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Cosy Log Cabins in Beautiful Gardens in Ringwood Forest - Karelia

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Karelia

Karelia sleeps 5 persons. The property is a genuine Finnish log cabin built to a traditional standard, which means well insulated and double-glazed. Heating and hot water is included and there is a £1 coin meter for other electricity.

There is a spacious living area with direct access to the long verandah. The kitchen has a microwave, oven, hob and fridge. The bathroom has a shower unit over the bath and a washing machine.

Sleeping arrangements - There is one small double room and a single room. There is also a gallery that sleeps two, which is accessed from the single room via a vertical ladder on the wall (this is not suitable for the very young or the elderly).

Outside there is a covered verandah with furniture and BBQ. The garden is large and provides plenty of space for kids to run around! The cabin has its own generous space and room for parking.

More Details

About the property

Authentic Finnish Log Cottages

The properties are genuine Finnish log cabins built to a traditional standard, which means well insulated and double-glazed. The Karelia Cottage Sleeps 7 persons and Viipuri Sleeps 8 persons and are located 80 yards apart in their own private gardens. We are in the process of installing private hot tubs for each cottage, and these should be in place latest early March.

Situated on the edge of the New Forest and close to the south coast, our cottages stand in four acres of tranquil mature woodland. There are many colourful rhododendrons and azaleas which look particularly beautiful in the Spring and early Summer.

Both cottages have spacious living areas with direct access to covered verandas. The kitchens have microwaves, ovens, hobs and fridges. The bathrooms have shower units over the baths and washing machines.

The covered verandas have seating areas, BBQs and garden furniture. The cottages have their own generous private gardens and ample room for parking.

Heating and hot water is included and there is a £1 coin meter for other electricity. Bed linen and towels can be provided at a fee.

Sauna & Fireplace – a traditional Finnish wood-fired sauna is available for hire, which we will heat and prepare for you. The experience includes a sauna, a shower room and a relaxation and living area with its own wood-burning stove. The pool is directly accessible from the sauna.

The pool is heated from April until October (weather permitting), and is primarily for sauna users but also for general use in the Summer. Children must be supervised at all times.

Games building – this building has a full-sized snooker table that is available to guests. Children are admitted at the discretion of the management. Guests are asked to pay for the overhead lights via a £1 coin meter.

Our land offers direct access to the Ringwood forest that means cycling, hiking and wildlife watching are literally on the doorstep. Many species of birds make their home with us and often deer, rabbits and squirrels are sighted.

Ringwood is five minutes drive away. The town has many cafe's, restaurants and pubs, and holds a market every Wednesday. It also has 3 supermarkets and a range of small shops to interest everybody.

More Details

Property Manager
Steven G
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Swedish, Finnish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2018

About Steven G

I am Steven and I look after the cottages for my Father Richard Gleed. Karelia & Viipuri Cottages were instigated by Helena and Richard Gleed. Helena was a Finnish national when she came to England as an au pair. She grew up in Finland where many families have summer homes set in natural surroundings often beside a lake. Because of this influence, the idea of bringing these traditional log houses and a piece of Finland to Ringwood was born.

Although Helena has passed on, Richard continued to run “Karelia Holidays” for many more years until it was time for the next generation to help out.

Since February 2016 we have employed a full time manager, Gigi, to run the day to day business, maintaining the original friendly holiday atmosphere on which it was founded. With these cottages we have endeavoured to duplicate the relaxed style that many Finns enjoy in their summer cabins all over Finland. We hope that we have succeeded.

Why Steven G chose Saint Ives

Karelia and Viipuri Cottages are located in a quiet and tranquil forest location, but only 20 minutes drive from the famous Blue Flag beaches of Bournemouth & Studland.

Our land offers direct access on to Ringwood forest: that means cycling, hiking and wildlife watching are literally on the doorstep. Many species of birds make their home with us and often deer, rabbits and squirrels are sighted.

Ringwood is five minutes drive away and holds a market every Wednesday. It also has two supermarkets and a range of small shops to interest everybody.

What makes this house unique

Large beautiful and private garden. Great for kids to run around in. A Finnish log cabin experience with access to a real Finnish sauna, Finnish sauna relaxing room with wood burning fireplace, and plunge pool. A full size Snooker table and table tennis is only 40 meters away.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Ives in Saint Leonards and St. Ives

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • All questions should be directed to Steven G.
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Double is sleeping alcove accessed by ladder
Entertainment:
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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Location

Stonehenge
New Forest National Park
Moors Valley Country Park and Forest
Bournemouth Beach
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Bournemouth
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Fish Inn
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Bournemouth
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
M27
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Ringwood
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Bournemouth
Car: recommended

We are only 2 miles from Moors Valley Country Park, one of the most popular venues in the New Forest (eg Go Ape, Miniature Railways, Segways, Kids Parks, Venture Trails, Bike Trails)

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