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Beautiful Self Contained Flat In A Fine Period Country House

Bedrooms 1
Space 775 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

The Flat Sleeps Two And Has Its Own Front Door From The Drive

Durmast House is a handsome property reached at the end of the drive. The house is set in 4 acres of garden designed by the famous Edwardian designer Gertrude Jekyll and which is listed in the Hampshire Register of Historic Gardens. Guests are welcome to wander around the garden.

This comfortable flat has accommodation on two levels and is a generous size. From the entrance hall is a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast table and four chairs. On the first floor there is a large sitting room with a three piece suite and a more formal area. Adjacent is the bedroom with double bed and fitted wardrobes with an en suite bathroom.

There are lovely views of the garden from these rooms

More Details

Margaret Daubeney
Member since: 1990
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

Why Margaret Daubeney chose Burley

Durmast House is set in the beautiful New Forest area of Hampshire. There are many walks across the heaths and forests. The sea is not very far away with lovely views across the the Isle of Wight.

The gardens of Durmast House are widely regarded as being a typical example of Gertrude Jekyll's English style garden design. The gardens are open fro charity twice a year under the National Garden Scheme.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Burley in New Forest District

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Luxurious French design bathroom suite
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , Optional single divan or child bed or cot in sitting room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(21 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Self Contained Flat In A Fine Period Country House
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Outstandig property set in lovely gardens

  • 5 of 5

Flat very well equiped & comfortable.Glorius setting.A week wasn't long enough!

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Gertie's gorgeous garden

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was clean and comfortable. Our main reason for staying here was to see the garden and it didn't disappoint.

Margaret and Philip were giving of their time to show us the garden, explain it's history and we were able to wander at will.

They are two very lovely people with two very friendly dogs.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This flat is delightful! Bright light and very comfortable with the quirkiest bathroom ever!

  • 5 of 5

Phillip the owner is very friendly and was there to greet us after our looong flight from Australia... the flat is fabulous and really comfortable. Set in the stunning New Forest this home with its beautiful garden and estate is a treat. The only negative is that the bed (although very comfortable) is a double, a queen would be far better. Also there's some great pubs close by, food at the White Buck is delicious!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent in every respect.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hosts, an extremely comfortable and well equipped apartment and a fabulous location.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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beatiful flat

  • 4 of 5

The flat was very well equip the only problem we had was with the bath it was very deep vith a sloping base and no hand rail to get in and out.i found this impossible to use on my own and my husband who is fitter than myself even slipped and jarred his back one time

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious elegant peaceful classic

  • 5 of 5

Hospitality was superb from the owners

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

The village of Burley is in the centre of the New Forest in beautiful countryside with many interesting walks through the forest with an abundance of flora and fauna and an excellent area for bird watching. Several stables for horse riding are nearby and a golf course very close. Bicycles can be hired in the village.

A day's visit to the Isle of Wight ferry is fun, the boat leaves from Lymington which is about eight miles from Durmast. The beaches are within six miles drive. Christchurch Town with the Abbey and harbour is about 5 mile's drive. Bournemouth and Southampton are equidistant, about 12 miles where there are larger shops, theatres and the Winter Gardens for music in Bournemouth.

There are many lovely gardens to visit such as Mottesfont Abbey, Exbury Gardens, Hilliers, Cranborne Manor. Macpennys, Spinners and many others.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

.Minimum stay May to September 5 nights

During Winter shorter breaks (minimum 2 nights) are possible at £70 per night.
Extra Z bed or cot are available on request (£30 per night)
Well behaved dogs are welcome for £10 per dog per week.
The flat is available from 1400 hrs for guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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