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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely spot, safe and secure parking, friendly and interesting owners, great room and a wonderful breakfast. What more could one ask? First class in every respect, our visit was made even better by a guided tour by the rightfully proud owners. A memorable weekend - thank you C & M!

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the first week of November in the Gardener's Lodge at this beautiful location. I have to agree with all of the great reviews I had previously read on Trip Advisor. Fantastic food, great location and accommodation and such friendly and helpful hosts. Looking back on our stay the word that comes to mind is QUALITY. Quality food, bedding ,towels... More 

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Kingfisher-retreat, Owner at Kingfisher Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a splendid review. It was very nice to meet you both and you, Caroline, are a breath of fresh air, truly brave and a courageous Lady. We wish you all the very best for the future. More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for a couple of nights for my husbands birthday. Could not have picked better hosts, fantastic venue, quality breakfast and the most clean lodge. Would not recommend to others so it leaves us more time to go back. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay Chrissy and Martyn!

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Thank Clayke
Kingfisher-retreat, Owner at Kingfisher Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking your time to post a review, so pleased you enjoyed it here, look forward to welcoming you both again in the future. Take care and ver best wishes. More 

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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first stay in the New Forest and we picked probably one of the best if not the best B&B in the New Forest. When we arrived later that expected we were met by Chrissy and Martyn who kindly waited for us and showed us to our immaculately clean and very comfortable room upstairs in their charming sympathetically... More 

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Thank penwarden85
Kingfisher-retreat, Owner at Kingfisher Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your extremely thoughtful review. You were both great guests to have around , you felt like family! Look forward to seeing you both in the future, take care. More 

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from a truly relaxing stay at Kingfishers Retreat. We stayed in the Gardeners Lodge which is a lovely little cottage bedroom situated in the garden overlooking the beautiful lake. It's so peaceful and tranquil. The decor in the cottage is very tasteful. The bed is super comfortable with crisp clean bedding and fluffy cushions. There's an... More 

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Kingfisher-retreat, Owner at Kingfisher Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Jessica for taking time to write a very nice review, so pleased you enjoyed it all,many thanks. Take care and we look forward to welcoming you both again sometime in the future. More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Chrissy and Martyn are lovely hosts. We had a couple of nights here and stayed in the house. Lovely comfortable room. Breakfast couldn't be any better, lots of choice and all fresh local produce including homemade bread for the toast. Try the lovely smoked salmon for breakfast absolutely delicious. Such a stunning place to stay and you can relax next... More 

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Kingfisher-retreat, Owner at Kingfisher Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, very kind of you, it's always a pleasure for us when guests have enjoyed their stay and noticed the little extras. Hopefully when you return you can try one of the Lodges. More 

Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Stayed for 4 nights in the Chauffeurs Lodge. It is by far the best B&B we have stayed in, so clean, lovely breakfast, stunning property and location and received a really warm welcome. Would definitely recommend and return.

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Althorne, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We stayed in the Gardeners Lodge last weekend and had an amazing break. The lodge was superb and very comfortable with lots of personal touches. Chrissy and Martyn were superb hosts making us feel very welcome in their home. location and grounds were just stunning . Breakfast was amazing and so tasty and plentiful. We would highly recommend this accomodation... More 

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Kingfisher-retreat, Owner at Kingfisher Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, very kind of you. So pleased you enjoyed everything, take care and hope to see you both again. More 

Hove
1 review
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We stayed here for a weekend in June to attend a friend's wedding in Damerham and had a fantastic 2 nights in the Chauffers Lodge. The accommodation exceeded our expectations. The Lodge was a lovely size, clean with everything you need and felt like a home from home. As everyone else have said, the breakfast was delicious, very good quality... More 

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Kingfisher-retreat, Owner at Kingfisher Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review. So pleased you enjoyed it here at Kingfisher. Guests such as yourselves make it a pleasure. Take care and see you some other time when you are this way. More 

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

We stayed for 2 nights and wished we could have stayed longer. Chrissy and Martyn are such lovely people and run a fantastic B&B. The setting was perfect, the room excellent and the Full English Breakfast was spot on. We will definitely be going back and telling our friends and family to get themselves to the Kingfisher Retreat. 10 out... More 

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Kingfisher-retreat, Owner at Kingfisher Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Jerry for your lovely review, so pleased you enjoyed staying in The Chauffeurs Lodge, look forward to seeing you again along with your friends and family one day. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have 2 outside lodges overlooking the spring fed lake. They have china, cutlery, 2 easy chairs, dining table and chairs with shower en-suite. Plus 1 bedroom with shower en-suite within the beautiful thatched farm house. Superb gardens around the lake. Breakfast is served in the dining area overlooking the lake, traditional full English breakfast plus a choice of fish dishes, buffet table, with freshly prepared fruit, homemade preserves and homemade bread. Dry cured bacon and sausages from our butcher and eggs from our own chickens. Truly a breakfast to enjoy. A retreat with instant access onto the forest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kingfisher Retreat

Address: Kingfisher Cottage, Blissford, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 2JH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest > Fordingbridge
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Kingfisher Retreat Hotel Fordingbridge
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“we would recommend the gardeners lodge”
 of 5 bubbles carolwilliams_cw, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in chauffeurs Room, was up stairs in Barn conversion.”
  • The main house.
  • Our room
 of 5 bubbles jerryhQ1545SY, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All 3 rooms look great”
 of 5 bubbles Widget67, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We always have the Gardeners Lodge, however, other rooms are equally as nice”
 of 5 bubbles davidrB891HN, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“All are fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles J1999TIpaulk, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
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