Riverside Lodge


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Short breaks available over the summer holidays, please phone the office for details.

Special Offer: 30% off week commencing 23rd August at Riverside Lodge. Short breaks available.

2 bedrooms

Up to 4 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: A829
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Dishwasher
  • Fishing available
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Livery/paddocks available
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Nearby shop
  • Short breaks available
  • Tumble dryer
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside
  • WiFi


Two bedroom, two bathroom, cedar clad lodge on the bank of the Hampshire Avon.

For those wanting a relaxing break, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Riverside Lodge is the perfect romantic retreat, within the New Forest National Park, ideal for one couple or adults holidaying together.

Riverside lodge is set in a simply stunning location on the banks of the River Avon, just one mile from the town of Fordingbridge. The Lodge is in a prime location for fishing, birdwatching and simply watching the world go by.

The lodge comprises of two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large open plan living area with the addition of a wood burner, creating a cosy atmosphere, perfect for those chillier winter evenings.

Situated on one of the most beautiful and best coarse fishing rivers in the UK the Lodge literally sits on a small lake in an elevated position within yards of the river. The bi-folding doors that open out on to the veranda, that juts out over the small lake, allow you to enjoy the surroundings from the comfort of the lodge.  The pretty illuminated waterfall can be activated from the veranda.

The pretty town of Fordingbridge with many eateries, convenience stores and boutiques is within 1 mile and the beautiful historic city of Salisbury is just 12 miles away.

Free fishing is available in the small lake off the veranda and fishing on one swim on river and further additional 4 swims of river fishing is available at an additional cost of £75 per person per week or £35 for a weekend, subject to availability, prior to booking.

There is a nearby (150 yards) paddock and stable for two horses available on a DIY basis for £100 per horse per week.

Please note: Dogs must not be allowed to jump in the river or lake and must be kept on a lead when outside the property. 

Please note:  Due to deep fast flowing river and adjoining deep lake Riverside Lodge is not suitable for children under 14. However, children aged 10-14 years of age are allowed with their parents full consent. Parents must be fully aware of the risks associated with the fast flowing river and lake frontage and book at their own discretion. Not suitable for those with limited mobility due to 100 yard walk down slope to the Lodge (trailer available for luggage and fishing tackle).

Please note: Mews Hill A824 and Criddlestyle Cottage A807 can be booked alongside Riverside Lodge accommodating up to 25 people and two horses.  Mews Hill and Criddlestyle Cottage are located around 100 yards (uphill) away near the parking area. 

Single storey construction with high ceilings. Bi-fold doors in lounge onto a veranda overlooking the lake (with illuminated water cascade feature) and river. 
Kitchen/diner/lounge with wood burner and Sky TV/DVD, dining table with seating for 4.  Kitchen area: electric hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washer-dryer and underfloor heating.
Bedroom 1 Zip link bed which can be either a super king (6ft) or two singles (3ft), Patio doors onto veranda - underfloor heating, SKY TV/DVD 
Bedroom 2 Twin beds (3ft), underfloor heating 
Bathroom 1 Bath with shower over bath, WC and hand basin
Shower room Double Shower with WC and hand basin

Fenced lawned small garden area with picnic bench. Free fishing on 70 yards (single bank) of Avon and in small lake (small carp, bream, perch, tench and roach).  Shed for fishing tackle. Toilet and shower can be accessed directly from outside.

Off road private parking for up to 2 cars 100 yards away.

Included: Bed linen and towelsWiFielectricity and electric central heatingunder floor heating.
Children: Regret not suitable for children under 14. Children aged 10-14 at parents own discretion.
Pets One well behaved family dog welcome. Please note there is a standard pet charge of £30 per pet per week. 
Parking Off road private parking for up to 2 cars 100 yards away
Storage Available in shed for fishing tackle and bikes
No Smoking  
Telephone no telephone.  Mobile reception good 
Wi-Fi Available 
Fishing Free fishing 70 yards (single bank) of Avon and in small lake. Please note closed fishing season is 15 March to 16 June in river.
Beach  Bournemouth 16 miles 
Shops Sandy Balls 0.5 mile 
Pub Sandy Balls 0.5 mile  Fordingbridge 1 mile 
Short breaks available (BOOKABLE OVER THE TELEPHONE ONLY) low season and select other dates in mid season. Please telephone the office for pricing and how to book. 
Changeover Friday
Arrival 4pm
Departure 10am
Property: Self-catering fishing lodge

July 2019

Absolutely stunning and tranquil setting and EXACTLY what we were looking for. Didn't see a soul (other than the cleaner on our arrival), and it was the perfect base for us to relax and travel from. Will definitely go again.

July 2019

We were so pleased with ever thing thankyou

June 2019

Just to say for the benefit of holiday guests everything should be checked on changeover as fridge freezer wasn’t working when we arrived ( in shed ) it was soon sorted as the fuse had gone but we were self catering so needed to use it immediately

April 2019

The lodge was perfect and the week away ticked every box. We hope to return next year

December 2018

Beautiful location and cabin

October 2018

amazing location - really enjoyed it

October 2018

Quite simply stunning! Wonderful location, views and everything top class. The best place I have ever stayed in as a fisherman. Close to Fordingbridge, taxis available to travel which is lovely. Clean, warm comfortable and I cannot fault anything at all. 5 Star for me!!!!

July 2018

It was a really peaceful location with fantastic views. Hoping to come back next year.

March 2018

The cottage was well appointed and everything we needed was there, a real home from home. The welcome basket was a nice surprise and much appreciated!

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