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About Us


CADNAM LODGE dates back to 1860 when the main house was built.

We are still researching the history, but for many years it was the home of Sir Donald Banks who was instrumental in both the 1st and 2nd world wars. He went on to become Director General of the Post Office where he was responsible for the introduction of the emergency service 999 and the talking clock.

There is a local rumour that a famous musician lived here during the 80’s, but we are yet to prove this!

Our aim is for you to have the best stay possible and enjoy the parkland grounds and countryside that the estate offers.

If you have any specific needs or requests, then please let us know and we are happy to oblige. If you have pets, then we welcome well up to 2 behaved dogs in Rose Cottage as it’s the larger cottage. If you are interested in bringing your horse to enjoy riding in the New Forest then we can make stabling and a paddock area available – please contact us for further details.

About Your Hosts

CADNAM LODGE ESTATE is owned by Richard and Sandra, who purchased the estate in 2020 and have been renovating the property ever since.

We fell in love with the property as soon as we drove in and eventually managed to buy our dream house.

We saw the potential of the property and holiday cottages and we  wanted to share the enjoyment and tranquility of this great property and the New Forest, with guests looking for an exclusive break.

Sandra has been a designer for the majority of her career and has worked with a number of global luxury brands. Sandra now manages her own accomodation business, Vittrum Serviced Apartments, which  manages booking for a number of properties including Cadnam Lodge.

Richard originally grew up in the Southwest of England, however moved to Hampshire over 20 years ago where he has managed a small number of businesses mainly in residential property and lettings.

House Rules

Rose Cottage is designed for 2 people and has one king size bed.

Bumblebee is designed for upto 4 people and has 2 x king size beds.

Due to fire safety and insurance, only people named on the booking are permitted to stay over-night.

Due to having a lake in the grounds and bordering a river, regrettably, we do not allow children under 14.

Guests are allowed to bring a well behaved dog to stay with them in our larger Rose cottage, provided they are kept on a lead within the grounds of the estate due to the animals on the grounds.

However due to the layout of Bumblebee Cottage, unfortunately, we can’t allow pets in this Cottage.

During the holiday season, bookings tend to be back to back, therefore we do have to allow sufficient time between check-out and check-in times for professional cleaning.

Check-in is from 4pm – 7pm – we appreciate with traffic, this may not always be possible, but please contact us if it is going to be outside of these times so we can ensure we are available

Check-out is 10am

Parties – We are very sorry, but we do not allow parties as we have to respect other guests staying.

Additional Guests – We fully appreciate that you may have friends or relations living locally and they may want to visit during the day throughout your stay and this is of course fine, we just ask that they also follow the house rules. 

The Cottages are professionally cleaned prior to each stay and for guests staying for 7 nights or more, we offer weekly cleaning

Others Questions

We have plenty onsite parking at Cadnam Lodge

We don’t have a designated charging point, however owners are allowed to bring their own charger to plug in over night and we make a nominal charge of £20 per charge to cover our electricity costs

The gardens and lake are here for your enjoyment, if you have a dog, then we would ask that the dog is kept on a lead as we have a lot of wildlife around the grounds and on the lake.

Yes of course, the tennis courts are available for your use and included in your stay.

Your are more than welcome to have guests visit you whilst you are staying during the day. 

Due to insurance we are only permitted to have the named guests stay over night.

The Pleasant Surroundings of
Nature Will Impress You

The New Forest offers some of
the most beautiful areas of countryside in the UK.

With about 38,000 hectares it is home to some of the most special landscapes in the world

People Trust Us

Cottage of the highest standards! peaceful, tranquil place. A truly hidden gem, peaceful, and tranquil. Spotlessly clean and welcoming. Carefully designed and lots of extras were included, in fact everything that you may need during your stay. If you are looking for a safe, quiet and comfortable departure point to discover the awesome New Forest, don't look any further, this is it! Some of the best parts of the Forest are within 10 to 15 minutes by car

Mr R.S Tourist

We had a great, relaxing stay. The property was really comfortable right on the edge of the new forest. A very peaceful location with lovely grounds that we could walk around. To be so close to the wildlife, deer, and birds on the lake was great. Sandra our host was very friendly and welcoming and would really recommend this property for a quiet relaxing break or a longer stay.

Mr R.T Tourist

The accommodation was excellent, the best air bnb we've stayed in. it was massive and set in the beautiful grounds of Cadnam lodge. Sandra was very helpful and we had a couple of chats whilst she was feeding the resident pigs and ducks it really was a great experience and a lovely place to come back and relax in after a days exploring

Mr M.W Tourist

Sandra was an absolute gem of a hostess and the added extras were truly appreciated. Absolutely stunning setting and the accommodation was fantastic. We will definitely be coming back for a stay. Thank you Sandra for making our stay a very memorable one

Mrs M.T Tourist

My wife and our dog Molly loved our stay here we were greeted by Sandra on arrival and she shared everything about the place and the local area. The property was high class and the furniture was comfy a real home from home. Beds and linen were sumptuous and the decor very elegant. The kitchen and appliances were first class from the coffee machine and free coffee pods to the slide away oven door We had everything we needed for our stay. The private estate was stunning and the grounds were a delight to walk around On two evenings we met a couple of dear walking in the grounds. Sandra our host was fabulous and the welcome pack of fruit, tea coffee and a dog bed and toys was a great touch. Thank you we will be back

Mr S.P Tourist

My husband and I, plus our enthusiastic pup recently stayed at Rose Cottage. It was a wonderful experience. The cottage itself is extremely comfortable with every attention given to comfort. I particularly loved the quality of the bed & bath linen. The surroundings were very pleasant, with beautiful grounds just minutes away from the open forest. There was a choice of excellence pubs within walking distance (I am gluten free-no problem!) Sandra was a welcoming and gracious host, with plenty of local knowledge. She is certainly well versed in hospitality. Thank you for the delicious Cadnam Lodge eggs for breakfast!

Mrs E.D Tourist