Forest Side Guesthouse

Type:Guest House

2 Queens Road, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7BR

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Forest Side Guesthouse offers accommodation in Lyndhurst, the heart of the New Forest National Park.  Situated opposite the open forest, enjoying views over to Bolton's Bench and the freely wandering New Forest ponies, donkeys and cattle, you can appreciate all the charms that the New Forest has to offer on your doorstep. 

Our guesthouse has retained many of its Victorian features and boasts a splendid wooden staircase, beautiful stained glass windows, high ceilings and original fireplaces.     

Forest Side has six delightfully spacious, en-suite guest bedrooms over two floors.  All have flat-screen TV and DVD, mini fridge offering refreshments and snacks, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and complimentary luxurious pampering products.

Our dining room overlooks our splendid and colourful garden.  Start your Forest Side adventure with our scrumptious, cooked to order, traditional English breakfast to include a choice of bacon, sausage, eggs, beans, tomato, mushrooms, hash browns and black pudding.  All of our products are locally sourced where available.  Alternatively try our fresh fruit salad, cereals, porridge, pancakes with maple syrup, smoked haddock with poached eggs or our heavenly smoked salmon with scrambled eggs.  All served with the finest British and fruit teas, coffee, fruit juice and toast and preserves. 

Special dietary requirements can be accommodated for upon request, please let us know at the time of your booking.  Please also inform us of any allergies that we should be aware of.

Our sun garden offers a chance to unwind after a day ‘out and about’ exploring.  If you are not fully prepared for the change in our English weather, then why not pick up our complimentary wellies before you leave and let us make you a warm flask of coffee with our compliments. 

Or why not relax in our cosy guest lounge with two large sofas, chess, backgammon, board games and our library of books and dvd's where we aim to provide you with all your home from home comforts. 

With private on-site parking, less than 20 metres from the open forest and a 5-minute stroll into the thriving village of Lyndhurst offering tea rooms, cafes, fabulous restaurants and traditional pubs, you really will be centrally located to enjoy all that the capital of the New Forest has to offer.

With private on-site parking, less than 20 metres from the open forest and a 5-minute stroll into the thriving village of Lyndhurst offering tea rooms, cafes, fabulous restaurants and traditional pubs, you really will be centrally located to enjoy all that the capital of the New Forest has to offer.

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Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Classic King Room£65.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Double Room£60.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Family Triple Room£100.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Premier King Room£75.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Superior King Room£70.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast

*Our six bedrooms are spacious and bright and have each been elegantly and individually designed with your luxury and comfort in mind. With views over the New Forest or our garden, each room offers you a relaxing, luxurious environment so that you may indulge yourself whilst enjoying your perfect retreat or business break.

To enhance your experience, we offer quality linen, large fluffy towels and toiletries, flat screen TV & DVD player, tea & coffee making facilities, mini fridge, hairdryer, alarm clock and central heating.

Sole Occupancy - Please call us so that we can give you our best sole occupancy rate.

Premier King Room - a spacious room offering true luxury with a fabulously comfy super king size double or twin bed on the 1st floor at the front of the guesthouse. With a striking feature fire place, large seating area with settee and coffee table, our room offers splendid views of the New Forest.

Superior King Room - beautifully spacious superior room with a fabulously comfy super king size double or twin beds is situated on the 1st floor, at the front of the guesthouse. With large bay windows this charming room enjoys fabulous views of the New Forest.

Classic King Room - our 2 king size double rooms offer delightfully comfy king size beds and are situated on both our 1st and 2nd floors with garden and forest views. Both rooms have wonderful feature fire places, settee and coffee table and enjoy large en-suites.

Double Room - while this room is the smallest room in our guesthouse, it enjoys all the comforts that the Forest Side has to offer. A beautiful haven of relaxation with a wooden standard size double bed and views of the New Forest.

Family Triple Room - at the front of the guesthouse, offering splendid views of the New Forest. With a fabulously comfy super king sized double or twin bed, the room has a charming feature fire place, settee and coffee table with a connecting room through to a delightful single bed with skylight.


Booking & Payment Details

  • Senior citizens reduced rates
  • Travel agent bookings
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Special diets available
  • Unlicensed
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Children welcome - Children over 6 years of age

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities - Iron & ironing board available upon request
  • Laundry facilities - For an additional cost

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycles for hire - We are happy to arrange cycle hire from our local hire shop in Lyndhurst
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby) - Whether you are looking for a 9 or 18 hole golf course, there are a variety to choose from, all surronded by stunning scenary and varying in difficulty.
  • Pony trekking/horse-riding - With over 3,000 New Forest ponies freely wandering, could there be a more perfectly splendid way to enjoy a leisurely hack. We are happy to arrange reservations for you.


  • Private parking - Plenty of private parking available, free of charge.

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Lounge for residents' use
  • Television available
  • Totally non-smoking
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • King-sized bed
  • Minibar in bedrooms - A selection of non-alcoholic drinks and snacks available.
  • Private facilities - All rooms en-suite with shower.
  • Radio
  • Scenic view
  • Shower
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest
  • Garden

Target Markets

  • Single sex groups NOT accepted

Room/Unit Facilities: Classic King Room

  • King-sized bed
  • Private facilities
  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Double Room

  • King-sized bed
  • Private facilities
  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Family Triple Room

  • King-sized bed
  • Private facilities
  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Premier King Room

  • King-sized bed
  • Private facilities
  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Superior King Room

  • King-sized bed
  • Private facilities
  • Scenic view
  • Shower

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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    From the North, take M3 towards Southampton. Take the M27 following the directions to Bournemouth, the West, and at junction 3 take the M271 to Southampton Docks. Follow this motorway for approximately one mile to the roundabout and take the the second exit marked Ashurst, Lyndhurst (A35). Once you have reached Lyndhurst, Forest Side can be found on the corner of the second road on the right (Queens Road), directly opposite the forest. There is a private car park at the back of the property.

    From the West, take M27 to junction 1 and follow the signs for Lyndhurst (Romsey Road). Enter the one-way system and drive straight through the village following the signs to Southampton. Pass the fire station on your left, and Temple Lodge can be found on the next corner on the left. Nearest train station is Ashurst (2 miles away) or Brockenhurst (4 miles away). Train operators include South West Trains and Virgin Trains. Please contact operators for times.  

    Public Transport Directions

    By Bus

    56A buses run from Southampton to Lyndhurst at least hourly on weekdays.

    032 National Express bus runs daily from London, Winchester and Southampton to Lyndhurst.

    By Train

    Forst Side is less than 90 minutes train ride away from London Waterloo.

    South West trains provide services to the New Forest via Basingstoke, Winchester, Southampton, Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth.

    Ashurst is our nearest train station only 2 miles away.

    Brockenhurst train station is only than 4 miles away.

    By Air

    Southampton Airport is our nearest airport, only 13 miles away, approx. 20 minute drive.  

    A pre-booked taxi will cost around £28 - £35.

    By Boat

    Condor Ferries connect the Channel Islands to Portsmouth and Weymouth


           Tel: 0345 609 1024

    Hythe Ferry connects Hythe to Southampton


            Tel: 023 8084 0722

    Wightlink Ferries connects Yarmouth, Isle of Wight to Lymington in only 40 minutes


    Red Funnel connects Cowes, Isle of Wight to Southampton


            Tel: 02380 019192


    • New Forest AwardsGreen Leaf Tourism Scheme Green Leaf Tourism Scheme 2016
    • The AAAA Breakfast Award AA Breakfast Award 2016
    • New Forest AwardsNew Forest Breakfast New Forest Breakfast 2016
    • Other Accommodation AwardsFair Booking Fair Booking 2016
    • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018

    Opening Times

    Open Christmas
    Open New Year

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