Choosing a self catering cottage for a special occasion

New Forest winter view Choosing a self catering cottage for a special occasion

Weekend or week break to celebrate a birthday or anniversary in the New Forest

It’s pleasing to see that self catering visitors to the New Forest are often celebrating something special.  (We get to know about these things, even if you don’t mention when booking, from the array of cards on display!)

Getting away to a home from home which isn’t full of jobs to be done  is a great way to carve out some quality time with family or friends, and make sure that time and space is made for celebrating a special occasion like a “big” birthday or 25th wedding anniversary. 

Taking a break from everyday surroundings to visit somewhere new also recharges the batteries in other beneficial ways.  The New Forest offers so much to see and do especially of the outdoor variety,  that even a short weekend break can provide a long lasting boost of enhanced energy and well being.

It’s also good news that more and more lovely New Forest holiday properties which meet all the criteria for a big celebration, are now available for weekends and short breaks as well as full week bookings.  And plenty have good pubs within walking distance too.

Whether you're celebrating a 50th birthday or a silver wedding anniversary, special occasions warrant somewhere equally special to stay.

So, what to look for.  You’ll want a nice big communal space for maximum socialising.  A good number of chairs which can if necessary be re-arranged a little to provide for group conversation and photo taking.  Plenty of appropriate glasses in the cupboard in which the fizz can be suitably served.  Large plates for the canapes.  We’re getting the taste for this...

The New Forest Holiday Lets Difference

Unlike typical “online” cottage search agencies, we’re also sitting here in our Brockenhurst office in the heart of the New Forest.  And we’d much prefer to find out from you personally about exactly what you're looking for.  We then bring to bear our intimate knowledge of each and every one of our properties, together with our extensive knowledge of the New Forest itself.  So do give us a ring on 01590 622449.

Meanwhile, a sample of properties suitable for celebrating...

Remnants in Redlynch picture perfect for celebrations

Historic and picturesque, large 4 bedroom thatched cottage Remnants (above) in Redlynch is in the stunning north west of the Forest.  It has been recently lovingly renovated and restored by its owners.  In every detail it meets all the criteria we can think of for a self catering base for a celebration – including its picture perfectness for the photos.


 New Forest Holiday Lets Lakeside

Lakeside in Ringwood is perfect for parties too!  It’s an upside down house whose sociable first floor living accommodation takes full advantage of the stunning views onto the lake - and there's an outdoor dining area close to the lake too.   

Pubs within walking distance - or even just across the road!

But the icing on the celebration cake is that Lakeside also has a great pub walk to an excellent pub, for one or more of the “other” meals which will be needed over the course of a celebratory weekend or short break.  In fact it's just a 20 minute scenic walk through the Blashford Lakes and Nature Reserve on to the open New Forest and also the award-winning The Alice Lisle at Rockford Green. Perfect for appetite working up chat along the way with one person and working it off afterwards chat with somebody else on the way back!

There's a pub literally across the road from Remnants - it's the King's Head which also promises a warm welcome. 

In fact there are pubs within walking distance of many of our holiday properties... call us and find out more!


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