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New Forest National Park - Hampshire Avon

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Two bedroom, 2 bathroom, cedar clad lodge on the bank of the Hampshire Avon

A luxury Lodge enjoying a unique location, looking down the Hampshire Avon, one of the most beautiful and best coarse fishing rivers in the UK. The cedar clad Lodge literally sits on a small lake in an elevated location within yards of the river. Stunning sunsets across the river to the water meadows and with an ancient woodland to the rear. Open plan living area and secluded location, free fishing on the lake and one swim on the river, with additional fishing available along a further stretch of the river at additional cost. Please enquire for full fishing details. The lodge makes the perfect getaway from it all for a romantic break, with country walks literally on your doorstep.

In 2016 we added a Tipi which can sleep an additional 2 guests with the added benefit of using separate access to the lodge for toilet and shower facilities. The Tipi can only be booked when booking Riverside Lodge. Tipi prices are based on 20% of the price of the lodge.

Riverside Lodge:


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Property Manager
Richard Oliver
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

About Richard Oliver

Owner of a number of holiday properties in the South East of England, a number of which have fishing, either on lakes or rivers or both. Trading as Short Stay Homes.

Richard Oliver purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Richard Oliver chose Fordingbridge

A truly unique and sensational location on the banks of the Hampshire Avon.

What makes this cabin unique

Luxurious accommodation with large bi-folding glass doors to enable guests to fully appreciate the sensational view downstream with underfloor heating throughout and a feature wood burner in the open plan lounge/ diner. Romantic and secluded location but within easy access of facilities. Additional fishing available along a further stretch of the river available at extra cost.

Guestbook comments from the manager

‘Thank you for a wonderful week in a beautiful lodge and surroundings. Fishing in the pond was good, 17lb grass carp as well as the river swim, 5lb pike. Thank you for the welcome basket.’ Taken from guest book Aug 17
Aug 2017
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Fordingbridge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double shower which can also be accessed from outside
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Can be split from super king into two singles
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The new lodge is within 150 yards of two 5 bedroom properties, which in total with the lodge could accommodate a group of up to 25 people. The best possible location for a large family gathering particularly if some of the members of the group like fishing and horse riding. This is a unique opportunity within the New Forest National Park. New for 2016 we have added a Tipi close to the Lodge adding the potential for an additional 2 guests to stay. Please call or email for separate prices.


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New Forest National Park - Hampshire Avon
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Stunning, secluded location!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a terrific weekend. We really didn’t need to stray too far from the lodge; everything is right there to enjoy and the facilities are very well maintained and the information professionally organised ; what more could we ask. Next time we will definitely stay longer!!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful retreat offering seclusion and tranquility beyond measure

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for along weekend in this beautiful lodge and it was everything we hoped it would be - a perfect place to escape the world for a few days.

The location is perfect right by the riverside and the gardens and pond just enhanced the peaceful nature of the place. The evenings were spent on the decking enjoying wine while watching the world go by. Flying Swans, Geese, sheep and cows along with some very friendly ducks just made the place feel even more at one with nature.

As far as the lodge goes, all of the little details had been perfectly thought out with all that you need basically provided, (except food and drink!) with a little welcome hamper when you walk through the door full of essentials, (Thank you!!)

Safe to say we will be coming back both to this wonderful place.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely as advertised, perfect.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely location, despite the rain.

  • 5 of 5

Accommodation and Management Team were faultless.

Looking to book for the summer for a longer stay.

When modern technology failed, Richard was especially helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic week in this beautiful place. It's situated in the most stunning of places. Brilliant location to lots of attractions. The lodge it self is just amazing. Everything done to high standard would thoroughly recommend this to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our Riverside Lodge. We put a great deal of effort into creating this truly unique property and it is really rewarding when we receive such positive feedback. Tony (owner)
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  • 5 of 5

My partner and I were fortunate to be the first people to stay at The Fisherman’s Lodge, and it exceeded our expectations! I will start with Debra and Tony, they were very helpful, instructions were clear and they always responded promptly, even warning us of a road closure on the morning of our arrival.

This really is a secluded get away, and I will start with the exterior and grounds. The land around the lodge has been carefully landscaped, the paths all have lighting and it is very picturesque, there are fish in the lake / pond to the front and we even had some returning ducks to feed, the river and land at the back is also stunning and would be great for fishing. You can tell that the owners have thought of everything, great attention to detail, and the lodge must have been a real labour of love to build.

Internally it has everything you could wish for, it is finished to a very high standard, lovely comfortable sofa and double bed, (we didn't use the second bedroom), under-floor heating, all the kitchen facilities and utensils you could possibly need. It was so lovely that we didn't really want to go out, a perfect place to chill out and look at the beautiful land and countryside from every window, and the bi-folding doors and veranda / decking were fantastic, especially when the sun was out.

We stayed 3 nights and we honestly didn't want to leave, I could go on, and on, with the praise.

Fordingbridge has some friendly pubs which offer good food, especially The Ship, and has a few lovely shops and a huge Co-op for all your groceries. You do need a car, but the lodge is a perfect base to explore New Forest and the surrounding areas, and we also used the Arniss riding stables for a one hour trek which was fun.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Southampton and Bournemouth
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Three Lions
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Bramshaw Golf Club, Bramshaw
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Three Lions, Stuckton
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Matchams Lane
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

Located on the banks of the Hampshire Avon within the New Forest National Park in a quiet and secluded location. Riverside Lodge is the perfect location for a romantic retreat or a fishing holiday.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $332.09
Pet Fee $33.21
Cleaning $39.85
Tax Rate 20.0%

The first basket of logs and welcome pack free. Further baskets of logs £5 each.

Lake fishing and one river swim for fishing included in the prices addtional fishing stretch available at an extra cost of £75 pp pw or £50 pp pw for a weekend.

Stabling for horses at £75 ph pw in nearby paddock.

£250 Security deposit to ensure against damage to the property.

5% discount available if booked with nearby properties.

5% discount available to returning guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund