Things to do

Inglewood Cottage is ideally located between the coast and the forest. Situated on a quiet road in New Milton, a small town with many local services.

We have maps and leaflets available in the cottage for you to peruse, but please do ask for recommendations on where to go and what to see.

We have listed our favourites below. Hover over the description and click the link:

The New Forest

The New Forest National Park is just a few miles from the cottage where you can meet ponies, cows, donkeys, deer and pigs throughout the year, see the tall trees and experience walks through the colourful heather. Within the park are the picturesque and charming towns and villages of Lymington, Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst, Beaulieu and Burley providing shops, eateries and public houses.

Please have a look at the New Forest code - a reminder of how to care for the forest and it's animals whilst you stay with us.

New Forest code - New Forest National Park Authority (

The Beaches

The cottage is just over a mile from Barton on Sea clifftop and beach - gorgeous walks with magnificent views overlooking the Needles on the Isle of Wight - dogs allowed off lead all year.

A few miles to the west is Avon Beach & Mudeford Quay - park up and walk the promenade from Steamer Point to Mudeford Quay - enjoy a coffee at one of the cafes - take the foot ferry to the Spit and wander among the famous beach huts. Crab off the quay with the equipment supplied in our garage.

A few miles to the east - Milford on Sea beach - walk the shingle beach along the spit to the lighthouse and Hurst Castle.


Having explored the forest and the beach, there’s always time to take in some other local attractions:

Longdown Activity Farm

Beaulieu Motor Museum

Hurst Castle & Shingle Spit

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

Isle of Wight - Wightlink Ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth


For those with a sporting desire, how about some of these activities:

Horse Riding - Burley Villa

Bicycle Hire - Brockenhurst

Paddleboarding - New Forest Paddle Sport Company - Milford on Sea

Lymington Adventure Golf - New Forest Themed Crazy Golf


For the thrill seekers and adventurers:

Moors Valley Country Park - includes Go Ape Tree Top Adventure

Paultons Theme Park

Bournemouth Pier Zip Wire

Ski-bobbing, Ringos, Skiing & Snowboarding at Snowtrax, Bournemouth

Places to Eat

We've chosen a selection of some of the most local places to eat, but there are so many across the forest to enjoy - please do ask us for further recommendations.

Our café recommendations for a relaxing lunch or coffee & cake are:

Beachcomber Café - Barton on Sea Clifftop - Dog Friendly

Cliffhanger Restaurant - Highcliffe Clifftop - Dorset

Bake Café - Station Road, New Milton - Dog Friendly

The Potting Shed - Redcliffe Garden Centre- Bashley - Dog Friendly

Lounges of Lymington, High Street - Dog Friendly

Otter Nurseries Cafe - on the road to Lymington

For a special meal:

Pebble Beach - Fish & Steak restaurant - Barton on Sea Cliffftop

The Cliff House - Restaurant - Barton on Sea Clifftop

The Noisy Lobster - Fish Restaurant on the seafront - Avon Beach, Mudeford

La Perle - Milford on Sea

Chewton Glen Spa, Restaurant & The Kitchen - Barton on Sea

For dog friendly pubs:

The Housemartin - Barton on Sea

The Plough - Tiptoe

The Rising Sun - Bashley

The Royal Oak - Downton

The Crown Inn - Everton

The Beach House - Milford on Sea

Takeaway Selection:

Fish and Chips - Lin's on Old Milton Road, Ashleys on Lymington Road, Berties on Station Road

Chinese - Dream Gourmet, Happy Wok

Indian - Bombay Night, Red ChilliThe Raj

Pizza - Fanellis, Papa Johns

Picnic/Home dining:

Looking for a special meal or a picnic treat whilst at the cottage? Have a look at The Forest Foodie - picnics, hampers and home chefs.


  • Stylish & modern cottage sleeping 6 plus baby in cot: 3 bedrooms: 2.5 bathrooms
  • 2 kingsize bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom
  • Ground floor master bedroom with ensuite bathroom
  • Up to 3 dogs & doggie goodies
  • Barton on Sea beach - 5 mins drive, 40 minutes walk
  • New Forest - less than 10 mins drive
  • Free Unlimited Virgin wifi and tv channels
  • Underfloor heating and electric fire
  • Fully enclosed garden, 2 x seating areas
  • Local produce welcome pack included