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Kingfisher Retreat

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Kingfisher Cottage, Blissford, New Forest National Park, Fordingbridge SP6 2JH, England
Kingfisher Retreat
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kingfisher Retreat in Fordingbridge is quite simply a hidden gem. After receiving excellent directions prior to our arrival, it wasn't hard to find even if slightly off the beaten track. After parking your car (of which there is ample room for multiple vehicles) you are simply taken back by the stunning settings of this Property. Martyn has a wonderful... More 

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Kingfisher-retreat, Owner at Kingfisher Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you both for your review, it will be a pleasure seeing you both again as Mr and Mrs , you truly look very much a together couple .so pleased you like The Gardeners Lodge , next time try the other Lodge, that one is larger with a 6ft bed. Hope you enjoyed your full day of cycling. More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When the electronic wooden gates opened and I walked into the grounds I was in love-this is what we needed for our weekend break away. The gardens are absolutely stunning, everything has been so carefully thought out. From the Willow in the centre of the water to the red Japanese style bridge at the far end. The little boat moored... More 

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Kingfisher-retreat, Owner at Kingfisher Retreat, responded to this review

Well, we've said it before, we are so lucky to have such appreciative and superb guests such as yourselves. Thank you for observing the finer details. And when we meet again you may be fortunate to see the Kingfisher as our guests did yesterday. Look forward to seeing you both again soon. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am writing this review after our third stay within a year at the Kingfisher Retreat. The Kingfisher Retreat is simply idyllic, the accommodation is unbelievably comfortable, we have stayed in both the Chauffeurs Lodge and the Gardeners Lodge and are both superb. Chrissy and Martyn continue to be wonderful hosts, and go out of their way assist wherever possible,... More 

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Kingfisher-retreat, Owner at Kingfisher Retreat, responded to this review

Always nice to see you both, so pleased you enjoyed being here and enjoying it all once more. We are very lucky, we have such lovely guests! Thank you and look forward to seeing you both another time. More 

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have just returned from a two night break at the Kingfisher Retreat. My friend and I stayed in the cottage room which was beautifully decorated in keeping with the country atmosphere. We had a warm welcome from Chrissy and Martyn and felt comfortable right away, we were asked what we wanted for breakfast the following morning and what time... More 

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Kingfisher-retreat, Owner at Kingfisher Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, so pleased you liked it here and thanks for the compliments. Hopefully we will see you again, we felt very relaxed having you here stay with us. Hopefully you will come again and you can then try one of The Lodges. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We have just returned from Kingfisher Retreat B&B after a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing weekend away and couldn't wait to book to go back. We were made very welcome by Martyn and Chrissy - it was a perfect base for the weekend, only 5 minutes drive to the local village of Fordingbridge where you can find great pubs and excellent... More 

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Kingfisher-retreat, Owner at Kingfisher Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review, lovely guests to have stay with us, a real pleasure , and looking forward to seeing you both again. More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A lovely house in a picturesque setting with scrupulously clean and very comfortable accommodation. Chrissy and Martin are excellent, friendly hosts and the breakfasts delicious with home baked bread, eggs from their own hens and top quality bacon and sausages from a local butcher. This all makes for a perfect stay.

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Kingfisher-retreat, Owner at Kingfisher Retreat, responded to this review

Very nice to have met you both, and kind of you to send a review, thank you. It makes it all worth while having guests such as yourselves stay here with us. More 

Maldon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

What a fab place, beautiful house, lovely hosts and great location. We stayed in the Chauffeurs Lodge last weekend and had an amazing time. Great accommodation, wonderful breakfast with homemade muesli, jam and bread . 20 minute walk up a steep hill to a great pub, the Foresters, and had the most amazing savoury ice cream - chilli, pepper and... More 

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Kingfisher-retreat, Owner at Kingfisher Retreat, responded to this review

Well, what can we say, except thank you thank you, once again really nice guests and so happy and appreciative. Definitely a joy to have here, look forward to seeing you again. More 

Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We have just returned from spending yet another wonderful break at Kingfisher Retreat. This was our 5th visit and I can honestly state that the charm and beauty of the place never gets old. Each time we visit it feels like we are escaping from the real world into a little paradise. Sitting by the pond and just soaking in... More 

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Kingfisher-retreat, Owner at Kingfisher Retreat, responded to this review

Well what can we say, it's so nice you choose us again and again, thank you. It never seems like work when we have superb guests like yourselves. More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Made even better by our hosts, Chrissy and Martin. Nothing too much trouble. Even lent us a DVD relating to a conversation over breakfast..... Mmmmm Chrissy's breakfast, what a great way to start the day. What a lovely, peaceful place to stay! We stayed 2 nights in the gardeners lodge which is great. Thank you both.

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Kingfisher-retreat, Owner at Kingfisher Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us, we both enjoyed having you here , extremely nice guests to have stay here at Kingfisher, always welcome. More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

I couldn't fault anything about my stay at the kingfisher retreat. From the minute we got there to the minute we left everything was perfect. Chrissy and martyn were perfect host met all ours needs and prepared an amazing breakfast! They really made sure you had everything you needed and wanted for your stay whether it was extra bacon to... More 

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Kingfisher-retreat, Owner at Kingfisher Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your splendid review, so pleased everything was as you wanted, nice guests make nice hosts!!! More 

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