Very good location, perfect for one night break. Hot tub is great. The shower is very good and bedroom is cozy.
It looked very nice but unfortunately we were unable to go as I injured my leg the night before we were due to go. So can only give it four stars as I have yet to visit . But what I read on TripAdvisor it sounds great.
My husband and I stayed here for two nights in February. It was a very charming cottage, although not quite as big as it looks in the pictures. The facilities were good. We enjoyed lounging around on the sofas in front of the cosy fire in the evenings and the hot tub was a real treat. It was nice that we were able to bring our dog too. The bathroom is lovely and the shower nice (although I prefer a power-shower to those with the rain-effect. The bed was comfortable but the bedrooms are very tiny, barely room to move around the bed, and how you would manage if you actually needed to unpack I'm sure I don't know. So, we enjoyed the luxury nature of the accommodation.
Here's the 'but'... There are so many rules! The owner sends a massive 80-something page long document about the accommodation with photos and instructions etc. Really you don't need most of it until you actually get inside the building. And inside this is rule after rule about what you can and cannot do - particularly in relation to the hot tub. I got in it, but was quite scared a lot of the time that I would do something wrong which would result in our losing our deposit.
Also - be warned - there is no actual sink in the kitchen. I'm so glad we never actually cooked inside the cottage because what a faff - having to go outside to locate the dishwasher, and the multiple rules that followed that.
Another annoying thing is having to walk through someone else back yard to reach the property because the only other entrance is across an uncrossable stream.
So, lovely accommodation - but a lot of hassle that comes with it.
Lodge was fully loaded with equipment and hottub was fantastic. We're the lodge is situated is absolutely beautiful. Ringwood is up the road which is a quaint little market town and bit further up is Bournemouth. Bournemouth in my opinion is one of the best cities in England beautiful beaches and all the bars and restaurants you will need.
No down sides really couldn't get the fireplace working in the lodge and could do with a sign as you drive in to let you know we're the lodge is situated but apart from that brilliant time and will be coming back at some point.
forest lodge is in a nice situation plenty of pubs with meals etc tea room just down the road, plenty of animals , the accommodation was fine but the 'novelty' of no kitchen sink with running water soon wore off. Drinking water was available in the toilet and a small bowl was available to wash cups and the odd dishes. The dishwasher and microwave were housed in a shed across the decking,
Thankfully we had good weather because it would have been a nightmare trying to load and unload in the rain. The Lodge gives you all the high tech you might need but lacked adequate crockery for 4 people. There were only 3 teaspoons
so boiled eggs for 4 people was out of the question unless it was done in relay, What we did find disconcerting was the fact that to access the Lodge we had to pass through the garden of Forest Corner which takes you past their lounge window, eating patio area and hot tub. Overall the interior and outside areas were very tired and felt unloved.