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Kingfisher Retreat

Kingfisher Cottage, New Forest National Park, Fordingbridge SP6 2JH, England
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Kingfisher Retreat
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we stayed in the gardeners lodge,which was lovely,clean,cosy, and charming.quiet,peaceful location.chrissy and martyn were the perfect hosts,helpful,but not intrusive,breakfast was excellent.highly recommended place to stay.we had meals at the foresters arms and the royal oak which were both well worth the visit ,great food.if stayin more than a few days,be aware there is no cookin equipment.

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, it clearly makes it a pleasure for us when our efforts are appreciated. Unfortunately under New Forest National Park planning rules we are not allowed to let the lodges as "Self Catering with Cooking Facilities" but only on a B&B basis. To give our guests the greatest flexibilty that we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Martyn and Chrissy could not be more welcoming. The house and the grounds are outstanding. It is a beautiful place perfectly placed for seeing the new forest. The walk to Fordingbridge is do-able at around 40 mins, but I wouldn't want to do it in reverse so suggest a cab back! The grounds are peaceful and you are welcome to... More

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

Thank you for your very kind sentiments, guests such as yourselves make it very enjoyable for us. You have clearly seen the love and care that we have put into building our home and into running it as a hospitality business. It is nice for you to comment that you understand why we have to mention a few items of... More

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our fourth time of staying in this most idyllic,charming place, and it just gets better with each visit. We have always stayed in the Gardeners Lodge (which is delightful), however, Martyn did show us the Chaffeurs Lodge which is beautiful. Chrissy and Martyn always make you feel so welcome (also Chrissys mum who is so lovely). It is... More

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

Its always a pleasure to welcome you both, it really feels just like friends coming to stay. We look foward very much to your next visit. Mum sends her love. Martyn & Chrissy More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

My boyfriend and I had a fantastic time at Martyn and Chrissy's hideaway.The Gardener's Lodge looks unassuming from the outside but is a perfectly self-contained bedroom and en-suite: clean, cosy and inviting with the obvious benefit of privacy away from the main house. It is small so if you're aiming to spend a lot of time inside, perhaps one of... More

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

Thank you for all your lovely comments, it is so nice to know that guests appreciate the effort we have put in, to try to make everything as perfect as possible. Hopefully you will visit us again and if you do may we suggest the Chauffeurs Lodge which still has easy chairs, dining table and chairs, fridge, etc. but with... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We had a brilliant time staying here for a long weekend last month. The room was beautiful, very clean and comfy, and had all the conveniences you would want. Martyn and Chrissy made us feel incredibly welcome and went out of their way to help us make the most of our stay. Chrissy's breakfasts are also well worth a mention... More

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

Thank you for your very kinds words of encouragement, its haveing guests like yourselves that make it all worth while. very best wishes Chrissy and Martyn More

surrey
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10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This accommodation was right up my street - a little lodge with its own front door, completely detached, wonderfully private with outstanding views of the lake. I couldn't have chosen anywhere better. The interior was beautifully furnished and freshly decorated. The location was ideal and we enjoyed a brisk 4.5 mile forest walk to the quaintest little pub with log... More

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

We are very sorry that you did not find everything to your satisfaction. We really do not want to have any notices in our rooms, after all this is our home. Unfortunately we have found that we have to for the following reasons. a) Most people live with main drainage and can flush what they like, we have our own... More

UK
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Great accommodation and attention to detail. We stayed in the Chauffeurs Lodge which was immaculate and very comfortable. Martyn and Chrissy are very welcoming and helpful. Stunning grounds and location. Very reasonably priced. What more can you ask for? We will be back!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We don't really want to tell you how wonderful it is because we don't want to share it!! However, a good quality hotel could learn lessons here. The only complaint was how quickly a weekend can pass. Thank you Chrissy and Martyn for a weekend we will remember for a very long time. We will be back as soon a... More

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Hertfordshire
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

What a wonderful stay.. A beautiful house surrounded by stunning gardens and its very own lake made our special two night trip something to remember. Not only was the bedroom well equipped and cosy, the hosts Chrissy and Martyn were very welcoming and happy to accommodate our every need... From finely poached eggs to The New Forest delights!!! We will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

This was our second visit and this time we brought friends so that they could see why we enjoyed it so much! We have stayed in the Chauffeur's Lodge and the Gardener's lodge - both very clean, comfortable and private. Chrissy and Martyn couldn't be more friendly and accommodating, offering lots of helpful advice and local tips. We had a... More

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Also Known As:
Kingfisher Retreat Hotel Fordingbridge
Kingfisher Retreat Hotel
Kingfisher Retreat Fordingbridge, New Forest National Park, Hampshire
Address: Kingfisher Cottage, New Forest National Park, Fordingbridge SP6 2JH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest National Park > Fordingbridge
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Ranked #3 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Fordingbridge

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