Garden Cottage is re-opening again on 12th April. Summer dates currently available 28th August - 4th September, 13th - 29th September BOOK SOON TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

We have been given AA and Visit Britain Certification regarding Covid-19. If you book for 2021 and we have to close, full refunds will be given.
We have amended our Terms and Conditions to reflect changed arrival/departure times to allow for extra cleaning. Arrival now from 5pm and departure by 9am.

Situated just outside the New Forest National Park in Hampshire and close to the borders of both Dorset and Wiltshire, Garden Cottage is the ideal setting for a dog friendly, self catering UK break. Managed by the owners who live nearby, it is fully equipped with two bedrooms (one double and one twin).  We also welcome up to two dogs and  there is private parking for two/three cars. 

Garden Cottage is available year round and is situated in a quiet and secluded setting with easy access to a huge range of places and activities.  Whether you want to walk, cycle, go horse-riding, swim in the sea from the beaches near Bournemouth or visit the New Forest and other local places of interest we offer a convenient base.

Our cottage is situated in Rockbourne, a picturesque village in Hampshire within the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is surrounded by farmland with many thatched cottages and an interesting twelfth century St Andrew’s Church. Rockbourne Roman Villa is nearby and open to the public from April to September. It has a unique museum interesting for adults and children alike and is well worth a visit. 

We recommend making a visit to the thatched pub ‘The Rose and Thistle’, just a short walk away.  It serves excellent food and a wide range of local beers with a garden for summer days.  Dogs are allowed in the bar area and garden.  If you prefer to go a little further afield, there are many other pubs nearby.  Rockbourne is only a short drive away from the city of Salisbury, with its historic cathedral along with restaurants and pubs.  It has a large market twice a week and a number of festivals and events happening all year round.

Whether you are looking for a holiday with the children or for a relaxing break with your partner or some friends, Garden Cottage is the perfect place for you. It is conveniently located in an ideal part of the country for visiting a number of historic sites and houses such as Stonehenge, Wilton House, Breamore and National Trust houses and gardens.  

For families there are popular attractions such as Paultons Park with Peppa Pig World, Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World, and Adventure Wonderland in Christchurch. See our Places to Go page for an extensive list of interesting local attractions.

Sitting Room with open fire

Smart TV with Freesat, DVD, video, games

Fully-equipped kitchen: electric cooker, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer.

Adjoining Dining Room.


Downstairs Cloakroom.

Central Heating.

Bed linen for duvets and bath towels will not provided during COVID-19 crisis.

Payphone.

Free WiFi. 

One Double Bedroom.

One Twin Bedroom.

Modern Bathroom with shower over bath.

Parking for 3 cars.

Terraced location set back from the road.

Dog(s) by arrangement.

Cot (no bedding) and high chair on request.

AA Covid-19 Confident accreditation
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