If you love the peace and quiet of the countryside, you'll love New Forest Lodges. Secluded, peaceful and tranquil, you have woodlands, heathlands and the coastline of the New Forest all within easy reach. The area is perfect for horse riding and walking and the lodges are close to the little market town of Ringwood. You can try your hand at kite and windsurfing in Weymouth Bay and Poole Harbour - or treat yourself to a truly memorable Indian meal at the Hox Brasserie in Salisbury.
There are great cycle routes in the area and bike hire is available. The lodges overlook a series of beautiful lakes so this holiday really does offer the best of both worlds - a haven away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and yet only a short drive from Bournemouth and Poole. If you've always wanted to attempt a skydive, you could head for Click Jump Skydiving in Salisbury - their team of experienced skydivers will train you and calm your nerves!
The Dorchester Lodge was brand new in 2011. We think you'll agree that it's beautiful with its contemporary interior design, wood burning stove and fantastic views across the lakes. The outdoor hot tub is on the private verandah which also has garden furniture and a barbecue - the lodge sleeps six and is fully double glazed and centrally heated.
Dorset has an amazing coastline - the Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage site, well known for its dinosaur fossils and footprints. There is a huge trail of coastal paths with stunning views across the cliffs and the ocean. Animal lovers will enjoy Monkey World and the underwater dive cage at the Oceanarium at Bournemouth and if you love shopping, The Avenue Shopping Centre, also in Bournemouth, has all the top high street stores.
Our Top Tip
"Adventure Wonderland in Bournemouth is well worth a visit. Outdoor adventure rides and fun and games await you based on the classic Alice in Wonderland story. And it's all within easy reach - just 10 miles from the lodges."
- Private Hot Tub
- Pet Friendly
- Fishing 3 Miles
- Non Smoking
Additional charges may apply for some facilities
A selection of beautifully designed one, two and three bedroom luxury lodges with contemporary and stylish interiors.
- Outdoor hot tub
- Flat screen TV with selected satellite channels/DVD
- Kitchen including microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
- Bath and shower
- Quality bed linen, duvets and towels
- Beds made up for your arrival
- Patio doors leading to verandah with garden furniture
- Double glazed and heated throughout
- Electricity included
- Cots and highchairs £12pw each
- Group bookings may be subject to restrictions
- Pets £35pw each (max 2)
- Welcome pack
- All non smoking accommodation
New in 2015. Bespoke luxury lodge fitted to an exceptional standard offering spacious accommodation in a rural setting overlooking several small lakes. King size double sleigh bed with flat screen TV large bathroom with double shower two person Jacuzzi bath. Ideal for couples seeking that romantic getaway. Modern fitted kitchen and open plan living area with woodburning stove. Large sheltered verandah with outdoor furniture and outdoor hot tub.
Beautiful and spacious luxury lodge in a rural setting overlooking several small lakes. One master double with ensuite shower and two twins (one can be linked to form double) all with flat screen TV/DVD. Bath with overhead shower. Ideal for couples or families. Modern fitted kitchen and open plan living area with woodburning stove. Large sheltered verandah with outdoor furniture. Outdoor hot tub.
Bespoke luxury lodge fitted to an exceptional standard offering spacious accommodation in a rural setting overlooking several small lakes. King size double sleigh bed with Jacuzzi bath and double shower. Ideal for couples seeking that romantic getaway. Modern fitted kitchen and open plan living area with woodburning stove. Large sheltered verandah with outdoor furniture sauna and outdoor hot tub.
Beautiful and spacious luxury lodge in a rural setting overlooking several small lakes. One double with ensuite bath and separate shower and one twin with ensuite bath with overhead shower both with flat screen TV/DVD ideal for couples or families. Modern fitted kitchen and open plan living area with woodburning stove. Large sheltered verandah with outdoor furniture. Outdoor hot tub.
Tracey, Stanford Le Hope
Our lodge was stunning. We had the best new year just my 2 boys my husband and myself. Farmer John is marvellous and you feel so welcome. We really did not want leave. The bread and cake was lovely and i recommend buying a victoria sponge from Debbie as its amazing!
I personally loved not being connected to Wi-Fi and not having signal but my husband struggled without Wi-Fi so maybe a good idea if they had it.
We will be back.
As per above, we loved this place and will be going back there again. Perfect in everyway.
had a lovely time here, very nice lodges. we have stayed in many up and down the country but this was by far the best
Sarah, Weston Super Mare
very well equipped kitchen included slow cooker and cafetiere. Nice welcome touch with tea, coffee,milk, sugar, bread, cake and even some washing up liquid. Had trouble keeping fire going so had a free lesson by the farmer!
Fantastic break!! Can't wait to come again! So relaxing, the owners we very friendly made us feel very welcome. Perfect location. Brilliant lodge - spacious, lovely log burner and fantastic hot tub! Already looking to book next year
Lodge was perfect !
Great lodge.....one of the first on this site and still in really good order. Staff helpful if required and on hand for questions etc. Sky tv good but wifi would also be a great addition. Understand the cleaning of hot tubs in between stays, but a little frustrating that it was not hot on the first evening. Something to consider please. We would come back for a third visit though with little hesitation.
Rob, St Columb
Amazing lodge, very well kept and cleaned. Looked like we were the first to ever stay in it!
Home made bread and cake was a lovely touch.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at these lodges. Set in a great location with loads of things to do locally. Very welcoming on arrival. Very clean. Loved the hot tubs overlooking the lake and the log fire. Would recommend Drusillaâ€™s Inn for eating out- its around a 10-15 minute drive but the service was excellent and the food was perfectly cooked. Will hopefully come back one day soon.
We have just spent 4 days in the Wimborne Lodge. We were made to feel very welcome on a very rainy October evening and were pleased to see that what was in the brochure was a reality in the lodge. The lodge was spotlessly clean and had lots of homely extras such as flowers, a fantastic apple cake and a fresh loaf of bread with butter and jam. The owner and his family could not be more helpful and were always available for help and advice. The hot tub was fabulous and it was reassuring that regular checks throughout the day were made on the cleanliness of the tub. The lodge was lovely and the wood burning stove made it feel very cosy. We loved it there so much we have already booked our next break there!
The Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum is located in the Salisbury area of Wiltshire and will appeal to those looking for an educational and cultural day out. The exhibits are centred around the history of Salisbury and South Wiltshire from prehistoric times to now. There are plenty of activities on for families and children during school holidays so don't forget to check ahead to see the latest events. There are a gift shop and a cafe on site.
This is a really fun and memorable attraction which is suitable for day trips or short breaks. You can buy your tickets online which will help you beat the queues especially in school holidays as well as save money. With a whole host of attractions and thrilling rides there might not be enough time in the day! Exciting rides include the Edge and The Cobra. More family friendly rides for younger children include the Magic Carpet Ride and the Flying Frog. We are sure the whole family will have fun at Paultons so check out their website for the latest opening times and admission costs.
Paultons Family Theme Park has recently been greatly improved to include many new attractions for younger visitors. The brand new Peppa Pig World features 7 amazing new rides and an Indoor Play Area to keep the little ones amused for hours. Of course those looking for more adrenaline boosting activities will not be disappointed either as there are over 60 rides in total to try out. The mighty Edge ride and the terrifying Cobra rollercoaster are the ones to go for if white knuckle rides are your thing. Live entertainment is also on offer several times throughout the season including some amazing family shows such as "The Light Fantastic" which takes place this October.
The perfect place to visit on a rainy day this large Sealife Centre is currently offering 2 tickets for £15.00 when you book online. Top attractions include the amazing shark tunnel, the rock pools and the otter enclosure. This year Loch Lomond Sealife Centre is also home to Cammy - the only Giant Sea Turtle in Scotland! The centre also offers visitors an educational experience with talks and hands on events taking place daily.