House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Magnolia House BH24 3RG is located in Hightown a much sought after area of Ringwood. Ringwood has recently been introduced as one of the newest members to the New Forest National Trust.

Magnolia House is the perfect retreat for a family holiday, with it's 4 bedrooms, one en-suite, one family bathroom, kitchen, separate dining room, downstairs wc and lounge which leads out to the conservatory which offers views of Hightown Lake.

The private and enclosed garden of Magnolia House is the most idyllic setting or base for families that choose the New Forest for their holiday or weekend getaway. Magnolia is set in a quiet cul de sac, there is a bike trailway and farm shop just off Crow Lane. We also cater for Stag & Hen Groups, if enough time is given for the booking we are able to Hire in Hot Tubs, costs start from £200.

The upstairs of Magnolia House has 4 bedrooms, the master bedroom overlooks the front the property with en-suite shower, wash hand and wc facilities, king-size bed, side tables,wall mounted TV, fitted wardrobes and a bed settee. Bedroom 2 again overlooks the front of the property has a double bed, bedside tables and lamps, fitted with mirrored wardrobe and a TV. Bedroom 3 which is situated at the back of the property has the best view of the property overlooking the lake, has twin beds, bedside table and lamps also fitted with mirrored wardrobes. The 4th Bedroom also has views of the Lake is furnished with a set of bunk beds and is situated next to the family bathroom which is furnished with a Victorian roll top bathroom suite.

The enclosed private secure garden with its lovely shrubs makes it a safe environment for children. The Lake is a popular destination for the migration of Canadian Geese as well as the Mallard Ducks who nest and are regular visitors and are often seen quacking at the garden fence for their breakfast.

Ringwood Fishing club are the host society of the lake and hold regular competitions, a temporary fishing license can be purchased upon request.

The local pub The "Elm Tree" a beautifully thatched public house serving the local brewery's beers Ringwood beers & country wines, the food is very good too.

Ringwood Town is a 15 mins walk from Magnolia House, like every town there is a market and this is on a Wednesday. 15 mins drive from Ringwood is the beautiful and historical town of Christchurch where you can find the lovely beach of Highcliffe, Hengitsbury Head and Highcliffe Castle. Burley village is 10 mins away or a 20 mins bike ride, famous for Pagan History. There are numerous golf courses scattered in a 10 mile radius. There is so much to see in the area you really will be spoilt for choice.

Unfortunately people think that Ringwood is too far a destination to book when they really want to book Bournemouth. ie some houses in the Bournemouth postcode Area could take you approximately 1/2 to 3/4 of an hour sometimes to get into Bournemouth this is simply because of the volume of traffic, whereas Ringwood is never no more than 15 mins.

Some must Do's when you visit the area. Visit the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum - an eclectic mix of treasures from around the world including famous paintings and gems collected by the Russell-Cotes family.

Do the Pier to Pier walk. Start at either Bournemouth or Boscombe Pier and finish at the other. Enjoy the scenic stroll along the promenade and treat yourself to coffee and cake at one of the many cafes, restaurants or hotels at either end.

Enjoy the Orchestra in Bournemouth Gardens as well as the free children's entertainment.

The Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) and Pavilion Theatre offer live entertainment across the genres of classical music, rock and pop, musicals, children's shows, comedy, ballet, ice shows and ice skating. With over 40 classes a week, the new Pavilion Dance Centre, at the back of the Pavilion Theatre means you can learn new dance styles each day.

Enjoy high tea; the ultimate British tradition! Enjoy tea, sandwiches and cake at one of our many hotels, cafes and restaurants, after your feet need a break from shopping in the many boutiques and department stores.

Did you know Bournemouth invented the beach hut back in 1908 and still rents out the oldest in the world? OR hire one of the new funky surf reef 'beach pods', based at Boscombe Beach - the ultimate in style.

Get in the water! The sea off Bournemouth beach is perfect for early morning swimming, surf lessons and body boarding. There are plenty of watersports to choose from in Bournemouth and neighbouring Poole - even if you're a beginner!

Make a splash - award winning Littledown Centre has great facilities for all the family with a large swimming pool with fun flumes for the kids, swimming lanes for the adults and a baby pool. If you're looking for thrills and rides, then head towards Splashdown at Tower Park. Enjoy a choice of 12 fantastic water flumes, an indoor pool for the little ones and an interactive water play area for under 8s!

Take a short drive to Paultons Family Theme Park - Home of Peppa Pig World. Paultons family theme park offers a family day out with over 60 rides and attractions included in the price in Hampshire,

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bournemouth 9 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bournemouth 9 km, Nearest railway: Bournemouth 9 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

Ground Floor entrance downstairs w.c. Dining room, Fully fitted Kitchen with Granite worktops and backdoor leads into the enclosed garden which leads onto the Lake, fishing available at an additional cost. Cosy Lounge with 42" flatscreen TV/DVD, with fireplace, patio doors leads out to Conservatory leading out onto lawned private garden. Please note that the clothes dryer is not a tumble dryer but a clothes horse.

1st Floor Master bedroom with en-suite shower room. 3 further double bedrooms with views of the lake, bathroom with victorian roll top bath. Parking for 2-3 cars.

Within a short walk one can enjoy the beauty of the forest and its wildlife, where riding, fishing and golf are all available. Or why not visit Salisbury, Southampton, Bournemouth, Winchester and the south coast with all their attractions.

Farm Shop 0.5 miles, pub and restaurant 2 mins stroll

Gas CH, gas, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. DVD, Small DVD Library. Elec oven. M/wave. W/machine. Freezer. Portable BBQ. Parking (3 car). No smoking

Further details outdoors

The nearby Ringwood Leisure Club, situated on Old Parsonage Lane offers Gym facilities, indoor swimming pool, day visitors are welcome on a pay as you enter basis. Nearby Fordingbridge has a lovely outdoor paddling pool for little ones New Forest Waterpark is a great experience, learn to ski for the very beginner.

Ringwood Brewery offers daily tours and tasting sessions.

In Ringwood you will find all main banks together with Sainsburys and Waitrose supermarkets. There is a large number of local bars and restaurants providing good food and real ales, from quality bar food to A la Carte. Riders will find a choice of local riding stables for riders and cycle hire is also available locally. Sandy Balls Camping and Leisure Centre is a short drive away providing health and fitness facilities. New Forest Water Park is about two miles away, providing water skiing, banana rides and ringos. There is local fishing in Fordingbridge and on the Avon, with a number of fishing tackle and outdoor shops for anglers and walkers. Children can enjoy the New Forest Reptile Centre, Moors Valley country park, Adventure Wonderland, Matchams Go karting and Paultons Park.

Further details

Our payment terms are :-

£200 deposit is required when booking. Full payment to be received at least 3 weeks prior to arrival.

Payment is acceptable, via BACs or cheque

Cancellations made in good time will be refunded if the property can be refilled

Last minute bookings must be paid via internet banking or cash

Refundable security deposit £200 couples/families or £500 single sex groups

Final balance is due 3 weeks prior to holiday together with the security deposit

Lost keys will be charged at £20.00

We ask you to leave the property in the same pristine condition as when you arrived, please consider our next guests in order to refund the £200.00 refundable security deposit.

Strictly no smoking, except outside of the property.

Check in is normally from 3pm & Departure 11am

The Central Southern England region

Hightown(BH24 3RG) is a small suburb of Ringwood an old market town and is based on the very edge of the New Forest, Hampshire/Dorset Borders.

Within a short walk one can enjoy the beauty of the forest and its wildlife, where riding, fishing and golf are all available. Or why not visit Salisbury, Southampton, Bournemouth, Winchester and the south coast with all their attractions.

New Forest

Hightown (BH24 3RG) lies just 3 miles from the popular village of Burley, and boasts a peaceful setting where ponies and donkeys gather.

The surrounding area is a haven for cycling, walking and horse riding. Ringwood is a bustling market town, with a number of handsome Georgian buildings lining its high street; the oldest part of the town lies by the peacefully flowing Hampshire Avon.

Within 5 mins Walk of Magnolia House is "Liberty's Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre" Crow Lane, Ringwood BH24 3EA http://www.libertyscentre.co.uk

A bustling meeting hotspot for winged feather friends, this thriving multi-species centre holds one of the largest collections of birds of prey in the New Forest area. Caring for over 140 species of owls, falcons and hawks amongst many others, the centre also displays creatures with more scales than an advanced music book. Snakes, reptiles and wizard lizards are all part of the menagerie. Featuring some of the largest and most magnificent members of the ornithological family, including owls from South Asia and Southern Africa. Witness their winged wonder as they soar through the sky, and there may even be an opportunity to see adorable baby owls, depending on the season. After the session, enjoy access to the rest of the park, where there are bird and reptile shows to entertain as well as the wide range of animals on show.

Within a short walk or car drive one can enjoy the beauty of the forest and its wildlife, where riding, fishing and golf are all available. Nearby, Bolderwood, three waymarked paths offer walkers some of the New Forest’s most beautiful scenery, with one walk taking in around 40 different species of trees. For nature lovers, Deer Meadow provides much useful information on the various types of deer that can be found, including red, roe, sika, fallow and muntjac, and the timid creatures can be observed from a platform there.

MOORS VALLEY COUNTRY PARK 15 minute drive from the house on the A338 Moors Valley covers 750 acres in the Valley of the Moors River. At the heart of the park is the Visitor Centre, an 18th century timber barn, which houses Seasons Restaurant ,Just a few minutes walk from the Visitor Centre is the Adventure Play Area for older children and a special Castle and Sand Area for toddlers. From the play areas we cross the picnic area to the picturesque Moors Lake alongside which runs the narrow-gauge steam railway that will take you on a mile long journey through the park.

Or why not visit Salisbury, Southampton, Bournemouth, Winchester and the south coast with all their attractions.

Bournemouth, with its clean sandy beaches, parks and gardens lies 12 miles distant, whilst Highcliffe and Friars Cliff beaches and fantastic sailing at Mudeford are all within 8 miles. Lymington is easily accessible and trips to the Isle of Wight can be taken. Lymington itself is a pretty busy seaside town with an attractive harbour, cobbled streets and Georgian houses.

There are many local places of interest for the family to enjoy, including Marwell Zoological Park, The New Forest Otter and Owl Wildlife Park or a day out at Beaulieu Motor Museum. Further afield, but worth a trip, are Monkey World and the Tank Museum near Wool. Southampton, with its maritime history and West Quay shopping centre, the Blue Flag beaches of Hayling Island and Bournemouth, and Sandbanks at Poole, are all within an easy drive.

Farm Shop 0.5 miles, pub just 2 mins stroll to the lovely thatched Elm Tree Public House selling local brews.