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Merley Woodland Park Dorset
Merley Woodland Park is a small cluster of holiday homes nestled at the heart of beautiful parkland just outside the New Forest. The park is within easy reach of stunning forest, secluded beaches and bustling towns, and is a real haven for lovers of the great outdoors. The lodges themselves are exceptionally finished, and provide an idyllic base for exploring this wonderful area.
The park itself offers a vast array of facilities and entertainment, including:
Outdoor heated pool
The Merley Inn bar/bistro†
Wi-Fi access (in designated areas)
Outdoor children’s play area
(Please note: Outdoor heated pool – May 27-Jun 2, Jun 10-11. Jul 23-Sep 4 open daily 10am-6pm (subject to weather conditions).
†The Merley Inn – opening times/hours vary depending on the time of year. All other facilities available for all dates.)
Merley Woodland Park accommodation
A selection of superb two bedroom and three bedroom properties, all situated in a tranquil and secluded woodland clearing. Each lodge really makes the most of the lovely surroundings. Spacious and bright, they boast panoramic views across the rural scenery.
A particular highlight, they all have patio doors that lead out onto large outdoor decking, complete with furniture, barbecue and fabulous hot tub. What better way to relax and unwind after an exciting day, and enjoy a drink or two as you bask in the peaceful setting.
They are provide plenty of great indoor entertainment, including flat screen TVs with Freeview and DVD players and an Xbox One with Kinect and online gaming. So there is lots to keep the whole family busy no matter what the weather is doing, making this a great destination for an escape at any time of year.
There is also a well-equipped kitchen including a microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Rent includes bed linen and duvets, as well as gas and electricity. In addition, two adult bikes are available per lodge.
Pets are welcome, charged at @7.50 per night each (max 2) (in specific accommodation only).
All non smoking accommodation.
Complimentary welcome pack.
Champagne and chocolates.
Grocery pack* – essentials, breakfast items and a bottle of wine.
Celebration cakes* – handmade cakes for a special occasion.
(Order at time of booking and pay for prior to arrival).
Merley Woodland Park surrounding area
Despite their secluded setting, these fantastic properties sit just a mile from the ancient market town of Wimborne, with its majestic Minster, and bustling cafés and pubs.
The lodges are also within easy reach of the spectacular Dorset coastline, with its dramatic cliffs and fascinating history. Brownsea Island sits in Poole Harbour and was the site where Henry VIII constructed one of his coastal castles in the 1540s. Now in the care of the National Trust, Brownsea is a vital habitat for red squirrels and other local wildlife.
There are lots of stunning gardens to visit within easy reach. Dean’s Court garden are lovely, partly-wild gardens that surround what was once the Deanery to the Minster. While slightly further afield, Knoll Gardens is another nature lovers’ paradise. Home to one of the country’s most extensive collections of grasses, the four-acre garden features specialist plants to discover.
Meanwhile, there are a vast array of stunning walks throughout the region. Wool Dorset Loop is a circular route around the lovely countryside. Mainly on quiet country lanes, it’s a great route for all abilities. Or Wessex Ridgeway is a fantastic, varied walk that showcases the beautiful scenery to its best.
For a truly ambitious adventure, the South West Coast Path stretches over a huge 630 miles and takes in the vast, dramatic views of this spectacular coastline. Of course, you don’t have to do the whole lot, just pick your spot and enjoy some of the finest views in the country.
Finally, after either a hard day’s exploring or soaking up the sun, head back to your sumptuous lodge and bask in the height of luxury.