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“Luxury and beautifully accommodating”
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The Linwood Room, double with ensuite shower room Venards Lodge, as seen from the driveway across the entrance lawn
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36 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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Excellent - based on 36 reviews
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Nicki G
1 review
“Luxury and beautifully accommodating”
Reviewed 8 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We stayed in this gorgeous country cottage for a very special occasion and Loved every minute!!
Nadine was so accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed - including a thoughtful welcome hamper with locally made jams and even a homemade Cake!!
I was worried that there would be the typical fight over the 'best bedroom' when we arrived, but was pleasantly surprised to discover that ALL rooms were stunning and tastefully decorated. Even the bunk bed room offered character and cosy beds.
The outside space is just as gorgeous as the interior - with 2 different areas for seating in the surrounding garden space and a BBQ at the ready.
Our only wish is that we could have stayed for a whole week rather than just the weekend and I will be recommending this lovely home to anyone visiting such a beautiful part of England.
Thanks Nadine! X

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Management Response
10 May 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Lodge, it really is very much appreciated. I am glad you all enjoyed your special weekend here and would, obviously, be delighted to welcome any or all of you back here at any time. Enjoy the wedding. x
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Geoffrey...
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect for the whole family”
Reviewed 9 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

My husband and I stayed at Venards Lodge with our 2 sons and their families, 6 adults and 1 toddler. The accommodation in the Lodge was ideal for us, spacious rooms where we could all sit in comfort and small areas where we could have a little quiet time. The toddler was entranced by the many animals he could see from the windows. Thanks to the good weather, the garden also provided a great place to sit or be active. As it is well fenced, the toddler could run freely. The arrangement of bedrooms suited us well, giving the toddler easy access to parents and grandparents while the other adults slept. The Lodge is exceptionally well equipped. It was a pleasure to have more than the statuory 1 plate, cup, knife and fork per person. Mary Berry's guide to the Aga was well used! Nadine has obviously put a lot of thought into furnishing the Lodge, it lacks for nothing. I am sure we will return.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Apr 2017
So pleased you all enjoyed your stay at our lovely Lodge. One of my irritations when renting holiday property has been the lack of sufficient crockery and cutlery and I was very keen to ensure this wasn't a lasting memory of Venards Lodge; so glad you appreciate it. You were indeed extremely lucky with glorious sunshine and hope that you can bring some back with you when you visit again!! Nadine
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jobrooks7...
East Sussex, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect New Forest stay”
Reviewed 22 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Venards Lodge provides the most perfect accommodation for an idylic New Forest stay. We were a party of 4 adults and 2 children and the house is equipped to a high standard and was very spacious for us all. The horses and ponies regularly walk past the garden and we were in easy walking distance of a lovely pub and gorgeous farm tea room. Totally relaxing for when we weren't out and about beyond the New Forest.

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Liked best: Location and how clean the house was
Liked least: Beds were a little too soft
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
29 Jul 2016
So glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Hope we can welcome you back one day!
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butt80
Cape Town
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Another fantastic stay”
Reviewed 4 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We spent two weeks at Venards Lodge in May and had the most wonderful time. Nadine's welcome pack is amazing and Venards is in the most perfect location in the New Forest. We are looking forward to returning in October.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Jul 2016
Another successful visit, so glad you choose to come back to Venards. Thanks again for a lovely review, always much appreciated.
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Kate H
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Wow - a perfect cottage in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 8 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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We have just come back from spending New Year with friends at Venards Lodge and it was fabulous. We received such a warm welcome on arrival and the cottage is finished to the most amazing standard and in the most gorgeous setting - our 2 year old daughter particularly loved watching the ponies walking past the window each morning!

Nadine has clearly thought of everything - we are so happy to have found this cottage to rent and would highly recommend it to anyone. I am sure we will be back one day soon.

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
29 Jul 2016
Always lovely to read that our guests have loved their stay. I know what it is like renting properties, especially with children, and I have used my own experiences of travelling with children (young and old) to equip the Lodge to make everyones stay an enjoyable one. Look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Juwit57
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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“A haven in the New Forest”
Reviewed 11 December 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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We stayed for a weekend at Venards and wished it had been for a week. Property spec exceeded our expectations, and the Owner was a pleasure to deal with.
We chose to eat in at Venards and the kitchen was equipped with everything you could possibly need. A lovely welcome basket with eggs, a home made cake Was left for us.
Could fault nothing. Communications/booking were easy and deposit returned promptly. Would highly recommend.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Dec 2015
I always appreciate it when our guests take the time to review Venards Lodge, thank you so much. So glad we exceeded your expectations.
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Robert E
Amersham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Everything you hope for and more on a luxury break in the New Forest”
Reviewed 14 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We rented Venards Lodge For a family break in the New Forest. We could not have asked for a better location. The accommodation was second to none, as was the owner. We highly recommend this holiday let.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Sep 2015
It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you all to Venards and hope that you can visit us again in the future.
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