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Meadow Lodge
Meadow Lodge
Meadow Lodge
Meadow Lodge Living Room
Meadow Lodge Kitchen
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Meadow Lodge Conservatory
New Forest National Park
Rental Home – 
6 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Superb house, great space, lovely warm atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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We wanted a holiday home that could accommodate 9 of us - my parents (with my mother in a wheelchair), my brother and his wife, their two boys (aged 6 and 8), their dog, my two teenage boys and me! We also needed parking for three cars, a decent-sized secure garden and internet access! This wonderful house actually ticked all the boxes!!

Meadow Lodge is really spacious, with lovely furniture, quality kitchen appliances, in fact we hardly found fault.

For my mum who has never stayed in a wheelchair adapted house before, she was very impressed with lots of little touches that helped her. The laminate flooring throughtout meant that she could wheel right round the house. The double hinges meant doors could open right out of her way. The pulls on the doors helped her (and she now wants these at home!). Then the real adaptations were brilliant - height adjustable hob, sink, washbasin, together with higher toilet, wet room, light switches at her height, ramps out of every door and patio door.

The negatives are quite small - there are only two bathrooms, which meant 7 of us upstairs had to share one bathroom. But in practice this wasn't a real problem and we never actually had to queue! The TV/DVD player in the living room isn't the largest, but we only spent one evening watching it anyway. The only other TV/DVD is in the master bedroom. But the internet access was more than capable of coping with numerous laptops, phones etc so everyone was happy.

For us a big plus was that there are actually two double bedrooms upstairs (while the property description currently says that there is only one). This should help attract more family groups.

We had a problem with the heating when we first arrived, but the letting agency responded very quickly and everything was sorted in the first evening.

A word of advice - the road to the house is pretty bumpy and (after the amount of rain we had) muddy too.

The Gleneagles pub at the end of the road served good pub food; at the opposite end of the road is a park/playing field/skateboard park which tired the kids out. Unfortunately it was too wet and muddy for Mum to visit the nature reserve, but this was her choice, the main footpath through it is wheelchair accessible and she would have enjoyed the walk. The dog certainly enjoyed having the forest on the doorstep! Beaulieu Motor Museum is only a few miles away as is Exbury Gardens (but this was closed when we were here).

All in all, we would highly recommend this house and had a great stay.

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5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Large, comfortable, warm house
Liked least: Only 2 bathrooms, but it wasn't as much of a problem as we feared
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Teresa Parsons (Property Manager New Forest Holiday Lets)
44 01590 622449
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Listed since : May 2009
Calendar Updated: 27 days ago
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