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Godshill, Fordingbridge, New Forest, SP6 2JX

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A thorough risk assessment and cleaning regime have been introduced to minimise the risk of spreading Covid 19 or other infections to our guests, staff and ourselves. If you wish to view these documents please get in touch.

This 4 star gold award self catering accommodation is quietly located on the edge of the New Forest within minutes walk of the River Avon, award winning Sandy Balls Holiday Centre (family swimming pass included), shop and local pub overlooking the New Forest. Ideally situated for cycling, walking, fishing and horse riding. There are many places to eat out locally; formal restaurants, relaxed country pubs or takeaways. The property is beautifully appointed with modern amenities, perfect for families and couples wishing to explore the local area or just relax in style. Short breaks Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday during low season. Utilities and linen are included. Book direct with the owner or through this website to avoid agency fees.

Wayside is adjacent to Sandy Balls Holiday Centre and we include a family pass for their swimming pool. All the other facilities are available - cycle hire, beauty therapy, amusements, restaurants, bars, shops and gift shop.

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Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Waysidefrom £415.00 to £815.00 per unit per week

*Full week lettings only during the period from Easter to end of October. Short breaks, Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday are available during the period from November to Easter



  • Barbecue - A Webber charcoal BBQ and utensils is provided (guest cleans it after use please)


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • Children's outdoor play area
  • Cots available
  • High chairs available

Cooking Facilities

  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave cooker - Electric ceramic hob and single electric oven
  • Oven

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
  • Contactless payment only
  • 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 masks available for visitors
  • Facilities must be booked
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Online booking possible
  • Open now
  • Outside seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Laundry Facilities

  • Drying facilities - Clothes airer and outdoor retractable clothes line
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washing machine

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycles for hire - A cycle centre is located in the Sandy Balls Holiday Centre.
  • Fishing - Fishing nearby on the river Avon
  • Free WIFI
  • Leisure club (onsite or nearby) - Free family membership for Sandy Balls Leisure Club swimming pool.
  • Pony trekking/horse-riding - Arniss Riding Stable is nearby
  • Secure cycle storage - Guests may use the garage to store their bikes or there are a couple of rings fixed to the outside wall of the accommodation to which bikes may be chained.
  • Swimming pool - indoor onsite - Free family membership for Sandy Balls Leisure Club with indoor swimming pool.
  • Swimming pool - outdoor onsite - Free family membership for Sandy Balls Leisure Club with outdoor swimming pool.

Linen & Bedding

  • Linen provided - Bed linen and towels supplied. No bedding supplied with travel cot.


  • Sleeps up to 4


  • Free Parking on Site
  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Non-smoking property
  • WiFi or internet access - Free Wifi included

Room/Unit Facilities

  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • Radio - Google Nest with access to Spotify music
  • Satellite TV - Sky plus hd with Sky Sports
  • Shower - Thermostatic and pressure equalised power shower
  • Television - Satellite TV with Sky Sports and Sky Plus HD with internet enabled LCD TV in the lounge and Freeview TVs in each bedroom

Site Features

  • Garden

Target Markets

  • Single sex groups NOT accepted

Property Facilities: Wayside

  • WiFi or internet access
  • Cots available
  • High chairs available
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • Radio
  • Satellite TV
  • Shower
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave cooker
  • Drying facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Washing machine
  • Linen provided
  • Bell at main entrance and well lit
  • Gravel
  • Within 50 metres approx. or less of entrance
  • Good colour contrast between the floor and wall

Special Offers

  • Welcome to Wayside in the New Forest.  Happily our Covid-19 measures endorsed by the "We're Good To Go" industry standard by Visit Britain have been running smoothly and keeping our guests and staff safe. We are doing things differently to keep you and ourselves safe and do get in touch to learn more about the measures we have put in place. Newly redecorated and carpeted for 2022 with many new furnishings. REMEMBER OUR OFFER  INCLUDES UTILITIES, (PLEASE ENQUIRE ABOUT CHARGING ELECTRIC VEHICLES ) FAMILY SWIMMING PASS TO SANDY BALLS LEISURE CENTRE, WIFI, SKY TV WITH SPORTS,  CAR PARKING CLOCK for local areas. Secure bike storage. FOUR STAR GOLD ACCOMMODATION.Tel. 01425 654892 / 07751933051, email- info@yournewforestholiday.co.uk

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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      From the North or East: Follow the M27 Motorway and leave at junction 1. At the roundabout take the third exit onto the B3079. When you reach the village of Brook turn left onto Roger Penny Way, the B3078. Continue for 7 miles until you reach Godshill. You will see Sandy Balls Holiday Centre on your right at the bottom of the village, a further 100 metres take the next right onto a gravel track "Wayside" is the second house and is at the end of this track. From the West: From either Salisbury or Ringwood follow the A338 until you reach Fordingbridge. You do not have to enter Fordingbridge town centre - Godshill is clearly signposted from the ring road. Follow the B3078 out of Fordingbridge and up the hill for approximately 1 mile. As you drive into Godshill you will pass the entrance to Arniss Riding Stables on your right and a gravel track on your left as you enter a 30mph area and then you'll see Sandy Balls Holiday Centre on your left ahead of you. Turn left into the next gravel track  half way between the 30 sign and Sandy Balls. Wayside is the second house and is at the end of this track.


      • 4 Visit England Stars Self-catering
      4 Visit England Stars Self-catering


      • Visit EnglandGolfers Welcome Golfers Welcome 2016
      • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
      • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018
      • 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 Christmas
      Open New Year
      Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2022)

      * Wayside is open all year round. We accept bookings of minimum 7 nights, Friday to Friday from Easter to end of October and short breaks, Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday during the period November to Easter.

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