Dairy Cottage - Dorset, Sleeps 2
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Dairy Cottage - Alderholt, Fordingbridge, Dorset, England - Sleeps 2

Dairy Cottage

Dairy Cottage is the perfect retreat for couples with a pretty king-size bedroom, modern stylish kitchen area and log burning stove for cosy nights in front of the fire. Sitting on the edge of the Dorset village of Alderholt, the cottage is on the Hampshire border and within easy reach of the New Forest National Park.

Well equipped throughout, as its name suggests, the building was formerly a dairy and today still retains much of its charm. It accommodates two guests (plus a child in a cot or on a small futon) and is a perfect base for exploring the areas many attractions including pretty villages to explore, miles of tracks and trails through the forest and lovely beaches for those seeking the coast.

Alderholt is a sizeable yet pretty village with a pub which serves food, Alderholt Mill for teas at the weekend and a Co-op (with post office) for stocking up on provisions. It is just two and a half miles from the county town of Fordingbridge which sits on the river Avon and has a good range of shops and places for a meal out. The market town of Ringwood is also a short drive away, as is Moors Valley Country Park and Forest (just fifteen minutes by car) with tracks and trails to satisfy both walkers and cyclists, a little steam railway and also Go Ape for a tree top adventure. For water lovers, the New Forest Water Park offers lakes for surfing, canoeing and kayaking.

Spend your days relaxing in the grounds of Dairy Cottage (where you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of deer) or head into the forest and explore the pretty thatched villages where the famous ponies and cattle wander freely. Hire a bike (or bring your own) and enjoy the leafy lanes and forest trails, or relax over a leisurely lunch in one of the many traditional pubs serving locally produced food. There's also no shortage of places to enjoy a cream tea!

The forest offers excellent opportunities for those who enjoy horse riding - one of the best ways to see the many quieter areas off the beaten track, and plenty of places to enjoy a picnic for two amongst nature.

For those who want to explore the wider area, Southampton, Salisbury and Bournemouth are all within easy reach by car.

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  • Dairy Cottage, just a 5 minute drive from the New Forest
  • Entrance with small lobby area for storing boots
  • Stylish kitchen with everything needed to self-cater
  • Living area with log burner - cosy in the winter!
  • Sitting area with comfy seating
  • Dining table.
  • Pretty king-size bedroom
  • Deer often visit the grounds
  • En-suite shower room off the bedroom
  • Shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
  • Enjoy a restful nights sleep
  • The entrance lobby leads into the kitchen area
  • Full of charm!
  • View into the kitchen from the entrance lobby
  • Perfect for alfresco dining
  • Accessed via a long drive
  • Plenty of space to relax during the warmer months
  • Large walk-in wardrobe for clothes storage
  • A warm welcome awaits!
  • Washing machine & tumble drier in nearby facility block.
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  • Internet Access
  • Log Burner
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • iPod Docking
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • DVD
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Shower
  • Cot
  • Kingsize Bed
  • Horse Riding Nearby

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Accommodation comprises:

  • You enter the cottage via the porch where logs are stored for the fire with room to store boots. One step takes you up and through to...
  • Open plan living area (with wooden floor throughout) for dining, cooking and relaxing. The kitchen area is equipped with everything needed to self-cater including an electric oven/hob with extractor over, dishwasher, microwave, tall fridge/freezer, kettle and toaster (please note that a washing machine and tumble dryer are available in a nearby building). There is a comfy sofa and armchair for relaxing, along with a television, DVD player, log burning stove and a dining table with seating for four.
  • Off the living room is a king-size bedroom with pretty ornate bed and en-suite shower room with WC and wash basin. There is also a large walk-in wardrobe offering room for plenty of clothes storage.

Additional information: No Smoking. Dog may be accepted by arrangement. A cot or futon can be provided for children, along with a high chair. Wi-Fi internet access. Bed linen and towels are provided and included in the price along with heating and electricity. Short breaks are available and charged from £170 in low season, £210 in mid season and £240 during high season (three night minimum breaks offered).

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £350
Mid Season from £420
High Season from £520
Peak Season £520

Key details:
Pets: Yes, 2 dogs allowed
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Flexible
Payment options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit Card, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 2 people in 1 bedroom (King-size)

Owner's details:
Owner: Heather & Denis Castle, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

Dairy Cottage joined Independent Cottages in June 2016

Owner's Other Properties

Caxton House - Fordingbridge, Hampshire, sleeps 6

Barn Cottage - Alderholt, Dorset, sleeps 4

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Calendar last updated: 22nd September 2017

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