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The Retreat - Avon

Christchurch (4.5mls N), New Forest
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Thoughtful and quirky styling with a woodland theme
  • Private hot tub with shelter, ideal for a relaxing dip whatever the weather
  • Elevated position on stilts with a wraparound deck to enjoy the outdoors
Property code: 78833

This quirky cabin is set in a leafy spot with a private sunken hot tub, wraparound deck and easy access to the coast and the New Forest National Park making it the ideal base for a relaxing break.

Enjoy a simply magical stay at this spellbinding log cabin near Avon, close to Christchurch. Head into the New Forest to follow footpaths and cycle routes through the trees or make your way down to Highcliffe or Southbourne, 6 miles away. Sleeping up to four guests, and welcoming two canine companions as well, this elevated four-star, fairy-tale retreat also boasts its own private hot tub.

Climb the steps up to the unique, quirky holiday property, which is set in the grounds of the owners’ home but enjoys its privacy. The heart of the lodge, which features an abundance of gorgeous wood throughout, is an open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, with a warm and welcoming ambience. Prepare meals in the kitchen, dine together then relax in front of the Smart TV. As night falls, enjoy the sense of being close to nature in the double bedrooms, which both have access to the shower room. Spend much of your time out on the expansive deck, which opens into a leafy space housing the sheltered hot tub. Light the BBQ and watch the children running about on the grass in the shared garden. You’ll find parking for two cars about 15 metres from the cabin.

Grab some supplies and head off into the New Forest. Make your way to Burley, 4 miles away, to hire bikes and follow routes, including the Burley Trail. You can also book a wagon ride or deer safari here. Look out for the famous roaming forest ponies as you go. Wander around Christchurch, 5.5 miles away, away to pick up local produce or dine out. Or, drive 8.5 miles for a day out in Bournemouth; go to the beach, visit the pier and enjoy some traditional seaside fun.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave and fridge with ice compartment
  • Smart TV in the lounge area
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Raised deck with charcoal BBQ, private hot tub and shared lawn area
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Beach 5 miles, shop 3 miles and pub 1 mile
  • Beauty treatments available at an additional cost (by prior arrangement only)
  • Regret no children under 16 years

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Norman 12th November 2021

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Amazing Cottage, cosy, timeless once you put your phone away. We had a totally relaxing week and total privacy, could not have asked for any better, the attention to detail with the design excellent. 19/11/21 - 20/11/21

Reviewed by Phoebe 29th October 2021

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This property is definitely worth the price you pay! A gorgeous location which although a little abstract felt very secure and safe. Everything you needed was in the property, including lots of little extras too which was so lovely. The welcome basket we received on arrival was a nice touch, and the cake inside was yummy! Bedding was clean and fresRead moreh, it was clear that the property was cleaned to a high standard before our arrival. Overall, highly recommend for a relaxing getaway :) Hide

Reviewed by Darren 22nd October 2021

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The Retreat was exactly that! You felt like your own little world and we didnt ever want to leave. Everything was thought of and the Prosecco, fresh bread and cake basket a welcome gift. And thats without getting into the hot tub (heaven). I would recommend it but that means others will start and we may not be able to book it again! A little slice Read moreof heaven. We will be back Hide

Reviewed by Rob 15th October 2021

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The Retreat was really lovely. It had a wonderful feeling about it and we were impressed with many extra, unexpected touches. We all said that we would book again in the future and cant wait! We enjoyed a couple of the local pub walks from a welcome folder provided. There is also a very friendly and welcoming country inn virtually next door with geRead morenerous sized, tasty meals. The Retreat is highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by John 10th October 2021

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Beautiful rustic but modern lodge in lovely surroundings. Felt very safe and secure Really enjoyed the luxurious hot tub which at nightime is enhanced by the external lights. Well situated to explore surrounding area.

Reviewed by Laura 24th September 2021

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Lovely lodge, very clean and peaceful location. Great pub 1 mile walk. Veranda and hot tub (undercover) excellent. Very comfy and cosy. Would highly recommend and we will be coming back.

Reviewed by Amanda 20th September 2021

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Absolutely beautiful property, amazing place to stay! The owners have thought of everything, even down to supplying a welcome basket with fresh bread, fresh scones, jam, cream, milk and a bottle of Prosecco Lovely bath robes also supplied, which come in very handy when your in and out of the hot tub. I would highly recommend a visit here, you wontRead more be disappointed. Hide

Reviewed by Cheryl 17th September 2021

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Beautiful place, literally home from home but alot more relaxing of course, alot of love has been put into this gorgeous retreat, also in a perfect location not far from the beach, shops and pubs, even the dogs enjoyed their stay! Highly recommend this place and will definitely be returning!

Reviewed by Faye 10th September 2021

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Lovely lodge in great location. Welcome hamper was lovely. Great facilities. There is even a dog shower and towels to use.

Reviewed by Nicola 3rd September 2021

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The log cabin was beautiful, could not fault it. Had all the things needs for self catering. Would suggest bringing extra towels. A hair dryer is also provided so no need to pack one. There is a small fridge freezer and a great full size gas cooker and microwave. Lovely stay

Reviewed by Debra 27th August 2021

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The Retreat - Avon was a truly wonderful place to stay. It was perfectly designed, styled and stocked; down to every detail.High quality furnishings. Cleanliness 100% Lovely peaceful location. Topped off with the most amazing welcome basket of freshly baked bread and scones with homemade jam and clotted cream; delicious with the chilled bottle of FRead moreizz that the friendly owners, Sally and Simon had left for our arrival. Even dog treats and poo bags/bin in the garden for 4 legged friends provided Hide

Reviewed by Paul 20th August 2021

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Really lovely place to stay. Everything had been thought of. The arrival gifts of fresh baking and Prosecco were perfect. The use of the boot room and facilities were outstanding. We had a thoroughly lovely time, you dont really need to leave the property as the garden and decking are so beautiful although its the perfect base to visit the local arRead moreea. We even managed to have friends round for a BBQ on the lawn. Hide

Reviewed by Natasha 13th August 2021

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Fantastic place, had everything you need, Simon and Sally were very welcoming, great location for exploring both new forest and beaches, had a great holiday would recommend

Reviewed by Darren 30th July 2021

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Appropriately named, The Retreat, this is exactly what this is We had a fabulous holiday in an amazing property that looks as good as the pictures. Sally and Simon have thought of every want and need and with two dogs and daughters aged 18 and 21 years, my husband and I did not want for anything and our expectations were superseded. 3 words idyllicRead more, relaxing, perfect place to stay Thank you both for your hospitality and for going that extra mile Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 23rd July 2021

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Stayed here with 3 friends for a girls weekend and had such a great time. We had everything we could have needed and made great use of the amazing hot tub. We took a taxi into Bournemouth which was really easy. You could just hang out at the Retreat the whole time if you wanted but it is also a great place from which to explore the area. We will deRead morefinitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Scott 11th June 2021

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My wife and I spent the full week here from 11 June.If youre looking for relaxation and tranquility but within an easy drive to some of the many beautiful locations to visit in the New Forest, you wont do much better than this. Its not the usual type of holiday for us but with so many restrictions on a foreign holiday, we couldnt have chose better.Read more Mixture of beautiful scenic walking, dining out in nearby hostelries of restaurants in Christchurch or relaxing in the hot tub. Lovely owners too Hide

Reviewed by Ryan 4th June 2021

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100% recommend, Simon and Sally are wonderful owners and the property is very well maintained. It stocks everything you could possibly need and is in a super quiet and secure location. Loads of places to visit nearby and very good value for money :) Hot Tub is superb

Reviewed by Helen 28th May 2021

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We had an absolutely perfect holiday at The Retreat. We arrived to freshly baked bread, delicious scones and Prosecco. The location is perfect near the New Forest and coast. A lot of thought has gone into the accommodation and attention to detail it was lovely how it followed the woodland theme. We had a bbq every night on the decking and used the Read morehot tub every day which was warm and powerful. We made use of the lawn for boules and croquet. I recommend this property 100%. It did not disappoint Hide

Reviewed by Dean 18th May 2021

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What a lovely place! Loved all the little touches and finishes. Will definitely be back sometime in the future thank you for a thoughtful Stay

Reviewed by Stuart 7th May 2021

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Beautiful property in the heart of the New Forest. We were impressed with the look and feel of The Retreat it's been finished to a very high standard. The sheltered area is ideal when the weather isn't great, and the hot tub is a luxury feature we made the most of! V comfy sofa and state-of-the-art TV, and location is great, too just 15 mins fromRead more Christchurch//Mudeford, and the same distance to see the lovely wild ponies (at Brockenhurst) We loved our stay here and recommend it to anyone. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 3rd May 2021

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Lovely place to stay and the welcome pack was a very nice gesture. Opening the door to the smell of fresh bread made the place feel very welcoming. Ideally placed to visit loads of places that were within half an hours drive.

Reviewed by Kylie 26th April 2021

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This was such a lovely place to stay and relax, hosts were very accommodating and lovely walks and day trips nearby

Reviewed by Paul 16th April 2021

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An amazing week away. The retreat was perfect and finished to a very high quality, the hot tub really was the icing on the cake!! Us and the dog couldnt have wished for more!!! The location is just as good. Would strongly recommend to anyone wanting to explore the New Forrest or the beautiful beaches all close by.

Reviewed by Carol 12th April 2021

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Just come back from a lovely stay at the Retreat, would thoroughly recommend a stay here and when we come back he will be booking again...the location is ideal for travelling about...Sally the owner is always there to help if needed...

Reviewed by Karen 23rd October 2020

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We've just returned from a fantastic weeks stay at The Retreat and my family all agree it is an amazing accommodation in a beautiful area. The photographs do not do this place justice, it really does have the wow factor. Sally & Simon have thought of everything to make your stay relaxing & very special. We loved the attention to detail, including tRead morehe warm water feed and fresh towels in the boot room to clean your muddy pooch, which is great as there are plenty of walks from your front door. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 16th October 2020

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The Retreat is just that. The perfect get away from it all. A thoughtful welcome pack, very comfortable beds and tasteful decoration with some very special touches make this amazing treehouse unique. We are definitely returning! Thank you to Sally & Simon for making us feel so welcome.

Reviewed by Christine 12th October 2020

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The "Perfect Retreat". Warm, cozy, and welcoming. Every detail well thought out. Candles (battery), lighting, fleece throws, etc, all created such a relaxing ambiance. The lovely welcome pack was much appreciated. Great location in the forest and close to the coast which enabled us to enjoy varied walks and nature. A thoroughly enjoyable break.

Reviewed by Benjamin 2nd October 2020

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Amazing accommodation in a beautiful setting. Friendly and welcoming hosts. They've thought of every last detail. Boot room ideal for mucky dogs, especially useful this time of year (autumn)!

Reviewed by Luke 28th September 2020

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This is a fantastic spot. Really well setup, picturesque and a short distance from scenic Christchurch and Bournemouth. Lovely arrival to fresh bread, scones and a bottle of fizz. The propery is very warm, cosy and comfortable - made perfect by the hot tub and large sofas. Tea, coffee, towels and all amenties provided, so you really do have a home Read moreaway from home. Hide

Reviewed by Tom 25th September 2020

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Lovely cabin and getaway with a nice welcome hamper and private hot tub to relax in. Very cosy and warm and near to nice walks, beaches and stuff to do. Would say if you have small dogs - the area is not fully enclosed so cant leave them to roam. A little pricey but putting that down to covid and UK staycation times.

Reviewed by Mike 18th September 2020

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I told the owner I was not going to write a review, the reason, I dont want anyone to know it exists, I want it all for myself. It was perfect In Every way.. the scones, cream. fresh bread on arrival, the little container of dog treats to the array of equipment in the boot room. It was delight to stay and I will go back.

Reviewed by Jeanette 4th September 2020

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Reviewed by Ivor 27th August 2020

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this is a lovely quirky retreat in a beautiful area. The hosts where fantastic and everything was thought off, even with the rain a great time was had by all

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Location

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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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