Longhouse Lodge

Located in Ferndown, Dorset

This single-storey timber lodge is situated in the Dorset hamlet of Mannington and sleeps two people in studio accommodation.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 1


Longhouse Lodge is a wooden lodge in the hamlet of Mannington, Dorset. This property sleeps two people and has an open plan studio layout of a king-size double bed, a kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with woodburning stove. There’s also a bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath. Outside there’s off-road parking for two cars, an enclosed gravelled area with furniture and a shared firepit and barbecue in a nearby paddock. Longhouse Lodge is a wonderful base for a romantic retreat.

Property Details

Longhouse Lodge is located in the hamlet of Mannington, an open plan timber lodge created from a former barn full of charm with wood panelling and a cosy wood-burning stove. You are well placed to explore nearby towns of Wimborne, the beaches of Poole and Bournemouth or to go and explore the New Forest National Park. Closer to home, Holt Heath Nature reserve is a short walk away, slightly further is Moors Valley Country Park and within walking distance are not one but two pubs. Or just stay at the lodge and enjoy the 7.5-acre owner's alpaca and equestrian smallholding.

The accommodation at Longhouse Lodge is all on the ground floor and comprises of open plan accommodation with sitting and dining area with wood burning stove, Sky TV, DVD player, iPod dock, WiFi and selection of books and games. The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and shared use of washing machine and tumble dryer in the adjacent log cabin. The bed is a king-size double and the bathroom has a Jacuzzi bath with shower over, toilet and basin.

Outside there a gravelled area with furniture as well as a shared firepit and barbecue in a nearby paddock. There is off-road parking for two cars, secure undercover bike storage and Longhouse Lodge accepts one well behaved dog to be kept on a lead at all times due to livestock nearby. Please not babes-in-arms only. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.


  • Electric oil-filled heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freesat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Power and starter pack for woodburning stove included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Shared access to owners washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Secure undercover bike storage
  • Enclosed gravelled area with furniture (can not be accessed through the rear)
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times due to livestock, chickens and horses nearby
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1
  • 5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times when outside due to livestock, chickens and horses nearby
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only
  • Note: The cottage is accessed via 0
  • 2 miles of unmade track


Ground floor bath
Ground floor bed
Ground floor facilities
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Washing machine


Area Details


This modern town lies close to the New Forest National Park and is a short drive to Poole and Bournemouth. The town has a variety of independent shops and cafes including two supermarkets and two pubs. Ferndown has its very own Roller disco and two great golf courses. Moors Valley Country Park and Forest is a fantastic fun-filled family day out. From endless trails and cycle paths - don't worry you can hire a bike at the venue. Go Ape, for the adventurous types, is also at the park offering a high rope adventure, a treetop experience, a trip through the forest on all-terrain Segways or a net adventure that is 30 feet above the forest floor. Alternatively, the beautiful park makes for a great area to have a picnic and benefits from being dog-friendly too. Adventure Wonderland is a great family day out for children under twelve.

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