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“Picturesque English Village”
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East and West Lodge stand at the entrance to a country estate
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East and West Lodge stand at the entrance to a country estate
French windows lead out to a large lawned garden A welcoming, open log fire
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East and West Lodge stand at the entrance to a country estate
French windows lead out to a large lawned garden
A welcoming, open log fire
Dining and sitting areas
Dining and sitting areas
Guests can be assured of a warm welcome
Dining and fitted kitchen areas
The fitted kitchen
A comprehensive welcome hamper awaits
The bedroom has linked beds, offering a choice of 6ft double or twin beds
The double bedroom
The double bedroom
The double bedroom
The bathroom
The bathroom has a separate shower above the bath
West Lodge
The Hampshire lanes around Rockbourne are great for cycling
The large, lawned garden catches the evening sun
The large, lawned garden
A New Forest watering hole
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
New Forest National Park Hampshire, Hampshire, England

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AnnMersey...
Merseyside
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Picturesque English Village”
Reviewed July 7, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Tastefully decorated and well equipped cottage. Luxury bed linen, comfy bed allowed for a peaceful nights sleep. Thoughtful touches throughout. Labelled keys, instructions and safety information provided for all of the appliances. 'A Things To Do' folder, walks/restaurants/shops etc. Torch/lamp handy for the short walk to and from the village pub/restaurant and to the bathroom in the pitch dark.
Laura welcomed us to the property and ensured we had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. After we had explored our temporary accommodation we sat down to our complimentary home made scones, clotted cream and jam. The treats didn't end there, breakfast the following morning consisted of complimentary free range eggs and filter coffee.
The lodge is well placed for exploring the New Forest. The Winchester Cathedral, Jane Austen tour was most enjoyable.
A peaceful retreat to get away from it all.

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Liked best: It's locality.
Liked least: Honestly can't think of anything .
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Bob M
Gravesend, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
219 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Excellent with everything provided for humans and dogs!”
Reviewed November 24, 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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person found this review helpful

We booked West Lodge via Hideaways Cottages, and had decided on a 4 night stay, Friday through to Tuesday. Easy to find on the edge of the attractive West Hampshire village of Rockbourne, we arrived just after 3pm on the Friday with our dog, Nessie. I had read some reviews and had an awareness that West Lodge was to be to a high standard, and this was confirmed when we drove up to the lodge, which appeared very sweet, and entered to the hallway. The underfloor heating was immediately apparent, which was welcome as dusk approached and the temperature cooled. We were very impressed with the box in the hallway containing a variety of dog items, eg a towel for her muddy feet and fur, a pack of poo bags, even a spare dog lead! Oh, and a tub of dog biscuits in the kitchen! And so to the kitchen/dining room/lounge. Beautifully appointed, with comfy furnishings, well equipped modern kitchen, and table chairs. The open grate and stack of wood wetted our appetite for a fire later, and there was a very comprehensive array of books, leaflets, and of great value two Ordnance Survey maps of the New Forest and Salisbury areas. They came in very useful! A couple of binders contained more information about the lodge and the wider area (eating out, walks, etc). Oh, and scones, home made damson jam, butter, milk and eggs!! The kettle was on in no time.
The other rooms were all very clean and neat, with an excellent bathroom, very modern!
The garden area was surprisingly large, with an outhouse full of more wood for the fire, which we didn't need in the end.
The East Lodge on the opposite side of the drive was also newly occupied by a pleasant couple and their dog. We met Laura as I was unloading the car. A very amicable lady.
As it grew dark, we ventured out for a walk on footpaths around the village, as detailed on a folded A4 laminate which was again very useful. We used this a couple of times to explore Rockbourne.
The next few days comprised exploring the area, with a very pleasant walk in to the New Forest and a great 5 mile circular walk on Monday near Lymington based on a guide of Hampshire walks in the lodge. A few nice pub lunches were had as well.
Packing to leave for home on the Tuesday morning we received a phone call from Laura who asked if everything was to our satisfaction. It certainly was, and we will be back!

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Liked best: The high standard of the furnishings/fittings and location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Dec 21, 2015
Thank you for your very positive and detailed comments about your stay at West Lodge. They will be very helpful for future visitors looking to book this accommodation. We're so glad you enjoyed your time exploring the local area and we hope we will be able to welcome you back in the near future. Hideaways Reservations team.
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Forbes L
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Couldn’t be better”
Reviewed September 1, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The West Lodge really is a relaxing place to stay. The owners have tastefully decorated the Lodge and put careful thought into making it comfortable and a haven to unwind. Its positioned in a beautiful area and perfect for walking. Our stay could not have been better and we will certainly be going back for another break. Thank you!!

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Liked best: The kitchen
Liked least: The weather
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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taramayac...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Home from home”
Reviewed May 16, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

EAST LODGE
We have just returned from a lovely week at East Lodge....a one bedroomed lovingly and thoughtfully extended lodge cottage. The cottage was well equipped and furnished to a high standard. Upon arrival there was crusty bread tea bags coffee and sugar provided to start us off, and prior to arrival our host said that she would accept shop n drop for us if we needed. The bed was exceptionally comfy and in a way we were glad of the one chilly night so we could light the lovely log fire. All in all a lovely week, walking and cycling from the door as well as some investigations further afield. Would highly recommend

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: No t applicable
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 1, 2015
Thank you for your positive comments. The owner makes a special effort to ensure all her guests receive a very special welcome at East and West Lodge. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the cottage. We hope we can welcome you back soon. Hideaways Reservations team.
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ericasmit...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed January 28, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
1
person found this review helpful

If your looking for a quiet and cosy little hideaway from your busy hectic world, then you would be doing yourself a favour by booking some time in this fabulous little cottage.
The owners have obviously gone to a lot of trouble to make your stay at West Lodge as care free, easy and comfortable as possible, and in that they have succeeded, and then some.
The living accommodation is clean and open plan, with a lovely open fire to relax with on a cold winters evening, or afternoon!!
The small but very well equipped kitchen is thoughtfully laid out.
The bathroom is also a well thought out luxury, with both shower and bath to relax in, and the bedroom with it's oh so comfortable bed, which trust me you won't want to leave, although if you don't you'll be missing out on a stunning part of the world, with The New Forest on your doorstep, and The World Heritage site that is Stonehenge just up the road, not forgetting The Historical Dockyard at Portsmouth, all within easy travelling distance.
And last but not least the kind welcome from Laura and her homemade goodies with free range eggs, to give this little treasure of a cottage that local flavour.
If you book, do enjoy, I certainly did, so much so I didn't want to come home, and judging from the comments book in the cottage, neither does anyone else who stays here.

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Liked best: The bed and the peace and quiet
Liked least: The sofa, but advsied Laura of this on her own form in the cottage, with my suggestion for an alternative.
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 5, 2015
Thank you for your kind and helpful comments. It sounds as if you had a great time at West Lodge. We hope you can come back soon. Hideaways Reservations team.
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SenorChar...
Javea, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed August 20, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

This is a charming lodge, you only have to look at the outside when you arrive to know that all will be well. It has been beautifully renovated with every need seemingly catered for, a very comfortable bed that you don't want to leave, great bathroom and kitchen with plenty of room everywhere. Laura is helpful and friendly, great pub nearby with very good food, Fordingbridge a few minutes away with a supermarket and The George, another good pub, on the river.
As we live in Spain, the refuse system completely threw us but it didn't seem to matter. Would have preferred 2 armchairs instead of a sofa but looking at the guest book, others preferred a sofa. Can't please everyone. Very good wifi unlike other places where we have stayed. Unfortunately no mobile phone signal but that seems to be the norm in the UK.
Highly recommended.

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Liked best: Lovely bed
Liked least: Sofa, but a purely personal preference
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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Management Response
Sep 8, 2014
Thank you for your helpful comments about West Lodge. We're very glad you enjoyed your stay in Rockbourne and will be back soon. Hideaways Reservations team.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kelly R
Rugby, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect in every way <3”
Reviewed July 15, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This little cottage is a peace of heaven! Everything we could want or need was there waiting for us, making our holiday as relaxing as it could ever be.
The location was fab for days out into the forest, with the secluded garden meaning evenings in with a glass of wine were also luxury.
Couldn't have asked for anything more, thank you Laura.

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Liked best: Luxurious comfy bed
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 15, 2014
Thanks for your positive comments. We're glad to hear you had such a wonderful stay at West Lodge. Hideaways Reservations team.
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