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The Retreat

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Ower, nr. Romsey
Grade 3 Star rating
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Situated on the edge of one of the lakes in the owners’ 22-acre grounds, enjoy watching the wildlife from the decked area.

This detached single-storey holiday lodge is situated in the owner’s grounds, consisting of 22 acres of woodland and lakes. The lodge sits on the edge of one of the lakes, with a decked area from which to enjoy watching the birdlife and fish. On the edge of the New Forest National Park, with access to the A36 from Salisbury to Southampton, it provides an ideal base for exploring the miles of footpaths and the towns of Bournemouth and Poole. Sites of interest include Beaulieu Abbey, Buckler’s Hard, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Bronze Age barrows. Southampton is 7 miles. Carp fishing on site, free of charge. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Stairs to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Induction hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Decked terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared, natural 22-acre grounds. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: On the edge of a lake. 4 lakes in grounds.

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  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • FishingFishing
  • All En-suiteAll En-suite
  • Open PlanOpen Plan

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/05/2016
    Lovely location, lodge very clean but bed and sofa may need replacing soon. Beautiful area with ducks and geese. Ideal base to explore the New Forest. I was sad to leave the peaceful decking area and would stay again in a heartbeat.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 03/03/2016
    Really nice place relaxing and quiet driveway a little rough but ok if your car's not to low and traffic noise does spoil the otherwise lovely location

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 22/02/2016
    Lovely location and beautifully decorated inside, with a stunning view right on your door step. Very close too walks and activity parks, would stay again in the future

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 18/02/2016
    Very welcoming and lovly cottage. Set back from the busy life and great to have some free time

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/01/2016
    Amazing amazing place. Perfect to chill out and unwind!!!!! Lovely little wood cabin by beautiful ponds and only 10 mins from the forest :) I will definitely be returning...... What a little gem :) loved the quirkiness too it.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2015
    The 22 acres & 3 (extremely small) lakes (tho' plenty of fish if you're an angler) was a disappointment. The Retreat is in the middle of a series of barbed-wire horse fields so you cannot walk far (15 mins at most round the whole lot). The property itself is really cute and spotless but the bed (which the owners are aware of ) is a cheap flimsy metal affair which squeaks with every move and the mattress is VERY uncomfortable). People who use the horse fields walk around the property exercising their dogs; and fishermen use the larger lake so there is limited privacy. (A child and a fisherman both appeared at the rear bedroom window - on separate occasions.) But the absolute killer is that the property is only a couple of hundred yards from an excruciatingly busy A road (even on Christmas Day). It is extremely noisy and cannot be walked along safely (ie if you want to go for a stroll or walk to the local pub you have to drive - and there are no 'grounds' to walk round. If you're expecting a base to go walking without having to rely on a car this is not for you. However, if you're a fisherman I should imagine it's a dream.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/01/2016
    Beautiful retreat, very helpful hosts. I would definitely stay again and can't wait to book another break. Thank you

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/11/2015
    Looking a little less pristine, then it did a year ago ,which is a shame.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 18/07/2015
    It was a lovely place to get away from it all. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet and the wild life, the fishing was good too. The kitchen facilities got a bit of getting use to but we did and everything was fine.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/10/2015
    Perfection! I had a happy husband with all the fishing, the walks were fantastic, the sun shone every day, and for the kind of chilled out break that we wanted it was just perfect. The owners Tess and Gary were very friendly and helpful and didn't mind us barbequing round the fishing lakes.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/09/2015
    Simply wonderful. A beautiful place to relax and enjoy mother nature at her finest. Couldn't have chosen a more wonderful place to stay. The owners very friendly and helpful. Most definitely going back.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/08/2015
    The only reason I gave the location a 9 out of 10 is because you can hear the road traffic when outside on the decking area but not inside. This did not detract from our enjoyment of The Retreat in any way but others should be made aware. We hope to return to The Retreat later this year as the position is ideal for visiting the coast and country walks. Excellent. Thank you

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 30/05/2015
    The bed needed some attention as the support underneath wasn't too great. Also the door wasn't very well fixed on the shower. Otherwise it was a great location with lovely surroundings, very friendly families of geese and ducks, and fantastic to have an effective log burner.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/05/2015
    Loved the Retreat, the accommodation was spotlessly clean. Lovely peaceful place enjoyed by both of us and our dog... My husband enjoyed the fishing.

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9.2 out of 10 – based on 22 reviews collected by Reevoo
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