Sink into the sofas after a day spent exploring
All your comforts are considered
View towards the cottage from the rear garden
Stylish and well-equipped kitchen
Leisurely meals will be a pleasure here
View towards the property
Garden view from the terrace
Decorated in calming colours to ensure a good nights sleep
Beautiful first floor double bedroom with door to the balcony
Twin room with door to the terrace
Contemporary bathroom
Refresh yourself in the en-suite bathroom
This double bedroom is tucked into the eaves on the second floor
Pretty dressing area in the double bedroom
Double Bedroom detail
Meet some of the local residents
Stunning views over the garden
Challenge the family to a game of table tennis
Enjoy leisurely meals in the garden
Garden view from the balcony
1 / 20  Sink into the sofas after a day spent exploring
2 / 20  All your comforts are considered
3 / 20  View towards the cottage from the rear garden
4 / 20  Stylish and well-equipped kitchen
5 / 20  Leisurely meals will be a pleasure here
6 / 20  View towards the property
7 / 20  Garden view from the terrace
8 / 20  Decorated in calming colours to ensure a good nights sleep
9 / 20  Beautiful first floor double bedroom with door to the balcony
10 / 20  Twin room with door to the terrace
11 / 20  Contemporary bathroom
12 / 20  Refresh yourself in the en-suite bathroom
13 / 20  This double bedroom is tucked into the eaves on the second floor
14 / 20  Pretty dressing area in the double bedroom
15 / 20  Double Bedroom detail
16 / 20  Meet some of the local residents
17 / 20  Stunning views over the garden
18 / 20  Challenge the family to a game of table tennis
19 / 20  Enjoy leisurely meals in the garden
20 / 20  Garden view from the balcony

The Lodge At Godshill Wood

Godshill, New Forest
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Thatched
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Idyllic detached cottage in tranquil woodland setting tucked away along a New Forest track
  • Spacious and contemporary accommodation with wonderful garden views
  • Endless walking and cycling routes to explore from outside the gate
Property code: 56431

Stylish contemporary thatched lodge with comfortable rooms in which to relax. Surrounded by the forest and with a pub and shop nearby, this tranquil property is the ideal base for a family holiday

Set in a peaceful spot in Godshill Wood this individually designed detached cottage is on the western side of the New Forest National Park, adjacent to the owner’s home, yet offering plenty of seclusion. You can often spot extensive birdlife and deer from the balcony and donkeys, free roaming ponies and cows at the gate. A pub and village store is a short walk away through the woods. The waterside town of Fordingbridge is minutes away and offers a choice of local conveniences. Or take a trip to the nearby city of Salisbury, which has a great selection of shops and eateries. Many walking and cycling routes lead directly from the property, ideal for days spent exploring this beautiful landscape.

Take a trip to the nearby city of Salisbury, which has a great selection of shops and eateries. Many walking and cycling routes lead directly from the property, ideal for days spent exploring this beautiful landscape. Further afield you will find Peppa Pig World at Poultons Park and the New Forest Water Park where you can try your hand at Wakeboarding or have a go on the inflatable aqua park.

A short unmade track leads you from the road to the thatched property, tucked away within the forest. From the parking area a path leads you to the front door, which opens into a welcoming hallway onto the first floor. Directly ahead of you is a stylish open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, with a bright and airy ambience, wood burner effect gas fire, Digital TV and patio doors opening onto a balcony, this delightful space is an inviting area for the whole family to spend time together, whilst taking in the stunning views on offer. The kitchen area is well-equipped with electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Stairs rise to the second floor from the lounge, where you will find a tranquil double bedroom with pitched ceiling and a step between levels. Heading back downstairs and through into the hallway is a double bedroom, which has a lovely outlook over the garden, again with doors leading onto the balcony. A stylish bathroom with shower over bath and WC is adjacent. A staircase leads down from the hallway to the ground floor of the property and a spacious twin room. This charming room is filled with natural light and has doors to the terrace as well as an en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

Heading outside from the ground floor you will find an inviting enclosed terrace and lawn. Ideally positioned to make the most of any sunshine it’s the perfect space for al fresco dining, with a table and chairs ready to accommodate all the family. From the first floor a balcony can be accessed from either the lounge or double bedroom and is the perfect place to relax and take in the stunning views over the owner’s idyllic three acre garden, which can be explored on request. Heading back to the front of the property there is a parking area for three vehicles.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 twin and 1 king, 1 double
  • 1 en-suite bathroom and 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Beach towels available on request
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Beach 15 miles, shop 2 miles and 2 pubs within walking distance
  • Lounge with Digital TV 
  • Strictly no BBQ's due to the thatch
  • Please note property is located approximately 200m from the road and accessed via an unmade drive
  • Outdoor table tennis available

Sue Pierce-Smith

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Sue.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sandra, 9th November 2021

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Reviewed by Andrea, 22nd October 2021

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Location is excellent!

Reviewed by Chris, 1st October 2021

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The best holiday cottage we have stayed in. Jacqui and Darren set everything up to such a high standard that you could be staying in a really good Hotel (but don't have to get up to avoid missing breakfast). We are going back next year and already looking forward to it.

Reviewed by Michael, 17th September 2021

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Beautiful thatched cottage in the heart of the forest Wildlife visiting the garden was a bonus Nice bedrooms , but need to be aware that the second floor bedroom has no en-suite so a trip down a flight of stairs to the loo ! Both showers over baths , so not ideal for the elderly or infirm & need a bit more power to them Lovely owners who make you vRead moreery welcome Hide

Reviewed by Sharon, 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Dene, 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by Jackie, 20th August 2021

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Cottage in perfect location for seeing New Forest and the ponies, donkeys. Also very peaceful and lots of really good walks without needing to drive anywhere.

Reviewed by Sally, 13th August 2021

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The Lodge at Godshill is an amazing place to stay, it has everything you could need, is comfortable, exceptionally clean and the hosts friendly and helpful. It is situated in a great place for exploring the New Forest and for getting to all the local attractions and restaurants. We would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by Wayne, 2nd July 2021

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Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Everything we needed for a week away, comfortable and warm, and beautifully finished with every attention to detail! The owners made us so welcome on arrival perfect holiday

Reviewed by Christine, 4th June 2021

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The cottage was everything we hoped for and as flat dwellers, a perfect antidote to the lockdown. We loved the fact that it was so deep into the forest and we could just walk outside the front door and take lovely walks. We saw woodpeckers and a muntjac deer in the garden, and it was wonderful to see mares and their foals everywhere we went. Our hoRead morests gave us a very warm welcome from the moment we arrived, with fresh flowers and welcome pack with lovely bread and cakes. Would love to go again! Hide

Reviewed by Hana, 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Pauline A, 14th May 2021

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Fabulous, perfectly equipped, spotlessly clean and comfortable, a real joy to stay there. Balcony is a real sun trap which we loved. Stunning views, lovely garden and patio area for eating and sitting outside. Nothing is too much trouble for Jacqui and Darren, a delightful couple. Beautiful pubs, coffee places, garden centres, Heavy Horse Centre anRead mored many other attractions all close by. Lots of Wildlife in the owners garden and beautiful walks in the forest all around this peaceful spot. Hide

Reviewed by Claire, 23rd April 2021

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Lovely holiday cottage. We've stayed in 3 holiday homes since extra Covid cleaning measures were introduced and this is the only one that has genuinely followed all the guidelines for infection control. The whole house was immaculate - but not cold and sterile and we still had a warm welcome from the owners.

Reviewed by Sue, 16th April 2021

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Reviewed by wendy, 23rd October 2020

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Wonderfully cosy & comfortable cottage In a quiet corner of the forest. Great base from which to explore and a stunning environment to come back to - was everything we expected and more.

Reviewed by Malcolm, 9th October 2020

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Reviewed by Mark, 19th September 2020

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The Owners are lovely as are the property, grounds and location; and well away from the crowds even on a busy sunny weekend.

Reviewed by John, 11th September 2020

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The Lodge was in an exceptionally beautiful setting with a lovely garden and was very private and peaceful. The house was very well located and the owners were extremely welcoming and gave lots of useful information about the area. There was ample outside seating. There was a small shop within walking distance and more in nearby Fordingbridge. It wRead moreas a perfect spot for a huge array of walking and cycle routes. There were also many pubs and the fishing lakes at Rockbourn were excellent. Hide

Reviewed by Richard, 4th September 2020

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Just fantastic everything you need and more. A superb hideaway you could hear a pin drop! Back again next year thank you Jacque and `Darren for a superb Break.

Reviewed by Natalie, 28th August 2020

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A lovely place in gorgeous surroundings. The cottage was very clean and comfortable with balconys over looking the garden. The owners were very welcoming. Lots to do in the area. We visited Bournemouth, Sandbanks, Longleat Safari Park, Paultons Park, Christchurch, as well as doing local walks in the forest.

Reviewed by Ruth, 14th August 2020

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Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting with deer frequenting the garden. Very clean and well maintained cottage. The living area is smaller than we expected. For 6 people it was a little cosy. There is no DVD player in the property which would have been fine but when it rained the weather interfered with the signal. A relatively minor thing but wRead moreorth knowing before coming so youre prepared especially if travelling with children like we were. Hide

Reviewed by Morag, 31st July 2020

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Quiet and peaceful cottage from which you can walk straight into the forest or commons, or through the woods for 20/25 minutes to the pub at Woodgreen. Lovely views from the open plan living area across the owners' garden. Clean and well maintained, rigorously applying all Covid-precautions, and Jacqui was very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Karen, 24th July 2020

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Wonderful cottage ran by lovely couple who could not do enough. Welcome basket on arrival and fresh cut flowers throughout. Extremely quiet location, no traffic noise. Various wildlife in garden and donkeys galore at local pub. If you are looking for peaceful, restful holiday this is the place for you although lovely walks on front doorstep.

Reviewed by Joan, 17th July 2020

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Comfortable and with quality furnishing and equipment, particularly the kitchen. Great view and the forest literally on the doorstep. Plenty of wildlife to see in the garden and cool under the thatch in the heat of Summer. Jacqui very conscientious in this time of Covid and gave us lots of advice to make the best of all the area has to offer

Reviewed by Jennie, 4th July 2020

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First week after lockdown and great to get a break. Had our holiday in Cyprus cancelled and so glad we did because this place was amazing and we had a fabulous time. First class accommodation and excellent location for exploring the northern part of the New Forest both walking and cycling. Will definitely return!

Reviewed by James, 31st January 2020

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Very good accommodation and location. We will return another year.

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Sink into the sofas after a day spent exploring
All your comforts are considered
View towards the cottage from the rear garden
Stylish and well-equipped kitchen
Leisurely meals will be a pleasure here
View towards the property
Garden view from the terrace
Decorated in calming colours to ensure a good nights sleep
Beautiful first floor double bedroom with door to the balcony
Twin room with door to the terrace
Contemporary bathroom
Show 8 moreRefresh yourself in the en-suite bathroom

Location

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