East Lodge

Rockbourne, New Forest
Price: £463-£779 per week
Sleeps: 2 + cot
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
  • Exceptional ground floor accommodation in an enchanting gate house, 10 minutes' drive from The New Forest
  • Dog friendly
  • Open fire
  • Underfloor heating
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • Non-smoking

What our guests say

A really homely, comfortable lodge. Everything you could wish for is catered for, including a pet hamper for your dog. We stayed with our Westie here and loved the week's break.....

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Two Grade II listed gate houses at the entrance to a country estate...

The two gate lodges which stand at the entrance to the West Park Estate have been completely refurbished and imaginatively extended to provide unusual and highly desirable holiday accommodation, graded 4 stars, Gold Award by Visit England.

Situated at one end of the attractive village of Rockbourne, they offer an ideal base from which to explore The New Forest (about 10 minutes' drive), the unspoilt countryside of the Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the cathedral city of Salisbury and the South Dorset coast, approx. 20 miles away. Rockbourne itself is an attractive country village, the main street being lined with cottages of brick, cob and thatch either side of a winter bourne. Rockbourne has a Roman Villa which can be visited and a good thatched pub 'The Rose & Thistle'. Fordingbridge, 3.5 miles away, with its medieval arched bridge over the River Avon, provides the nearest shopping centre.

Built originally in the early 1800's and recently extended, the two lodges provide accommodation at ground floor level. The interiors have light, octagonal shaped rooms and combine stylish décor and furnishings with excellent kitchen and bathroom fittings.

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East Lodge is to the left when you face the entrance gate with an outlook over fields towards the downs.

Entrance hallway. Open plan living room comprising a sitting area with open fireplace, window seat, French windows to the garden, fitted kitchen and dining areas. Double bedroom. Bathroom/wc. with independent shower above the bath.

Paved courtyard garden with garden table and chairs.


  • Open fireplace
  • Underfloor, oil fired central heating
  • Logs, oil, electricity, bed linen, towels and comprehensive welcome pack included in rent
  • Travel cot & high chair
  • Flat screen HD TV (FreeSat) & DVD
  • WiFi broadband
  • Auto washing machine
  • Slimline dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Telephone for incoming calls
  • Private parking for each lodge (2 cars)
  • Shops 1 1/2 miles
  • Village pub 3/4 mile
  • Home made meals, breakfast hamper and delivery of local produce by arrangement with the owner
  • Well behaved pets welcome - welcome pack provided
  • Non-smokers only
  • Not suitable for small children except babies


What our guests say

Fabulous place to stay!

A really homely, comfortable lodge. Everything you could wish for is catered for, including a pet hamper for your dog. We stayed with our Westie here and loved the week's break. The personal touches the owner makes like the welcome cream tea, milk and fresh eggs ready for you makes you feel special - a really lovely touch. Laura is on hand to welcome you and check all has been OK when you leave, so you're well looked after. Plenty of lovely walks and pet friendly pubs close by. Will come again.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 17 October 2016. 5 of 5 stars.

Perfect Stay

We stayed in your lovely cottage in June 2016 for 12 days and felt so at home and comfortable we could have stayed much longer. Your attention to detail, the cosiness, all the extras you provided and the cleanliness of the cottage was second to none. Your welcoming tea and scones and personal visit made us feel very special. The local pub was fabulous and we enjoyed an evening stroll out for a wonderful meal. Our experience in the New Forest was exceptional. What a lovely pocket of England in which to live. I hope we will visit and stay with you again. warmest regards, Tom and Maggie Anderson, Denmark, Western Australia.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 15 October 2016. 5 of 5 stars.

A very relaxing place to stay

East Lodge was a very relaxing place to stay and spotlessly clean. The owner had thought of everything including welcoming scones and fresh flowers. The property was decorated very tastefully and there were nice touches throughout. The location was very convenient for accessing villages in the New Forest. Overall an excellent stay.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 14 October 2016. 5 of 5 stars.
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Location, Location, Location!

Both West Park Lodges were easy to find following the directions given by the Hideaways Team. The owner Laura popped in to see everything was OK on our day of arrival. The Lodge had everything we needed and more for our restful break, including lots of ideas for outings. The lodge was clean and well presented with the lovely touch of a cream tea waiting for us. If I was to be picky my initial concern was the road running alongside East Lodge which when sitting in the beautiful patio area could be off putting if a large vehicle went past or a speedy vehicle. However as this is a rural location it was not a continual problem and did not deter from our lovely break.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 05 August 2016. 4 of 5 stars.

A relaxing stay

We have just returned from a relaxing 3 night stay in East Lodge. The accommodation was beautifully decorated with many extra little touches to make guests feel truly at home. The fresh scones, eggs and flowers were a lovely welcome - as was the doggie hamper full of canine essentials for our dog Jessie! The picturesque village of Rockbourne and surrounding area is well worth a stroll and the proximity of the New Forest, as well as the coast, makes East Lodge a perfect base for exploring this beautiful part of the world.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 03 May 2016. 5 of 5 stars.

A lovely week

We have just returned from a lovely week at East Lodge....a one bedroomed lovingly and thoughtfully extended lodge cottage. The cottage was well equipped and furnished to a high standard. Upon arrival there was crusty bread, tea bags, coffee and sugar provided to start us off, and prior to arrival our host said that she would accept shop 'n drop for us if we needed. The bed was exceptionally comfy and, in a way, we were glad of the one chilly night so we could light the lovely log fire. All in all a lovely week, walking and cycling from the door as well as some investigations further afield. Would highly recommend.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 03 May 2016. 5 of 5 stars.

The perfect short break

We stayed with our sons in both the East and West Lodges; the accommodation was as ever to the highest standard and what makes it perfect is the additional provision of eggs, milk, bread and even fresh flowers and scones laid our ready for our arrival. The underfloor heating really gives a real touch of luxury whilst the open fire if you prefer it, is perfect for cold winter evenings. With the Rose and Thistle just 5 minutes away and its close proximity to the New Forest it is a dream.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, November 25 2014. 5 of 5 stars.

A beautiful cottage in a beautiful part of England

East lodge is a beautiful cottage. Waiting for us on arrival was some delicious home-made bread with jam , fresh eggs and cut flowers. The accommodation was excellent, beautifully decorated and extremely well equipped. This was our first visit to the New Forest and was a good base to explore from.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, August 3 2014. 5 of 5 stars.

Perfect place to explore the New Forest. Fabulous accommodation!

We stayed for four nights, and had a wonderful stay. Cleanliness five star, equipment and utensils five star, quality of furnishings five star, bed linen five star and in such an unusual building! Very spacious with modern touches in a quaint and tastefully finished lodge. The kitchen cupboards are well stocked with day to day larder items. The owners have gone the extra mile to make this a home from home. The welcome goodies were delicious, a lovely home made cream tea for two, new laid eggs and beautiful cut garden flowers in every room. Thank you! We took our two Welsh Terriers with us and they were made to feel just as welcome, with lots of extras waiting for them. Even dog tags with the lodge address and phone number on should they get lost whilst on holiday. Very impressive!

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, July 14 2014. 5 of 5 stars.


Our first holiday as a new family with our daughter of 7 months. Arrived to warm welcome; scones, homemade jam, eggs, tea, meadow flowers. Gorgeous location in beautiful Rockbourne within easy reach of the New Forest. The lodge has been restored and decorated to an extremely high standard. It is comfortable and cosy, and very well equipped - very well thought out. Our stay was made even easier as the owner generously provided us with a cot, high chair, bouncy chair and basket full of toys and books for our baby to use! We all slept incredibly well, and were well rested. We could have happily stayed on another week (or two...).

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 13 July 2014. 5 of 5 stars.

Perfect Honeymoon Getaway

We were blown away by the setting and accommodation offered by the East Lodge (mirror image of West Lodge). It is simple but luxurious villa with a very high standard of finish. the bathroom well appointed ,spacious / comfortable and living room with an open fire perfect for nights in. The small village is a perfect setting with a great gastro pub (Rose & Thistle) and multiple walks around. It is close enough to the New Forest to visit everyday but different enough to feel a different country. We didn't tell the owners we were going staying for our honeymoon and as soon as they knew they hand delivered a generous welcome pack. Simply we will be back.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 06 May 2014. 5 of 5 stars.

You know we just love the lodge, but we especially appreciate the scones, the tea, coffee, lovely fresh eggs and oil to cook them. The two-seater sofa is an improvement on the two arm chairs. The bedroom is lovely and so well decorated and dressed. The double bath is a big hit, I always enjoy a glass of champagne in it to unwind. I think you have thought of everything and it is so handy being able to walk to the pub and have a good meal with good wine and stagger home! We are always so sad to leave...

East Lodge guests, November 2013.

We have had a lovely stay here at East Lodge. Everything was just as expected. Lovely touches with the delicious scones and jam and eggs, and the flowers were beautiful. Would recommend it as a relaxing and homely cottage.

Carry and Ian Carey, October 2013

Lovely, relaxing stay, wonderful accommodation, had everything we needed in a great location.

Guest's review on New Forest website, February 2013

East Lodge was beautifully set up. Well equipped with added bonus of welcoming basket of butter, milk, tea & coffee were good..

Mr G Tory, May 2012
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