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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Just returning from a lovely long weekend away to celebrate valentines & my husbands birthday. The accommodation was fantastic, very clean, cosy, homely and a massive super king bed! Our hosts, Chrissie & Martyn, were very welcoming & friendly and made a beautiful cooked breakfast. They also provided a lovely choice of fresh fruit, Greek yoghurt and cereals. The garden...

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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 30, 2016

I can honestly say this has been one of the most memorable moments that I shall cherish forever. I really do not know where to start as each part was just as impressive as the last. And I can say on behalf of my partner that we did not want leave! Chrissy and Martyn were so very welcoming and charming...

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

Thank you for your very thoughtful review, so pleased you enjoyed being here . You were lovely caring guests which is always nice for us. Look forward to seeing you in February. Chrissy@kingfisher-retreat.co.uk 01425 654889

Helston, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 19, 2016

Everything was perfect. The cottage is situated in a very pretty setting. We stayed in a small chalet within the cottage grounds at the side of a small lake.The chalet although small was perfect. We had everything we required including a most comfortable bed. The quality of everything was first class. Having visited in November we have now booked to...

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

Thank you so much for your review, so pleased you enjoyed everything here and that you decided to come again whilst visiting your family in Fordingbridge over the Christmas period. Chrissy@ kingfisher-retreat.co.uk

Reviewed November 15, 2016

Lovely spot, safe and secure parking, friendly and interesting owners, great room and a wonderful breakfast. What more could one ask? First class in every respect, our visit was made even better by a guided tour by the rightfully proud owners. A memorable weekend - thank you C & M!

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Rainham, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 9, 2016

Spent the first week of November in the Gardener's Lodge at this beautiful location. I have to agree with all of the great reviews I had previously read on Trip Advisor. Fantastic food, great location and accommodation and such friendly and helpful hosts. Looking back on our stay the word that comes to mind is QUALITY. Quality food, bedding ,towels...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a splendid review. It was very nice to meet you both and you, Caroline, are a breath of fresh air, truly brave and a courageous Lady. We wish you all the very best for the future.

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 3, 2016

Stayed here for a couple of nights for my husbands birthday. Could not have picked better hosts, fantastic venue, quality breakfast and the most clean lodge. Would not recommend to others so it leaves us more time to go back. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay Chrissy and Martyn!

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

Thank you so much for taking your time to post a review, so pleased you enjoyed it here, look forward to welcoming you both again in the future. Take care and ver best wishes.

Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

This was our first stay in the New Forest and we picked probably one of the best if not the best B&B in the New Forest. When we arrived later that expected we were met by Chrissy and Martyn who kindly waited for us and showed us to our immaculately clean and very comfortable room upstairs in their charming sympathetically...

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

Thank you for your extremely thoughtful review. You were both great guests to have around , you felt like family! Look forward to seeing you both in the future, take care.

Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from a truly relaxing stay at Kingfishers Retreat. We stayed in the Gardeners Lodge which is a lovely little cottage bedroom situated in the garden overlooking the beautiful lake. It's so peaceful and tranquil. The decor in the cottage is very tasteful. The bed is super comfortable with crisp clean bedding and fluffy cushions. There's an...

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

Thank you Jessica for taking time to write a very nice review, so pleased you enjoyed it all,many thanks. Take care and we look forward to welcoming you both again sometime in the future.

Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Chrissy and Martyn are lovely hosts. We had a couple of nights here and stayed in the house. Lovely comfortable room. Breakfast couldn't be any better, lots of choice and all fresh local produce including homemade bread for the toast. Try the lovely smoked salmon for breakfast absolutely delicious. Such a stunning place to stay and you can relax next...

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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, it's always a pleasure for us when guests have enjoyed their stay and noticed the little extras. Hopefully when you return you can try one of the Lodges.

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Stayed for 4 nights in the Chauffeurs Lodge. It is by far the best B&B we have stayed in, so clean, lovely breakfast, stunning property and location and received a really warm welcome. Would definitely recommend and return.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have 2 outside lodges overlooking the spring fed lake. They have china, cutlery, 2 easy chairs, dining table and chairs with shower en-suite. Plus 1 bedroom with shower en-suite within the beautiful thatched farm house. Superb gardens around the lake. Breakfast is served in the dining area overlooking the lake, traditional full English breakfast plus a choice of fish dishes, buffet table, with freshly prepared fruit, homemade preserves and homemade bread. Dry cured bacon and sausages from our butcher and eggs from our own chickens. Truly a breakfast to enjoy. A retreat with instant access onto the forest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kingfisher Retreat

Address: Kingfisher Cottage, Blissford, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Fordingbridge SP6 2JH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest National Park Hampshire > Fordingbridge
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Kingfisher Retreat Hotel Fordingbridge
Kingfisher Retreat Fordingbridge, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Hampshire
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“we would recommend the gardeners lodge”
 of 5 bubbles carolwilliams_cw, Aug 1, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in chauffeurs Room, was up stairs in Barn conversion.”
  • The main house.
  • Our room
 of 5 bubbles jerryhQ1545SY, Jul 12, 2016 | Read review
“All 3 rooms look great”
 of 5 bubbles Widget67, Jul 3, 2016 | Read review
“We always have the Gardeners Lodge, however, other rooms are equally as nice”
 of 5 bubbles davidrB891HN, May 22, 2016 | Read review
“All are fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles J1999TIpaulk, Feb 20, 2016 | Read review
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