The Lodge

...Leafy, Large, Poolside

  • 8 + babies
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Forest Retreat
  • Luxury
  • Swimming Pool
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly

Through the gates, under the sweeping willow, past the swimming pool…

The entrance sets the perfect scene of what’s to come, and… if you can hold off diving-in the heated pool for a second longer… inside at The Lodge is just as inviting!

Generous proportions, chic-interiors, and family-friendly ‘finishing touches’ means that everybody is in store for a treat. We adore the way inside-and-out blend together; with glimpses of leafy-greens starring in every room. Both the plush living room, and the light-filled downstairs bedroom, offer enjoy access to the sun-trapped back garden; whilst the chefs of your group will be swooning in the kitchen. Oh… and we did mention the *heated swimming pool didn’t we?!

Swim, sip, supper… days at The Lodge are to be savoured! There is no need to open the gates during your stay… but if you did want to venture out; we recommend bringing your bikes, exploring the countryside walks & coastal jaunts nearby (10-15 minutes by car), or perhaps booking in for a pamper at the nearby 5 star spa. Our local chocolatier is also a perfect choice for those looking for a touch of spoiling back home!

Family-friendly, great for celebrations, smaller dog welcome – you’ll all feel spoilt… so grab a towel and dive in!

*Please note that the pool is available to use from May – September 2022.

from

£450 per night

What makes this place special...

Highlights staying at this house and in the local area...

Why our guests love us...

Tried and testedWe only choose places we've been to see and loved!Eco ConsciousWe engage and lead sustainable practice to actively reduce our impactsCustomer serviceWe care about our clients, our guests and owners get first class attentionChampioning localWe celebrate the culture and traditions of the New ForestProudly independentWe are a small, mum-run local business at heartAlways fairWe believe in fairness for our guests, owners and team
Tried and testedWe only choose places we've been to see and loved!Eco ConsciousWe engage and lead sustainable practice to actively reduce our impactsCustomer serviceWe care about our clients, our guests and owners get first class attentionChampioning localWe celebrate the culture and traditions of the New ForestProudly independentWe are a small, mum-run local business at heartAlways fairWe believe in fairness for our guests, owners and team
Tried and testedEco ConsciousCustomer serviceChampioning localProudly independentAlways fair
Our Values

All the essential details.

Here's your full run down of this place, inside and out...

Inside

Inside and outside flow well in this house. It’s been run as a holiday home for 10 years, so as it’s been improved, everything has been thought of and designed to help you relax.

Starting in the living room... 'Instagrammable' springs to mind! Perfect for a cosy night by the fire; there are super-sumptuous sofas and chairs to fit 8... we love the mustard and purple colour combo! The feel is plush with plenty of textures; velvets, woolen rugs, geometric and deep floor rugs + there are stacks of books and games. The bifold doors here open up to the back garden terrace and another outdoor table for 6. This is a real sun trap for afternoons.

Moving on, past the lovely & light-filled downstairs king size bedroom (also leading out to the back garden), there's a bright bathroom, handy utility/boot room, and bistro-esque 'nook' for suppers.

Foodies & feasters alike will love the super-spacious kitchen. The round table seats 8 for family suppers, but for a smarter meal, head back to the hallway table (it's the same size, but nice to have another option). Kitted-out to please even the most discerning of chefs... you can chop & chat away, or spill out 'poolside' from the glass doors, for an alfresco appetiser or aperitif.

Upstairs, each of the 3 bedrooms enjoy gorgeous, green vistas... The master is the epitome of laidback luxe, with plenty of room to relax (perfect for a travel cot) amongst its chic design. The 'blue' double room is divine, and its glimpses of pool and leafy scenes will make getting out of bed that bit easier., whilst the sweet children's twin has plenty to keep little ones busy.

The bathroom upstairs is sparkly, spacious... we adore the free-standing tub & large shower!!

Floor plan

Sleeping...

Master Bedroom : Super king size double sleigh bed with feather bedding.
Bedroom 2 : Double bedroom with feather bedding.
Bedroom 3 : Twin bedroom with feather bedding.
Bedroom 4 : Ground floor king size bed with feather bedding, doors which open into the garden.

Bathrooms...

Family Bathroom : Bathroom with double end bath, shower, basin and WC.
Ground floor shower room : Shower, basin and WC.

All the rest...

Kitchen : Oven with 5 gas hob / Fridge-freezer / Toaster / Kettle / Dishwasher / Krups Coffee Nespresso Machine / Microwave
Mod Cons : Sky TV / Xbox
Connectivity : Great WiFi connection
Kids' Stuff : A travel cot, high chair and children's crockery & cutlery are available + there is a fab array of books and games on offer (in the upstairs storage cupboard)
Pets : Dogs are welcome in the downstairs area here - with a small charge per dog, per stay. Garden is well enclosed and fenced.

Outside

The landscaped gardens make it a particularly curated feel.

The garden wraps around the house like a manicured pair of hands. The gardeners do a good job and it’s pretty much perfect. Being both mature and mainly trees, shrubs and lawns. It’s greenness is soft and there are six separate places to sit around the garden as you follow the sun through the day.

The outside table sits 10, with a outdoor sofa for 6, plenty of sun loungers by the pool. There are small tables and benches throughout the garden for watching playing children – or hiding from them for some peace and quiet!

The garden spaces are given structure with extensive clipped privet hedges, sculpted privet balls and lavender is planted in profusion. All the terraces are a soft Dorset stone and in good order. The *seasonally heated pool is next to the driveway and separated by tall pines, interplanted with lavender. Roses climb up the tall brick boundary wall. It’s a sun trap.

There are no neighbours to one side, instead some wild land. On the other side there was once a Hotel (it’s still on the OS Map as such).

The back garden (also accessed through the living room & downstairs bedroom), is a little sentry - perfect to enjoy a morning coffee, good read, or some quiet time.

There are big gates that give total privacy at the end of the drive, so lock yourselves away if you so wish!

*Please note that the pool is only available to use from May - September (please confirm with team when booking)
Garden : Swimming pool / BBQ coal / Fire pit / Front garden storage / 8 x seater round garden dining table & chairs / Sun loungers.
Parking : The driveway has room for 4-5 cars.

Home truths

The pool is only available for guests to use from May - September (please confirm with team when booking) + all guests wishing to use the pool will be required to sign a waiver + pay an additional fee.

There are lots of books and games which are all available for guests to enjoy, alongside the gas BBQ (stored in the outbuilding), and the log fire in the living room.

Please do not park directly under the pear tree when fruiting!


Accessibility

Lending itself well to multi-generational stays / guests requiring an accessible escape - there is only one small step throughout the ground floor, and the downstairs bedroom (with access directly onto the back garden) is also next to the bathroom (with loo & shower), and all living room areas.

Upstairs, there is a small 'landing area' from the double to the top floor.


Booking Information

Arrival & Departure

Arrive from: 4pm
Depart before: 10am

Payment Info

Deposit: 50% at booking
Balance Due: 45 days before your stay
Security Deposit: £500

The location...

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Guests that have stayed here say...

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