Cottage Lodge Hotel


Sway Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7SH

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Cottage Lodge New Forest Hotel



Cottage Lodge is a family run eco-chic boutique hotel with 16 bedrooms set in Brockenhurst, the heart of the New Forest National Park. We pride ourselves on our eco-friendly initiatives and use of local produce. Our friendly and efficient team will welcome you to our lovely hotel with individually designed rooms. We have hand crafted four-posters, family rooms, cosy twins or doubles and three pet friendly rooms. Our location has excellent public transport links and we’re only a short distance to activities such as walking, cycling and horse-riding. Book now and discover the New Forest’s best kept secret!

Included in your stay is a fantastic locally sourced breakfast, personalised reserved parking space, great Wi-Fi and complimentary tea, coffee and locally made cake on arrival in our beamed Snug bar. We also have an honesty bar where you can purchase locally made drinks and other items.

Apart from a delicious and locally sourced breakfast, we also offer a restaurant service in the evening. Tuesday through Saturdays we are very lucky to have the wonderful duo of Restaurant Manager Ramsey Hammad and Chef Matthew Spencer, who run White Tails restaurant from the hotel. This delightful restaurant is very popular so book early if you want to be assured of a table.

It is an easy walk to the New Forest (we provide a range of self-guided walks for you to enjoy the forest on foot or on bike), and about five minutes walk to the mainline railway station (far enough away that you don't hear the trains). The station has 100 stopping trains every day from across the country. So Brockenhurst is a great place to get to by train and also a wonderful base to explore the area.

Brockenhurst is one of the few villages in the New Forest where ponies, donkeys, cattle and pigs can wander freely. There is a green opposite Cottage Lodge designed for the use of the houses across the road. In May and June, when the new foals arrive, guests often watch the sleeping foals with mother keeping a watchful eye nearby. From November to February it is possible to see pigs snuffling on the green. Any time of year you may see the naughty donkeys take over. Hampshire cattle (which look like highland cattle) are always hungry and put their heads over the fence looking for food. Last summer they pulled down a small tree - polishing it off between them. Guests watched in amazement from the cosy beamed Snug Bar and the Breakfast room. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you and showing you our beautiful New Forest National Park.

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Arrival Date:
Mon , 23rd May 2022
Departure Date:
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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
1 Little Alicefrom £95.00 to £125.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
10 Rhinefieldfrom £135.00 to £165.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
11 Brusher Millfrom £135.00 to £165.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
12 Standing Hatfrom £135.00 to £165.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
13 James Hillfrom £135.00 to £165.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
14 Gillies Holtfrom £135.00 to £165.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
15 Wilverleyfrom £145.00 to £195.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
16 Exburyfrom £145.00 to £195.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
2 Bolderwoodfrom £95.00 to £125.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
3 Burleyfrom £115.00 to £145.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
4 Morant Double/Twinfrom £115.00 to £145.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
5 Tom Hayterfrom £115.00 to £145.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
6 Rufus Stonefrom £115.00 to £145.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
7 Foresters Double/Twinfrom £115.00 to £145.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
8 Verderers Double/Twinfrom £115.00 to £145.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
9 William 1 Double/Twinfrom £115.00 to £145.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments, per pitch per night for campsites and per week for self-catering accommodation and holiday parks.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Electric car charging point


  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Elderly and less mobile
  • Part-time wheelchair users

Booking & Payment Details

  • Travel agent bookings
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Cooked Breakfast
  • Evening meals
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • Cots available

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Meal times must be booked
  • One way system
  • Open now
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Temperature checks for visitors

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating
  • Real log/coal fires


  • Staff fluent in French
  • Staff fluent in Italian
  • Staff fluent in Polish
  • Staff fluent in Portuguese
  • Staff fluent in Spanish

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)


  • Sleeps up to 2 - 1 extra bed can be added in 5 bedrooms


  • Car Charging
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking on Site
  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Lounge for residents' use
  • Telephone (public)
  • Television available
  • Totally non-smoking
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Bath
  • Four poster bed - 7 four-poster bedrooms in total
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Hairdryer
  • King-sized bed
  • Private facilities
  • Shower
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest

Target Markets

  • Eco-Friendly
  • Single sex groups welcomed

Room/Unit Facilities: 1 Little Alice

  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: 10 Rhinefield

  • Bath
  • Four poster bed
  • King-sized bed
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: 11 Brusher Mill

  • Bath
  • King-sized bed
  • Shower

Property Facilities: 12 Standing Hat

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Four poster bed
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • King-sized bed

Room/Unit Facilities: 13 James Hill

  • Bath
  • Four poster bed
  • King-sized bed
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: 14 Gillies Holt

  • Bath
  • Four poster bed
  • King-sized bed
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: 15 Wilverley

  • Bath
  • Four poster bed
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • King-sized bed
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: 16 Exbury

  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: 2 Bolderwood

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: 3 Burley

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Shower
  • Elderly and less mobile

Property Facilities: 4 Morant Double/Twin

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Bath
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • King-sized bed
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: 5 Tom Hayter

  • Bath
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • King-sized bed
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: 6 Rufus Stone

  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: 7 Foresters Double/Twin

  • King-sized bed
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: 8 Verderers Double/Twin

  • Bath
  • Ground floor bedroom

Room/Unit Facilities: 9 William 1 Double/Twin

  • Bath
  • King-sized bed
  • Shower



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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    From the M27 take Junction 1 to A337 signposted Lymington. Take a right onto Gosport lane following signs for Lymington/Brockenhurst A337.From Southampton take A35 to Lyndhurst then follow one-way system left and Follow signs for Lymington/Brockenhurst A337.On arrival at Brockenhurst turn right onto Grigg Lane (B3055). Go straight ahead at the crossroads onto Sway Road. The Cottage Hotel is on the right just after the war memorial.

    Public Transport Directions

    It is easy to get to Brockenhurst from almost anywhere in the country. With 192 stopping trains a day Brockenhurst is a wonderfully served village train station. Just 90 minutes from Waterloo on the fast train, runs every 20 minutes at peak times.

    Coaches run to Southampton where you can pick up the train from the nearby station.

    By car, head South, West or East until you get to the M27.  Head for junction 1  then head South. 20 minutes south from Junction 1 through Lyndhurst and you are in Brockenhurst. Follow signposts for the village centre. Cottage Lodge is just off the central cross roads on Sway Road. Right next door to the village war memorial.

    By plane from Southampton is so easy. The train station with a direct line to Brocknehurst is located next door to the arrivals building. 8 minutes on a fast train. 20 minutes on a slow train. Then a short taxi ride, or a 10 minute walk and you are at the Cottage Lodge.


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    • Other AwardsGo New Forest Card Go New Forest Card 2020
    • Other AwardsGo New Forest Charter Go New Forest Charter 2018
    • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018
    • New Forest AwardsNew Forest Breakfast New Forest Breakfast 2016
    • New Forest AwardsNew Forest Marque New Forest Marque 2016
    • New Forest AwardsNew Forest Tourism Association Cyclists Award New Forest Tourism Association Cyclists Award 2016
    • New Forest AwardsNew Forest Tourism Association Walkers Award New Forest Tourism Association Walkers Award 2016
    • New Forest AwardsGreen Leaf Silver Award Green Leaf Silver Award 2022

    Opening Times

    Open New Year
    Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2022)

    * Reception is open from 8am to 8pm. If you would like to arrive later than 8pm we can arrange a late arrival pack for you. If you want to leave before 8am you can check out the evening before or pre-pay before arrival.

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