We offer Forester’s Cottage a detached, self catering cottage, rated 4 Stars by Visit England, with ground floor accommodation (no stairs). Forester’s Cottage has two bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, the other with twin beds, each bedroom has en-suite facilities. Beautifully maintained and fully equipped including a washer/dryer and full gas central heating for a warm welcome all year round. Gas, electricity, linen, towels and complimentary wi-fi included in the rental price. The cottage has a fenced, generous garden and furnished patio with a barbecue, offering an ideal place for alfresco dining and relaxation, bordered with trees and flowers. Our location offers a choice of experiences, situated on the border of the New Forest and East Dorset, near Ringwood with access to the New Forest National Park, beautiful countryside and a variety of coastal pursuits. Miles of lovely walks, off-road cycling, forest adventure play, Go Ape forest zip wire and activities for all ages only a walk away at nearby Moors Valley Country Park.
Due to major building work, Forester’s and Keeper’s Cottages will be closed from 29 October 2021 until 2023. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our lovely visitors for your bookings over the years. Keeper’s Cottage is undergoing a change of use, to be our own home. Forester’s Cottage will be available again for holiday bookings during 2023. We look forward to welcoming enquiries for your preferred dates.
We maintain strict cleaning protocols to Covid standards.
We have flexible / refundable booking conditions with regard to the pandemic.
Quality white bed linen and towels are provided.
Highchair and travel cot available.
Walk or cycle into Moors Valley Country Park – activities for all ages.
Steam Railway, off road cycling, Go-Ape zip wire, forest adventure play, Gruffalo trail etc.
New Forest Activities at Bucklers Hard, archery, canoeing, kayaking.
Peppa Pig World at Paulton’s Park only 27 mins from our location.
A choice of beaches and water sports are at Southbourne, Bournemouth, Hengistbury Head and Avon Beach at Christchurch. The world famous Jurassic Coast can be easily visited either by sea or explored from beaches at Lulworth, Durdle Door, Kimmeridge etc., for fossil hunting.
We are Pet Friendly: Well behaved dogs / pets welcome by arrangement.
Moors Valley Country Park – an easy walk from our location. With Adventure Play, Steam Railway, Go Ape, Segway, Tree Top Trails, Hawk Walks, off road walking and cycle routes for all abilities and various bicycles for hire. Visit The New Forest National Park where the forest roads are shared with roaming ponies, cattle and pigs. The villages have a choice of inns and restaurants offering delicious menus. Local produce can also be purchased to enjoy in your cottage holiday home. Around the forest you can easily visit: Beaulieu Motor Museum with vehicles from a bye-gone era and film. See the car from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Nearby are Bucklers Hard and New Forest Activities on the Beaulieu River, offering canoeing, kayaking, archery and more. For young children Paulton’s Park & Peppa Pig World is amazing fun not to be missed. The southern coastal beaches of Bournemouth, Boscombe, Southborne, Hengistbury Head and Mudeford are a short drive, offering golden sands, nature trails, crabbing, fishing, and various sea sports. For ancient Dorset coastline visit the Jurassic Coast at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door with spectacular scenery and history. Stonehenge, Longleat Safari Park, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the Isle of Wight and a choice of National Trust properties can also be easily visited from our location. There is something for everyone… Places to Visit / Activities