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Heatherbank is a spacious holiday house located in the village of Ashley Heath, just a few miles from the New Forest National Park. Sleeping eight guests in four en-suite bedrooms, it is ideal for large families or groups of friends wanting to enjoy a self-catering break together. There is a twin and double bedroom downstairs, whilst the two upstairs king-sized bedrooms have Juliet balconies overlooking the garden. The comfortable living area downstairs is ideal for enjoying cosy nights in and the outdoor seating area and bar is perfect for indulging in a pre-dinner drink in the large garden.
Moors Valley Country Park, with miles and miles of beautiful walking paths, is just a 30 minute walk away. Adventurous kids can test their metal at Go Ape or The Nets, whilst adults might prefer a gentle round of golf. If you head in the other direction from Heatherbank, it is a two mile walk along a trailway to the unspoilt market town of Ringwood. Re-fuel in one of the many cafes and restaurants or enjoy the bustling weekly markets every Wednesday. Ringwood is also the gateway to the idyllic New Forest National Park. Walk, cycle, or even enjoy a pony trek through this beautiful landscape where you will find wild ponies, donkeys and deer roaming through the ancient woodlands, open moors and picturesque villages.
Further afield you will be spoilt for choice with the large number of fantastic beaches on the south coast. Enjoy the blue flag beaches in the lively coastal resort of Bournemouth or head further west to the infamous Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. When you are done with the sand between your toes, enjoy a day out shopping and visiting the cathedral in the beautiful city of Sailsbury or take the family to explore the fascinating National Motor Museum in Beaulieu. Bucklers Hard is another must for those with a passion for maritime history.
Sandy Smith joined Independent Cottages in March 2021
Heatherbank offers spacious accommodation in a quiet residential area near the market town of Ringwood:
Outside: There is a large garden and a table on the decking with seating for 8. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee or al fresco lunch. There is also a bar with glasses and a fridge - perfect for that evening glass of wine.
Additional information: Price includes bed linen and towels, unlimited WiFi, electricity and central heating. Sorry, no dogs and strictly non-smoking.