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Pet-friendly Holiday Cabin in secluded rural idyll near the New Forest.

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Ideal for romantic couples and families. Large private dog/child-proof garden. Edge of lovely quiet village in AONB. Lots to do and see nearby.

A newly converted holiday cabin in a peaceful rural setting with its own private, dog-proof garden. No traffic, no street lights, plenty of space and lovely wooded walks in all directions.

Perfect for families and romantic couples seeking a rural idyll to get away from it all.

Please get in touch if you can't find the dates that suit you - we are very flexible.

The large, private west-facing garden is a sun trap and perfect for barbecuing as the sun goes down.

Private off-road parking next to the Cabin.

Inside, the brand new kitchen has all the conveniences including a washer/dryer, dishwasher, ceramic hob, fan oven, microwave etc. The lounge features a 32" TV/DVD player with Free-view, an electric 'wood-burning' stove for chilly evenings and two comfy sofas.

The sunny master bedroom has a comfortable king-sized bed, down pillows and en-suite toilet. The smaller bedroom has bunk beds for the kids. There is a second toilet and shower room with a power shower. Nice extras include guest dressing gowns, hair dryer, ironing board (and iron!), books and a baby bath. All linen and towels are provided and the fridge and cupboards will be stocked with first-day essentials to greet you on arrival.

Damerham is a lovely tranquil village with a superb local pub a pleasant 15 minute walk away. Set in the rural idyll of the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we are perfectly located for enjoying the New Forest, South Coast, The Cranborne Chase, Salisbury and Stone Henge.

Pets and children warmly welcome and will be safe in a large enclosed private sunny garden complete with outdoor furniture and barbecue in the summer. Horses, ponies, chickens, dogs and cats live on our 3-acre plot. You can stroke, cuddle, or simply watch and enjoy them (and collect the eggs in the morning if you are up early enough!).

Changeovers are from Friday to Friday - full week bookings only in the summer and short breaks/long weekends in the winter.

We are happy to receive and unpack on-line grocery deliveries booked after 11am on changeover days.

More Details

Alison Acland
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2018

About Alison Acland

Hi, I'm Ally Acland,

I live at October House with my husband, Richard, and (sometimes) our three children - Lottie, Tom and Milly - who are in their early 20s and setting off in life.

I am a magazine editor working part time from home and my other occupations are making sure our guests have the best time possible, gardening (my passion), my animals and sailing with Richard (his passion!).

I have a horse, Silver, whom you will meet in the paddock. Our two dogs, Golly (a miniature poodle) and Coco (a black labrador) will guarantee an enthusiastic welcome. You probably won't see our two black cats as they are quite shy but they are my live teddybears. Finally my 20 pure-bred chickens are another pride and joy and keep us supplied with lovely free-range eggs.

Richard is a very keen sailor and we sail togeth

Alison Acland purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Alison Acland chose Damerham

We bought October House as our family home and with it came quite a few out buildings.

The holiday cabin was originally our own guest suite. I then ran it as a B&B for 3 years very successfully and realised what a great area we live in for holiday makers. Its lovely tranquil rural setting close to the New Forest and many interesting attractions and the coast is ideal for a family holiday. So now I have doubled it in size and put in a kitchen and another en-suite bedroom to make a great holiday accommodation.

We created the large dog-proof garden because we know how people like to bring their dogs. Being part of our larger garden means guests can enjoy that too and all our animals.

We love the area and enjoy seeing our guests appreciate it too.

What makes this cabin unique

This great spot has everything for a great family (or romantic) holiday - space, rural tranquillity, lovely garden and trees, great pubs and local walks - all within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

We are within an hour from the coast with fantastic beaches, cliffs and walks.

We are just 15 minutes from the New Forest - 100s of square miles of open country and forest for all to enjoy.

Historic Salisbury and Stonehenge are a short drive and there are many many historic houses, National Trust properties and children's attractions within an hour.

And did I mention the animals? I think I have!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Damerham in Damerham

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Doggy Rules Please no dogs on the furniture (dust sheets provided if this cannot be adhered to) No dogs to be left alone on the premises at any time
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Heated towel rail
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , En suite to main bedroom, heated towel rail, basin
  • Master en-suite - toilet and washbasin, hair dryer, guest dressing gowns. Separate shower room with power shower, toilet and wash basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Child Bed , 2'6" bunk beds. Very comfy mattresses. OK for small adults
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Goose down pillows, very comfy mattress, en-suite loo,
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The sunny master bedroom features a king-sized double bed with down pillows and duvet, en-suite toilet, vanity unit, hanging cupboard and drawers, bed-side tables and lamps. Bunk bed room has two 2'6" bunks with ladder and rails, chest of drawers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes on accommodation: This is a non-smoking accommodation. Outside: We love children and pets! There is a large, private, dog/child-proof garden exclusively for your use but you are also welcome to enjoy and our larger grounds as well as our two dogs, cats, Silver the horse (not for riding!!), some 20 chickens (collect the eggs if you get up early enough!) and soon, maybe, some pygmy goats. The garden traps the evening sun and you can sit and enjoy it on the garden chairs and table while tending the barbecue (charcoal and tongs provided). The are beautiful wooded walks in all directions straight from the front door and a superb dog-friendly pub in the village a pleasant 15 minute walk away. They do excellent food. Utility Room: Vacuum cleaner, washing machine, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are provided. These will be cleaned/changed weekly if you stay longer than a week. Guest dressing-gowns are provided for adults The holiday cottage will be cleaned weekly. Old towels can be provided on request for your dog. Other: The sitting room opens onto a large, sunny garden that traps the evening sun. Outdoor tables and chairs and barbecue (briquettes supplied) are perfectly located to enjoy the evening sun overlooking the large dog-proof garden.


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Pet-friendly Holiday Cabin in secluded rural idyll near the New Forest.
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews

Fantastic property in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We decided on a last minute break for my partner to enjoy his birthday and recover from an operation. Despite the owner being on holiday herself, nothing was too much trouble for her. She made sure the cabin was ready for us and it was perfect. Spotlessly clean and beautifully presented. it was also perfect for our dog, who spent a lot of time in the fantastic dog safe garden. Lovely walks from the doorstep and a good pub in the village. We have already been recommending it to friends and family and will most definitely be returning for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay to the full - it's a shame we never got to meet. Thank you for telling your friends about us and please do come to stay again. A xx
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Beautifully presented with everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay, despite a rainy weekend. We found everything we needed in the well stocked stores, and the welcome was friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet well equipped holiday home

  • 4 of 5

The accommodation was to a good standard clean bright & airy

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

Clean, cosy and compfortable. great garden for our little dogs to enjoy. Every facility you could want. Loved the welcome food and wonderful eggs. Friendly helpful hosts. Nice quiet village location with good local pub. Local walks a bit muddy but what do you expect mid winter? New forest heavenly. would love to come back again. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are 4 friends with 3 small dogs. We came to stay for 2 nights and it was lovely. Clean tidy and all we needed. Owners were lovely too.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Short stay holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the cabin. It met all expectations and those of our two Labradors. Beautiful area, large garden suitable for dogs. Very neat, tidy and comfortable. Very nice touch to include basic groceries.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Wendy. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and loved meeting your two handsome Labradors. I hope you come and stay again!
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New Forest National Park - Hampshire Avon
King Johns Hunting Ground - 1000s of acres of open forest and hills. Great for walking,
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Compasses Inn, Damerham
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Remedy Oak
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
M27 junction 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rose and Thistle, Rockbourne
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Sandbanks, Poole
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The area is brilliant horse riding, cycling, walking, dog walking, painting.....


There are some stunning beaches within an hours drive:

Studland Bay is a lovely sandy beach owned by the National Trust. You travel on a chain ferry to reach it!

Exclusive Sandbanks in Poole is a 45 minute drive. This is lovely and sandy with a more urban feel and beach cafes alongside the most expensive real estate in Europe.

Dorset's 'Jurassic Coast' has beaches and superb walks as well as dinosaur fossils to be found


We are in the middle of the countryside so it it essential you have a car to get around.

We are 1 hour 20 minutes from Heathrow, about 2 hours from Gatwick. Southampton and Bournemouth airports are both within half an hour.

It takes about 2.5 hours to reach the Channel Tunnel and our nearest ferry port is Portsmouth which is an hour away.

Salisbury is our nearest train station about 25 minutes drive away and it takes you straight to the centre of London in one hour 20 minutes.


Salisbury - 12 miles, 22 minutes drive

Stonehenge - 22 miles, 43 minute drive

Fordingbridge (local town) 7 minutes drive

Ringwood - 10 miles, 20 minutes drive

New Forest (large area) nearest car park 15 minutes drive

Southampton 24 miles, 40 minutes drive

London takes about 1.75 hours to drive or you can go by train.

Further Details:

Damerham is a small, quiet, rural village with a superb pub a pleasant 15 minute walk away.

Fordingbridge is our nearest town just 7 minutes drive away. It has butchers, pharmacies, banks, supermarkets and other local shops you might need.

Salisbury is our nearest city with good clothes shops, a market on Tuesdays and, of course its stunning cathedral.

There are walks everywhere. The New Forest is a wild, open space famous for its ponies. You can walk, ride bikes (plenty to hire), ride horses. play golf and enjoy the great outdoors.

There are many lovely National Trust properties under 45 minutes drive and lots of children's attractions - Paulton Park, Adventure Wonderland, Farmer Palmers, Go Ape, Model Towns, Adventure Wonderland.....


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £50

We ask for a 50% booking fee to secure your booking and the remainder 8 weeks prior to your stay. We also ask for a £50 security payable with your fee which we will hold and return to you within 7 days after your stay provided no damage has been found.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.