Located in Ringwood, Dorset
Little Gate House is a quaint holiday cottage close to Fordingbridge on the edge of the New Forest, sleeping 2 and accepting pets
Little Gate House makes for the perfect retreat for couples or 3 as it will also accept one well behaved dog too. It is a detached property on the edge of the New Forest, south facing and overlooking the owner's 3 and a half acre grounds to the forest beyond. With the New Forest on your doorstep you will have access to 140,000 acres of walking, riding or cycling. Although out of the way you are not far from civilisation with a shop just half a mile away and pubs and restaurants a mile away - the best of both worlds.
The accommodation at Little Gate House comprises of an open plan living/kitchen/dining area with wood burning stove making this an excellent choice all year round. There is a television, DVD player, WiFi throughout and radio/CD while the kitchen comes equipped with microwave, oven and hob and washing machine. The dining area has table and seating for 2 and there are double patio doors leading out to the south facing deck. There is a cosy double bedroom which has an en-suite bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and toilet.
Outside there is an enclosed side garden as well as the decked area leading off the living area which is complete with patio furniture and a barbecue. There is a cycle store and parking is available for 2 cars. Your electricity, fuel, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
Ringwood is on the Dorset/Hampshire border and stands on the western edge of the New Forset National Park. It is a historic market town and still has a lively market each Wednesday morning. The river Avon gently meanders through and there is a good choice of quaint and new shops as well as a good choice of pubs, restaurants and cafes.Read more
The annual New Forest and Hampshire County Show is held at the end of July for 3 days in Brockenhurst and features international show jumping, lots of animals, antiques, art and lots of food and drink. The New Forest Fairy Festival is held in August and celebrates all things magical. At the end of August is the New Forest Folf Festival, a four day extravaganza of all things folk.
The New Forest Wildlife Park is 25 acres of beautiful woodland and is home to all sorts of wildlife including otters, bison, wart hogs, wolves and lynx. A great way to enjoy nature. Keeping with the outdoor theme, Exbury Gardens is a spectacular 200 acre woodland garden famous for its rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias and is hugely colourful in Spring and Autumn. The Ringwood Brewery offers tours all year round taht includes a drink and there is a shop on site too if you have liked what you have consumed.
Moors Valley Country Park is a 1000 acre country park between Ringwood and St Leonards. It has woodland, heathland, grassland, lakes and rivers with trails to explore both on foot and by bike. The narrow gauge steam railway will take you on a mile ride but if that is too sedate then try the High Wire Adventure Course instead. For something more adrenaline filled try Matcham Karting which caters for ages from 8 years old and races in all different types of formats, from Grand Prix to Enduro.
Ringwood and the surrounding area offer a large range of cafes, restaurants and country pubs and caters for all budgets and tastes as well. There are too many to list here but suffice to say you will be well catered for when holidaying in the area.Read less
Bournemouth is 9 miles away
Bristol is 60 miles away
Exeter is 88 miles away