Here are the answers to my first holiday challenge. The lady was looking for a rental cottage in the New Forest for 6 adults and 3 children and would like something a bit luxurious as it’s for a birthday celebration.
A cottage sleeping 10 in New Milton
Airbnb is always a good place to start. This cottage has a nice kitchen and although you don’t see many pictures of the other rooms, the outside looks quite idyllic rustic charm. Also at £100 per night for 10 people, it’s a good deal! I would make sure to ask to see more photos of the interiors though before booking.
A 5 bedroom holiday cottage in Lymington with its own old-fashioned “caravan” in the garden
Lovely house with beautifully decorated bedrooms and lots of toys and DVDs for kids as well as some “twigloos” to play in the garden. Price is higher at a range of £900 for 4 nights up to £2900 in the summer months.
A site with several luxury cottages to rent in the New Forest
There were several good choices on the New Forest living website which specialised in cottage rentals in the New Forest. They even list dog-friendly cottages !
And two luxury alternatives
If you want a bit more service, one alternative I recommend is to book three bedrooms at The Pig in their “stable block” which allows families to be close together, except you wouldn’t be able to cook. The rooms to look for are the “hideaway” rooms).
Limewood where we stayed before also has cabin lodges with a kitchenette. You are talking real luxury and price tag associated with it though.
So what do you think of my first holiday challenge?