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About The Area

About the New Forest Area

There are not many places where you can wake up to find a New Forest Pony outside your front door. The New Forest is a wonderful place to live and with easy access to London, Southampton, Winchester and Bournemouth it’s the perfect location.

The New Forest is a place with a lifestyle you can truly enjoy. With vast tracts of unspoilt woodland, heath and stunning coastal surroundings there are many idyllic villages and towns in which to base yourself including Lymington, Brockenhurst, Sway, Milford on Sea, New Milton, Lyndhurst, Beaulieu, Hythe and Barton on Sea.

The New Forest´s atmosphere and traditions stretch back over 900 years. William the Conqueror set aside this incomparable countryside as his own private deer-hunting preserve and many of the unique customs of the area date back to this time. The shores and waters of the nearby Solent provide an exhilarating contrast to the calm of the Forest.


A lively yachting town at the mouth of the Lymington River. The lanes and streets around the quayside retain the flavour of a harbour town with Georgian and Victorian cottages, houses and shops. The attractive High Street which leads down to the Town Quay has a market every Saturday. Lymington provides great transport links to the whole of the New Forest. The train line from Lymington Pier/Town to Brockenhurst provides easy access to London Waterloo, Bournemouth and Southampton. The Isle of Wight car and passenger ferry also operates from Lymington to Yarmouth all year round.


In the heart of the New Forest this large village is set amid some of the loveliest forestry in this area. The Forest ponies and donkeys often visit the main street of Brockenhurst and graze on the village green. Brockenhurst has frequent trains to London Waterloo with a train journey time of just 1 hour 30 minutes.


On the very edge of the forest, Sway is a small rural village just north of Lymington. With its very own train station, access to London Waterloo, Southampton and Bournemouth are made easy.

Milford on Sea

A peaceful village within easy access of the New Forest. The beach, mainly shingle, is safe for swimming and has spectacular views of the Isle of Wight and the Needles.

New Milton
Close to Barton-on-Sea, New Milton has excellent shopping facilities. The train station provides direct links to Bournemouth, Weymouth, Southampton and London Waterloo.

Known as the Capital of the New Forest, surrounded by both heath and forest. The village has a good selection of shops and cafes with easy access to the M27 and M3 for journeys to London, Winchester and the Midlands.

A charming village situated among the woods and hills on the Beaulieu River. Home to the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu attracts many visitors throughout the year. Beaulieu Road Train Station can be found just over 3 miles away with direct trains through to London Waterloo. 

One of the main towns on the 'Waterside' with panoramic views of Southampton Water and easy access to Southampton via Hythe Ferry. The town has a weekly market and has many shops, pubs and restaurants. 

Barton on Sea
A peaceful, rustic seaside village located in the south-west of the New Forest District. Home to the Beachcomber Café and the prestigious Pebble Beach Restaurant where there is access to the beach from the cliff top with stunning views over Christchurch Bay.

Hampshire and its neighbouring county Dorset are well served by roads to London and the west country with the M3, M27 and A31.  Award winning Southampton and Bournemouth Airports offer flights to many regional destinations in Europe and beyond.  Ferry companies operate out of Poole, Weymouth and Portsmouth to France, Spain and the Channel  Islands,  you can also sail from Southampton to Cowes and Lymington to Yarmouth  on  the Isle of Wight.

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Ridgeway Rents is a local, independent residential letting agent offering a wide range of high quality homes to let throughout the New Forest.