Great coastal break ! The lodge was warm, cosy, & comfortable. Everything is light & new. The open lounge and kitchen is a lovely living space with lots of high spec. appliances. The quay & beach were literally a few steps away. We took the little ferry over to the beach huts & cafe; picture perfect views, fab coffee & halloumi salad ( & the cakes looked really good too). We walked along the coast past excellent fish & chips on Avon beach to highcliffe castle & back - spectacular views across to Isle of Wight & the needles all the way. The lodge was a great base from which to explore this gorgeous area. It would also be ideal to just chill & enjoy the sea views. We could have easily stayed longer & can't wait to go back. We didn't even get as far as trying the on site pool or pizzas; they'll just have to wait for next time !