Godshill Wood, New Forest Cottages
Hidden away down a New Forest track, some 200 metres from the nearest road, The Lodge is a fabulous, thatched, detached cottage overlooking an idyllic three acre garden in a beautiful woodland setting with a pond and a stream. The only neighbours you might spot during your stay are the local wildlife, including deer and pheasants, and at the gate you'll see horses, donkeys and cows - it is a great choice for you to escape to the country. The views across the beautiful garden are wonderful (access to the ponds can be agreed with the owners) and you also have your own private secure garden. The location of The Lodge is ideal, with woodland walks on your doorstep, and a great village shop within easy walking distance.
The property is ideal for guests with limited mobility as there is a bedroom and bathroom on the same level as the living space. The property offers ample privacy as well as a real sense of peace and tranquillity. The living space is bright and roomy throughout, with luxurious soft furnishings and contemporary fittings, all chosen with guests' comfort in mind. A striking, decked balcony runs along the whole of the front of the cottage, making a perfect place to unwind after a day exploring all the delights the New Forest has to offer. Highly recommended by guests who love it so much they come back again and again!
The Lodge is graded 4 stars, Gold Award by Visit England.
Level access from the parking area along a paved pathway to the entrance at the rear of the cottage leading into hallway.
Very light, spacious, open-plan Living Room with two comfy sofas, armchair, TV (Freeview), DVD player, gas fired 'wood burning effect' stove and opening out onto a south-facing balcony overlooking the garden.
Dining Area with dining table seating six.
Fitted Kitchen Area with integral appliances and breakfast bar.
Bedroom One - ideal for those with limited mobility as guests do not have to go up or downstairs. This bedroom offers a king size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and access onto the balcony.
Family Bathroom/WC with independent shower above the bath, separate hand-held shower attachment and heated towel rail.
Bedroom Two with double bed (4ft 6) and dressing area.
Lower Ground Floor
Bedroom Three with twin beds, dressing table, French windows to terrace and Ensuite Bathroom/WC with shower over the bath and separate hand-held shower attachment.
Large south-facing balcony with decking accessed from the main living area and master bedroom, overlooking the owner's beautiful garden. Access from the lower ground floor onto an enclosed, private garden with dining patio.
Children welcome. Travel cot, high chair and two stair gates provided. Sorry no pets. WiFi broadband. No smoking.Weekly lets between 13/07 & 31/08/18 Friday to Friday.
With immediate access into the ancient New Forest National Park landscape, where ponies and cattle are free to roam, this is an ideal venue for walking, riding and cycling as well as offering many places of interest for its guests - Beaulieu (abbey and motor museum), Bucklers Hard Maritime Museum, Lymington (yachting and trips to the Isle of Wight), Rockbourne Roman Villa and Breamore House, to name but a few. The cathedral city of Salisbury, the maritime city of Southampton and the seaside town of Bournemouth are also within easy driving distance for a day out while the small country town of Fordingbridge, four miles away, provides a good local shopping centre.
"recently stayed here to be welcomed by a fabulous welcome pack - flowers,home made cake, fudge, milk, bread, eggs. jacqui was a great host. lodge is beautiful, lovely views and plenty of places of interest to visit. will certainly recommend the lodge to my friends and we will definitely be going again. "Mr and Mrs Attwood 2017-09-30
"The Lodge is a beautiful thatched and modern house, set in the amazing New Forest surroundings. Woodland walks and free roaming ponies, squirrels and wildlife right outside the door. Owners offer amazing welcome pack and hospitality and the property is immaculate, contemporary and cosy. We were a family of four and found it a great location for the Hampshire and Dorset areas. Recommend this place to anyone. Thank you for a lovely stay."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-02-16
"Thank you for such a lovely stay - your lodge is beautiful and had everything we needed for our half term stay - Lovely location. We loved the New Forest, the south coast and all the wildlife, not to mention lovely local pubs. Thank you. P.S. Welcome pack was much appreciated - what a stunning cake!"Mr & Mrs Bottom 2017-02-01