Ideal for romantic couples and families. Large private dog/child-proof garden. Edge of lovely quiet village in AONB. Lots to do and see nearby.
About Alison Acland
Hi, I'm Ally Acland, I live at October House with my husband, Richard, and (sometimes) our three children - Lottie, Tom and Milly - who are in their early 20s and setting off in life. I am a magazine editor working part time from home and my other occupations are making sure our guests have the best time possible, gardening (my passion), my animals and sailing with Richard (his passion!). I have a horse, Silver, whom you will meet in the paddock. Our two dogs, Golly (a miniature poodle) and Coco (a black labrador) will guarantee an enthusiastic welcome. You probably won't see our two black cats as they are quite shy but they are my live teddybears. Finally my 20 pure-bred chickens are another pride and joy and keep us supplied with lovely free-range eggs. Richard is a very keen sailor and we sail togeth
Alison Acland purchased this Cabin in 2007
Why Alison Acland chose Damerham
We bought October House as our family home and with it came quite a few out buildings. The holiday cabin was originally our own guest suite. I then ran it as a B&B for 3 years very successfully and realised what a great area we live in for holiday makers. Its lovely tranquil rural setting close to the New Forest and many interesting attractions and the coast is ideal for a family holiday. So now I have doubled it in size and put in a kitchen and another en-suite bedroom to make a great holiday accommodation. We created the large dog-proof garden because we know how people like to bring their dogs. Being part of our larger garden means guests can enjoy that too and all our animals. We love the area and enjoy seeing our guests appreciate it too.
What makes this Cabin unique
This great spot has everything for a great family (or romantic) holiday - space, rural tranquillity, lovely garden and trees, great pubs and local walks - all within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty We are within an hour from the coast with fantastic beaches, cliffs and walks. We are just 15 minutes from the New Forest - 100s of square miles of open country and forest for all to enjoy. Historic Salisbury and Stonehenge are a short drive and there are many many historic houses, National Trust properties and children's attractions within an hour. And did I mention the animals? I think I have!
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Perfect little haven in the New Forest. Beautifully kept, comfy and welcoming. Everything we needed plus some extras, including fresh eggs from the owner, Alison’s chickens. I spent the weekend there with my husband, 2 teens and our pup and we all had a great weekend. Managed to fit in a visit to Moors Park including Go Ape, taking the dog for his first dip in the Sea, a trip to the Forest Aqua Park and a lovely dinner in the Compasses pub. Perfect base for a family break and we’d love to return there.
This cosy cottage was just so perfect. It has everything you need and more (you could easily spend a fortnights holiday there.) Home from home in a beautiful setting, I didnt want to go home.
Beautiful and relaxing break
We had a lovely time at this chalet which is in a beautiful location with its own private garden and a short walk to the local pub. Very clean, very pretty grounds and the kids loved collecting fresh eggs from the chicken and stroking the ponies, dog and cat. It’s in easy reach of various attractions in the New Forest and the beaches at Bournemouth and Poole. Very friendly owners. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Peace and tranquillity
Our hosts were both welcoming and accommodating. We were able to check in early after an overnight flight from the USA. If you are looking for a quiet restful place this is it. We would have stayed longer if we had more time.
Thank you for your lovely comments Ian.
You were a charming family to host and yes you should have booked for longer - there is so much to see and do round here!
Beautiful and peaceful
A lovely quiet relaxing home from home . There was everything we needed. Most of the time all we could hear was bird song. Just what we needed. Lots of lovely walks and a beautiful area.
A beautiful getaway break
Our stay in such a beautiful cabin was perfect, Alison our host was lovely and made our stay such a pleasure providing welcoming milk bread & butter etc., Everything was clean and comfortable plus the area is so peaceful. Without a doubt I would highly recommend
Special interest holidays:
The area is brilliant horse riding, cycling, walking, dog walking, painting.....
There are some stunning beaches within an hours drive:
Studland Bay is a lovely sandy beach owned by the National Trust. You travel on a chain ferry to reach it!
Exclusive Sandbanks in Poole is a 45 minute drive. This is lovely and sandy with a more urban feel and beach cafes alongside the most expensive real estate in Europe.
Dorset's 'Jurassic Coast' has beaches and superb walks as well as dinosaur fossils to be found
We are in the middle of the countryside so it it essential you have a car to get around.
We are 1 hour 20 minutes from Heathrow, about 2 hours from Gatwick. Southampton and Bournemouth airports are both within half an hour.
It takes about 2.5 hours to reach the Channel Tunnel and our nearest ferry port is Portsmouth which is an hour away.
Salisbury is our nearest train station about 25 minutes drive away and it takes you straight to the centre of London in one hour 20 minutes.
Salisbury - 12 miles, 22 minutes drive
Stonehenge - 22 miles, 43 minute drive
Fordingbridge (local town) 7 minutes drive
Ringwood - 10 miles, 20 minutes drive
New Forest (large area) nearest car park 15 minutes drive
Southampton 24 miles, 40 minutes drive
London takes about 1.75 hours to drive or you can go by train.
Damerham is a small, quiet, rural village with a superb pub a pleasant 15 minute walk away.
Fordingbridge is our nearest town just 7 minutes drive away. It has butchers, pharmacies, banks, supermarkets and other local shops you might need.
Salisbury is our nearest city with good clothes shops, a market on Tuesdays and, of course its stunning cathedral.
There are walks everywhere. The New Forest is a wild, open space famous for its ponies. You can walk, ride bikes (plenty to hire), ride horses. play golf and enjoy the great outdoors.
There are many lovely National Trust properties under 45 minutes drive and lots of children's attractions - Paulton Park, Adventure Wonderland, Farmer Palmers, Go Ape, Model Towns, Adventure Wonderland.....