Having recently visited the New Forest for a short break, I was amazed at how popular the place is. Nearly all of the accommodation gets booked up early, so for the first time in ages we stayed in B&B.
Having done so, I can’t see why I would want to stay in a hotel at all now. The standard of B&B in the New Forest is extremely high (at least, the ones we tried were excellent). Check out Orchard House B&B (they don’t advertise, but are on the way to Lymington from Lyndhurst, past Brockenhurst and on the left hand side),Â but also check out Burwood Lodge, right in the centre of Lyndhurst. I can’t say how brilliant these places were (for different reasons) but if you want a near hotel experience go to Burwood Lodge. If you want a real family experience try Orchard House.
The only slight issue with Burwood Lodge is the location – being in the middle of Lyndhurst makes it ideal in so many ways, except if you are driving… Lyndhurst is akin to the M25 on a Friday. Static, mostly 😉