- Aug. 20, 2019
-- Plenty of parents sigh at the end of the school holidays (sadness or relief?) when the new September term commences, but for those with pre-school age kids it's a chance to enjoy a holiday with less crowds, cooler temperatures (apart from the sea which is strangely warmer) and lower prices.
Leading self-catering company New Forest Escapes has plenty of options for those looking to get away for a post school holiday break, for example…
Located close to the village of East End near Lymington, on the southern tip of the forest, in a secluded spot at the end of a long, winding lane, is Pitts Deep Cottage (https://www.newforestescapes.com/
. No ordinary holiday cottage, the 'boutique' property has been painstakingly decorated with no expense spared by the owners who live nearby. The house sleeps up to nine people (six adults and three children) and is just yards from a small beach – perfect for keeping an eye on the kids – which has uninterrupted views towards the Needles and the Isle of Wight. Perfect for coastal walks or a stroll to the East End Arms pub, which serves excellent food (and owned by Dire Straits bassist John Illsley, who lives locally). A week's stay from Friday 30 August costs £3000 or around £333 per person when fully occupied.
Located in the village of Burley in the heart of the forest is Sunnydell (https://www.newforestescapes.com/property/sunnydell-cotta...
), a very family-friendly holiday cottage which sleeps up to eight people in three bedrooms. The property is in a large clearing and has a big garden, the highlight of which is a heated swimming pool (is there an easier way for kids to entertain themselves?). The quirky house is old and full of character, with low ceilings giving it a real country cottage feel. It also has good downstairs sleeping options that work well for mixed age groups. Wild ponies hang their heads over the gate for apples and forest walks can be enjoyed direct from the property in any direction. A four-night rental from Wednesday 11 September costs £1300 or around £163 pp when fully occupied.
Call 01590 462 005 or visit www.newforestescapes.com