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Sleep in a five-star Ash tree in the New Forest!
Award-winning 5-star boutique B&B Cottage Lodge in Brockenhurst, has created an amazing bed from wood destined for the bonfire. The 'driftwood' bed, was made by hand, by local craftsman Rob Dyer.
The bed, which can only be described as a work of art, was created by furniture wood sculptor Rob Dyer who lives locally in the New Forest.
Comments Rob: “All the wood that I use for creating my unique, bespoke furniture is effectively ‘rescued’ from trees that have been cut up for firewood.
“The bed was created from a local Ash tree, which I had to air-dry for four years before starting work. I worked in stages but all in all it took me about a week to finish.”
Christina Simons who owns Cottage Lodge said: “the king-sized ‘driftwood bed’ – as it has become known – is not the only furniture in the Rhinefield Room that is made from the Ash tree. The bedside table, table and wardrobe were also made from the ‘rescued wood’. Rob is a true artist and produces wonderful furniture.
“I like to think of it as bringing the forest into the property; everyone who sleeps in the bed comments about having had a great night’s sleep.”
Stays in the Rhinefield Room at Cottage Lodge cost from £47.50 pp (two sharing, B&B).
During the month of June, Cottage Lodge is offering five-night stays for the price of four, Sunday-Thursday, from £150 pp (2 sharing). The deal also includes a ‘Bucks Fizz Breakfast’ one morning, served in bed!
The ingredients for the famous Cottage Lodge, full-English breakfast, are all sourced in the New Forest or wider Hampshire area.
Call 01590 622 296 or visit www.cottagelodge.co.uk .