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“A perfect escape away”

Review of Venards Lodge

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33 reviews
Fully equipped modern kitchen
The Linwood Room, double with ensuite shower room
Venards Lodge, as seen from the driveway across the entrance lawn
The ensuite bathroom to the Gorley Room
The Gorley Room has a super king bed and ensuite bathroom with shower too
The bright sunny Sitting Room
Welcome Hamper and homemade cake for our guests
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
North Gorley, New Forest, Hampshire, England

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jojoupton...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A perfect escape away”
Reviewed 9 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Having read the previous reviews we were all very excited about our annual family weekend away in the New Forest (6 couples and a baby). This is the 4th time we have been and everyone in the party agreed this was by far the best, most luxurious place we have stayed. Not only is Venards Lodge perfectly located with country pubs and a farm shop on your doorstep, not to mention the beautiful walks right outside the front door, it has been very tastefully decorated to rival boutique hotels. Nadine the owner welcomes you with a beautiful hamper packed with goodies along with the most delicious homemade cake, if you want a stress free weekend in beautiful surroundings and a fabulous home from home then book now as you definitely won't be disappointed. We just need to book a date for next year now!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Mar 2015
Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed your stay and really hope we can welcome you here again in the future.
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GTR276
Twickenham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 3 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

I can only endorse what others have written. Venard's Lodge is first class; extremely comfortable, extraordinarily well-equipped, located in beautiful surroundings, and ideal for we four couples to get together to celebrate the life of Robert Burns.
Nadine, the owner, is so welcoming and generous, and bakes a mean cake too.
I couldn't recommend Venard's Lodge more highly.

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Liked best: The wonderfully comfortable king-size bed in our en-suite
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
3 Feb 2015
So glad you all had such a lovely weekend, snow here today!! Many thanks for taking the time to do the review, really is very much appreciated.
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Hhannah11...
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic weekend away”
Reviewed 6 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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For the third year in a row I've gone away in the New Year with my family. We've just spent a lovely weekend in Venards Lodge. An outstanding converted barn with log fire, aga, comfy beds and cosy living rooms. Location spot on for walks in the New Forest, a short drive to the beach, local towns, excellent restaurant and a pub within walking distance.
We visited early January but Venards Lodge would be a great place to stay all year round with so much to do in the surrounding area.
Just watch out for the New Forest horses who will take any opportunity to get in the garden as we found out!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
3 Feb 2015
Haha, the ponies certainly will take their chances of breaking and entering the garden!! Thanks so much for doing the review, really appreciate it .... and of course you would be welcomed back!!
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robertspe...
Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Exceptionally Good”
Reviewed 5 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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We cannot believe how lucky we were to find this self-catering accommodation in which to spend our annual, winter, family, short break. It is hard to find fault in anything right from our initial inquiry, through our welcome and stay, to our reluctant departure.
Nadine was the perfect hostess: warm, friendly, relaxed (not too many 'dos and donts'), very helpful and available when we needed any assistance. The hamper of beer, cake and preserves which Nadine prepared for us was a lovely touch.
Venards Lodge is situated just inside of the western boundary of the New Forest with Fordingbridge, Ringwood, Christchurch, Bournemouth and many other places on the coast and in the forest within in a 30 minute drive. The local village is tiny but a pub, farm shop and excellent restaurant are all within a 10 minute walk along quiet country lanes (at this time of year there are more horses than vehicles on the roads).
Along the side of the property is a track which leads up to the New Forest heathland where you could go on a different walk every day of the year if you wished.
We were a party of seven adults but the Lodge is designed to accommodate eight in comfort. It was equipped with everything we could possibly need during our stay - we particularly enjoyed some of the things which were not essential for our stay like the log burner in the dining room (there is central heating throughout, but a real fire seems to make things cosier) and the Aga in the kitchen (there is a modern electric cooker, but we did almost all our cooking with the Aga because it was not only a novelty for us but also quicker and easier to use).
Venards Lodge was ideal for our winter break but we can see that it would make an even better base from which to explore the New Forest in the summer.

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Liked best: The clean, well equipped spacious accommodation
Liked least: Having such a short stay
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
3 Feb 2015
Glad you had such a lovely family break and many thanks for taking the time to do the review.
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Robyn P
1 review
“A real find!”
Reviewed 19 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Vernards Lodge is an absolute gem. Stunning setting. Enormous and extremely comfortable beds, and the finest lemon drizzle cake we've tasted.

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Management Response
3 Feb 2015
Glad the beds and lemon drizzle were to your liking. Thanks for taking the time to do the review, much appreciated.
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