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  • NFTA Assessed
  • New Forest Tourism Association
  • Fair Booking
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms £30-£35 pppnb


The Shimmerings

The Shimmerings


The Shimmerings

73 North Poulner Road,
BH24 1SW

01425 475170

07709 595219


73 North Poulner Road,
BH24 1SW


The Shimmerings is a family run bed and breakfast in Ringwood, on the edge of the New Forest National Park, commanding fabulous views over the Poulner Lakes to the rear of the house. The unconventional split level design maximises the benefit of the rural setting.

Accommodation downstairs, comprises two double rooms, comfortably furnished, flat screen freeview TVs, WiFi, coffee/tea hospitality tray,centrally heated with newly refurbished shower rooms / toilet.

Keith and Lorraine have run a B&B in the Ringwood area for the past 26 years, most recently at the Shimmerings since 2011.

Upstairs: Guest Lounge / Breakfast Room has views over the lake and New Forest National Park.

Guests have full use of the garden to enjoy the evening sunset over the Lake observing the local wildlife, particularly the Carp and the Wild Ducks.

Electric shaver pointsLaundry facilitiesVegetarian diet availableLeisure club (onsite or nearby)HairdryerCentral heatingChildren welcomeWiFi or internet accessPrivate parkingGardenRadioTotally non-smokingTelevisionDogs/pets NOT acceptedTea/coffee making in bedroomsTelevision availablePacked lunches providedSpecial diets availableLounge for residents' useIroning facilities

Children welcome from age 14.


    Alone Keith John Billingham
    West Midlands, United Kingdom
    13 September 2015
    Rated as 5 out of 5

    “could not ask for more superb”

    Made the stay very enjoyable. Breakfast superb.

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    See location of The Shimmerings on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SU 158065  Lat: 50.85780 Long: -1.77688

    From the A31 or the A338 follow the signs for Ringwood You will reach the main A31 RINGWOOD junction roundabout from the slip roads. Follow the signs to RINGWOOD B3347 . At the next roundabout take the first left Signposted to POULNER, travel along the old Southampton Road passing back over the A31 and at the second mini roundabout (1.m) turn left into GORLEY ROAD (by the White Hart Public House) Continue for 0.3 miles passing the Tesco Express store on right. After a further 0.3 miles turn left into North Poulner Road just before the 40 MPH New Forest sign. Continue for 0.2 miles, No 73, The Shimmerings, will be found on the right hand side.


    • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
    • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
    • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
    • Leisure club (onsite or nearby)Leisure club (onsite or nearby)
    • HairdryerHairdryer
    • Central heatingCentral heating
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
    • Private parkingPrivate parking
    • GardenGarden
    • RadioRadio
    • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
    • TelevisionTelevision
    • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
    • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
    • Television availableTelevision available
    • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
    • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
    • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
    • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities

    Children welcome from age 14.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
      • YesGravel
    • brick

    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance

    Public Areas

    • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
    • YesClear surfaces such as glass doors have contrast markings
    • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


    • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
    • Bathrooms available with:
      • YesSeparate shower unit


    • YesSteps to the main entrance
      • 6
        Number of steps to entrance
      • YesHandrail by steps
    • YesEntrance well lit
    • YesBell at main entrance


    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
    • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
      • YesSugar free (diabetic)
      • YesGluten free (coeliac)
      • YesLactose free (dairy free)
      • YesOrganic
      • YesVegetarian
      • YesVegan


    • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours