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2 nights (Jan 22 - Jan 24)
2 adults

Cottage Lodge Hotel

4.9 (2534 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 22 Jan 2022, to Mon 24 Jan 2022, 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 15:00 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
2534 reviews

100% recommend

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5
out of 5

16th January 2022:

There was nothing not to like about the whole stay. We were blessed with fine weather in January, which always helps, but the hotel is so relaxing c/w many little touches which complete the experience. Superb!

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Just take in the area, relax & enjoy

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4.5
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15th January 2022:

Lovely location right in the heart of Brockenhurst. You are made to feel very welcome on arrival. The rooms are all individually decorated/themed. It is great to be able to book your room of choice. Personalised car parking space adds to the whole guest experience.

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Lots of good restaurants within walking distance. Easy access to lovely walks and the ponies.

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4
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14th January 2022:

We had the most perfect stay, the staff were so attentive with our requests, we were celebrating my husband's birthday and Kelly helped with the surprise birthday banner and cake. The room was a beautiful room, very clean with lots of gorgeous toiletries provided. ( I liked them so much I purchased some before I left) The breakfast was so varied and it was great to see that the ingredients were all locally sourced. We would definitely look to return again.

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We enjoyed a great meal in the WhiteTails restaurant which is next to the Cottage Lodge Hotel, the food was so tasty and very reasonably priced. Loved the salmon canelloni starter The staff were attentive and made it a most enjoyable meal. If we were staying longer we would have had another meal in this restaurant. We spent time walking around Brockenhurst, which is a lovely old fashion town with all the amenities you would need, also spent sometime walking around Lyminton and the New Forest as the weather was kind to us. Organized a special birthday treat for my husband at The Elderflower Restaurant in Lyminton, it was AMAZING, we had the 7 course taster menu and I haven't stopped talking about it since I returned. I have dropped hints to my husband that I would love to return for my birthday

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5
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13th January 2022:

The staff at the Cottage Lodge were wonderful. I was contacted before my stay to check everything would be ready. I missed my initial arrival time, but they stayed up late to check me in at 11:00pm. Really exceptional service. As a hobbyist carpenter, the decor and furniture were a real highlight!

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I was down for a meal with clients at the Pig restaurant down the road. An exceptional meal in a beautiful setting

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5
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13th January 2022:

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4.8
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11th January 2022:

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Great location near to great local restaurants

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5
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10th January 2022:

Lovely atmosphere and staff. Bed was very comfortable. Food was excellent

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Lots to do and see locally and if you like eating so many great local restaurents

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5
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9th January 2022:

Wonderfully welcoming hotel. Great staff, food, location. We had a very much needed refreshing short break over the new year. Thank you to everyone at Cottage Lodge Hotel.

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Whitetails Restaurant (next door) is very good. The New Forest Inn at Emery Down, Lyndhurst is excellent too and The Buttery in Brockenhurst has delicious scones. Milford-on-Sea is not far and is a very pretty little town, not too far from Keyhaven and the sea. The highlight was seeing donkeys and ponies just wondering about - perfect!

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4.8
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8th January 2022:

Staff knowledgeable and friendly. Dinner was delicious.

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5
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3rd January 2022:

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5
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3rd January 2022:

Lovey, cozy place, super lovely staff. We return again and again and again.

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Take advantage of the beautiful, local walks. Drive along Ornamental drive and see the oldest forest. Take in the sea air on a walk from Milford to Hurst castle or from Highcliffe castle to Mudeford. So much to see and do.

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4.5
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30th December 2021:

In Burley room would prefer comfortable chair to sit in to watch tv but purely down to my age every thing else was fine Thank you very much 😄

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5
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30th December 2021:

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5
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26th December 2021:

Very warm welcome. Room was spotlessly clean and lots of hand sanitiser throughout the hotel.Lovely breakfast. Had an excellent meal in White Tails restaurant. We will be back.

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Went to the Dynasty Indian restaurant in the high street and had a great meal as always.

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5
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20th December 2021:

A really pleasant few days. Nice hospitality and good food and service both at breakfast and the White Tails restaurant.

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The Snakecatcher pub is worth a visit. A good variety of dinks and an excellent food menu.

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4.5
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20th December 2021:

Would be good to have a USB socket in the room, double sockets can easily be converted to incorporate these. Also a shaver point in the bathroom would be useful. Otherwise stay was perfect, all staff are so friendly, we will definitely be back! Thanks

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5
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18th December 2021:

Lovely friendly hotel with great attention to detail. Lovely little touches. Name greetings on Parking spaces, new forest toiletries, honesty bar etc. Great breakfast Will definitely visit again when In The area.

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5
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16th December 2021:

Always a fab place to stay. My 4th visit and never had a problem.

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Winchester farmers market is very good ( tower road parking Sunday £2.00 for the day. Bargain)

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5
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14th December 2021:

Perfection

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5
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13th December 2021:

Jackie was very professional and curtious. Breakfast was generous and tasty. Our room in the main building was a little cold, but this is expected to maybe from a 600 year old cottage. But the duvet was thick and warm, so we slept well.

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All the pubs in Brockenhurst were welcoming with tasty meals. This is what you would expect in a popular tourist village or small town. The Italian restaurant near the station, Enzee, was welcoming, with friendly efficient staff and great food.

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5
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12th December 2021:

Lovely place to stay, a unique place in the right way. Very friendly welcome, which continued through our stay. Breakfast was really good, served well in a comfortable restaurant. Definitely a stay again destination.

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Easy access to a train to visit Lymington. We ate in a pub/restaurant called the Snakecatcher, a nice atmosphere and a good meal.

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4.5
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12th December 2021:

Very friendly staff, a lovely varied breakfast. This was our third visit to the Cottage and we shall be coming back soon.

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We would recommend booking White tails the food and service are excellent.

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5
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11th December 2021:

Lovely hotel and the breakfast was superb. Thank you for the friendly and helpful reception we received

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We had lunch at The Pig which is a half hour walk. Throughly recommend it. We also went to Buckler's Hard and Beaulieu which are both worth visiting

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4.5
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10th December 2021:

Our stay was very well organised with an allocated parking space. All the covid rules were clearly explained on arrival so felt very safe when staying. A very warm welcome on arrival. The room was lovely with everything you would expect and need for your stay. Breakfast was excellent. Dinner could be booked if required which was also very good.

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We used our stay as a base to visit Beaulieu and the ship museums in Portsmouth and Gosport. Another time we would like to stay again and do some walking and cycling as it is such a lovely area to explore. There are a number of pubs and restuarants in the town to suit most tastes.

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4.8
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9th December 2021:

Very friendly warm welcome. Delicious generous breakfast with lots of choice. We felt our dog was welcome too.Loaned us a bowl(we had forgotten ours) and gave her a sausage at breakfast time! We very much appreciated the work towards sustainability and the use where possible of local products.

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Weather was rather wild and wet for most of our stay but walking on the well-surfaced cycle rotes through the forest was easy.We ate at the Snakecatcher pub one evening. The cheeseboard was excellent with homemade oat biscuits and good selection of cheese.

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4.8
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7th December 2021:

A lovely stay in a genuinely dog-friendly hotel. Excellent breakfast - both extent of menu choices and also quality of the food - and we loved all the eco products throughout the hotel. The only improvement would be some kind of food available in the evening outside of the restaurant context, for example bar snacks.

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We enjoyed wining and dining at two local pubs, The Snakecatcher and The Huntsman, both within a few minutes. Also good coffee and cakes at The Buttery in the High Street.

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5
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6th December 2021:

Wonderful location, wonderful property immaculately kept, excellent staff, delicious breakfast - all round gem of a destination I would highly recommend

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Foresters Arms a must!

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5
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6th December 2021:

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5
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5th December 2021:

Excellent hostess with a welcome drink and cake on arrival. Reserved parking adds to the experience. Clean and pristine throughout with good range of breakfast. Easy walk to town and New Forest.

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Snakecatcher and Commoners Wine Bar. Near to Lymington and Beaulieu.

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5
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3rd December 2021:

Very friendly and helpful staff. Lovely rooms. Outstanding breakfasts for choice and quality. Personalised parking spaces a very nice touch. Perfect location for the New Forest.

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Restaurant located on the premises but not part of the hotel,except for breakfast, was good quality without breaking the bank.

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4.8
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2nd December 2021:

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5
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1st December 2021:

Great place for a couple of days exploring the New Forest. Brilliant breakfast and really welcoming staff. Some nice touches. The restaurant wasn’t open for our stay but the hotel provided cutlery etc if we wanted to bring back a takeaway. A lovely little snug with an honesty bar. We shall return and thoroughly recommend the Cottage Lodge Hotel

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5
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30th November 2021:

Really enjoyed our stay despite forgetting to stoop low enough on a couple of occasions and banging my head. Everyone in the hotel and restaurant was friendly and professional, especially Gerard in the evening and Chris doing the breakfast service.

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Just walk and take in the scenery. Nice pint in the Snakecatcher..

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5
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30th November 2021:

My family and I had a wonderful,happy and relaxed stay at the Cottage Lodge Hotel. Our 6 month old granddaughter was with us, and the staff were very caring and most helpful. We were made so welcome and nothing was too much trouble for them. We will definitely be visiting again and my whole family will recommend this hotel. Thank you all so much.

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The White Tails restaurant within the hotel was first class, and the baby being in the restaurant was no problem to them. Brockenhurst has many lovely restaurants. We loved The Dynasty Indian restaurant as the food was excellent and the staff were both friendly and helpful. Enzees Italian restaurant was excellent too. Burley is a very interesting village with a lovely tea shop. Well worth the visit. Lyndhurst has nice shops and an excellent Chinese restaurant and La Pergola Italian restaurant. There are so many excellent places to eat and charming villages to visit and, of course, the beauty of the New Forest on this hotel's doorstep.

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4.8
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29th November 2021:

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5
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29th November 2021:

We had a lovely stay at Cottage Lodge. The welcome was fantastic, staff were lovely and the breakfast was perfect to set us up for days walking in the Forest. I also really welcomed the allocated parking service.

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We ate at The Pig which was great. We also really enjoyed a walk along the coast to Hurst Castle - such a stunning area.

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5
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27th November 2021:

Our stay was perfect. We were greeted with tea and cake and a bowl of water for the dog. The room was clean comfortable and warm and there was plenty of hot water for baths and showers. There is an extra heater in the room if you need it. We had a private enclosed garden area for the dog which was useful and were able to take him with us for breakfasts. These were excellent and even included two extra sausages for him; he was very impressed by this and so were we! The staff were lovely and went to a lot of trouble to make our stay so good. I thoroughly recommend this hotel and we can’t wait to return.

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4.8
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27th November 2021:

We had two rooms booked and both were delightful. Everything was very clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and attentive. The breakfast taken in the White Tails restaurant adjacent to the hotel was excellent.

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We recommend you book the White Tails restaurant that is within the hotel. Due to Covid rules spaces are limited. We had an excellent meal on both nights of our stay and was looked after by Ramsey. There are plenty of other restaurants in Brockenhurst to choose from if you should wish to do so. There is not a bar in this hotel but there are pubs within walking distance. Beaulieu which is only 6 miles away is well worth a visit. Book in advance online to get a discount on your ticket and leave a day for your visit as there is so much to see.

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5
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27th November 2021:

We have stayed here on a number of occasions over the last 4yrs. It is a lovely location whatever the season. The hotel is cosy and you are always given a warm welcome. The white tails restaurant is also excellent for a cosy evening meal. We have always had a great break and highly recommended to friends and family. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Excellent for local walking in the countryside, lymington and burley are great places to visit. Or close to Southampton and Winchester for a spot of Xmas shopping. Excellent location all round.

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5
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26th November 2021:

A lovely traditional hotel close to the railway station and local buses in Brockenhurst. The staff were friendly and very attentive to our needs. Our room was comfortable with every amenity, including locally made toiletries. Excellent breakfast every morning. We will be back again.

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Do visit Enzee, the Italian restaurant close to the station. Run by a lovely couple who are passionate about food and service. One of the best meals we have ever had.

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5
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25th November 2021:

Lovely room, friendly staff and a great location near to the station and Forest walks. Fantastic breakfast! Many thanks to all concerned.

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The Snakecatcher and Albero’s are great places to eat.

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5
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24th November 2021:

We thoroughly enjoyed our short break staying in this lovely hotel with very friendly staff. Great to have a honesty bar so we could have a drink before we went out for the evening into the village.

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Great location with easy access to local towns/villages, and further afield if you want to see more of the coast. We travelled out to Swanage and onto Corfe Castle on a day out from here. We had an evening meal at a local Italian restaurant, Enzee, locate close to the station.

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5
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24th November 2021:

The Cottage Lodge Hotel is the perfect blend of a highly professional and extremely welcoming experience Our room was delightful and we loved the strong eco vibe running throughout the hotel Visiting at this time of year enabled us to see the beauty of the forest in it’s late Autumn glory and we will definitely be returning at the same time next year

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Brockenhurst is full of great restaurants all within easy walking distance of the Cottage Lodge Hotel. We had a great evening in the Commoners wine Bar on Sunday evening where a local band was playing There is also a great bakery in the village selling the best jam donuts we have ever tasted!

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4.8
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22nd November 2021:

Tea and cake on arrival was a lovely treat, the staff were always helpful and couldn't do enough for us during our stay. The location of the hotel is great for walking and also having a mooch around the beautiful village. Would loved to have stayed another two nights. Thank you for everything.

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Lots to see and do in this area, you will not be bored.

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5
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21st November 2021:

Our second visit. Won’t be our last. Everything about cottage lodge is really excellent. The parking when you arrive. Your own space for the duration of your stay. The tea and cake welcome. The very professional check in. All really excellent. Friendly helpful service from every member of the team. Room great 👍. Breakfast truly excellent. Could not fault cottage lodge in anyway.

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4.8
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18th November 2021:

Worthy winners of 2021 Sustainability Awards. Everywhere looked so clean and the staff were really welcoming. On arrival we were treated to a hot drink and cake and the variety of food at breakfast would put a top London hotel to shame.

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Set in the middle of the New Forest so be aware of the ponies and cattle which take priority over people and vehicles. Try Alberto's Italian restaurant in Brockenhurst for a lovely meal. Within easy reach of Sammy Millers Motorcycle Museum and the Isle of Wight Ferry, railway and bus station .

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5
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18th November 2021:

Our stay at the Cottage Lodge Hotel was fantastic. The best breakfast we’ve ever had whilst away, everything is locally sourced if it can be, we even went to the local butcher and brought home some sausage and bacon! The hotel and rooms are spotlessly clean and staff cannot do enough to help. We loved the quirkiness of the room with all of the hand made furniture. Tea bags are locally sourced and make a beautiful cuppa. Shower gel, shampoo etc was also local. Our host when we checked in was fantastic cuppa and cake as a welcome. And gave us loads of information about the area and where to go and what to do when we asked. This trip was for my 50th birthday and they put up a birthday banner over the bed and gave us a bottle of Prosecco (thank you). The location is perfect for exploring and walking also close to Bournemouth so easy for a beach visit as well as the walking opportunities and sightseeing. The village itself is cute, we loved it here seeing donkeys and horses roaming freely. Definitely worth a visit ❤️

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If going out to eat definitely try the Italian in the village (incredible food, full of flavour and great service) also The snake catcher pub for a sizzling steak you cook yourself on lava rock at the table, lovely food in both places. There is cycle hire locally and loads of cycle routes. We did the tall trees walk and the deer walks, just beautiful! Also visited Bournemouth for a day and had an ice cream at the beach. There is a little wine bar called the commoners where we sat on the sofas and chilled with a gin watching the world go by.

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5
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17th November 2021:

Our second visit and many thanks for the wonderful, friendly service from everybody at your beautiful hotel. A really relaxing couple of days. Great breakfasts too.

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4.8
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16th November 2021:

Very friendly and kind staff that helped foster a welcoming atmosphere. Thank you. Bike racks would be a good idea - especially given the accessibility of Brockenhurst and the New Forest to cyclists.

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The Snakecatcher pub had delicious home-cooked food and friendly staff. New Forest Walking App had a great 5-mile loop around Brockenhurst. The off-road cycle (on well-kept gravel paths) from Brockenhurst to Beaulieu was spectacular, taking in quiet and atmospheric woodland.

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4.8
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15th November 2021:

Spotlessly clean Lovely helpful staff Great breakfast

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15th November 2021:

Visited 8 years ago and returned for a 2 night break in a doggy friendly room, just as lovely as we remembered. Lovely room with everything you need, breakfast is fabulous and staff are wonderful. We will be back

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A great base to visit other parts of the county, lovely to see dinkeys, cattle and horses roaming freely

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5
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13th November 2021:

Lovely quirky hotel, bespoke wooden furniture in bedroom, lovely local cooked breakfast, and amazing food in the restaurant.

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Make sure you book restaurant before you go as it gets booked quick.

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5
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13th November 2021:

Clean and cozy and the food in the White Tail restaurant was wonderful

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4.8
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13th November 2021:

Great place, great location, fabulous staff, reserved parking. What else do you need?

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11th November 2021:

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Breakfast & dinner was fantastic at the restaurant within the hotel.

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10th November 2021:

Excellent place to say. Especially impressed by cleanliness. Loved using local produce. Breakfast tasty. Could've ate another sausage & rasher if bacon!

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Snakecatcher Inn very friendly & great food. Good walking, scenery, wildlife. Easy access to other nice places, eg Lymington. Loved seeing the highland cattle & donkeys strolling down the street!

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10th November 2021:

Lovely Hotel in beautiful surroundings . Great breakfast and staff were very welcoming lm

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10th November 2021:

Staff were very friendly and helpful. The food we had was excellent. A bit annoying restaurant was closed Sunday and Monday but went to Forrester Arms and Snakecatcher both excellent. Breakfast was very very good and served with a smile. All the staff were lovely in particular Jackie, Kelly and breakfast servers.

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Lovely seeing ponies across the road to where we were staying. Beautiful location. Spotlessly clean and adhered to Covid Safety rules which was reassuring. Very accommodating. There are lots of places to eat all with in 15 mins walk from Cottage Lodge. Would definitely hope to return. They also have some excellent artwork on the walls for sale. The marmalade is superb.

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5
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9th November 2021:

Excellant Service friendly staff lovely hotel and lovely location.Food was excellent.

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4.8
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9th November 2021:

We had a very enjoyable few days with you, the food and service was excellent including White Tails. We were made to feel very welcome and was blessed with lovely Autumnal weather to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.This was out third visit and we shall definitely be returning as soon as we can. There are a couple of comments I would like to make, this is not a criticism but I am sure you would like to be made aware of: The bathroom lighting in Gillies Holt is very low which can be difficult when you are wanting to use mirrors etc at night and also if you want to use the mirror when using a hair dryer, the nearest plug socket makes it very difficult to see and my hairdryer has an extra long lead.

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4.8
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9th November 2021:

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9th November 2021:

From arrival to departure, our experience staying at Cottage Lodge was absolutely spot on. The team, food and rooms all excellent and, set in the heart of the Forest in picturesque Brockenhurst, it makes a perfect touring base for both weekends away and longer stays. Loved it. Have already recommended it to others and we will be back again soon.

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Note that the White Tails Restaurant, although based in the hotel, is an independent concession and needs booking separately (and preferably well in advance to secure the date and time required). Thoroughly recommended, food is fantastic. Cottage Lodge is situated such that you can abandon the car in the car park for the day and strike out for beautiful circular walks without the need to drive anywhere.

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5
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8th November 2021:

Always a very warm welcome. Looked after suprerbly by all the team. Another enjoyable and comfortable stay.

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4.8
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6th November 2021:

Accommodation was good. It would have been helpful when I booked the accommodation to be advised about the need to book the adjacent restaurant for an evening meal

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5
out of 5

6th November 2021:

Thanks we had great stay. Perhaps we could have a little more brown sugar for our coffee, I have a sweet tooth! We hope to see you in the Summer.

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The New Forest is beautiful! The food at the hotel was wonderful>

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5
out of 5

6th November 2021:

It was our 3rd visit and we love staying here. The welcome you receive on arrival is very important with the tea and cake and chat. Kelly is so friendly and we loved the roses in our room also the bubbly to celebrate our anniversary. We went to White tails for a beautiful meal and look forward to seeing you all again

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Plenty of walks and places to visit. We love the ponies and donkeys wandering around the village. Cottage lodge hotel is right in the centre of everything.

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5
out of 5

4th November 2021:

A wonderful stay, great hosts who made us and or our little dog very welcome.

Tips:

A good centre for the forest. The village has plenty of restaurants, we used the Snakecharmer, excellent meals and staff, also made our dog very welcome.

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5
out of 5

4th November 2021:

Beautiful hotel, great location, very friendly staff. Will definitely be paying a return visit.

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We found it central for everything we wanted to do, lots of places to eat, have a coffee and a wine bar within walking distance.

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4.5
out of 5

3rd November 2021:

EXCELLENT STAFF ,SUPERB BREAKFAST AND TO DIE FOR CAKE

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DYNASTY CURRY HOUSE VERY GOOD

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5
out of 5

2nd November 2021:

We have been visiting Cottage Lodge for the last 10 years. The staff are lovely and welcoming, rooms are spotlessly clean, breakfast is amazing also. The hotel is convenient for getting out and about in the new forest & just parking the car for the weekend and walking! Looking forward to visiting again hopefully soon! I would highly recommend:)

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5
out of 5

1st November 2021:

A great place to stay if you want to be in the centre of the Village and have your own par parking space.

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5
out of 5

31st October 2021:

Have stayed twice now. Both times very good. Very grateful for the discreet and helpful approach to my very restricted diet. Other alternatives were offered at breakfast, including cooking a delicious egg white omelette. Very good Covid- safe approach too. I’m sure we will be back as we have a relative now living in Southampton.

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4.8
out of 5

27th October 2021:

Staff were very welcoming and super friendly! Cake and cuppa on arrival is such a great idea especially after a long journey. Breakfast was delicious with a good choice. My daughter loved the deconstructed Spanish breakfast!

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We all absolutely loved the fact that directly opposite Cottage Lodge Hotel we could see beautiful horses and Highland cattle! Delicious meals eaten at The Snakecatcher and Forresters Arms.

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5
out of 5

26th October 2021:

Such an amazing place we came here after our wedding 3 years ago and came back for our 3rd anniversary as we loved it so much there. All the staff were so friendly and helpful. We had a great time and will recommend to everyone we know. Hope to come back again soon

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White tails is amazing the food was perfect and Ramsey was so welcoming and looked after us please pass on our thanks to him and all of the team Hope to see you all again soon :-)

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5
out of 5

23rd October 2021:

Friendly and accommodating, lovely atmosphere. Breakfast was excellent and would highly recommend.

Tips:

The hotel is in a great location to visit many areas in the New Forest and beyond. A variety of restaurants and inns locally.

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5
out of 5

23rd October 2021:

Comfortable accommodation. Friendly, helpful and efficient service from all the staff. Relaxing and welcoming environment. Excellent breakfast and a superb restaurant (Whitetails) for evening meals. Would not hesitate to return in the future.

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Enzee's restaurant for an evening meal and The Buttery for tea/coffee/lunch are worth a try. No shortage of local walks and places to visit. A torch might be handy if out walking in Brockenhurst on a dark night (e.g. on returning from local pub, restaurant).

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5
out of 5

23rd October 2021:

This was our third stay at the Cottage Lodge Hotel over the past few years. Perfect location for access to the New Forest and exploring the local area. The hotel staff are friendly and very helpful. The rooms are clean and comfortable, breakfast is excellent.

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Good pub ood at The Foresters Arms, reasonably priced.

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5
out of 5

21st October 2021:

As returning Customers it was so nice to come back to Cottage Lodge. The staff are all so welcoming, the little touches of tea/coffee and cake on arrival, the central location, the quirky little snug, and lovely bedrooms, all make for a very pleasant stay. The breakfast is delicious, they use good quality, locally sourced produce and they cater to however you would like breakfast. Would definitely recommend staying here. Will definitely come back again in the future. Thank you

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4.8
out of 5

20th October 2021:

Outstanding. Very warm and inviting. A lovely location with plenty of lovely places to eat nearby. A delicious breakfast and cake.

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5
out of 5

20th October 2021:

Helpful friendly staff. We also appreciated your Covid precautions.

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Be sure to book a meal in White Tails restaurant - well in advance advisable.

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5
out of 5

19th October 2021:

Really friendly staff coupled with a great location near the centre of Brockenhurst made this a great stay. The room was lovely, and there was a fantastic range of options for breakfast.

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4.8
out of 5

19th October 2021:

well thought out lovely boutique hotel

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perfect location in the middle of the New Forest.

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5
out of 5

18th October 2021:

Absolutely beautiful too great location Breakfast was amazing .This is the best hotel we have stayed in in the new forest Staff were just so obliging nothing was too Much trouble

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Sadly it was a stop over for us on fro The boat on this occasion but a week placed hotel

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4.8
out of 5

18th October 2021:

everyone so friendly. The choice of breakfast is excellent ,great position to walk into the village or to the New Forest for wonderful walks with nature.

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Taking the ferry to visit Hurst castle, Rhinefield House walks in the woods,loved Milford on sea . The Snake Catchers pub restaurant was great food.The White Tail restaurant lovely atmosphere and great food.

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5
out of 5

16th October 2021:

I would wholeheartedly recommend Cottage Lodge to anyone who wished to visit the New Forest

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i recommend a visit to Hurst Castle at Milford on Sea. The view from the roof of the castle is superb

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5
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14th October 2021:

The staff were so friendly and happy to advise on local activities. The hotel itself was spotless. Breakfasts were lovely. We had a meal at the white tails restaurant within the hotel and the food was fantastic. Would happily return.

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Snakecatcher pub is great and so is the food. the Brockenhurst village walk is great to do. visit the local bakery too. Doughnuts are huge and scrumptious. Everything is a small walk so all very convenient.

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4.5
out of 5

13th October 2021:

Very friendly, personal and helpful service

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2 dinners; White Tails and The Filly Inn. Both excellent. Brockenhurst is so central, everywhere in the New Forest is easily accessible.

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4.8
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11th October 2021:

Wonderful friendly staff and comfortable accommodation.

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White Tails Restaurant was superb. Lovely walks in the village and surrounding area. We also ate at Albero Italian restaurant which was really good.

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4.8
out of 5

11th October 2021:

Just right for us & our dogs. Definitely very clean, no doggy smells. Very friendly, helpful staff. A lot of Good choices for breakfast, cooked English excellent.

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Discovered a footpath near the Lymington sea water baths, which led to a nature reserve. Worth a look. As well as wild foul, duck geese, egrets,we saw deer in the fields near by.

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5
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11th October 2021:

We stayed at the Cottage Lodge hotel for two nights - our first stay away since lockdown. The location was perfect, nestled right in the heart of the lovely village of Brockenhurst. Upon driving into the car park, we were greeted with a personalised sign indicating our allocated parking spot for the weekend - a very lovely touch. And our first impressions were further enhanced when greeted by Kelly at the door and we were directed into the snug for a slice of cake and a coffee as we checked in - in a time when customer service is at an all time low - the team at Cottage Lodge really made us feel valued and welcome from the start. The rest of our stay was just as personal and professional, with the breakfast being fresh, healthy and most importantly delicious - with staff again being attentive and helpful. The room itself was clean, quiet and perfect for our needs - and we wouldn't hesitate in staying here again. Thanks for making us feel so welcome!

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A tricky one for us to recommend any local activities as we were down in Brockenhurst for a wedding - so didn't see a great deal of the surrounding areas. However, do make sure to drive carefully through the village as there are numerous wild horses and cattle roaming around!

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4.8
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11th October 2021:

Breakfast was very good, lots of choice. The staff were excellent, we were made welcome with a cup of tea and a slice of cake . i would recommend Cottage lodge to any one.

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Lovely meal in the Snakecatchers which is just a 2 minute walk

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5
out of 5

11th October 2021:

The staff were very friendly and helpful, breakfasts excellent, and the COVID measures well implemented and very reassuring.

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5
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11th October 2021:

Lovely room, helpful staff with a great breakfast. We can’t wait to stay again!

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If you are able and the weather is nice, hire some bike and ride down to Lymington and back, absolutely beautiful. I can also recommend dining at White Tails, which handily is on the same site as the hotel. We had a fantastic meal there.

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4.8
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10th October 2021:

Lovely hotel, enjoyable stay. Staff were excellent and took the time to engage. Thank you all!

Tips:

Whitetails restaurant is a must. There are some great pubs in the village also! Enjoyed a few lovely walks in the area too! Final tip… if you’re tall mind your head in the hotel as a few beams and doors are low!

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5
out of 5

10th October 2021:

Always a relaxing stay

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White Tails and ENZEE are both excellent restaurants

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5
out of 5

10th October 2021:

Very friendly welcome - really nice to be greeted with a cup of tea and slice of cake. The room was lovely and bed very comfortable. I liked the honesty bar and was convenient for having a drink on an evening. Very good choice for breakfast

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5
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9th October 2021:

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5
out of 5

8th October 2021:

Another very comfortable and enjoyable stay at the best hotel in the New Forest. The welcome gift in the room was a lovely thought. We turned up early after a fraught drive in atrocious weather but the warm welcome from Kelly and tea and cake on arrival soon had us feeling better and relaxed. Thank you to everyone and we look forward to our return visit.

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Self guided walk leaflet around the village is a great way to discover the hidden treasures of Brockenhurst.

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4.5
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5th October 2021:

Cottage Lodge is clean, comfortable and quiet -- just what we look for in accommodation.

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Best restaurants in Brockenhurst are White Tails[on the same premises as Cottage Lodge} and Albero, an excellent Italian restaurant.

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5
out of 5

5th October 2021:

The hotel itself is beautiful, the rooms are unique, always spotlessly clean & the food is always excellent. But what sets it aside from other hotels are the people working there. You're always made to feel so welcome and the special little personal touches make every stay a real treat. We're always sad to leave but excited to begin making plans to return.

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5
out of 5

1st October 2021:

great staff very welcoming look forward to going again

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only had a short stay wish itn could have been longer

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4.8
out of 5

1st October 2021:

Perfect short break. Knowledgable team with lots of great tips to help us get about. We found fab walks and loved the location and quirky cottages feel.

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Great pub food at the snake catcher. Use the New Forest App for walks - we found a fab 7 mile walk to lymington though it wasn’t obvious at first… really well signed with possible stop at Rosie Leas for a cuppa!

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4.8
out of 5

29th September 2021:

The service at Cottage Lodge is superb. The staff are friendly and extremely efficient. Nothing is too much trouble.

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White tails restaurant is superb. The quality of the food is excellent and very and reasonably priced., and it is on the doorstep.

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5
out of 5

29th September 2021:

Beautiful room, really friendly and helpful staff, great tea and cake and amazing breakfasts.

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Rhinefield Arbortorium and Ober Water make a nice walk.

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5
out of 5

27th September 2021:

Celebrating a three generation family event, with a large group, we couldn't have received a warmer welcome from Kelly. Clean rooms, tea and cake on arrival, and a genuinely helpful environment. Enjoyed by everyone, and all communication prior to arrival was easy and friendly. Highly recommended!

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Walking - anywhere in the Forest! Also, highly recommend White Tails Restaurant...wonderful food and service, all requests catered for, and a lovely atmosphere. Food enjoyed by all age group from 5 to 80!

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4.8
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27th September 2021:

Our stay at the Cottage was a unique experience for us. It's the first time in the area, but definitely not the last. The hotel was brilliant, the staff was brilliant, the Forest unforgettable. Could not fault anything. Cheers John and Dot.

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White Tails Restaurant the very best in the area. Fantastic food and service, especially from Ramsay!

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5
out of 5

26th September 2021:

Cottage Lodge is a wonderful hotel and Brockenhurst is an excellent location. On arrival you are greeted by your named car parking place. The staff are welcoming and hospitable. The rooms are all different due to the history of the building and it is spotlessly clean and tidy. Local and environmentally friendly products are a feature of this hotel. There is a great selection for breakfast and it is beautifully prepared. Cottage Lodge has a unique charm, that creates a relaxing and comfortable stay. We, as a family have stayed here every year for many years, and will hopefully be returning for many more. Highly recommended.

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White Tails Restaurant, based at the hotel is a must, but you will need to book early as the locals love it too! Check out their food on the hotel website - the photos are very accurate. Cycle Experience, next to the railway station is good for renting out bikes to explore the miles of forest trails. They also have wonderful electric bikes (you need to leave a deposit on these, due to their cost) Wonderful walks nearby: Puttles Bridge, Tall Trees on Rhinefield Drive, Bolderwood, where you might see deer, are just a few The coast at Milford-on-Sea is a short drive south and from there you can walk to Hurst Castle.

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5
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26th September 2021:

Everything from the greeting right through to the departure was warm and friendly. The service we received was second to none. Even when leaving, we found you could buy the hand lotion / other products from the Honesty Bar, the restaurant was busy for breakfast and the staff still found the time to help us without making us feel rushed out the door. At no point were we made to feel a nuisance- even when we asked for an iron and ironing board one evening, which the cleaning staff left for us for the remainder of our stay.

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Definitely hire electric bikes- everything is quite local, and you can reach a lot of restaurants and shops on foot, but bike riding gives you a full experience of the New Forest. The company by the train station even had marked out routes which work as a satnav on your phones. The phone holder they give you will easily fit a purse and sunglasses as well!

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5
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25th September 2021:

Wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this wonderful Hotel. My husband had a rare critical illness with a completely suppressed immune system and has been shielding for over a year but we had absolutely no worries at Cottage Lodge as their Covid safety measures are exemplary and we felt very safe and worry free throughout our stay. The management and staff are all very friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them. The rooms are light, airy and comfortable. We always return here.

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White Tails restaurant simply cannot be missed. When we book the hotel we always making a restaurant booking at the same time as the food is absolutely delicious with steaks that melt in the mouth and a wide choice to cater for all tastes. The owner Ramsey is very helpful and attentive and a visit to White Tails for us is the icing on the cake during our stay. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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5
out of 5

23rd September 2021:

we both really enjoyed the stay and when we come back to the New Forest will look to book with you again

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the Exbury gardens are a fantastic day out for those who like gardens - so much to see off the eateries in Brockenhurst we tried - Albero, Enzee and the Foresters - we enjoyed all but Albero was our favourite

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4.5
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21st September 2021:

Room had been recently refurbished, nice patio area for sitting and very quiet at night. Excellent position for a round morning walk and good position for visiting other parts of the New Forest. Would be a good idea when taking bookings for the hotel to also mention the White Tails Restaurant needs to be booked in advance as we found it was booked all the time during our stay.

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Italian restaurant “ Albero” in Brokenhurst was excellent The Huntsman pub food was disappointing. Need to book in advance for the White Tails restaurant in the hotel. Beautiful drive through Rinefield Drive just 5 minutes away from the hotel. Recommend the Heavy Horse Centre. Visit to the Motor Cycle museum a must for enthusiasts

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5
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21st September 2021:

We arrived earlier than check in time but still received a warm welcome and allowed to check in. Parking was allocated with a lovely sigh saying congratulations as we had just got married. Room was beautiful and the extra touch if rose petals on the bed made it special (yes it’s extra but still) We stayed in a Sunday and the restaurant was closed but only to pleased to direct us. Breakfast was excellent, service was excellent, room was as clean as a button. Would definitely stay here again. Small, quaint and just superb.

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Lepe beach was so lovely only 20 mins away and beaulieu (bucklers hard)

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5
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20th September 2021:

Such a wonderfully friendly and personal service. I emailed to give an update about our arrival time and we were greeted with a cup of tea and slice of cake each. A great way to start a couple of nights away in Brockenhurst. We were visiting friends who live in the village and the ability to have our own space and start the day with a generous and delicious breakfast. I do not hesitate in recommending this place.

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We were in a separate building behind the main building which I can thoroughly recommend. The only downside is that you miss seeing the donkeys, horses and cows trotting past but you still hear them.

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5
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19th September 2021:

Our second stay - the first since Covid. Excellent all round.

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Huntsman in Brockenhurst very good for eating. Be careful about the animals - ponies, donkeys, cattle etc - who regard the streets as their own!

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5
out of 5

19th September 2021:

Second stay. Different room Loved it and will return

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Great trail walks Try the outdoor active app. It takes you off the normal trails

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5
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18th September 2021:

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Both food and service in White Tails restaurant was excellent.

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5
out of 5

18th September 2021:

Excellent room matched by the friendly excellent service. The Cottage Lodge was the perfect base for. Perfect holiday.

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The Cottage Lodge is central in Brokenhurst with easy access to the restaurants/pubs

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5
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17th September 2021:

As always with our visits they are totally enjoyable. All staff are very friendly and helpful. Service provided is excellent and the location is second to none.

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5
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17th September 2021:

Lovely, cosy hotel, great and varied breakfasts and a most genial host. We have been coming here for years and it never disappoints.

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A walk to Ober Water is easy and beautiful. Albero is a good local Italian restaurant with home-made pasta or, to push the boat out/ celebrate a special event, you can't beat dinner at The Pig, a short drive or taxi journey away, deep in the forest

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5
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17th September 2021:

Excellent service,great location a little gem. Already looking to book another stay.

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Commoners wine bar. Lovely looking website but very dissapointing.

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5
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16th September 2021:

Home from home hotel , everyone very friendly and helpful , service and food second to none, absolutely faultless....brillant . Fantastic location really enjoyed our stay and will be definitely coming back 😀

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Everything you need in the information pack given , very easy to get around even on the train ...

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5
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15th September 2021:

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5
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14th September 2021:

Lovely place with friendly staff

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Albero Italian Restaurant is very good. New Forest bus tour passes the door. Exebury Gardens are worth a visit

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5
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14th September 2021:

Lovely accommodation. Everything is kept clean and to a high standard.

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5
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13th September 2021:

That was my second stay at the Cottage Lodge Hotel, and as previous time, I really enjoyed my stay. This time I came with my dogs, so we stayed in the dog-friendly room. Breakfast were also great (although this time I really missed the blueberry pancakes). Staff is very friendly and helpful and (for obvious reasons!) we bought a jar or marmalade to take back with us.

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We tried the Italian-Enzee, Indian-Dynasty and the Filly Inn (I know for sure they are dog friendly) for our dinners and all of them were great! There are lots of nice walks around (you can pick up a map for a nice local walk, from a box around the corner (Sway Rd x Brookley Rd), a bike ride, Hurst Castle, Bucklers Hard, and many more which are not only very interesting to see but also dog friendly too!

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5
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13th September 2021:

Cannot fault this hotel, we had a wonderful time staying here and are already looking forward to our next visit. The staff are so professional, pleasant and attentive and are an example to any other hotel. Thank you all so much.

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Local pub the Foresters is a highlight as is the Rainbow fish and chip shop. Highly recommend a day trip to the Isle of Wight too but quite honestly the local countryside is exceptional and is there to be enjoyed.

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4.5
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13th September 2021:

The fact we have been numerous times speaks volumes

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Great variety of pubs etc for eating out and did the Segway at Moors Valley, great fun

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5
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12th September 2021:

A wonderful team that work very hard to make your stay an excellent one The breakfast is superb with a wide choice to suit all appetites & there is an independently run small restaurant for evening meals where the food was delicious

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Centrally located in Brockenhurst with easy access to the surrounding forest and coast., a good local bus service & train station. A wide choice of eateries from modest to expensive the choice is yours

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5
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11th September 2021:

Wonderful stay ,friendly and professional. Very comfy bed. Superb breakfast. Thank you for the Birthday bubbles and banner an unexpected treat.

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5
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11th September 2021:

The accomodation is clean and serene, the food is delicious, the location is perfect for exploring the New Forest and the warm welcome is matched by friendly service. We loved our visit and are keen to return.

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Eat at White Tails, the food is absolutely amazing.

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5
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10th September 2021:

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5
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10th September 2021:

Cottage Lodge is a lovely place to stay in Brockenhurst, close to most things you would want to see and do in the area. The owners and their staff are friendly and go out of their way to make your stay a memorable one. The White Tails restaurant is excellent, with plenty of choice for all tastes. Cannot fault the cottage Lodge!

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5
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10th September 2021:

Very friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful breakfast. Lovely clean rooms. Faultless.

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Beauli river cruise well worth the money.Bucklers Hard very relaxing.

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5
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9th September 2021:

Very nice stay happy with all aspects. Bolderwood room was comfortable breakfast was excellent. All staff approachable and friendly

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Foresters Arms pub very good food at reasonable prices but pre-booking currently required. Cycle experience near railway station for bicycle hire very good.

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4.8
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9th September 2021:

Both my wife and I stayed for 5 nights and felt very at ease with our first stay away for 2 years in this COVID times we are living. Staff where so friendly and everything spotless, Breakfast was one of the best and so well organised too. Also our evening meals we had on two occasions “Whitetails’ restaurant was first class. A brilliant find!

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We found that the location was excellent easy for many varied walks and just around the corner to pubs restaurants bakery ,cafes and souvenir shops. A real gem of a place. Also ideal location to be able to drive to the coast from. And if cycling is your thing no shortages of places to ride with easy marked out routes as is for walkers.

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5
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9th September 2021:

Always a most enjoyable stay.

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5
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8th September 2021:

On arrival we appreciated having a designated parking space, then we were warmly welcomed. Our room was very clean, and like the rest of the hotel, beautifully decorated. We were reassured by the covid rules in place. Breakfasts was delicious, as were the evening meals in the restaurant. All the staff were very friendly. All in all our idea of a perfect holel. Thank you very much.

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5
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3rd September 2021:

Once again a really lovely stay at Cottage Lodge. Had a lovely room with balcony where we watched the ponies and donkeys stroll past .Breakfast is truly delicious all local produce we struggled to eat lunch both days. The staff are so friendly and really can’t do enough for you.Looking forward to returning.

Tips:

Good selection of restaurants including White Tails at Cottage Lodge excellent food and service. In the snug you will find a book containing maps for forest trails and cycle routes bus tours etc.Bolderwood is a favourite walk of ours where you will encounter many of the forest ponies and wildlife in fact you are never far from a little troup of donkeys and ponies as they wander freely through the village .

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4.5
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3rd September 2021:

All was good and we had a pleasant stay. Lovely restaurant for dinner and a very good full English breakfast each morning. The extractor fan in the bathroom was not working so needs a repair.

Tips:

Foresters pub was excellent for beer and food. Take the train in to Lymington, they run every half hour and no need to worry about parking when you get there.

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4.8
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3rd September 2021:

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5
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2nd September 2021:

Amazing stay (my second!), warm welcome by the owner, Maurizio, and a piece cake and coffee/tea after check in. Breakfast are delicious and with all locally sourced products. I thoroughly recommend their restaurant, White Tails, unfortunately we could not reserve it over the bank holiday weekend but ate there in the past! Rooms are clean and spacioius with everything you need. We could leave our bikes safely and secured.

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ideally located 5 min walking from Brockenhurst station, which connects to London, Southampton, Bournemouth, Christchurch etc and many places in the New Forest (Beaulieu Road, Lymington, New Milton etc) and tour and regular buses (that take bikes). I would use this place as a base camp, which I did in my previous stay

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4.8
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1st September 2021:

An ideal location to explore the New Forest and a most welcoming and helpful staff in attendance. A very enjoyable short break and we would certainly return.

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Nothing to add here.

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5
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31st August 2021:

This is the second time we’ve stayed at cottage lodge and loved our stay both times. The location is great and the rooms are comfy, but the real difference is how wonderful the staff are. Everyone goes above and beyond to be helpful and kind, which is wonderful. We would especially like to thank the breakfast waiter and waitress who were thoughtful, attentive and helpful. We saw them being equally helpful to all guests which was a pleasure. One minor point for the kitchen is that a couple of things served at breakfast had gone off. Just one grape which was a bit mouldy and the oat milk we had in the first morning. These things are easily missed and didn’t take away from the breakfast which was delicious, but wanted to flag it for future reference.

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We tried out the salt water lido in Lymington this time which was freezing but a lot of fun!

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5
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31st August 2021:

Great stay as normal. Friendly staff. Great room. Great breakfast.

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5
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30th August 2021:

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5
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29th August 2021:

Another very relaxing and enjoyable stay. Possibly the best in the area for being customer focussed.

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Try the free treasure trail around the village to see much more of Brockenhurst and its history. Enzee Italian restaurant by the station is highly recommended.

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5
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28th August 2021:

Central to the Village of Brockenhurst. Walking distance to Railway and Bus station. Good local Restaurants again 5 minutes walk The hotel is very pleasant with knowledgeable staff on the local area. The breakfasts are excellent with good variety of local produce . Unable to comment on the White Hart Restaurant as fully booked for our stay.

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So much to see in the area of the New Forest especially if you are a walker or cyclist. Train or Bus available to Lyndhurst ,Bournemouth Southampton . If you have young children Peppa Pig is an excellent theme park with 5 themed zones and small Zoo.Plus well tended gardens.

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5
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28th August 2021:

Best breakfast I've had in years, excellent service and very friendly and helpful staff.

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5
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28th August 2021:

very friendly welcome, 10/10 breakfast and service

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5
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27th August 2021:

Second visit here and we really enjoyed our stay. Blessed with beautiful weather. Staff excellent and always helpful if we required anything. Looking forward to going back again to Cottage Lodge. On site restaurant White Tails is brilliant and we would recommend a lovely evening meal. Thank you. Angela Green

Tips:

Many things to see in Brockenhurst especially the ponies walking around this delightful village. Bakery and butchers look amazing. Good to visit Lymington and Lyndhurst. The train station is very useful, as you can take train to Lymington and back and leave your car behind for the day. Ticket really cheap.

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4.8
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27th August 2021:

Perfect location for our short break. Quirky room with furniture carved from locally sourced timber. Bed very comfortable, hotel nice and quiet unlike some we have stayed in in the past. Staff very pleasant. Would certainly consider staying there again.

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Would recommend booking a table at The Foresters Arms for a meal. Links to other parts of The New Forest via open topped bus, stops close to hotel. Railway station close by, plenty of walks to do without having to do a drive first.

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5
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26th August 2021:

Lovely place very relaxing,staff great will stay again.

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4.8
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26th August 2021:

Beautiful building and excellent staff. Very welcoming and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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5
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24th August 2021:

An enjoyable 2 night stay. Accommodation and food was first class

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5
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23rd August 2021:

Once again it was fantastic. We didn’t want to leave. You make it so comfortable and relaxing in your lovely boutique hotel. Just perfect

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You must eat at White Tails. It is fantastic

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5
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23rd August 2021:

We just had a lovely 2 night stay in 4 rooms to celebrate a 60th birthday. The team at Cottage Lodge couldn’t do enough to make our stay a great success; 1. Special birthday treats, decorations and recognition 2. Extra consideration for an elderly couple in our party 3. Lots of really thoughtful little extras

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You will be spoilt for choice. We enjoyed kayaking in Lymington harbour and drinks, dinner and a walk round the kitchen garden at The Pig.

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4.5
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23rd August 2021:

Excellent stay, friendly and helpful staff. Great food.

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5
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22nd August 2021:

Very warm welcome with a pot of tea and cake. Very comfortable and quiet room at the front of the hotel. It would have been nice to have had a small fridge with a mini bottle of fresh milk for tea/coffee and a bottle of water.

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Lovely meals at the White Tails and Filly Inn restaurants. Also Enzee Italian restaurant which is a few minutes walk away by the railway station.

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5
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22nd August 2021:

Both my friend Claire and I have stayed at Cottage lodge hotel previously so were very happy to be returning. The breakfasts are amazing 😀 Always a warm welcome too and nothing is too much trouble.

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We ate in the white tails restaurant within Cottage lodge , the food was superb and Ramsay a great host. We also dined at Enzee, Italian restaurant by the railway station, great atmosphere and once again food was delicious. Great location for both walking and cycling within the New Forest. We will return again and strongly recommend a stay to our friends.

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5
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21st August 2021:

We have just arrived home from a wonderful few days at the Cottage Lodge. We had the Exbury Room and enjoyed having the little balcony to sit on! The staff were so friendly and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. We walked into our room to find a bottle of bubbly as it was our Silver Wedding Anniversary- a lovely thought and gratefully accepted. They also arranged Red roses on the day. Breakfast was a real feast with plenty of options. Fantastic quality ingredients and lovely jams and marmalade’s that you can purchase to take home which we did! A stay here is highly recommended.

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One of the nights we ate in the White Tails restaurant in the hotel. This food and service is exceptional and we 💯 recommend this. We also went to Chewton Glen one evening and ate in James Martin’s “The Kitchen” well worth the visit! Loved Bucklers Yard and took a little boat ride!

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5
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21st August 2021:

Great stay and really great service. Really flexible and helpful too, allowing me to keep my car parked at the hotel while I attended a meeting in Brockenhurst after my one night stay. I would thoroughly recommend staying at the Cottage Lodge Hotel 🙂

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5
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21st August 2021:

We had a lovely stay. The rooms were beautiful and the the staff were so friendly. The breakfasts were good quality and so nice I look forward to our next visit!

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We took our granddaughter horse riding at the brockenhurst riding stables. She is four years old and loved it.

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5
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20th August 2021:

Lovely welcome from Kelly, with tea and cake. All staff were very helpful and friendly. Nice chat with owner. Breakfast was very good with plenty of choice. Rooms spotlessly clean with lovely complimentary toiletries in bathrooms. Overall a lovely small personal hotel.

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We ate in Whitetails restaurant both nights of our stay which was excellent, book early as very busy. Parking was very well organised at the hotel with clearly marked large spaces. Bike hire from Cycle Experience near Rail station was very good. Train into Lymington very easy and quick, saving parking hassle.

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5
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20th August 2021:

Our second stay, we love staying here. Friendly, efficient service. Lovely room. Convenient location for exploring the New Forest. Great breakfasts and Whitetails is great for dinner.

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5
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19th August 2021:

Very comfortable accommodation - good breakfast - friendly and efficient staff

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Open-top buses from the railway station are very useful and give a good oversight of the area. All the restaurants we used (including the White Tail in the hotel were good, but advance booking was needed by all of them.

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4.8
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18th August 2021:

We had a great stay at The Cottage Lodge Hotel. The room, James Hill was excellent and the staff very pleasant. The complimentary tea and cake is a lovely touch and much appreciated when we returned from our cycle ride.

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5
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18th August 2021:

We had a three night stay here ( for a birthday) and thoroughly recommend it. From the moment you arrive with a named parking space, welcome tea and coffee Kelly and staff make you feel so welcome. They have been most friendly and helped us with ideas for visiting the local area. The breakfast choices are terrific and of a very high standard. (I love a warmed plate) Although we ate out each evening (prebooked before we arrived) we wish we had eaten in the hotels own restaurant for one of our evenings. They support New Forest small businesses with local sourced products on the menus as well as the toiletries in the bathrooms. Our rooms were refreshed everyday. It was also very sweet to find a tasteful birthday banner on return to our room. It was a perfect central location to explore the New Forest. The cycle hire shop was walkable from the hotel. It has a very relaxed casual atmosphere but with lovely touches like local artwork and furniture. We would definitely go back again.

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Walkable from train station. Cycle hire nearby. Dog friendly hotel.

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5
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18th August 2021:

Spotlessly clean and comfortable acc and the breakfast was 5 star. The service was warm, friendly and efficient and we had a super two-night stay - if only we had longer! I highly recommend this hotel.

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5
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18th August 2021:

My son and I stayed recently and we had a wonderful time. I could not recommend Cottage Lodge enough. The room was spacious, the breakfast was so delicious, the location was amazing and the staff were so friendly and obliging! Will be back :)

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We enjoyed the open top bus tour. The beachcomber cafe at Barton on Sea does a lovely cream tea. We also enjoyed getting in the car and pulling in to sit and watch the ponies and donkies. We had a lovely meal at The Red Lion in Boldre.

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4.5
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18th August 2021:

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I recommend booking the restaurant for evening meals -- best place in town.

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5
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17th August 2021:

Lovely stay over Only 1 thing to comment on Need a mirror in the main bedroom as needed to dry my hair and only a mirror in bathroom as no socket nearby for obvious reasons.

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Avoid the pub up the road called the huntsman ok for drink but awful food Eat at the restaurant at cottage lodge lovely food

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4.8
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17th August 2021:

Extremely helpful and friendly staff, all willing to do whatever they could to enhance our stay

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You have to try White Tails restaurant - it is an absolute must

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5
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17th August 2021:

We had a very comfortable stay. The welcome of tea/coffee and cake was a nice touch and very much appreciated. Breakfast was excellent. Room spacious and quiet. One tiny criticism. It would have been nice to have had bottled water in the room. Apart from that we cannot praise you enough.

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Lyndhurst is always a bottleneck so make sure you allow time to pass through.

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5
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16th August 2021:

Stayed at this hotel 4 times, will certainly stay again. 1st class hotel, great location, hearty breakfast, friendly staff/owners.

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Thai restaurant Brockenhurst

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5
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15th August 2021:

Proper family owned and operated hotel. Very positive staff who are very welcoming and friendly.

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Don't bother leaving the Brockenhurst area as many lovely walks. The Tall Tree walk was particularly fascinating and well laid out. Take time to research the immediate area and don't be persuaded by the big names. Needn't be too expensive.

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5
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15th August 2021:

We have stayed many time here we will return again and again!!!! Fab place Fab Breakfast 20 out of ten Mario!!

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5
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15th August 2021:

We had a great stay at the Cottage Lodge Hotel whilst in Brockenhurst. The hosts were so friendly - happy to chat and pass on local knowledge and advice. A wonderful locally sourced breakfast was provided each morning and we loved the use of materials from the New Forest in the restaurant.

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It's best to book any restaurants and pubs in advance, even mid week.

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5
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11th August 2021:

Everyone was very friendly, very clean comfy bed, room & bathroom were both spacious. Plenty of room for the dog.

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There were enough pubs and restaurants in walking distance. Lots of nice walks. Short drive to Bucklers Hard lovely walk to Buleigh from there. Always limited when you take a dog with you as far as visiting museums and eating inside some restaurants

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5
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11th August 2021:

We had a lovely stay. Breakfast was great. Had everything we needed. Fab location. Only suggestion I would make is to use less softener on your towels. It made them feel a bit weird and along with the bed sheets they had an odd smell.

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If you want to eat in Brockenhurst it's worth booking early. Partly due to popularity and partly due to covid restrictions with two places closed due to staff isolation during our stay. The green and blue tour buses stop right outside the hotel although beware the early return times on the green route.

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5
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11th August 2021:

Lovely welcoming staff and breakfasts were great.

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White Tails restaurant was good as was the tai restaurant in the village. Good local walks in the area.

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4.8
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10th August 2021:

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5
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9th August 2021:

A personal allocated parking space, and a warm welcome from Kelly made a great start to our short break.

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Plenty of pubs a restaurants within walking distance of Cottage Lodge, the new wine Bar The Commoners well worth a visit.

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5
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9th August 2021:

Incredible personal care and attention to detail! Beautiful hotel. Highly recommend

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Local Italian restaurant Albero is superb too!

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5
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9th August 2021:

We have stayed at the Cottage Lodge on many occasions and will continue to return. From the moment you arrive you feel relaxed and at home. Can not rate the team highly enough with a special thanks to Kelly who exemplifies what good customer service is. Cannot praise her attention to detail friendly, cheerful and professional attitude. This is how good customer service should be and many hotels and restaurants could learn a lot from how the cottage lodge is run and manged.

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Try the wine bar in the high street, great service, cocktail menu and good food.

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4.8
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7th August 2021:

Absolutely lovely and helpful staff. Thanks so much for a warm stay.

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5
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4th August 2021:

From the time we checked in to the time we left, the team at the Cottage Lodge were amazing. Their attention to detail is incredible and the coffee and cake on arrival is a lovely touch. We had dinner in the White Tails restaurant for my partners birthday and Ramsey and his chef prepared amazing, fresh food. Both of us are Ambulance service staff and have been working throughout the pandemic. Before we left, we were presented with a small bag of gifts and a lovely card saying thanks for all we have done. It was a beautiful think to do and we were very touched by it. We would absolutely 10000000000% recommend the hotel. A hidden gem.

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Go to the White Tails restaurant, rent bikes from Cyclex at the train station and go cycling around the forest.

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4.5
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3rd August 2021:

Lovely stay in a great small cottage hotel. Many thanks for the banner over our beg for our wedding anniversary it was a nice little extra. Great food for breakfast and Evening.

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Excellent location for walking and biking from. This hotel has an excellent breakfast and also has great local restaurants, especially the White feathers in-house. (To tip - Book all early). If you fancy a change from top quality bistro food the Italian at the end of the road 'Albero' is one of the best. All the staff are friendly and helpful and we look forwards to visiting again.

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5
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3rd August 2021:

We were made very welcome on arrival and throughout our stay. We had a lovely spacious room and an enclosed yard for our Cockapoo. The bed was lovely and comfortable and room cleaned daily. A lovely choice at breakfast and good local food . The cottage is central to shops , pubs , takeaways and walks just perfect.

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We ate out at the Forresters down the road and the snakecatcher , good pub food. Cycle hire shop in the village to . Close to forest walks and the heart of the new forest with lovely scenery horses and cows roaming freely. Enjoyed our break just what we needed Thankyou

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5
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2nd August 2021:

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5
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1st August 2021:

Friendly service. Excellent breakfast

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Brittania Thai is good. Beaulieu worth a visit.

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5
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31st July 2021:

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5
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31st July 2021:

From the moment we arrived there was a warm welcome. All the staff happy and friendly.

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5
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31st July 2021:

This was the second time we have stayed with you we enjoyed it very much.

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5
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29th July 2021:

Friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast was of good quality and excellent high standards of hygiene. Will gladly stay there again

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Central and local amenities easily accessible.

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4.8
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26th July 2021:

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5
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25th July 2021:

Amazing place to stay , staff really welcoming and informative. The room was really pretty and exceptionally clean . Perfect area to explore and well located to other towns . Breakfast you had a lot of choice and the cooked breakfast was yum . Overall a wonderful stay and would give 5 stars .

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5
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25th July 2021:

Such a friendly hotel. Felt like home.

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4.8
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24th July 2021:

Very friendly and helpful. Would be nice to have a somwere to sit outside in the evening.

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Go on the open top bus routes a great way to see the New Forest.The white tail restaurant and the Forester Arms for lovely food.

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4.8
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22nd July 2021:

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4.8
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21st July 2021:

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5
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20th July 2021:

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5
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19th July 2021:

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5
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18th July 2021:

So friendly, natural and welcoming. Arrival, room and breakfast - all so well thought through. Offer of tea on arrival, lovely room (the electric heater came in handy on a cool and humid summer day) and the breakfast menu healthy and delicious.

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Book a meal at the White tails restaurant.

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5
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18th July 2021:

E xcellent breakfast and staff.”

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5
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18th July 2021:

Service was great and very welcoming

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5
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17th July 2021:

We were greeted by the friendliest staff. Beautiful cottage with twist and turns to our room. Beautiful linen comfortable bed and pillows. Great location for our bike rides around the forest. Walking distance to several of the restaurants, eat here too it’s fantastic. Allocated parking on site. Definitely recommend and will return if we are in the area. Thank you.

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We ate in the restaurant at Le Blaireau too. Beautiful and easy to walk to. We hired bikes from cycle experience near the train station. All great and helpful, saw lots of the local horses and many deer too.

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5
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17th July 2021:

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White Tails restaurant excellent.

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5
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16th July 2021:

Lovely welcome with tea and cake. Great choice for breakfast with local produce. Hotel had everthing that would could want for a quiet break.Great location for walking/ cycling with good transport links.

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5
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16th July 2021:

Lovely relaxing stay excellent room and wonderful breakfast

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Snakecatcher pub is excellent

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5
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16th July 2021:

We were greeted by lovely, helpful staff and everyone seemed to go out of their way to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. The honesty bar was a great touch.

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We enjoyed dinner at the Huntsman and tea shop on the high street (The Buttery) was wonderful!

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5
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15th July 2021:

I had an absolutely wonderful stay here. The room was clean, spacious and comfortable. The bathroom had lovely shower gel, hand wash etc We really enjoyed the tea and cake on arrival and made use of the honesty bar which was a cheeky bonus. The highlight was breakfast which was hearty, scrumptious and served piping hot; the breakfast menu had such a great choice too which was lovely. The breakfast crockery was beautiful and well made, you can tell a lot of thought and care has gone into the choices and I appreciated it greatly!

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4.5
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15th July 2021:

Lovely place to stay, very welcoming staff, including tea and cake on arrival. Comfortable bed and good shower. Delicious breakfast with friendly service (inspite of COVID restrictions!) Personalised parking spaces - great idea! We’ll definitely be back

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We only stayed one night - restaurants busy but managed to find table at an Italian near station. Would recommend booking beforehand as preferred restaurants all fully booked that night. Beautiful countryside

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5
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13th July 2021:

We had a great 2 night stay. We were given a very warm welcome by Kelly. Especially liked the allocated parking, great idea. Very comfortable room with everything we needed. The breakfasts were delicious with locally sourced ingredients. Would come back again.

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4.5
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13th July 2021:

Hotel Staff were welcoming,friendly and efficient. Our room was pleasant,spacious and we enjoyed the patio. The food in the restaurant was delicious and we were very well looked after! During this pandemic the pay-as-you-go snug was a very good idea.

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5
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13th July 2021:

A really lovely hotel. Delicious breakfast. Perfect location.

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The Huntsman is a fantastic local pub with amazing food.

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5
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13th July 2021:

Lovely friendly hitel where staff go out of their way to make sure your stay is enjoyable.

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If you want to eat out advise booking ahead as gets very busy at times.

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5
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12th July 2021:

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5
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12th July 2021:

This was a return visit to Cottage Lodge and we enjoyed our visit as much as the first. I have purchased vouchers for my son and daughter and their partners as a Christmas gift so they can enjoy your hospitality.

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5
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12th July 2021:

excellent as usual.

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5
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11th July 2021:

A lovely stay as always. It's the small things that make the difference, we had ordered soya milk along with dairy milk at breakfast, and then found later in our room that both types of milk had been left on the hospitality tray for us. Great attention to detail and customer service. Thanks!

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4.8
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10th July 2021:

Friendly management and staff,went above and beyond after an unfortunate event..Very kind.Lovely breakfasts every day,great toiletries and regular room refresher.A very relaxing place,while also being a great location for exploring a very new area for us.

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Spoilt for choice for pubs and places to visit..All the pubs in walking distance offer a great choice of food,and particularly cider..all different,all great.Rosie Lee tearoom in the high street gets a special mention from us,fab scones..

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5
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10th July 2021:

I had just moved house and to be welcomed with a cup of tea and a piece of cake was so special and from then on my stay was full of warmth and kindness. My room was delightful and having my dog with me it couldn’t have been better as it had a door leading into a little garden. This was the first time I had stayed in an hotel on my own and I would like to thank everyone for making the experience an enjoyable one

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5
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9th July 2021:

What a lovely hotel. Such helpful staff nothing was too much trouble. Every room is individual. You have your own parking spot outside. Cannot remember having such a tasty breakfast. Food sourced locally. We will be returning.

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Set in a good spot in the New Forest.

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5
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7th July 2021:

Our second visit to Cottage Lodge and we love it. Homely ambiance and staff could not be more helpful. We will be back.

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5
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5th July 2021:

Another enjoyable stay, fantastic staff, accommodation & food

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5
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4th July 2021:

This was our second visit and it was just as enjoyable as the first. We were lucky enough to be in the newly refurbished room by the name of Rufus Stone. It was extremely comfortable and spacious and the new decor very tasteful. The food at breakfast was well presented and cooked just right. But what made this and our last stay were the staff. All so friendly and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble, but by far the best was Jackie. Her vibrant personality and sense of humour makes you feel like the sun is shining even though it’s pouring with rain. We need more Jackie’s in the world. I will definitely recommend anyone to come and stay here.

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The Forresters Arms. Excellent food and ambience. Staff very friendly and helpful. Hire a bike from cycle experience.

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5
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3rd July 2021:

A lovely place to stay, centrally located for visiting other areas of the New Forest. Very friendly hosts and a lovely atmosphere.

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There are plenty of places to eat locally. We ate at the Foresters Arms and the food was excellent.

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5
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3rd July 2021:

You get a warm greeting after parking in your designated spot. The room was well presented and very clean. Breakfast was excellent, plenty of choice and made to order. Staff were friendly. First class!!

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New Forest tour bus is worth taking. The Foresters pub very near and has great atmosphere.

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4.8
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3rd July 2021:

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5
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3rd July 2021:

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4.8
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2nd July 2021:

Friendly staff,always willing to help.good breakfast.comfortable beds,

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Good way to see New Forest on 3 open top bus rides,good value for money.walking distance from Brockenhurst Railway station.

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5
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2nd July 2021:

From the time we walked in, we were made to feel welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. We look forward to a repeat visit.

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The White Tails restaurant served excellent meals but you need to book early since it is so popular. Excellent for walking. Beaulieu, Bucklers Hard and Highcliffe Castle are well worth while visiting.

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5
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1st July 2021:

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5
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30th June 2021:

What can we say as everything was 5*. For those who are worried about COVID rules, don’t worry. Everything is COVID secure. We even had our temperatures taken when we arrived! ALL staff are so friendly & welcoming & nothing is too much bother. Food is excellent, both the breakfasts & evening meals. This was our 3rd stay at Cottage Lodge & we’re hoping to return in the Autumn. Nick & Ann

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Plenty of other eateries within walking distance. Very good location for visiting other parts of the New Forest. A walkers paradise!

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5
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30th June 2021:

Stayed here 3 times. Can fault nothing. Rooms spotless. Breakfast lovely. Staff are wonderful super friendly. Will help you with anything. We just leave the car and go out hiking for the day.

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5
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30th June 2021:

Another relaxing and enjoyable stay. Looking forward to our return visit.

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Make dining reservations well in advance in peak season.

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5
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29th June 2021:

From the moment we walked in and greeted by lovely and friendly Kelly we knew we would have a great stay. Our room Wilverely was beautiful and the extra special birthday flags put out for me was wonderful. All the staff went above and beyond and a special thank you to Kelly and Jackie. The breakfasts were absolutely fantastic as well - a brilliant start to the day!. We also had dinner in White Tails, which was superb!.

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Apart from White Tails, would definitely recommend Enzee Italian restaurant!- Fab food and lovely atmosphere, owners and staff extremely friendly - and wine also great! Also would highly recommend the Commoners wine bar!. Their tapas dishes were amazing and again a nice friendly atmosphere to relaxin and enjoy good food and wine.

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4.8
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29th June 2021:

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5
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28th June 2021:

Lovely hotel, rooms are very comfortable, breakfast is fantastic and a great location. We had a great weekend and wished we could have stayed longer.

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Would recommend hiring bikes from cyclexperience, great trails through the forest. Food in Hare n Hounds in Sway very good.

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5
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26th June 2021:

Made my wife's birthday special. Lovely food and comfortable bed.

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Try the buttery cafe in the town.

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5
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26th June 2021:

We had a Warm welcome, and a clean room with a lovely balcony. The hotel is great location with ponies grazing on the green. Excellent dinner served by the charming owner. A great nights sleep in a comfy bed. Then a very generous breakfast served by cheerful staff. Thank you, we loved it all.

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Dinner in the hotel was excellent, book a table!

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5
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25th June 2021:

Very friendly and helpfull.

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Great location if you just want to stay local in the evenings for food/drinks. Plenty of them around within 10 min walk max. Staff are very helpful with places to see and things to do. Would stay again.

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4.5
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24th June 2021:

Friendly, welcoming and efficiently comfortable. The breakfast service was very good, as were the breakfasts themselves. All in all we liked this!

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The on-site restaurant, which is independently run, is good We also ate at the lively Italian near the station, which was also excellent. If you like Thai food there is one in the village which we enjoyed. The New Forest is a place that feels “separate” well worth exploring

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5
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24th June 2021:

A lovely, quirky hotel which is owned by a fantastic Italian couple. Such attention to detail with all products being sourced locally where possible. Also serves great coffee which is a big plus for me. Good recommendations for local restaurants and pubs which are within walking distance. Unfortunately, left it too late to book into the restaurant that is in the same premises but run by a local resident which has great reviews.

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So many places to visit nearby.

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5
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24th June 2021:

This quickly became our favourite place to stay when we first visited in 2009 and we've been back every year since then. Happy to say we've always had a great time. The location is perfect for exploring the forest; we travel by train so it's very convenient. All the staff are super friendly and will always go above and beyond to make sure you have a nice stay. The place has the personal touches and character that you usually find in a good BnB but with the space and privacy of a hotel; it's the best of both worlds. Lots of attention to detail such as local products and furniture inspired and made in the New Forest. Very happy that the place is still well run and has maintained it's high standards under new ownership and that some familiar friendly faces are still working there. Good covid measures in place too. Couldn't recommend more!

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5
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23rd June 2021:

We were given a warm welcome when we arrived and offered complimentary tea, coffee and cake. A nice welcoming touch. Our room was extremely clean and it had an excellent bathroom and it was very comfortable for our one night stay. On Monday morning we had a lovely full English breakafast which was perfectly cooked. We would definitely recommend Cottage Lodge. Thank you. David Lester

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4.5
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22nd June 2021:

An extremely well-ordered and intimate hotel where one is genuinely made to feel welcome and your various needs attended to. We very much look forward to returning at a future date. The geographical position of Brockenhurst within the New Forest makes the Cottage Lodge an ideal repose.

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5
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22nd June 2021:

2nd visit and as great as the first! Helpful, friendly staff, clean comfortable room, excellent location and lovely breakfast (superb choice) There will be a 3rd visit!

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book ahead for restaurant or local pubs

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5
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21st June 2021:

We had a lovely stay. The staff were very welcoming and we had a very relaxing time. Lovely 4 poster bed. Would happily go back again.

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Bucklers Hard is a great place to visit with a lovely restaurant The Master Builders) but worth booking in advance.

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5
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19th June 2021:

Lovely room, good breakfast, friendly staff

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Perfect location to explore forest from

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5
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19th June 2021:

Our second stay at Cottage and we were delighted with all aspect of our stay. A couple of special requests were dealt with entirely to our satisfaction. It is a brilliant hotel with amazingly helpful and friendly staff staff and we will return in the future.

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Albero Italian Britannia Thai

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5
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19th June 2021:

Cottage Lodge and all of the team are absolutely amazing! Nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are clean, bright and airy. COVID measures have been put in play to keep everyone as safe as possible. The breakfasts and food at White Tails is out of this world. There’s tea and cake on arrival. We can’t wait to go back next year! Thank you for making our holiday just the best.

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We highly recommend The Huntsman pub just a few minutes walk away.

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5
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18th June 2021:

Excellent and friendly welcoming and service throughout. This Hotel and the Wilverely or Exbury Rooms had been recommended to us and this was our first visit and we had the Wilverely Room for 4 nights and we were not disappointed. Ground floor and with own small patio garden with table and chairs,and this enhances the stay. The breakfast quality and choice is extremely good. WIFI very quick. Just a small suggestion: A box of Tissues in the bathroom would complete the furbishments.

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This Hotel ideally situated in Brockenhurst with local pubs, restaurants, cafes in easy walking distance, and a very good base for driving around the New Forest.

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5
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18th June 2021:

Nice touch that we had an allocated parking space

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Lots of plusses about Brockenhurst

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5
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18th June 2021:

A really pleasant stay. Food was good, staff excellent, friendly and helpful. Definitely recommended. We will consider staying here again. Thank you

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If you like Italian, do not choose Albero. The in house restaurant is first ckass.

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4.8
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17th June 2021:

A thoroughly enjoyable few days. Very friendly staff, perfect service and excellent quality breakfast thank you. Understand you are planning some extra rooms, a real bonus should it be possible would be a small lounge especially in inclement weather. We certainly didn’t need it. The sun shone relentlessly! Congratulations on all your well thought Covid precautions.

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Plenty to do in& around the area from sporting activities & other more energetic pursuits to sitting quietly absorbing the peace& quiet of the Forest or cultural places of interest, gardens or beaches. All near by. Never a place to be bored. Enjoy.

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5
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16th June 2021:

From the moment we arrived until we left, it was a lovely experience. The staff are brilliant and the breakfast was wonderful.

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We went into the New Forest and enjoyed the peace and quiet only to be found there. The ponies are such a joy to watch when they come to the water.

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5
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16th June 2021:

We love Cottage Lodge and managed to squeeze a night in after cancelling twice during lockdown. The new owners are lovely and have kept the integrity and character. Nothing is too much trouble for the team (special shout out to Kelly) and we will book again for later in the year. Rooms are sparkling clean and breakfast highly recommended. Our dog enjoyed her stay too!

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Beautiful walk through the deer sanctuary - hotel staff will give you directions.

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4.8
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16th June 2021:

Good service and quick reaction to our requests

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Our meal in White Tails at the Hotel was very good

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5
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16th June 2021:

We visited some years ago this was our return and everything was just as good, the staff the food the attention to detail just a lovely place to stay and chill whilst visiting our relatives locally. We will be back with our dogs next time ! Thank you all felt covid safe too

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very good central place, we love walks the little high street, we can recommend the bakers for a lunchtime roll to takaway. The pet shop was great for advice and stock for our dogs who usually travel with us. Everywhere was happy for us to take dogs ( even though we didnt have them with us) we checked it out for future use! the pub at Nomands Land is a great stop off their garden at the rear is lovely food great too.

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5
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15th June 2021:

Friendly attentive staff that strive to give excellent service and feel welcome. The rooms are all individually designed and all have features that connection t with the forest. Breakfasts are locally sourced and there is a wide choice .

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Whitetails in the hotel serves excellent food ,again with excellent service. Italian food is available at Alberros and Enzee within the village. Exbury Gardens is worth a visit and a ferry service from Hythe to Southampton is convenient.

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5
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14th June 2021:

Great location & excellent breakfast. First time in New Forest, but will definitely be back

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4.8
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12th June 2021:

A great stay. Easy check in. Very friendly staff. Felt Covid safe. Room was spotless. Breakfast is great. A good variety to choose from on the menu.

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A must, is to eat at the hotel - White tails. The local Thai restaurant, Indian restaurant and the Forresters pub are all good. The open top tour bus stops opposite the hotel. Good way to get around and see everything.

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5
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12th June 2021:

Lovely people with lovely room to stay in a lovely building with lovely people lots of choice at breakfast and a great private outside space. Thank you for your help after my husband's accident.

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5
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12th June 2021:

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5
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11th June 2021:

Delightful stay, meal, and staff. Third time we’ve been and will be back again definitely.

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Plenty of everything - pubs, restaurants, scenery, animals in forest, farm shops etc etc.

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4.5
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9th June 2021:

We were impressed by the organisation to cope with the covid issue. All staff were friendly and helpful.

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5
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9th June 2021:

Staff are friendly, so helpful and will do anything to make your stay even better. Everything is well thought out safety wise. They give you relevant information to cycle/walk routes, printing off interested routes. Love the honesty box so you can help yourself to a pig beer or something else, all locally sourced.

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In Brockenhurst, there are a number of excellent restaurants but Please go to Whitetails which is run separately but using the hotels facilities. We have always had such beautifully cooked tasty meals where we end up having the 3 courses. The Malbec was so smooth & extremely palatable! 😋 All that we have used are in easy walking distance . I particularly enjoy both Italian restaurants but that’s me. The Huntsman offer some excellent meals plus generous pub grub at the Foresters. All offer great local ales and finally if you enjoy your gin & it’s a nice day, please take advantage of the gin terrace(next to the Thatched Cottage B&B)

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4.8
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8th June 2021:

Another lovely stay at Cottage Lodge. Stayed in Burley which has a patio which catches the afternoon sun. This is the first time I have stayed in Spring and I was really impressed with the beautiful plants at the front of the hotel and in the bed on the patio. Breakfast was very good as usual. Particularly enjoyed the scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. The owners and staff are all very kind and helpful. Hope to stay again next Spring.

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The restaurant in the hotel is very good and has a relaxing ambience. Currently working my way through the menu! Would have liked to try a meal at the Pig but it was fully booked as my stay was immediately after restaurants were opened for indoor eating. Brockenhurst is ideally placed for walks in the New Forest and Kelly at the hotel recommended a walk in Roydon woods which were still full of bluebells. Very easy to get to Lymington or Christchurch by train, which was good given that the weather was wet and cold quite a bit of the time.

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5
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6th June 2021:

We have stayed here before and always enjoy the experience. It's a perfect location and the hotel has a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. From the personalised parking bays to the friendly greeting with tea and cake, it's a lovely place to be!

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White Tails restaurant is excellent. We always enjoy a visit to Beaulieu and Bucklers Hard as well as the local walks from the hotel (there is a folder of walks and attractions in the hotel snug)

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5
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4th June 2021:

Great location, very comfortable room with everything you need and excellent friendly service at all times, we felt very well looked after. Really nice to arrive to find a designated parking space and have a relaxed check in over a cup of tea and piece of cake. The breakfast is one of the best we have had with wide range of delicious options, and if you are a cyclist the bike storage works well and is very secure. We loved our stay so much we will definitely come again and my parents have already booked to come and stay next month based on our recommendation.

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Enzee restaurant very lively fun atmosphere and great food. The Gin bar at the Thatched cottage hotel has a great gin selection and lovely garden, only 2 mins walk away Cycling trails very extensive across the Forest and start very near to the hotel

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5
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2nd June 2021:

A gem of a place, central to both the village and the New Forest in general. Having a dedicated parking space is a bonus. Wonderful staff who all seem to enjoy their jobs which comes over to the guests. Excellent breakfasts with a choice you would only expect to get in a very upmarket Hotel.

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4.8
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2nd June 2021:

Very friendly and helpful staff. Location is perfect. The breakfast was excellent with quality produce including locally made marmalade. We could not fault anything about this hotel. Will definitely return with some friends. Thank you

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Plenty of places to visit. The Snakecatcher pub is well worth a visit. Couple of good Italian restaurants. Be sure to book as this is a very busy area.

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5
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1st June 2021:

Wonderful quaint place

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5
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31st May 2021:

Nice and clean. Friendly welcome and attitude Nice breakfast

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Plenty of places to eat and drink in the village if hotel restaurant is fully booked, as was in our case.

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5
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30th May 2021:

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5
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29th May 2021:

I have several times stayed at Cottage Lodge Hotel I have always had a most enjoyable experience. I would wholeheartedly recommend Cottage Lodge to other visitors to the New Forest

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I can recommend Enzee the Italian restaurant although it is on the expensive side. It is always worth visiting Lymington. The return fare for the train journey to Lymington is very reasonably priced.

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5
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25th May 2021:

Excellent

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Whitetails restaurant is excellent

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5
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24th May 2021:

Lovely hotel with excellent and friendly staff. Highly recommend this hotel. We had a great time.

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Brockenhurst is an excellent place to have as a base to explore the area. We used the public transport over our five day stay. We visited Compton Acre, excellent garden, Bucklers Hard and Yarmouth. Also excellent walking from the hotel. Many excellent places to eat including the hotel. If you like Italian then Enzee by the railway station is a must

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5
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23rd May 2021:

We adore the Cottage Lodge, it is one our absolute favourite places for so many reasons. The hotel is unique and so full of character. The team are very welcoming, friendly and will do everything they can to ensure that your stay is extra special. We have been fortunate to have visited several times and each stay has been exceptional. Every time we visit we notice subtle changes, so many of which embrace the nature of the New Forest. We would highly recommend the Cottage Lodge as the 'best' place to stay in the New Forest.

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Enzee restaurant in Brockenhurst is superb, wonderful food and a fabulous team.

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5
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23rd May 2021:

Staff very helpful, before and during our stay. Comfortable bed and breakfast first class. Room perfect for dog small patio outside with seating, however weather not good enough to take advantage of sitting out!!

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Very central for various outings. Bucklers Hard, Lepe beach, Burley etc. Many wonderful walks through New Forest. Nice meal at Snake Catcher which accepts dogs.

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5
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23rd May 2021:

The owner and staff at this hotel couldn’t be more obliging. They are all very friendly, very helpful and extremely welcoming. We have stayed in many hotels in the area and always come back to Cottage lodge. Their rooms are extremely clean, very comfortable and each one is unique.They also have extremely strict Covid policies which made us feel very safe. The cup of tea or coffee and slice of cake as a welcome on arrival surpasses any other venue we have stayed at. We will always return to Cottage Lodge hotel. A real jewel in the New Forest.

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There is a restaurant attached to Cottage Lodge Hotel, White Tails restaurant. The owner Ramsey is very helpful, the food is absolutely delicious and very well priced. No visit to The New Forest would be complete without dining in this restaurant.

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4.8
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23rd May 2021:

Staff exemplary. Room very clean . Beds comfortable. Breakfast first class Thank you

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Surprisingly wide choice of quality eateries locally for a relatively small town .

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4.8
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22nd May 2021:

Lovely stay, fantastic breakfast and very comfortable bed. My only comment is that the bed is too big for the room so it's difficult to get around it. Great to have Netflix in the evening as everywhere shuts early post lockdown. Would recommend.

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Walk to Royden woods - the wildlife trust site, much nicer than all the Forestry commission woods and lawns.

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5
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22nd May 2021:

We enjoyed a return visit to you and enjoyed it very much ,we hope to come again

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5
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22nd May 2021:

Really enjoyable stay. The service was great. Our room had its own garden patio which was lovely to sit out in and relax enjoying the sun. Great breakfast menu and lovely food. Good location and we used the train to get to some local destinations. Have already booked another stay.

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Whitetails restaurant in the hotel is superb.

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5
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21st May 2021:

Another lovely stay at Cottage Lodge. Beautiful rooms, excellent breakfast and a warm welcome. Thank you

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5
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21st May 2021:

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5
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21st May 2021:

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5
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19th May 2021:

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5
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8th January 2021:

Passionate owners who are keen to provide a first class service and this is evident in the quality of the rooms and the breakfasts. There is still work in progress and our bathroom, while more than adequate is in need of some modernisation. The snug / honesty bar works very well and it is excellent to see local produce being used wherever possible. Highly recommended.

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5
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27th December 2020:

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5
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27th December 2020:

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5
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26th December 2020:

Thank you so much for letting me stay at your wonderful place. Super clean, warm, comfortable with most delicious breakfast. You made my Christmas perfect

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Perfect location for hiking in the forest or watching sunset on the beach. Walking distance to amazing Thai and Italian. Can't recommend it enough

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5
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19th December 2020:

Despite Covid restrictions we had a very pleasant one night stay. Our room was comfortable and very clean, friendly and attentive, staff. Would recommend this hotel.

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The New Forest is beautiful whatever time of year. Plenty to do in the area.

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4.8
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18th December 2020:

We enjoyed our 2 night stay very much. We had a dog friendly room which was superb with a small gated area for the dog and a shower to clean her off. Hotel was very clean with robust Covid procedures in place. Staff were very welcoming and attentive We ate in the restaurant one night and the food was superb. We will definetely return

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We also ate at the Italian restaurant near the station , Enzee , the second time we have eaten there. Fantastic food and great staff

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5
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15th December 2020:

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5
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15th December 2020:

A warm and friendly welcome from first contact on the phone to checking out. A thoroughly enjoyable stay: have already recommended you to my daughter.

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5
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13th December 2020:

A lovely quirky small hotel where the Staff make you feel very welcome. The Breakfasts are 5* and are served in a bright and airy dinning room.

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Situated right in the heart of the New Forrest with lovely walks right on your doorstep. Shops etc just a 2-3 minute walk away.

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4.8
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12th December 2020:

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5
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12th December 2020:

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4.8
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9th December 2020:

A lovely hotel thinking about sustainability. Greta location in the heart of the new forest. We loved our stay and will be back.

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Explore and enjoy the new forest.

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5
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8th December 2020:

Awesome stay at the Cottage Lodge. Everything was perfect from A to Z. The room was beautiful, the breakfast delicious, the staff very nice. What else?

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The hotel is ideally located, has a restaurant we haven't had the chance to try but looked great. It's close to pubs and tea rooms, and there are lots of nice walks around too.

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4.8
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7th December 2020:

Very friendly and accommodating. Covid-19 unfortunately place a lot of restrictions

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Restraunt within the hotel is very good and great menu

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4.8
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6th November 2020:

Very well appointed hotel, very friendly staff and excellent customer service.

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White tails restaurant provides excellent food at a very reasonable price. Customer service is excellent.

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5
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6th November 2020:

Highly recommend this hotel, we also had our dog and were central to all the beautiful sites the New Forest has to offer, particularly on a beautiful autumn day. The staff were warm and friendly and the breakfast was probably one of the best we’ve had in a hotel. We’ll definitely be back!

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4.8
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6th November 2020:

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5
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6th November 2020:

Another very enjoyable and relaxing stay. Couldn't think of a better venue for a birthday celebration.

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October is a lovely time of year to see the forest in all it's glorious autumn colours and you may be lucky and spot the pigs foraging for acorns too. Be sure to have a meal in White Tails restaurant at least once during your visit.

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5
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6th November 2020:

We have stayed with you before and love the special welcome you give. Kelly offered us tea and cake and you feel like you are visiting friends! The rooms are beautifully decorated and we love the locally sourced toiletries. The food is all local and delicious. Nothing is too much trouble for the owners and staff. We hope to come back soon !

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White Tails restaurant at the hotel is highly recommended! Also the Italian Enzee near the station!we go to the Snake catcher pub for typical pub food. We like to go to Beaulieu and walk to Butlers Hard about 3 mile on a fairly flat walk and there’s a great museum there and lovely old cottages. Lymington is good for shopping and you can catch the train there from Brokenhurst. There’s so many walks in the forest to see the ponies, donkeys,pigs it’s all amazing.

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5
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5th November 2020:

Lovely welcoming staff making us feel at home

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Great location within walking distance of the train station. Never get bored walking through the forest paths and enjoying the beautiful scenery and wildlife.

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5
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5th November 2020:

Very friendly staff, beautiful big bed, homely decor and yummy breakfast. So close to the forest for walks and just a hop skip and a jump for our dinner reservations at the Pig.

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5
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4th November 2020:

Had an absolutely delightful time at cottage lodge. Staff, rooms, food, all excellent. Such a lovely accommodation. Cannot wait to stay there again. We bought some homemade jam at the lodge and had it today for breakfast, it was gorgeous. My only criticism is to myself, that I only booked one night. See you post lockdown!

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Gorgeous village. Lots of quaint pubs and restaurants walking distance. Lovely village shops walking distance too. Wild animals on your doorstep. Amazing loation.

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5
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4th November 2020:

Such a lovely warm welcome on arrival with tea and cake, all messages in place for Covid, will be going back at some stage , could not fault this place ,, we stayed in one of the rooms that accepts dogs,, they even supplied poo bags and towels if needed,,, .

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Plenty of choice for eating out,, but we went to the oak inn which was a short car drive , lovely food , this accommodation is excellent for walking into the forest ,

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5
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3rd November 2020:

Had another fantastic stay in October following our short break in August. Excellent breakfast and lovely staff. Thank you again.

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Forrester pub was great for a family meal and very reasonable.

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4.8
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2nd November 2020:

Loved the New Forest Aeromatics toiletries. Have placed an order!

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Loved The Forresters Arms! Good food & atmosphere!

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5
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1st November 2020:

Beautiful, clean hotel. Friendly staff. Excellent food. Would def recommend

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5
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1st November 2020:

We frequent the New Forest a couple of times a year and every time, we stay at Cottage Lodge. The staff are friendly and highly accomodating and having stayed in several rooms, we can honestly say they are all fabulous. Each room represents the New Forest perfectly with natural local furniture and local toiletries. The new owners have introduced some modern touches such as smart tvs in the rooms but this in no way infringes of the heritage and surroundings of Cottage Lodge. Without a doubt, we will be continuing to stay in Cottage Lodge Hotel at every opportunity.

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You can literally park up your car at the hotel and find local amenities within walking distance such us pubs, take aways, restaurants, supermarkets, chip shop, spas, a train station and best of all some lovely walks to take in the local nature and surroundings.

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4.5
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1st November 2020:

Lovely stay. Great location. Clean rooms and comfy beds.

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Eat at White Tails at Cottage Lodge.

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5
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1st November 2020:

Fantastic accommodation and excellent location. Great decor, clean and well-presented. Would highly recommend

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5
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1st November 2020:

Extremely comfortable and spacious room. Fantastic breakfasts. Great location. Own parking space. Couldn’t ask for more.

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Great walks. Good choice of pubs and restaurants.

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5
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30th October 2020:

Great food - loved everything AGAIN and have booked again next year for third time!

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Lots to see, eat and be relaxed

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5
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30th October 2020:

Very clean, comfortable and stylish, Covid precautions were excellent. Fantastic choices for breakfast ,staff are very polite and helpful. The location was ideal, handy for town and the shops and restaurants but away from any noise and traffic. We really enjoyed our stay despite the weather and would definitely book again.

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We ate at the White Tails on our first evening and had a lovely meal. Italian Albero was excellent as was Indian Dynasty both just a few minutes away from the hotel.There are some beautiful walks close by others just a short drive away.Would recommend visiting Lymington. Lyndhurst is nice but is a bit of a bottleneck at times.

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5
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30th October 2020:

Very interesting details and fact sheets eg wet weather and details of furniture and artists. Impressed you shop local!!

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Bucklers hard and Lymington lovely

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5
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29th October 2020:

Friendly staff, lovely breakfasts. This is our third visit to the Cottage Lodge and have stayed in different rooms each time and have been pleased with all the facilities which are of a high standard. We have recommended to friends who have subsequently visited a couple of times and loved the place.

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Two excellent pubs - The foresters Arms and The Snakecatcher. For the rainy days, Brockenhurst has great rail links to Bournemouth, Christchurch, New Milton, Southampton & Winchester. Obviously ... lots of walks in the forest

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5
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29th October 2020:

Lovely place to stay when visiting New Forest. You are made very welcome the minute you step through the door. Own parking spot. Lovely room with all facilities. All COVID instructions in place.

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A place near to the New Forest for walks etc. We ate in the restaurant in hotel the food was first class. So did not check out any other places

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5
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28th October 2020:

We had very enjoyable Wedding Anniversary two night stay. The atmosphere was very relaxed and welcoming (despite the covid-19 things!). Our celebration evening meal at the White Tails restaurant meal was excellent. All staff were very helpful and made our stay even better.

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Try to avoid the station junction (if arriving at the hotel from the North) by taking a right turn before then, which brings you out at the end of Sway Road. If you stay at the hotel on a Sunday night, when the restaurant is closed, we recommend the 'Albero' Italian restaurant about 6 mins walk away!

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5
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28th October 2020:

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4.8
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27th October 2020:

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4.8
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26th October 2020:

A very friendly welcome and well considered Covid procedures in place. The food in particular is excellent with beautiful service and good timing. Would have been nice if the shower were a bit more powerful but everything worked fine in spite of a shaky start (most likely my fault for pressing the wrong button).

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Plenty of eating out options but the hotel's own restaurant is very good indeed. Really recommend Brockenhurst Stables for riding. Beautifully kept horses and friendly, knowledgeable team who are great at assessing everyone's level and keeping everyone happy, horses and people alike. The Beaulieu Motor Museum is a must see for any car and motorbike fans. Must be even better when the interactive activities are allowed to function again. Worked well on an incredibly rainy day!

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5
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26th October 2020:

We stayed for one night following a wedding in the village. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The bedroom was lovely and comfortable and the breakfast excellent. We will definitely return for a longer visit.

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5
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26th October 2020:

Lovely place to stay, very clean, close to shops, restaurants.

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Hurst Castle worth a visit, and we enjoyed our day at Buckler's Hard.

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5
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24th October 2020:

Lovely location and easy to park with own allocated parking space. Staff were very friendly, helpful and well organised. We felt safe throughout our stay. Breakfast was excellent, with good choices and delicious locally produced food. Thank you and we will see you again soon.

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Setley Ridge garden centre and vineyard just outside Brockenhurst on the road to Lymington is worth a visit. Hockey’s Farm shop at South Gorley is excellent and has a lovely cafe.

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4.8
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23rd October 2020:

Very friendly accommodating staff and great breakfasts

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5
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22nd October 2020:

Everything was great. Room, staff and location. Breakfast was good too with a great choice.

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On site restaurant excellent and other options within easy walking distance

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5
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22nd October 2020:

Cottage Lodge is situated in a lovely part of the New Forest and some excellent walks are right on their doorstep. The hotel is comfortable and the staff are extremely efficient and helpful.

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Dining in the hotel is excellent but if you fancy a trip out, The Huntsman pub is worth a visit.

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5
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22nd October 2020:

Another very enjoyable stay excellent food staff and accommodation.

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5
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21st October 2020:

Thank you so much for our stay with you in your well run hotel, from the first contact to our visit so professional, room ,bathroom spotless, great breakfast with lots to choose from and hot freshly cooked food. All your staff are a credit to you.

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5
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21st October 2020:

The team at Cottage Lodge were so accommodating when we had to postpone our trip due to illness and then Covid. Lovely warm welcome and excellent safety measures in place. Really nice touch to have a parking space with your name on it, again very welcoming. Lovely room, huge comfy bed. Wonderful breakfast.

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Lovely walk from Milford on Sea along the spit to Hurst castle.

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5
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20th October 2020:

Very good breakfast - lots of choice and very filling Staff very helpful and friendly Wasn't able to book into Whitetails restaurant as was full for the duration of our stay

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4.8
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20th October 2020:

Lovely welcome and staff. Fabulous breakfast. Really quiet and great location. Would definitely return

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Loads of things to do in the area too many to mention and plenty of places to eat in village

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5
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20th October 2020:

What a lovely hotel! We stayed for 1 night but wish we could have stayed longer. Gillies Holt room was perfect for the three of us (9 yr old in extra bed), very clean, and the bed very comfortable. The Covid measures were excellent and really made us feel we could enjoy our stay without worry. Thank you to the owners for extra special touches like the surprise birthday breakfast! We will definitely be returning in the future.

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Cycle experience for easy hiring of bikes to discover beautiful area (great cycle routes in the area)

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5
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20th October 2020:

Considering the problems they face due to Covid rules, everything was excellent.

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Do have a meal in White Tails restaurant.

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5
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19th October 2020:

We had an amazing stay, staff were so lovely, particularly Jackie and our waitress at breakfast, we will definitely be back.

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White Tails restaurant was lovely, great food and good value. Loved The Buttery and Rainbow fish n chips were really good. Exbury Gardens well worth a visit.

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5
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17th October 2020:

Delightful, comfortable hotel in perfect location. Staff were all extremely helpful and friendly and ensured the place was Covid compliant, which meant we felt safe. Food sources from local suppliers was delicious.

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We were unable to use the hotel restaurant as it was fully booked, so book well before your visit. We used a local pub and Alberos, an excellent Italian restaurant; both within easy walking distance. We were spoilt for choice with places to visit. Watch out for the beautiful ponies who roam freely around the village - wonderful!

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5
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16th October 2020:

Friendly and helpful staff.Beautiful bedroom and excellent breakfast.Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.

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We would thoroughlly recommend White Tails restaurant for delicious food and excellent service. Enzee Italian Resturant(near station) also very good.

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5
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15th October 2020:

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5
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14th October 2020:

Great location for walking in the New Forest. Lovely breakfast sets you up for the day.

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A good stopover before going onto Isle if Wight from Lymington. Good choice of restaurants within walking distance ( check as some are closed on a Sunday ). New Forest app has good suggestions for walks.

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5
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14th October 2020:

We were very well looked after and appreciated the friendliness shown to us by everyone at the hotel. One small point we would like to make is that our cooked breakfast tended to arrive too quickly when we were still eating our continental breakfast and a gap between the two would have been valued.

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We found White Tails restaurant much to our liking and also Albero and the Snake Catcher.

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5
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13th October 2020:

The lady who welcomed us on arrival was very professional and friendly, as were all the staff who served us at breakfast which was excellent in terms of choice and quality. Our room was clean and warm with such a lovely comfy bed. The COVID secure measures in place were good. We plan to stay with you again next year.

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A stroll around Beaulieu village, a flask of coffee whilst in the forest, a trip to Lymington and Lepe rounded off with fish and chips from the local chippy or takeaway from one of the Italian restaurants in Brockenhurst.

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5
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13th October 2020:

great place we stay every year we are always made to feel welcome. The breakfast is lovely and its nice to have your own individual parking space.

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5
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13th October 2020:

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5
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13th October 2020:

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5
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13th October 2020:

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5
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13th October 2020:

Amazing we had great experience and for sure we will return

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My tips to others is just go there and get by surprise each day is full of surprises

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5
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12th October 2020:

Friendly and welcoming Well run Forest style theme to hotel Comfortable accommodation Excellent breakfast varied choices

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Good Italian and Thai restaurants close by Forest ponies near by Rail service within short walk Cycling routes

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5
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12th October 2020:

Great welcome.

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5
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11th October 2020:

Very welcoming on arrival with complimentary tea and cake which we thought was a very lovely start to our break away! Extremely well organised and very clean rooms, restaurant downstairs was 5* food. Would definitely recommend

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Lots of lovely walks and a few national trusts to visit The restaurant below is extremely nice food and very clean with lovely staff

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5
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10th October 2020:

our second stay at the cottage lodge hotel and we will return in the future. excellent staff, greta rooms and lovely breakfast

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5
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10th October 2020:

you have gone to enormous lengths to make us feel safe - thank you

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just walk in the forest and look at the Solent from Hurst Castle

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4.5
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10th October 2020:

Very well run hotel, excellent location & friendly staff. Like the allocated parking space in the hotel car park, nice touch. Good breakfast to start the day.

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Just use White Tails restaurant on site, really exceptional food.

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4.8
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8th October 2020:

Very warm welcome ! Lovely rooms and attention to detail. Felt like being in a B&B rather than a hotel, much more personal !

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Ate at two very good restaurants, Dinasty (Indian restaurant) and Britannia (Thai restaurant) both within 4 min walk

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5
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8th October 2020:

Everything was well organised and perfect. We really enjoyed our break. The breakfast was very good quality and enjoyable.

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Perfect location for walking in the New Forest. The train station is nearby if you wish to go further afield without driving. We had an evening meal at the Huntsman in Brockenhurst, which was very good.

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4.8
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7th October 2020:

A real gem! Quaint building with low ceilings and steep stairs. Very friendly staff and excellent breakfast

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5
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6th October 2020:

We have visited the New Forest umpteen times over 40+ years and stayed in simple B@B's to top-notch 5 star accommodations and this place, where we stayed for four nights, is now right up there in the top bracket of our favourite list. Privately owned and is professionally from the word go, superb welcome (including your own car park space sign!) red-hot COVID rules in place throughout, spotlessly clean - modern accommodation, environmentally friendly - including the highest quality local produced bathroom 'liquids' etc, delightful staff and superb WiFi. Breakfasts are a sheer delight and uses top-quality local produce as does the restaurant which offers a high-end gastro pub style menu. Centrally located in the village which is itself centrally located in the New Forest. Truly can't praise it enough!

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You are in the middle of the New Forest and all it has to offer - simple as that, and within a short walking distance you have a mainline train station and a number of restaurants and pubs.

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5
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6th October 2020:

Lovely staying in the New Forest. Best breakfast ever, cosy room, very clean - and also great bathroom. We stayed for two great days and we will be back.

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The forest is marvelous. I will recommend to go and see the giant sequoias. And walk around the plains.

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5
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5th October 2020:

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5th October 2020:

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. All staff were very welcoming and covid precautions were reassuring. The reserved car space was an added bonus .Would highly recommend Cottage Lodge and we hope to return.

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Although there are pubs / restaurants within easy walking distance would suggest eating-in at White Tails, you will not be disappointed.

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4.8
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4th October 2020:

Very welcoming and friendly

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5
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4th October 2020:

The host was a lovely lady, they had good covid management. The breakfast was one of the best I've had and the rooms are relaxing, peaceful and pretty. There is a nice pub and Thai restaurant withing a 3 or 4 minute walk. Really enjoyed my stay here.

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Thai restaurant about 3 mins walk was nice, I eat Thai often and that was one of the best Thai restaurants I've been to. Your central so easy to get where ever you need.

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5
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4th October 2020:

This is our 3rd stay now we love cottage lodge and will always come back, lovely place and the staff are very welcoming

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Alberto Italian is a must and The Pig

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5
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2nd October 2020:

We can find no fault in your hotel and facilities. We will return again. Many thanks.

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We used the Italian, Enzee and would recommend this to anyone. Also had a meal at the Britannia Thai which was excellent too. Also made a trip to Hurst Castle which was good too. ,

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