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Cabin Tapio | Luxury Self-Catering Woodland Cabin | Salisbury

Cabin Tapio

Fordingbridge, Hampshire, UK

Woodland hideaway meets mid-century modern design at Cabin Tapio on the edge of Cranborne Chase AONB near Salisbury, where the gentle trickle of the River Allen and splash of jumping Blue Trout wash away any remnants of city living. Inside is a stark contrast to the dark, weathered exterior, where an abundance of natural light and earthy colours combine to create a calming self-catering escape in rural Hampshire.


Surrounded by soaring trees and within easy reach of the New Forest National Park, this self-catering woodland cabin is an easy-breezy place to while away the days. Eclectic interiors celebrate all things organic, with mid-century furnishings and tones which mirror the bluest skies of summer to the cushioned moss found clambering branches in autumn. On the subject of the outdoors, the south-facing garden and hot tub will ensure there’s really no reason to venture anywhere else at all.


Bright, cheery and ever-so comfortable, Cabin Tapio is an abode where one can let all manner of tension slip away from the moment of arrival. In the heart of the cabin, a woodburner roars with delicious comfort through the colder months, and when summer rolls around two sets of doors fling open onto the wraparound decking, making this the perfect inside-out retreat for two. Come nightfall, slink into the blue-drenched bedroom after a soak in the en suite egg bath, owls hooting overhead a wonderful lullaby to slumber.


Noted for a history of smuggling, Fordingbridge sits pretty on the bank of Hampshire’s River Avon (one of nine with such names in the country!), where miles upon miles of trails will satisfy any keen rambler; the New Forest and Cranborne Chase also have a wealth of outdoor activities for the adrenaline seeker in the room. Next door to the cottage Damerham Fisheries offers rod hire and fishing tuition for all abilities, where one can catch supper before grilling it over Cabin Tapio’s fire pit.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £1,450 per week, £1,095 per short break
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThe master bedroom has a super king-size bed, doors opening out onto the wraparound decking and en suite bathroom with standalone bath and walk-in shower, along with a WC in the utility room.
  • FeaturesHot tub and fire pit
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Monday or FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilySorry, no children.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for two cars on the private drive. The kitchen is well-equipped with a Neff oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and dishwasher. A washing machine is available in the utility room. Please note, there will be someone on-site every Monday at 3pm to tend to the garden and check the hot tub, however will endeavour to be discreet.
  • Homestay includesWelcome hamper of local produce, luxury bed linen and towels, fire pit, kindling and firewood to get you started, Amazon Alexa speaker, Smart TV, recipe books and board games...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
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Spend summer days lounging on the wraparound decking
The woodburner is the heart of this self-catering cabin

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The tallest cathedral spire in the whole of the country, half-timbered Tudor houses and medieval walls make up the pretty, historical city of Salisbury, the perfect base for exploring southern England. Close by, Stonehenge is a must-see for visitors to this part of the United Kingdom.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Cabin Tapio sits on the River Allen, just 4 miles from the village of Fordingbridge, 13 miles from Salisbury and 20 miles from Bournemouth.
  • By Car The property is just 2 hours down the M3 and M27 from central London.
  • By Train The nearest train station is Salisbury, 13 miles away from the cabin.
  • By Air International airports can be found at Bristol and Gatwick, both around 2 hours' drive away.

From the owner

“Expect total privacy and nothing but peace and quiet. A genuine escape from the rat race, the cabin provides the perfect getaway from it all.”

From the owner

We hope you fall in love with our countryside home as much as we have.

Looking out from the back, you have private land to the right and to the end of the garden too, and with barely any traffic coming by (other than the occasional car to the fisheries next door in the early morning) you're more likely to see wild deer than another person while at Cabin Tapio!

The small section of water at the end of the garden is a tributary of the River Allen, and home to the local ducks (and a few fish!). We've found this is best enjoyed with a glass of wine in hand as the sun sets behind the trees, watching and listening to the resident wildlife.

For those who yearn for peace, we find that there is no place better than here; isolated but within arm's reach of community, quiet yet not so far from the hustle of the city that it's a long journey to get here. It is here that we find ourselves at our most relaxed, and we hope that it brings a sense of stillness to all who stay within Tapio's wooden walls.

Sue and Jonathan

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Salisbury with an insider’s perspective.

Jane Austen´s House, Chawton
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Jane Austen´s House, Chawton

Step back in time to 1816 and wander in the footsteps of one of England´s most notorious writers. This pretty Hampshire cottage is where Jane wrote all six of her novels and is one of the most important literary sites in the world.

Damerham Fisheries, Fordingbridge
To Do

Damerham Fisheries, Fordingbridge

Located right next door to the cottage, this still-water and chalk stream fishery offers a fantastic opportunity for both novices and experienced fisher-folk to experience fly fishing at its very best.

La Lambretta, Fordingbridge
To Eat

La Lambretta, Fordingbridge

A fantastic and authentic Italian restaurant not far from the cabin where fresh pasta reigns above all. Marco, the owner, will ensure you feel like a long lost friend from your moment of arrival. Booking advised.

Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury
To See

Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury

A centre of pilgrimage for hundreds of thousands of visitors yearly, Salisbury Cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece in southern England. The tours of the towers and tombs are highly recommended.

Unique extras

Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.


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