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Dairy Cottage

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £380
    Low season
  • £550
    Peak season

Availability 12 month calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Calendar last updated: 14th March 2018
Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking

About 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.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Heather & Denis Castle joined Independent Cottages in June 2016

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Dorset)

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).

Dairy Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (King-size)
2 Dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £380
Mid Season from £450
High Season from £550
Peak Season £550
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
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Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Heather & Denis Castle
Member Since June 2016

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Dairy Cottage 12 month availability calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 14th March 2018