Dandy’s Ford Lodge is a contemporary two bedroom holiday lodge located in the rural village of Sherfield English, on the edge of the New Forest National Park. This impressive lakeside holiday lodge has direct access to the waterfront from its spacious deck, which is equipped with an outdoor table and chairs - perfect for sunny afternoons.

Dandy’s Ford Lodge is a really superb choice if you’re looking for a relaxing waterside holiday, where you can enjoy a spot of fishing whilst kicking back with family or friends. The lodge is situated on a private fishery with 3 well stocked Coarse & Carp fishing lakes. Fishing on site is included in the price for a maximum of 2 people, then there’s a charge of £10 per person per day, payable onsite, for any additional people who would like to fish during their stay. The property also has a shed with a bait fridge - useful for storing fishing equipment, bikes etc.

The lodge has a bright and airy open plan living, dining & kitchen area which opens out on to the waterside decking, ideal for al fresco dining. There is a nearby daytime tearoom offering light meals and snacks, plus a traditional village pub just 20 minutes’ walk away.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Dandys Ford Lodge has 2 bedrooms, bedroom 1 has a double bed with ensuite shower room, WC & hand basin. Bedroom 2 has twin beds.

Daybed in the living area - (can be turned into double bed for an additional 2 people, bedding provided).

There is a family bathroom offering a bath with shower over, WC & hand basin.


Pets are not permitted at this property.

Terms & Conditions

£100 deposit is required on booking, balance is due 4 weeks beforehand.

Sorry, no smoking.

Sorry, no pets.

Check in - 3.00pm & check out is 10.00am.

Between Mid-May to End of September:
Weekly breaks only: Fri - Fri

Outside of the above dates:
Weekly breaks: Fri - Fri or Mon - Mon
Weekend breaks 3 nights: Fri - Mon
Midweek breaks 4 nights: Mon - Fri

We regret that we cannot accept bookings which are, or which we deem to be, hen or stag parties.

Location Information

At this location you are just a short drive from the New Forest National Park - a region known for its heathland, forest trails and native ponies.

You are also within an hours drive to the coast, with a selection of beaches to enjoy.

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Optional Extras

  • High chair available on request.

Terms & Conditions

The holiday lodge is strictly no smoking.

Booking is from 3pm on the day of arrival to 10am on the day of departure.

We do expect that guests take care of all the contents of the Lodge and that all equipment, utensils etc are left clean and tidy at the end of your stay.

No fishing equipment is allowed in the Holiday Lodge. There is a shed provided with the Lodge for all fishing equipment, wet weather gear, prams or bicycles that you wish to store. There is a separate fridge for fishing bait. The shed is for sole use of the Lodge and you are provided with a key for the padlock.

The Lodge is cleaned and carefully checked between each let.

All bedding and towels are provided for you but not cot bedding.

All breakages must be reported and either replaced or paid for at the end of your stay.

The owners reserve the right to seek compensation for any damage discovered after the guests have left.

The accommodation is only for the use of the persons shown on the booking form. No letting or subletting is allowed.

The owners have the right of access to the property at any reasonable time during the let.

The guests agree that the broadband facilities are not to be used for unlawful purposes.

No pets allowed.

The owners regret that they can not be held responsible for any accident that occurs whilst on the Fishery, Lodge or premises.

Supervision of all children is the responsibility of the parents/guardians. The owners regret that they cannot be held responsible for your children. This is a fishery with open access to DEEP LAKES and strangers fishing on a daily basis! Please be extra careful.

The owners will not accept responsibility for loss or damage to any luggage, bicycles, pushchairs, fishing equipment, cars or their contents.

If guests have any problems with the accommodation then they are to contact the owners immediately so the problem can be resolved.

The owners reserve the right to terminate the booking without refund if the behaviour of any guests is considered unacceptable, or the the number of guests exceeds that stated on the booking form.

Confirmation of your booking will be made once the deposit is received and the balance of payment is due a month before arrival date.

All deposits are non-refundable.

Holiday insurance is recommended but not a mandatory requirement for booking this property. However no money can be refunded if you cancel as you are legally bound to pay for a holiday you cancel.

Property Features

  • Open plan living, dining & kitchen area.
  • Freeview TV & DVD player.
  • Fully equipped kitchen with cooker, hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, toaster & kettle.
  • Iron & ironing board.
  • Dining table with seating for 6 people.
  • Daybed - (can be turned into double bed for an additional 2 people, bedding provided).
  • Patio doors opening onto decking furnished with outdoor table, 4 chairs & 4 footstools.
  • Guests are welcome to bring a BBQ - please note this must not be used on the decking or too close to the lodge.
  • All duvets, linen, tea towels, dishcloths & bath towels are provided.
  • Ample parking available alongside the lodge.
  • Shed with bait fridge, useful for storing fishing equipment, bikes etc.
  • WiFi available.
  • Welcome pack provided on arrival - Including tea, coffee, milk, bread and butter.

Local Fishing Information

Dandys Ford Fishing

Important Information

  • 3 well stocked fishing lakes.
  • Fishing onsite is included in the price for a maximum of 2 people. A charge of £10 per person per day is payable onsite for all additional people who would like to fish during their stay.
  • Sole use of the fishery after 7.30pm (along with the guests staying in Josie Shepherds Hut & Esmeralda Shepherds Hut. Night fishing is only available for guests staying onsite.
  • Day tickets are sold on the understanding that the welfare of the fish and the preservation of the surroundings are upheld at all times by all visitors, not just the anglers.
  • No keepnets, boilies, floating bait, bolt rigs or semi-fixed rigs or floating poles please.

Lodge Lake

  • 23 pegs.
  • There are a high number of double figure fish in this lake. Also within the lake are Tench (gold and green), Bream, Perch, Roach, Crucians and Barbel.

Calvert Lake (The Match Lake)

  • 28 pegs.
  • Local Angling Clubs regularly use this lake for their matches. It contains carp, crucians, silvers, bream, chubb, tench and many more species.

Kingsfishers Canal Lake

  • 10 pegs.
  • A reproduction of a canal which is ideal for small matches or corporate days. This lake is stocked with Carp, Barbel, Roach, Crucians, Bream, Tench, (gold and green) and Chubb.

Local Attractions

Pony on the New Forest

The New Forest National Park - within 5 minutes of the lodge, the National Park is well known for its heathland, native ponies and forest walks.

Winchester - Explore the stone cobbled paths in this historic town, be sure to visit Winchester Cathedral.

Southampton - Explore

Beaches - Top beaches in the New Forest include Barton on Sea (approximately 40 minutes drive), Calshot (approximately 30 minutes drive), Lepe (approximately 35 minutes drive) & Mudeford Sandbank (approximately 1 hour drive).

Paultons Park - Home of Peppa Pig World.

Bournemouth - Visit the Sea Life Centre, enjoy a walk along the beach or a meal out at one of the many restaurants.

Portsmouth Historic Town - Visit the harbour & HMS victory.

Longleat Safari Park - Take the family to visit the animals at Longleat.