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The Chalet

Avon Heath Country Park near Ringwood, Dorset (Ref. 6108)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Ms Bates

    “Beautiful house with all the ...”

    Beautiful house with all the amenities you need to not have to go out to eat etc. The log burner was really nice in the late afternoons and evenings and the rangers helped me to create a long burning fire. Very helpful. ...

    Beautiful house with all the amenities you need to not have to go out to eat etc. The log burner was really nice in the late afternoons and evenings and the rangers helped me to create a long burning fire. Very helpful. My 2 Cockers had plenty of space that’s fenced in to runaround in with plenty of walks from the doorstep. The New Forest is 10 mins drive away for a day out. Totally relaxed after a week of no WiFi and ltd phone coverage though you can walk 20ft away from the house to use your phone and it does work upstairs however it’s nice to only just be able to be contacted. Highly recommend this little jem.

    Tick Created with Sketch. Ms Bates would rebook this property


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

The property

Nestling amongst the aromatic pine trees within Avon Heath Country Park, close to the New Forest, is this delightful detached former ranger's cottage.

Furnished and equipped to a very high standard, including a woodburner in the cosy sitting room, a ground floor twin room and two further comfortable bedrooms upstairs, this Ringwood cottage benefits from a large enclosed garden, with forest views from the bedrooms, a great viewing platform for deer watching!

This Ringwood cottage has direct access to large areas of heathland and swathes of purple heather, an attractive well-managed habitat for many rare species of animal and plant life, which are criss-crossed by over 2 miles of designated walking and cycle trails.

Visitors to this Ringwood cottage are welcome to participate in the calendar of organised events and use the numerous park facilities, including a children's play area and visitor centre with cafe.

Should you tire of all on offer within the park, the nearby excellent road links take you to all the attractions of Dorset, the beautiful New Forest, and the beaches of Bournemouth and Poole.

A comfortable Ringwood cottage in a great location.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower attachment off taps, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.


  • Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD player, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and fuel for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (ground floor only)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Cottage is accessed via a half-mile gravelled track
  • Note: A338 is about 300-yards through the trees
  • Note: Although some ground floor facilities, this property is not specifically designed for those with limited mobility
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: This property does not have WiFI

About the location


Ringwood 2 miles; Bournemouth 10 miles.

Avon Heath Country Park, Dorset’s largest park, can be found just 2 miles west of Ringwood and 10 miles north of Bournemouth. This well-managed heathland nature reserve consists of large areas of heathland, scattered with pine trees, while purple banks of heather provide a stunning sight in summer. A great deal of habitat management work is conserving the numerous rare species of birds, reptiles and plants, together with a resident deer population. Visitors can participate in a wide variety of events at the Visitors Centre, which also offers a children’s play area, countryside shop and cafe, or enjoy access to over 5 miles of marked walking and cycle trails. Alternatively, take the short drive to the family-friendly seaside resort of Bournemouth, explore the nearby New Forest National Park or take a boat trip around the islands of Poole Harbour. This fascinating area offers a super holiday destination for all the family.

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