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Comfortable, small farm cottage with spectacular views in quiet Forest spot



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
2 bedroom fully equipped cottage with woodstove & garden

Dorridge Farm is located at the end of a track in a perfect New Forest location with amazing views towards Hampton Ridge. The cottage is situated next to the farmhouse and boasts a cosy and comfortable interior comprising a kitchen diner, sitting room with woodstove, downstairs toilet and bootroom, 2 upstairs bedrooms (-one Kingsize and 1 twin) and one family bathroom. Outside there is a small garden with picnic table and parasol, small BBQ and well fenced for children/dogs. WiFi Internet access is available but it is limited due to the rural location (emails only, browsing/streaming = limited/unworkable). 3G is available on some mobile networks, however. The wider property is home to some horses and the cottage sits in between the farmhouse and a working stable yard. The location is ideal for walkers and cyclists as well as riders as there is a public equestrian centre at the bottom of the track. Families would find the location appealing as the location is secure and safe, away from traffic and family pets are considered/permitted with additional cleaning charges applicable. There are many country pubs nearby and a farm shop/cafe and a village shop/cafe. The towns of Fordingbridge and Ringwood are close by with Salisbury, Bournemouth, Southampton and Winchester also proximal. There are many tourist attractions in nearby Dorset and Wiltshire as well as Hampshire.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English

4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely weekend in the New Forest

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed at Dorridge Farm in March 2016. Would recommend the cottage to to anyone looking for a peaceful break away. The cottage is located in a rural area - perfect for quiet nights, long country walks and star gazing. Lots of lovely walks possible from the front door and 3 pubs accessible on foot. Equestrian centre at the bottom of the drive is great fun and cycle hire available nearby also. The cottage was perfect and complete with all the amenities you could require, the log burning stove is a real treat! The owners could not have been more hospitable, providing all the information we require and making themselves available for queries throughout our stay (not that we had any). Would definitely stay at this cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, owners very accommodating and friendly. Easy access to the forest.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Cosy cottage well equipped for catering too. Great views and very peaceful. Dog walks were awesome and place secure for dogs too.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceptional summer holiday

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended, kids loved it, lotso to do and ideally located for long walks with great access to the north side of the forest. Friendly pubs and the owners a wealth of knowledge. Kids loved the riding stables and the animals. Highly recommend for family fun and dog friendly. We will be back

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed it here and especially the horses. Remember to book the riding treks and lessons in advance via us if necessary during busy periods to get the times you want.
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From the Owner

The location is superb for rural lovers!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Southampton /Bournemouth at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Foresters Arms & Royal Oak at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Portsmout/Poole at 20 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Brook Bramshaw at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Southampton Parkway/Salisbury at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M27 at 13 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pubs various at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Indoor slope at 20 Kilometres Nearest Beach : various Christchurch at 15 Kilometres Car: necessary

The northwestern part of the New Forest provides easy access to Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire.

Outside the wonderful New Forest there is much to explore too. Wiltshire offers the beautiful cathedral city of Salisbury with Stonehenge not far from its city centre as well as Wilton House, a beautiful stately home. Dorset visitor attractions include the stunning National Trust Lulworth Cove, Blandford Forum and Corfe Castle. And Hampshire is host to Winchester another fabulous cathedral city, Breamore House and Broadlands/Beaulieu. Family attractions in the area include Paulton's Park, Heavy Horse Centre and New Forest Water Park.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn Half Term
22 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas New Year 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Pet Fee £30
Heating Oct-Apr Daily £5

The owner keeps horses and work starts with the horses sometimes early mornings. Noise is kept to a minimum but the yard is a working yard and the cottage is situated in between the farmhouse and yard.
October to April inclusive, a heating surcharge is applicable per day of £5.

25% non-refundable deposit & full balance due 14 days before arrival together with security deposit (fully refundable if no damage on day of departure after inventory checks). 50%for peak season bookings with balance due 21 days before arrival .
PayPal incurs 4% charge, Bank EFT no charges, Sorry no credit cards currently.
Extras are chargeable on departure by cash only.

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Updated: 20-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

There are few small places to stay self catering with such peace and wonderful views!

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Kingsize bed with bedside tables Twin beds wiht bedside table Wardrobes with hanging rail and drawer space


  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Superb New Forest riding stables almost next door! Perfect location for enthusiastic equestrian lovers either beginners or experienced. Lessons and/or Forest hacks available. Good variety of local pubs within walking distance. Local bike hire available. Locality offers leisure waterpark - inflatable obstacle course, water skiing.

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