Gold Winner in the Beautiful South Awards

Short Stay Homes is delighted to announce that we have won a gold award  from the Beautiful South, Awards of Excellences 2020 – 2021 in the Accommodation category for Self accommodation of the year for our wonderful Riverside Lodge in the New Forest.

Certificate for Riverside Lodge Berautiful South Award 2021

Riverside Lodge wins self Accommodation of the Year 2021

Great News

We are over the moon that the Riverside Lodge has been recognised by the Beautiful South Awards for the truly remarkable property that it is. This Gold awarded Lodge has given our guests so much pleasure and enjoyment over the years.

Full view of the fishing lake on a gorgeous sunny day

The Riverside Lodge in the New Forest

An experience of quiet and solitude in the most idyllic setting

It is one of the most memorable places for watching sun sets and the abundate wildlife, all from the comfort of a stylish open plan living space. We have added a permanent hot tub and Glamping pod for extra accommodation which has made the Lodge even more popluar. There is excellent fishing near the banks of our luxury cottages near Hampshire Avon and also on the small lake. Great woodland walks from the doorstep as well as easy access into the charming town of Fordinghbridge by car.

Riverside Lodge Cosy inviting lounge with bi-fold doors to verandah and roaring log burner, outside dining area with outstanding views

Open Plan interiors

Book some extras for your stay

  • e-bike rental,
  • wildlife camera hire or
  • afternoon tea.
  • Snap some memorable shots of the wildlife and hire a Nikon D600 SLR with a AF-S Nikkor 28-300 f3.5 5.6G Lens, just bring a SD card.
  • Bring your horses as there are stables and a paddock available to hire.
Ducks line up to say hello on a verandah in a woodland lodge

Ducks line up to say hello!

Book well in advance for the Lodge

Plan your stay well in advance as it does get booked up fast but don’t worry if it is not available as we have many other lovely properties to chose from. From thatched Cottages in the New Forest, to an Eco Home in the Blackdown Hills in Devon. Not to mention our Georgian luxury mansion in the heart of the bustling estruary town of Christchurch in Dorset. Itself a winner of the prestigious Gold Award from Visit England.  You can see more information about them at Our Properties – Short Stay Homes

A solitary angler stands with his fishing rod in the sunset on a river

Wonderful sun sets across the Hampshire Avon and water meadows

For more information on the Beautiful South Awards check out their website page where you can see all the categories that they covered.  Home | Beautiful South Tourism Awards (