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East Lodge

(Ref. 988986)

Rockbourne, Hampshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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95 Customer Reviews

  • "This was a lovely little lodge for us to base ourselves whilst in the area."

    We had three small dogs with us and they were comfortable and accommodated. The underfloor heating is very effective, so if visiting in colder weather, have no fear about keeping warm. all the pubs around are dog friendly, and we can recommend the The Rose & Thistle in the village. Very nice food. There has been some criticism in a couple of reviews about the WiFi speed and stability. This is NOT the case. The WiFi is very stable and typical download speeds are around 25Mbps which is more than adequate for streaming HD TV. There is no problem. Do be prepared for very limited mobile phone signals all over the New Forest, on all networks. The National Trust do not allow phone masts so no phone signal. Switch your mobile phone to WiFi calling, and when in the Lodge you will receive and be able to make calls with ease. We can thoroughly recommend the East Lodge, we had a lovely week's break there.

    Thank you for your comprehensive feedback. We are so pleased that you and your 3 dogs had a lovely stay in East Lodge. Thank you for your recommendation of the local pub and about the WiFi calling. We hope we can welcome you back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Oct 2023

  • "Comfortable, quiet accommodation of individual character."

    Ideal holiday location on the edge of a lovely village. Access to nearby towns is good. The cottage is well maintained with all necessary facilities and thaughtful detail.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time away at East Lodge and we hope that we can welcome you again one day in the future. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glenda5.0Sep 2023

  • "The East Lodge is a good bolt hole for exploring Hampshire."

    Overall the lodge was nice and the goodies and the things for the dogs were very good. Great to find a place where the dogs are welcome. The extendable gate for securing-off the garden was ideal!! There are a few improvements which may make the stay even more comfortable: 1. No access to mobile network until further into the village, is inconvenient as unfortunately in this day and age it is considered a necessary utility. Whilst there is Wifi, the connection is not good enough to stream on all devices and it is not a secure network connection. Not much the owner can do about this, except mention it in the description. 2. Fridge was missing a shelf in the door which limited the space, especially for tall cartons, like milk cartons. 3. Additional cups and mugs plus other cutlery. 4. Additional smaller towels in the bathroom. 5. The sash windows couldn’t get to open top half maybe they do, but didn’t want to force (we noticed they did open on West Lodge). So we were very apprehensive as to leaving the window open either at night or when not in the bedroom. 5. Very noisy and busy road. Lots of through traffic especially during the week.

    Thank you for sharing your feedback and suggestions, which the owner has found very useful. Unfortunately there are some areas which are beyond the owner's control. Regarding the mobile network, some networks have a stronger signal than others, so the owner provides excellent broadband, which is fast for rural areas, and a landline telephone. The open network makes it easier for guests to access. The sash windows are an original feature of the listed building and are sealed at the top to prevent draughts and the lower half can be opened. The property is fitted with double glazing, where permitted and is shielded with deep hedges to protect from the road. We are pleased that you and your dog enjoyed exploring the local area. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anita3.4Aug 2023

  • "We have see this property over the past few years and it has never been available when we wanted."

    This year it was and we are really pleased we booked. This is a perfect cottage for access to the New Forest and surrounding areas. The description is accurate and the cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. We had some great days out and have to mention The Cartwheel Inn nearby where we experienced probably one on the best Sunday roasts we have ever had ( table should be booked as very busy) The weather was not the best but who cares when the surroundings and accommodation are so good. We will definitely return.

    We are so pleased that you have finally been able to stay in East Lodge and it didn't disappoint. Thank you for your recommendation of the local pub. We look forward to welcoming you back again, hopefully in better weather. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jul 2023

  • "East Lodge is a nice cottage with lovely surroundings and was well equipped."

    Plenty of wildlife to see, with lots of butterflies in the garden. Welcome goodies were well received after a long journey. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for the recommendation, we're so pleased you had a lovely relaxing time - it is an ideal time of year to visit. We'd love to welcome you back. Best wishes, HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.1Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely comfortable stay."

    The lodge was very clean and equipped with everything you could need. A couple of things we forgot but they had been provided such as a hair dryer and phone charger. Very welcoming for dogs, useful information packs, essentials such as tea and coffee provided and very much appreciated on arrival. The local Indian delivers which was great and we ordered twice. Would definitely recommend and would be happy to stay there again.

    Thank you for the recommendation, we so pleased to hear you all had a lovely holiday and hope to welcome you back again. Best wishes, HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tacye5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved this little cottage."

    It was a perfect location for our stay. The cottage was very clean, instructions for everything clear and the bed super comfortable. Loved the welcome goodies. A fly swatter would be a good addition to things around the house as we had quite a few come in once the doors were open. Being able to walk to a decent pub was great. Definitely would book again.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your lovely feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at East Lodge and hope that we can welcome you again one day soon! The suggestion of a fly swatter is very much appreciated and will be taken into full consideration. Best wishes, HideAways. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely loved the property and such a lovely position - lovely village, great for walking the dog and exploring the New Forest area."

    The Lodge was so well equipped, comfortable and really felt like home. The welcome milk, juice, bread etc was lovely as was the hamper for the dog! We would have no hesitation in returning to this beautiful place. Simply excellent!

    Thank you for taking the time to write this feedback. We are delighted to hear you had such a nice stay. Best wishes, HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill5.0May 2023

  • "East Lodge is always a pleasure to visit."

    We've been several times now and hope to return again in the future

    Thank you for your kind words. We're so glad you love visiting East Lodge and look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday."

    Lovely house with lots of character. Good base to explore Salisbury and new forest

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope you enjoyed your stay and exploring the area. We hope we can welcome you back again. Best wishes HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed staying at The Lodge."

    We had a lovely time and met Laura briefly during our stay. We felt very welcomed and it was a home from home for us over the Easter period. Thanks Laura for making our stay extra special.

    Thank you for your feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay over Easter and felt so welcome. We hope you will visit East Lodge again. Best wishes Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dominic5.0Apr 2023

  • "The description this was "Pet friendly" was certainly incorrect."

    The do's & dont's were so many it totally spoiled our stay. Only dog walking was not possible for slightly disabled people. The lodge was fine with no problems at all IF you were staying WITHOUT a pet. So restrictive that having spent £800 for a whole week, we returned home after just 2 nights. No refund offered, not even the £50 supplement for our two dogs.

    Thank you for your feedback. This is very disappointing to hear, particularly as the vast majority of our reviews are very positive. East Lodge is such a lovely property and has always been regarded as "pet friendly" by allowing guests to bring up to two dogs, so we fail to understand how you found the property description to be incorrect. The owner has confirmed that you did not raise any concerns during your stay and no mention was made by you of any restrictions regarding pets. We try to provide as much information as possible for guests in relation to local walks, amenities etc but of course these may not be suitable for everyone. The owners would have been more than happy to give advice or resolve any issues if contacted during your stay. We can also confirm that a gesture of goodwill of £50 for the pet supplement has already been offered and accepted by you. Best wishes Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jim2.2Feb 2023

  • "It is rare to find a property that is immaculate and very tastefully decorated but the East Lodge is such a place."

    The owner really has put thought into the details and it shows. Beautiful accommodation and a lovely location.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such lovely feedback on your stay. We are glad to hear that took full advantage of both the property and surrounding location, and we hope to welcome you again one day in the future! Best wishes, Hideaways. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is a fantastic property, full of history and such an amazing modernization of a gatehouse."

    Is easy to forget you are staying somewhere and every evening feels like your coming home. I have never used a real fire before and was so looking forward to this and it did not disappoint. With the under floor heating it is not actually needed, rooms are so lovely and cozy. Outside area will be great in warmer times, I used it on the warmer days I was there. So much to do close to property and local town offers plenty of shopping and city is amazing with much history. Whether you just want to stay and never go anywhere or go everywhere this is perfect. A nice touch to have so much info on the place and the surrounding area, and nice supplies on arrival. Was also lovely touch for the owner to introduce themselves and make sure you have everything you need and have a phone to contact them if you need anything. They also have a service of a breakfast hamper if you are interested, or you can go to shops and sort out your own. This is a hard place not to return to, next time I may stay in the other lodge as they have subtle differences. Thanks for an amazing holiday!!!

    Thank you for providing us with such lovely feedback on your stay at East Lodge. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your retreat and took full advantage of the local area! We hope to welcome you again one day soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jan 2023

  • "Very nice lodge."

    Warm, clean and comfortable. We'll equipped. Very helpful owner.

    Thank you for your feedback. We're so glad you found the lodge to be so clean and comfortable. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rowena5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely property in a pretty village."

    Very well equipped and very warm and comfortable. Good instructions for everything and lots of helpful advice for things to do with map for dog walks around the village.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the location. Best wishes, Hideaways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2023

  • "East Lodge was the perfect place for the two of us and our dog."

    The owners had clearly gone to a lot of trouble to ensure that we had everything that we needed. There was lots of information in the property to help us decide where to go and what to do and it really was a pleasure to come back to this was cosy, warm and spotlessly clean home after a days exploring. The Rose and Thistle pub in the village is an absolute gem - and it’s dog friendly. We’d have absolutely no hesitation in recommending East Lodge to anyone.

    Thank you for your delightful feedback, we're pleased that you and your dog made the most of the recommendations left by the owner. We'd love to welcome you back again. Best wishes, HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely!! A perfect getaway for two"

    . Spacious and well appointed. Plenty of walking opportunities or cosy enough to just hunkerdown for a day. Only one shocking ommission.......no coasters!!

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. East Lodge is indeed a wonderful property in a great location. We will pass on your comments re coasters to the owner and look forward to welcoming you back again. Best wishes, HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation, perfect hosts, nicely located for walk to local Gastro pub and for trips into the New Forest"

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes, Hideaways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Dec 2022

  • "An excellent stay in a great location for accessing the New Forest and coast."

    Very comprehensive folder of information provided. The owners have thought through what is needed and useful to make the stay so comfortable. Having bread, milk, orange juice, biscuits and marmalade on arrival was a lovely touch, as was the dog's hamper and treats. The log fire in the evenings was wonderful after a day out. Thank you for a most enjoyable stay.

    Thank you for the lovely comments, We are so pleased that you appreciated the owner's efforts to make the cottage comfortable and welcoming for you and your dog, and that you had fun exploring the local area. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes, HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2022

  • "A beautifully appointed property."

    Clean. Comfortable. Lovely personal touches. Very helpful (but unobtrusive) hosts. A lovely place to unwind and relax. Dog friendly but the garden is not enclosed. Not a problem, use a lead. Close (by car) to Salisbury, Fordingbridge and the New Forest. I've stayed here on many previous occasions and will happily stay again.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and found the property to be clean and comfortable. We would love to welcome you again. Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Nov 2022

  • "What a fantastic and special place to stay."

    Very comfortable and well equipped with everything you cood possibly need. We would recommend this beautiful lodge to anyone.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had the loveliest short break in this beautiful little lodge."

    When we arrived it was spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable and there were lots of lovely touches like the doggy hamper, bottle of milk in the fridge, shortbread, flowers etc. It felt like the owners had thought of everything and the additional fencing provided to keep the garden enclosed and secure for dogs was particularly appreciated as it gave us great piece of mind. The lodges are beautifully situated on the edge of gorgeous Rockbourne village and is within easy reach of both the New Forest and the Cranbourne Chase AONB. We were blessed with glorious Autumn weather and enjoyed visits with our dogs to Old Wardour Castle, the Forest, Exbury Gardens and the coast at Highcliffe. The Rose and Thistle pub at the other end of the village is worth a visit too-very welcoming and the food was delicious. Just don't try to walk there once it is dark as cars drive very fast through the village and the road is unlit. We loved our very relaxing stay at East Lodge and really hope to return in the near future.

    Thank you for your excellent feedback. We are pleased that you and your dogs enjoyed your stay in the lovely location. Thank you for your recommendations for days out and the local pub. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes Hideaways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, warm and comfortable with everything needed for a short stay."

    The bed is huge and very comfy, and Laura was very friendly and helpful. There is only really one point to make, which is more to do with the listing than the cottage itself, the description states that there is easy access to the New Forest, so we expected it to be on the foorstep, but it was about five miles away, and the walk near the cottage was across farm fields, so pretty muddy. Other than that we were very happy

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time away and appreciate your comments regarding the listing. This will be investigated and changed where necessary. We hope to welcome you again one day in the future. Best wishes, HideAways. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Oct 2022

  • "East Lodge was a lovely cottage."

    It was very clean and we especially liked the wood burner fire, for which loads of wood was provided. It was a well equipped cottage and the bed was very comfortable. The owner left us some nice Jam, biscuits and coffee which was a nice touch. I would recommend to people to stay there.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at East Lodge. We would love to welcome you again. Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a lovely property for a couple."

    It is on the edge of the New Forest and not far from Salisbury. Although Rockbourne is a tiny village, it does have a good pub that does great food.

    Thank you for your positive feedback and for your recommendation of the local pub. We hope you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again. Best wishes Hideaways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2022

  • "A fantastic and relaxing stay (week) for us and our dog."

    We were so lucky with the weather and the lodge provided the perfect base for us with so much close by to explore. We would definitely use the lodge again! A great escape.

    Fabulous you had a fantastic and relaxing stay including your dog. Pleased you managed to have lovely weather and enjoyed the area. Look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best Wishes, Hideaways. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Aug 2022

  • "Lovely treats for the humans and a super hamper for the dog - lots of thought put into it - thank you."

    A super comfy and clean cottage, we really enjoyed our stay. So nice to have proper bath sheets, instead of the oft provided tiny, almost hand sized ones and we also appreciated the herbs on the patio (very handy mint and chives). Our only observation would be for dog owners, as although the garden has a hedge around it there is no fence there to stop your canine friend getting under/through, if they are of a nosey/adventurous mind.

    Thank you for this lovely review which is much appreciated and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property - nicely equipped, tastefully furnished and well placed for the New Forest and South Coast."

    Property listed as dog friendly. Not clear until we got there that dogs are not allowed on the sofa or in the bedroom - whilst understandable, this really should be stated in the listing. A DVD was listed, but is not present in the property. Property is quite close to the road. Not a big issue, and fine at night.

    Thank you for providing this feedback and we're glad you loved East Lodge and also the location. We have amended our listing to be clearer about dogs - we are pet friendly and appreciate you bringing this and the lack of DVD to our attention. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Douglas4.7Jul 2022

  • "What a fab place, just far away enough away from a busy town."

    We were left to our own devices. Well equipped, well thought out Just what we needed

    We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at East Lodge and look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2022

  • "An unusual and cosy lodge in an ideal touring location."

    It's a perfect hideaway in a lovely village. Laura and Henry are most welcoming and helpful hosts.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at East Lodge and look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2022

  • "East lodge is lovely and is conveniently situated near the New Forest."

    Owner Laura was most helpful. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your kind words and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dianne4.7Jul 2022

  • "We would love to return to this beautiful property."

    There was everything provided to make our stay relaxing. We particularly liked the fresh flowers and welcome pack.

    Fantastic that you had a relaxing stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The cottage was perfect, it had everything we could have wished for. Laura was very welcoming. We thoroughly recommend.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at East Lodge and would love to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely romantic property."

    Would be ideal for a honeymoon. Very good instructions left for making up the fire and using appliances. Warm and comfortable. Little that could be done to improve it.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2022

  • "A wonderful place to stay, very comfortable, quality furnishings and fabrics, positioned well to explore the New Forest and lovely village pub down the road."

    We are thrilled to hear that you had a delightful time at East Lodge, and enjoyed exploring the surrounding areas. Please do come again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Feb 2022

  • "Faultless holiday property, clean, well equipped and warm, with exceptional hosts who went out of their way to make sure our holiday was perfect."

    What lovely feedback! Thank you so much, we are thrilled you had such a wonderful stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Feb 2022

  • "Besutifully prepared property."

    Nice set of "welcome gifts". Super cozy heating was great to return to after a cold walk and a very comfy BIG bed. Nothing to fault at all and we are already looking at booking again.

    Thank you very much for this lovely feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed East Lodge so much! We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jan 2022


    We are delighted that you had such a nice time whilst staying at East Lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2021

  • "This place is fantastic."

    Spotlessly clean and inviting. Everything has been catered for from maps for local walks to universal chargers (just in case you have forgotten yours), shortbread biscuits to wood for log fire. Very dog friendly with a basket full of towels. treats, dog tags, high viz, strips to name but a few. The guest book has some great recommendations of places to go. We particularly liked the local pub "Rose and Thistle", great food and very dog friendly. Dogs have their own menu. Thank you very much Laura. We will be back I'm sure.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely Lodge with comfortable facilities."

    Lots of local walks to explore and the New Forest close by. Everything was scruplously clean and well maintained.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Oct 2021

  • "Would go back time and again."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Humans and dogs very well catered for. Local produce provided as welcome gifts is a lovely touch. Laura was available if we needed anything, but everything had been thought of for our stay in this cottage, that we did not need to bother her. Lovely village pub with home cooked menu was very welcoming. Lots of scenic walks through the forest. Would definitely book again.

    Thank you very much for this wonderful feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Jul 2021

  • "East Lodge was a lovely accommodation, extremely clean and with excellent facilities."

    We had a very comfortable stay. It was in a great location with easy access to New Forrest, small towns and villages and Salisbury.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely, charming, quirky holiday cottage, spotlessly clean, quiet location."

    Close to New Forest & short drive into Dorset. Everything you could wish for. Fresh flowers, delicious shortbread, fresh orange juice and milk were very welcome. A courtesy visit from the owner shortly after arrival to ensure everything was ok, was very nice too. Would recommend if interested in this beautiful area

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jun 2021

  • "This accommodation had everything we needed and more."

    It was perfect in every way apart from the traffic noise from the road through the village but that has no impact on the accommodation itself or Sykes Cottages

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0May 2021

  • "East lodge is bigger than I expected, the main room was very comfortable and the bedroom with its king size bed was bigger than I expected."

    Everything we needed was provided including some milk, orang juice, coffee & biscuits for us and a doggy hamper of stuff fir our dog. It’s in a very quiet area, only 10 minutes from the New Forest and ideally placed for visiting Salisbury, Southampton, Bournemouth & Poole. We had a relaxing stay here.

    We are pleased to hear you had a relaxing stay at East Lodge and that it was bigger than expected. We hope you visit again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2021

  • "Very helpful owners and very warm ,cosy and relaxing place."

    An unusual building which made it a different experience. Loved the views from the bedroom and the living area yet all very private. On another note , mobile reception not good.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2021

  • "We literally wanted for nothing."

    I'm used to having to pay extra for more firewood but we had a whole woodstore to help ourselves too, plus firelighters and kindling. The heated floor was lovely and so easy to use - although don't turn it down in winter! It does take a long time to heat up. The kitchen was well equipped with clever cupboard space - I would have needed a stool to reach the top shelves if my partner wasn't taller than me. We were greeted with biscuits, coffee and fresh whole milk. The bathroom was clean and comfortable, the heated towel rail next to the toilet is a nice touch. The shower was strong and the bath a great size. The place was easy to find with the instructions, but perhaps co-ordinates would be useful for sat nav users instead of the post code. The big windows and glass doors allowed for a lovely amount of light and with windows only on one side of the property it was perfectly private. East lodge does sit next to the road, so those who are sensitive to occasional traffic noise might prefer its sister property, West Lodge - but we weren't bothered by the occasional fast car. Didn't use the washing machine. Dishwasher was efficient and quiet. WiFi was impeccable - we streamed a lot of programmes and movies using our own device on the TV and it didn't need to buffer once. Laura was lovely too and incredibly helpful in response to all my questions - Thanks again, Laura! I've never stayed in a property that was this perfect - and I'm not exaggerating, I'm quite hard to impress. Highly recommend and will be back!

    Thank you for highly recommending East Lodge. Laura will be delighted to hear that the property was perfect and will look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Dec 2020

  • "Another really lovely stay at East Lodge."

    Laura makes every effort to make her guests feel comfortable and welcome. Spotlessly clean, warm and welcoming. Thankyou, again, Laura.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Oct 2020

  • "Perfect lodge, very well equipped and everything covered for comfort and convenience."

    Extra little touches made for a lovely welcome. We would happily book this lodge again.

    We would love to welcome you back in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2020

  • "Highly recommend East Lodge, perfect in every way for a very relaxing and peaceful break."

    Will Definitely return .

    Thank you for providing feedback for your recent stay at East Lodge. It's always lovely to receive feedback from our guests and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SHona5.0Oct 2020

  • "Excellent cottage and well maintained, the COVID precautions were very clear and ..."

    Excellent cottage and well maintained, the COVID precautions were very clear and it was reassuring to see what was being done to keep us and the house keeper safe We hope to return

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at East Lodge. We always love to get feedback back from our guests and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2020

  • "Our stay at East Lodge was warm, cosy and comfortable."

    There was everything there that we needed. We had a problem with the kettle and it was sorted out straight away. From East Lodge it was easy for us to reach many of the villages in the New Forest plus Salisbury, Bournemouth and Poole. We stayed for two weeks and were given a lovely bouquet of fresh flowers each week which cheered up the lodge. We also were left some goodies on arrival with a doggie box included which included leads, treats, tags and many other things to help when you have a canine friend with you. The only downside we had was that the garden and patio area were not dog proof.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on East Lodge. We are glad to hear you were able to experience many of the surrounding areas. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phillipa5.0Sep 2020

  • "Overall we had a restful time within the confines of Covid 19."

    The property was comfortable (I found the settee far too soft and spent much of the time on a dining chair). Laura was very pleasant bringing fresh flowers at the end of the first week to replace the ones that were there as we arrived - a nice touch. She also offered to change the bedding and the towels after the first week. On the negative side some of the crockery was dirty and the grill pan was very greasy. The photographs of the kitchen need updating for the kitchen units were not as shown. The cooker hob also needs to be amended because it is not an induction hob (we have got one ourselves). Overall it was an unusual property to stay at and its history was fascinating. Would we consider staying there again? Well, yes, because we had a good time exploring the New Forest which was just on the doorstep.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at East Lodge. We take all feedback seriously and will feed your comments back to the owner to review. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven3.4Aug 2020

  • "The uniqueness of the gate house the area is beautiful and peaceful."

    Can't wait for another visit.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at East Lodge. We always love to hear how much guests have enjoyed staying and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great place to stay."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2020

  • "Simply the best self catered accommodation I have ever stayed in."

    Everything you could possibly wish and more.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back to East Lodge soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Dec 2019

  • "The Lodge was a perfect place for a 'get a way' break."

    The décor was superb and tasteful in every way. Every little detail had been thought through and nothing was lacking. Had expected it to be much smaller so we were really pleasantly surprised by the amount of space.

    Reviewed by Marjorie5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped."

    . The added touch by Laura leaving freshly baked scones with jam and cream was wonderful and very welcome after a 5 hour drive. We found the cottage very well located for visiting the new forest and coastal areas.

    Many thanks for taking time to leave your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2019

  • "Very comfortable accomadation with great attention to detail, friendly host and set in an area with character and variety."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2019

  • "The location was perfect for visiting the New Forest walks, and also near to Salisbury and larger towns,"

    Reviewed by M5.0Sep 2019

  • "Excellent access to Salisbury 10 mins by car"

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fantastic place."

    The attention to detail within the accommodation is outstanding. From the cream tea’s on arrival to all home comforts that you wouldn’t necessary expect when you go away. Short drive to the new forest and a great local pub nearby. 10/10

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Aug 2019

  • "East Lodge was everything we expected and more, the place was spotless, very comfortable and modern."

    Ideal for our week away with a very warm welcome.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2019

  • "This cottage was lovely."

    Very clean. Laura very friendly and welcoming. Everything is there that you need i.e cleaning materials, washing tablets, dishwasher tablets etc, shower gel, bath salts, fresh bread and scones with jam and clotted cream on arrival. Beautiful fresh flowers in bedroom and kitchen area. Ideal location. Couldn’t really fault it. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jul 2019

  • "This is a clean, very comfortable lodge."

    Laura had thought of every convenience, from poo bags for the dog to a multi connector for the phone/iPad, just in case you needed it! We were greeted with fresh cut flower arrangements and a cream tea and made to feel very welcome. I hope we can stay longer next time.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very clean, very comfortable, attention to every detail was amazing."

    From home made scones with cream on arrival to a dog tag and even a dog lawn anchor. The East lodge was 5star accommodation without question. Faultless

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2019

  • "The lodge is a special place to stay a really comfortable and relaxing break ..."

    The lodge is a special place to stay a really comfortable and relaxing break where everything is provided for you including scrumptious treats when you arrive

    5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage is well located for anyone who wishes to explore this interesting part of the South of England."

    Lovely pub within a 10 minute walk of the lodge.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0May 2019

  • "Everything has been thought of here with the attention to the added extras a bonus."

    So comfy and welcoming. Would wholeheartedly recommend

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Feb 2019

  • "Every detail considered by the host."


    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jan 2019

  • "We have now stayed here several times and always found everything fantastic."

    The standard is always the same. The owner always welcomes you and leaves lovely goodies on your arrival. Nothing is too much trouble. Always on hand if you require anything. Such a lovely location and lovely eateries not too far away. It is a bonus to have a real log fire.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2018

  • "Our hosts were very welcoming and friendly and provides a very nice welcome pack."

    We did have a minor issue with the TV controls. The host resolved the issue on the day of arrival. We felt confident that if we needed to contact our hosts ant any time during our stay, they would be there with speed and efficiency

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2018

  • "East Lodge is delightful, Laura puts so much care and attention into every aspect of the lodge that it is perfect!"

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Oct 2018

  • "East Lodge is a real gem."

    A peaceful location, spotlessly clean and very warm and cosy. Very well equipped with quality linen and tasteful decor throughout. We appreciated the delicious homemade cream tea, fresh flowers and welcome goodies. Dog friendly too was a real bonus. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2018

  • "Our first holiday as a new family with our daughter of 7 months."

    Arrived to warm welcome; scones, homemade jam, eggs, tea, meadow flowers. Gorgeous location in beautiful Rockbourne within easy reach of the New Forest. The lodge has been restored and decorated to an extremely high standard. It is comfortable and cosy, and very well equipped - very well thought out. Our stay was made even easier as the owner generously provided us with a cot, high chair, bouncy chair and basket full of toys and books for our baby to use! We all slept incredibly well, and were well rested. We could have happily stayed on another week (or two...).

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Lovely, warm, high quality, well-equipped cottage."

    The owner Laura, offered exceptional customer service, with personal touches and friendly nature. Fresh cream tea, fresh free range eggs, fresh flowers and fresh bread greeted us upon arrival. Also tea, coffee, sugar and milk were included.


  • "East Lodge was beautifully set up."

    Well equipped with added bonus of welcoming basket of butter, milk, tea & coffee were good..

    Mr G Tory

  • "Lovely, relaxing stay, wonderful accommodation, had everything we needed in a great location."

    Guest's Review On New Forest Website

  • "We have had a lovely stay here at East Lodge."

    Everything was just as expected. Lovely touches with the delicious scones and jam and eggs, and the flowers were beautiful. Would recommend it as a relaxing and homely cottage.

    Carry And Ian Carey

  • "You know we just love the lodge, but we especially appreciate the scones, the tea, coffee, lovely fresh eggs and oil to cook them."

    The two-seater sofa is an improvement on the two arm chairs. The bedroom is lovely and so well decorated and dressed. The double bath is a big hit, I always enjoy a glass of champagne in it to unwind. I think you have thought of everything and it is so handy being able to walk to the pub and have a good meal with good wine and stagger home! We are always so sad to leave...

    East Lodge Guests

  • "We have stayed here 3 times now and find it so comfortable."

    Have another 2 Holidays booked for later this year

    Mr Woan

  • "Immaculate condition and great location."

    Facilities exceeded expectations.

    Mr Collins

  • "We stayed with our sons in both the East and West Lodges; the accommodation was as ever to the highest standard and what makes it perfect is the additional provision of eggs, milk, bread and even fresh flowers and scones laid our ready for our arrival."

    The underfloor heating really gives a real touch of luxury whilst the open fire if you prefer it, is perfect for cold winter evenings. With the Rose and Thistle just 5 minutes away and its close proximity to the New Forest it is a dream.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "We stayed for four nights, and had a wonderful stay."

    Cleanliness five star, equipment and utensils five star, quality of furnishings five star, bed linen five star and in such an unusual building! Very spacious with modern touches in a quaint and tastefully finished lodge. The kitchen cupboards are well stocked with day to day larder items. The owners have gone the extra mile to make this a home from home. The welcome goodies were delicious, a lovely home made cream tea for two, new laid eggs and beautiful cut garden flowers in every room. Thank you!\ We took our two Welsh Terriers with us and they were made to feel just as welcome, with lots of extras waiting for them. Even dog tags with the lodge address and phone number on should they get lost whilst on holiday. Very impressive!

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "East lodge is a beautiful cottage."

    Waiting for us on arrival was some delicious home-made bread with jam , fresh eggs and cut flowers. The accommodation was excellent, beautifully decorated and extremely well equipped. This was our first visit to the New Forest and was a good base to explore from.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "We have just returned from a lovely week at East Lodge."

    ...a one bedroomed lovingly and thoughtfully extended lodge cottage. The cottage was well equipped and furnished to a high standard. Upon arrival there was crusty bread, tea bags, coffee and sugar provided to start us off, and prior to arrival our host said that she would accept shop 'n drop for us if we needed. The bed was exceptionally comfy and, in a way, we were glad of the one chilly night so we could light the lovely log fire. All in all a lovely week, walking and cycling from the door as well as some investigations further afield. Would highly recommend.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "We have just returned from a relaxing 3 night stay in East Lodge."

    The accommodation was beautifully decorated with many extra little touches to make guests feel truly at home. The fresh scones, eggs and flowers were a lovely welcome - as was the doggie hamper full of canine essentials for our dog Jessie! The picturesque village of Rockbourne and surrounding area is well worth a stroll and the proximity of the New Forest, as well as the coast, makes East Lodge a perfect base for exploring this beautiful part of the world.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Both West Park Lodges were easy to find following the directions given by the Hideaways Team."

    The owner Laura popped in to see everything was OK on our day of arrival. The Lodge had everything we needed and more for our restful break, including lots of ideas for outings. The lodge was clean and well presented with the lovely touch of a cream tea waiting for us. If I was to be picky my initial concern was the road running alongside East Lodge which when sitting in the beautiful patio area could be off putting if a large vehicle went past or a speedy vehicle. However as this is a rural location it was not a continual problem and did not deter from our lovely break.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "East Lodge was a very relaxing place to stay and spotlessly clean."

    The owner had thought of everything including welcoming scones and fresh flowers. The property was decorated very tastefully and there were nice touches throughout. The location was very convenient for accessing villages in the New Forest. Overall an excellent stay.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "We stayed in your lovely cottage in June 2016 for 12 days and felt so at home and comfortable we could have stayed much longer."

    Your attention to detail, the cosiness, all the extras you provided and the cleanliness of the cottage was second to none. Your welcoming tea and scones and personal visit made us feel very special. The local pub was fabulous and we enjoyed an evening stroll out for a wonderful meal. Our experience in the New Forest was exceptional. What a lovely pocket of England in which to live. I hope we will visit and stay with you again. warmest regards, Tom and Maggie Anderson, Denmark, Western Australia.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "A really homely, comfortable lodge."

    Everything you could wish for is catered for, including a pet hamper for your dog. We stayed with our Westie here and loved the week's break. The personal touches the owner makes like the welcome cream tea, milk and fresh eggs ready for you makes you feel special - a really lovely touch. Laura is on hand to welcome you and check all has been OK when you leave, so you're well looked after. Plenty of lovely walks and pet friendly pubs close by. Will come again.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "We were blown away by the setting and accommodation offered by the East Lodge (mirror image of West Lodge)."

    It is simple but luxurious villa with a very high standard of finish. the bathroom well appointed ,spacious / comfortable and living room with an open fire perfect for nights in. The small village is a perfect setting with a great gastro pub (Rose & Thistle) and multiple walks around. It is close enough to the New Forest to visit everyday but different enough to feel a different country. We didn't tell the owners we were going staying for our honeymoon and as soon as they knew they hand delivered a generous welcome pack. Simply we will be back.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Cottage was in a lovely location, spotlessly clean and the owner was very welcoming."

    Mrs Marian Tomlinson

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  • All ground floor: Entrance hallway with a door through to the courtyard garden
  • One bedroom with a king size bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe
  • Bathroom with bath incorporating an over the bath shower
  • Open plan living/dining/kitchen area with an outlook over paddocks
  • Living area has an open fireplace, sofa, window seat, dining table/chairs and french windows opening out onto a courtyard garden
  • Fitted kitchen area with induction hob, fan oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Stone floors with a carpeted bedroom
  • Outside paved courtyard garden with a bench, garden table and chairs
  • Home-made meals, breakfast hamper and delivery of local produce by arrangement with the owner
  • Pets welcome
  • This property is more suitable for older children and adults but but babies welcome
  • Sorry
  • no smoking
  • Walking distance to three popular pubs.
  • Underfloor central heating
  • Open fire with free logs
  • Oven, microwave, washing machine and fridge
  • TV and free WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • High quality bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Paved courtyard garden with seating area
  • Small lawn
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Home made meals, breakfast hamper, and delivery of local produce available by arrangement with owner
  • Pets welcome, easy access to public footpaths and the New Forest
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 0.75 miles
  • Note: Property more suitable for older children and adults but babies are welcome, high chair and cot available on request.

The property

Built in the early 19th century, East Lodge is one of a pair of listed gate lodges which stand at the entrance to the West Park Estate(see also West Lodge ref. 988967).

This charming bolthole has been completely refurbished and imaginatively extended to provide quirky and charming holiday accommodation which has been graded 4 stars and given a Gold Awarded by Visit England. All the accommodation is at ground floor level for ease of access. Step inside ad you'll find light filled, octagonal shaped rooms, combining stylish decor and furnishings with top-notch, contemporary kitchen and bathroom fittings. We guarantee it will not be like anywhere you've stayed before! The lodges at West Park are situated at one end of the picturesque ancient village of Rockbourne.

A walk through the village takes you past many thatched brick and timber cottages alongside the bourne (stream).

The Rose and Thistle pub is at the other end , a stroll back could include a visit to the 11th/12th century church of Saint Andrew with its flint structure ans tiled roof.

The famous Rockbourne Roman Villa is a short walk away from the lodges. I

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About the location


Salisbury 11 miles; Bournemouth 18 miles.

Fordingbridge is a traditional Hampshire town on the banks of the River Avon, and offers a good mix of shops, pubs and restaurants, a small museum of local history and a display of original work by the artist Augustus John, who lived here for many years. The medieval Great Bridge, with seven graceful arches, is a major feature of the town. The immediate area is a wonderful place for visitors, with its beautiful scenery, nature havens, cycleways and welcoming people. Fordingbridge is conveniently situated for the magnificent cathedral city of Salisbury to the north, and the super seaside resort of Bournemouth to the south. The stunning New Forest National Park is only 1.5 miles from the town, where you can explore thousands of acres of moor, heath and woodland frequented by wild ponies, and dotted with quaint villages and country pubs. Within a short drive is the magnificent Elizabethan manor house at Breamore, as well as the New Forest Water Park, and a trip to Beaulieu, home of the National Motor Museum is not to be missed. This is a great location for exploring this picturesque and interesting area.

Property unsuitable for young children, babies are welcome.

Note: This property only accepts minimum 3 night stays.

Note: For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs stay off the furniture and beds and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.

Please note: Mobile network coverage varies in the property depending on provider. An open WiFi network and landline telephone are provided for communications.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas