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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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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Chauffeur's Lodge for two nights and loved our stay. The lodge was pristine and spacious and the bed extremely comfortable. We arrived unexpectedly late on the Friday but Chrissy and Martyn were very accommodating and helped to ensure we arrived at the accommodation without a problem. Chrissy's breakfasts were absolutely delicious and we really enjoyed chatting... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review and for coming to Kingfisher retreat, always a pleasure to have guests such yourselves, take care and hopefully we will see you both sometime in the future. More 

San Juan de Alicante, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned after spending another 2 nights with Chrissy and Martyn at this wonderful hide away. The Gardeners lodge was warm and cosy and Chrissy had even put home made mince pies in the room for when we arrived. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and hope to see again very soon. Yolande and Steve

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

So nice to see you both again, always a pleasure, thank you for your superb review. Look forward to seeing you both again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This is by far, one of the best places we have ever stayed. It's charm, appeal and wonderful owners are what makes this a secret hideaway and a fabulous find in the New Forest. We travelled in from London for a weekend (Fri-Sunday) and experienced ultimate comfort. The Gardeners Lodge is amazingly warm, cosy, clean and has the perfect balance... More 

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

Well, what can we say.... A BIG thank you, for choosing us and taking the time to write such a lovely review, so pleased you enjoyed your special weekend. We enjoy doing what we do and guests like you make it all the more enjoyable. Take care and hopefully see you another time in the future. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We spent a wonderful three nights at Kingfisher Retreat staying in the Chauffeur's Lodge, which was very homely. The huge bed was so comfortable! The main house was beautiful as was the garden around the lake. Chrissy and Martyn were excellent hosts and made us feel very welcome. We will certainly return for another dose of rest and relaxation as... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review and so pleased you enjoyed The Chauffeurs Lodge, take care and look forward to welcoming you both again. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We stayed at the Kingfisher Retreat for our Mini-moon for 2 nights in September 2015 and were blown away with this beautiful place with its fantastic owners. Martyn and Chrissie are just fabulous! The main building and both the lodges are stunning, not to mention the beautiful lake and grounds. We really were in heaven. We stayed in the Chauffeurs... More 

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

Thank you for your fabulous review, so pleased you enjoyed your mini moon, you were lovely guests to have share our little world with. Enjoy your life together and look forward to seeing you both in the future. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Stayed a couple of nights in the Gardeners Lodge. Gave you the privacy and a level of quality that a standard B&B does not offer, in a stunning setting. Made to feel very welcome by the owners Martyn and Chrissy who supplied personalised local information, maps and recommendations for dining. Breakfast cooked in front of us in the house served... More 

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

thank you so much for taking the time to do this lovely review, so pleased you enjoyed it all, I've said it before we are so fortunate to have guests such as yourselves, take care and hopefully one day we will see you both again. More 

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for a single night in a room in the main house. It was a very warm, welcoming place. The house and garden are lovely, clean and pleasant in every way. Our room was well turned out with an excellent en-suite shower. We spent the late afternoon sitting by the lake in the garden (and... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking time to do a lovely review, so pleased you enjoyed everything, we are so lucky to have such observant guests such as yourselves. Take care and hope to see you sometime in the future when you can try a lodge maybe. More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This was our 2nd stay at Chrissy and Martyn's idyllic and beautifully appointed B&B - last time as a couple and this time with my parents as a treat for their Golden Wedding. This time we stayed in the Chauffeurs Lodge whilst my parents stayed in the House itself. Both rooms were exemplary. Chrissy and Martyn are absolutely delightful and... More 

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

Always a pleasure to welcome you here again, thank you for bringing your lovely parents to visit us. We are just so lucky to have appreciative guests that notice and enjoy. It sincerely makes it all worth while for us. Take care and hopefully see you another time. More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This was the perfect place: a beautiful and well-cared-for home and gardens, with everything thought of for the comfort of guests. The room was immaculate, the bed comfortable, high quality sheets and fluffy towels. We were in the barn and the fridge was generously stocked for us. We will definitely make this a regular st and return to this breathtaking... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review, although your stay was short and sweet, we are so pleased you enjoyed it all, look forward to seeing you both sometime in the future. More 

Weymouth
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28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Just returned home from a fantastic weekend break at the Kingfisher Retreat in the New Forest. Right from the start the standard of this wonderful house was obvious. The hosts, Chrissy and Martyn, went out of there way to ensure your holiday was exceptional,from printing out maps to directions to scenic walks and views.Nothing was to much trouble. The breakfasts... More 

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

Well, what can we say, a big thank you firstly. You were such a lovely little group to have here, you were sunshine even if it wasn't shining!! More 

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