We are David and Rosetta, the owners of the Forest Side Guesthouse, formerly known as Temple Lodge, and between us we have over 39 years’ experience within the hospitality industry.
Following numerous visits to Lyndhurst and the New Forest National Park, and having a shared passion for the outdoors, hiking and cycling, we recently relocated from Jersey, Channel Islands to the New Forest so that we may realise a preferred work-life balance whilst engaging in our ultimate dream guesthouse venture.
With us we bring personality, a sense of humour and most importantly 'heart' to what we want to achieve - a family run guesthouse that we can open up and share with people like you so that you may experience the freedom and charm of all the
New Forest National Park has to offer.
We are ‘doers’ and together we are passionate and deeply invested in our new home and guesthouse. We aim to provide a personal touch, to deliver over and above your expectation of a perfect break whether that be a weekend or extended stay, celebration, anniversary, business trip or some simple and well-deserved ‘time out’.
We’re excited that you took the time to visit our web page and we truly look forward to having the opportunity of welcoming you to the Forest Side Guesthouse offering quality bed and breakfast. We are ultimately here so that you may enjoy all that we can share with you.
Feel free to browse our Forest Side Story blog and the Calendar of Events for more information on local attractions and advice on planning your trip with what you ‘must see’ and ‘must do’ during your visit to the New Forest National Park.
Your Forest Side adventure awaits you.
Hope to see you soon.
David & Rosetta
Forest Side offers a variety of amenities to make your stay with us as relaxed, cosy and welcoming as possible.
Our delightfully spacious rooms are non-smoking and are equipped with your individual needs in mind, aiming to provide you with all your home from home comforts.
Additional services, upon request
Whether this is your first stay with us or you are our return guest, we aim to provide you with the Forest Side VIP experience.
You may have found us on a booking or review site, however when choosing to book your stay with Forest Side, there really is no better way than booking with us direct whether by phone, email or our online booking system.
Remember, if you have found a more competitive price at the time of your booking via a booking or review site,
then please give us a call and let us know.
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