Located in Ringwood, Dorset
The Rowans is a holiday cottage in Avon Heath Country Park, Dorset, sleeping 8 and pet friendly tucked away amongst the pine trees near the New Forest
The Rowans is tucked away amongst the pine trees within Avon Heath Country Park, near the beautiful New Forest about 2 miles from Ringwood. This detached bungalow is a former ranger's residence and has a large private garden with direct access to large areas of heather and heathland, a well managed habitat for many species of animal and plant life. With great views from all rooms you might catch a glimpse of deer, rare bird species and other wildlife that live in the park. There are 5 miles of designated walking and cycling trails to explore directly from your doorstep making this a great destination for nature lovers. There is an extensive calendar events happening at the park which you can join in on and you will have access to other park facilities including the children's play area, visitor centre and cafe.
The accommodation at The Rowans is all on the ground floor and comprises of a lounge and dining area with woodburner, TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD/radio and a selection of books and games. The kitchen has a halogen hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and range of accessories and utensils. There are three bedrooms, a kingsize double with a door to the garden, a twin and a family room with kingsize double and 2 single stacker beds. The bathroom has bath with shower over, basin and toilet.
Outside is a large enclosed garden mostly laid to lawn with patio area complete with furniture. The Rowans accepts two well behaved dogs. The property is accessed via a half-mile of gravelled track. Your fuel, power, starter pack for woodburner and bed linen 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 4 miles away
Bristol is 61 miles away
Exeter is 85 miles away