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2 nights (Feb 4 - Feb 6)
2 adults

Cottage Lodge Hotel

4.9 (3027 reviews)
Sway Road
Tel: 01590622296
Charming 17th century cosy and friendly eco-hotel set in the heart of the New Forest village of Brockenhurst, Hampshire. All the 16 bedrooms are individually designed. Some contain hand made four poster bedded rooms. Free personalised parking, wifi, New Forest Breakfast and welcome tea/coffee and cake included in your room rate.
Total rates, from Sat 4 Feb 2023, to Mon 6 Feb 2023, for 2 nights.
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Facilities

  • free tea and cakes on arrival
  • Electric car charge with fee
  • Bar Available
  • Breakfast Room
  • Café / Restaurant (on site)
  • Children Welcome
  • Full Alcohol Drinks Licence
  • Internet Access
  • Log Fire
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant

Policies

Check In: Between 14:00 and 19:30
Check Out: Between 7:00 and 11:00
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Pets: Pets are not allowed.
Groups: Groups are accepted up to a maximum of 12 people. No stag and hen groups.

Average

4.9
out of 5
3027 reviews

100% recommend

Breakdown

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5
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30th January 2023:

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5
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30th January 2023:

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5
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30th January 2023:

Very helpful and looked after us well making a special effort as it was our ?? Wedding anniversary.

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Lovely drive to Rhinefield and Beaulieu

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4.8
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30th January 2023:

Very homely and cosy hotel. We loved our stay and would definitely return. The room was clean and cosy although the radiator wasn’t on throughout our stay but we used the plug in radiator provided in our wardrobe so we were okay temperature wise. The food in the restaurant and the breakfast provided were outstanding. Nice touches with the welcome cake and Prosecco too. We loved the hotel and the staff were friendly and hospitable and always helpful.

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5
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29th January 2023:

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4.5
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26th January 2023:

Could do with a coat hook

Tips:

Fantastic rainbow fish and chip shop Beaulieu car museum worth a visit kids will love play area

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4.8
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25th January 2023:

Loved the honesty bar idea. Breakfast really nice Lovely to have local products in the room

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PIG restaurant Lovely walk around Beaulieu and then down to Bucklers Hard

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5
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25th January 2023:

Lovely place in a superb location and very friendly staff. The lady in reception was very welcoming in person and on the phone when I made my booking. The owner was also charming and made delicious breakfasts! We shall definitely be back. Jo and Steve Critchard

Tips:

Dynasty , (The Indian Restaurant) served lovely food and the staff were charming and even the chef introduced himself! The service was very attentive. A visit to Rhinefield House was lovely where we walked through the giant Redwoods. Nearby the walk from Hengistbury Head to Muddeford beach is a must. We wanted to eat in Whitetails Restaurant q we but hadn’t realised it was closed so it will be a treat for next time.

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5
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23rd January 2023:

Thank you for another very enjoyable stay and warm hospitality.

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Whitetails is the best restaurant in the village but be sure to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

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4.3
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23rd January 2023:

Lovely welcome. Had dog friendly room which was great. Small out door space. Fan in bathroom didn't work. Ate breakfast in the snug which was a little cold in Jan. Great food xx

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5
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21st January 2023:

Thank you for a lovely stay and fir the friendly staff

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5
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20th January 2023:

A delightful stay at Cottage Lodge Hotel - just perfect from start to finish. Wonderful friendly staff and lots of extra special touches that made our stay really enjoyable. The dog friendly rooms are brilliant with a little yard area and outside taps. Breakfast and dinner were delicious too.

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Lots of lovely walks, pubs, shops, restaurants all in easy walking distance.

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5
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19th January 2023:

Very comfortable stay, and lovely breakfast. Thank you.

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5
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16th January 2023:

Absolutely lovely hosts, gorgeous room and they even gave us a free upgrade! So accommodating and well worth the price. Would definitely book again 😊

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5
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16th January 2023:

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5
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16th January 2023:

Friendly staff, welcoming, gave good recommendations about the area. Room was lovely, we had 2 dogs aNd the room was perfect for them too. Breakfast was tasty.

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The Foresters Pub served the best fish and chips, relaxed atmosphere great with dogs.

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5
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14th January 2023:

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4.5
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14th January 2023:

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5
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13th January 2023:

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5
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13th January 2023:

We have booked an overnight stay at the Cottage Lodge Hotel for our 1st wedding anniversary. Jackie who welcomed us on arrival was very nice, has served us very lovely tea and cake. The room we stayed in was spotless clean, with a very homey yet classy ambience. We had dinner in White Tails Restaurant and met the very friendly Ramsey, had our breakfast the next day in the same area, food and service was 100%. They have given us surprises which made our anniversary getaway even more memorable. Thank you very much, Cottage Lodge Hotel and White Tails Restaurant!

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4.8
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12th January 2023:

Had a really great stay at Cottage Lodge for a weekend in January. Cold wind and rain outside, but a warm reception and welcoming on a Friday evening. As its low season we even scored a free room upgrade which was an awesome start. Breakfast each morning tasty and hot, perfect way to start the day. Would recommend this place to others.

Tips:

White Tails restaurant downstairs from the Lodge was delicious dining and would recommend. Also check out some of the local pubs. Hire an e-bike from the cycle place and have a. adventure around the New Forest!

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5
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9th January 2023:

Very pleasant stay, nice choice of breakfasts. Enjoyed our meal in your restaurant and a visit to the snake catcher.

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5
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5th January 2023:

Very friendly and welcoming staff, lovely clean rooms and food was good too.

Tips:

Plenty of pubs and restaurants nearby, which I found on Google maps, (you will need WiFi code from hotel) plus there are lovely walks around the new forest.

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5
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3rd January 2023:

Lovely escape. Perfect for relaxing and regenerating.

Tips:

Lots of information available. Although quiet over New Year period, there's still plenty to do. Recommend walking along the spit from Milford on Sea to Hurst Castle and the lighthouse. Opening times are seasonal. Walking in the New Forest, always a delight. Saw hundreds of ponies this year.

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5
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2nd January 2023:

We loved our stay here. Beautiful room, we loved the fact that natural wood had been used throughout and it was very in keeping with being in the forest. Both supper & breakfast was yummy. Highly recommend this hotel.

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In a great setting …surrounded by forest.

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5
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2nd January 2023:

We had an amazing stay for our 1 year wedding anniversary. Beautifully romantic place with a lovely four poster bed made with birches from the forest (such beautiful wood work all over the place!). It felt like sleeping in a forest. The place was so cosy and really perfect for a romantic get away. The breakfast was out of this world amazing - almost too good! The people were wonderful - friendly, accommodating and curious. We really can't recommend this place enough and may well make it a yearly habit :)

Tips:

Brockenhurst town centre is just around the corner as is the train station, nature and donkeys and ponies - all that Brockenhurst has to offer!

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5
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31st December 2022:

We very much enjoyed our stay and plan to return and recommend the hotel to family and friends. The hotel being so dog friendly was fantastic and we also loved how friendly everyone was, the drinks & cake on arrival, the allocated parking spot and the standard of breakfast. Minor points which if addressed would make the hotel even better: - we found the restaurant and the snug a little cold (although we appreciate the hotel had just reopened after the Christmas break) - the bathroom blind (mouldy), tv (old, slow) and mattress (thin) in Standing Hat could do with being replaced - there was some road noise even during the night. Obviously, other than offering rooms to the rear of the property or upgrading the windows it's difficult to do anything about it but it maybe worth advising guests in advance.

Tips:

White Tails Restaurant - excellent Foresters Arms - very good quality, home-made pub food Tall Trees Walk - fantastic for dogs in the Forest Highcliffe - great walk along the coast

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4.3
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23rd December 2022:

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5
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21st December 2022:

At check-in, we were met by the very friendly owner, who welcomed us with tea and cake. We really felt that every detail was taken into consideration from the personalised parking, to the breakfast requests, and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were well equipped ( we stayed in Rhinefield suite) and service at breakfast was professional and welcoming. The choice of locally produced food was fabulous! Really liked the eco- friendly touches they have provided too!

Tips:

We went to The Pig for dinner, which was fabulous and very much recommended. The local wild donkeys and wild horses walking around the village was a beautiful sight.

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5
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18th December 2022:

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5
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18th December 2022:

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4.8
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17th December 2022:

Its been a couple of years since our last visit but it was a lovely stay in our favourite New Forest hotel. It just has a relaxed and calm atmosphere and was exactly what we needed. Staff as ever very welcoming and helpful.

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5
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16th December 2022:

Our second visit and the welcome was just as warm as the first time. Comfortable clean rooms with excellent toiletries supplied. And a great breakfast. Just a short walk from the station for visitors who do not drive

Tips:

Thoroughly recommend Enzee Restaurant just by the station - family run Italian and food cooked with passion. We also recommend White Tails, which runs in Cottage Lodge as a separate business. The food and service was excellent. And do visit Lymington, which has a delightful High Street full of independent shops.

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4.8
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15th December 2022:

Comfortable stay, friendly staff and good breakfast. Welcomed by cake and hot drink.

Tips:

Good walks in area. Train station and buses to venture further. Lots of choice for restaurants and pubs.

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4.8
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13th December 2022:

Wonderful owners and staff. Very warm welcome and lovely room. Excellent breakfast.

Tips:

Convenient for nice walking and also for bike routes. Easy car trips around New Forest and excellent train links. Excellent Italian restaurant a few hundred metres from hotel and lots to see and do in area.

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5
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13th December 2022:

Very welcoming and friendly staff, our room was beautiful and comfortable. Everything needed was in the room Loved the honesty bar facility Breakfast was delicious. There is a small restaurant business on site which was perfect for us arriving on a winter day and then just going downstairs and no journey back. The food and service there was excellent

Tips:

Walking with donkeys just outside Brockenhurst 5 minutes was the highlight of our trip Amazing walks in the forest and the beautiful nature virtually on the doorstep Vineyard just outside Brockenhurst with lovely farm shop garden centre and place to eat.

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5
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12th December 2022:

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5
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11th December 2022:

We loved our stay with you and would thoroughly recommend the hotel to anyone. We look forward to our next visit.

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4.8
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11th December 2022:

Thank you all the team in Cottage Lodge hotel for lovely stay. Will definetly come back soon.

Tips:

This hotel is walking distance from the train station. Very nice Restaurant inside the hotel.

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5
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9th December 2022:

Very friendly hotel ; useful electric charging available ; parking places with name on makes this easy on arrival ; Have to be alert to the sign as quite dark if arrive late and sign is dark too

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Nice circular walk available from the hotel circa 5 miles

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4.8
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7th December 2022:

Thanks for a wonderful stay Water pressure sometimes a little weak in the shower but other than that, cannot fault the hotel. Would recommend for sure.

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5
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6th December 2022:

Friendly and welcoming staff. Brusher mills is a lovely room and the breakfast was excellent.

Tips:

Go for the set lunch menu at Veriene in Milford-on-sea. Fantastic seafood! The huntsman did the best local pub food. Cakes at Rosie Lea cafe in Brockenhurst were delicious.

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5
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5th December 2022:

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4.8
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5th December 2022:

The staff and people were all very friendly and efficient. The room itself was very characterful and had some amazing features. We would have liked some bottled water in the room and a little more selection other than English tea and one flavour of herbal tea.

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The White tails restaurant within the hotel was amazing and recommended

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4.8
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4th December 2022:

Delightful boutique hotel that continues to excel in all areas. We keep returning to Cottage Lodge year after year sometime twice a year. Must also mention white tales restaurant. The food is amazing. Thank you Cottage Lodge and Whitetails.

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4.8
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3rd December 2022:

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5
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2nd December 2022:

Our 3rd time staying here and we love it. The rooms are lovey, modern and incredibly clean. The cooked to order breakfast and options available are very premium and the people are ever so friendly and welcoming. We’ll be back next year.

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4.8
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2nd December 2022:

Very friendly staff, super décor, excellent breakfasts and an exceptional complementary bottle of Prosecco

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Lots of eateries in Brockenhurst . A great base to explore the New Forest by bike, on foot or car

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4.8
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29th November 2022:

We felt very welcome from our arrival to leaving after breakfast. Could not fault the staff, owner or service and in fact they are what made our stay a cut above many places we stayed. Looking forward to returning soon.

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Close proximity to everything you need as Brockenhurst is a compact but well stocked village. Great location for exploring the New Forest with lovely walks right on the doorstep and the many sights only minutes drive

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5
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29th November 2022:

Had a lovely four days stay. Breakfast was very filling . Lovely friendly people. Our dog bess enjoyed her stay. Definitely recommend this hotel.

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Whitetail restaurant was brilliant food. Highly recommend

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5
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29th November 2022:

Really enjoyed our stay at Cottage Lodge. The hotel is just lovely, full of character and a real home from home. The staff are equally as fantastic, so friendly and welcoming. I would recommend Cottage Lodge to anyone looking for some relaxing time away from home.

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Location is great; the other villages and towns are within an easy scenic drive. Plenty of places to eat nearby and a couple of convenience shops as well as a garage. We visited Lymington and Burley. Majority of places are very dog friendly and everyone is just charming!

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5
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29th November 2022:

efficient & friendly

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Foresters Pub, great atmosphere and food

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5
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26th November 2022:

Another fabulous couple of nights at Cottage Lodge. Super friendly and helpful staff and the breakfasts are the best

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White Tails is a must. Fantastic food and service

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5
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26th November 2022:

Amazing couple of days stay, so welcoming on arrival and the breakfast each morning was fantastic.

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A great selection of restaurant and pubs nearby (Snakecatcher and Huntsman were very good) and some lovely shops in the village and more in Lyndhurst.

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5
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25th November 2022:

The stay here was great from the moment of arrival to a named off road parking space, to when we left and were shown the wonderful range of wood in other rooms. The breakfasts were amazing and nothing was too much trouble. We loved the decor and range of natural wood, locally made furniture. The mini bar (with honesty box) in an open area was handy. The owners and staff were all lovely and very helpful.

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There are several pubs serving good food, particularly The Huntsman and Snake Catcher as well as Albero, an Italian restaurant. The Pig although close is safer to visit by car because of the narrow, winding lanes. The station is an easy walk from the hotel. Bucklers Hard with a walk along the river to Beaulieu is a good day out and not far as is Lymington.

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4.5
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25th November 2022:

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4.3
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22nd November 2022:

We had a pleasant couple of nights stay at the Cottage Lodge with our dog. Nice welcome with coffee and cake. Breakfast was very nice. Continental choice and hot breakfast to follow and Bucks Fizz too if you wanted it! The only criticism was the toilet in our bathroom did not fill up properly so my husband had to sort it out a few times and maybe ditch the lino flooring!

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Hotel was in a good location. A few minutes walk to pubs/restaurants and a few minutes walk to the forest! The Albero offers good Italian food.

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5
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21st November 2022:

Struggling with the honesty of a 5 star rating in case it means we can't get in next time we need to stay. Every aspect of this homely hotel has been carefully thought out and the breakfasts are locally sourced, delicious, hot and served promptly with smiles.

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It's the New Forest. Look it up! So much to enjoy. Also the 'in-house' restaurant 'Whitetails' is excellent

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4.8
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21st November 2022:

Lovely hotel. Excellent staff so friendly and helpful. Beautiful room . Yummy lemon cake and coffee on arrival. The white tails restaurant on site is excellent . Run by the owner Ramsey lovely man . Had a lovely weekend would definitely recommend this hotel . Really nice place well worth a visit. Just got to mention the yellow forest bath and hand locally made products sold on site . These are amazing beautiful smell .

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Great location for walks . Other hotel restaurants available nearby And high street tea shops .

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5
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21st November 2022:

Really lovely hotel with fab staff.

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Enzee was amazing to eat at, highly recommend

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4.8
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20th November 2022:

Maurizio and his staff are very friendly and do everything they can to make sure you enjoy your stay. Tea/Coffee with cake was a lovely touch.

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The White Tails restaurant within Cottage Lodge is an excellent place to eat, you need to book a slot. The Buttery in the main village is a lovely café. Walks in the Forest are delightful.

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4.8
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19th November 2022:

great meals great staff and reasonable price

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loads of local shops and close to a lot that the forest can offer

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4.8
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18th November 2022:

Would like somewhere to sit and lounge after being out all day. But apart from that very pleased with our stay.

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Nice Italian and Indian within walking distance of hotel.

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4.5
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18th November 2022:

So friendly, lovely tea and cake on arrival. Wish honesty bar had a bit more choice...we never used it.

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5
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18th November 2022:

Lovely quirky little hotel! All staff were friendly and helpful. Really liked being welcomed with a cuppa and a a piece of homemade cake! Breakfast was amazing - furnished with locally sourced produce. What a joy to have toast made with "proper"bread! Look out for the donkeys walking past the window while you're eating!

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You must have dinner in The White Tails restaurant which is integral to the hotel. Superb food and service and not far to totter back to your room! The Italian restaurant Albero near the station in Brockenhurst is very good. The New Forest is one of the most beautiful areas in England. Perfect for long walks.Lots of picturesque villages and if you enjoy a bracing coastal walk would recommend Barton on Sea only 8 miles from Brockenhurst.

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5
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17th November 2022:

Freidly and welcoming

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All types of restaurants cafe's and takeaways within a few minutes walk

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16th November 2022:

Excellent staff

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5
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14th November 2022:

Lovely Hotel and staff, the food in the restaurant was delicious and the staff were very attentive. The room was clean and comfortable and very nicely presented. The cooked breakfast was delicious.

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Try the Italian by the station, Enzee is an absolute must. the food was amazing and beautifully presented. The staff were lovely and the restaurant itself was really nice and comfortable. Book in advance is a must. very popular.

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5
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13th November 2022:

A warm welcome from Jackie (I think!) with coffee and cake. Spacious bedroom with large, comfortable bed. En suite with bath and walk in shower. Nice toiletries and huge, fluffy white towels. Everywhere spotlessly clean. All staff very friendly. Very much enjoyed our mini break, hope to return one day.

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5
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13th November 2022:

Lovely welcoming staff, great location and superb locally sourced food-we will definitely be back

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5
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12th November 2022:

Very nice, clean and hospitable hotel. Cake and tea/coffee on arrival, breakfasts plentiful and service with a smile. Parking space available.

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Lots of local places to eat (about 5/6 pubs, a brilliant Thai restaurant, an Indian restaurant and a few Italian restaurants in the area). Lots of places to walk and to visit nearby (Lyndhurst, Lymington, Burley etc). Railway station within walking distance.

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4.8
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12th November 2022:

Very welcoming,friendly and helpful. Excellent breakfast.

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5
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12th November 2022:

Lovely welcome and very friendly atmosphere.

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4.8
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11th November 2022:

Lovely staff, good idea to have named parking. We enjoyed the tea and cake on arrival but it is a pity that the reception room is small and gloomy. Breakfast was excellent- probably the best we have ever had from a small hotel. Loved all the wood, especially our four poster and mirror surround.

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Britannia Thai restaurant is excellent- about 7 minutes walk away. Also enjoyed White Tails, especially as it is on site. Lymington is really lovely and well worth a visit, especially being so close.

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5
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11th November 2022:

Yes enjoyed our 2 night break lovely room thank you

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4.5
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11th November 2022:

Great location/base for exploring the forest. Friendly and informative welcome. Room was quiet and clean. Breakfast choice and quality was excellent. Friendly and prompt service.

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4.8
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11th November 2022:

Comfortable, cosy and very well situated. They staff are great - nothing was too much trouble. The breakfasts are freshly prepared, with a nice choice of locally sourced ingredients, and taste great.

Tips:

On our second nice we ate at the Britannia Thai and had a lovely meal. It was only a short walk away and we’ll worth the effort.

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5
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10th November 2022:

My only adverse comment was that the hotel's Central Heating System appeard to be off. The radiators were all cold and the hotel was on the chilly side. Fortunately in our room there was an oil filled electic radiator we used.

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5
out of 5

9th November 2022:

Whilst my wife and I were here for our 6th wedding anniversary celebration our little 4yr old son succumbed to a sickness bug that had been going around his school. Hence we then did not leave our room for the entire stay. The staff were fantastic and could not be more helpful when providing fresh bedding, when we had a parent fail and didn’t spot the impending signs quickly enough, and cake and tea to sustain us both during this tricky time. At no point were we made to feel unwanted or ignored. It’s our third visit here in all, but the first since the change in ownership and it’s still a fantastic place to stay

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Can’t really comment for this visit!

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4.8
out of 5

9th November 2022:

Quirky building - beautiful bedroom and super bathroom and the best breakfast around!

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The New Forest is stunningly beautiful and well worth an extended visit.

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5
out of 5

8th November 2022:

We had a thoroughly enjoyable and comfortable few days break in a lovely part of the New Forest. Visiting in mid-October we were walking through autumn colours and did get to see the pigs foraging for acorns along the roadside. Highly recommended.

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5
out of 5

8th November 2022:

Lovely clean hotel with friendly staff. Burley room was comfortable, lovely having a little patio, which I am sure would have been used if the weather had been better.

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We came mainly to visit Beaulieu, which was well worth the trip

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5
out of 5

7th November 2022:

A very friendly welcome and everything explained in a easy way. We enjoyed our stay and were very well looked after and when we left were pleased to be wished a safe journey by owner who also thanked us for choosing to stay at the Cottage Lodge Hotel

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A good location with access to road, rail and bus services. A good selection of local restaurants

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4.8
out of 5

7th November 2022:

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5
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6th November 2022:

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5
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5th November 2022:

We had a very enjoyable 2 night stay in the zBrusherolls room very quickly with Silver Birch poles making the bed a very comfortable four poster,4 meals in the Whitetsils restaurant were all very good. Overall we had a very nice time will certainly Visit again

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Great location for New Forest and visits to Butlers Hsrd and the Beaulieu Motor museum

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5
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5th November 2022:

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5
out of 5

5th November 2022:

Lovely breakfasts, top quality ingredients. "If it 'ain't broke don't fix it Staff very friendly

Tips:

Wilverly best room, but all others are very good. Dynasty excellent Indian. Albero superb pizza If you fancy just Fish 'n chips then Rainbow fish shop won't let you down. No complaints about the other eateries in the area.

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5
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5th November 2022:

Very nice hotel, in the heart of the New Forest in Brockenhurst. Everything is highly positive : service, breakfast, contact with the team, space of the room, activities (promenades, sight seeing, close to the sea, …). We will come back for sure.

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Plenty of good restaurants : Enzee : italian restaurant 4 min by walk from the hôtel Filly Inn : very nice restaurant 5 min by car King’s Head : authentic British pub in Lymington Car Museum in Beaulieu

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5
out of 5

3rd November 2022:

ALL GOOD

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5
out of 5

3rd November 2022:

The lodge is beautiful and staff extremely friendly and helpful. Honesty bar is a great idea and we did use it!! It was very sweet to come back to our room and you had put a happy birthday banner over the bed, such a lovely thought. Breakfast was really lovely and plenty of choice and great produce. Only one thing I would change is the pillows as they were extremely hard, maybe give an option to have soft pillows.

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Great cycle and walking routes on your door steps with apps you can download with routes. Lovely pubs and restaurants in walking distance. The village centre also has plenty to offer including lovely tea rooms and cake shops!

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5
out of 5

1st November 2022:

Spent a very relaxing weekend in Brockenhurst and the Cottage Lodge hotel is a great base from which to explore the New Forest. Very comfortable accommodation and great breakfasts! Will definitely return!!

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4.5
out of 5

1st November 2022:

Very friendly and welcoming hotel with some nice touches that add character.

Tips:

The on site restaurant was fully booked so we had dinner at the Passford House Hotel and Le Blaireau on different nights. Both were excellent.

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5
out of 5

31st October 2022:

Absolutely stunning little hotel. Staff are amazing. Couldn’t ask for more

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4.8
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31st October 2022:

Lovely hotel and wonderful staff. We were visiting Beaulieu Motor Museum, so the location was ideal for us.

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5
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31st October 2022:

Lovely hotel with beautiful rooms. The furniture is exquisite and the room very spacious. We had a meal at the Pig in Brockenhurst and another at the Captains table in Christchurch, but our evening meal in the hotel was by far the best. We will definitely be returning and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Cottage Lodge.

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5
out of 5

31st October 2022:

We really enjoyed our stay. I liked seeing how you’ve made changes to make the hotel more sustainable.

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We enjoyed a day out at Buckler’s Hard and a nature walk with Wild New Forest.

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5
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29th October 2022:

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5
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29th October 2022:

Exceptionally warm and attentive service from all the staff from the moment we arrived until our departure. Lots of thought had been given to making our stay enjoyable. The owner is a fount of knowledge on the New Forest and its special charms.

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White Tails restaurant is excellent. Lovely food and friendly, efficient service. Book as soon as practical for dinner. They stress the need to turn up on time in their confirmatory texts - this could give the impression of being a little bit too efficient but the warm welcome on arrival puts that to rest.

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4.8
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28th October 2022:

Friendly welcoming staff as always! Nothing is too much trouble.

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Central to many sites and activity’s In the Forest,nowhere’s too far from Cottage Lodge. Also excellent breakfasts and lovely meals in White Tails.

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4.8
out of 5

26th October 2022:

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Albero Italian restaurant in the village is excellent quality and run very well. Bucklers Hard into beautiful Beaulieu is a wonderful walk encompassing both stunning woodland and fabulous river views. Boat trip too along the River was worth a jaunt though 30 mins was a little too short! Lots of sea birds to enjoy. Fantastic part of the UK to appreciate wildlife, nature, nautical history and great local produce.

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5
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25th October 2022:

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5
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25th October 2022:

Consistently fantastic place to stay, lovely staff, clean rooms and beautiful location.

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5
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24th October 2022:

Really excellent place to stay - every member of staff we met was lovely, and the place just seemed to run really well. The breakfast amazing and the special touches from the parking space greeting, right through to the lovely scent of the daily refreshed rooms made this place one to return to. Thank you for making our stay extra special.

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The attached White Tails restaurant was fantastic! The Pig restaurant surpassed its excellent reputation. Local cycle hire - get out in the forest. Pick up a local walks map - SO useful for more in depth footpaths and inspiration. Keep space in your bag for local produce!

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5
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24th October 2022:

We had an wonderful stay, the hotel staff were very attentive and thoughtful. The Dining experience in the restaurant was also amazing, the food was exceptional to the extent we have booked again in November for another special occasion. It is rare to get a hotel that is so dog friendly and that we could eat in the snug knowing that he was not a hinderence, thank you

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5
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21st October 2022:

We both had a fantastic warm welcoming from Jackie, whom made us coffee and cakes whilst advising us about places to go and hotel itself. Other Staff were all great and friendly, for which we thank them all. Our Bedroom was very clean, and everything was spick and span from the moment we arrived to our leaving date. Thank you for my Birthday flags across top of the bed and the lovely heart petals (which I thought were on a string) until I went to pick up and found they were individual petals (silly me, haha). Was a lovely thought of them. Enjoyed every minute of our stay!! xx

Tips:

At the top of the road, turn left and straight into Brockenhurst Village. Turn Right and you have Brockenhurst Railway Station. About 5miles past the village, and you're then in Lyndhurst Village with quant single shops and Tea Rooms. At the end is a Church whereby Alice (from Alice in Wonderland) gravestone is. The Quay in Milford on sea was a great place to see and has a lovely pub/restaurant at side of. Didn't get to Beaulieu, but has a motor museum there. Bournemouth is about 18miles away, so worth just taking a stroll along the walkway, or strolling through the parkland opposite towards the Town Centre. Driving through the country roads, you can also spot horses, cows and pigs on sides of roads. Considering we only had a couple of days there, we enjoyed the places we had seen.

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5
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21st October 2022:

Lovely welcome. Room was ideal. Breakfast was great. Staff all very polite and attentive. A great second stay.

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Albero - lovely restaurant The Huntsman - easy place to feed kids National Motor Museum - huge collection of cars, anyone with a motoring interest will find it fascinating Buckler’s Hard inc boat trip - a very interesting historic village with a great museum.

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5
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18th October 2022:

This was our third stay at the cottage. As always, it doesn’t disappoint. We always book a different room, and this time we had busher mills. A beautiful room We will be returning in April

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5
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15th October 2022:

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5
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14th October 2022:

From start to finish we had a lovely break here. Thoroughly recommend to anyone thinking of staying in Brokenhurst.

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5
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14th October 2022:

Great location within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Lovely hotel small and friendly .

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Great tea room, The Buttery on High Street and Foresters pub serves great food.

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5
out of 5

13th October 2022:

We had such a lovely stay at the Cottage Lodge Hotel.We stayed in Foresters Room and found it to be great ,such a comfy bed , quiet. Breakfast ...where to start it was so delicious and the staff were all lovely ,it was a breath of fresh air actually seeing staff who clearly were conscientious and and enjoyed their job.We will definitely be back !! And have definitely recommended it.

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Beaulieu was a great place to visit , we had a lovely meal at the Woolpack Inn near Sopley ...absolutely delicious.

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4.5
out of 5

13th October 2022:

Ideal small hotel in a great location, the service was fantastic and all the staff very friendly and helpful. Fabulous breakfasts.

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White Tails restaurant was excellent and Ramsey looked after us very well.

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4.8
out of 5

11th October 2022:

Decor was really thoughtful, successfully integrating natural materials from the forest.

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Really enjoyed our dinner at the Thai restaurant in the village.

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5
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11th October 2022:

Thanks for looking after us for our 5 night stay. We liked that Cottage Lodge was a lovely small hotel without any extra fuss. Although we used the 'house' restaurant once it was very useful to have on tap. They even accommodated our large car in a good space.

Tips:

Brokenhurst is a lovely village in the center of the Forest. Anywhere can be visited within about 20 minutes although this could take a little longer if you have to gently wait for the Forest animals cross. As a tourist this is a delight. It has a very good range of pubs and restaurants which saved us using the car.

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4.8
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10th October 2022:

a great little hotel in the heart of Brockenhurst. Made by the people who cannot do enough!

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Watch your head!

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5
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9th October 2022:

Lovely warm welcome! Superbly clean room with everything you need. Beautiful breakfast and the most lovely staff. We only stayed one night but we loved it! Thank you

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We had lunch at the ‘snake catcher’ pub which was superb.

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4.3
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7th October 2022:

Enjoyed a very nice stay with a comfortable clean room and nice breakfast. We felt the breakfast room/restaurant lacked warmth and atmosphere and was very stark, needs some softening ie something on the shelves.. plates ? A vase of flowers ? Maybe something on the windows ?

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Do visit St Nicholas Church for the importance of Brockenhurst in helping overseas soldiers recover from injuries sustained in the first World War. Wonderful archive material. The position of the hotel is excellent for walkers and also for using the station for trips to Lyndhurst and Southampton, if you don’t visit by car.

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5
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6th October 2022:

My 2 terriers loved it too.

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Great place to stay. Central for touring the New Forest.

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4.8
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6th October 2022:

Staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast high quality. Dog friendly room was just what was needed for our 2 small dogs

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Local pubs dog friendly and good food in the 2 that we tried (Foresters and Snakecatcher)

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5
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4th October 2022:

Wonderful, welcoming staff and facility. Clean and comfortable room with lots of extra touches to ensure comfort and cosiness. Highly recommended!

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Renting a bicycle allows you to see more of the beautiful forest and wildlife, the trails are manageable and well marked.

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5
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3rd October 2022:

Staff were unfailingly helpful and considerate. As an elderly couple, my wife and I were looked after. Our room was warm, comfortable and quiet. The personalised parking spot was a nice touch!

Tips:

Would highly recommend Albero's for Italian food. The restaurant at the hotel (White Tails) is also good albeit more expensive. Lymington market is worth a look and can be reached by local bus from the hotel door.

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4.5
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3rd October 2022:

Such a lovely stay, don’t want to call them staff as they felt more that that, made us feel so welcome.

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5
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2nd October 2022:

The hotel is ideally placed for people to experience what it is like to live in the New Forest. It is close to many areas of interest.we were made to feel really welcome by the staff. The quality and choices of items for breakfast were excellent.

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The “White Tails” restaurant and the Albero Italian restaurant can be recommended but would advise pre-booking to avoid disappointment.

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5
out of 5

1st October 2022:

Great location - perfect for couples - lovely room - breakfast and dinner very good (try the lamb) - attention to detail

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Lovely walks and horse riding at Brockenhurst Riding Stables

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5
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1st October 2022:

Myself and my partner love the New Forest, we have visited several times however this was our first stay at this hotel and we absolutely loved it. From the moment we arrived staff where friendly & welcoming, nothing was too much trouble. We had our own parking space with a welcome note which was lovely. We stayed in James Hill room and enjoyed having a little balcony, the room had everything we needed and was clean and tidy. It was the perfect location for exploring the forest, we where even lucky enough to wake up to the horses on the green opposite one morning. Breakfast was also lovely and a varied selection. We will most definitely be staying again.

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4.8
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1st October 2022:

Very attentive and pleasant staff. Very helpful and we were made to feel welcome.

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The onsite restaurant is good and there are other places to eat nearby . Walking into the forest from the hotel is easy and we found the OS app the most convenient for navigation because it pinpoints where you are at any one time

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5
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1st October 2022:

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5
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30th September 2022:

The staff were really friendly, and we had a lovely welcome with a coffee and cake, which was totally unexpected. The room was lovely and clean, and really well presented.

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Lovely Italian and Thai restaurant nearby. Would recommend a walk through the New Forest and see all the horses roaming freely.

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5
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30th September 2022:

A small comment - the room heating is needed now. Also, the towel rail heater didn't seem to work. Apart from that, a great stay - thanks to everyone!

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Go walking. The Forest is a great place to visit, but on foot is by far the best - you'll see wildlife far better if you avoid cars. I lived there for 11 years and regularly return to visit. Great place.

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5
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30th September 2022:

Everything was perfect . Our third visit & we can't wait to come back

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Foresters arms for food

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4.8
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28th September 2022:

A lovely warm welcome awaits, with delicious cake to boot! If staying in The Vederers Rest, I recommend asking staff to run through getting temperature control in the shower. The room was lovely.

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4.8
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28th September 2022:

Very friendly and helpful. Delicious variety of breakfast items. Parking space a great idea. Could have with a few games in lounge area for rainy days.

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Enjoyed the Snakecharmer and walking app recommended by Marizio was very useful. Enjoy the forest, ponies and sea not far away.

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5
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28th September 2022:

Our second visit. Genuine welcome. Excellent breakfasts. Attentive staff. Will continue to recommend. Thank you

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Be sure to have dinner at White Tails restaurant.

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5
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27th September 2022:

Very welcoming staff Excellent breakfasts

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5
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26th September 2022:

I couldn’t have had a more enjoyable time , everything was aimed at making my stay perfect x

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5
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26th September 2022:

Super comfortable, clean and welcoming little hotel

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5
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25th September 2022:

From welcome to check out extremely friendly and professional a home from home. Although we didn’t take a dog, they are dog friendly. Breakfast was amazing.

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5
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25th September 2022:

Friendly and welcoming staff.

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Good location

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4.8
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25th September 2022:

We had a lovely stay with you,room,breakfast great . Lady who greeted us on our very early arrival was polite,very helpful with our questions and checked whether we were able to check in early and leave our car parked while we went off to the station. She even remembered and asked if our trip to Southampton boat shop went well at breakfast.

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Great location for the train station and local restaurants pub and shops .

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4.5
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25th September 2022:

Very friendly staff; and food excellent.

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Beaulieu Motor Museum is a must visit.

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5
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24th September 2022:

Lovely place. Room exceptionally clean. Really comfy bed. Very dog friendly with doggie sausage offered at breakfast for our pooch. Great breakfast. We booked in for dinner and it did not dissapoint

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This Hotel is situated just minutes from Brockenhursts little High Street. Plenty of places for snacks and a good starting point to wander off and start some serious walking. Would totally recommend this place and was sad to leave.

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5
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23rd September 2022:

Friendly, courteous staff, excellent welcome.excellent breakfast to set one up for a day out exploring the New Forest.

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Foresters Arms a good traditional pub. Albero's a good Italian.

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4.3
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22nd September 2022:

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4.8
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22nd September 2022:

Only thing was the battery in hand set needs changing, very small point though.

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4.5
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22nd September 2022:

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4.8
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21st September 2022:

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5
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20th September 2022:

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4.5
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20th September 2022:

A lovely place to stay in a beautiful village, good breakfasts and great staff. Very good TV in room. Negatives are that the plumbing system is loud - it's a little annoying every time someone uses a tap/toilet/shower, the (fixed only) shower head is at shoulder height if you're tall, and the toilet flush took 2 or 3 goes to work. I appreciate it's an old building and it may be difficult to have it any other way. That there was only instant coffee provided in the room rather than pods and a machine is a bit disappointing. All in all though - great place. Thank you.

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6 mile walk (can be shortened to 4) to the north and west of the village is sublime.

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5
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20th September 2022:

Very friendly and comfortable

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4.8
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19th September 2022:

Breakfast was very good. It would have been handy to have a magnifying make-up mirror in the bathroom and for the full length mirror in the bedroom to be on a wall where you could stand at a distance away and use it - ours was on a wall with a pack of drawers and chairs blocking any view!

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We did the Brockenhurst Donkey Walking experience which was an hour walking through the forest with a donkey - very relaxing and fantastic views, just 5 minutes by car from the hotel. Also had a good pizza in Albero near the level crossing.

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4.8
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19th September 2022:

Great little hotel, friendly staff and amazing restaurant. Only small issue was couldn’t close the window properly but didn’t mention it so not complaining. Will definitely stay again if chance arises

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5
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18th September 2022:

Such a lovely cosy hotel. We arrived to a very warm welcome, including delicious tea, coffee and cake. The staff are really friendly and helpful. And they went above and beyond to help us feel settled and at home. It's a very old cottage with low ceilings and thin walls but this just adds to the charm of it! We stayed in the Little Alice room and although on the smaller side, it was perfect for us for a couple of days. The breakfast was delicious with lots of food and drink choices, I even enjoyed a bucks fizz or 2! The snug room is a really nice touch, with an "honesty" bar and some local products such as jams and marmalades. Overall, we loved our stay here. The location is perfect, so close to the station, shops, pubs and restaurants. We had everything we needed close by for a short break away from London.

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There's a really good range of cafes, bakeries, pubs and restaurants near by. We really enjoyed Enzee for an Italian home cooked meal, and Britannia Thai was decent. The bakehouse has lots of savoury and sweet options, and the buttery serves a classic cafe lunch vibe. We also hired bikes from Cycle Experience at the train station, which was a good way to explore the forest on an afternoon. The only issue we had was that the seats on the standard bikes were extremely uncomfortable, so worth bearing that in mind when hiring. There are more comfortable options which cost a little more. The blackwater arboretum was also lovely, and we loved the tall tree trail. Both easy to walk to via Brockenhurst village, however there are some road paths but they are generally easy to navigate. You might be lucky and come across some Highland cows! We also saw lots of horses, and some donkeys in the village. Roydon Woods nature reserve is also worth a visit for a bit of peace and quiet. If you're a steady walker, you don't need a car to visit Brockenhurst or the local countryside. We enjoyed lots of walks without needing a car, which was a lot more pleasant!

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4.8
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18th September 2022:

Fabulous boutique hotel in heart of the New Forest. The here team are incredibly welcoming and the hotel feels authentic in its decor being warm and cosy. We’ve stayed several times and by coincidence always had the same room, which is homely but also scrupulously clean and well turned out. Facilities are a kettle and TV however the bathroom feels large and modern and there’s loads of hot water. The room has the original Inn windows and modern shutters keeping the room warm and quiet, with zero noise in this traditional village. Bed is very generous and comfortable. Breakfasts are the real star and you have choice of cereals and fruits followed by a range of traditional or more modern cooked breakfasts. Oat milk is available for those on a plant based diet, plus vegetarian options. Never eaten in their restaurant in the evenings however it is always v busy and well received , so book in advance.

Tips:

We live relatively local to Brockenhurst and visit Cottage Lodge as a home away from home. Just within Brockenhurst there are several v good pubs, the closest is the Foresters, which has a great selection of beers and very good traditional food. The Snake Catcher is a larger family pub with large beer garden where you can catch the big rugby and footie fixtures some weekends. Also good food. Excellent Thai restaurant on the high street called Britannia which is definitely worth a visit. Further afield you have the town of Lymington with the excellent cafe/ tea room The Larder. Many things and great shops in Lymington. Also go to Milford on Sea for a day along the coast with shingle beach and the famous Hurst Castle (stone fort) along the shore. Great cafes and a wine bar in Milford plus an excellent Indian with stupendous lamb dishes. Nice walk along the beach from Milford towards Keyhaven, an old salt panning port. Try their local pub The Gun, which probably does the best steaks in Hampshire and Dorset, very old traditional style from the front, bit Poldark-esque and atmospheric- very good food and surprisingly large beer garden with wild flowers and deck chairs in the summer. We love the Cottage Lodge and will be going back next year or possibly November when our central heating is being replaced.

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5
out of 5

17th September 2022:

Had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. Breakfast always set us up for the day. We look forward to returning in the future.

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With the train station a short walk from the hotel it is worth taking the train to Lymington Town and have dinner at the Elderflower

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5
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16th September 2022:

A lovely place to stay always made very welcome. Lovely rooms lovely staff. A lovely breakfast.

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The white Tails restaurant is 5* Never felt the need to go elsewhere

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5
out of 5

16th September 2022:

I really enjoyed my stay at CoTtage Lodge. Location-wise, it is so central that it's less than 10 mins away by foot from the train station, supermarket, restaurants and even the chip shop. All staff are so warm and helpful, I felt very much at home. The rooms are clean, beds are comfortable and towels are so soft. Breakfast was the highlight of my day, so many choices and made with good quality ingredients. I will definitely stay at Cottage Lodge again for my next trip to Brockenhurst

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When the weather is good, I recommend walking the Brockenhurst to Lyndhurst loop (16km) and the Brockenhurst to Roydon Woods Nature Reserve loop (11km)

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5
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16th September 2022:

Absolutely beautiful Hotel, staff very friendly and helpful. Lovely setting

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The drive through the New Forrest is amazing

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5
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16th September 2022:

This was our third stay at Cottage Lodge. The high standards are always maintained and we know we will receive a friendly welcome back from all the staff. Nothing is too much trouble. It was recommended to us by family who had stayed there and it has become the place for all of us to go to to relax and unwind.

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The village and surrounding forest is beautiful. We love the walks available close by. There are several good places to eat, we especially enjoy White Tails Restaurant in the Hotel.

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4.5
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16th September 2022:

Friendly welcome with tea and cake. The room was spacious and unique,having a bed frame and furniture made from local wood, beautiful. The dedicated parking spot was handy.

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Brockenhurst is central for anything New Forest. Be sure to book at the White Tails restaurant within the hotel, lovely food .

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4.5
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16th September 2022:

we love the easy access to the ground floor rooms. the staff is so accomodating and the breakfast ae wonderful. The parking is reserved and makes in and out so easy, we love the location and charming rooms.

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Easy walking to excellent restaurants, pubs, and the local village shops. The New Forest is a delight to explore.

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5
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15th September 2022:

A warm welcome on arrival with tea and cake and nothing too much trouble. Room very comfortable and well laid out.

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Bucklers Hard is well worth a visit, take the boat trip. The Snakecatcher Public house in the village has excellent food.

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5
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12th September 2022:

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4.8
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12th September 2022:

We have stayed at the Cottage Lodge Hotel for over twenty years. It is excellent. The staff are always so friendly and helpful.

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5
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11th September 2022:

My husband and I decided to have a couple of nights away for our 20th wedding anniversary, and we were not disappointed. We received a very warm and friendly welcome, including our cocker spaniel. The room we stayed in was dog friendly and had a small courtyard. The room was very clean, and the bed was extremely comfortable. There were some lovely touches including the locally sourced organic bathing products, which smelt absolutely divine. There was plenty of choices for breakfast, and the ingredients looked good quality. The location of the hotel is perfect for those wishing to explore the New Forest.

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5
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10th September 2022:

A beautifully bright room with a bed carved out of a local ash tree. Greeted on arrival by the owner who showed us to the room. Excellent base for touring the New Forest. The weather was very wet during our stay so we did that mainly bay car. Superb breakfast. The shower functioned well enough but was a simple tap-connected affair - I did overhear the owner saying that the bathrooms were the one part of the hotel that he hadn't yet upgraded since taking the place over.

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The hotel does have its own restaurant. We prefer to eat offsite and found the local eateries extremely busy between 6 and 7.30 and reluctant to serve much later. We ate one night in an Italian restaurant that advertised itself as being open till 10pm but while were were there a young couple was turned away at 8.25pm.

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5
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10th September 2022:

The friendly and accommodating staff at Cottage Lodge Hotel was evident from the moment I spoke with Maurizio on the phone to reserve two rooms. On arrival we were all tired and had had a very long few days looking for a new house elsewhere in the country. We were offered cake and a hot drink and were taken care of like old friends throughout our stay. The building itself is full of character and stylishly decorated with beautifully crafted wooden furniture. Highly recommend staying here.

Tips:

Around the corner on the high street is a Tesco and Co-op and there are donkeys and ponies at times on the green opposite. The hotel is very nearby some excellent walks on the moor and through the forest. There is a restaurant downstairs at the hotel which we will try next time. There are pubs and cafe in the village but other interesting places are also a short drive away - Christchurch harbour, Lymington and the pretty town of lyndhurst.

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5
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9th September 2022:

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5
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8th September 2022:

The Team at The Cottage Lodge work very hard to make your stay enjoyable lNothing is too much trouble and the breakfast is delicious We have stayed there for many years and keep returning They do accept dogs but only in specific outside rooms & they are kept away from diners in main restaurant Breakfast for dog owners served in Snug Bar

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There is an independent restaurant on site open most evenings but many good eateries locally to suit every pocket It is very central for access to the Forest has a mainline station & good bus service which offer open top tours Bikes can be hired locally

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5
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8th September 2022:

Lovely hotel.perfect staff so helpful and friendly. Making our stay so comfortable and enjoyable. Restaurant food very good and we enjoyed eating their most evenings. Thank you all for a lovely six day stay.

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5
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8th September 2022:

Great stay, very thoughtful business

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Easy short walk to town

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5
out of 5

7th September 2022:

Lovely boutique hotel very close to the village and stunning walks.

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Their White Tails restaurant is excellent!

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4.8
out of 5

7th September 2022:

Staff was very friendly and informative! Wonderful location for walks in the New Forest or restaurants and bars. Comfortable beds and fabulous towels! Breakfast was great. Watch the hot water goes to scalding in seconds.

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4.8
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7th September 2022:

This is the second time we have stayed at Cottage Lodge and would certainly stay there again. Friendly and very helpful, lovely people.

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It would seem the local pubs are set up mainly as places to eat so nowhere to sit and relax other than around an eating table. There may be places outside Brockenhurst but not in the centre.

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5
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6th September 2022:

We had a wonderful stay at the Cottage Lodge Hotel ! We were upgraded very nicely and our room Exbury was so great, nicely decorated and very clean. The breakfast was excellent with large choice of food. The staff is very nice and helpful. We liked the location in Brockenhurst, we walked in the New Forest, and visited Beaulieu and the other villages. I would definitely come back here if I can, thank you for everything !

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5
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5th September 2022:

Excellent place, easy to get around on the bus to see local towns.

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Restaurants and other eateries near.

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5
out of 5

5th September 2022:

Lovely peaceful few days. Relaxed friendly atmosphere and excellent food. We will definitely return.

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A lot of good restaurants and shops. Bucklers Hard is well worth a visit.

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5
out of 5

4th September 2022:

A very warm, friendly and relaxed welcome. There is a lovely atmosphere at the Cottage Lodge Hotel. The rooms are uniquely different to each other, the wood finish in our room was very impressive. The room was very comfortable and quiet (apart from the occasional pony, donkey or cow making themselves heard as they roam freely along the road, which they have a legal right to do). Made for a lovely added benefit to the view from our room or when having breakfast. The breakfast was really good, and it set us up for the whole day. We had our first evening meal in the hotel's restaurant 'White Tails' which was extremely good so definitely worth a try. We very much enjoyed our stay and will be visiting again at the earliest opportunity.

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There are so many local places, we were spoilt for choice, depending on what you enjoy doing, there is definitely something for everyone in and around Brockenhurst. When we visit again, we will definitely be eating at the White Tails and what we thought was a lovely Italian Restaurant right nest to Brockenhurst train station called 'Enzee Brockenhurst Ristorante & Pizzeria' if you're a fan of Italian food it's definitely worth a visit.

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4.8
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2nd September 2022:

Lovely small intimate hotel with great location and wonderful staff

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You must try White Tails, the on-site independently run restaurant

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5
out of 5

2nd September 2022:

Lovely Hotel, very friendly and welcoming

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Burley and Lymington and Highcliffe Beach all very local and great to visit.

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5
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31st August 2022:

We had such a lovely stay and really loved the balcony! the only tiny thing i would say is the lovely big bed takes up a lot of space, so i knocked my head getting past it from the other side, but that is so minor and the bed is gorgeous. this was our 7th time in Brock and our 3rd time at the cottage lodge - we definitely hope to stay again. the new forest and surrounding area just does not stop giving - there is so much to see and do!

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Exbury Gardens is amazing - a day trip almost in itself highcliffe has a lovely beach - probably best by car we always love the snakecatcher for the hot stones

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5
out of 5

31st August 2022:

A gem of a hotel in the heart of the New Forest. Right in the centre of Brockenhurst this lovely B&B is a real treasure. The hosts are so welcoming and there are little lovely touches that get overlooked at other hotels. They were always on hand to direct you in the right direction of anything you wanted to do or places to go. The beds are super comfy and the room had all the amenities we could have wanted along with super soft towels. The breakfast was amazing and hosted by 2 lovely ladies with most of the menu locally sourced which was really nice. Will definitely be back!

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After a lovely walk round Brockenhurst and the surrounding area taking in all the horses, donkeys and cows that roam freely, there are some lovely pubs in the village which were really friendly, one had the most extensive Gin menu I’ve ever seen and a trip to The Pig for dinner is a must!

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4.3
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30th August 2022:

Staff really friendly and welcoming

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Forresters Arms great for food.

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5
out of 5

30th August 2022:

We enjoyed everything about our stay. It was so nice having a parking place just for us. Wry convenient go our little dogs. We will definitely be staying there again.

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Wonderful tea rooms just around the corner in the village high street. Plenty of places to eat and go for a drink.

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5
out of 5

30th August 2022:

My Partner and I had a lovely three day break here recently. Excellent facilities, lovely helpful staff where nothing was too much trouble. First class food too. Highly recommended.

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Stunning off road cycle tracks and lovely walks.

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5
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28th August 2022:

A little gem. White Tails Restaurant excellent.

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Lyndhurst interesting town.

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5
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27th August 2022:

I highly recommend Cottage Lodge.and While Tails restaurant The staff are efficient and friendly.,room lovely and food excellent

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Great location for forest walks and visits to coast Good choice of restaurants in walking distance

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5
out of 5

26th August 2022:

Friendly but professional throughout the whole of our stay. Room was very pleasant and bed comfortable. Breakfast was very tasty. Staff were great at understanding and assisting with dietary requirements. Lovely welcome and honesty bar a nice touch.

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We visited Albero restaurant (walking distance) and The Red Lion in Boldre. Both great service and food was very good. We found the location ideal for travelling for things to do. Train to Southampton very quick. Lovely local shops.

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5
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26th August 2022:

The staff were so kind and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast was fantastic and sourced from local produce. The room was very clean and the facilities excellent.

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5
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25th August 2022:

Just returned from beautiful Brockenhurst. Our second stay at Cottage Lodge, it is a lovely place to stay, the friendly staff make you feel so welcome and the rooms are really comfortable. So good to be close to the village and enjoy the horses, donkeys and cows ambling down the street. Good breakfasts as well!

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5
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24th August 2022:

Once again an exceptional experience in this lovely hotel, run by the loveliest people. Can't fault anything, as always.

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White tails restaurant is very good. Alberto pizza, Dynasty Indian. The Terrace is very good for lunches. If you have bikes then bring them, loads of on or off road riding, and bikes can be securely locked at the hotel.

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4.8
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22nd August 2022:

We have always highly recommended Cottage Lodge to all our friends and have had two weddings in the family with many staying there. Everyone has high praise for the friendliness of the staff and location of the hotel.

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Lanes restaurant in Lymington is one of the best.

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5
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21st August 2022:

A lovely hotel very inviting staff lovely touch of tea and cake as you sign in.

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4.8
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20th August 2022:

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5
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19th August 2022:

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4.8
out of 5

17th August 2022:

fix the bathroom door so it closes properly. This was a lovely comfy place to stay. Excellent breakfast especially marmalade!

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5
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17th August 2022:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Cottage Lodge Hotel - the Rufus Stone room was lovely, the owners were welcoming and friendly and the breakfast was great! The coffee and cake upon arrival was much appreciated, and the useful information in the folders about things to do etc and the helpful advice from the owners was very useful. We would love to come back!

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We had two very enjoyable meals - one at Thai Britannia, and one at Albero. We did some great walks into the forest on different routes, and had a great afternoon kayaking in Buckler's Hard with New Forest Activities.

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5
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16th August 2022:

As usual a warm welcome on arrival at a lovely hotel. Room immaculate, staff wonderful and very friendly, nothing is a bother, a fabulous breakfast, looking forward to next time.

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Hotel located centrally in a beautiful village. A short walking distance to nice restaurants, pubs, tea rooms, and other amenities. A short walk to the train station opening the gateway to visit the beautiful surrounding area.

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5
out of 5

16th August 2022:

Everything about our stay was fabulous - couldn’t fault it and staff were so friendly and helpful. Absolutely loved the lemon drizzle cake 😋

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The Snakecatcher was our “go to” eatery - fabulous choice and very quick service despite being super busy. Open top bus tour was a great way of seeing the Forest and very reliable service 😊

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5
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15th August 2022:

Lovely cottage stay with friendly staff. Would stay here again!

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5
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15th August 2022:

I could not fault the hotel, excellent food, spotless, room, brilliant facilities. They helped as best as they could for your needs. Not a complaint, more a be aware when in the dining room and snug area. As I am 6'8" and being a old house my head was touching the celling. Yet the bed in the William room, that I stayed in was not only one of the most comfortable beds, but was massive. Great relaxing break.

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The train station is only a few minutes walk from the hotel and as my daughter wanted to visit the beach in Bournemouth. Also great when arriving by train. The village bakery does amazing sandwiches and cakes, which is great if you want spend a day hiking into the new forest which is only about a mile away.

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4.8
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14th August 2022:

Friendly efficient service

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5
out of 5

13th August 2022:

Room was clean and tidy. Staff were very polite and the breakfast was lovely

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Hire a bicycle to get round easier. We did that and managed to see quite a bit.

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4.8
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12th August 2022:

A lovely place to stay, perfectly situated to tour the New Forest. Our room was cool and comfortable with an amazing wood bed frame. We stayed in Wilverley which has a fantastic little patio area. We were greeted with tea and homemade cake while being checked in by a very helpful gentleman. The breakfast was excellent and the two ladies serving were very efficient and friendly.

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The local fish and chip shop is excellent, and the hotel will provide cutlery and plates on request.

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4.8
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12th August 2022:

I stayed for a long dad-and-son weekend. Cottage Lodge was perfect. We arrived tired and hungry. Our first meal at White Tails, the lodge's restaurant was terrific.Our rooms were well appointed and each had a hand-made bed as a stand-out feature. We ate out on subsequent evenings enjoying a pub supper and Indian meal. Cottage Lodge was well situated to explore the New Forest which we did on foot the first day and by open-top bus the second - two of the three routes included in our hop-on hop-off fare. The hotel is close All in all, a great visit.to the station but trains cannot be heard.

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5
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10th August 2022:

great breakfast hot and cold and very friendly service

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Best Italian pizzas at Enzee's Restorante. Best Bangers(venison) and Mash at the Snakecatchers. Walks from Puttles Bridge car park and Blackwater car park giant trees a must. Very good bakery in the village The Buttery in the village for afternoon teas or cakes. Fish & Chips at the end of the road

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5
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8th August 2022:

Excellent stay and great host. Would highly recommend

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Lots of good restaurants and bars nearby. You might want to reserve before hand if you want garden tables during summer.

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5
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4th August 2022:

Lovely hotel,spotlessly clean and friendly staff. Good breakfast included in the price, coffee and cake on arrival. Well worth booking a table for dinner, fantastic food and attentive staff.

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4.8
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4th August 2022:

Welcoming friendly host good clean facilities Excellent restaurant and service would highly recommend

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5
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3rd August 2022:

We were not disappointed. Lovely,friendly staff, food excellent. Our stay was most enjoyable.

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5
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3rd August 2022:

Well located hotel with friendly and welcoming staff.

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4
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3rd August 2022:

Lovely stay and friendly and helpful staff.

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Buttery Tearooms in Brockenhurst served lovely food and the staff were very friendly and the tour buses around the New Forest were amazing. We also enjoyed seeing the donkey’s opposite the hotel most days.

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4.8
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1st August 2022:

We had a lovely stay at the the Cottage Lodge Hotel. The welcome, with tea, coffee and welcome was excellent and the parking arrangements very straightforward. The rooms were comfortable, well-equipped and spotless. Two small suggestions - a box of tissues and a couple of biscuits would have been a good addition. You might also want to check the shower in Verderers - we couldn't get the temperature controls to work - it was full on hot or nothing. Probably user error tbh. I should also add that the breakfast was excellent quality and plentiful. We would definitely return.

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Restaurants - we dined at the White Tails (in the hotel) and at the Britannia Thai. Both excellent. Cycling - Cycleexperience bike hire (5 mins walk by the station) were brilliant. Golf - we played at the New Forest Golf Club (Lyndhurst) and at Dibden. Would recommend both. Running - don't go for a jog in the forest, get lost and nearly miss breakfast. That was a mistake.

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5
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1st August 2022:

Beautiful cottage in a excellent location. Breakfast was delicious. Staff all welcoming and friendly. Would highly recommend Cottage Lodge to any friends planning a trip to the new forest.

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5
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1st August 2022:

A lovely place to stay in a great location. Our room was lovely and very comfortable. There are some nice small touches throughout the hotel and the breakfast was delicious!

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Hire a bike from Cycle Experience, download the app and go for a cycle. Many paths are on forest tracks. The area is beautiful!

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5
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1st August 2022:

We had a lovely stay at the Cottage Lodge Hotel. A beautiful setting and so convenient for the station. Above all the friendliness of all the staff made our stay very enjoyable

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White Tails Restaurant highly recommended

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5
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1st August 2022:

Beautiful place staff very friendly and nothing is to much trouble lovely breakfast would definitely stay again but it’s a shame it’s min stay off 2 nights as can only do the 1 night 😢

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5
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31st July 2022:

Such a friendly place to stay, nothing is too much trouble

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5
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31st July 2022:

Very friendly, helpful and accommodating staff, who made us feel very welcome throughout our stay.

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We left the car at home and used public transport which was easy. We also made use of the tour bus on two days which was great fun. Plenty of choice locally for eating out.

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5
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30th July 2022:

This is the third time we have stayed here with our dog it is a lovely hotel and the staff are all great I am sure we will be back next year.

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5
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30th July 2022:

First time of staying at Cottage lodge after being recommended was not disappointed the staff were very friendly and welcoming hotel lovely and clean central position in village close to amenities would certainly recommend

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5
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30th July 2022:

A very friendly welcome with tea and cake and a personalised parking space . Lovely bright rooms with a sit out patio area , very relaxing place to stay.

Tips:

Close to village center and local pubs, easy starting point for exploring the lovely new Forest.

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5
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27th July 2022:

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4.8
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25th July 2022:

Tips:

Would recommend the White Tails restaurant Easy access to the New Forest, Lymington, Milford and Barton on Sea 5 minutes walk to shops, two nice pubs, an Italian and an Indian Restaurant

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5
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24th July 2022:

All good, lovely stay.

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5
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23rd July 2022:

You are all so friendly and accommodating. Smiles all around, and always ready to assist. I would stay here again.

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Blue and Green Bus tours are informative and fun and take you on quite a distance. As a result one really feels the importance of taking care of our land.

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5
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23rd July 2022:

Friendly and helpful staff. Didn't have an evening meal but breakfast was very good with locally sourced ingredients. Enjoyed the tea and cake on arrival.

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5
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23rd July 2022:

HIghly recommend this Boutique Hotel Couldn’t have chosen a more perfect place to stay A credit to the manager Jackie and her team Lovely pet friendly rooms with ground floor patio with table and chairs Great location walking distance to the village and the New Forest and only few miles from the beach 🏖 Nice Attention to detail your own parking bay with your name awaits you Well done Jackie and team Cottage Lodge

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4.8
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22nd July 2022:

This is a laid back, friendly but very professionally run hotel. Nothing is too much trouble and all staff exceptional. Will be back for our third visit before too long. Thank you 😊

Tips:

The Buttery for lunches. Enzees and Dynasty are both of a good standard, not forgetting White Tails for a special evening in. 10 min walk to the fabulous New Forest. Take a train to Lymington, check out local shops and the peaceful coastal walk.

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5
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22nd July 2022:

Lovely to be greeted on arrival with ice cold water, tea and cake!

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4.5
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22nd July 2022:

AS before a great stay room very clean and all facilities provided. Eat at the in house restaurant (White Tails) very good food but felt 8.00 + for a Coke expensive. Would stay again

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Visit to Beaulieu very good value even if you are not interested in Cars

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4.8
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21st July 2022:

Wonderful stay. All the staff were friendly and helpful.

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Plenty of choice of restaurants just 5 mins walk away. Lovely seeing the horses and donkeys. Also lovely restaurant on site especially for special occasions.

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5
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20th July 2022:

This was our third stay at Cottage Lodge Hotel and we had another wonderful time. Staff are happy to help and accommodation is good.

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5
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19th July 2022:

Doskonala baza wypadowa do pobliskich atrakcji i nad morze. Miejsce jest zreszta tez atrakcja, sama w sobie :) Znakomita obsluga. Szef pomog nam w planuwaniu naszej wizyty.

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4.8
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18th July 2022:

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5
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17th July 2022:

A great place to stay

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5
out of 5

16th July 2022:

Hotel is very nice and enjoyable and car parking space allotted for our stay is a bonus facilities for a dog is very good

Tips:

Alberto’s Italian Restaurent is excellent as is the evening restaurant in the hotel.

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5
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15th July 2022:

We thought everything was very well thought out. The parking worked well and it was good to be greeted with a cup of tea and a piece of cake. Very minor point was ants in the bathroom, but possibly due to the extreme heat. Overall an excellent stay.

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We had a very good pub meal at the Foresters' Arms a few minutes' walk from the hotel.

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4.8
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15th July 2022:

Friendly, welcoming, comfortable stay in central Brockenhurst. We stayed in Wilverley room with amazing tree trunks at four corners of the bed. Lovely to have the little seating area outside to relax from the heat. Breakfast is excellent with lots of choice including veggie and vegan. Very good service from all the staff.

Tips:

We had a great day out hiring Ebikes from Cyclexperience near the station. A lovely way to see the forest from quiet well-marked trails. Also easy to get to the sea for a dip in the heatwave - Milford on Sea is closest (shingle beach) or Avon beach (sand) towards Christchurch.

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5
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14th July 2022:

Rufus stone was the perfect room for the two of us plus puppy - so quiet, I was glad we weren’t on the road side. Breakfasts were friendly and tasty (especially the deconstructed Spanish one - yum!) and the two dinners we had at White Tails were really stunning. We will be back.

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4.3
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12th July 2022:

We stayed in the room named Rufus Stone, which was ideal, as we had our small dog Molly with us and she had direct access to a pleasant outside space. Staff were very helpful accommodating all our needs. The bed was comfortable and facilitated a restful sleep

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If you like you breakfast tea strong request 2 tea bags per pot. The village itself had a number of dog friendly pubs that were more than adequate for a good evening meal.

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5
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12th July 2022:

This was our third visit and we’re really enjoying staying in a different room each time. This hotel is beautiful and we live everything about our stay.

Tips:

Walk to the village centre, walk along to the ford, turn right and walk until you get to open space and ponies. It’s such a treat to have this beauty a mere 10-15mins gentle walk away.

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5
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11th July 2022:

Absolutely brilliant location and staff are so friendly and helpful nothing was a problem for them what a credit this place is to the management amazing and will definitely be back

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See hotel very extensive and helpful things to do

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5
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10th July 2022:

Really comfortable beds and lovely rooms. Very clean bathroom with organic cotton towels. Breakfast was a real treat too with great choice - I had the smoked salmon with poached eggs on muffin.

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5
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10th July 2022:

I stayed at the cottage lodge 3 nights and loved my time there. I had a small patio that I could sit and drink tea in the mornings - breakfasts were quite tasty and provided for lots of dietary preferences. Friendly staff and lively room - also walking distance to the train station so it made getting there from London so easy. Highly recommend staying here.

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Great location and setting - highly recommend renting an ebike at Cycle experience to explore the surrounding area. Lovely walks in the new forest and try a pint of Meantime brew - quite good.

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4.5
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8th July 2022:

Very friendly and obliging owners who made us feel very welcome and treated us as valued guests. Breakfast was a good quality and all the staff were very professional and friendly.

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Great location in Brockenhurst, it is a short walk to many restaurants and some good pubs. Well located for most attractions in the New Forest.

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4.8
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7th July 2022:

Had a very enjoyable stay ,with pleasant staff.The food was very good.

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4.5
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6th July 2022:

Thank you for looking after us during our short break last weekend. Everyone so friendly and helpful. Super clean room and comfy bed. Great breakfast set up for lovely days in the most idyllic Forest .

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Just download the new Forest apps it’s all there for the walker cyclist . Avon beach at Christchurch best local beach .

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5
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5th July 2022:

High quality, quaint hotel, excellent customer service, lovely clean rooms, delicious breakfast and a personal, friendly service. Would definitely recommend. I look forward to returning in the future.

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Wild ponies and cows on the green. Open top bus tour

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5
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4th July 2022:

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5
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4th July 2022:

Another very relaxing and comfortable stay and looked after by a wonderful team.

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4.5
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4th July 2022:

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5
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3rd July 2022:

Cottage Lodge Hotel is a fabulous place to stay. The staff are very friendly and very helpful . The bedroom was immaculate and comfortable. I would love to go back.

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For walkers the area is amazing. Come prepared with routes and maps

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4.8
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2nd July 2022:

Breakfasts and evening meals were excellent and all the staff were very helpful and friendly. Our room was really nice (Exbury), the bed was very comfortable as well as being a very original and interesting design. Also it's great to have the benefit of three sizeable mirrors in a guest room. Lastly, the Hotel is a very relaxed place to enjoy a few days away.

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Recommended local restaurant - The Britannia Thai in Brockenhurst, very good food and excellent service.

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5
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2nd July 2022:

Lovely and friendly. Beautifully furnished. Comfortable bed. Good shower with plenty of hot water. Extremely clean. Tea and coffee facilities in the room is always good. A complimentary bottle of chilled Prosecco was in our room for our wedding anniversary which was a thoughtful lovely touch. Thank you. First class breakfast with plenty of choice. Unable to book an evening meal as they were fully booked! Says it all! Parking space with our names displayed is a very good idea as it’s a little tight. The hotel is central for walking into the village and very near the train station.

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2 good Italian restaurants in Brockenhurst. We tried both. Very good. Lovely food and friendly.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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2nd July 2022:

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5
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30th June 2022:

As always wonderfully hospitable. Lovely breakfast. Beautiful room.

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5
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30th June 2022:

A lovely hotel with the most welcoming and attentive of hosts. The location is perfect within the village for walking and visiting many nearby beautiful villages.

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When booking I would go direct as there are a variety of rooms to suit different needs that I didn't pick up on the booking site.

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5
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30th June 2022:

We have already recommended this hotel to two lots of friends. It suited us perfectly. Nice and informal, friendly and although we had the smallest room, it was so well organised that we were very comfortable. There was also easy storage for our bikes.

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5
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28th June 2022:

The team is very friendly and efficient. We will return again as soon as we can.

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Whitetails the restaurant at the hotel is amazing. They use local produce where they can and they are very knowledgeable regarding their menu.

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5
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28th June 2022:

Really lovely. Only negative comment is that the pillows were very hard and made for a less than perfect night’s sleep.

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4.8
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27th June 2022:

LOVELY FRIENDLY HOTEL, STAFF WAS AMAZING . ONLY COMPLAINT IS THAT FRIDGE NEVER KEPT COOL ENOUGH WHICH I GOT FOR DOGS FOOD .

Tips:

Commodore wine bar in village , good value and very friendly and very good accommodating with dogs.

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4.5
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27th June 2022:

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5
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27th June 2022:

Really lovely room and great breakfast. Perfect for a relaxing weekend away in the New Forest. Great hosts. Would recommend to family and friends.

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Good local walks through varied countryside. Lovely drive along Bolderwood Arboretum Ornamental Drive

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4
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26th June 2022:

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4.8
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26th June 2022:

Very friendly welcome, lovely comfortable room and delicious breakfast

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We went to Albero Restaurant which was excellent. The we would also recommend the Foresters pub.

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4.8
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25th June 2022:

Clean bathroom, lovely room, food excellent and great location for long walks in the Forrest.

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Walk through the ancient Forrest is a must and to see the ponies and their foals and other wildlife was wonderful.

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5
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25th June 2022:

Lovely place with very friendly staff. Everything in the room worked well, and the bed was very comfy. Would recommend to a friend.

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The Pig is an excellent place for a nice dinner. For an all day walk, a loop from Brockenhurst to Lyndhurst provides great scenery

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5
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25th June 2022:

We would highly recommend staying at this delightful property, perfectly positioned for all amenities in the town yet quiet. Thank you to all the staff for all your attentiveness and assistance when asked.

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5
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25th June 2022:

A very friendly and well placed accommodation for exploring the New Forest. loved our garden room! We would definitely stay here again.

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Destiny's, the Indian restaurant was amazing.

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5
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25th June 2022:

The Cottage Lodge is an amazing place to stay. The staff are so lovely, the hotel is just the best place to stay in the middle of the gorgeous Brockenhurst. You receive a warm welcome with coffee and cake on arrival. The breakfast are amazing. We look forward to our next visit. Thank you

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White tails restaurant in the hotel is a great place to eat. Ramsey’s service is amazing and the food just speaks for itself. The Huntsman in Brockenhurst is another great place to eat and drink. We visited Exbury gardens and steam rail way and Bucklers hard. Great places to visit if you enjoy being outside and walking.

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5
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25th June 2022:

The owners and all staff were very friendly and helpful, giving advise about the area. Having a marked parking place was a bonus as you always knew where to park on arrival at the hotel. Everything about our stay was good

Tips:

Ideally situated in the middle of the New Forest and close to the south coast for beaches. Buses leave outside door for Lymington and the train station is a short walk from the hotel. Christchurch is a great place to visit

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5
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24th June 2022:

Very warm welcome, and I would definitely stay again.

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Probably best to book the restaurant before your visit as the food is amazing and they do get booked up. Directions threw me a bit as they now have a union jack and not a yellow front door!

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4.5
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24th June 2022:

A personable and friendly small-scale hotel putting sustainability values into action. We had a very relaxing three-night stay and loved being able to park the car and walk everywhere. The staff made us very welcome and we very much appreciated the care taken to offer such a choice of delicious breakfasts. Warmest thanks!

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Our stand-out meal of three was at the Italian, Albero, where we celebrated our anniversary. The local walks were all lovely and varied but we extra enjoyed exploring the woods beyond Hollands Wood camping to the NE where we hardly met a soul.

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4.8
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23rd June 2022:

Very nice position to all facilities and in walking distance. Didnt realise it was dog friendly.

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Indian restaurant very good also fish and chips.We bave been visiting this area for many years and it is still one of our fortunate places

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5
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23rd June 2022:

Lovely stay, great service, cosy room and fabulous breakfast!

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5
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21st June 2022:

We have stayed at Cottage Lodge 5 times now & it never disappoints. The rooms have a New Forest theme, are very clean & the staff very helpful & friendly. Christine has served our breakfast every time. The car park has allocated parking spaces which enables you to park your car safely every time.

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5
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21st June 2022:

A very nice stay thank you. pitty about the dogs barking every time we came in or out but otherwise great.

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plenty of eating places all arround Brockenhurst

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5
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20th June 2022:

Fabulous stay.

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5
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19th June 2022:

Enjoyed our stay there. Staff very pleasant and helpful. The food was great. The room was beautiful and the whole place extremely clean. Yes we would recommend to other people. Adrian & Lynda.

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5
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18th June 2022:

This was our second visit to Cottage Lodge & we were made very welcome. We brought our bicycles and were able to keep them locked up on site. We enjoyed a hearty breakfast every morning too. The hotel is very well located in Brockenhurst, close to the station and New Forest. There are a number of restaurants & pubs nearby.

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The New Forest has lots of excellent trails for walking & cycling. The beaches at Barton on Sea & Mudeford are a short drive away. We would recommend Enzee, the Italian restaurant near the station - it's pricier than the average Italian but the quality is excellent. The Pig is also worth a visit for a special treat.

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4.8
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18th June 2022:

Fantastic hosts. Great breakfast. Will definitely stay there again.

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Hurst Castle worth a visit.

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5
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18th June 2022:

Lovely B and B great hosts

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4.5
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17th June 2022:

Our first visit to the New Forest and we were made welcome as soon as we arrived. Nothing was too much trouble and the team were keen to ensure that we had everything we needed to make our stay memorable. Handy tips for walks and things to do in the snug area and I particularly liked the idea that products used in the hotel were locally sourced. A perfect stay!

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5
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17th June 2022:

Really good place to stay. Good room, good breakfast, good location. Highly recommended.

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5
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15th June 2022:

A lovely friendly hotel and great location

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5
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14th June 2022:

Really friendly, helpful staff. Super room with pretty garden. Cosy snug area where our friends came to join us.

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Really excellent Indian restaurant ‘ Dynasty’ a short walk away. Perfect location for exploring the New Forest and the coast.

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5
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13th June 2022:

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5
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11th June 2022:

The owners are so friendly and unbelievably kind.we unexpectedly needed to stay another night in the area .They started trying to email places to help us find somewhere as they where full. Nothing too much trouble !that is the ethos that weeps from this beautiful cottage. Just oerfect and yet quirky.

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The lodges own restaurant looks amazing but book sadly we hadn’t and its always fuly booked The lodge has a wealth of knowledge at all the new forest can supply in a beautifully presented book. The whole place is a heaven on earth.

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5
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7th June 2022:

It was lovely hotel, a great team that made us and our dog Maisie feel very welcome. A central location was perfect for exploring the New Forest and beyond.

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Highcliff Castle and its lovely beach. Pebble Beach restaurant at Barton on Sea Cream Tea in the Lyndhurst Tea House

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5
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7th June 2022:

Excellent service throughout our stay, the breakfast was lovely and the room Standing Hat was lovely

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You have a local cycle hire shop that has e bikes or normal bikes, great for exploring the forest

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5
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6th June 2022:

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5
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6th June 2022:

Jackie, We give you and all your staff 10 out of 10,what a great place you have,friendly,helpful,happy,you all made us so welcome,even down to the little touch of having our name on the car parking space.Food was great and always hot,room was very clean and the size was just right,great little courtyard for the dog as well. Thank you all for making our stay so homely,we would definitely recommend to others,and would definitely stay again.I have also put you on TripAdvisor. A great big thank you from Dave,Julie and our dog Gibson.

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The gin bar next to the station (5 min walk) is a must,they bake there own scones,they are beautiful, really buttery.A great little town, again only a 2 minute walk,also recommend the local fish and chip shop.

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4.8
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6th June 2022:

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5
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6th June 2022:

Fantastic little hotel. Staff were brilliant, room was very clean, comfortable and very nicely decorated. Loved the four poster bed made out of branches. The restaurant and snug were great and we had an excellent evening meal, plus the breakfast was very good. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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5
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3rd June 2022:

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5
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3rd June 2022:

A great place to stay! Walking distance to local shops and eateries and great base for exploring the New Forest. The room was comfortable and clean. The breakfast was delicious and the staff friendly and inviting.

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Perfect place for walking and exploring the area. Visited Beaulieu Motor Museum - was great to see the Bond cars and the wonderful historic house. Buckler's Hard is well worth the visit - picture perfect! Timed it just right and ended up on a river cruise. Is a beautiful place to visit.

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4.8
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2nd June 2022:

Our 4th visit and we are coming back in August

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White Tails restaurant is very good

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5
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2nd June 2022:

Excellent place to stay

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5
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1st June 2022:

I was travelling with my husband and his Guide Dog. We were warmly welcomed on arrival with coffee and cake. Consideration had been given in relation to our designated parking space to make access to and from our room easy. The room itself was delightful, the breakfasts were delicious, and we couldn't have been more impressed with the level of service and support received, from the moment of booking until we checked out. We look forward to returning.

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The Cottage Lodge Hotel is well placed for exploring the New Forest. The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu is nearby and well worth a visit. If you like craft beers, visit the local Microbrewery - Pig Beer.

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5
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31st May 2022:

My husband described his vegetarian breakfast as one of the best he'd ever had. The Bucks Fizz on the breakfast menu made his birthday extra special but me very jealous (driving). Location great, room lovely (James Hill), staff brilliant.

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Drive down to Milford-on-Sea and have lunch at The Lighthouse (be sure to book if it'sa weekend) before walking out to Hurst Castle along the shingle spit before getting the boat back.

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5
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31st May 2022:

Friendly, helpful, discreet

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Fab local pubs to eat

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5
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31st May 2022:

Lovely room and garden area. Very clean and comfortable with locally made toiletries. Great choice of breakfast dishes. Very dog friendly.

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5
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31st May 2022:

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4.8
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29th May 2022:

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5
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28th May 2022:

This place was fantastic. The staff were kind, accommodating, and helpful. The food was delicious, and it was overall and incredible authentic experience.

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5
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28th May 2022:

Wonderful stay with a genuine host and friendly staff. Just a couple of minutes walk from the village centre, rail station and close to the forest itself. With individual parking spaces and an EV point you can choose from several unique bedrooms, enjoy a very filling breakfast, and choose an evening meal in the (separately managed) White Tails restaurant on site. Plenty of nice touches included here and nothing is too much trouble for the owner.

Tips:

Short drive to Lymington for the IOW Ferry, or short walk to Brockenhurst station to connect via rail instead. Pubs serving food in the village. Horses and Donkeys often wander by when at breakfast. If thinking of eating at the White Tails restaurant book early!

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4.8
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28th May 2022:

Lovely friendly hotel offering great choice of breakfasts.

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Compton Acres at Poole, gardens which are well worth a visit. Also Exbury Gardens. Lovely walk in the New Forest near Brockenhurst. Go to Puttles Bridge car park.

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5
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26th May 2022:

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5
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26th May 2022:

Excellent room and comfortable bed. Good shower . Very friendly staff and excellent breakfast . Would definitely stay here again .

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4.5
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26th May 2022:

Friendly hotel with clean rooms and a great breakfast - highly recommended!

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5
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25th May 2022:

Lovely stay for husband’s birthday, bunting in room and candle on the Lemon Drizzle cake was a really nice detail. Very comfy bed and the patio garden was a godsend on a beautiful sunny evening. Well located for a stroll around the village with pubs and restaurants close by 👍

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5
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24th May 2022:

Everything was lovely. Our only issue was the need to fill in the breakfast form for tea, coffee, cereal, fruit etc the night before. This felt rather regimented, one doesn't always know what will be wanted 12+ hours in advance! Thank you for a delightful stay, we'll be back!

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we enjoyed taking the ferry to Hurst Castle, spending a leisurely few hours looking round, drinking coffee & sitting on the beach watching youngsters on their hydrofoils...brilliant!

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5
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24th May 2022:

I personally found the bed in Bridgers Mill too soft and either rolled towards middle or to outer edge But despite very little sleep we had a wonderful time in New Forest

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5
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24th May 2022:

This is a small, friendly and very charming hotel. The people are very welcoming and highly professional. A beautiful place to stay.

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4.8
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23rd May 2022:

A most enjoyable and comfortable stay, with excellent staff. Things seem a little regimented at first, with specific times and parking places, but it does work well provided you adhere to it. Great food. The only negative point was our room got very warm and was difficult to cool.

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5
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22nd May 2022:

Lovely place to stay. Very welcoming staff.

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5
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21st May 2022:

Excellent service throughout our stay from friendly and helpful staff. The cleanliness of our room and the entire hotel was exceptional. Thank you. We look forward to returning.

Tips:

This small hotel is in the centre of Brockenhurst and is easily accessible by train or car. It is an ideal base for exploring the Forest or visiting nearby towns.

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5
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21st May 2022:

Have been twice now and enjoyed our visits very much on both occasions. Friendly staff, nice rooms and great food in the restaurant. would certainly recommend. Thank you.

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Forest park hotel is also good for food and itsd also worth taking the train into Limington if you like lots of walking (round the sea wall)

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5
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21st May 2022:

The master of the hotel was very pleasant and obliging. All the staff were helpful and good-natured. Thank you.

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The nearby pub food and real ale was excellent. We enjoyed our one hour walk in the forest, especially seeing the foals in their early days of life.

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5
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20th May 2022:

Spotless, welcoming, helpful and comfortable....all the things you'd expect but better. The owners and staff couldn't have been more friendly and efficient. A lovely place to stay. Thank you

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Plenty of eateries and drinkeries in the area. The restaurant within the hotel (White Tails) is excellent. Make sure you book, it's very popular

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4.8
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19th May 2022:

Another most enjoyable stay and as always the staff were excellent. We look forward to returning in the late summer early Autumn.

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5
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19th May 2022:

Super friendly staff

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5
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19th May 2022:

Hotel very nice the room very good the breakfast was very good everything you good think about the staff very nice the tea and cake when you arrive at hotel

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Shops just round the corner pubs near by

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5
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18th May 2022:

Thank you for a lovely stay, staff were very welcoming and accommodating. Room was lovely and the location is brilliant.

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5
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18th May 2022:

Great tea and cake welcome from Maurizio. Allotted parking and lovely room with pretty patio. Good breakfast, ponies grazing nearby. Our third visit to Brockenhurst and will be booking again.

Tips:

Close to train station and bus stop opposite Hotel. Lyndhurst, Beaulieu, Exbury and Bucklers Hard only a few miles drive away. Open forest and ponies also close by. Plenty of eateries in the village.

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5
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16th May 2022:

Our second visit to this lovely little hotel where all the staff are so attentive and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. Breakfasts were first class and have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.

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4.8
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16th May 2022:

Although we didn't spend a lot of time in the hotel, we were served a delicious breakfast in the morning by friendly staff.

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5
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15th May 2022:

Friendly staff who always make us feel welcome. Great breakfast options for those of us with dietary requirements. Our dog has always been made welcome and just a little bit spoilt, which is a very good thing. See you again in the autumn.

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Exbury Gardens is a must. It is worthwhile booking ahead for tables in the local pubs as they do get busy.

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5
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14th May 2022:

Lovely welcoming staff, great breakfast, easy to get to from the train station, would happily stay here again

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5
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14th May 2022:

Lovely place to stay. Comfortable and private. Very good facilities. Very spacious which was great. Staff kind and caring. The lady who looked after us was so nice and helpful. Loved the tea and cake after a long journey. Breakfast was just superb. Parking scheme excellent. I would certainly stay here again.

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Excellent location in village centre which has the best of scenery and walking in the New Forest. The in house restaurant which was not run by the hotel looked very nice but could not cater for vegans. However there are many nice alternatives within walking distance.

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4.8
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14th May 2022:

I always enjoy staying at the Cottage Lodge Hotel

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Dynasty, situated in the main street at Brockenhurst, is a very good Indian restaurant

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5
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14th May 2022:

An excellent place to stay to visit the New Forest and surrounding area. This is a unique hotel where everything is sourced locally, including the bespoke furniture made from fallen trees from the New Forest. The staff could not be friendlier or more helpful. You are made welcome from the start with tea and cake when you arrive.

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5
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13th May 2022:

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5
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10th May 2022:

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5
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9th May 2022:

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5
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9th May 2022:

Very comfortable stay in a lovely, characterful building. It was very useful to have an allocated parking space, and we appreciated the warm welcome with the tea and cake. An excellent breakfast too. Hope to come again soon.

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5
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8th May 2022:

Very warm welcome. Answered all queries Very enjoyable stay for us and our dog!

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Restaurant situated in Hotel excellent. Easy access to Sea and good walks in the forest.

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5
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7th May 2022:

Loved my stay. I had the ground floor Burley room with small patio at the back of the hotel where it was quiet and secure and it was very convenient with my bike - could access my room from its own french window door and push my bike around the back of the hotel and keep it locked outside my room to a secure anchor point. Own named parking spot too right by the side gate which was very appreciated. Staff were lovely. I was up and out every day on my bike. I had a continental breakfast then asked for my bacon toasties to go and this was no bother to them each day. Proper glass tumblers in the room and decent sized mugs and nice tea bags were appreciated. All the (very nice) shampoo, soaps, lotions in full sized dispensers in the wet room and a decent hairdryer provided. I arrived early and was made very welcome and allowed to check in which was much appreciated. Lots of space for things and spare blanket, fan and radiator so all options covered. Outside patio has a table and chairs and caught the afternoon sun. The hotel provides a key fob which gives discount in certain places but I never had the chance to use it.

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Tesco express around corner. Friends who stayed nearby recommended the bakery opposite the Commoner’s Inn for picnic stuff. They also recommended the Snake catcher pub for evening meals. I liked the forester pub for post ride beer. They took the train (1 stop, 9 minutes) to Lymington to the Ship pub by the water and recommended that. We took our bikes to the Isle of Wight and really recommend it. It’s Hilly!! Train (about £4) 2 stops to Lymington pier then ferry about £18 return on the hour. Recommend Tennyson trail to see the needles from free view point what3words: ///blizzard.grills.yesterday and really recommend this delightful Warren farm cafe with gin bar in converted horse box not far from the needles accessed by footpath (or roads) : ///digress.crucially.disco If you have a NT card remember to take it for access to the official needles open museum. Lovely walk ( we biked) Tennyson trail across and down to freshwater bay then up other side. Yarmouth port is also very pleasant and plenty pubs and cafes and interesting independent shops. If biking in NF we liked the trails over towards Burley and up towards frith and across to Beaulieu. Swimmers try Tanners Lane about a 7 mile bike from hotel to safe bathing spot and fine for paddleboarding on calm days. Check tides. Can park right very close to beach but narrow lane and limited places to squeeze in. For a cold water dip can walk to ‘Brockenhurst beach’ up the road and sit in the river. Or park right there. If biking it’s worth using maps and garmins etc to find the bridleways and quiet lanes and stay off the main road between Brockenhurst and Lymington. There’s a bit of a cycle lane between Brock and Lyndhurst but it’s not pleasant. Worth planning the trail options. We took gravel bikes which were perfect for all the trails which are very non-technical and suitable for any bike except pure road bikes. The roads we saw looked in fabulous condition and we saw many road riders about and it looked a great place for a road riding holiday too if you keep off the main drags. Remember to bring a small cafe bike lock and a good heavy lock for at the hotel.

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5
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6th May 2022:

The Cottage Lodge is such a lovely place to stay, would highly recommend it to family and friends Kind Regards Vivien Myall

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5th May 2022:

Hotel was very clean and the staff were very friendly.

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5
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5th May 2022:

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5
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3rd May 2022:

We had a lovely stay at the Cottage Lodge Hotel, the staff were super friendly and we felt very relaxed. Tea and cake on arrival was great, it gave us time to gather our thoughts and make plans for the afternoon before we even got to our room. The rooms were very spacious and clean. Super comfy bed and outdoor area. We were only sad we couldn't stay longer. Thank you!

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We really enjoyed the local Thai restaurant about a 5min walk. The food was delicious.

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5
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3rd May 2022:

Lovely bedrooms, fabulous breakfast and friendly staff. We have stayed with you before and we will be back

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Perfect location to explore the New Forest The Thai restaurant was excellent

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4.5
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1st May 2022:

We were very pleased with the size of our (dog-friendly) room and en suite. You may wish to consider fitting 'upside-down' blinds which make it easier to let light in while maintaining privacy - the link below shows how they work. https://www.orderblinds.co.uk/dept/perfect-fit-bottom-up_d01359.htm

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4.5
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5
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30th April 2022:

This is the third time we’ve stayed now and each time we get a lovely warm welcome, breakfast is always excellent too.

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Toby carvery only 20 minutes away

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5
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28th April 2022:

We were so impressed with everything about Cottage Lodge: it is beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. Breakfasts were delicious. Regrettably the restaurant was closed but we look forward to sampling its wares on a future visit. The staff were friendly and very helpful and the rooms are all individual and charming.

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5
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27th April 2022:

Very good all round

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5
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26th April 2022:

Lovely welcoming, lovely friendly staff. very clean rooms with comfortable beds.

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very impressed with Enzee restaurant and would definitely recommend. Foresters Arms pub food equally very nice - dont be put off by the look its so much better than you expect

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5
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26th April 2022:

Lovely feel about the hotel and the staff were so friendly and helpful - will definitely return when in New Forest again. It is quite expensive though and may put people off but for us worth it to feel at home.

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5
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25th April 2022:

Lodge is hosted and taken care of with love, lots of local products used (e.g. shower soap) and a focus on sustainability which is amazing to see. Super comfy bed and cozy room.

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All trails around the new forest are beautiful, e.g. the Brockenhurst Village trail or visiting the Blackwater arbetroeum.

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5
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25th April 2022:

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5
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25th April 2022:

A beautiful hotel with fabulous service and food.

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Delicious food at local Italian and Snake catcher pub

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4.5
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23rd April 2022:

Previously when we’ve stayed here you provided fresh milk in the snug’s fridge to use for tea / coffee in room - we missed this as it’s better than the UHT packages and much more environmentally friendly (no plastic waste). Think this was our fourth or fifth visit and we are sure to come again. We’ve been not been put off by the excitement of the water leak on our last night!

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Enjoyed meals at Enzee and The Britannia Thai. A great walk around the nearby countryside too (features on the New Forest Walks app).

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Owner Response:

Thank you for returning to visit us. Fresh milk will be returning to the Snug as soon as possible. We removed this and the cake to control hygiene whilst Covid has been the worry. Fresh milk is always available from reception and we look forward to having it back in the Snug as soon as we think its safer to do so. we look forward to welcoming you again with all the usual touches back in place.

5
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22nd April 2022:

This is a lovely place to stay at,things they do when you arrive to check in,the staff look after you very well,food is lovely aswell I would highly recommend this place yo go to you won't be disappointed,you even have your own car parking spot with your name on waiting for you.

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There are plenty of restaurants and good places around locally you won't be stuck,there is plenty of stuff to do around walking,cycling etc.

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5
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21st April 2022:

Beautifully furnished and decorated rooms and common areas, lots of added touches and lovely local products in bathrooms and on sale. Excellent breakfast and top notch service. We will come again

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Lovely Thai restaurant near the station and the Snakecatcher is a nice pub a few doors along from the Thai restaurant. All easy walking. Lots of great walks from the hotel - no need to move your car,

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5
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20th April 2022:

Great friendly and very helpful staff

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4.8
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19th April 2022:

Great hotel which is made extra special by the lovely staff. Rooms are great, with a choice of different styles.

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Great access to the forest for cycling and walking. Great pubs nearby and the in house restaurant White Tails is fantastic. The Snakecatcher pub is worth a visit too.

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5
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19th April 2022:

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4.8
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18th April 2022:

Lovely house and staff, we felt right at home.

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5
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18th April 2022:

A wonderful place to stay and very welcoming. Tea and cake on arrival and you are instantly made to feel ‘at home’. The staff were brilliant, friendly and helpful. The hotel is within walking distance to the village where you can get everything you need. Overall, a fantastic few nights away and we will definitely return.

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On busy weekends, book the White Tails restaurant in advance. Other than that, we had food from the local fish & chip shop and Commoners. Both were great! Milford-on-sea, Lymington and Barton-on-sea are all within 15min drive and are a great coastal spot. We walked from Brockenhurst to Tall Trees and back. This was a 16km walk but well worth it for the New Forest experience.

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5
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16th April 2022:

Really enjoyed our short break. A real find. Although White Tails Restuarant is independently run within the Hotel, it is highly recommended.

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4.5
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14th April 2022:

Very friendly and welcoming staff and our room was quiet and very comfortable. The breakfast was excellent overall with high quality ingredients in the cooked breakfast. A very enjoyable and relaxing stay, thank you.

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4.8
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13th April 2022:

The room was large and comfortable and the bathroom well appointed. Everyone was very friendly helpful. We enjoyed our stay very much .

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We had a lovely lunch at Rosie Lea on the Southampton Road, Lymington. They also do teas and we did buy 2 cakes. Highly recommend a visit.

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5
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11th April 2022:

Lovely warm and friendly welcome from Jackie. Fabulous breakfast! Our room, Standing Hat, was lovely but we would say that it is not suitable for taller guests as the ceiling height is quite low.

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The hotel is a short walk into the village.

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5
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11th April 2022:

Staff was extremely friendly, the restaurant food was amazing. I will most certainly return next time I am in this area

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The in house restaurant was amazing

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5
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11th April 2022:

We had a wonderful weekend. A beautiful hotel. The staff were all lovely and made us and our dog feel very welcome.

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5
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9th April 2022:

Always happy to arrive, always sad to leave. Standard of service second to none in the New Forest. Looking forward to returning soon.

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5
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9th April 2022:

An enjoyable stay has always, the staff always friendly and helpful, food is excellent with 5⭐️ Breakfast. Looking forward to returning soon for another relaxing stay.👍

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Set in the beautiful new forest, lots of nature walks and charming little villages to visit, burley for its mystical little shops and lymington with its high st and water front always worth a visit. If choosing a restaurant white tails in the hotel it’s self is second to none. Excellent food and great service from Ramsey the manager. Be sure to book in advance.

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5
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9th April 2022:

Excellent place to stay, comfortable rooms good choice for breakfast, which was very good.The quality that defined the Cottage Lodge Hotel,was the staff, who to a man were efficient, friendly, welcoming and gave the impression that they enjoyed their job, which made us feel at home. Well done.

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The 3 places we ate in the village are highly recommended,White Tails restaurant at the hotel,Zen Garden Thai at Carey Manor hotel, and Enzee the Italian by the railway station.

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5
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7th April 2022:

Cottage Lodge Hotel is a gem. Central to everything in the New Forest. The staff are so welcoming and friendly. We stayed in the James Hill room and could watch the donkeys, ponies and cows wandering by. Magic.

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There is a bus stop just outside that takes you to the heart of Lymington. We love the Hall Trees Walk.

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4.8
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7th April 2022:

Super friendly staff. Ideal location. Delicious breakfast. Many of the guests are regulars: says a lot. (Tall travelers: mind your head in the restaurant...)

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Plenty of local restaurants, but need to book early.

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5
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4th April 2022:

Stayed here before, perfect location. Very friendly staff and very clean and welcoming.

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4.8
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3rd April 2022:

I can highly recommend this cosy and comfortable hotel. Comfy beds, a warm welcome, a delicious breakfast with lots of choice and a great location make it a really great spot to explore from. We plan a return visit in summer.

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Great food at White Tails restaurant really made our stay. We also revisited the little Italian Bistro called Albero which we enjoyed again. A visit to lovely Exbury gardens was excellent and on the way back we walked around Beaulieu and had a lovely lunch in the Bakehouse. We did 2 good walks from the Hotel. Nice to be able to leave the car behind.

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5
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2nd April 2022:

Lovely characterful hotel. Very friendly and welcoming staff, fantastic breakfasts. Very well located with train link to Lymington. We really enjoyed our stay. Two recommendations: a box of tissues in the bedroom and/or bathroom would be welcome. A table lamp on the desk would help with a darkish corner.

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Beaulieu Palace House and Motor Museum are well worth a visit. The Elderflower restaurant in Lymington is a wonderful experience, but you need to book well in advance!

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4.8
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2nd April 2022:

Very minor quibble, the hotel bar is small and has just a limited stock of drinks, but pubs are close by, and petrol station next door sells a wide range of beer and other drinks.

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Numerous pubs and restaurants in the village for meals both lunchtime and evening, advisable to book especially at busy times such as bank holidays or high summer. The in house restaurant was fully booked for our stay so can't comment, but book before you arrive to be sure of getting in. The national motor museum at Beaulieu is a must see and only a few minutes drive away.

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4.8
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2nd April 2022:

Good breakfast. Friendly staff.

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Close to good variety of local shops plus bus and rail travel.

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5
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1st April 2022:

Absolutely lovely stay to celebrate my husbands birthday. From start to finish the owners and staff could not have been more welcoming and helpful. We stayed in the James Hill room, light and airy, lovely bed and view of the horses and cows passing by. Breakfast was a delight. Unfortunately the White Tails restaurant was shut during our stay but plenty of pubs and restaurants nearby. Highly recommended and we will be back.

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We enjoyed a lovely Sunday roast in the Huntsman pub and ate in the Snakecatcher the following evening, both recommended.

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5
out of 5

1st April 2022:

Extremely welcoming and friendly staff. They clearly cared about their guests having a positive experience at the hotel. Great breakfast too.

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Great location in the village. Walking distance to local shops, cafe's, pubs. Fantastic walks into the New Forest from the doorstep.

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4.8
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31st March 2022:

We have been regular visitors for approx 10 years so that speaks for itself. Always a pleasant stay, lovely staff and good choice at breakfast. WI FI could be better ( not necessarily hotel's fault )

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Plenty of nice pubs and restaurants within a few minutes walk.

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5
out of 5

31st March 2022:

Great warm welcome. Helped us with last minute revision to our plans. Breakfasts very good quality. Just excellent!

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We loved Enzee for warm welcome and great Italian food

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5
out of 5

31st March 2022:

Owner & staff at Cottage Lodge were the icing on the cake for our stay. Even though busy always made time for small chats, so hospitable & friendly Kelly is a breath of fresh air, smiling constantly

Tips:

The snakecatcher serve delicious food, definitely worth a visit. All the walks are amazing in the New Forest, to be surrounded by pony’s & donkeys, what a joy. Drove to Bolderwood to the deer sanctuary, beautiful sight too.

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5
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31st March 2022:

A really well run hotel, with very friendly and efficient staff. Our room, "Rhinefield", was spacious and comfortable and very clean. The bathroom had good quality soaps and lotions. The bed and furniture were hand made and very original in design. Outstanding breakfast choices; great to sit and watch donkeys, cows and ponies passing the hotel from the dining room.

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The Snakecatcher is a great pub with extensive menu and good quality food. The Commonwealth Graveyard is an interesting insight into Brockenhurst history.

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4.8
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29th March 2022:

Really warm welcome from our host. Tea and Cake on arrival and a reserved parking space with our name on it, which was a lovely touch. Our hosts were always happy to help in any way and were not intrusive. They allowed us complete freedom with nice touches like the honest bar. The room was beautiful and full of charm, and breakfast was delicious each morning.

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Definitely head for a stroll along The Spit toward Hurst Caste, and witness the extension of the tidal breakwater. Then head in Lymington for lunch, and relax by the harbour and take a pint at The Ship on the quayside. Walk to the Ferry port and enjoy another pint at the Ferryman. Don't forget the beautiful village of Beaulieu and check out the cakes and teas in the village before a brisk walk to Bucklers Hard Boat Yard

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5
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28th March 2022:

WARM FRIENDLY helpful

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New forest don't plan anything go go where chance takes you all nice never disappointed snakeecatcher nice foresternice locals friendly

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5
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28th March 2022:

The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The bed was very comfortable.

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Dinner at White Tails restaurant highly recommended

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5
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28th March 2022:

We really enjoyed our time at the hotel. Everything from the tea and cake on arrival to the breakfast was on point. The room was light and airy and very tastefully decorated. Everyone was amazingly helpful and the location was very central. I liked the named parking space on arrival and the honesty bar. Highly recommended.

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5
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28th March 2022:

Lovely stay the rooms were big but cozy. Amazing Breakfast

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Great for cycling around the New Forest. Lots of lovely restaurants near by.

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5
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27th March 2022:

This is a lovely place to get away for a few days. The room is comfortable and the food is good. I was sold on the idea of one of the themed rooms however, we got a plain, cosy but comfortable room.

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There is a small village with a Tesco express. A couple of pubs within walking distance. Last but not least, great walks.

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5
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27th March 2022:

We thougherly enjoyed our stay at cottage Lodge .The staff were very helpful and friendly .We would certainly recommend 👌 to family and friends.

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5
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27th March 2022:

Lovely room, clean and comfortable. Friendly staff. Very dog friendly. Excellent breakfast. Will come again thank you.

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5
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26th March 2022:

Lovely relaxing stay from start to finish. All the staff went out of their way to make our stay special. In an ideal location and great quirky decor. Everything was top quality..loved the bucks fizz and choices available for breakfast. Rooom was very comfortable, spotlessly clean and cosy.

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Lovely walks around and good link to Lymington with the train.

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4.8
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26th March 2022:

Very warm welcome with our dog companion too. Excellent location in the heart of Brockenhurst with on-site car park. Breakfast, in our opinion, was award winning. We will be returning. Thank you for your hospitality.

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Snake Catcher pub has a top notch restaurant!

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5
out of 5

26th March 2022:

The only thing we found a shame was that white tails wouldn’t accommodate dogs so we had to eat elsewhere, would have liked to have stayed within the facilities!

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5
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25th March 2022:

Great place. Very friendly staff. Walkable to everywhere in Brockenhurst. Assured parking with each spot reserved to a named guest.

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5
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25th March 2022:

Lovely little Gem . Staff could not of been more friendly and helpful. Great position for all of New Forest. Would definitely recommend .

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4.5
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25th March 2022:

Another lovely stay at the Cottage Lodge. The staff are always so welcoming and happy to help. We did appreciate the recommendation of walks and app which led to 10 mile hikes of lovely scenery. Breakfast was delicious and set us up for the day ahead.

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5
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24th March 2022:

Terrific location, clean and comfortable rooms, and the most friendly staff.

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We loved our stay. The breakfast is amazing so don't miss it!

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5
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24th March 2022:

Lovely cosy hotel with friendly staff. We really enjoyed our stay. Good quality breakfast with a lot of local produce. We stayed in room Burley which had a lovely wet room and outside sitting area. Some lovely touches - reserved named car parking and check in over tea and cake. Centrally located would definitely recommend.

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Local restaurants and pubs within 5 minutes walk. Train station is close by.

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5
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23rd March 2022:

Very welcoming and friendly service from the team. The rooms are comfortable and have character. Our bathroom was a good size. The older part of the property has low ceilings in places but fine if you're not super tall. This is an effeciently well run place that makes for a relaxing break and the feeling of being well looked after.

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Brockenhurst is a small place but with several good pubs, restaurants and shops which staff were happy to recommend. We hired bikes from the train station and explored the area. Plenty of good walks too. Again staff can advise according to guests' needs. The nearby Pig restaurant or Rhinefield House Hotel need to be reserved in advance. Looking forward to our next visit

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5
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23rd March 2022:

very friendly and welcoming. breakfast was superb 11/10

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5
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21st March 2022:

A very comfortable place to stay that ticks all the boxes. Lovely room, very friendly and helpful staff in an ideal spot. Also complimented by a well run restaurant with tasty food.

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Brockenhurst is the perfect place to be able to recharge batteries.

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5
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21st March 2022:

Cottage Lodge is an excellent hotel with welcoming staff and an excellent ethos - we rate this hotel as teh best in the New Forest by far.

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5
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21st March 2022:

We had a wonderful stay thank you, we will return.

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Make sure you wear walking boots if going through the forest, as quite boogy under foot. Had wonderful fat chips and a pint in the snake catcher pub. Be sure to book in advance if you want to eat at the cottage, there are also quite a few nice restaurants within walking distance.

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5
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19th March 2022:

Friendly staff. Lovely breakfasts.

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The Pig Hotel restaurant is well worth a visit

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4.5
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19th March 2022:

Cottage Lodge is ideally situated to explore the NewForest. Our room was clean and well equipped, the bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was freshly cooked and was delicious. The staff were very welcoming to both us and our dog. We will return.

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5
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19th March 2022:

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4.8
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17th March 2022:

The experience was made first class by the friendliness of the staff. The polite manner they carried out their tasks. It was a good few days.

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4.3
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16th March 2022:

Lovely warm welcome and great idea as a named parking space for all visitors. Lovely touch. Everything you need for a great base to explore the surrounding areas. Room nice and clean and lovely and warm. Breakfast was excellent good choice and mostly local sourced products. Nice touch of honesty bar with wine and local brewed beers. All staff very pleasant and helpful.

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Walking distance of accommodation several lovely pubs and a fabulous wine bar that has live music on Sunday afternoons. The family run Italian near the train crossing is a must do. Milford on sea lovely little place with great tapa’s at the cave, Hurst castle great along with Lymington and Christchurch which are both lovely places to visit. Also Beaulie is a wonderful little find. Plenty of car parks at all place just follow the signs.

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4.8
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16th March 2022:

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4.8
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16th March 2022:

Friendly, efficient staff made us feel welcome. Was impressed by named parking space with (essential) EV charge point. Would like to see more as EVs are becoming popular. Would also suggest installation of faster charge points as 13amp sockets take way too long for those needing a fuller charge after a long journey. Room was nice and warm and breakfast was most enjoyable.

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4.8
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16th March 2022:

We had a lovely 2 days for my birthday. Great little touches like your own parking space. Staff excellent. Breakfast wonderful with a great choice. Will definitely be back. Hopefully when we return the restaurant will be open.

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We ate at the Huntsman and food and service both great

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5
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15th March 2022:

Super friendly hotel - excellent breakfast , Look forward to returning at sometime - as it is the nicest hotel that I have stayed in, and, I have been to quite a few over the years

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Foresters - excellent steaks

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4.5
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13th March 2022:

We had a wonderful time. Kelly and Jackie were great, friendly helpful and funny. Breakfast was superb. The only I would criticise is the loo paper! Awful!!

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Sadly the weather wasn’t great when we stayed but we found a great pub to hole down in, the Snake catcher. Great atmosphere and good food too

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5
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13th March 2022:

Excellent stay. Lovely rooms. Staff very friendly and helpful. Very enjoyable and in a good location.

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5
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12th March 2022:

Everyone was so friendly and couldn’t have been nicer. We were made to feel so welcome and were well looked after.

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We spent a good few hours at Beaulieu (please book at the door if you have a blue light card as you can currently get a great discount). We are at the snakecatcher the first night, great food and the wine was a reasonable price. We are at the thai the next night, do go in, the food is good - they will give a discount with the locals tag that you will have on your room keys!

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5
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12th March 2022:

Had a wonderful time, everything just perfect, everyone of the staff so friendly.

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5
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12th March 2022:

The simple fact was we wanted to stay….. cannot fault this place at all.

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The local friendly staff have all the answers as to where to visit during your stay …. And they should know!

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5
out of 5