What is New Forest Accommodation?
Generally speaking New Forest accommodation comprises of privately owned homes run as guest houses by their owners as a supplement to their regular source of income, New Forest Hotels which are larger and usually set in old country manor houses, and for self-catering, there are new forest cottages and cabins.
Guest houses can be as small as a single room let as a b&b up to several rooms usually with en-suite bathrooms but, in some older establishments, bathrooms may be shared. These types of accommodation are generally bed and breakfasts and are priced at £25 to £30 per person, per night catering for overnight guests.
In the new forest most Hotels also offer b and b accommodation with typical maximum occupancy varying anywhere between 20 to 100 persons. This option for accommodation in the new forest is usually on the expensive side and prices will vary but, £120.00 per night is not uncommon. A hotel in Lymington, for example might be around £80.00 per person, per night. Lymington has a magnificent Marina and harbour with ferry crossings over to the Isle of Wight. Surprisingly, there are not many Lymington hotels, more often than not you might be staying in the lymington area rather than in the town itself.
Becoming more popular with families holidaying in the new forest, is the self-catering option.
Over the years we have seen an increase in self catering such as new forest cottages . Costing from around £400.00 per week they are an attractive option because they are much better suited for families with children. Most b&b’s wont take young children and a Lymington Hotel would work out very expensive for the average family staying for One week when compared to the cost of the new forest cottages.
There are also many camp sites and caravan parks which fall into the Self Catering category. The easiest route to take when looking for New Forest Accommodation is to use an agency which provides tourists with a professional and comprehensive directory.