View from the wood
Views from veranda
View towards the front of the property
Decked veranda ideal for relaxing in the sun
Spiral staircase to the lounge
Modern dining area
Dining on the veranda in the sun
Well equipped kitchen
Master bedroom with views of the wood
View from veranda
Take a boat ride on Beaulieu Creek
Bucklers Hard just up the road
1 / 14  View from the wood
2 / 14  Views from veranda
3 / 14  View towards the front of the property
4 / 14  Decked veranda ideal for relaxing in the sun
5 / 14  Spiral staircase to the lounge
6 / 14  Modern dining area
7 / 14  Dining on the veranda in the sun
8 / 14  Well equipped kitchen
9 / 14  Master bedroom with views of the wood
10 / 14  Bedroom
11 / 14  Bathroom
12 / 14  View from veranda
13 / 14  Take a boat ride on Beaulieu Creek
14 / 14  Bucklers Hard just up the road

Riverside Retreat,

Beaulieu, New Forest
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stylish cabin in a tranquil, woodland location on the shore of the Beaulieu River riverside location
  • Perfect for nature lovers and bird watchers
  • 20 minute walk through fields to the picturesque village of Beaulieu
  • Easy driving distance to Bucklers Hard, and Beaulieu Motor Museum and Estate
  • Spacious front balcony with river views
  • Short driving distance to Lymington for coastal walks, good restaurants and independent shops
Property code: NFL71

This stylish cabin is nestled in a tranquil location with views across the Beaulieu River. It's located in an idea position to enjoy outdoor pursuits in the New Forest.

An ideal base to explore the New Forest and enjoy outdoor activities from cycling to walking, kayaking and much more, this stylish cabin is set on the lightly wooded edge of the Beaulieu River and is perfect for nature lovers and bird watchers. Bucklers Hard, an 18th century ship village can be easily reached from the door step as well as plenty of other great walking routes. An enjoyable fifteen minute stroll or five minute drive will lead you to Beaulieu Village with local shops and pubs.

Welcomed with a stylish hall and spiral staircase to the first floor, there are two bedrooms on the ground floor. One with a double bed, en-suite bath with WC, electric roller blinds and with sliding doors to a decked veranda. The second bedroom has a double bed. Up the spiral staircase, the first floor has a large living area with a woodburner, flat screen TV and a single sofa bed if needed. The decked veranda is a spacious elevated viewing platform with access from the living area and boasts outdoor furniture and is great for wildlife watching. The kitchen is equipped with all the essentials and a handy shower room with shower and WC features on the first floor also.

Set in open woodland, there are wonderful outdoor areas to explore and there is parking for two cars. Parents of young children are advised that outside play should be supervised at all times.

  • Wi-Fi
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen (cot bedding not included) and bathroom towels
  • Electric blinds
  • Parking for two cars
  • Child friendly with stair gates, travel cot and Highchair available
  • No pets
  • No smoking

This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Phil, 31st December 2018

We had a wonderful few days at the house over NewYear. The setting was magical with views through trees to the river from the living room and birds coming to feed on the balcony. We enjoyed being able to walk/run through the woods to Beaulieu and Bucklers Hard. The house was very comfortable and nicely furnished with a lovely light living room. WouRead moreld definitely recommend a stay here. Hide

Reviewed by Kate, 7th December 2018

A lovey, well equipped holiday home with outstanding views across the river, in a very peaceful location.

Reviewed by Cheryl, 30th November 2018

Fantastic location, very warm and comfortable. In a fantastic spot for the new forest, lovely walks, very quiet and secluded.

Reviewed by Susan, 29th October 2018

The lodge is contemporary clean & Tidy but has all the comforts you would expect, the beds are cosy, the equipment easy to use this includes in the kitchen. You sink in to the sofa's whilst watching TV or the birds outside. Area wise it is beautifully situated in the forest & you are treated to a vista of woodland birds & squirrels, if you look carRead moreefully whilst walking you may see deer. There are two walks to take, Beaulieu & Bucklers Hard, I recommend a stay at Riverside Lodge ***** Hide

Reviewed by Charlie, 12th October 2018

Such a wonderful place to stay. Me & my husband spent a week here and could not recommend more!! Such a beautiful hide away retreat. The perfect holiday

Reviewed by Nick, 24th August 2018

Fantastic location in a beautiful part of the New Forest. Great walks from the door with Beaulieu 1 mile one direction and Bucklers hard 1 mile in the other. The house is well kitted out and with a number of unique features such as 1st floor decking area and bathroom/bedroom forest views. Spiral staircase is one to be aware of for those with childrRead moreen or less mobile. Hide

Reviewed by Sophie, 17th August 2018

We loved the house it had everything we needed and the location was beautiful. It was not as clean as I would have liked unfortunately. The bathrooms were spotless and the kitchen was clean but either the main living floors and hall hadn't been moped or not thoroughly enough as there was what looked like jam under the table and something(?) in the Read morehall that I managed to mop off. Also had to dust all the skirting boards. Having a baby that's crawling, it was not something I could leave. Hide

Reviewed by Trudie, 10th August 2018

The cottage has an amazing location, it is peaceful and tranquil. Beaulieu and Bucklers Hard are a lovely walk along the Solent Way. New Forest Activities is very close for canoeing and kayaking. The property needs to pay attention to its cleaning and will need things like sofa and kitchen updating for the prices they charge.

Reviewed by George, 22nd June 2018

The cottage is well equipped and in a great location. Upstairs is spacious and it was lovely eating out on the balcony terrace. It is easy to walk to Beaulieu or Bucklers Hard and is in a peaceful spot near the river. The cottage is only let down by the second bedroom which contains a double bed but there is not enough room to walk round from the fRead morear side. The second occupant has to climb over the first to reach the door and the second bathroom is up the spiral staircase. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy, 1st June 2018

Great Location if you like peace and walking Lovely property well equipped

Reviewed by Keiko, 6th April 2018

We really enjoyed our stay at the Riverside Retreat, perfectly situated in-between Beaulieu Village and Buckler's Hard. It was great for walking and cycling around the New Forest, whilst also being set in tranquil, picturesque surroundings, with great elevated views through the trees across the river Beaulieu. We would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed by Neil, 19th March 2018

This is a wonderful house set on the riverside and surrounded by woods. It is within easy walking distance of Beaulieu and Bucklers Hard. We had a very peaceful few days in a modern well equipped home.

Reviewed by Ms AM.K, 24th May 2016

Riverside Retreat was fabulous. We had a wonderful stay there and it was so peaceful and relaxing. Have recommended already to friends who want an enjoyable, relaxing holiday with stunning views and lots of interesting stuff to do. NFL were excellent, efficient, helpful and polite. Would use again.

Reviewed by Ms S.H, 15th April 2016

The cottage was very good and in an excellent location. We enjoyed a walk to Beaulieu and Bucklers Hard, Alum Bay and bird watching!

Reviewed by Mrs R.B., 22nd February 2016

Overall excellent cottage, loved the shower! The booking experience was very good and would visit again.

Reviewed by Mrs C.T., 3rd November 2015

Stunning location and peaceful. All mod cons and very comfortable.Beaulieu VillageBeaulieu Motor Museum,Marwell Zoo,Lymington,Lyndhurst,New Forest Wildlife Park,Bucklers Hard

Reviewed by Mr. P. B, 20th October 2015

Location of the property was excellent. Excellent facilities and amenities

Reviewed by Mrs J. W., 20th July 2015

House on stilts was absolutely delightful! Location - superb. Contact with the owner beforehand was very welcome and the info in the house was excellent. Very informative and very friendly. Would love to rebook again and make the most of the surrounding area. Absolute gem for those who love peace and tranquillity, and birds!!

Reviewed by Mrs J.R., 27th September 2014

Stunning! What an amazing location, so peaceful and quiet yet only a few miles from the bigger villages. And the best thing - a deer came to visit one morning. We wasted an hour just watching it graze nearby!

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View from the wood
Views from veranda
View towards the front of the property
Decked veranda ideal for relaxing in the sun
Spiral staircase to the lounge
Modern dining area
Dining on the veranda in the sun
Well equipped kitchen
Master bedroom with views of the wood
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