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1 bedrooms

Up to 2 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: A828
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • Access statement available
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Direct forest access
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Livery/paddocks available
  • Garden or outside space
  • Short breaks available
  • WiFi


Oakview is a charming single storey lodge perfect for a couple wanting to escape to the peaceful, rural countryside of the New Forest National Park. Nestling in the grounds of the owners' thatched cottage the property has been renovated to a high standard to provide spacious, beautifully presented accommodation which makes for a great holiday destination anytime of the year. With direct forest access this dog friendly property is an excellent base from which to walk or cycle for several uninterrupted miles to enjoy the stunning scenery and hamlets close by.

The popular, pretty town of Fordingbridge is 3 miles away with historic Salisbury 10 miles away. Local fishing, golf, horse riding and the New Forest Watersports Park are all available close by. 

Available - Horse/pony livery available on a daily or weekly basis approximately two miles away from Oakview where you can ride directly on to open forest. The cost is £20 per night per horse/pony. This will include use of paddock, stable with bedding and Menage with space to leave your trailer/lorry if necessary. Guided rides across the forest with pub lunches can also be organised. For further details on how to book please contact the office.

Entrance into light and airy open plan living with views over the Common. Incorporating Zip and link beds which can be made up as a Super King size (6ft) or twin beds (3ft), (please advise bed configuration at time of booking) comfortable sofa, TV, DVD player, and dining table with seating for two. Doorway into kitchen which has an electric hob, integrated electric oven, microwave, fridge with icebox and washer/dryer. Iron and ironing board available on request. Shower room which includes walk in shower, basin and WC.

South west facing enclosed garden area with table and chairs and far reaching views over the Common and beyond. Due to the property being adjacent to the owners thatch cottage it is not possible to barbecue here.

For one car on road outside the property.

Included: Bed linen and towels, WiFi, electricity and oil fired central heating
Children only suitable for babes in arms, please bring own equipment
Pets one well behaved dog welcome.  Please note there is a standard pet charge of £30 per pet per week.
Parking for one car on road outside the property
Telephone not available
WiFi available but can be intermittent due to location, also available in village pub.
Direct Forest Access
Beach approximately 19 miles to Mudeford and 21 miles to Bournemouth
Shops Award winning community shop ½ mile away 15 minutes' walk
Pubs The Horse and Groom ½ mile away 15 minutes' walk. Booking is advised as the pub is extremely popular!
Property: Self-catering holiday lodge
Short breaks available low season bookable any time, mid and high season two weeks prior to holiday start date
Changeover Friday
Arrival 3pm
Departure 10am
Non smoking

June 2019

A really relaxing holiday in a beautiful location, hosts Chris & Claudia were just great, would recommend " Oakview " to everyone, we will definitely go back .

June 2019

Very enjoyable stay.

May 2019

Welcomed to the lodge and showen around. Very friendly welcome. A nice lodge, lovely area. Would love to stay again. Thank you Chris for your welcome and for your local advice and knowledge of the area. Thank you, kind regards from Hannah and Stuart

May 2019

Beautiful cottage in lovely location Very friendly hosts

April 2019

great cottage and host

April 2019

Beautiful cottage in a wonderful spot. Cows and ponies at the gate! The owner Chris was very friendly and welcoming. We will be going back soon.

January 2019

We would recommend this lodge to anyone looking for a slice of heaven

November 2018

We had a lovely stay at Oakview and would recommend it anyone! Oakview truly is a well deserved name and we loved admiring the colouring leaves of the great oak in the centre of the common, just from our window. The cottage was crisp and clean and had everything you could need. The surroundings were great for hiking and relaxing, straight from the doorstep. We were also very much charmed by Woodgreens community shop. Thanks for a great stay Chris. - A & S

November 2018

Had a wonderful break, the property owner was so friendly and helpful. Gave us all the local information ie. places to visit, pubs, etc.

November 2018

It's our 6th stay at Oakview. That says it all really. Big thanks to Chris and Claudia once again

October 2018

Lovely, well appointed cottage in beautiful location. Hosts are friendly and the welcome gift was much appreciated. The cottage was cosy and the bed was very comfortable. Highly recommended and we will be staying here again!

September 2018

Everything was excellent

August 2018

We had a brilliant holiday at Oakview, it is a lovely property,in a fantastic location,the owners were lovely hosts ,the welcome pack was a nice thought,we will definately be booking again ,missing it already .

July 2018

The owners were very friendly and helpful, and it was good to know they were available if needed. It was a perfect holiday, with a village shop and pub, and the green frequently visited by the New Forest ponies.

July 2018

The location and ambience of Oakview was excellent and the owners were very friendly and hospitable. Good base for the New Forest, so impressed we hope to return next year.

July 2018

Thank you very much to our hostages Chris and Claudia, keep going with this exellent cottage!

June 2018

This property is of the highest standard with top quality fittings and furnishings. The pictures don’t do it justice. The location is amazingly beautiful and Chris the owner was very friendly without being intrusive. I highly recommend. Great relaxing base to come back to after a day exploring this beautiful area!

May 2018

Chris, the owner, was always so friendly and helpful. The accommodation was truly delightful, probably the best we have had and we have recommended the lodge to several friends.

April 2018

This was our 5th stay at Oakview. We’ll be back soon Big thanks to Chris and Claudia once again

April 2018

Very much enjoyed our stay. Oakview was outstanding and the views breathtaking. Our hosts were very welcoming and informative about the local area. We would certainly visit again. The accomodation was very clean and well equiped. The welcome pack was a lovely touch. There was lots to see and do and the local pubs had great food and the staff made us feel very welcome. It was also great having a local shop in the village. It was a wonderful site seeing all the beautiful horses on the common every day and the amazing sunsets were a bonus too.

March 2018

Yes, absolutely. This holiday home is set in a stunning location. The lodge is exactly as advertised and the owner is very friendly providing good advice. Would visit again and stay in the same lodge.

March 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our few days which really wasn't long enough! Chris was very helpful and on arrival explained everything we needed to know. The cottage was high quality , warm and cosy. the position is fantastic overlooking the common and only a little way away you could walk into the woods which was ideal for our dog who loved her walks there. Really peaceful place in the forest. There was a welcome of a pint of milk and some cakes to enjoy with a cuppa on arrival. Would highly recommend to a friend and will hopefully be able to visit again in the future. Thank you.

January 2018

We came here again for the welcome, for the woodland walks and the village shop. Not for the weather, luckily because it was very wet! We still enjoyed ourselves, the lodge is very cosy. We were delighted with your action in refunding the mispaid fee for two dogs without being asked, thank you.

January 2018

Second time here. We love it, we can feel our tensions lift off and the excitement begin as soon as we arrive. It’s so tranquil you feel the forest hug you. Our dog feels the same way he really enjoys the walks and the whole adventure every day. For a complete get away and have a break this is it. Chris makes us feel we are a part of the Village with Day to Day news.

December 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A return visit. so comfortable and everything you need.

October 2017

Fantastic stay. Chris and Claudia went above and beyond making us feel welcome. We will be back

October 2017

The cottage is lovely and in an idyllic setting with horses at the garden gate. Very good walks and pubs from cottage door. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. Cottage is very comfy, warm and well appointed. Loved the New Forest, hope to return again.

September 2017

Perfect for 2 people plus dog owners very helpful and friendly.

September 2017

A wonderful stay at Oakview - a lovely, comfortable and well-appointed cottage with amazing views over the green and direct access to breathtaking forest walks beyond. Excellent hosts, full of local knowledge - a great welcome basket on arrival, fruit from the garden on departure, and tasty treats for our dog too!

August 2017

It's such a lovely place and in a perfect location for us and the dog.

July 2017

We had one of the best self catering holidays ever in Oakview at Wood Green. The lodge was superb, the owners gave us a warm welcome and were very helpful. Our two dogs were welcomed too - nice touch to have a jar of dog biscuits - and for walks, this location was marvellous. We enjoyed seeing the ponies & cattle on the green and the walk to & from the well stocked community shop was delightful. We enjoyed a good meal at The Horse & Groom one evening. Good location to reach Ringwood and other New Forest locations. We will book again for next year.

May 2017

And wonderful hosts.

July 2016

Very nice cottage. Every thing that you need is there. The view is magnificient with all the wild animals every day. The host and hostess are realy friendly , people with stories to tell and tips to give. So, we had a lovely stay and we commanded it to everybody.

July 2016

The cottage was lovely. The location was wonderful, situated in a village with a fabulous village shop and pub. The direct forest access means we could watch the first animals as they wondered about and we didn't need to use the car to get to great walks.

April 2016

This is our second stay at Oakview in 6 months and we will definitely be coming back again soon. Chris and Claudia are the perfect hosts who make you feel so welcome. See you again soon

September 2015

Sitting, dining, sleeping and kitchen area are all one big space in this very cozy garden lodge. That agreeable impression of spaciousness and light is enhanced by three large windows, looking into the garden and further over the Common, a large lawn where the New Forest cattle comes and goes. From the garden and also through the dinner table window, you look even further onto the green, rolling hills and the Beamore House. Our lodge was perfectly located in the scenic, hillier northern part of the New Forest. In fact, you can start two smashing National Park Authority featured walks from your lodge (NFNPA walks 7 and 8). A note for those who really want to relax: as the Common is west-oriented, you will watch the sun set in the old oak tree and across the hills. After that: no street lights, no remote highway noise, just you and another starry night. To say that we had one of our most relaxing stays ever down there at Oakview.

August 2015

Thank you so much.We have loved staying at Oakview. It is the most beautiful retreat. Decorated beautifully and set within stunning scenery. We will definitely be back. Thank you.

August 2015

Oakview is lovely and the walks, village, and wildlife. We will be back. It is well equipped , cosy. Could live here no problem. And the owners are great.

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