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“Beautiful, comfortable cottage in the New Forest”
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The Linwood Room, double with ensuite shower room Venards Lodge, as seen from the driveway across the entrance lawn
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Excellent
36 reviews
Fully equipped modern kitchen
The Linwood Room, double with ensuite shower room
Venards Lodge, as seen from the driveway across the entrance lawn
The ensuite bathroom to the Gorley Room
The Gorley Room has a super king bed and ensuite bathroom with shower too
The bright sunny Sitting Room
Welcome Hamper and homemade cake for our guests
Awarded the coveted '5 Star Gold' rating from  Visit England
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
North Gorley, New Forest, Hampshire, England

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Excellent - based on 36 reviews
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Kay C
1 review
“Beautiful, comfortable cottage in the New Forest”
Reviewed 21 June 2018 for a stay in June 2018

What a superb place to stay, just inside the New Forest National Park. The owner, Nadine, greeted us on our arrival and left a welcome basket with local jam, marmalade, pickle and eggs plus the tastiest lemon cake. The cottage itself was clean, comfortable and spacious and very well equipped, I’ve never seen so many plates, bowls and cutlery. The kitchen was very functionable,we even cooked three gourmet meals while there, (7 people) although there are several pubs that do excellent meals very near along with the local farm shop within walking distance, they do afternoon teas and meals. They also do a mean breakfast! We also had a BarBQ. There is a lovely lawn outside, safe for little ones and lots of wild life stopping by outside to say hello!!
Nadine was the perfect host and even gave our little grandson a ride on the tractor for his birthday!
I would highly recommend this beautiful cottage, it is well situated for walking and cycle riding and within easy reach of Paulton Park (Peppa Pig World) Beaulieu and the coast.
It will not be the last time we stay here, we are already talking about revisiting! Thank you Nadine.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Jun 2018
Thank you for such a lovely review and for taking the time to write. We would, of course, love to have you back to stay at Venards Lodge so do please let me know when you would like to come back to the wonderful New Forest.
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sarah N
Dartford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“poor communication”
Reviewed 20 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018

sadly we have given up trying to book this property as the owner would not respond to our emails. This is really disappointing as the reviews of others who went there are so good. feeling sad.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Jun 2018
Very sorry to hear that you have had this problem. I haven't had any request from yourself for those dates so I would be grateful if you could let me know how you contacted me .... which website did you use?? I normally respond to enquiries within 24 hours, sometimes a little more if it is over a weekend, so I am truly sorry that you have had this experience. The guests who come to stay at Venards Lodge are indeed very happy with their choice. I do hope you managed to find somewhere for your stay in the New Forest.
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A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
“Fantastic luxury accommodation”
Reviewed 7 March 2018 for a stay in February 2018

This is our second stay at Venards Lodge and won’t be our last. We very rarely re-visit the same place but this has become a firm favourite. We went as a family of 8 including a baby and 4 year old. Everyone had enough space and comfort to sit, dine and socialise together whilst still enjoying their own space. The lodge had everything we needed and we fell in love with the Aga, we came home wanting to own one! Nadine was kind and helpful and left us another delicious lemon cake. There is something really magical about the new forest, the way horses ( or pigs on our October visit) just wander past your door. The children loved it. The lodge is in a perfect spot; within walking distance of a good pub, beautiful forestry and a short drive to the coast. I would highly recommend this lovely place.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Mar 2018
Thank you so much. Really appreciate you taking the time to write a review and it was lovely to welcome you back. Look forward to baking another cake for you ..... maybe a chocolate one next time!!
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GandK94
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A wonderful place to spend Christmas.”
Reviewed 18 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017

We were a family of four generations and experienced a most fabulous Christmas together at the Lodge.
From the 'welcome basket and cake' to the beautifully decorated tree and decorations throughout the rooms, to the fluffy towels, very comfortable beds, frosty mornings, warm Aga, deer in the opposite field, donkeys at the gate, the Royal Oak ten minutes walk away, plenty of parking for our three cars, chickens in the porch, bathroom toiletries, and the extremely well equipped kitchen.

Laundry room, dishwasher, fabulous bathrooms, flagstoned entrance room, so many toys, puzzles and games for all ages and Nintedo plus games.

I can't think of anything that wasn't already supplied. The kitchen had a great collection of knives and cutlery, coffee machine, cups, glasses, plates and bowls, toaster, microwave, electric oven as well as the Aga, large fridge and freezer and great storage in the larder. Logs for the wood burner were frequently supplied as well as fire lighters and matches too.
Our week was over all too quickly as most Christmas holidays always are when everyone has a good time.
This holiday home cannot be rated highly enough. It was much more than we hoped.
Nadine, the owner, really made sure nothing is wanted for. Every positive review for the lodge is agreed with by us. The photos of the property totally do the place justice.
A return one day maybe in the summer to experience the BBQ and enclosed garden.
Relaxing and quiet. Loved by all of us.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Jan 2018
I am so glad that you all enjoyed a wonderful stay at Venards Lodge over Christmas. The New Forest is a truly magical place to visit and to know that our guests have loved their accommodation as much as the area is just what we strive for. Thanks for taking the time to write the review, it is always very much appreciated. Would love to welcome you back in the summer ..... just let me know when!!
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Reigate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Aug 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely review. Really glad you had such a fabulous week at Venards Lodge and we would, of course, love to welcome you back. PS. Chickens now being fed by the current guests .... a few more happy children and happy hens!!
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