Views from veranda
View from the wood
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  Views from veranda
2 / 14  View from the wood
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 29 guest ratings

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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.

Reviewed by George 22nd June 2018

The cottage is well equipped and in a great location. Upstairs is spacious and it was lovely eating out on the balcony terrace. It is easy to walk to Beaulieu or Bucklers Hard and is in a peaceful spot near the river. The cottage is only let down by the second bedroom which contains a double bed but there is not enough room to walk round from the fRead morear side. The second occupant has to climb over the first to reach the door and the second bathroom is up the spiral staircase. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 1st June 2018

Great Location if you like peace and walking Lovely property well equipped

Reviewed by Keiko 6th April 2018

We really enjoyed our stay at the Riverside Retreat, perfectly situated in-between Beaulieu Village and Buckler's Hard. It was great for walking and cycling around the New Forest, whilst also being set in tranquil, picturesque surroundings, with great elevated views through the trees across the river Beaulieu. We would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed by Neil 19th March 2018

This is a wonderful house set on the riverside and surrounded by woods. It is within easy walking distance of Beaulieu and Bucklers Hard. We had a very peaceful few days in a modern well equipped home.

Reviewed by Keith 9th March 2018

The riverside retreat is a perfect location if you enjoy wildlife ,peace and quiet with stunning views. Exellent walks to Bucklers hard and Beauliu for good food and drink with ferry links to the isle of white or Southampton for a trip out only a short drive away .The property has a well fitted quality interior we didn't want to leave.

Reviewed by Richard 2nd March 2018

A fantastic location and very well appointed cabin in the woods close to the Beaulieu river. Stunning views from the master bedroom and upstairs on the living floor. Great communication from the owner who made us feel very welcome.

Reviewed by Nick 9th February 2018

The location is superb irrespective of what time of the year you go. Quiet, beautiful and away from world outside.

Reviewed by Denise 12th January 2018

Lovely property and really enjoyed the back to nature experience. Loved watching the different species of birds and animals around the area and the lovely walks. This was a great experience and i think it would be wonderful in the summer.

Reviewed by Ms AM.K 24th May 2016

Riverside Retreat was fabulous. We had a wonderful stay there and it was so peaceful and relaxing. Have recommended already to friends who want an enjoyable, relaxing holiday with stunning views and lots of interesting stuff to do. NFL were excellent, efficient, helpful and polite. Would use again.

Reviewed by Ms S.H 15th April 2016

The cottage was very good and in an excellent location. We enjoyed a walk to Beaulieu and Bucklers Hard, Alum Bay and bird watching!

Reviewed by Mrs R.B. 22nd February 2016

Overall excellent cottage, loved the shower! The booking experience was very good and would visit again.

Reviewed by Mrs C.T. 3rd November 2015

Stunning location and peaceful. All mod cons and very comfortable.Beaulieu VillageBeaulieu Motor Museum,Marwell Zoo,Lymington,Lyndhurst,New Forest Wildlife Park,Bucklers Hard

Reviewed by Mr. P. B 20th October 2015

Location of the property was excellent. Excellent facilities and amenities

Reviewed by Mrs J. W. 20th July 2015

House on stilts was absolutely delightful! Location - superb. Contact with the owner beforehand was very welcome and the info in the house was excellent. Very informative and very friendly. Would love to rebook again and make the most of the surrounding area. Absolute gem for those who love peace and tranquillity, and birds!!

Reviewed by Mrs J.R. 27th September 2014

Stunning! What an amazing location, so peaceful and quiet yet only a few miles from the bigger villages. And the best thing - a deer came to visit one morning. We wasted an hour just watching it graze nearby!

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Views from veranda
View from the wood
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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