Places to Visit & Experiences

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, there is so much to do within a few miles of the cottage.

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

Swimming Pools

Lymington Open Air Sea Water Baths

New Milton Indoor Swimming Pool

New Forest Water Park Fordingbridge

Splashdown Poole - indoor and outdoor flumes


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

Horse Riding - Burley Villa

Paddleboarding - New Forest Paddle Sport Company - Milford on Sea

Canoeing, Kayaking, Archery, Bushcraft & more - New Forest Activities

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

Bicycle Hire

If you really want to experience the forest or coast close up, why not hire a traditional or e-bike:

Electric Bike Hire New Forest | Jaunt-E Bikes | Milford on Sea - Book a bike and add an experience - wine / beer tasting /kayaking. Collect or delivered to the cottage.

New Forest Bikes - based in Lymington, hire a traditional bike or an e-bike. Enjoy a gorgeous sea route cycle along Keyhaven Marshes to Milford.  Collect or delivered to the cottage.

Cycle Hire | The Woods Cyclery - based in Lyndhurst - cycling in the heart of the forest - traditional and e-bikes.

Farm Shops and Delicatessens

Looking to try some local produce - try one of these places:

Ferndene Farm Shop - Bashley, New Milton - meat, vegetables, eggs, cheese, pies, sauces, flowers & plants, ice-cream

Forest Foods - Barton on Sea - vegetables, cbhocolate, snacks, tinned and bottle groceries. Also has a small cafe for coffee and cafe.

Danestream Farm Shop - Sway Road, New Milton - meat, dairy, greengrocery, bakery, ice-cream

Setley Ridge Farm Shop - Brockenhurst - vegetables, dairy, beer; wine and cider, bakery, preserves & chutneys, snacks, ice-cream

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

Ray's Italian - Milford on Sea

Chewton Glen Spa, Restaurant & The Kitchen (James Martin) - Barton on Sea

For dog friendly pubs:

The Housemartin - Barton on Sea

The Plough - Tiptoe

The Rising Sun - Bashley

The Crown Inn - Everton

The Beach House - Milford on Sea

Takeaway Selection:

Fish and Chips - Lin's on Old Milton Road - this is the best in our opinion; Ashleys on Lymington Road; Berties on Station Road

Chinese - Dream Gourmet, Happy Wok

Indian - The Raj, Rokali's

Pizza - Papa Johns, Dominos

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.


Aerial view of Inglewood Cottage


  • 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 2 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
  • Netflix, alexa and soundspeaker