Short breaks at Blackwood Forest

Short breaks at Blackwood Forest

Tall beech trees bordered by rolling Hampshire hills, just an hour away from London

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Forest Holidays


A tranquil woodland escape just one hour from London

Blackwood Forest is the perfect place to get away from it all. Relax in one of 60 cabins dotted among the tall beech trees in a secluded corner of the forest. Our Blackwood Forest location in Hampshire is set within a 270-hectare beech wood, carpeted in bluebells in the spring and bathed in golden hues in the autumn. Here, you can unwind and enjoy the unique Forest Holidays blend of natural wonders and life’s little luxuries.


Wine tasting



Gin distillery

Hot tub as standard in all cabins

All of our cabins come with a hot tub as standard, perfect for group getaways, family holidays or a couples retreat. Unwind after a busy day and feel at one with nature. Some of our cabins also include: a gas barbecue, log burning stove, and outdoor kitchen on the decking.

Blackwood Forest is great for...

  • Archery and air rifle sessions
  • Microlight flying experiences
  • Springtime bluebell walks
  • South Downs National Park 
  • Cheese & wine tasting at
    Hambledon Vineyard

Pay monthly

Our easy pay monthly option means you can spread the cost of your stay, including many activities and extras. Plan your perfect escape today - book now, add your extras, then split into manageable monthly payments before your break.

Pay monthly details



1 to 5 bedroom options, sleeping up to 10 guests per cabin

  • 1-2 guests
    1 bedrooms
    Golden Oak Hideaway

    A romantic cabin for two in Hampshire, nestled among tall beech trees. Perfect for honeymoons and weekends away. 

    Hot tub

    Log burner


  • 1-6 guests
    2-3 bedrooms
    Silver Birch

    The perfect base for forest adventures in the heart of Hampshire. Your Silver Birch cabin has a private hot tub and all the essentials you need. 

    Hot tub

  • 1-8 guests
    1-4 bedrooms
    Golden Oak

    Your home from home in a secluded corner of Hampshire forest. With space to relax and added extras for your perfect break. 

    Hot tub

    Log burner


We're pet-friendly

We're pet-friendly

Blackwood Forest has cabins and facilities for your furry friends.

Things to do and amenities at Blackwood Forest

On location and nearby

Bike hire
Bike hire

Forest Ranger
Forest Ranger

On location

Forest Retreat
Forest Retreat

On location

In cabin spa
In cabin spa

Pre bookable

Personal chef
Personal chef

Pre bookable

Play area
Play area

On location



Wildlife & nature

At Blackwood Forest you'll find some of the most unique wildlife in the UK

  • Wild Strawberry

    Wild Strawberry

    Blackwood is spectacular throughout all the seasons but is particularly beautiful in autumn, when the beech trees display a wonderful palette of oranges and reds. A plant to look out for in the spring and summer months is the delicate wild strawberry, which produces small white flowers followed by fragrant bright red berries. Its leaves are also a very important foodplant for the caterpillars of grizzled skipper butterflies which can be spotted in Blackwood Forest.

  • Purple Emperor Butterfly

    Purple Emperor Butterfly

    Often overlooked, insects can be some of the most beautiful animals in the woodland. Blackwood Forest is home to many species of butterflies and moths including some of the UKs largest and rarest, like the Purple Emperor butterfly and the spectacular Clifden Nonpareil moth with a wingspan of nearly 10cm!

    The majestic Purple Emperor can be elusive but will be a real thrill if you manage to spot one flying high in the canopy.

Find out about parking, getting here and all our local amenities

Forest Holidays Blackwood Forest
Larkwhistle Farm Road
SO21 3BG


Opening hours: 9am – 8pm

For pre-travel enquiries call 03330 110 495

During your stay call 01962 774 754

GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 51.183376


Longitude: -1.231886

Add some extra Forest Feeling

Add some extra Forest Feeling

Try our new collection of treats and gifts that are good for you and good for the planet.

Find them in the Forest Retreat to enjoy during your stay, or take the feeling home with you with a treat or two….

Available at Blackwood Forest and Forest of Dean only.



Learn more about your Blackwood Forest holiday

  • Things to do

    Things to do

    Whether you want to spend a couple of days exploring or enjoy your entire break surrounded by secluded woodland, our forest locations offer things to do for everyone.

  • What's nearby

    What's nearby

    Nestled deep in beautiful woodland and nearby some of the best places to visit in Hampshire, Blackwood Forest ticks all the boxes for an unpackaged staycation.

  • Meet the team

    Meet the team

    At the heart of our location you will find our Forest Retreat, where our location team are on hand to ensure you have everything you need during your break.




Sunny view of Blackwood Forest
Sunset over the new forest in Hampshire
New Forest countryside in bloom
Sunny view of Stonehenge