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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