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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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Bury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, we have stayed in a lot of B & B's but Kingfisher Retreat was really special. This is mainly due to Chrissy and Martyn who make you feel so welcome from the moment you arrive until the moment that you leave. We stayed in the Chauffeur's Lodge which was lovely. The lodge is so well thought out - there... More 

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

Hello 'shoe couple, and a very nice shoe couple indeed!! Thank you for your review and so pleased you enjoyed everything. We look forward to welcoming you both here again, we are so lucky, we have such nice guests come and stay. More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All aspects of our stay were superb. The accommodation (we stayed in Chauffeur’s Lodge) more than lived up to our expectations and was spotlessly clean, comfortable and well appointed. Chrissy and Martyn made us most welcome and were perfect hosts. Breakfast was better than we have had in very expensive hotels and there was a wide choice to suit all... More 

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

Well, what canwe say, A BIG THANK YOU, and so pleased everything was to your liking, we do enjoy what we do and it makes it all the more enjoyable haveing such nice guests like yourselves. Thank you for staying with us. More 

Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Kingfisher Retreat for a second time for four nights in June. We don't normally go back to the same places by rule, but we had such a nice time the 1st time we stayed that we did. Again we had a fabulous time, Chrissie and Martin are fantastic hosts and make you feel very welcome. Their... More 

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

So pleased you enjoyed your second visit with us, always nice to have guests return, you are both a very interesting couple and it's nice for us both to have you stay here with us. I'll try and arrange The Kingfisher to make a visit while your cameras are to hand next time. Take care and look forward to seeing... More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my wife stayed here for 2 nights at start of July and will 100% return. The place is certainly a retreat with a beautiful house,2 excellent lodges and grounds that are idyllic.The hosts Martin and Chrissy are lovely people and make you feel at home.Cap all this off with superb breakfasts and it has to be 5 stars... More 

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

Thank you for your very kind centiments .so pleased you enjoyed the breakfasts, I enjoy cooking them, what ever the choice. Take care and look forward to welcoming you here again. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, wow,wow, what a little gem this place is. We stayed in the Gardeners Lodge and it was perfect in every way. It was comfortable and private over looking the picturesque lake with ducks and large fish. Chrissey and Martin made us feel very welcomed. Chrissey's cooked breakfast was delicious along with her home made bread. We will definitely be... More 

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

Well, thank you so very much for your very kind words, so pleased you enjoyed it here with us. We look forward to seeing you both again and thank you for taking the trouble to contact trip advisor More 

San Juan de Alicante, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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 June 22, 2015

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 June 21, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

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 June 8, 2015

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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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 

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