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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely quiet setting, beautiful outlook."

    Immaculate cottage with all we needed. Friendly, helpful owners. Easy for getting to the coast and New Forest and short distance from Ringwood. Most enjoyable holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "This cottage certainly lived up to our expectations & more."

    A great location for exploring the New Forest. The Lodge is a credit to you and we could see you all work hard to achieve this so thank you. We particularly enjoyed the patio with it's views. We would certainly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Every thing was exceptional apart from the sofa us being of vintage years it was uncomfortable."

    The views and surrounds were wonderful.

    Reviewed by Audrey4.7May 2023

  • "It was very much a cycling holiday but the cottage had no Wi Fi so we could not use it for cycle routes, the cottage had very uncomfortable couch and bar stools."

    Very noisy from the stables, and no outside space or privacy.

    The information does state there is no Wifi in the Lodge however there is good mobile signal for tethering, also provided in the information pack inside the lodge is a very detailed cycle route map. The horses are moved from the field into the stables and back each day which we have only had positive comments on. Bench and table areas provided give a degree of privacy but maximising the views. Comments left in the guest book by you do contradict your comments above. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine2.8Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful setting so peaceful."

    Very well equipped. Andy Helen and their two sons were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Lelsey5.0Aug 2022

  • "Staying at Roughwood is a joy."

    The lodge is spotless, spacious and very well equipped. Above all, it is truly peaceful. It's rare to find somewhere where the only sounds are of the natural world be it the breeze or the birds, a place where you can allow yourself to just be in the moment.

    Reviewed by Delphine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Rough wood was a beautifully appointed property, situated in a outstanding position in the New Forest."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very lovely little cottage, we rarely saw our hosts in the adjacent house but they were always friendly."

    Lovely little touches like eggs and cookies for us. We were lucky with lovely weather and it was lovely to sit out on the little patio, we would have loved it if the chairs had cushions! Overall highly recommend for a quiet retreat and recharge,

    Reviewed by Rowan4.4Jun 2022

  • "Very nice accommodation would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "I had a great week at Roughwood."

    The accommodation was situated in a pretty rural location and it was very private. The interior was beautifully maintained and it perfectly suited my tastes - very comfortable without being too 'fussy'. I used Roughwood as a base to tour the New Forest and I enjoyed a number of very good walks. The amenities nearby provided all I needed for the week and I left feeling very relaxed. I have holidayed with Sykes on a number of occasions and I can honestly say that Roughwood was up there with the very best.

    Reviewed by Haydn4.7May 2022

  • "Our second time at Roughwood and it is even lovelier in the Spring sunshine."

    A very relaxing week in glorious countryside.The lodge is very clean and well equipped for a comfortable stay.Helen and Andy made us very welcome and we enjoyed watching the horses in the morning. Lots of great walks straight from the door onto the forest.

    Reviewed by Christina4.7Mar 2022


    Roughwood is attached to the owners property, this is clear from the description and the pictures. The owner has taken measures to ensure their guests privacy during their stay, and has fitted privacy blinds at Roughwood and in their own home. The garden at Roughwood is completely private and enclosed. We have received no other complaints regarding the property being semidetached, we hope you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Irene2.5Oct 2021

  • "Great place for peace and quiet."

    Well appointed, extremely clean, great hosts. Only criticism would be no WiFi so could not download cycling routes etc (should have been better prepared) but good 4g signal

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful location."

    Very accommodating owner. Cleanest property we have ever stayed in. Amazing.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2021

  • "Had a very nice time ."

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Aug 2021

  • "Location, peaceful surroundings,"

    Reviewed by John4.4Jun 2021

  • "We found the holiday accommodation to be sparklingly clean and Covid secure."

    All the appliances worked well, being relatively new and modern. The bed was particularly comfortable and there was sufficient room to store our possessions. The owners were particularly hospitable - we enjoyed numerous conversations with members of the family. The property afforded us the opportunity to have privacy as well as the comfort of knowing that help was always at hand. We thought that the arrangements for eating indoors were somewhat cramped and the bar stools were rather uncomfortable to sit at for any length of time. We were aware that there was no wifi at the property - there is 4G coverage although this was sometimes less than adequate when we were indoors. It was a pleasurable stay with so many varied things to do in terms of outdoor pursuits. It is a beautiful part of the world, worthy of revisiting in the future.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2021

  • "You could not fault Roughwood Cottage it has every thing you need for a 5star holiday."

    It is set in beautiful country, side with lots of walking footpaths on it door step. Andrew and Helen the hosts are on hand to give you advice on place of interest to visit they are most helpful. Will be visiting again in 2022.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2021

  • "Very nice people very quiet would recommend"

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Apr 2021

  • "This holiday lodge is one of the best we have stay in."

    Location was perfect and beautiful.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Oct 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay,the lodge was comfortable and warm ,perfect in the wet weather we had."

    It was great to be able to walk straight from the lodge to some lovely walks and pubs in the forest. A restful break.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Oct 2020

  • "The outside seating area is so peaceful and overlooking fields and trees."

    Lovely sunny position and beautiful to soak up the sounds of nature. This cottage was so beautiful, high quality, spotlessly clean, light and airy. Far exceeded expectations. The family, including their 2 lovely boys, are so welcoming and friendly. Would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone wishing a refreshing, peaceful holiday. Excellent location down a quiet lane yet good for reaching all locations within the New Forest. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. A very definite recommendation from me.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Aug 2020

  • "The location of the cottage was fantastic and we immediately relaxed into the tranquil surroundings."

    The quality of the finish and attention to detail in the cottage was superb. Walks in the new forest are literally a few steps away and places of interest only a short drive. We would highly recommend for anyone wanting to totally relax and switch off to book this little gem.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Aug 2020

  • "Amazingly spotless the hosts were lovely and the views were to die for,it could have done with a larger sofa or a foot stool."

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • 4G coverage and WiFi available at the property
  • No pets
  • Shop within 0.9 miles, pub within 1 mile
  • Please note the property is not suitable for anyone in a wheelchair or unable to do steps as there are 2 steps to enter the property.

The property

Poulner 0.9 miles.

Within the delightful county of Hampshire and actually situated in the New Forest National Park is this wonderful detached property, Roughwood.

Resting along a private drive past the owner's property within large grounds, this self-contained retreat is a perfect fit for a couple's break to the country.

A contemporary open-plan living space offers a lovely spot to relax at the end of the day, rest your feet and spread out on the sofa in front of the TV to wind down, or get snug with a good book.

Within the kitchen area you are equipped with a great range of appliances, including an electric induction hob and oven, so you can cook up a tasty treat for two and enjoy your dish at the bar-style dining area, which looks out over the rolling fields outside, creating a gorgeous backdrop to your evening.

Nestle into the large king-size wooden sleigh bed, a marvelous feature adding further luxury to your stay, with plenty of storage to be found in the wardrobe for your things too.

Step over the smooth wooden flooring underfoot and freshen up in the bespoke bathroom, where a warm soak can be had in the bath, or a quick hot shower to make an excellent start to your day.

All you need to do to find adventure is step outside the front door and start walking, with the New Forest National Park offering miles and miles of routes and trails to explore all encompassed by beautiful natural and unspoilt scenery.

Another serene spot can be found in the Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve, take a stroll and observe the wildlife with winter being a spectacular season to visit when huge flocks of overwintering birds fly onto the lakes to roost.

Being within easy reach of the coast too you can spend a day on the beach in Bournemouth when the sun is shining, head into the pier amusement arcades, grab an ice cream and afterwards enjoy fish and chips at Harry Ramsden's beach front fish and chip shop.

Rockford Common is only a short distance away, known for its outstanding natural beauty, it is a great day out.

Roughwood offers a homely base to retreat to with your loved one, within easy reach of popular attractions.

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About the location


Christchurch 9.9 miles; Bournemouth 13.3 miles.

Set just outside the New Forest National Park is the village of Poulner, within the civil parish of Ringwood, it rests in the county of Hampshire and enjoys beautiful surrounding countryside. The village hosts two pubs and two shops, so you have access to all you need within this delightful settlement. Just a few miles north is the lovely Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve which is a wonderful place to explore with accessible paths for wheelchairs too, it offers a lovely spot to observe nature, enjoy a picnic, or walk the trails around the several lakes. To the east is the huge New Forest National Park where wildlife, activities and heritage can be found amongst stunning surroundings, with several excellent golf courses within the park if you'd like to enjoy a round on holiday. You can even head to the beach as Bournemouth is within easy driving distance, so you can delight in the seaside as well as the countryside.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas