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View towards the property
Lounge
Lounge with patio doors
Dining room with patio doors
Kitchen
Dining room
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Bathroom
Twin room
Patio area
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Sailor's Retreat

Lymington, New Forest
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Fantastic location for marina and cobbled lanes of Lymington Quay
  • Explore this picturesque area on the many walking and cycle routes
  • Easy driving distance to local beaches, attractions and New Forest
  • Close to South West Coast Path, nature reserves and sea wall
Property code: 29302

The town of Lymington started life as an Anglo-Saxon village known for its salt making and is now a colourful coastal town where visitors can explore the New Forest. This beautiful mews house is perfectly located in the heart of the village and was originally a fisherman's cottage. It retains much of its period features and charm whilst also offering modern home comforts. Sleeping six guests across three cosy bedrooms, this property would be perfect for a large family along with up to two lucky pups to explore the wildlife, woodlands and coastline in this area.

Stepping into the warm and welcoming lounge, guests might be surprised by just how bright and spacious this deceptively large cottage is, with white walls and French doors maximising the natural light from the garden beyond. A cosy wood burner ensures little toes and paws are kept toasty on even the chilliest of evenings. The dining room features original wooden flooring dating back 200 years, while a huge feature fireplace provides the perfect ambience for a relaxed meal after a day of exploring. The chefs of your party will adore the well-equipped kitchen and your four-legged family members will love sniffing out new scents in the enclosed garden.

Lymington itself (0.5 miles) is home to an eclectic selection of independent shops, designer boutiques and a Saturday market dating back to the 13th century. Or head 10 miles to Exbury Gardens, a 200-acre site and a perfect place for letting Fido take the lead on a leisurely stroll. Salty sea dogs might like to take the foot ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth, for a day exploring the Isle of Wight.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles (1 with en-suite) and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite shower room with WC and 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Downstairs cloakroom with WC, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burning stove in lounge
  • Rangemaster cooker, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave & coffee machine
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Apple TV in lounge
  • Enclosed garden
  • Off road parking for 2 small cars or 1 large car
  • Good Selection of quality pubs and restaurants to choose from nearby
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 39 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Veronica 2nd March 2024

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Reviewed by Marie 10th February 2024

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Great location there was no instruction folder which would have helpful. Nightlights in the hall Upstairs very good. Kitchen lovely everything you needed quooker tap brilliant

Reviewed by Bryan 29th December 2023

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Reviewed by Joanna 9th December 2023

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Beautiful, comfortable cottage with all.mod cons in a fantastic location. Definitely would recommend.

Reviewed by Gordon 25th November 2023

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A lovely home in a great location. Just a few minutes stroll and you are into the quaint and beautiful Lymington center. Lots of pubs, shops, cafes, restaurants, many are dog friendly which is ideal for our Collie to join us! A 15 minute drive from The New Forest with fantastic walks, the location has everything close by. The facilities in the cottRead moreage are great, an outside tap with hose for the dog, log burner with logs, and the Quooker tap were all unexpected but well used by us. Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 18th November 2023

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We had a great stay. The house is lovely and quirky. Well equipped, log burner is gorgeous feature for the winter nights although be aware you get a small quota of logs and you are not allowed to take from fireplace display logs so maybe bring some with you or the local petrol station sells them.. The sofas are getting a little uncomfortable but doRead moren't detract from everything else. I love that you have a bathroom downstairs and 2 upstairs. All the bedrooms are lovely. Hide

Reviewed by Allan 4th November 2023

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Reviewed by David 28th October 2023

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Fantastic property, high level of comfort and luxury. Every need is catered for to allow a very relaxing break, despite the efforts of Storm Ciran!

Reviewed by Stephen 14th October 2023

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Spacious, comfortable and thoughtfully furnished and equipped holiday accommodation.

Reviewed by Catherine 30th September 2023

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Beautiful house in the heart of Lymington, everything you could wish for! The garden is an absolute treat and when the sun shines into the lounge of an afternoon, amazing! Going to miss that outlook! Would love to return, so comfortable and all mod cons, thankyou

Reviewed by Frank 9th September 2023

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We have had an excellent stay and the cottage is very comfortable and well-equipped. Wee would highly recommend the cottage which is in an ideal position in Lymington. The bottle of wine left at the cottage was much appreciated, as was the parking permit - most useful, when parking within the New Forest area.

Reviewed by Tracey 19th August 2023

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We had a relaxing, comfortable stay in a beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Could not ask for more.

Reviewed by Kathryn 12th August 2023

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Large property in excellent location in a fabulous town. Good sized rear garden & easy access to town centre which has a wide range of amnenities abd shops. Having stayed at the property previously we would say it is now starting to need so TLC in areas but properties are limited in such a fabulous location. Check things like welcome pack etc with Read moreowner before arrival as we were caught out !! Hide

Reviewed by Barry 14th July 2023

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Home from home, couldn't agree more. Totally relaxing. No wonder Lymington is one if not the best seaside places to stay. It has everything you could possibly want, a genuine High Street full of independent shops, good pubs and restaurants and the views to die for.

Reviewed by Jenny 24th June 2023

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Reviewed by Rebecca 27th May 2023

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Highly recommend this holiday home. We stayed for a week over the May school holidays and the property was perfect. The house has everything we needed, is very clean and comfortable with good sized bedrooms and a well equipped kitchen. The garden is enclosed and sunny all day. The location is only a few minutes walk from the harbour and pubs/restauRead morerants. We will return again. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 13th May 2023

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Lovely, well equipped cottage. Good sized rooms and a great, secure garden. Location is perfect for walking around Lymington and for exploring the New Forest and the coast.

Reviewed by Robert 24th April 2023

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This is probably the nicest holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. The location was perfect with a flat walk to the local park and in the other direction to the bottom of the town and parking at the cottage was a bonus. The owner provided a parking pass for the local car parks but we didnt use it as we didnt need to use the car. The cottage was veRead morery well equipped to a very high standard and the garden was lovely. We will definitely book again probably a little later this year. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 15th April 2023

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Homely and comfortable accommodation, with little touches that make this lovely cottage extra special. The owners were available to discuss any requirements that we had, and these were dealt with promptly. Would visit again.

Reviewed by Nicola 4th March 2023

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Reviewed by Keith 11th February 2023

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Great location

Reviewed by Diane 29th December 2022

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Very well equipped and comfortable cottage. Christmas decorations were a nice thought as we were there for NY along with the bottle of wine on arrival. Tom and Kate responded very quickly to a query regarding Alexa. We had three large cars so could park one and used the parking concession for the second however it ran out on 31/12 - fortunately we Read morehad moved the car but noticed several cars with parking fine tickets on 2/1 even displaying the 2022 concession. Overall very nice would return. Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 22nd December 2022

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Reviewed by Jennie 10th December 2022

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Lovely well equipped property and perfect location for dog walks and sightseeing.

Reviewed by Deborah 22nd November 2022

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Reviewed by John 12th November 2022

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All very good

Reviewed by Lis 5th November 2022

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Reviewed by Allan 29th October 2022

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This was our second stay at the property, so we regard it highly for its convenient location to the High Street, the Quay and the harbour. Off street parking is a real plus, and the accommodation has plenty of space as well as an attractive patio and rear garden. Considering its amenities and location, the property is very good value.

Reviewed by Lisa 8th October 2022

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Definitely worth a visit. This cottage and location is fabulous.

Reviewed by Edna 24th September 2022

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Such a lovely well appointed cottage and garden. Great position for town and sea. Good quality furnishings and equipment too. A great stay. Thank you.

Reviewed by Thomas 3rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Caroline 6th August 2022

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Reviewed by Kathryn 30th July 2022

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Reviewed by Keith 25th June 2022

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I only ever bother with reviewing if something was particularly bad or good. The cottage was first class in every respect, the attention to detail regarding information etc was impressive.

Reviewed by Alison 6th June 2022

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Great location and a lovely house to stay in

Reviewed by Sandra 21st May 2022

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Fantastic holiday cottage, great location, home from home will be back.

Reviewed by Anthony 14th May 2022

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Ideal location, a very calm and comfortable cottage, very well equipt.

Reviewed by Nigel 7th May 2022

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A lovely cottage that is well equipped and in an excellent location for all local amenities.

Reviewed by Melanie 23rd April 2022

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Beautiful, spacious accommodation in a brilliant location. The garden was lovely and well enclosed for the dogs. So close to town and green spaces. Perfect for families with dogs. Can't wait to go back.

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Location

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