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

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms £60-£75 prpnb


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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 .

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.

Children welcomeRadioTelevisionTea/coffee making in bedroomsPacked lunches providedSpecial diets availableLounge for residents' useIroning facilitiesPrivate parkingGardenTotally non-smokingDogs/pets NOT acceptedCentral heatingLaundry facilitiesElectric shaver pointsTelevision availableVegetarian diet availableWiFi or internet accessLeisure club (onsite or nearby)Hairdryer

Children welcome from age 14.


    Guestlink Reviews Gold Award
    Mature / Senior Couple Martin Raynsford
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    12 October 2017
    Rated as 4 out of 5

    “Excellent in most respects”

    Very friendly,room clean and comfortable--even biscuits supplied! Breakfast excellent,very good menu with a wonderful view too.The only problems we had were with the heating which went off in the evening and didn't come on until about 08.15 and the shower which was adversely affected if someone else used the adjacent shower at the same time.That said we would certainly consider a 3 night stay in the future.

    Reply from The Shimmerings at 12 Oct 2017

    Thank you for your review, we have had British Gas out to look at the problem as the heating was not staying on for the time selected. This has now been rectified by a replacement thermostat . We look forward to seeing you both again .

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    The Shimmerings

    73 North Poulner Road,
    BH24 1SW

    01425 475170

    07709 595219


    73 North Poulner Road,
    BH24 1SW



    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.


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

    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