Our Story

High Forest Cottages was 'born' at the end of 2014 after the birth of our twin boys in 2013. We had fallen in love with The New Forest over the previous years as we often visited to escape our busy London lives. In 2014, we decided to move out of London, giving up our successful careers, and dedicated ourselves to our new project.


We spent nearly three years renovating and, in some cases rebuilding, our cottages. We wanted to create spaces that are warm and inviting, comfortable, and that allow our guests to enjoy our magical little part of the world.


We also wanted to create an environmentally sustainable business. When we first arrived each cottage was heated by an oil fired boiler. Instead we installed a Ground Source Heat Pump to heat The Tack Room, Stable Cottage and The Hayloft. For The Barn we installed an Air Source Heat Pump. Read more about our journey in our blog.

We just love welcoming guests to our beautiful holiday cottages and helping them make the most of their stay. If you haven't already done so, check out the section 'Plan your Stay' Once booked all our guests will be able to access to our Guest Guide, which provides useful information about your stay, help you prepare and make the most of your time with us.


We work with an amazing professional cleaning team who take pride in their work and who ensure the cottages are spotless. 


We look forward to welcoming you in our beloved cottages and special corner of the New Forest. Please do get in touch if you have any questions prior to booking. See you soon


Astrid & Mark

Mark and Astrid