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Beautiful Self Contained Flat In A Fine Period Country House

Bedrooms 1
Space 775 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The Flat Sleeps Two And Has Its Own Front Door From The Drive

Durmast House is a handsome property reached at the end of the drive. The house is set in 4 acres of garden designed by the famous Edwardian designer Gertrude Jekyll and which is listed in the Hampshire Register of Historic Gardens. Guests are welcome to wander around the garden.

This comfortable flat has accommodation on two levels and is a generous size. From the entrance hall is a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast table and four chairs. On the first floor there is a large sitting room with a three piece suite and a more formal area. Adjacent is the bedroom with double bed and fitted wardrobes with an en suite bathroom.

There are lovely views of the garden from these rooms

More Details

Margaret Daubeney
Member since: 1990
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2017

Why Margaret Daubeney chose New Forest

Durmast House is set in the beautiful New Forest area of Hampshire. There are many walks across the heaths and forests. The sea is not very far away with lovely views across the the Isle of Wight.

The gardens of Durmast House are widely regarded as being a typical example of Gertrude Jekyll's English style garden design. The gardens are open fro charity twice a year under the National Garden Scheme.


Burley Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Luxurious French design bathroom suite
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Optional single divan or child bed or cot in sitting room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Self Contained Flat In A Fine Period Country House
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Super accommodation. Wonderful garden. Ideal environment in the New Forest.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Charming and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We loved this beautiful and well-appointed flat and were charmed by the garden and surroundings

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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heaven. peaceful.has everything you need

  • 5 of 5

The whole set up was superb.the area as well. The garden is as good you see in country magazine.I have little winge that is the shower did not work. But have no hesitation in recommending the place .wonderful.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful flat in beautiful grounds

  • 5 of 5

Philip made us feel very welcome and gave us some good advice where to visit, would highly recommend staying here in this beautiful village

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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The flat was exactly what we were looking for and we were made very welcome

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our requirements and the location was ideal. We would certainly stay again and recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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You couldn't ask for more

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Very high quality, very spacious, very cosy, very nice hosts.

Location is perfect for exploring The New Forest area and coast.

The hosts very accommodating and helpful. And you miss nothing in the holiday flat.

Try and ask about classic cars, and you'll be surprised.

We definitely want to come back and experience more of this area.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Car: recommended

The village of Burley is in the centre of the New Forest in beautiful countryside with many interesting walks through the forest with an abundance of flora and fauna and an excellent area for bird watching. Several stables for horse riding are nearby and a golf course very close. Bicycles can be hired in the village.

A day's visit to the Isle of Wight ferry is fun, the boat leaves from Lymington which is about eight miles from Durmast. The beaches are within six miles drive. Christchurch Town with the Abbey and harbour is about 5 mile's drive. Bournemouth and Southampton are equidistant, about 12 miles where there are larger shops, theatres and the Winter Gardens for music in Bournemouth.

There are many lovely gardens to visit such as Mottesfont Abbey, Exbury Gardens, Hilliers, Cranborne Manor. Macpennys, Spinners and many others.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees


During Winter shorter breaks (minimum 2 nights) are possible at £70 per night.
Extra Z bed or cot are available on request (£30 per night)
Well behaved dogs are welcome for £10 per dog per week.
The flat is available from 1400 hrs for guests

Deposit of 25% on booking and balance 4 weeks before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.