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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 / 14  View from the wood
2 / 14  Views from veranda
3 / 14  View towards the front of the property
4 / 14  Decked veranda ideal for relaxing in the sun
5 / 14  Spiral staircase to the lounge
6 / 14  Modern dining area
7 / 14  Dining on the veranda in the sun
8 / 14  Well equipped kitchen
9 / 14  Master bedroom with views of the wood
10 / 14  Bedroom
11 / 14  Bathroom
12 / 14  View from veranda
13 / 14  Take a boat ride on Beaulieu Creek
14 / 14  Bucklers Hard just up the road

Riverside Retreat

Beaulieu, New Forest
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Quirky
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

This stylish cabin is nestled in a tranquil location with views across the Beaulieu River. It's located in an idea position to enjoy outdoor pursuits in the New Forest.

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.

  • Wi-Fi
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen (cot bedding not included) and bathroom towels
  • Electric blinds
  • Parking for two cars
  • Child friendly with stair gates, travel cot and Highchair available
  • No pets
  • No smoking

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Diane 27th September 2021

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Reviewed by Kimberley 24th September 2021

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Absolutely loved the accommodation and location perfect. Great communication from the owner and comfy beds!

Reviewed by Jim 10th September 2021

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My wife and I found it a great place to relax. A fantastic location for our cycling holiday.

Reviewed by Bernadette 27th August 2021

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The only disappointing thing was the weather. Superb location, homely accommodation and oh how we wish we could have sat out on the balcony without blankets.

Reviewed by Kate 6th August 2021

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Stunning house ,in a stunning location. Owner Jo was just amazingly friendly and helpful. Surrounded by beautiful trees, views of the river and stunning wildlife. Didnt want to leave. A lot of care and consideration has been put into having a fabulous holiday. THANKS A MILLION

Reviewed by Clare 30th July 2021

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This is a beautiful property and the photos on the website don't do the location justice. Although there is no access to the river, you can see it from the main bedroom and balcony. It is a wildlife lovers haven. We saw lots of birds from the balcony and even a fallow deer. There are two resident squirrels with their dreys right by the balcony. TheRead more area is beautiful and peaceful. The house is very well equipped and comfortable. Would recommend to anyone who wants to get away from it all. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 9th July 2021

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What an amazing find! This beautiful place is so quiet and peaceful with lovely walks in the New Forest. It is very well equipped and lacks for nothing. A lot of games have been provided which we enjoyed but best of all is the balcony which, being at tree top night, feels in the heart of the forest and I will miss sitting watching the birds and ourRead more squirrel with a view of the river and the boats, just be aware there is no access to the river from the lodge Hide

Reviewed by Paul 2nd July 2021

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Absolutely brilliant property and location, I couldnt fault it. Very comfortable furniture and well equipped with quality items. The property is with others but you feel on your own as you cant see them. Wonderful to sit on the balcony and watch the wildlife.

Reviewed by Nicholas 4th June 2021

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Amazing cabin and location, perfectly isolated, very well kept and a pleasure to stay in. The outside deck is a place you just don't want to leave, highly recommended and hope to stay there again soon.

Reviewed by Michelle 31st May 2021

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Reviewed by James 14th May 2021

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The cabin did not disappoint. The location was fantastic, views to the beaulieu river and high in the tree canopy to observe the birds. It has a well equipped kitchen. The other facilities like WiFi and smart TVs where good. We had a great time.

Reviewed by Mark 10th May 2021

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Very well appointed cottage. There was a welcome gift left for us on arrival. The information pack is very comprehensive, as were the directions to the cottage. Jo was very pleasant to talk to and very informative about the area in general. Although there is no direct access to the river, the activity centre is a few yards away. There is plenty of Read morewildlife around and I got some great photographs from the decking area. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 7th May 2021

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Just back from an amazing weekend at Riverside Retreat. The accommodation was clean and very modern and the balcony had great views of the river. Due to its location, it felt like a tree house. It was very well equipped and comfortable and had great walks to Beaulieu village or Bucklers Hard. The communication with Jo was very helpful before we arrRead moreived and the early access was very much appreciate, along with the chocolates and wine! We will definitely look to come back in future. Hide

Reviewed by Sophie 23rd April 2021

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Excellent location, have stayed 3 times and will return again.

Reviewed by Anne 16th April 2021

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The cabin provided a beautiful setting for our escape from lockdown. We had a lovely weekend. Jo, the owner, was super helpful and left us wine and chocolates! The property was well equipped and very clean. The view from the open plan living and dining room was amazing; the trees were a haven for birds. We kayaked with New Forest Activities, who haRead moreve one of their bases right next door, and we enjoyed a long circular walk from Lymington to Keyhaven. Fabulous place for a peaceful stay! Hide

Reviewed by James 16th October 2020

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In a forest and by the water,there can't be many places with this kind of unique quality. Although you feel remote from the ever day,there is plenty of life to be had a short walk,cycle or drive away. The New forest is bursting with things to do. The property itself is well equipped and very snug. Perfect to recharge your batteries,our one year oldRead more loved it too. Hide

Reviewed by Simon 9th October 2020

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COVID cleanliness standards really good. Modern, comfortable property with a very special outlook. Great property instructions. Really quiet location Good area to explore with easy walks from the front door.

Reviewed by Johanna 2nd October 2020

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Very clean and well appointed cabin in the woods by the Beaulieu River. Very relaxing and peaceful

Reviewed by Alan 25th September 2020

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Perfect location, nice walks from the door, lovely village close by. Very relaxing watching wildlife from the veranda.

Reviewed by Hannah 18th September 2020

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Stunning lodge in an excellent location. Perfectly situated to explore the New Forest and in a quiet location to be able to relax and unwind. Will certainly return! Owner Joanne was excellent on providing recommendations for restaurants nearby and local attractions. The welcome wine and chocolates was a lovely touch too.

Reviewed by Karen 28th August 2020

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Reviewed by Justin 21st August 2020

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Fantastic location for family holiday and cabin was the ideal base with everything we needed.

Reviewed by Denise 31st July 2020

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Raised to the level of the trees with a view of the creek and access to amazing walks, villages and beaches. Outstanding, safe, comfortable home, completely private. Super place to relax.

Reviewed by Emma 17th July 2020

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The most idyllic place to stay, surrounded by nature in new forest. A beautiful house that has everything you need for a relaxing, fun holiday. Highly recommended to anyone that wants to explore the new forest.

Reviewed by Debra 10th July 2020

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The holiday accommodation had two bedrooms one of which was quite snug. The upstairs was of a good size well equipped and the outside veranda area was great. The accommodation was in the woods , we hired bikes which I feel made the holiday as we did not want to use the car and this allowed us to explore the area , on foot this would have been possiRead moreble. We had a great time . Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 17th February 2020

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Reviewed by Kelly 3rd January 2020

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A very relaxing cabin. Stylish and up to date interior. Amazing views. You cannot help but relax. Loved going for walks and feeding the birds. Our little girl loved the books, the bath and watching the squirrels. The large TV amazed her as well. The host was very helpful throughout the stay. Fingers crossed we will be back soon.

Reviewed by Teresa 27th December 2019

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Modern decoration with good kitchen appliances (induction cooker, two ovens, washing machine dryer, roomy fridge and freezer), spacious living room. New comfortable furniture and accessories. The temperature in December was kept comfortable. Only one shower upstairs and only bath tub downstairs. Convenient plus 1 hour button to boost heating or hotRead more water. Hosts provided Christmas tree and other nice treats. Beautiful surroundings and quick access to walks and water activities. Hide

Reviewed by Hugh 20th December 2019

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We stayed at The Riverside Retreat over Christmas. On arrival we found a Christmas tree complete with lights and a bottle of mulled wine and other goodies. That set the tone for the best self-catering accommodation we have ever used (and we've used A LOT!). Great location, great welcome and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Helen 1st November 2019

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Stunning location, quiet and a great place to relax.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 25th October 2019

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The cabin is in a fabulous location for local walks, water sports and bird watching. Both Beaulieu and Bucklers Hard are within easy walking distance and it is really central for days out. The owner is very friendly and the cabin is very well equipped. I would thoroughly recommend the Riverside Retreat as a great place to stay.

Reviewed by Sarah 18th October 2019

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This is a beautiful lodge set in amazing countryside. Easy to find (owner provides detailed directions) The lodge itself has 2 lovely bedrooms downstairs with plenty of wardrobe and drawer space, a lovely bathroom with views into the forest. Upstairs is a spacious living/dining room , shower room and kitchen with everything you need. Lovely wood buRead morerning fire makes it feel cosy in the evening. Huge patio area. The lodge is immaculate and also has books and games. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves 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

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

If you’re after a holiday destination which has natural wonders and British tradition in abundance, look no further than the New Forest – a region where beautiful heathland, forest trails and stunning coastline surround quaint villages and market towns.

The National Park is found on England’s south coast, covering the south west of Hampshire but extending into Wiltshire and Dorset. It’s known for its picturesque footpaths and cycle trails, from which you can witness the spectacular sights of deer, ponies and cattle roaming free throughout the ancient woodland.

The villages of Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Buckler’s Hard have plenty of traditional, cosy pubs in which you can enjoy some locally-brewed cider or beer. Or, if you wanted something a little livelier, Hythe, Lymington and New Milton run fantastic weekly markets, while the lively city of Southampton is a drive away.

If you prefer coast over country, a visit to the shoreline is a must. Highlights include the Barton-on-Sea cliffs, Lymington Quay, and the Beaulieu River, where adventurous activities including canoeing await. There are plenty of other great things to do, too, with the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Breamore House and Museum near Fordingbridge, and Exbury Gardens all found around the region.

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