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West Lodge

Rockbourne, Hampshire (Ref. 988967)

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “My husband, I and our rescue dog stayed over Christmas 2018 so that we could visit family and friends in Hampshire. We chose West Lodge for it's detached and peaceful setting, the garden, and because of it's proximity to the New Forest. The Lodge more than met our expectations and the owner was very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The Lodge was tastefully decorated for the festive season and the welcome gifts of prosecco and mince pies - along with a wealth of other complimentary items - had us exclaiming like excited children! There was even a hamper in the hall containing items for your dog should you wish to borrow them. Everything had been carefully thought out. The information pack provided was both thorough and helpful too - We ordered from the listed Indian restaurant in Fordingbridge on our first evening and the owner was wonderfully friendly. All in all we had a very relaxing and happy stay, would highly recommend West Lodge, and we'd definitely book again should the occasion arise.”

    Mrs Hunter, CROOK, December 2018

    • “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in West Lodge as we did in East Lodge last year. The garden was really lovely and the two dogs could not wait each morning to get out there and play. The whole Lodge was very clean and well set up. We will be back soon I am sure.”

    Mrs Payne, Westgate-On-Sea, October 2018

    • “everything was excellent”


    • “Tastefully decorated and well equipped cottage. Luxury bed linen, comfy bed allowed for a peaceful nights' sleep. Thoughtful touches throughout. Labelled keys, instructions and safety information provided for all of the appliances. 'A Things To Do' folder, walks/restaurants/shops etc. Torch/lamp handy for the short walk to and from the village pub/restaurant and to the bathroom in the pitch dark. Laura welcomed us to the property and ensured we had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. After we had explored our temporary accommodation we sat down to our complimentary home made scones, clotted cream and jam. The treats didn't end there, breakfast the following morning consisted of complementary free range eggs and filter coffee. The lodge is well placed for exploring the New Forest. The Winchester Cathedral, Jane Austen tour was most enjoyable. A peaceful retreat to get away from it all.”

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor,

    • “If you're looking for a quiet and cosy little hideaway from your busy hectic world, then you would be doing yourself a favour by booking some time in this fabulous little cottage.The owners have obviously gone to a lot of trouble to make your stay at West Lodge as care free, easy and comfortable as possible, and in that they have succeeded, and then some. The living accommodation is clean and open plan, with a lovely open fire to relax with on a cold winters evening, or afternoon!! The small but very well equipped kitchen is thoughtfully laid out.The bathroom is also a well- thought out luxury, with both shower and bath to relax in, and the bedroom with it's oh so comfortable bed, which trust me you won't want to leave, although if you don't you'll be missing out on a stunning part of the world, with The New Forest on your doorstep, and The World Heritage site that is Stonehenge just up the road, not forgetting The Historical Dockyard at Portsmouth, all within easy travelling distance. And last but not least the kind welcome from Laura and her homemade goodies with free range eggs, to give this little treasure of a cottage that local flavour. \ If you book, do enjoy, I certainly did, so much so I didn't want to come home, and judging from the comments book in the cottage, neither does anyone else who stays here.”

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor,

    • “We stayed with our sons in both the East and West Lodges; the accommodation was as ever to the highest standard and what makes it perfect is the additional provision of eggs, milk, bread and even fresh flowers and scones laid our ready for our arrival. The underfloor heating really gives a real touch of luxury whilst the open fire if you prefer it, is perfect for cold winter evenings. With the Rose and Thistle just 5 minutes away and its close proximity to the New Forest it is a dream.”

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor,

    • “This is a charming lodge, you only have to look at the outside when you arrive to know that all will be well. It has been beautifully renovated with every need seemingly catered for, a very comfortable bed that you don't want to leave, great bathroom and kitchen with plenty of room everywhere. Laura is helpful and friendly, great pub nearby with very good food, Fordingbridge a few minutes away with a supermarket and The George, another good pub, on the river.\ As we live in Spain, the refuse system completely threw us but it didn't seem to matter. Would have preferred 2 armchairs instead of a sofa but looking at the guest book, others preferred a sofa. Can't please everyone. Very good wifi unlike other places where we have stayed. Unfortunately no mobile phone signal but that seems to be the norm in the UK. Highly recommended.”

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor,

    • “We stayed at West Lodge for 3 nights at the end of July 2017. We enjoyed our stay so much that after only a couple of hours in the property we decided to book again for Feb 2018. What a beautiful and tranquil place to holiday. Thank you very much Laura.”

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor,

    • “What a treat for my birthday. Everything has been thought of including for the dogs - a lovely touch. Beautifully and tastefully furnished - a real home from home. Local pub is lovely with great food. Plenty of walking from the door with the New Forest a short drive away. Hope to visit again.”

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor,

    • “We have just got back from a 5 day stay and have had a great time. If you want a get away from it all break this is the place for you. The lodge is excellent. Everything you need is there including a dog basket full of towels, hose pipe, biscuits and even a tag to tell people where you are staying if your dog gets lost! The lodge is very comfortable, immaculately clean and very cosy. The bed is so comfortable. The village of Rockbourne is beautiful and the Rose and Crown does an excellent Sunday lunch and is dog friendly. There are some lovely walks around Rockbourne, all of which are of an 'easy' standard. Excellent!”

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor,

    • “We booked West Lodge via Hideaways Cottages, and had decided on a 4 night stay, Friday through to Tuesday. Easy to find on the edge of the attractive West Hampshire village of Rockbourne, we arrived just after 3pm on the Friday with our dog, Nessie. I had read some reviews and had an awareness that West Lodge was to be to a high standard, and this was confirmed when we drove up to the lodge, which appeared very sweet, and entered to the hallway. The underfloor heating was immediately apparent, which was welcome as dusk approached and the temperature cooled. We were very impressed with the box in the hallway containing a variety of dog items, eg a towel for her muddy feet and fur, a pack of poo bags, even a spare dog lead! Oh, and a tub of dog biscuits in the kitchen! And so to the kitchen/dining room/lounge. Beautifully appointed, with comfy furnishings, well equipped modern kitchen, and table chairs. The open grate and stack of wood whetted our appetite for a fire later, and there was a very comprehensive array of books, leaflets, and of great value two Ordnance Survey maps of the New Forest and Salisbury areas. They came in very useful! A couple of binders contained more information about the lodge and the wider area (eating out, walks, etc). Oh, and scones, home made damson jam, butter, milk and eggs!! The kettle was on in no time. The other rooms were all very clean and neat, with an excellent bathroom, very modern! The garden area was surprisingly large, with an outhouse full of more wood for the fire, which we didn't need in the end.”

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor,

    • “West Lodge really is a relaxing place to stay. The owners have tastefully decorated the Lodge and put careful thought into making it comfortable and a haven to unwind. Its positioned in a beautiful area and perfect for walking. Our stay could not have been better and we will certainly be going back for another break. Thank you!!”

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor,

    • “The total experience of having the lodge to stay in was absolutely perfect for a peaceful getaway. The location was ideal with excellent position for visiting the areas of the New Forest, Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton, Portsmouth and even Brighton. The amenities available within the lodge enable any visitor to either fully cater or just use as an overnight base. My wife and I would certainly re-visit and recommend to our friends if any are visiting the area for a long or short stay.”

    Geoff Heyes,

    • “This little cottage is a peace of heaven! Everything we could want or need was there waiting for us, making our holiday as relaxing as it could ever be. The location was fab for days out into the forest, with the secluded garden meaning evenings in with a glass of wine were also luxury. Couldn't have asked for anything more, thank you Laura.”

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor,

    • “My husband and I visited the New Forest with my sister and brother in law who have been staying at the East Lodge for some nine years now. The Lodges are perfect for a getaway from it all break - set within the heart of the New Forest they are an idyllic hideaway. They are decorated to a high standard and have underfloor heating throughout. On arrival, we found a welcome card and homemade scones and jam - a very nice thought and very enjoyable. \ There are folders with a host of information for those wanting to explore the area - many great walks on your doorstep and The Rose & Thistle pub just down the road serves exquisite pub food (the steak and kidney suet pudding is a must try - you won't be disappointed). Cable TV, books and DVD's are all available and there is a washing machine, dishwasher and very well equipped kitchen - I can't think of anything that we needed that wasn't there.\ It really felt like home and we look forward to a return visit.”

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor,

    • “We really loved The Lodge, it is modern, clean and very comfortable. A good comfy bed is really important and this one didn't disappoint. Good base for visiting lots of N.T. properties plus the Motor Museum at Beaulieu. Enjoyed food at The Inn at Cranborne. Many thanks for the scones and eggs. We hope to come back soon!”

    Heather & Richard Scott,

    • “Nice lodge! Enjoyed the free range eggs left for us (and the scones!). Sampled all the local eateries and if you like good, old fashioned pub-grub you can't go wrong with The Compasses in Damerham - lovely grub! Great dog friendly beaches at Hengistbury Head also. Had a lovely short break!”

    Tom And Dawn Dunlea,

    • “Cosy, peaceful, well equipped, lovely area. Our 2nd visit to cottages, staying at East Lodge last time. The garden at West Lodge just gives it the edge. Lovely villages around and places to visit\ \”


    • “the cottage is perfect for a get away from it all break.”


    • “The Indian take away in the cottage booklet is great.”

    Ms Rose,

    • “quality of furnishings at cottage, all the things provided & welcome from Laura”

    • “the owner thinks of every comfort”


    • “every thing was”


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The Property

West Lodge is an historic building, dating back to the early 1800's. The detached property is one of a pair of gate lodges which stand at the entrance to the West Park Estate (see also East Lodge ref. 988986). West Lodge has been completely refurbished and imaginatively extended to provide unusual and highly desirable holiday accommodation, graded 4 stars and given a Gold Award by Visit England. Inside, the property is stylishly furnished and all the accommodation is on ground floor level, with bright and attractive octagonal shaped rooms. A really unique and special place to stay.
The Lodges at West Park are situated at one end of the picturesque ancient village of Rockbourne. A walk through the village takes you past many thatched brick and timber cottages alongside the bourne (stream). The Rose and Thistle pub is at the other end, a stroll back could include a visit to the 11th/12th century church of Saint Andrew with its flint structure and tiled roof. The famous Rockbourne Roman Villa is a short walk away from the lodges.


All ground floor. Entrance hallway with a door through to the garden. One bedroom with a super king size bed, chest of drawers and built in wardrobe. Airy bathroom with bath and an over-the-bath shower.
Open plan living/dining/kitchen area with an outlook over the garden with woodland views. Living area has an open fireplace, window seat, sofa, dining table/chairs. The French windows open out onto the patio and garden. Fitted kitchen area with fan oven, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. The bedroom has a fitted carpet, the remainder of the property has stone tiles with underfloor heating. Outside paved patio with a garden table and chairs, the garden comprises a mown grass area, a wild grass bank leading to a beech hedge with woodland beyond. Home-made meals, breakfast hamper and delivery of local produce by arrangement with the owner. Pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. The property is more suited to adults and older children but babies welcome. Walking distance to three popular pubs.


  • Underfloor heating with open fireplace
  • Oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, TV, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Hairdryer and iron provided
  • Paved private courtyard garden with garden table and chairs, BBQ available
  • Off road parking
  • Pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 0.75 miles
  • Homemade meals, breakfast hamper and delivery of local produce by arrangement with the owner
  • Note: This property is more suited to adults but babies are welcome.

Regional Information

FORDINGBRIDGE Salisbury 11 miles; Bournemouth 18 miles. Fordingbridge is a traditional Hampshire town on the banks of the River Avon, and offers a good mix of shops, pubs and restaurants, a small museum of local history and a display of original work by the artist Augustus John, who lived here for many years. The medieval Great Bridge, with seven graceful arches, is a major feature of the town. The immediate area is a wonderful place for visitors, with its beautiful scenery, nature havens, cycleways and welcoming people. Fordingbridge is conveniently situated for the magnificent cathedral city of Salisbury to the north, and the super seaside resort of Bournemouth to the south. The stunning New Forest National Park is only 1.5 miles from the town, where you can explore thousands of acres of moor, heath and woodland frequented by wild ponies, and dotted with quaint villages and country pubs. Within a short drive is the magnificent Elizabethan manor house at Breamore, as well as the New Forest Water Park, and a trip to Beaulieu, home of the National Motor Museum is not to be missed. This is a great location for exploring this picturesque and interesting area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas