The southern county of Hampshire offers a wonderful blend of contrasts, with a mix of countryside, around 230 miles of coastline, two national parks and a wonderfully busy set of towns, villages and more to explore. With wonderful holiday cottages Hampshire is packed with history and heritage, a superb gastronomic scene, lively entertainments and shopping - or the most peaceful green and unspoilt places imaginable, depending on your perspective and interests. From guided tours in historic Winchester to horse riding along the South Downs, there really is something for everyone, including the best possible accommodation.
When you're looking for the best holiday cottages Hampshire doesn't disappoint, with everything from small coastal fishing cottages to large barn conversions with all the mod cons you could wish for! Use your accommodation as a base to discover exciting and picturesque towns and villages. Petersfield is a pretty market town with beautiful old buildings, and Chichester is home to some superb independent shopping. Chawton village is famous for being the original home of Jane Austen and Beaulieu is home to the National Motor Museum. Enjoy waterside walks and the pretty boating harbour at Emsworth or explore the restaurants and shops at Port Solent, before heading back to your luxurious accommodation.
Explore England's ancient medieval capital city, Winchester, on foot, and experience the Old Harbour at Portsmouth, packed with historic ships. Stroll along 24 miles of waterfront at Lee-on-the-Solent, and enjoy shops, bars, restaurants and more in buzzing Basingstoke. For flexible and high-end holiday cottages Hampshire has plenty to choose from, with great options for all groups. For example, some holiday cottage accommodations welcome dogs (ideal for exploring all of those New Forest or South Downs walking routes) and others have plenty of space for larger groups. You'll also find outdoor seating areas - often with a ready BBQ- features such as wood-burning stoves or hot tubs and high-end amenities for a comfortable stay.