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Kingfisher Retreat

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Kingfisher Cottage, 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
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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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Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We have just returned from a most Wonderfull & enjoyable stay at kingfisher retreat. We had 3nights in the gardeners lodge which was just delightful. Chrissy & Martin have a fantastic home in the most amazing surroundings, which make you feel as welcome and at home as the hosts themselves. The setting and surrounds provide a perfect "get away" from... More 

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

Thank you for your very kind remarks, it was a joy to have you stay here with us, fab guests. So pleased the break away did some good. And thank you for re-booking , see you soon . More 

London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I've just come back from 2 nights in the Gardeners Lodge at the Kingfisher Retreat. The lodge was very clean, modern and homely and it overlooked the lake which was gorgeous. The breakfast was delicious too. Before my stay I was sent a map of the area and a list of pubs, restaurants and other things to do which was... More 

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

Thank you for your very nice review, it's having nice guests like yourselves that make it all worth while, and we look forward to welcoming you here again, take care and a healthy and happy 2015. More 

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Down a quiet lane in the middle of the New Forest is what we think must be the best B & B in Fordingbridge. The setting is idyllic, the hosts go above and beyond and the accommodation is lovely. How relaxing to look over the lake after a fab breakfast, a cuddle with the cats and look at the ducks... More 

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

Thank you for your our 5star rating, it works both ways, you were excellent guests to have staying here at Kingfisher. Hopefully we can welcome you here again in the future. More 

Manchester
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was our 3rd visit in the last 12 months & was every bit as enjoyable as the previous 2. Chrissy & Martyn really do go that extra mile to make their guests welcome & comfortable. If you're planning on visiting the New Forest & need somewhere to stay we would strongly recommend you give here a try....we feel sure... More 

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

Thank you so very much for your kind reviews, it's always a pleasure having guests such as yourselves who enjoy Kingfisher and everything we do, and NOTICE everything we do . We look forward to welcoming you once again in the future. More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stayed at the Kingfisher Retreat for three nights and enjoyed every moment. The property is so beautiful and immaculately maintained and the hosts, Chrissy and Martyn are wonderful hosts. The accommodations are comfortable, roomy and clean and the breakfast is fresh and delicious. We highly recommend this B&B and will be looking forward to staying here again next year... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review, We are so lucky to have superb guests such as yourselves . You were both a joy to have staying here. Take care and hope to see you both again and keep up the good work. More 

Hobart, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This was our second stay with Chrissy and Martin in their delightful Gardeners Cottage. Gourmet Breakfasts were cooked freshly each morning and nothing is too much trouble for Chrissy. The cottage is very private and is set amidst the beautiful gardens and pond. We will definitely stay at Kingfisher Retreat should we visit the UK in the future.

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

Thank you for your review , and thank you for returning to us again, it's a pleasure for us to have four happy relaxed and enthusiastic guests such as yourselves, so interesting to hear about your part of the world, and to hear the high speed ferrys that we use here are manufactured in your country, Tasmania. Fondest wishes The... More 

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