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."
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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. Modern fitted kitchen and open plan lounge area with woodburning stove. Large sheltered verandah with outdoor furniture and outdoor hot tub. Ideal for couples seeking that romantic getaway.
Beautiful and spacious luxury lodge in a rural setting overlooking several small lakes. One master double with ensuite shower and two twin (one can be linked to form double) all with flat screen TV/DVD. Bath with overhead shower. Modern fitted kitchen and open plan lounge area with woodburning stove. Large sheltered verandah with outdoor furniture. Outdoor hot tub. Ideal for couples or families.
Brand new for 2016. Spacious luxury lodge in a rural setting overlooking several small lakes. Spacious modern fitted kitchen and open plan lounge area with woodburning stove. One king size double with sleigh bed and one double (twin by arrangement) both with flat screen TV/DVD and ensuite deluge shower. Decking area with outdoor furniture and large outdoor hot tub. Ideal for couples or families.
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. Modern fitted kitchen and open plan lounge area with woodburning stove. Large sheltered verandah with outdoor furniture, sauna and outdoor hot tub. Ideal for couples seeking that romantic getaway.
Beautiful 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. Modern fitted kitchen and open plan lounge area with woodburning stove. Large sheltered verandah with outdoor furniture. Outdoor hot tub. ideal for couples or families.
Wayne, Milton Keynes
Very spacious with great facilities. Reclining chairs were great.
Overall our stay in the lodge was first class. The quality of the fixtures--fittings--furniture and lay out was faultless. To sit in the hot tub at 11 pm with the peace and quiet watching the stars whilst drinking bubbles we found idyllic. The 3 nights we spent there were almost perfect. There were only 3 minor things we feel would have made the our experience perfect---1), the rear sauna wall had become detached from the side wall hence there was a gap of about 2 inches all the way down. I am not sure how much difference this made to the heat but the temperature did not get to any where near what it should have done. 2) We felt that there should have been more fencing between the lodges to stop people from the other lodges walking into our area, it would only require 2 fences fitted and that would give total privacy, our neighbours and their dog walked around once and we found this intrusive. 3) I would imagine that many of the people staying in the lodges would spend some time naked in the hot tub and sauna, we did find it off putting and again intrusive that twice a day someone came and checked the hot tub. Whist we understood that this check has to be made i think it would be better if there were specific times for this visit because it could have been very embarrassing. These points did not detract from our pleasure and we will certainly be going back again this year and we have recommended the lodges to friends.
Great lodge, good to have the dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.
Only negative was the double bed wasn't very comfortable!
Had a brilliant time, the lodge was even nicer than the pictures look online, loved it. Spent a lot of time star gazing from the hot tub whilst our dog pottered around in the long grass! Lovely setting, the owner was a lovely helpful chap and there were nice finishing touches such as homemade cake, bread and milk. We will be coming back, magical place!
Tony, Stowmarket, Suffolk
Lodge was well presented, clean and tidy - staff very helpful at all times.
The hot tub was a real plus - we used it every day, with the covered area around the front of the lodge being a great idea! Lots to do in the local area and if going further afield the local road systems are great.
The lodge was clean and tidy upon arrival, and had everything we needed to make it a home from home!
Great lodge, so clean, cake, bread and milk plus other sundries all on arrival.
Fantastic holiday, would definitely go there again. The lodge was well equipped and comfortable. My only gripe would be that although it was very clean on the surface, there was quite a lot of dust under the beds, sofas etc. Anywhere it couldn't be seen!!
Fantastic location and great lodges.
Very helpful and friendly owner.
Really recommend for a short break.
What a lovely place to stay, with a nice hot tub. Very secluded but near enough to all the attractions. Friendly owners. Would definitely recommend a stay here.
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.