Arniss New Forest Sleeps up to 20 + 2

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Arniss in the New Forest is an ideal place for families and friends gatherings, with versatile accommodation and wonderful walks on the doorstep into the magical New Forest. Arniss Farmhouse and Arniss Lodge can sleep up to 20 + 2 altogether, the farmhouse sleeps 12 and the Lodge sleeps 8 with the addition of the bedroom annexe. The additional sleeping for 2 is in a charming Shepherds hut located in the grounds.  Arniss is in the quiet hamlet of Godshill accessed down a private lane and sharing it’s enviable position with a working riding and livery stables.

The Farmhouse has an open plan ground floor layout with a seating area around a wood burning stove, a dining area which comfortably seats 12 which can be extended to seat 20, and their is a separate table to seat the extra 2, a  conservatory the looks out to the garden, a large well-equipped kitchen, a utility and cloakroom, a games room, and a double bedroom with en-suite shower, ideal for those with mobility difficulties. Facilities include two Smart TVs with Sky, WiFi throughout. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms with en-suite showers, a large family bathroom and a twin room. The second floor attic has 4 single beds. The front bedrooms and loft have stunning views of the New Forest.

The Lodge is a single storey property with a large open plan lounge with skylights and beams with wood burning stove, a dining area which comfortably seats 8. Off this living space are 2 bedrooms. The small hall come utility area leads to the family bathroom and   with modern kitchen. Facilities include two Smart TVs with Sky, WiFi throughout. Through the kitchen is a futher double bedroom with en-suite shower room and a double bedroom with ensuite that can be wither accessed through the master bedroom or with a separate outside door.

Outside there is a BBQ and patio with seating for twelve, private gardens, paddock, Hot tubs, Trampoline and Childrens play frame and ample parking.

Beautiful walks and cycle routes are all literally on the doorstep, with deer grazing in the surrounding fields. There are two pubs and cycle hire within walking distance.  The town of Fordingbridge is a short drive away with supermarkets, shops and a selection of pubs and takeaways.

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A wonderful Welcome pack is provided including a bottle of Prosecco, New Forest Spring Water locally produced Tutti Fruity Jam, Fudge, Biscuits, Milk, Tea & Coffee. Also a discount Go New Forest card to be used locally which can provide discounts when used with participating businesses.

Additional facilities available

  • One acre paddock available to bring your own horses at £150 per horse with direct rides out into the New Forest and is adjoining an existing equestrian facility.
  • Shepherds hut sleeps 2 for 10% of rental
  • 2 Hot tubs £325 for short break or £400 for week each
  • EV Charging – 1 charger available. Terms and conditions apply

Either add to cart when booking or enquire for availability or more information. For other great extras including afternoon tea delivered to your door check out our Extra Facilities

Check out our Activity and Discount pages for more information on discounts we have negotiated with local businesses when booking with Short Stay Homes and Activities to do in the area. Also Check out our Event Page

People20 +_ 2
Bedrooms9 +1
Bedroom Information


Bedroom 1 Ground floor double  bedroom with ensuite
Bedroom 2 First floor double bedroom with ensuite
Bedroom 3 First floor master bedroom with ensuite can be 2 singles or 1 king size
Bedroom 4 First floor twin bedroom
Bedroom 5 Second floor attic bedroom with 4 single beds

The Lodge

Bedroom 6 – Double bedroom off the lounge can be king size or 2 singles
Bedroom 7-
Double bedroom off the lounge double bed
Bedroom 8 –
Double bedroom off the kitchen can be king size or 2 singles with shower room ensuite
Bedroom 9 – Double bedroom with ensuite and separate entrance if required can be king size or 2 singles with shower room ensuite

Shepherds Hut

Bedroom 10 – located in the grounds can be king size or 2 singles, fully insulated and heated (additonal charge applicable for booking the Shepherds hut) with garden shower room



Open plan fully equipped kitchen with dining area, lounge and conservatory.

The Lodge

Fully equipped kitchen with twin oven, electric hob, extract fan, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Toaster, kettle and microwave.

Lounge & Dining


Open plan kitchen/diner with seating for 22

The Lodge

Open plan dining room and lounge with wood burner and patio doors with Sky TV and wifi throughout. Seating for 6.



Bathroom 1 Ground floor ensuite shower
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3 
First floor en-suite shower
Bathroom 4 First floor en-suite shower
Bathroom 5 
First floor family bathroom

The Lodge

Bathroom 6 Family bathroom with bath and shower over the bath, wc and sink, heated towel rail
Bathroom 7 Ensuite shower with large shower, wc and sink and heated towel rail

Bathroom 8 Ensuite shower with large shower, wc and sink and heated towel rail

Shepherds Hut  Garden Shower Room

Utility RoomWashing machine and separate dryer in Lodge and utility room in Farmhouse
GardenGarden with patio area with garden seating and barbecue and hot tub. Childrens play frame and trampoline

Further Information

Facilities and Services: Oil fired central heating and electricity included. Travel cot, high chairs (but please bring own cot bedding), dogs welcome, paddock enclosed for dogs. Garden with patio and barbecue areas. Bookings are Friday to Friday for 7 night stays, Friday to Monday for weekend stays, and Monday to Friday for mid-week stays.

  • There is a £500 refundable security deposit to ensure against damage, pets are charged at £40 each
  • Towels and bed linen included
  • Logs available