Want to find the very best New Forest glamping spots for a magical weekend away?
The great thing about glamping in the New Forest, rather than camping, is that you’ll have access to a decent bathroom and kitchen facilities to yourself. All the makings of a fabulous retreat!
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Amazingly there aren’t that many New Forest glamping spots to enjoy, which is why we’ve decided to include some New Forest huts too. If you’re looking for somewhere unique to stay in the New Forest, then these glamping spots are well worth a try.
We’ve written a whole post on the unique things to do in the New Forest, so if you want to make a weekend or week of it, then take a look at all the New Forest attractions too and add them to your list.
The Best New Forest Glamping for 2023
Take a look at these top picks for glamping in the New Forest, and let us know which ones are your favourites at the end!
1. Cosy Cabin, Ringwood, New Forest
How about a cosy cabin on the edge of the New Forest? Can you just picture you and your loved one warming up by that fire after a country walk / bike ride / horse ride?
This handcrafted log cabin is rustic and authentic, with an amazing veranda for relaxing. You’ll have a living room, kitchen area, bathroom and a garden too. The perfect size for the two of you to go glamping in the New Forest.
Stay here and Mudeford Beach and Bournemouth Beach are both less than a 20-minute drive away, and you’re right by all the other joys of the New Forest too; here are two of the best beaches in the New Forest!
“The log cabin is for people who enjoy natural environments, with nature surrounding you. From owls landing on the roof at night, to the red deer running through the back field. This property is located in the National park and is for outdoor people. There will be spiders, moths, butterflies and bees. Anything to do with nature, you are sure to get a glimpse of what life is like living in the countryside.”
2. Yurt camping, Fritham, New Forest
This ‘peaceful, tranquil and comfortable camping‘ looks absolutely dreamy… Just look at it by night!
– Stunning spot for some New Forest glamping!
This one is great fun for friends or couples to enjoy a few nights in the heart of the New Forest. AND, it’s right by a pub – the Green Dragon. Stay here and you’ll enjoy a comfortable double bed with a real mattress, and a picnic & barbecue area too. This is rustic camping with comfort.
TOP TIP: You can get cream teas delivered from the local baker – the perfect welcome home after a long walk around the New Forest trails!
3. Lightfoot’s Farm Furnished Bell Tent, with HOT TUB!
Get the whole field to yourself by booking this awesome bell tent in the New Forest. Three acres just for you! Featuring authentic rugs from Kurdistan, and chests from Afghanistan, it could be the closest you’ll get to going abroad this year.
You’ll have access to a basic kitchen, and can light a fire in a pit for toasting those marshmallows. There’s a pub nearby, and a small woodland too, so you’ll have absolutely everything you need.
– How about this for some New Forest glamping?
“You’ll have a hot water shower, an eco-toilet, and a hot tub, all sited by a small establishing orchard in a three acre paddock. We provide bedding for five and towels, and a simple cold breakfast each morning. A second bell tent can be arranged at additional cost.”
4. Rustic & cosy retreat 5 mins from the sea
Ok, this rustic and cosy retreat would be our number one choice from this list for glamping in the New Forest. It’s sooooo nice and cosy inside. Have you ever been to Milford on Sea? It’s a stunning spot on the coast of the New Forest that’s seriously underrated.
This rustic and cosy retreat is just five minutes from the sea and you’ll love it. It’s an absolutely stunning getaway for two people to enjoy the south coast of England, and the New Forest all in one. This quirky home is secluded and private, down a quiet country lane. You can make the most of the outdoors area with a BBQ and fire pit. Just a ten-minute walk away you’ll find the delights of Milford village, and all around you’ll find great walks to enjoy this stunning part of England.
Click through to look at the photos of the cosy sitting room, the chalet-style kitchen and the king size bed!
5. New Forest hut
If you want your New Forest glamping experience to be in the centre of a village, then this hut in Brockenhurst is a great idea. Brockenhurst is a great little village, and near a train station so a great choice if you don’t have your own wheels.
Stay here and there are loads of walking and cycling trails around, and there’s a sauna and a hot tub on site too. You’re free to use the garden if you need, where you’ll find wood and charcoal for the BBQ.
6. Shepherd’s Hut New Forest – Pet Friendly
This shepherd’s hut is a GREAT choice if you’re looking for a secluded spot. You’ll be surrounded by the grounds of a thatched cottage in the New Forest, complete with roaming ponies and deer. You’re also 5 miles from Lymington – one of the top New Forest villages.
Book this shepherd’s hut and you’ll have an ensuite shower, toilet, basin and a kitchenette too. You’ll also get a great breakfast, all from the local shop with local produce. You can wash it down with the free bottle of Prosecco you get with every booking. Enjoy a comfy double bed and an electric wood burning stove. With no light pollution, this is a great spot for admiring the stars, making it a truly romantic break glamping in the New Forest. Psst… great pub within walking distance too!