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The Chalet in Avon Heath Country Park, Dorset

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per week
sleeps 6
3 rooms
1 bathroom

The Chalet description

Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers.

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.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Rural location

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Miss Allen
May 2016
A lovely house! This was the second time that we have stayed here and we have booked for next year. It's very clean, comfortable and in a lovely location.
Mr Waggett
February 2016
The Chalet was warm and comfortable. The beds were very comfortable, and the garden was lovely and big for our grand children to run around in.The kitchen is well equipped with everything we needed. We would stay in this lovely cottage again.
Mrs Cuthbertson
July 2016
The location was stunning and the garden was perfect for our young children.
Mrs Jemma
July 2015
Great location, excellent walks in the country park. Very dog friendly.
Mr Marsh
May 2015
Very good accommodation in a beautiful, secluded, relaxing and unique setting. Nice to see a range of wildlife in the garden and surrounding area.
Mr Mayer
March 2015
Location was perfect, the enclosed garden was excellent for the dogs as it was secure with plenty of room to run around. facilities in The Chalet were just as described it was warm and comfortable and the setting was perfect, it was also close enough to Ringwood with all its facilities excellent dog friendly cafe and pub.
Mrs Heywood
March 2014
Lovely property, secluded but not isolated. Large enclosed garden, ideal for my dog and a never-ending supply of wood for the log burner. Beautiful surroundings. Easy access to lots of attractions, and only 15-20 minute drive to a beach, which is open to dogs all year around. My husband and I had a lovely week, and so did our Golden Retreiver, who did not want to get back in the car to come home!
Mr Felton
November 2014
Lovely walking and dog country on the doorstep. Close proximity to Ringwood.
Mr Exford
May 2015
A remote retreat which was great for adults and children.
Mrs Peach
February 2015
We had a wonderful time. The cottage was clean, welcoming and I would definitely recommend to anyone. Our dogs loved running in the forest and we had our resident squirrels who popped in everyday to say hello.
Mr Fawsitt
December 2014
The location of The Chalet is beautiful, and the Country Park was very well kept and attractive. Great holiday for our dogs with walking on our doorstep.
Mrs Henstridge
February 2014
We enjoyed out time at the property, thank you! It was very clean and the wood burner with plentiful dry kindling and wood was a nice touch.
Mr Price
July 2014
The property was ideal for dog owners with access to the country park and to nearby dog friendly beaches.
Mr Bird
March 2014
Great property in the middle of the Country Park, walking from the front door. Garden excellent for the dog.
Mrs Johnstone
February 2014
We liked the secluded location was ideal for walking and seeing wild life and the cosiness of the chalet with its log fire.
Mr Jackson
January 2014
Marvellous setting with helpful and friendly rangers. Nice warm house with endless supply of logs for the wood burner. Dogs loved the garden and surrounding woodlands. Handy for shopping in Ringwood and lovely beaches not too far away. No extra charge for pets or electricity was another plus. All in all a wonderful place to stay. Thanks a lot .
Mr Wilce
April 2014
A relaxing environment, the fact you could walk out of the door and be in the midst of the forest was great.
Mr Acres
June 2014
Great location, great cottage, nice and peaceful.
Miss Lunn
August 2014
The setting of the cottage was fantastic - the huge garden and woodland was perfect for our boys to play safely in.
Miss Brewer
May 2014
The location of the chalet deep in the country park was great with lots of walks and wildlife.The chalet was lovely and clean with all of the mod cons you would expect - the wood burner was lovely, we didn't really need it as the weather was glorious but we did fire it up a couple of times for the novelty of it. The location of the country park itself is great, close to lots of amenities and we never really had to travel for more than 30 minutes to get anywhere. We all had a fantastic time and would certainly consider coming back again.
Mrs Harrison
July 2013
The peace, quiet and the lovely garden my dogs enjoyed that very much.
Mrs Kradochvilova
November 2012
Had a lovely time with my family, nice view from the Chalet. Beautiful walks around the forests within the parks, nice and peaceful. Would like to say thank you to the Rangers for welcoming us. Will definitely come back.
Mrs Freemantle
March 2013
A lovely location within the country park with very helpful rangers on site. We would recommend this to anyone.
Mrs Nash
August 2012
We felt very relaxed and as the property was clean and comfortable it suited our needs.
Mrs Ribbons
November 2012
The secure garden for dogs and the locality. The heating system was efficient and plentiful supply of logs.
Miss Greening
October 2012
Chalet was lovely and in quiet surroundings. Perfect little retreat for us and the dog.
Miss Guy
March 2012
Plenty of walks nearby. Ideal for dog walks. Plenty of info in the cottage about things to do locally.
Miss Holland
October 2012
The location of the chalet was superb as were the rangers, who were friendly and helpful. The sitting room with the log burner was a highlight, warm and welcoming. The garden was fantastic, both for our 3 year old niece and the dog we brought with us.
Mrs Lambert
August 2012
The setting of the Chalet was perfect for walking our dogs and enjoying the peace of the park. The Chalet itself was very comfortable and beautifully clean.
Mr Mcneil
July 2012
An ideal location for dog owners, plenty of walks on the doorstep.
Mr Pateman
September 2012
Ideal location for a family with dogs. The peacefulness of the setting within a beautiful country park.
Mrs Marshall
July 2012
The Chalet was a nice property and we found all the park rangers really helpful and friendly, there was lots to do in the area and had the weather have been nicer we would have used the garden more.
Mrs Mcdowell
July 2012
We enjoyed the peace and quiet at The Chalet.
Mr Brown
February 2012
Lovely property - well equipped, great garden for the dog, and great situation. We had a wonderful weekend and would recommend it to anyone!
Mrs Hall
February 2012
Location was perfect for seeing the New Forest and we enjoyed walking every day to different places. Beautiful, fully equipped cottage with open fire - we couldn't have wanted any more.
Mr Smith
April 2012
We particularly liked the secluded location, the privacy and enclosed garden. Being able to watch the wildlife from the windows. The rangers were very helpful and our dog loved the garden and walks in the forest. He had to come home for a rest!
Mrs Cash
August 2012
A lovely, peaceful quiet location.
Mrs Kent
November 2011
We were given a brief tour and the owner explained the running of this property which was very much appreciated. When we entered the property we were pleasantly surprised. It was very, very clean and nice and bright as it has plenty of windows. Excellent for any who may be slightly physically challenged as there is an entrance that you can get a wheelchair through. There is a good sized twin bedroom on the ground floor and the bathroom is situated on that floor also. If you want peace and quiet then please consider this property. The yard is enclosed which is great for a family of 6 plus if you want to take your well behaved family pooch, there is plenty of room for them too. I highly recommend this property both for families and the mature person. Lots of exploring can be done. I definitely will be returning and I have already checked out the dates for next year. The folks at Sykes are very friendly and helpful.
Mr Howes
July 2012
We particularly liked the quietness and solitude. The wildlife around us meant there was always something interesting going on (even when the squirrels came to visit us in the house - different, but nice). All in all, a very relaxing holiday.
Mr Clarke
November 2011
The location was great - very quiet. The house was well equipped with modern tools.
Mr Felton
February 2012
Wonderful position with immediate access to a variety of walks. Very pleasant and comprehensive welcome and briefing.
Mrs Bristow
January 2012
The location was fantastic especially having a dog with us, so access to walks was easy. The little extras provided by the owner, Xmas tree, decorations, lights and the unlimited supply of wood for the log burner.
Mr Boden
July 2012
We had a lovely time, plenty of places to visit, plenty of walks and lots for the children to do. Overall everything was excellent.
Mr Campbell
October 2011
Everything about the accommodation was excellent and the garden superb, especially for my two dogs. The immediate area was also excellent for long scenic walks. Nice and central for both the New Forest and the beach either at Bournemouth or Poole.
March 2014
Great place to holiday, certainly if you have a dog. Lovely to have a large enclosed garden and able to walk straight from the front door. Very easy to get to local attractions and facilities. The ranger, Paul, very keen to ensure everything was in order. We would like to visit again, but it looks well booked up for the rest of the year.
Jean E
July 2015
A lovely peaceful chalet in the woods, away from the hustle and bustle of a busy life. My granddaughter loved the play park, which was just an exciting walk away through the woods and I loved the chai latte served in the cafe! Also had the added bonus of the beautiful beaches of Bournemouth just a short drive away. All in all a lovely break away!
Jean E
April 2016
Our second time at this lovely warm and cosy cottage, hopefully not our last. Another lovely break away in the forest. A great place to get your children out and exploring nature, my granddaughter didn't want to leave, or just to immerse yourself in peace and quiet. Although the hustle and bustle of Bournemouth, Poole and Southampton are just a short drive away. There is also a great play park close by and a cafe with lovely home made cakes straight out of the oven. The Dorset Apple cake would be difficult to beat!
March 2013
Lovely chalet, great location, good standard of facilities, easy access to many beautiful places and fantastic pubs and if you like walking, great walks especially with our dog who thoroughly enjoyed herself especially in the snow! The ranger Steve was also brilliant always on hand to answer any queries and produce maps at short notice! We would definitely book again.
January 2012
We had a lovely Christmas at The Chalet. A Christmas tree complete with decorations & lights was provided too! The property was well furnished, exceptionally clean and comfortable. We had my elderly mother with us and so keeping her warm was a priority. The central heating was efficient but on top we had a woodburner and an endless supply of logs (not just a starter pack!) The ranger Steve Davies was on hand and nothing, it seemed, was too much trouble. We enjoyed the location as we had a guide dog with us. Endless walks were just outside the front door! I wouldn't hesitate to return, maybe in the warmer weather too.
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