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
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
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

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kelly 3rd January 2020

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

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

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

Stunning location, quiet and a great place to relax.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 25th October 2019

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

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

Reviewed by Johanna 4th October 2019

Lovely property in a fabulous location. We'll equipped kitchen and clean throughout. Lovely welcoming bottle of wine and chocolate. Good contact from owner beforehand and during our stay.

Reviewed by Nigel 20th September 2019

If you want to get away but still be able to walk to Beaulieu this is the place to choose! We loved the modern log cabin. Just the right size for 4 people fully equipped very comfortable and views to die for! We loved it!

Reviewed by Philip 13th September 2019

Great location, comfortable accommodation, would certainly return.

Reviewed by A 16th August 2019

Great location

Reviewed by Howard 26th July 2019

Wonderful location and a lovely deck we used for most of our meals with views of the river and woods.

Reviewed by Andrea 5th July 2019

Cabin is in a wonderful spot in the middle of the New Forest overlooking the Beaulieu River. However, in our opinion, the cabin is not in line with a four star accommodation; needs updating, and, above all, a serious deep clean. We came across significant dust/dirt beneath/behind the beds/sofa. We had to spend time on our holiday cleaning and buyinRead moreg a clean travel cot. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 31st May 2019

We take our elderly father here as he loves the location and enjoys seeing the birds, our daughter joined us this year with our granddaughter so there were 4 generations in the house and it suited all of us! We love the peace and quiet and there is easy access to some lovely walks and cycle rides. We had a small problem (fridge not working) and Jo Read morewas very prompt in sorting out and ordered new fridge immediately. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 10th May 2019

We had an amazing time, so much wildlife and birds around. We did lots of walking, the property was ideally situated. We were very lucky with the weather and could sit outside for breakfast every morning surrounded by trees.

Reviewed by Spencer 26th April 2019

Wonderfully isolated but close enough to all that the New Forest has to offer.

Reviewed by Judy 5th April 2019

Bird watching from here is superb. So many varieties of bird visited. Go out and buy some bird food and dog back and watch.

Reviewed by Phil 31st December 2018

We had a wonderful few days at the house over NewYear. The setting was magical with views through trees to the river from the living room and birds coming to feed on the balcony. We enjoyed being able to walk/run through the woods to Beaulieu and Bucklers Hard. The house was very comfortable and nicely furnished with a lovely light living room. WouRead moreld definitely recommend a stay here. Hide

Reviewed by Kate 7th December 2018

A lovey, well equipped holiday home with outstanding views across the river, in a very peaceful location.

Reviewed by Cheryl 30th November 2018

Fantastic location, very warm and comfortable. In a fantastic spot for the new forest, lovely walks, very quiet and secluded.

Reviewed by Susan 29th October 2018

The lodge is contemporary clean & Tidy but has all the comforts you would expect, the beds are cosy, the equipment easy to use this includes in the kitchen. You sink in to the sofa's whilst watching TV or the birds outside. Area wise it is beautifully situated in the forest & you are treated to a vista of woodland birds & squirrels, if you look carRead moreefully whilst walking you may see deer. There are two walks to take, Beaulieu & Bucklers Hard, I recommend a stay at Riverside Lodge ***** Hide

Reviewed by Charlie 12th October 2018

Such a wonderful place to stay. Me & my husband spent a week here and could not recommend more!! Such a beautiful hide away retreat. The perfect holiday

Reviewed by Nick 24th August 2018

Fantastic location in a beautiful part of the New Forest. Great walks from the door with Beaulieu 1 mile one direction and Bucklers hard 1 mile in the other. The house is well kitted out and with a number of unique features such as 1st floor decking area and bathroom/bedroom forest views. Spiral staircase is one to be aware of for those with childrRead moreen or less mobile. Hide

Reviewed by Sophie 17th August 2018

We loved the house it had everything we needed and the location was beautiful. It was not as clean as I would have liked unfortunately. The bathrooms were spotless and the kitchen was clean but either the main living floors and hall hadn't been moped or not thoroughly enough as there was what looked like jam under the table and something(?) in the Read morehall that I managed to mop off. Also had to dust all the skirting boards. Having a baby that's crawling, it was not something I could leave. Hide

Reviewed by Trudie 10th August 2018

The cottage has an amazing location, it is peaceful and tranquil. Beaulieu and Bucklers Hard are a lovely walk along the Solent Way. New Forest Activities is very close for canoeing and kayaking. The property needs to pay attention to its cleaning and will need things like sofa and kitchen updating for the prices they charge.

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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
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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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