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."
- 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
Pamper pack for couples – Champagne, fresh flowers, chocolates and use of bathrobes – £95 per pack. (Must be ordered at time of booking and paid for prior to arrival).
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 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 king size 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.
New in 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 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 (can be linked to form king size double) 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.
Jackie & Kerry, Essex
Best holiday I have ever been on, cant fault anything my whole family just loved everything about it
Sarah, East Sussex
Date of stay: 27th December 2017
Accommodation type: Harbridge
Had a very enjoyable Christmas break, very cosy with the wood burner and our lodge was very spacious and comfortable. The hot tub was an added bonus. Everybody was very friendly and helpful. We wanted to book again for this year but already fully booked!!! So very popular.
Date of stay: 22nd December 2017
Accommodation type: Harbridge
Absolutely beautiful place and will definitely be coming again
Claire, Welwyn Garden City
Date of stay: 18th December 2017
Accommodation type: Harbridge
Loved loved loved the woodcock lodge, so cosy with comfortable beds, a living area where you can sit back and relax in front of the tv with the log fire burning. To then go into the hot tub and gaze into the stars with a glass of champagne in your hand (okay thats personal prefrence, highly recommend though). Everything about our holiday was perfect just didnt want to go home, off to book our next visit there.
Spent a brilliant few days here with family and friends. 2 young children with us who loved the hot tub and the accommodation was first class. No need to even leave the cabin as long as you have enough provisions with you. All of the features you could want are all provided in the home. There was even an iron.
The farm shop has some excellent meat and basic provisions for sale and I recommend the pies, mmm, delicious.
We didn't bring a pet with us but we found the cabin very clean and could not detect any pet smell or dog hair which was good.
Definately looking at booking again sometime. Lack of mobile phone signal could be an issue for some but it is possible to get a signal if you walk up to the farm near the cow sheds or up the hill behind the cabins.
Date of stay: 13th October 2017
Accommodation type: Harbridge
Wonderful place to stay
Very peaceful relaxing holiday, my husband loved the fishing on site and we both enjoyed the hot tub and sauna. Lovely lodge with everything we needed. Very nice touch was the homemade cake waiting for us in the kitchen. We will definitely be booking this lodge again
Donna, Leighton Buzzard
Perfect. Nothing else to say.
Great holiday with lots of little touches that made it better than other places I have stayed. Little things such as a cake and fresh bread, washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets. The hot tub was also a great bonus and it didn't feel overlooked at all.
Jackie & kerry
We stayed for Christmas it was the most perfect Christmas ever, lodge was amazing, lovely town close by, hot tub was amazing, didnâ€™t want to leave, will definitely book again, it was like something out of a Christmas movie Just Perfect ðŸ˜Š
Fantastic relaxing break away. Very friendly staff.
Perfect peaceful getaway, but with all mod cons in the lodge and great food and drink on the doorstep!
Great last minute break for my daughterâ€™s 18th birthday. Lodge was very clean, warm and cosy with lots of thoughtful touches. Loved the log burner and the hot tub experience. Would definitely return
Absolutely amazing break away. Everything that we needed all in one place. The log fire is lovely to have on while we were sitting watching the tv then to go into the hot tub was so relaxing. Highly recommend.
I could not wish for a better break away.. the lodge was absolutely perfect and the staff on site were remarkable.. looking forward to the next break away there..
Fantastic break. Cabin was perfect. Hot tub was brilliant. Setting unbeatable.
Had a wonderful stay. The lodge was everything we expected and so much more. John and Deb are a lovely couple who couldn't do more for us. The food from their farm shop was absolutely devine. We have already recommended it to friends and family and will definitely be returning next yr.
Absolutely brilliant holiday. The owners were really accommodating and you can see that they really care about keeping the beauty of the area whilst catering for holidaymakers
Fabulous lodge, very peaceful, hot tub was blissful, log burner amazing though it got so hot one night we slept (in October) with the bedroom doors and windows wide open, it feels very safe as so far out of the way.
The only thing I would say is missing, and they are minor, is salt and pepper in the lodge, we brought some amazing steaks, I donâ€™t usually cook on holiday but did these, some basic condiments to compliment would have been useful.
I would also say there is nowhere to put wet and muddy boots and coats, we really struggled to dry out one of my sons welly boots because they are lined and somewhere to put wet and muddy boots would have been great especially as both my sons got soaked when jumping in muddy puddles (as in up to their waist), the washing machine was well used.
This is a peaceful holiday with no WiFi or phone signal, it was amazing to be off grid but not far (2 miles) to the local town and shops so not isolated, I checked my emails once a day and it has been a very long time since I could say that. There are no real extras but the staff are very friendly and helpful, shop well priced and items produced at the farm. This is a working farm and so looks like it when you arrive but up at the Lodges it is pure peace and quiet.
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.