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Kingfisher Retreat

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Kingfisher Cottage, Blissford, New Forest National Park, Fordingbridge SP6 2JH, England
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  • 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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San Juan de Alicante, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What more can I say that hasn't already been said. This stunning house with beautiful gardens was an absolute joy to stay at. Martyn and Chrissy were perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble. We stayed for 3 nights in the Gardner's Lodge and had everything we could possibly need to make our stay comfortable. This is definitely more... More 

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

Wow, thank you for the lovely review, you were a super group of guests to have stay here. So pleased you enjoyed it all. I enjoy making all the goodies, just what we hope for when we go away. Look forward to seeing you again .Chrissy More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic views, welcoming people and low prices! You'd be mad to stay anywhere else when visiting the new forest. Visited for my girlfriends birthday and we felt relaxed the whole stay, sat on a bench overlooking the beautiful river/pond with a glass of wine.

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

Thank you so much for your review, very kind of you and pleased you enjoyed your stay here, hopefully we will see you both again in the future. More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from spending another delightful break at Kingfisher where we have stayed on numerous occasions. It is the most idyllic and romantic setting. Chrissy and Martyn are the most charming and genuine hosts that you could wish to meet. Nothing is too much trouble and they make you feel so welcome. We stayed in the Gardeners Lodge... More 

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

So very nice to see you both again, just like having jolly good friends come and stay, always a pleasure. Thank you for choosing us once more and look forward to seeing you both in the not too distance future. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Basking in the sunshine of the New Forest, Kingfisher Retreat can hardly put a foot wrong. With picturesque grounds; well maintained and comfortable lodgings; and an absolute top class breakfast to boot, it is no wonder that many people come to stay. You will not want to eat store bought bread again. Chrissy and Martyn outdid themselves in hosting us,... More 

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

Thank you for your very informative review, so pleased you enjoyed my home made bread, guests like yourselves make it all the more pleasure to do. thank you for choosing us and very much look forward to seeing you both again. More 

Wendover, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply beautiful location, accommodation and hospitality, could not have asked for anything more and the garden and grounds are wonderful, fell in love with the "pond"/lake and will be returning soon.

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

Thank you for your very kind review, it was very nice having you happy people stay here with us. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we will have the chance to welcome you both here again. More 

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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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107 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 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
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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 

2 reviews
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 

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