A county with a wonderful variety of landscapes, from bustling port cities, rich in nautical history, to the natural beauty of deciduous forest, coastline with chalky cliffs and miles of beaches. The New Forest is magnificent with moorland between woodland and pretty villages; lovely for wandering, riding and picnicking. Buzzing resorts have good sandy beaches and are havens for boating and other watersports.

This has been the fifth time we have booked our holiday with Helpful Holidays, and have always found them helpful and friendly. Outstanding service.

Mr Noyes
September 2015

Renting a property through Helpful Holidays is like having it chosen by a like-minded friend. You have a simple service done superbly well.

Stephen Bleach, Travel Editor of The Sunday Times

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