Luxury lodges and Bed and Breakfast in Dorset close to the New Forest

218 Hurn Road, Matchams, Near Ringwood, Dorset, BH24 2BT.  Tel 01425 470889


Directions & Local Facilities

How to find us from London and East

Take M27 / A31 from Southampton to Ringwood. Just past Ringwood and Texaco garage, turn left B3081 to Verwood and Matchams. Immediately Left again to Matchams. This is Hurn Lane and continues into Hurn Road, travel on this road until it crosses over the A338 (Wessex Way), keep left travelling parallel to the A338 road for about 200 yards. Little Paddock is on your right.

From Wimborne and the West

Take A31 towards Ringwood. At the “Boundary Lane” roundabout take the last exit which is Boundary Lane. Continue on this road until the end. Turn right and travel parallel to the A338 road for about 200 yds.

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Local Facilities

We back on to Avon Heath Country Park the largest country park in Dorset. Visit their website at:


Turn left for the town of Ringwood and follow the road around until you meet up with the motorway. Turn left again and then cross over to the right to join the A338 to Ringwood (approx 6 mins by car) the town has the Furlong shopping centre with nice gift shops etc and Waitrose and Sainsbury’s and the old town with banks and nice restaurants & pubs.


This is the nearest facility to Little Paddock. It is a dry ski slope and a great venue for all the family. Why not learn to ski while you are staying with us? It also has a restaurant and bar

Our favourite restaurant


We are pleased to recomend our favourite local restaurant V&Gs, and would be happy to make a booking for you during your stay.

Drusilla's Inn

Sue and Brett are very happy to recommend Drusilla’s Inn

Drusilla’s Inn is a traditional thatched Wessex Freehouse set in rolling Dorset countryside with uninterrupted views of the historic Horton Folly Tower.

Wobbly walls, low ceilings, open fires and exposed beams all add to Drusilla’s olde worlde charm. Drusilla’s offers a range of menus from bar snacks to a la carte featuring free range, hand reared local produce.

Bournemouth Fly Club Café

A Great place for a Lunch – and watch out for evening events

The Woolpack Inn, Sopley

The Woolpack Inn in Sopley is a cosy thatched pub from the seventeenth century, steeped in fascinating history. It's a great local pub and restaurant about 10 minitues drive from Little Paddock

Matchams market

turn right and its about 1 mile on the right. Also a car boot sale there every Wednesday.


same place as market (see above)

Post office & stores

turn right & it’s at the end of the road approx 3 minutes.

Local Shop

The shop at Hurn bridge sells all basic requirements and is open early to late 7 days.

Sports & social club

For cheapest beers ask us about temporary membership to the Hurn Bridge sports & social club

Christchurch Council tourist office

Monkey World, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6HH

Ape rescue centre, 65 acre park set in the Dorset Countryside, with Chimpanzees and apes that have been abused from around the world.

Moors Valley Country Park & Forest, Ashley Heath, Dorset

Play golf, or ride on the steam railway, Cycling or lake fishing.

Bournemouth beaches and a town centre

Bournemouth Airport

Turn right & drive to end of road. Right again and then right at the roundabout. The Airport terminal is then again on the right.