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.
Comfortable, clean and luxurious. Couldn't have wished for better
The lodge was outstanding. The personal touch of home baked bread and a cake waiting for us upon our arrival was lovely.
We will definitely be going back..... sooner rather than later.
lodge was lovely and has everything you need -
woodburner is heaven on a cold evening as is the hot tub - great in the rain too!
As above ....couldn't be better !! thank you
Will deffo go again
Excellent Lodge with everything you could ask for.
Had the most amazing 3 days here. Lovely drives to the local villages, excellent pub dining.
Loved the fresh eggs on site and the welcome pack provided.
Very friendly, would highly recommend.
The sauna seemed a bit cool, and the bed linen, although pretty, was scratchy. Farmer John was lovely and we made friends with the animals. The hot tub was incredible and we are trying to find some time to come back, we will definitely be back, to this particular one, as we really connected with it. A very relaxing experience overall.
Only thing to advise about the new forest lodges is, the fishing lakes are no longer cared for. It is displayed on the website that fishing is on site, but when the lakes are not well kept anymore it's a good experience.
Felt that the standard of the bathrooms weren't up to the standard of the rest of the lodge
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!
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.
Blue Reef Aquarium is an award winning attraction which takes visitors on an under water journey through the British Isles, the Mediterranean to a stunning Coral Reef. The centre has over 40 different displays with everything from Sharks to Stingrays there to see. A walk through the amazing underwater tunnel is the real highlight with hundreds of colourful fish to spot. Another favourite attraction is the adorable family of Otters who have a fantastic outdoor enclosure with breathtaking sea views. A recent addition to the site is the Blue Reef Beach Club & Splash Play - A wet play zone for children which is a big hit in the summer.
Go Ape in Hampshire offers a unique opportunity for energetic adults and children over 10 to let off steam. The fun packed tree top adventure involves swinging through trees, climbing cargo nets, descending down zip wires and trekking through the canopies. Only for those with a good head for heights! The longest Zip wire is a staggering 165m providing adrenaline boosting fun! The site also has a picnic area and kids playground.