2 Queens Road, Lyndhurst, New Forest, Hampshire, SO43 7BR
Forest Side Guesthouse



David & Rosetta Welcome You

Welcome to Forest Side Guesthouse

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 Amenities

Forest Side Amenities

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.   

In-Room Amenities

  • Flat screen TV & DVD player
  • Complimentary and secure hi-speed WIFI access
  • Tea, coffee and hot chocolate making facilities accompanied with biscuits 
  • Mini-fridge offering on the go drinks and snacks for a nominal fee
  • Hairdryer 
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Iron and ironing board upon request 
  • Daily housekeeping service  

Guesthouse Amenities

  • Non-smoking
  • Private car park
  • Charming guest lounge offering chess, back gammon, books and TV and DVD
  • Sun garden
  • Free use of wellingtons and umbrellas for those unexpected rainy days
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on arrival
  • Bike storage
  • Secure safe option available for your valuables 
  • Luggage storage

Additional services, upon request

  • Floral, chocolate and champagne in room upon request
  • Flask of tea or coffee to take with you for the day
  • Laundry service for an additional cost
  • Late check-out until 12:00pm (normally 10:00am), if available and by prior arrangement, at an additional cost of £15

Book Direct

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.       

Here's why...    

  • We will give you our best available rate  
  • We often offer website only promotions, special packages and value add-on deals  
  • You will qualify for our loyalty programme, full of special offers  
  • You can book via our secure online reservation system that ensures your personal information is protected  
  • No booking administration fee  
  • 10% off participating restaurants, beauty rooms and activities
  • Complimentary New Forest card that gives you exclusive offers with participating New Forest businesses
  • If you would like to book cycle hire, a ticket to a show, or a day at the golf course then let us do that for you     

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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Subscribe to our Forest Side Special Offers

If you would like to know more about our special offers and promotions, please feel free to sign up to our monthly newsletter.

Privacy Policy


Forest Side Guesthouse is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and we understand the need for appropriate protection of all personal information provided by you to us. 

This Privacy Policy sets out the basis on which any personal information we collect from you will be processed by us.


Under the ‘Immigration (Hotel Records) Order 1972’ we legally have to collect your name, address and nationality upon arrival and we keep this information for at least 12 months. 

For all who are not British, Irish or Commonwealth guests, we legally have to collect your Passport Number and Place of Issue, as well as the address of your next destination, if known.

Providing us with your personal information, whether through the website, by email, telephone or in person, you consent, agree and accept that we may collect and use your personal information in accordance with your reservation at Forest Side Guesthouse. 

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. We reserve the right to update our Privacy Policy and we may advise you of any changes if it is deemed necessary.


When you make an enquiry or a reservation to stay with us, we collect data from you either in person, over the phone, by email or by our website enquiry form.

We also collect data when you complete our Guest Registration Form or by connecting with us via our social media websites.

We have CCTV installed around entrances and exits; this is for the purposes of prevention and detection of crime only.

We also collect information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter, our blog, enter our competitions or provide us with feedback. These may be carried out online, by telephone or in person.

Some of the information we collect, whether it is by a booking request or by your Guest Registration Form may be classed as Personal Information. Such Personal Information may include

  • Your full name;
  • Your email addresses and telephone/mobile numbers;
  • Your home address;
  • Your IP address (automatically collected);
  • Your credit or debit card details when you make a payment
  • Your dietary requirements
  • Your car registration (if needed)
  • Your passport number and your next destination (for non-UK visitors only)

We collect credit or debit card details when bookings are taken for both authorisation and a deposit payment.

If you choose to connect with us via social media websites, for example such as Facebook or Instagram, we may collect your user name, (which may contain your name and surname) by you “liking” or “following” our page. We may also run competitions via these social media websites. 

By connecting with us via social media websites you are bound by their terms and conditions and privacy policies.

If you provide us with any personal information relating to any third party (e.g. information about your spouse or children) for particular purposes, by submitting such information to us, you warrant and represent to us that you have obtained the consent of such third party to provide us with their personal information for the respective purposes.


Forest Side Guesthouse collect information via your Guest Registration Form when you check in. The Registration Forms are stored securely on our premises for 7 years after the relevant tax year, in order to comply with HMRC requirements.

With all reservations, we email confirmation of your booking and deposit payment received. As such, your email address will be held in Microsoft Outlook on our computer which is kept securely on our premises and is password protected.

Your name, telephone number, email address and credit card details are hand written on our reservation forms and are stored securely.

Your name and the date of your visit is recorded in our Reservation Diary and in our Excel Database and is used for our projected sales revenue.

All electronic records are securely stored on our password protected computer.


We use the information we collect about you to:

  • process your reservation,
  • answer your queries,
  • process your gift voucher purchases,
  • process payment for any in-room gifts, and
  • provide our breakfast.

With your consent, we may contact you via our monthly promotional newsletter (via email or text).

Personal Information may be used by us for administration purposes, to pass on to the police and government authorities as requested by them or to comply with any applicable rules, laws, regulations, codes of practice or guidelines issued.

We have registered with the ICO under the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you choose to opt in by ticking the relevant boxes on our Registration Form, Forest Side Guesthouse may use this information to post you a Christmas Card, Promotional Offers or New Forest Events. 


The information that we collect from you is obtained, processed, stored and transmitted in the United Kingdom in compliance with data protection legislation. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

We do not share your Personal Data with any 3rd Parties unless required to do so by Law Enforcement Agencies 


You have the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing, at any time, by contacting us by email or by post.

You have a right of access to information held about you and this can be exercised in accordance with the Act. From 25 May 2018, when GDPR became law, a reasonable Subject Access Request (SAR) can be made without a fee being charged. 


If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us at Forest Side Guesthouse, 2 Queens Road, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7BR or by telephone 023 8028 2392