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."
- Fishing tackle hire *
- Farm shop.
- All facilities available for all dates.
- * Charges Apply.
- 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 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.
The lodge was comfortable, spacious and clean.
Everything you could possibly need.
Love place will stay again. Ideal place to unwined and relax
Date of stay: 15th May 2017
Accommodation type: Harbridge
Made most welcome on arrival, stunning location with the lakes hot tub checked twice daily
Rachael, St Albans
Beautiful and almost perfect. Has everything for a romantic stay.
Date of stay: 8th May 2017
Accommodation type: Harbridge
Was a really nice lodge one of the best I've stayed in
Caroline, Burgess Hill
Date of stay: 24th April 2017
Accommodation type: Harbridge
Beautiful lodge with everything you need, good quality and lovely surroundings
Home to home. On the last day we even found a hairdryer. There was an iron and an ironing board too.
Jacki, Shoreham By Sea
We had a lovely few days, the weather was changeable but that didn't stop us using the hot tub on the verandah in the slightest. We were blessed with wonderful sunshine when we visited Bournemouth during our staying enjoying an ice cream whilst walking our dogs along the sandy beach.
The only thing that would make improve our stay would internet access, if we wanted to access any form of access we had to walk up the lane for 250 yards even
to find 3G. We had been told that there wasn't any internet in the Lodge , so we had taken our O2 hub with us, but as there wasn't any phone signal for either Vodafone or O2 that was useless too. We like to google new areas that we are visiting the night before in order to plan our days when we are away, my partner likes spread betting and I like to download my Daily Telegraph crossword each morning before breakfast. That is why we weren't able to give top marks.
This lodge is like a home away from home, everything you could possibly need.
No phone reception.... which me and my family find amazing.
Amazing stay at the forest lodge. Hot tub was perfect and the lodge was incredible.
We had no problems and we had everything we needed.
Also loved the cake and bread that was there on arrival.
Fantastic spot to chill out.
We had a fabulous break and throughly enjoyed getting away from it for a few days.
Best lodge holiday iv ever had, made even better by the owners and hosts. Some of the nicest people I had dealings with in years.
What a lovely holiday we had thank you to the at farm for making it so nice , the bread , cake ,milk etc made it feel like they knew us . Will go again for sure . The bird feeders were great x
Lovely comfortable lodges with all amenities set in a quiet peaceful location. Fantastic and want to stay again.
Fantastic! They've thought of everything, even fresh bread, cake and milk on arrival. The lodges are perfect with everything you need. You can buy fresh meat and scrumptious pies at reception. The staff and owners are brilliant and so helpful and friendly. Would definitely highly recommend and stay again.
Lovely lodge with everything you could need. Tom was incredibly friendly and helpful. Steak from farm shop was delicious. Would most definitely recommend these lodges and stay again.
We were very impressed with the entire weekend. The cabin was amazing. Loved the kitchen facilities and relaxing in the hot tub was brilliant.
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.