The Shimmerings

Type:Bed & Breakfast

73 North Poulner Road, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 1SW

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The Shimmerings


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 is on the ground floor,comprises 2 double rooms with en suite shower facilities.
Room 1, Smaller double with standard 4 ft 6 solid pine bed.
Room 2.Larger double with king size solid pine bed.

Both rooms comfortably furnished with tea and coffee tray, fresh milk always available. In fridge in the hallway outside the room.Colour flat screen TVs, wifi. Hair dryer and toiletries, hand and bath sheets provided.  Both rooms look out to the front garden and parking area .


Upstairs: / Breakfast Room has views over the lake and New Forest National Park. 
Breakfast is cooked to order, while you wait help yourselves to buffet of fruit, yogurt, juice, cereals etc. Fresh loose leaf teas, cafetière of coffee,homemade marmalade and jams
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.

Lorraine and Keith have run several bed and breakfasts in the Ringwood area for the past 32 years

Payment is either cash, cheque , card or bacs on departure.

No deposit required 


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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
room 1from £60.00 to £65.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
room 2from £75.00 to £85.00 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.


Booking & Payment Details

  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Cooked Breakfast
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Capacity limit
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face masks available for visitors
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
  • Online booking possible
  • Outside seating
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI
  • Leisure club (onsite or nearby)


  • Free Parking on Site
  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Lounge for residents' use - Breakfast room has t v, local info and comfy chairs
  • Television available
  • Totally non-smoking
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Radio
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television

Site Features

  • Garden

Room/Unit Facilities: room 1

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: room 2

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Shower

Special Offers

  • Visit the new forest and see the autumn colours and free roaming pannage pigs.

    2 Nights £160 for 2 People or add an extra night half price.

    Just contact direct to get the  third night offer.

      Full use of the brand new forest card whilst staying

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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      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.


      • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
      • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018
      • Other AwardsGo New Forest Quality Assessed Go New Forest Quality Assessed 2018

      Opening Times

      Open Christmas
      Open New Year
      Season (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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