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The Lodge

...leafy, large, poolside

  • 8 + babies
  • 4
  • 2
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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 only available to use from late May (starting with half term) – September (please confirm with team when booking)

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£214 / night

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


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


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.


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

All the rest...

KitchenOven with 5 gas hob / Fridge-freezer / Toaster / Kettle / Dishwasher / Krups Coffee Nespresso Machine / Microwave / Wine fridge / Washing Machine.
Mod ConsSky TV / Xbox
ConnectivityWiFi connection
Kids' StuffA Red Kite travel cot (7.9L x 7.9W x 29.9H cms), 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)
PetsDogs are welcome in the downstairs area here - with a small charge per dog, per stay. Garden is well enclosed and fenced.


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 late May (starting with half term) - September (please confirm with team when booking)

The swimming pool is approx L44ft x W14ft and 5ft 6in deep & 4ft in the shallow part.
GardenSwimming pool / BBQ coal / Fire pit / Front garden storage / 8 x seater round garden dining table & chairs / Sun loungers.
ParkingThe driveway has room for 4-5 cars.

Home truths

The pool is only available to use from late May (starting with half term) - 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.

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

One complimentary basket of logs will be provided for your stay (Nov - March). Feel free to bring your own for any extra.


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

Included in your booking cost are: all bedding and linen, towels for the house, kitchen essentials, any baby kit you've requested and cleaning the house after you leave. We also supply some treats to get you going for tea when you arrive. Enjoy!

Arrival & Departure

Arrive from: 4pm
Depart before: 10am

Payment Info

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

Together with NFE, The Lodge is striving towards creating greener & greater staycations...

Energy Efficiency

High level of insulation

High level of double glazing

High level of draft proofing

Smart heating

Smart meter

100% green energy supplier

Energy efficient appliances

Low energy / LED lighting

Waste Management

Glass, paper & plastic recycling

Food waste composted

Non-perishables donated to food bank

Single use plastic reduced


Bike storage for guest use

Improved garden biodiversity

Eco cleaning products in changeovers

Eco cleaning products for guest use

Location, location, location...

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Guests that have stayed here rate this place:

4.5 out of 5

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Thank you for a lovely welcome of a Christmas tree and beautiful well equipped house. We had a special family... Christmas 2023 Read More
Had a wonderful time. Many Thanks.... September 2023 Read More
A truly fantastic week. Thank you.... August 2023 Read More
Thank you for another wonderful stay. Some magical memories if a lovely, peaceful week. Thank you.... August 2023 Read More

Guests that have stayed here rate this place:

4.5 out of 5

Thank you for a lovely welcome of a Christmas tree and beautiful well equipped house. We had a special family time with lots of grandchildren not to be forgotten.

The Renoufs Christmas 2023

Had a wonderful time. Many Thanks.

The Greens September 2023

A truly fantastic week. Thank you.

The Sprossons August 2023

Thank you for another wonderful stay. Some magical memories if a lovely, peaceful week. Thank you.

The Devines August 2023

Thank you so much for an incredible stay in your beautiful home! We particularly enjoyed swimming in the pool and going on wonderful walks in the forest (with the horses!) Thank you again! x

Weller family July 2023

We absolutely loved our stay! The pool was amazing and the house is so well set up for little ones.

The Cowen family July 2023

Thank you for a wonderful stay. We love it so much!

The Bells June 2023

We've had a wonderful stay in this beautiful house. The pool is fantastic and perfect for little ones with the paddling shelf. All made for a really memorable family reunion!

Hewitt - Bell family May 2023

My family stayed at The Lodge as a luxurious break for my father and my adult children with heir partners and dogs. . The lodge was spacious , set in lovely grounds with the fabulous addition of a heated swimming pool which made our break such fun. The kitchen space was perfect for family meals with an excellent fitted out kitchen. One necessary feature of the property was a ground floor bedroom and a separate shower and toilet which made access for my father easy and comfortable. The whole house was very tastefully decorated and very clean. We all would love to go back next year my fathers health permitting. I cannot recommend The Lodge highly enough.

Carole & family May 2023

A beautiful home away from home experience. Gorgeous house perfectly equipped for a quiet family holiday. Lovely bedrooms, cosy lounge and amazing kitchen that catered for all our needs. Thank you for allowing us to share and would love to stay again.

Frances February 2023

Myself and six friends stayed for a long weekend. The house was lovely, a country feel. The wood burner in the lounge was cosy atmospheric. The master bedroom was luxurious, the kitchen was light and spacious and included everything we needed, everything was clean and fresh. Would recommend xx

Sarah November 2022

Great house and had a lovely holiday/. Will be back to use the pool.

Larkin Family October 2022

What a fabulous house. So well equipped and comfortable. We had a great family get together.

The Bind family October 2022

Beautiful property and lovely location. Very clean and comfortable.

Deborah September 2022

Brilliant relaxing weekend in this beautiful house. Thank you!

Robertons and Walters September 2022

Absolutely lovely house, we've had a great time!

Robertson's September 2022

40th birthday weekend! Loved it! Stunning house, will come back for our 50th celebrations :)

The Armitage's September 2022

Thank you for another wonderful holiday. Peaceful and relaxed - we all loved it!

The Devines August 2022

It's our 3rd time here - our favourite holiday house. Love it all from the house, pool, setting, beach, The Pig, Paultons Park - magic as ever!!

The Kennedy's August 2022

This is the second time we have stayed at the Lodge and it just gets better every time! We will definitely be coming back again in the future. New forest escapes were so helpful as well as the owners helping out with the temperature of the pool. The house is just perfect and we had such a lovely week!

Cat May 2022

Lovely family holiday. Beautiful house and location. Pool amazing - children in it all day. Love to come back for a cosy winter weekend. Love!

York 2022

Loved having a pool at a house in this part of the world. Such a great area with so much to do and the girls on the phone were so helpful with suggestions for activities. The house was lovely and felt nice and quiet which was perfect for chilling and relaxing.