Located in Ferndown, Dorset
Longhouse Lodge is a holiday cottage in Mannington, Dorset, sleeping 2 and pet friendly this former barn has a south facing garden and woodburner so great all year round
Longhouse Lodge is located in the hamlet of Mannington and is a single storey lodge renovated from a former barn. Found in the grounds of the owners' Grade II listed Dorset Long House, the lodge is packed with character with wood-panelling throughout and a cosy woodburner in the living area. A private, south facing garden overlooks paddocks or marvel at the stars at night which can be seen unhindered by street lights. There is lots of walking and cycling nearby and secure bike storage is provided. Enjoy the walks with your pet as Longhouse Lodge also accepts one well behaved pet. Lots to explore nearby, a pub is just 1 mile away and Ringwood, Ferndown and Wimborne a very short drive away. The golden sandy beaches of Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch are about 15 minutes drive giving you miles of beach to choose from.
The accommodation at Longhouse Lodge is all on the ground floor and comprises of an open plan studio with sitting area with woodburner, Freesat TV, DVD player, WiFi and a selection of books, games and DVDs. The kitchen has a dining area and has an electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge. There is a king sized double bed and the bathroom has a Jacuzzi bath with shower over, basin and toilet. You will also have access to the owners washing machine and tumble dryer.
Outside is the south facing, gravelled garden complete with furniture accessed from the rear of the property. There is off road parking for two cars. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
Situated on the far east of Dorset, Ferndown lies next to the New Forest but can boast a few woodlands of its own as well. With good transport links including the airport at Hurn and ferry at Poole and its proximity to the New Forest National Park and Jurassic Coast it makes for a great spot to explore the area.Read more
In the middle of July is the Ferndown Carnival but there are not that many annual events that happen actually in Ferndown. Thankfully the general area is packed with events especially in the Poole and Bournemouth direction so do check on the dates you are going to be here to find out what is on.
If you are into your golf then Ferndown has two courses to choose from. Dudsbury Golf Club boast a par 71 championship golf course, a spa and fitness centre and a restaurant that looks out to the Stour Valley. Ferndown Forest Golf Club is a par 68 course set in very attractive surroundings as well as the Forest Inn where you can talk about where it all went wrong! Ferndown Leisure Centre offers a pool, gym and a large range of sports including badmington, football, netball, tennis, squash and table tennis.
With over 30 restaurants in the immediate area then you will certainly not have to eat in the same place twice unless of course the food is that good which may well be the case judging by some of the reviews. British, Italian, Indian, Chinese and Bangladeshi are all available as well as American fast food outlets and the good old Great British Pub and Fish and Chip shop.Read less
Bournemouth is 7 miles away
Bristol is 56 miles away
Exeter is 80 miles away