Ferndown is a charming town just north of Bournemouth, in Dorset, near the south coast and the New Forest. Take a wander from your Ferndown holiday cottage and you will discover a variety of independent businesses. Chianti is a popular Italian restaurant, Joy serves outstanding Indian food, and the Nightjar is a lively pub serving a range of local ales. In the town centre, on Penny’s Way, the Barrington Centre is a busy venue with a theatre hosting films, concerts and plays. Several historic landmarks can be found in the town, including St. Mary’s Church, which has a lovely café. Self-catering holidays in Ferndown are popular among golfers, with three excellent courses in the town. There are also tennis courts, a bowling green, a swimming pool, and the large, open space of King George’s Recreation Ground.
The Farmhouse is a large, Grade II listed 17th century Tudor house next to a golf resort in Dudsbury, Dorset. The pet-friendly coastal cottage boasts an elegant interior and extensive grounds with lovely views, as well as numerous spaces for entertaining and relaxation, plus an open fire.
Beautiful walks can be enjoyed within a mile or two of Ferndown holiday cottages, in the ancient woodland and heath which surround the town. A stroll around Holt Heath and Slop Bog is highly recommended. The market town of Ringwood is a 15-minute drive northward on the A31. Nestled on the banks of the River Avon with stunning views across the Dorset countryside, it is well worth a visit, with graceful Georgian and Victorian architecture, and a thriving weekly market.
A short drive eastward the New Forest National Park is an enchanting expanse of glades, open moors and clifftop walks. A 20-minute drive southward from Ferndown, Bournemouth’s seven-mile stretch of golden sand has been a favourite since the Victorian era. Stroll along the award-winning seafront, where a variety of attractions can be enjoyed. With surfing, go-karting, water-parks and aquariums, there’s no shortage of things to do. You will also discover a thriving food scene, a lively nightlife and a range of independent shops.