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Yellow Forest Eco Toiletries

We all love eco friendly products and at Yellow Forest we really love fresh, organic handmade eco toiletries. Here at Yellow Forest we have sourced one of the most inspiring companies in the industry. What’s even more special to us, and also very important, is that they are handmade locally here in the heart of the New Forest, in the village of Brockenhurst. Award winning New Forest Aromatics are a very special collaboration between truly talented aromatherapists to bring you Yellow Forest Eco Toiletries. ✓ Natural ✓ Local ✓ Ethical Our toiletries are beautiful, natural products for you and your home. Our products contain high quality ingredients from natural, organic or sustainable sources. As many ingredients as possible are sourced from within the New Forest boundary or Hampshire. Those that we cannot source locally, we obtain from natural, sustainable sources. … Continue reading

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Experience Hampshire

Cottage Lodge Hotel is really excited to collaborate with Experience Hampshire. Experience Hampshire – Helping you to discover local treasures Who are they? Experience Hampshire is the gatekeeper for Hampshire’s best kept secrets. Their mission is to become the go-to platform for locals and visitors to seek out, book and take part in original Hampshire-based activities and experiences. Whether you are an adventurer, an explorer, creative, or just curious, they have something just for you. They hand-pick unique activity providers, artisans, hosts and local experts who offer their bespoke collection of experiences to browsers through their online portal.  Why are they different? Trust them, they know Hampshire. Their tight-knit team know every nook and cranny in this shire and have built strong relationships with local experience providers, creating perfect experiences for browsers to enjoy.  Their online portal adopts the very … Continue reading

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Cycling holidays for families New Forest

Cycling for Families Fun New Forest times for families With plenty of space to store your own bikes and a nearby cycle hire shop if required, our hotel is perfectly placed in the lovely village of Brockenhurst. Our village has a lovely selection of traditional shops and eateries, all surrounded by the timeless forest. It is a most beautiful place to enjoy easy cycling holidays in the New Forest and relaxing time away from the stresses of everyday life. Why not hire a tandem and other fun bikes from Cyclexperience for a new experience or access the forest in a unique inclusive way with accessible cycling from Pedall. Arrive – Park – Ride Just leave the car in your reserved parking space on our forecourt, or come by train. Either way you can leave the cars behind for the duration … Continue reading

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CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION COVID-19 Until told otherwise by the Government we are open as usual For Cottage Lodge, the health and well-being of our guests and employees is always our main concern and you can be assured that health and safety has our complete attention.We’re taking the current outbreak of Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) seriously and actively monitoring updates from UK Government, Public Health England and the World Health Organization. We will continue to take measures to ensure we are prioritising health and safety. Our employees are fully aware of the current conditions and are taking extreme measures to ensure the highest levels of hygiene standards are maintained throughout all areas of our hotel. It is of vital importance for us to be in a position to ensure that any and all procedures are in place to support the health … Continue reading

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Top Christmas Markets to visit in the New Forest area & surrounds.

The New Forest and Hampshire looks even more beautiful with festive touches at this time of the year. Many towns are decorated for Christmas and hosting different types of  markets. Here’s a selection of our favourites Christmas markets easily reached from the Cottage Lodge Hotel. These are our top places to enjoy Christmas activities in the New Forest area this year: Family Christmas Fair in Exbury Gardens: 7 & 8 December 2019 Victorian Christmas at Beaulieu: 7 & 8 December, 14 & 15 December & 21 December – 1 January (closed Christmas Day) Christmas in Winchester: 21st November – 22nd December Fun Christmas in Southampton: 14th November – 21st December Historic Christmas in Portsmouth: 29th & 30th November & 1st December Christmas Market and Fair Details 1. New Forest Christmas Fair in Exbury Gardens When: 7 & 8 December 2019 … Continue reading

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Supporting local suppliers: we buy local

We are proud to support our local suppliers and economy by purchasing local produce from the immediate vicinity in the New Forest and the local Hampshire County businesses. Supporting local suppliers means reducing carbon-emission by transport. This is our mission: to become the first eco-friendly hotel within the New Forest. At Cottage Lodge we buy local We choose to buy local so that our guests can enjoy an authentic local product during their stays and can also take a little bit of the New Forest home with them by providing items that can be bought at the Cottage Lodge directly.  These items include jams, marmalades, shortbread, ales, ciders, wines and apple juice. Soon we hope to sell our local toiletries too! New Forest Marque We source many items directly from our local village including bacon and sausages from the butchers, vegetables … Continue reading

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New Forest mini bus safari

Half term Holidays Book to stay from the 19th to the 27th October and get 15% off from an authentic New Forest experience with Harry’s New Forest tours Details & conditions– 15% off from the tour– Stay between 19th and 27th October 2019– No minimum stay– This offer is not valid with any other offer or deal How to get the exclusive double offer?To obtain this exclusive double offer of a stay and tour please call us on 01590 622296 or email us at directly for availability.

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25% off your Stay in November

We would like to give you, our valued regular guests advanced notice of our Autumn Offers. Book to stay 2 nights or more from the 3rd to the 28th November and get 25% off  Details & conditions– Exclusive offer for our regular guests for the next 4 days– This offer will be public from Tuesday 22nd October– 25% off from your stay on all new bookings– Stay between 3rd and 28th of November 2019– Minimum stay 2 nights– Weekends are included– This offer is not valid with any other offer or deal This offer includes– Full English breakfast and a glass of bucks fizz– Tea and crumpets on arrival– Late checkout until 12pm How to get the dealChoose your ideal roomBook online with the promo code AUTUMN25Or just call us on 01590 622296 and mention the code AUTUMN25 to activate your deal.

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Activities to do in the New Forest in summer

WHAT TO DO THIS SUMMER IN THE NEW FOREST Are you looking for activities to do in the New Forest this summer? Planning a day of walking and cycling? Perhaps pack a picnic lunch and immerse yourself in the calm that the New Forest can offer. We are blessed with some super spots to walk and picnic, where you can stay cool and relax. Here in the South choose your route, whether it’s a beautiful walk underneath the cool shade of the forest trees or a visit to a lovely beach! Swim or paddle in the sea? On those balmy days why not escape to the coast? Try your hand at paddle boarding at Milford on sea or Mudeford? Or perhaps a gentle paddle in a kayak along the Beaulieu River? Horse riding in The New Forest is one of the finest … Continue reading

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Summer promotion: get 10% off

Get 10% off any room booked for a stay between 9th July – 6th September 2019 Details & conditions – Summer promotion Get 10% off From Sunday to Thursday Minimum stay 2 nights Offer not valid with any other offer And as always, we will include: Complimentary welcome tea and cake Free wifi Free personalised reserved parking An outstanding service SUMMER WITH US Situated in the heart of the New Forest National Park, Cottage Lodge offers a tranquil and comfortable retreat to rest and revive. Spend the warm summer days exploring the lushest of walks amongst shady trees and flowers. Perhaps enjoy a picnic, or stop off at a lovely forest pub for lunch or even find a pretty village for an afternoon tea. If the coast calls to you, we are: 20 minutes from the south coast’s natural beaches and yacht … Continue reading

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