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West Lodge

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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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89 Customer Reviews

  • "The hosts were very friendly and informative, greeted us with scones / milk / ..."

    The hosts were very friendly and informative, greeted us with scones / milk / fresh juice: could not fault the cleanliness and layout, Lots of maps and brochures:

    Reviewed by George5.0May 2024

  • "The accommodation was lovely, just as described."

    The owners were very helpful and provided delicious fresh scones, cream and jam to welcome us.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at West lodge set in a picturesque village, Laura the host has thought of everything, we loved the welcome scones for us & the goodie basket for the dog."

    The property is well cared for, with everything you would need. It's also well situated to visit places in Hampshire, Wiltshire & Dorset. We would definitely recommend to stay here, & we look forward to returning.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at West Lodge. We are so pleased to hear you and your furry friend enjoyed the stay and the lovely welcome scones. We would love to welcome you all back again very soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2024

  • "West Lodge was very cosy, comfortable and well equipped."

    It was a great place to return to after a day's walk, with plenty of room for drying wet clothes after we got soaked one day. The garden and neighbouring woodland meant there was plenty of wildlife to see and hear. The owner had provided a huge amount of information on local attractions which was very useful. We would definitely stay there again.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted you found West Lodge to be so cosy and comfortable. We would love to welcomey you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2024

  • "Extremely comfortable accommodation."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our short stay . Frankie our little Sprocker loved her new home for the short time we were there and was very much included for with the thoughtful doggy basket. Thanks to the owners for giving us the wonderful opportunity to stay in such a lovely home whilst exploring the wonderful surroundings. The welcome pack for us was also very much appreciated .

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at West Lodge. It's lovely to hear you and your furry friend enjoyed staying at the Lodge and we hope you made the most of the walks. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful unique lodge house, perfect for a couple."

    Everything was beautifully laid out and seemingly everything we could have wanted was just there ready. Will definitely return in the future.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at West Lodge and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Russ5.0Feb 2024

  • "The Lodge is a great place to stay with every home comfort provided by Laura an excellent host"

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Feb 2024

  • "Great location and property, very warm and comfortable."

    All details thought about. Kitchen and some furniture have been updated since the photos.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Jan 2024

  • "Amazing property clean fresh and inviting."

    The scones and jam were a nice surprise when we arrived. A very quiet relaxing location but within a short distance to many interesting places to visit.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property was lovely & had everything you could possibly need, lovely welcome pack of scones, jam,cream, milk& juice, It was nice & peaceful with a lovely pub just up the road, we found it wasent walking distance but we are in our 70s so not that mobile plus no pavement."

    Lovely comfortable massive double bed. Will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage."

    Could do with secondary glazing and a net curtain in the bedroom window as the road was noisy and cars could see straight in. Lovely private garden with some wildlife coming in, which was a bonus. Bed really comfy and warm. Kitchen well equipped and comfortable lounge. Had occasional issues with WiFi dropping out and TV losing its signal, but being in a remote area it was understandable. A lovely week was had though, didn't want to leave.

    Thank you for taking time to provide this review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and loved the garden too. We hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nikki4.7Sep 2023

  • "We have booked again for next year, that says it all!"

    Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Loved our stay, the bread and scones were a really nice touch."

    The Lodge was perfect for the 2 of us, peaceful stay. Morning of our departure we were visited by 2 deer who came into the garden whilst we were having breakfast. If we were going to be in that area we would be happy to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2023

  • "Nice comfortable and quiet location, nice touch about dog basket and food items which was all welcoming."

    We are pleased that you and your dog enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roderic4.1Jul 2023

  • "I have stayed at West Lodge many times; the accommodation is perfect for my needs."

    My specific needs regarding my allergies are taken into account prior to my arrival. Another 'plus' for me is the location and surrounding countryside, which is really wonderful. A lovely local pub is just down the road and local shops are a conveniently short drive away.

    We're so glad you enjoy your regular stays at West Lodge and also the location. We hope to welcome you many more times! Best wishes Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by P. S.5.0Jun 2023

  • "Superb accommodation."

    Attention to detail exemplary. Loved the fresh flowers, bread and scones. Thank you.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at West Lodge and hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Antonia5.0May 2023

  • "Thanks Laura, for an excellent weekend."

    Lodge was lovely and comfortable, and well equipped. Thanks for the fresh bread and scones.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the freshly baked goodies. We hope we can welcome you back again. Best wishes HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2023

  • "Comfortable accommodation, lovely location."

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at West Lodge. Best wishes, HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage; very comfortable and well equipped."

    Just the right size for the two of us and the dogs.

    We're so pleased you and your four legged friends enjoyed your stay at West Lodge. We'd love to welcome you back. Best wises, HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely well equipped property."

    Good location in the delightful village of Rockbourne with an excellent pub the Rose and Thistle with fantastic food. Lots of walks locally and easy access to the New Forest. The property has underfloor heating which meant the property was all lovely and warm. A large garden which we would certainly use more in the summer months.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you like West Lodge and its location. Thank you for the recommendation of the local pub. We hope we can welcome you back again in the summer months. Best wishes HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and Laura had put a lot of thought into making our stay enjoyable."

    There was a lot of local information which was useful. The flowers and scones etc were much appreciated . We thoroughly enjoyed our week.

    We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at West Lodge - and also loved the flowers and scones! We hope to welcome you again. Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cosy place amenities were brilliant loved the dog basket"

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at West Lodge. Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, perfect for 2."

    Everything that you would need and lots of information on the property and amenities in and around the village. Warm, inviting, comfortable and lots of space.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jan 2023

  • "The accommodation was exceptional, beautiful inside and outside the property."

    The owners were welcoming but did not intrude. Hampshire is such a beautiful place. I would definitely recommend it, it's perfect for a relaxing getaway. The only addition I could recommend is fencing around the side of the property for the dogs.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed such a relaxing stay at West Lodge and hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Dec 2022

  • "Dog hamper was a great idea and the bread." juice.marmalade and coffee was such a nice thought and they were so nice great quality.only thing for us was the garden wasn't completely secure for the dogs but everything else was really good this is a great cottage

    Thank you for this lovely feedback and we're delighted that you had a great time at West Lodge. Best wishes Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2022

  • "Everything about West Lodge was top class."

    Very clean and some nice thoughtful touches such as the dog basket .Would not hesitate to recommend to family and friends.We will definitely be back!!!

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at West Lodge and look forward to welcoming you again. Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "A first class property well deserving of its Gold award."

    Thank you for your kind review. We hope you had a wonderful stay and that we can welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerrie5.0Sep 2022

  • "We picked 3 separate cottages over a 3 week timeframe this one being the last one and it proved itself to be truly a level beyond outstanding."

    Sleep quality is excellent and you wake up feeling refreshed. The host Laura has succeeded in providing the renter the very best experience in comfort and amenities. The attention to detail is extremely impressive. This cute and unusual property is spotlessly clean, very well equipped and very comfortable. Located in a lovely chocolate box village with an excellent pub just a few minutes walk, is very central to many attractions. Rockbourne is a delightful village set in the Hampshire countryside. My only regret was I booked just a week, next time it will be for much longer. As far as I am concerned this place deserves 6 stars out of 5

    Thank you for your amazing feedback on West Lodge, the owners will be delighted that you have said the property deserves 6 stars! We look forward to you returning again in the near future. Hideaways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2022

  • "What an amazing place West Lodge is and Laura a welcoming host."

    It was so clean and provided everything you needed for your holiday. The bed was one of the most comfortable we have slept it. The dogs also had their own hamper which they were impressed with. Brilliant location for the New Forest and the Hampshire and Dorset coast. Dog friendly pub in the village with delicious food and well worth a visit. We will definitely be returning next year.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such lovely feedback on your stay at West Lodge. We are so glad to hear that both yourselves and your dog enjoyed your stay, and we can't wait to be able to welcome you again next year! Best wishes, HideAways. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely, high quality lodge in a beautiful location."

    Every comfort and amenity was provided. Would highly recommend

    Thank you for lovely comments. We are glad that you were comfortable and hope you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again. Best wishes Hideaways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Johanne5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is the best holiday accommodation we've stayed in and we couldn't fault a thing."

    Beautiful location, good quality furniture & fittings, everything you needed was there even portable garden fencing to keep our little puppy safe. Plenty of country walks and pubs close to the lodge and only a short trip to Fordingbridge for anything you couldn't get from the village store. This really is a hidden gem and we intend to come back many times in the future. Thank you Laura for making our stay so enjoyable. Gerry & Jan - near Eastbourne.

    Thank you for your excellent review. We are so pleased that you speak so highly of West Lodge and your host. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a great place to stay."

    Don't want to rave about it too much or it'll be fully booked when we want to go again!

    Fabulous to hear you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2022

  • "Our stay at West Lodge was amazing."

    ..the property was a delight to stay in...bit disappointed to see the garden was open but happy to find some fencing in the shed so that we could put this across the side of the lodge making it enclosed for our dog....some way of securing this fence to the bollards.....string/cable ties....would have been helpful to make it more secure....many thanks to all concerned.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay at West Lodge. We will note your comments regarding the garden and hope it didn't impact your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jack4.4Apr 2022

  • "Loved it.."

    Thank you for your feedback!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful lodge, every possible need considered and catered for."

    Exceptionally dog-friendly, with even their own little hamper of goodies provided. The host was very welcoming and kept in touch throughout. Would definitely recommend, and indeed plan on returning myself!

    Reviewed by Verity5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, great stay Thankyou"

    Thank you for this feedback. We are glad you had a good stay at West Lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2021

  • "West Park Lodge had been thoughtfully equipped & we had everything we needed for our short stay."

    The dog basket was also a thoughtful extra. We would stay again if we were going to visit the New Forest. West Park is situated in an attractive area, with good pubs & Fordingbridge is an interesting town which we did not have time to explore properly. The Lodge is also within easy reach of the coast- Lymington- Mudeford etc, making it a perfect venue from which to explore.

    We are delighted that you had such a lovely stay at West Lodge, enjoying all of the surroundings as well. We hope you will return in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by S4.4Dec 2021

  • "Fabulous"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2021

  • "All comforts provided even basket of necessities for pets!"

    ! Extra to as winter draws near heating, electric blanket (cosy) and extra heater. Also large fan for summer months. Near all amenities and local pubs!! Ideal quiet get away. Thanks

    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 M5.0Nov 2021

  • "West Lodge is excellent quality accommodation in a lovely village with a welcoming pub."

    The hosts are extremely helpful and have thought of everything to make your stay really enjoyable.

    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 Ron5.0Oct 2021

  • "Laura was very helpful for anything we needed and helped us with the petrol situation at this time ."

    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 Stewart5.0Oct 2021

  • "Peaceful and relaxing Sadly it was the year of being troubled by the fly"

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback and so sorry about the flies Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage at high standard."

    Fully equiped and in a nice quiet location. Easy parking and good outdoor space.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at West Lodge. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed the stay and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by George5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had our dog with us, it doesn’t mention that the garden isn’t enclosed, but saying that it did have some flexible fencing in the garden store which was easy to use, also we don’t expect our dog to go on any furniture but when you get there it does tell you that they must not go in the bedroom not even sleep on the floor in the bedroom, just a couple of things that I think should be mentioned in the description, as you can’t leave a dog in the property on its own, if you close the door to the bedroom then it is on its own unless you have a cage."

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at West Lodge. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we will pass on your comments to the owner with regards to the dog rules. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pam3.8Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage and garden."

    So peaceful. Lovely walks in surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Liza5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely unusual cottage and have already recommended it to friends."

    Loved the super king sized bed, so big that if I wanted to tell my wife anything I had to text her. We prefer the quieter areas so didn’t bother with Bournemouth, Poole etc. (been before) and was quite happy taking it easy in the garden thanks to the brilliant weather we had and going walks in the forest. If you have dogs they need to be well behaved or on a lead at all times when outside. We sorted that problem by ours being on extended leads with the lead handles fixed under the garden chairs. If there was anything I could pick fault with there was only one and that was the garden recliners, it felt as if you were being stretched on the rack and far too difficult for me to get my old rickety bones out of. All in all we had a lovely stress free relaxing time and my wife was more than pleased in having managed to get a Toby Carvery for her birthday.

    We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at West Lodge and were blessed with the glorious sunshine! Thank you your feedback and ideas for improvement are always much appreciated. We hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2021

  • "The location & lodge was absolutely fantastic, everything you needed & very clean."

    The little notes and touches were very thoughtful. The pubs nearby were great and so many places to visit we definitely needed more time there. Very lovely and the most amazing long weekend ever!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2021

  • "A fabulous hideaway for a week."

    Quiet apart from the sight and sounds of the abundant wildlife. Convenient for trips out, a history geeks heaven on earth with so much to see within an easy distance. In short …a well appointed holiday home in a beautiful location and somewhere I’d be very happy to come back to again. Thank you to the owners

    We are pleased to hear you had a fabulous week and we would love for you to return again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2021

  • "Wonderful cosy lodge in a brilliant location."

    There a walks to three local pubs from the door and the New Forest is 5 minutes drive away. Whilst some of the walks are on country lanes, the traffic is very light. The underfloor heating makes sure the lodge never feels cold and the large garden is lovely. You do need to have an obedient dog as the garden is not enclosed.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2021

  • "This cottage is delightful."

    Very well kept. The owner was helpful and friendly. Certainly one of the best we have stayed in. The surrounding area was great to explore and we found some beautiful walks and drives in the New Forest.

    The owner will be delighted to read that West Lodge is one of the best cottages you have stayed in! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Sep 2020

  • "Access to walking from the door is not safe the roads are narrow with no verges ..."

    Access to walking from the door is not safe the roads are narrow with no verges the traffic is very heavy morning and evening the only footpath is not cut sheep on it covered in droppings

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at West Lodge. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed the cottage, but Unfortatntly we cannot do anything about the roads from the house being narrow with no pavements to walk on. This is very common in most rural areas, as are sheep or other livestock. We hope you still enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William4.4Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely relaxing short break at West Lodge."

    The accommodation is perfect for the two of us and our dog. Everything was thought of, from dog treats and bowls and maps for walks and even a hose which we needed for cleaning him up before going back in the lodge. There were lovely welcome items such as scones and bread and many extras .Information packs about the area and maps and ideas were many. It is so well thought out and cared for. The lodge is cosy and warm too with underfloor heating and i guess in the summer sitting outside the french doors would be lovely after a days activities. The village is quiet after the rush hour to work and again at home time.. There is a pub also but walking the road needs care as there are no pavements especially at night. There are many dog walks around although our visit was somewhat waterlogged i am sure the summer is lovely. This place is a real retreat but also a visit to Salisbury is not far and worth a visit as is Shaftsbury and Fordingbridge. We loved our stay at West Lodge and were very impressed in the work involved in restoring the lodges, so well done to Laura and all involved.

    What lovely comments! Thank you! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at West Lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Mar 2020

  • "High quality accommodation in peaceful setting within easy reach of amenities and lovely heath and woodland walks- can highly recommend it."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2019

  • "Everything done with care and quality in mind."

    Welcome pack lovely and thoughtfully seasonal and thoroughly enjoyed. Very comfortable and perfect place for a break. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Dec 2019

  • "Owner Laura welcomed us to our retreat just after we arrived."

    Flowers,milk, home baked bread and scones and cream that a Laura had supplied, made a great relaxing start to the holiday. Well equipped, clean and comfortable holiday retreat. Owner had also gone to the trouble to supply sundries that may have been forgotten, ie toothpaste, butter, sugar coffee, oil etc. There was even a dog hamper with a disc to attach to our pets collar saying that they were on holiday giving the phone number that is supplied at the cottage incase he got lost

    Thank you for your lovely comments on West Lodge Cottage and we are glad you had a relaxing start to your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2019

  • "We felt like we were home from home and couldn’t have asked for more."

    Every comfort was thought of and provided for.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful location Cottage well equipped and owner very helpful even down to ..."

    Beautiful location Cottage well equipped and owner very helpful even down to doggy hamper Very peaceful holiday and able to recharge our batteries

    Reviewed by Diane4.1Sep 2019

  • "2of the 4days due to local water problem water was brown and undrinkable, we knew garden was unsecured but very busy estate and surrounding roads advertised as being able to walk they are busy and too dangerous to walk along with a dog."

    Estate is a kill zone not a fox hunt went past our cottage which was upsetting and could hear shooting. You should mentioned these points i would never have booked. Worse holiday i can remember

    Reviewed by Angela1.9Sep 2019

  • "The setting is perfect,peaceful and set in wonderful country."

    All the required facilities are provided.The lodge is situated near to the wonderful New Forest.Primary routes are near to take you for days out in Hampshire,Wiltshire and Dorset.Even when the weather is bad it is a pleasure to be there.This is our second visit to this property this year.I think that nicely sums it up.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2019

  • "Laura's personal welcome with a delicious strawberry cream tea."

    The Lodge is in a perfect location and is very comfortable .

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2019

  • "This was our third holiday using Sykes Cottages and this latest venue exceeded all our expectations."

    We arrived to find milk, bread, coffee, tea plus scones and cream supplied for us. The accommodation was absolutely spotless and the attention to detail was outstanding with even a shopping bag supplied. Information was supplied in abundance with recommendations of local amenities.

    Reviewed by R5.0Jul 2019

  • "Our fourth visit to West lodge."

    Delicious scones and cream on arrival. Laura is always available and never intrusive. Good selection of pub restaurants nearby and the New Forest is beautiful at all times of the year.

    Reviewed by Cynthia5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings Very well equipped."

    Warm welcome by owner. Lovely welcome pack and even doggy hamper. Hope to return in near future

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2019

  • "West Lodge is the perfect setting for a holiday break."

    The village is lovely, buildings with thatch roofs,quiet and peaceful,yet situated perfectly to explore Hampshire and Wiltshire.The owners are very nice .We loved it so much,we have booked to go again in August.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fantastic accommodation, lovely location, and definitely dog friendly."

    Loved the cream tea and fresh eggs that were waiting for us when we arrived, a really welcoming touch, and very tasty. Three local pubs all serving good food, are well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Derry5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great place to stay."

    Owners friendly and welcoming. Arrived to find freshly laid eggs, bread and scones. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2019

  • "My husband, I and our rescue dog stayed over Christmas 2018 so that we could visit family and friends in Hampshire."

    We chose West Lodge for it's detached and peaceful setting, the garden, and because of it's proximity to the New Forest. The Lodge more than met our expectations and the owner was very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The Lodge was tastefully decorated for the festive season and the welcome gifts of prosecco and mince pies - along with a wealth of other complimentary items - had us exclaiming like excited children! There was even a hamper in the hall containing items for your dog should you wish to borrow them. Everything had been carefully thought out. The information pack provided was both thorough and helpful too - We ordered from the listed Indian restaurant in Fordingbridge on our first evening and the owner was wonderfully friendly. All in all we had a very relaxing and happy stay, would highly recommend West Lodge, and we'd definitely book again should the occasion arise.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Dec 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in West Lodge as we did in East Lodge last year."

    The garden was really lovely and the two dogs could not wait each morning to get out there and play. The whole Lodge was very clean and well set up. We will be back soon I am sure.

    5.0Oct 2018

  • "This little cottage is a peace of heaven!"

    Everything we could want or need was there waiting for us, making our holiday as relaxing as it could ever be. The location was fab for days out into the forest, with the secluded garden meaning evenings in with a glass of wine were also luxury. Couldn't have asked for anything more, thank you Laura.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Everything was excellent"


  • "Tastefully decorated and well equipped cottage."

    Luxury bed linen, comfy bed allowed for a peaceful nights' sleep. Thoughtful touches throughout. Labelled keys, instructions and safety information provided for all of the appliances. 'A Things To Do' folder, walks/restaurants/shops etc. Torch/lamp handy for the short walk to and from the village pub/restaurant and to the bathroom in the pitch dark. Laura welcomed us to the property and ensured we had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. After we had explored our temporary accommodation we sat down to our complimentary home made scones, clotted cream and jam. The treats didn't end there, breakfast the following morning consisted of complementary free range eggs and filter coffee. The lodge is well placed for exploring the New Forest. The Winchester Cathedral, Jane Austen tour was most enjoyable. A peaceful retreat to get away from it all.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "The owner thinks of every comfort"


  • "We stayed at West Lodge for 3 nights at the end of July 2017."

    We enjoyed our stay so much that after only a couple of hours in the property we decided to book again for Feb 2018. What a beautiful and tranquil place to holiday. Thank you very much Laura.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "What a treat for my birthday."

    Everything has been thought of including for the dogs - a lovely touch. Beautifully and tastefully furnished - a real home from home. Local pub is lovely with great food. Plenty of walking from the door with the New Forest a short drive away. Hope to visit again.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "We have just got back from a 5 day stay and have had a great time."

    If you want a get away from it all break this is the place for you. The lodge is excellent. Everything you need is there including a dog basket full of towels, hose pipe, biscuits and even a tag to tell people where you are staying if your dog gets lost! The lodge is very comfortable, immaculately clean and very cosy. The bed is so comfortable. The village of Rockbourne is beautiful and the Rose and Crown does an excellent Sunday lunch and is dog friendly. There are some lovely walks around Rockbourne, all of which are of an 'easy' standard. Excellent!

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "We booked West Lodge via Hideaways Cottages, and had decided on a 4 night stay, Friday through to Tuesday."

    Easy to find on the edge of the attractive West Hampshire village of Rockbourne, we arrived just after 3pm on the Friday with our dog, Nessie. I had read some reviews and had an awareness that West Lodge was to be to a high standard, and this was confirmed when we drove up to the lodge, which appeared very sweet, and entered to the hallway. The underfloor heating was immediately apparent, which was welcome as dusk approached and the temperature cooled. We were very impressed with the box in the hallway containing a variety of dog items, eg a towel for her muddy feet and fur, a pack of poo bags, even a spare dog lead! Oh, and a tub of dog biscuits in the kitchen! And so to the kitchen/dining room/lounge. Beautifully appointed, with comfy furnishings, well equipped modern kitchen, and table chairs. The open grate and stack of wood whetted our appetite for a fire later, and there was a very comprehensive array of books, leaflets, and of great value two Ordnance Survey maps of the New Forest and Salisbury areas. They came in very useful! A couple of binders contained more information about the lodge and the wider area (eating out, walks, etc). Oh, and scones, home made damson jam, butter, milk and eggs!! The kettle was on in no time. The other rooms were all very clean and neat, with an excellent bathroom, very modern! The garden area was surprisingly large, with an outhouse full of more wood for the fire, which we didn't need in the end.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "West Lodge really is a relaxing place to stay."

    The owners have tastefully decorated the Lodge and put careful thought into making it comfortable and a haven to unwind. Its positioned in a beautiful area and perfect for walking. Our stay could not have been better and we will certainly be going back for another break. Thank you!!

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "The total experience of having the lodge to stay in was absolutely perfect for a peaceful getaway."

    The location was ideal with excellent position for visiting the areas of the New Forest, Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton, Portsmouth and even Brighton. The amenities available within the lodge enable any visitor to either fully cater or just use as an overnight base. My wife and I would certainly re-visit and recommend to our friends if any are visiting the area for a long or short stay.

    Geoff Heyes

  • "My husband and I visited the New Forest with my sister and brother in law who have been staying at the East Lodge for some nine years now."

    The Lodges are perfect for a getaway from it all break - set within the heart of the New Forest they are an idyllic hideaway. They are decorated to a high standard and have underfloor heating throughout. On arrival, we found a welcome card and homemade scones and jam - a very nice thought and very enjoyable. \ There are folders with a host of information for those wanting to explore the area - many great walks on your doorstep and The Rose & Thistle pub just down the road serves exquisite pub food (the steak and kidney suet pudding is a must try - you won't be disappointed). Cable TV, books and DVD's are all available and there is a washing machine, dishwasher and very well equipped kitchen - I can't think of anything that we needed that wasn't there.\ It really felt like home and we look forward to a return visit.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "This is a charming lodge, you only have to look at the outside when you arrive to know that all will be well."

    It has been beautifully renovated with every need seemingly catered for, a very comfortable bed that you don't want to leave, great bathroom and kitchen with plenty of room everywhere. Laura is helpful and friendly, great pub nearby with very good food, Fordingbridge a few minutes away with a supermarket and The George, another good pub, on the river.\ As we live in Spain, the refuse system completely threw us but it didn't seem to matter. Would have preferred 2 armchairs instead of a sofa but looking at the guest book, others preferred a sofa. Can't please everyone. Very good wifi unlike other places where we have stayed. Unfortunately no mobile phone signal but that seems to be the norm in the UK. Highly recommended.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "We really loved The Lodge, it is modern, clean and very comfortable."

    A good comfy bed is really important and this one didn't disappoint. Good base for visiting lots of N.T. properties plus the Motor Museum at Beaulieu. Enjoyed food at The Inn at Cranborne. Many thanks for the scones and eggs. We hope to come back soon!

    Heather & Richard Scott

  • "Nice lodge!"

    Enjoyed the free range eggs left for us (and the scones!). Sampled all the local eateries and if you like good, old fashioned pub-grub you can't go wrong with The Compasses in Damerham - lovely grub! Great dog friendly beaches at Hengistbury Head also. Had a lovely short break!

    Tom And Dawn Dunlea

  • "The Indian take away in the cottage booklet is great."

    Ms Rose

  • "Cosy, peaceful, well equipped, lovely area."

    Our 2nd visit to cottages, staying at East Lodge last time. The garden at West Lodge just gives it the edge. Lovely villages around and places to visit\ \


  • "The cottage is perfect for a get away from it all break."


  • "Quality of furnishings at cottage, all the things provided & welcome from Laura"

  • "If you're looking for a quiet and cosy little hideaway from your busy hectic world, then you would be doing yourself a favour by booking some time in this fabulous little cottage."

    The owners have obviously gone to a lot of trouble to make your stay at West Lodge as care free, easy and comfortable as possible, and in that they have succeeded, and then some. The living accommodation is clean and open plan, with a lovely open fire to relax with on a cold winters evening, or afternoon!! The small but very well equipped kitchen is thoughtfully laid out.The bathroom is also a well- thought out luxury, with both shower and bath to relax in, and the bedroom with it's oh so comfortable bed, which trust me you won't want to leave, although if you don't you'll be missing out on a stunning part of the world, with The New Forest on your doorstep, and The World Heritage site that is Stonehenge just up the road, not forgetting The Historical Dockyard at Portsmouth, all within easy travelling distance. And last but not least the kind welcome from Laura and her homemade goodies with free range eggs, to give this little treasure of a cottage that local flavour. \ If you book, do enjoy, I certainly did, so much so I didn't want to come home, and judging from the comments book in the cottage, neither does anyone else who stays here.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "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

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  • All ground floor
  • Entrance hallway with a door through to the garden
  • One bedroom with a super king size bed, chest of drawers and built in wardrobe
  • Airy bathroom with bath and an over-the-bath shower
  • Open plan living/dining/kitchen area with an outlook over the garden with woodland views
  • Living area has an open fireplace, window seat, sofa, dining table/chairs
  • The French windows open out onto the patio and garden
  • Fitted kitchen area with fan oven, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • The bedroom has a fitted carpet, the remainder of the property has stone tiles with underfloor heating
  • Outside paved patio with a garden table and chairs, the garden comprises a mown grass area, a wild grass bank leading to a beech hedge with woodland beyond
  • Home-made meals, breakfast hamper and delivery of local produce by arrangement with the owner
  • Pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • The property is more suited to adults and older children but babies welcome
  • Walking distance to three popular pubs.
  • Underfloor heating with open fireplace
  • Oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, TV, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Hairdryer and iron provided
  • Paved private courtyard garden with garden table and chairs, BBQ available
  • Off road parking
  • Pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 0.75 miles
  • Homemade meals, breakfast hamper and delivery of local produce by arrangement with the owner
  • Note: This property is more suited to adults but babies are welcome.

The property

West Lodge is a unique and historic building, dating back to the early 1800’s. The detached is one of a pair of listed gate lodges which stand at the entrance to the West Park Estate (see also East Lodge-Ref. 988986). West Lodge has been completely refurbished and imaginatively extended to provide unusual and highly desirable holiday accommodation, graded 4 stars and given a Gold Award by Visit England.

Inside, the property is stylishly furnished and all the accommodation is on ground floor level, with bright and attractive octagonal shaped rooms. A really unique and special place to stay. 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 and tiled roof.

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

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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.

Note: Homemade meals, breakfast hamper and delivery of local produce by arrangement with the owner.
Note: Suitable for adults and teenage children but babies welcome.

Note: This property only accepts minimum 3 night stays.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas