Winchester The beautiful cathedral city of Winchester in Hampshire is one of the great historical cities of England and was the first capital city of England under the Romans and remained the most important until the Norman Conquest in the 11th century. It lies on the River Itchen at the western end of the South Downs National Park.
There are many places to see and things to do in the New Forest including award-winning gardens, wildlife parks, beautiful countryside and in Beaulieu, the National Motor Museum. The forest is home to miles of footpaths, bridleways and byways, and walking is the best way to see the charming villages and the gorgeous scenery. Established in 1978, New Forest Cottages is the oldest and largest letting agency specialising in self-catering holiday cottages in the historical New Forest area of the county of Hampshire in Southern England. Properties to rent range from quaint thatched cottages to comfortable town houses and luxury apartments and are set in forest, rural, town, village and coastal locations. New Forest Cottages are an ideal choice for weekends, short breaks and family holidays. New Forest Cottages