There are few places in England as raw and natural as the New Forest. Pasture woodland, lowland heath and valley mire dominate the landscape, offering a tantalising glimpse of nature as it was thousands of years ago.
New Forest has the highest concentration of ancient trees in western Europe, a wondrous coast and diverse species of plants and animals. It’s the perfect place for nature lovers, and the hot tub lodges ain’t bad either!
Hot tub lodges in New Forest range from cabins and boltholes to large lodges with hot tubs for groups.
You can stay in New Forest National Park or on the outskirts of New Forest, up near the coast or nestled into woodland. You also have lodges up near Salisbury and Southampton if you want to stay closer to a major city.
Situated on a family dairy farm in the hamlet of Pentridge, Whitey Top Lodge is only 20 minutes from the New Forest National Park by car. It borders the Martin Down National Nature Reserve, a beautiful reserve with 350 hectares of chalk down land, ancient woodland and grassland - perfect for keen walkers.
The lodge has two bedrooms and sleeps four people, with two bathrooms, Wi-Fi and an outdoor hot tub. The lodge is private, with no overlooking properties and a driveway that can accommodate three cars. The interior is beautifully appointed, with a luxury kitchen and panoramic views thanks to large patio doors.
There’s a convenience shop and a pub just 3.3 miles away, and the A354 cuts through the reserve connecting you to Blandford Forum.
Are you looking for a family resort? Look no further. The aptly named New Forest Lodges is in New Milton, a market town in southwest Hampshire. The lodges are sandwiched between New Forest and Barton-on-Sea, giving you a fantastic base for exploring woodland and the coast.
The resort has two restaurants, an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor heated swimming pool, spa with a hot tub, 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, football pitch, playground, and nature trails that lead to local attractions.
All lodges have a private driveway and composite decking, modern facilities including a flatscreen TV, self-catering facilities and two bedrooms. Lodges are also situated at the end of the park in a quiet, secluded location.
Affordable luxury comes as standard at South Winchester Lodges, set in a perfect location on the outskirts of the New Forest. Two and three-bedroom hot tub lodges are available that sleep four to six people, and all lodges are pet friendly. A golf course two miles away, BBQ facilities and a bar and restaurant on-site give you everything you need for a relaxing holiday.
South Winchester is 23 minutes from New Forest by car, giving you the perfect base to explore the New Forest National Park, with the Beacon Hill National Nature Reserve on your doorstep.
The lodges are in a secluded location in the countryside with stunning views. Whether you’re looking for a romantic break, a weekend adventure or a family holiday, you can’t go wrong, and the accommodation is reasonably priced.
New Forest is a fantastic place for hiking, walking and cycling, with over 100-miles of off-road trails and public thoroughfares. There are also plenty of attractions for all ages to enjoy on your hot tub holiday. Here are our favourite things to do:
If you love cars and gardens, Beaulieu is an incredible day out. Located in the heart of the New Forest National Park, it includes the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and the World of Top Gear.
Beaulieu is best for families, but anyone can enjoy it. Beaulieu Abbey is the highlight for us, a 13th-century site destroyed by King Henry VIII in 1538.
The Northern Forest Circular covers 17.8 miles (28.6 km), taking you through the beautiful rolling hills in the north of New Forest. Rewarding vistas and picturesque villages with pubs, cafes, and pit stops ensure you can refuel on the move.
The circular takes around three hours to complete at a slow-moderate pace, with off-road and on-road terrain, so you need a mountain bike. Don’t have a bike? Check out The Woods Cyclery, where you can hire and ride. It's worth visiting GPS Routes, which has a downloadable GPX for the route here.
Paultons is the place to be for a fun-packed family day out! It’s home to Peppa Pig World (ideal for young children) and has a glorious range of big rides, play areas and entertainment with various animals and birds to see.
The park is home to Cyclonator, which spins and swings you to a height of 25 metres, and Farmyard Flyer, a new family roller coaster set on a 50s USA farm. Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club is another great ride for young children.