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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place with very friendly people, If you want to see wildlife this is the place."

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Apr 2024

  • "We loved our time in lodge and would definitely rebook The owners were brilliant and very helpful"

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Jun 2023

  • "Recycling bins could be something to consider."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric central heating
  • Combination microwave/oven, 2-ring induction hob, fridge
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Front decking with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: This property does not accept children
  • Note: This property can be booked with Ref
  • 1135667, together sleeping up to 4 guests.

The property

Fordingbridge 3.4 miles.

Tucked away in South Gorley near Fordingbridge, Hampshire, lies this lovely, studio-style shepherd’s hut, Kookaburra.

Enjoying a fantastic location within the stunning New Forest National Park, and the wildlife rich Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve, Kookaburra is a fabulous choice for a unique couple’s getaway.

Upon arrival, you will find off-road parking and a lovely front decked area with picnic bench, ideal for alfresco dining with a backdrop of far-reaching countryside views.

Be welcomed into the fully insulated, high standard, open-plan living space, home to a compact, yet well-equipped kitchen and dining seating for two, perfect for enjoying a romantic meal over a bottle of wine.

After dinner, freshen up in the well-appointed shower room which houses a spacious walk-in shower on your way to curling up in the sumptuous double bed where you can watch your favourite shows on the TV before catching some well-earned rest.

When you’re ready the next day, head out to explore your local area, where you can treat your loved one to a tasty meal at the thatched country pub the Old Beams Inn, take leisurely strolls along the crisp waters of the River Avon, or venture into the extensive Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve to soak in the local wildlife, whilst Hockeys farm shop and cafe is also only a short drive away.

For a wider selection of amenities, head into nearby Ringwood, where you can visit the popular Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre, sample local ales at Ringwood Brewery, stock up on essentials at the numerous supermarkets and convenience stores, or tuck into some pub classics at The Railway Kitchen and Pub.

For scenic hikes and bike rides, take advantage of the New Forest National Park, where you can find the noteworthy attractions of the New Forest Airfields Memorial, Blackwater Arboretum, and New Forest Wildlife Park.

For a day along the coast, make the drive down to Bournemouth, where you can spend a day on its famous beach, bask in the delights of the bustling pier, tour the Oceanarium, or even catch a live show at the theatre.

Poole is also within easy reach, where nearby, you can find the famous Sandbanks Beach.

All this and more awaits during your stay at Kookaburra.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Bournemouth 11.5 miles; Poole 16 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas