Luxury lodges and cabins set deep in the
Blackwood Forest

Luxury lodges and cabins are very hard to find in the New Forest National Park. I hope I've found a solution which you will enjoy. My website is based on my personal recommendations and after visiting Blackwood Forest, Micheldever, I am happy to recommend this Forest Holidays location, despite it not being located in the New Forest.

Blackwood Forest is owned by the Forestry Commission who ensure the environment is maintained and preserved in an eco-sensitive way whilst allowing the public to enjoy a beautiful woodland setting.  Forest Holidays operate exclusively on Forestry Commission land in eight locations throughout the U.K, including Blackwood Forest.

If you want to stay in any of the New Forest  Forestry Commission camping and caravan sites within the New Forest National Park you can also book through Forest Holidays. 

Blackwood Forest near Micheldever - a Forest Holidays retreat in the heart of beech woods

Why do I recommend you visit Blackwood Forest when it is not in the New Forest?

Blackwood Forest Golden Oak luxury cabin with woodland views

  • Luxury is the word here - you wont find this level of luxury lodge accommodation on the New Forest unfortunately
  • 500 acres of beech woods offer a tranquil escape from everyday living - you need never leave your luxury cabin if you don't want to
  • 60 cabins offer up to 5 bedrooms - including a Golden Oak Treehouse option
  • Dog friendly luxury lodges and cabins are available
  • Disabled visitors can choose a Copper Beech lodge for full disabled access-with 2 bedrooms
  • All year round luxury mid week, short break or longer
  • Suitable for couples, especially if you're looking for a romantic break - ask about The Hideaway option.  Families and groups will also enjoy this lovely setting
  • Visit the New Forest for a day out but return here for your luxury break at the end of the day. Winchester is very close and so are many National Trust places to explore. Highclere Castle where Downton Abbey is filmed is easily reached too

This Golden Oak luxury cabin features a double bed with views out to the beech woods

  • Children are well catered for. You may decide to put on your walking boots and get up close to these beech woods or book a Forest Ranger experience: Young Explorers, Forest Survival, foraging, den building, night vision walks, dusk watch where you may see bats, forest trails and lots more.
  • Bike hire is also easy to arrange
  • The Great Big Tree Company, part of the National Trust also has zip wire fun for you to enjoy
  • In cabin spa treatments, and an In Cabin chef can also be arranged for you 

The Forest Retreat has a cafe, bar and shop with comfy indoor seating and decking for good weather

  • 1hr connection from/to London means you can leave work and be snuggled up in a peaceful woodland setting, enjoying a hot tub under the stars in very little time
  • A free shuttle bus is available on check in/check out so if you really want a chill out "green" break you needn't even bring the car
  • You can reverse the 1hr connection to London and visit the capital for the day knowing you will return to luxurious peace and tranquility at the end of your day in London
  • The Forest Retreat is a great place to head for if you fancy a drink from the bar or a snack from the inviting cafe. Whatever the weather you can sit comfortably in the leather sofas or outside on the decking looking at the beautiful beech woods
  • The Forest Retreat shop stocks local fresh produce for your breakfast or if you decide to use the BBQ on your cabin deck

For more information contact Forest Holidays at Blackwood Forest

I don't check availability or make reservations for you so you will need to visit the Forest Holidays website yourself.

It's strange to recommend somewhere which is not on the New Forest National Park, it's actually approximately 25 miles away. But, having visited it myself I hope you'll have a wonderful stay in luxury lodges and cabins in the Blackwood Forest, which the New Forest can't offer you.

The New Forest is a living and working forest which is severely restricted for any development (thankfully) but this is a great compromise. You stay in luxury and visit us in the New Forest, enjoy the New Forest ponies and other animals and places to explore, then return to your luxury accommodation at the end of the day for a hot tub and chef prepared meal perhaps? 

Please Contact me if you want to know any more details or have any questions about my luxury lodge and cabin suggestion.

As you may want to discover a wider area than you thought you might like to get a personalized OS map. I was recently bought this map and I love it! It has my own photos of running New Forest ponies on the front and covers the areas of the New Forest National Park I need to know in more detail when out and about. You can choose any area you like and put your photo on.

Or if you would like to go further afield you could consider Eurocamp, click below for details :-


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