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.

We have a beach hut available at Sandbanks in Poole from October 18′ – March 19′. The huts are available exclusively for our guests that have booked one of our holiday homes for 1 day per 7-night stay. They are not suitable for overnight stays. Further details on request.

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.

Perfect Location, Perfect Weather, Perfect Holiday!

Perfect Location, perfect weather, perfect holiday!

First booked this location back in September last year, based on the photographs and reviews. When we arrived, the setting was amazing, set back from the main road, with secluded parking, the Lodge could be in the middle of nowhere, no sounds but the babble of the river and the waterfall (that you can turn on and off to suit!) There is a short slope to take down your belongings and a small trolley is provided to help with that. Once you see the Lodge, it looks fantastic, with the small pond to the front (complete with resident duck family) and the woodland setting. The Lodge itself is extremely well equipped, with WIFI, Sky TV, diswasher, washer/dryer and 2 bathrooms! The view of the river and the pond from the lounge of the Lodge let you appreciate nature, with all manner of of birds, insects and fish that are just outside, you can feed the fish and the ducks will let you know when they are hungry by making themselves present on the decking and even waddling into the Lodge to be fed! There are 2 bedrooms, with ample storage and a TV in the main bedroom. The extra large bed ensures a good nights sleep along with the ability to open the doors should it get too warm (we stayed in the July heatwave so found the ability to open the doors at night much better than a window. The Lodge has 2 sun decks which allow you to sit comfortably whatever time of day it is either in the sun or out of the sun, depending on your preference! There is a small seating area outside with a picnic table, bench and umbrella so you can sit and eat or just appreciate the setting. At night, you can control the outside lighting of the paths, so if you decide to go for a stroll you don’t fall in the pond. On arrival a welcome basket is provided with some fantastic treats, including handmade fudge, fresh eggs, local honey and Prosecco! Not to mention the milk in the fridge, fresh flowers and local sourced bottled water. Fordingbridge is a few minutes drive or walk and has a good variety of pubs and shops, including a well stocked Co-op supermarket that saves having to travel too far away for any essential items during your stay. If you want to go somewhere to relax and enjoy a fantastic part of this country couldn’t recommend it here enough, the setting is perfect, even in the winter, there is under floor heating and a log burner which would make for cosy evenings in on the very comfy sofa. There is even no need to do a thorough clean when you leave. As locations go, you would find this hard to beat, everything has been thought of, for our stay anyway, if you go you won’t be disappointed, and won’t want to leave.

Perfect Location, perfect weather, perfect holiday

Mr Fisher
Riverside Lodge