Riverside Lodge, New Forest – 2 bedrooms + Tree tent




Discounts available for last minute bookings – please enquire.

2 Bedroom, 2 bathrooms, Open plan kitchen/diner/lounge with bi-fold doors open to a verandah. Cedar clad lodge on the banks of the Hampshire Avon. For an interactive Floor plan please click here Riverside Lodge Floorplan

A simply stunning and unique location, looking down the Hampshire Avon, one of the most beautiful and best coarse fishing rivers in the UK. The cedar-clad Riverside 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, additional fishing available along with a further stretch of the river at additional cost.

New for 2018 we added a suspended tree tent enabling two extra guests to enjoy the lodge.

For larger groups why not combine our Mews Hill or Criddlestyle Cottage properties located within the same private location. Up to 25 guests can be accommodated and we give a 5% discount for multiple bookings.

Please note:

(All prices inclusive of 20% VAT, businesses registered for VAT can reclaim the VAT element)


People4 + 2
Bedroom Information

Bedroom 1 super-king (or two singles)
Bedroom 2 twin bedroom.
Tree Tent – bring your own sleeping bags


Fully equipped including dish washer.

Lounge & Dining

Wood burner in lounge / diner / kitchen area. Bi-fold doors onto a large verandah on the lake and overlooking the river. Wooden floors with underfloor heating and high ceilings.


Bathroom 1 with bath and shower overhead
Bathroom 2 double shower (also accessible directly from outside for the tree tent)

GardenPicnic table, barbecue, seating log store, plus a garden shed for fishing tackle storage

Further Information

Facilities and Services Underfloor heating throughout and electricity and towels included; private parking for up to three cars. Short breaks available, Friday to Friday bookings.Not suitable for children under 10 due to the fast flowing river and adjacent lake, or less mobile due to access down the steep slope from car parking area.

  • There is a £250 refundable security deposit to ensure against damage.
  • The first basket of logs for the wood burner in the lounge is free and then £5 per basket thereafter.
  • An adjoining 2-acre paddock is available on a DIY basis if you wish to bring your own horse at £75 per horse per week. The paddock adjoins a bridleway which gives access to the National Park.
  • Fishing in the lake and on one swim on the river included for free (further information on request).
  • Extra fishing available on adjoining 80 yards of exclusive private fishing on the Hampshire Avon only a few hundred yards from the house. There are 4 good swims suitable for specimen coarse fishing. £75 pp p/w. Please note that day tickets can be obtained for the immediately adjoining Sandy Balls 1/2 mile stretch of the river for £10 per day pp.
  • Welcome pack provided including a bottle of Prosecco, locally produced honey, shortbread biscuits, milk, tea & coffee. Also, a discount Spend n’ Save card to be used locally which can provide discounts when used with participating businesses.
  • You can hire our state of the art electric mountain bike, Trek Powerfly LT4 plus with a 50 mile range on each charge. £125 for the week-end or mid-week and £175 for a 7 night break  (£250 security deposit required)
  • You can hire a hot tub from £100 – There are a variety of sizes available from 2-3 person to 6-8 person. They will be set up ready for your arrival.

Can’t wait to come back!

Our guests gave Riverside Lodge a 5* review

What an amazing place to stay, such a unique, stunning area – for walks, fishing, relaxation and bird watching.

The lodge is fully equipped and is in the most idyllic setting. We can’t wait to go back! Anyone who stays here loves it. You really can’t go wrong! With Fordingbridge a short drive away and Sandy Balls a lovely 20 minute walk, you have plenty of options.


Michael Alabaster
Riverside Lodge
23rd August 2019