In the New Forest hamlet of Bashley, a few minutes' walk from the open forest, The Lodge is a no-expense-spared restoration, combining period charm and character with contemporary comfort and convenience. An open air, heated swimming pool, available from June to September, makes this a highly desirable holiday venue in this unique part of southern England.
Approached along a driveway within secluded, gated grounds, The Lodge has a light and very stylishly furnished interior, with carefully chosen Farrow and Ball paint colours, Designers Guild fabrics and accessories, White Company linen and a state-of-the-art country kitchen. Outside there is a walled rear garden and a further area for relaxing by the pool in front of the house. The swimming pool is approx. 15 metres by 5 metres and includes a shallow paddling area. (Visitors will need to specify in advance of arrival if they wish to have the pool prepared and heated for their stay).
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mudeford 8 km|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Single beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
Ground floor: front door entrance into a hallway. Very light, triple aspect sitting room with woodburning stove and bi-fold double doors out to the rear garden. Large kitchen with breakfast area and wall mounted TV, oak-lined fitted units, integral appliances, granite worktops, butler and 'prep' sinks, large 'range' cooker and French windows leading out to the front garden and pool area. Separate dining area off the hall. Utility /boot room with door to outside. Downstairs double bedroom with 5ft bed and doors out to the garden. Downstairs shower room/wc. Carpeted stairs lead up to a long landing. 1st floor: 3 bedrooms - master bedroom with super king-size, 6ft 6” bed. Further double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/wc with marble top vanity unit, double ended bath and separate, extra large shower cubicle.
All the attractions of the Forest – walking, riding, cycling and picknicking – are on hand, while on the coast, Lymington (bustling Georgian market town with quay and yachting marina), Keyhaven (walks along the spit to Hurst Castle & lighthouse) as well as the beaches of Christchurch and Mudeford are all within 10 -15 minutes' drive.