New Forest dog-friendly attractions & places to go

The New Forest is probably one of THE most dog-friendly areas in the country that you can bring your dog for a holiday.  There 220 square miles of natural playground for walks and space for pooches to run and sniff through the woods and vast heathlands. Undercastle Cottage is only a half-hour drive to the…

Stay for a luxury Valentines break at Undercastle Cottage

If you’re looking to whisk your sweetheart away to a romance-laden, lovers’ retreat for a valentines break in the New Forest, take a look at Undercastle Cottage. It’s tucked deep inside the woods of the New Forest National Park with no other houses in sight and surrounded by incredible wildlife and the famous New Forest…

Enjoy a pre-Christmas break

Nothing beats that Christmassy feeling than a stay at Undercastle Cottage in December. It’s a chance to get festive and charge your batteries in readiness for the big day ahead. With lofty trees shimmering in the morning frost, deer tiptoeing through the garden and the famous New Forest ponies wrapped in thick fluffy coats grazing…

New Forest Pannage Pigs

The New Forest was originally a royal hunting area founded by William the Conqueror back in the 11th century. William loved his hunting, and bestowed rules and rights to the forest’s inhabitants known as ‘Commoners’ regulating how they should live on the land. Nowadays, New Forest Commoners are those with property in the forest which…

Autumn Breaks in the New Forest

The New Forest’s chocolate box villages, rich history and outdoor adventures have guests coming back to Undercastle Cottage year after year. Autumn is Mother Nature’s grand finale and one of our favourite seasons in the forest. It’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy nature at its most colourful best. Autumn sees the forest…

Fishing the Hampshire Avon

Most fishermen have heard of the Hampshire Avon River, it’s hailed as one of the most picturesque and cleanest fly and coarse fishing rivers in the UK. Its waters are densely populated with a diverse collection of fish including mighty Chubb and huge Barbel. When fishing the Hampshire Avon You’ll also net pike, good size…

Undercastle Cottage is awarded VisitEngland’s five star Gold Award 2019

“We are so proud to have been awarded the VisitEngland Five Star Gold Award, it’s extremely hard to achieve and a rare commodity in the New Forest National Park! The VisitEngland Five Star Gold Award acknowledges our attention to detail and offering extra thoughtful touches. Thanks are due in no small part to our fantastic…