I cannot praise this paradise in the New forest enough.
We have just returned from staying only 1 night and it was just brilliant.
The Cottage Lodge is easy to find being practically in the middle of Brockenhurst, when we arrived the donkeys and ponies were on the lawn right outside.
There are more than ample amount of parking spaces and the car park is secure.
We were greeted by Christina the owner as soon as we walked in the door and she couldn't of been more accommodating, we were treated to a cup of tea and cake and given some amazing advice on where to have lunch at somethings brewing - http://www.somethings-brewing.co.uk/ which was lovely and perfect for a small or large home made snack. We were then given details of a restaurant for dinner the Thatched Cottage - http://www.thatched-cottage.co.uk/ where we had the most perfect dinner and felt incredibly spoilt with the food and service.
We were also given a map for a short walk which took us around an hour and gave us a chance to see all of the interesting sites in Brockenhurst, some of which were St Nicholas Church and the Snake Catcher Pub which are well worth a visit.
The room we had inside the cottage lodge "The Burley" was just perfect, the bathroom had a walk in shower, the Tv and Dvd player very good with a great selection of up to date films free to watch, tea and coffee making facilities, a perfect bed which was firm and full of pillows and to top it all of a little balcony with a table and 2 chairs which was perfect for the afternoon sunshine.
In the morning we both had a full english breakfast with all the trimmings which was just remarkable. Whilst eating breakfast we got to witness something very rare the owner came round every table and discussed with them about there stay and even managing to mention at least one personal piece of information for each guest. For us it was the fact we had just had a baby and where we ate the night before, truly remarkable service and such a rarity in this day and age to find such a personal touch.
In Summary the cottage lodge is not a Bed and Breakfast or a hotel it is a Shangila to while away as much time as you can manage in a perfect paradise.
We are recommending it to everyone we know is visiting the new forest and now have the calendar out trying to work out when our next visit will be!!
Thank you Cottage Lodge and see you soon ....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cottage Lodge has upgraded from a 5star B&B to a 2 star hotel over the last 12 months. So, if you decide to come to the Cottage Lodge in Brockenhurst you are choosing a clean and comfortable property, located in the heart of the New Forest National Park village of Brockenhurst. All the en-suite rooms are individually designed. They all come with flat screen tv's, new mattresses, recently painted walls, tea and coffee making facilities (with real milk), and an in-room safe. Cake is available free of charge in the Snug Bar. We have: romantic rooms with hand made four poster beds: a room with a wood burning stove; ground floor rooms with showers;dog friendly rooms; family friendly rooms; rooms in the original building(C1650);simple rooms perfect for single occupancy or for a couple looking for somewhere simple to stay. There is one parking space at the front of Cottage Lodge for each room. We have won lots of awards for various things: excellence, environmentally friendly, best use of local produce, outstanding breakfast etc. Cottage Lodge is located in the heart of the New Forest National Park village of Brockenhurst. Our very own Fallen Tree Restaurant is open six days a week (closed on Wednesdays). Book early because the restaurant is very popular. Our breakfast's are locally sourced. We assure you of a warm welcome. There are three lovely pubs, nine charming restaurants and tea shops, cycle hire, horse riding, open forest, mainline railway station, village shops, open forest all within ten minutes walk of Cottage Lodge. Twenty minutes drive to the coast, Beaulieu Motor Museum, Exbury Gardens and the Lymington Ferry to the Isle of Wight. We hope to have the pleasure of meeting you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cottage Hotel Brockenhurst
- Cottage Lodge Hotel Brockenhurst, New Forest