centre of the sleepy village of Sway, surrounded by the stunning scenery of the New Forest National Park. The village is easy to access if you're not travelling by car as its station is on the mainline railway route from London.
Four-legged friends are more than welcome to join you in this cosy holiday home which is equipped with a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven, gas hob, and even a bread maker and juicer. There's also a log burner for chilly evenings, and a basket of logs is provided.
The hot tub sits in an enclosed garden which provides privacy and seclusion as you relax and unwind.
12) Solent Retreat - Milford-on-sea
Solent Retreat sits just 500 metres away from the pebble beach in Milford-On-Sea and has stunning views across the water to the Isle of Wight. The village has plenty of amenities such as shops, pubs and restaurants, meaning you won't need to travel far if you don't fancy cooking.
Milford-On-Sea is a haven for water sports enthusiasts, and you can participate in activities like kayaking and paddleboarding just a few metres from the front door.
Or, you can head the other way and into the New Forest to enjoy a walk or a cycle amongst the local ponies, donkeys and other wildlife.
13) Dolittle Cottage - Sway
Dolittle Cottage is ideal for both hot tub holidays and fun-filled exploration of the local area. You can go yacht-sailing at nearby Lymington Harbour or go on a cycling tour from Brockenhurst. For family days out, there's Paultons Park which will be entertaining for you and the kids.
The cottage itself is dog-friendly and spacious, with a wood burner, Smart TV and comfortable sofas provided.
Outside is the hot tub, enclosed garden, BBQ and even a dog shower for any canine friends you may have brought along with you. Due to the property's location, you can spend your evenings unwinding in the hot tub whilst watching a glorious sunset over the forest.
14) Wishing Well Cottage At Hillview - Lyndhurst
Lyndhurst is known as the heart of the New Forest, and staying at Wishing Well Cottage means you'll have very easy access to all that the National Park has to offer.
There are also many other towns and cities close by, and you can have days out to places like Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, West Quay Southampton, Salisbury Cathedral and even Peppa Pig World, which is only 2 miles away from the property.
The outdoor hot tub is sheltered, meaning that you can enjoy it even when the weather isn't ideal. The two bedrooms inside the cottage are both king-sized, and one of them is en-suite.
15) The Old Bakehouse - Sway
This cottage used to be the village bakehouse but has been lovingly converted into a charming holiday home. Located in Sway, both the New Forest and beautiful beaches are close by, meaning you'll never be short of things to do during your relaxing break.
There are plenty of walking and cycling trails that run past the property and lots of country pubs dotted around for you to enjoy. The property has a large garden where the hot tub sits, and there is plenty of seating so that you can soak up the lovely surroundings.
16) Forest Edge - Lymington
Forest Edge was renovated by award-winning designer Kia Stanford in 2022 and truly offers everything you could wish for in a holiday cottage. There's a games room with a dartboard, pool table, ping-pong table, and a bar. Next to this, there's even a compact cinema room with a Smart TV.
The large, fully-equipped kitchen is next to the dining area, which has a large banquet table and two cosy armchairs sitting next to the wood burner so that you can sit back and relax next to the warmth of the fire.
When it comes to cottages with hot tubs, it doesn't get much more luxurious than this.
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The New Forest truly is a wondrous place, teaming with natural beauty and places to explore. One day you might be kayaking in the sea, whilst the next day you might be cycling along a leafy, gravel path surrounded by wild ponies.
The National Park contains plenty of towns and villages with lovely pubs, restaurants and shops, meaning it's a convenient place for a holiday as well.
The area also boasts some of the best holiday cottages with hot tubs in the UK, and if you're looking for a relaxing retreat surrounded by stunning scenery, then this is the place for you.
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