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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
Bedroom
Bathroom
View from veranda
Take a boat ride on Beaulieu Creek
Bucklers Hard just up the road
1 / 15  View from the wood
2 / 15  Views from veranda
3 / 15  View towards the front of the property
4 / 15  Decked veranda ideal for relaxing in the sun
5 / 15  Spiral staircase to the lounge
6 / 15  Modern dining area
7 / 15  Dining on the veranda in the sun
8 / 15  Well equipped kitchen
9 / 15  Master bedroom with views of the wood
10 / 15  Bedroom
11 / 15  Bathroom
12 / 15  View from veranda
13 / 15  Take a boat ride on Beaulieu Creek
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15 / 15  Bucklers Hard just up the road

Riverside Retreat

Beaulieu, New Forest
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
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

Situated on Beaulieu River, this property is an enchanting retreat set in the heart of the New Forest. Guests can hire a kayak and head down the river, or enjoy a gentle stroll to the picturesque village of Beaulieu and its charming shops. The village of Buckler’s Hard is in the opposite direction, and guests can enjoy an afternoon at the village’s Yachtsman pub. A short drive takes guests to the vibrant coastal town of Lymington with its various bars, cafes and a Georgian high street.

Entrance to the property is through an entrance hall and up a spiral staircase to a spacious open-plan living area. The property embraces inverted living to make the most of the spectacular views. Light streams in through the floor to ceiling windows and double doors which give the room a wonderful sense of space. The lounge area is a cosy spot for curling up and watching a DVD in front of the woodburner. The kitchen is well equipped with granite worktops and a washing machine and dryer for those wet clothes after a day spent out on the river. There is a bathroom on this floor and a lovely dining area, or guests can step through the double doors onto a decked veranda which is perfect for eating outdoors.

Back on the ground floor there are two lovely double bedrooms. The main bedroom has two sets of double doors, which lead out to a decked veranda and provides a delightful view of the surrounding countryside. The second cosy bedroom has a picture window and both bedrooms have electric blinds ensuring that guests have a peaceful night.

Outside there is delightful creek which runs into the Beaulieu River, and enchanting woodlands surround this idyllic property.

  • 2 double bedrooms on ground floor (single sofa bed available on first floor)
  • 1 shower room with WC on first floor, 1 en-suite bath with WC on ground floor
  • Kitchen equipped with electric hob and oven, washing machine and dryer
  • Wood burner in lounge
  • TV with DVD player
  • Stair gates, travel cot (cot bedding not included) and highchair available
  • Parents of young children are advised that outside play should be supervised at all times
  • Decked veranda
  • Parking available for 2 cars
  • Pub 1.5 miles, shop 1.5 miles, restaurant 1.5 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 36 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jan 5th July 2024

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A very well located property near to Beaulieu and Buckers Hard. Lovely to sit out on the veranda among the trees. When we needed to contact the owner she was promptly responsive and helped us with our enquiry.

Reviewed by David 21st June 2024

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Wonderful place everything on your doorstep wonderful walks, just be aware of limits the second bedroom has, main bedroom is lovely so excellent for just two people

Reviewed by Gill 17th May 2024

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Reviewed by Clive 3rd May 2024

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Great living space at first floor level in a beautiful quiet location. Really well equipped accommodation and good clear guidance and information about the location and the facilities. We hope to return.

Reviewed by Isabel 7th April 2024

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Idyllic. I have never heard such beautiful bird song. It is so peaceful. The retreat is well equipped and comfortable. Its like being in an amazing tree house. It felt like the inspiration for Tolkiens Rivendell and I could have imagined a group of woodland elves walking past. Its the perfect place to get away from the world and we will definitely Read morebe back. Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 15th March 2024

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When we arrived we found that we had not realised we needed a code to get the door key. The code was only accessible on my IPad and that needed access to broadband which we did not have. Fortunately another customer had just moved in to another chalet and he was able to access broadband and get our code. We also had difficulty with the front door lRead moreock. Altogether we found the access procedure unnecessarily complicated after a long drive. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 11th March 2024

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This was a very clean and calm space to relax. We loved watching the birds on the balcony and seeing the boats come and go. We stayed with our two children who loved the walks from the doorstep. This accommodation had everything we needed for cooking as well as so many books and games for the children. Jo was so helpful and we felt if we needed anyRead morething at all we could ask. The local area is just stunning and the house itself was such a fun place to stay. We very much hope to return. Hide

Reviewed by Diane 23rd February 2024

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Reviewed by Ian 29th December 2023

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This is our third visit to this amazing treehouse. I dont think you could tire of the fabulous view. The property is very well kept, loads of personal touches like washing powder, dishwasher tablets, logs, etc, so thoughtful. The walks to Beaulieu and Bucklers Hard are perfect. Really is a gem . We will be back again and again .

Reviewed by David 22nd December 2023

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Well appointed, warm and comfortable in beautiful surroundings, this was a perfect hideaway to spend Xmas with friends. Upstairs is open plan and bright, with large windows looking out over the balcony, woodland and creek. Kitchen had everything to make it feel like home, including fridge/ freezer, induction hob, double oven, microwave and washer/ Read moredryer. Very quiet location with good walks to Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu and pub in East Boldre. Great communication with owners too. Highly Recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Katy 1st December 2023

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Beautiful location, incredible views The property was warm, clean and comfortable

Reviewed by Emily 27th October 2023

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Beautiful lodge, the views from the bedroom and lounge are amazing, good location for woodland walks. Very comfortable and well equipped. Thank you for a lovely week.

Reviewed by Clare 13th October 2023

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A well equipped retreat in a wonderful, relaxing location. The verandah is a great spot for birdwatching and the walk to Beaulieu or Bucklers Hard along the Solent Way offers lovely views of the countryside and the river. Indoors the spiral staircase is tight so carrying shopping upstairs to the kitchen may be a challenge for some. The cabin is welRead morel equipped and comfortable- I would happily return for another week. Hide

Reviewed by Johanna 6th October 2023

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Excellent condition. The cabin was very clean and well appointed. Fantastic views. Very peaceful location. We have been staying here on a regular basis for a few years and will keep coming back. Highly recommended

Reviewed by Rita 15th September 2023

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A delightful property set in a quiet, peaceful location. It is ideally situated for off the road walks to Beaulieu village and Butlers Hard. Lots to do and see in the area, with some super eating places.

Reviewed by Kate 28th July 2023

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An incredibly relaxing week in beautiful surroundings. The cottage had everything we needed and the veranda was a lovely place to be first thing in the morning with the sounds of the birds in the trees and the view of the creek. We will be back, no doubt about that!

Reviewed by Grant 21st July 2023

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We had a great family holiday at the Riverside Retreat. The location is fantastic and you really feel part of the forest. Watching the birds and animals through the picture windows and from the verandah was a real treat and you soon get to know your new neighbours. Picturesque walks on your doorstep and lovely drives around the area to lots of inteRead moreresting places. The Retreat is very cosy and the perfect place to relax after a day out exploring Hide

Reviewed by Colin 14th July 2023

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Reviewed by Louise 7th July 2023

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This is a beautiful property in a very quiet location. 15 minutes one direction you can get to Beaulieu where there is a pub and 20 minutes the other direction is Buckler's Hard - where there is a pub. You don't need to get in the car for a lovely evening out. The property itself has great facilities and everything is incredibly easy to use.

Reviewed by Helen 23rd June 2023

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Excellent location. Very comfortable stay. The veranda was exceptional and we were lucky enough to have wonderful weather so spent a lot of time there. So relaxing We are hoping to return next year as we loved it so much! Thank you for a lovely stay.

Reviewed by Linda 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Lisa 26th May 2023

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We loved staying in this property - it was a peaceful haven up in the trees away from everything. We hardly used the car as we could walk everywhere or launch the SUP and canoe from Bucklers Hard. It was very clean and comfortable and we hope to come back soon.

Reviewed by Gail 12th May 2023

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Fantastic property in a stunning location. Two walks on your door step, plenty of wildlife to watch and places to visit. Peaceful and relaxing.

Reviewed by Georgina 7th April 2023

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My husband, our two children (5 and 2) and I have a brilliant stay at the cabin. The setting was beautiful and peaceful and the owners had thought about the safety of the children, with a very useful stair gate at the top of the stairs. It was a beautiful walk to Bucklers Hard which we could do with the pram. We would highly recommend staying here.Read more Thank you so much. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 24th March 2023

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Reviewed by Judith 10th March 2023

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Fabulous cabin in lovely location by the water and surrounded by trees.

Reviewed by anne 6th February 2023

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Reviewed by Judith 23rd December 2022

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Reviewed by Don 18th November 2022

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great property great location lots of interesting walks and places to visit the house set in secluded woodland had everything needed for a relaxing and comfortable stay

Reviewed by Steven 11th November 2022

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This is a wonderful setting and beautiful in all weathers. Other comments are quite right the photos do not do it justice. Well appointed, comfortable and lots of attention to making a stay comfortable. Some great walking totally recommend.

Reviewed by Mike 4th November 2022

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In an unrivalled location, this beautifully presented lodge really lives up to its name. Well positioned within easy reach of all the New Forest has to offer. Our second visit in two years and definitely not our last.

Reviewed by Jill 14th October 2022

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Reviewed by Nathan 23rd September 2022

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The property was everything we wanted, clean, well presented, ideally located. The area is beautiful and interesting. Has to be one of the best places we have stayed. We will definitely be staying here again.

Reviewed by Gordon 26th August 2022

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We had a fantastic week at Riverside Retreat with my daughter and our fifteen month old Grandson, the location is superb and we loved being able to walk from the cabin and enjoy the forest and the river. We all loved the balcony, our Grandson took his first steps there and then walked round and round the table and climbed up and down the outside stRead moreaircase for the rest of the holiday! Much appreciated our welcome gifts, a very friendly welcome from Katy and great communication from Jo. Hide

Reviewed by Janica 19th August 2022

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Reviewed by Anjaikumar 5th August 2022

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Great place to stay. Well managed by the owners. If you are looking for somewhere that is secluded enough for you to feel like you are in the forest but within a 15/20 min walk to the nearest village this the place to stay at. The trees are so close to the house you really cant see any neighbours at all and there is a peek out to the river as well.Read more The owners really have gone to some length to make sure everything you need is in the property. Highly recommended. Hide

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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
Bedroom
Bathroom
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Location

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