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Forest Escape

Lymington (2mls NW), Hampshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • The ideal retreat for two, this contemporary property is set in the New Forest 
  • Visit the nearby town of Lymington with its strong sailing heritage and charming harbour
  • Enjoy long walks with your four-legged friend or cycle along one of the many routes nearby
  • Take a trip to the beach at Mudeford or explore the quay at Christchurch
  • Explore the nearby Isle of Wight and take a day trip on the ferry
Property code: 74314

Relax and unwind in this stylish property for two, which is set in a leafy spot within the New Forest. Visit the coast, take long walks or simply open the doors and listen to birdsong.

Sleeping two plus one dog, this romantic hideaway suits couples who want the best of coast and country. Lymington market town (2.5 miles) is nearby with its forest backdrop, maritime heritage, cobbled streets, and the prettiest of shops to browse. There’s fabulous dog walks and cycle trails from the doorstep, plus a private enclosed garden patio for Popeye to show off in, and a BBQ for guests to rustle up a delicious feast after a long day out. Parking is a breeze with two cars available to guests on the gravel area in front of your holiday home. You’ll also find a pub (1 mile) and a shop (3 miles) nearby.

A path leads from the gravelled courtyard into this single-storey property. Inside, there’s a spacious open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge area with Smart TV and a DVD player. Bifold doors lead from the living space out to a private decked area on two sides of the property. This spacious contemporary-style detached annexe is ideal for two and has one double bedroom with a utility area (housing the washing machine), plus garden views, and a shower room downstairs. The property is next door to the owner’s home though privacy is assured.

If you’re a home bird, the owner can also arrange holistic therapies on site. Source fish and chips to enjoy by the town harbour or head to the beach at Milford-on-Sea (4.5 miles). If your salty pup’s sea legs are getting nomadic, take a ferry to the Isle of Wight for an adventurous day trip. The countryside surrounding your property is ideal for walking , cycling, country pubs, and market town discoveries. For lazy beach days, you could also head to Mudeford (10 miles) or Christchurch (10.5 miles).

  • 1 king-size bed
  • 1 shower room
  • Well-equipped kitchenette
  • Utility cupboard with washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Hot tub
  • Allocated off-road parking available
  • Wi-Fi included - BT Fibre Broadband
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Beach and shop 3 miles, pubs within 1 mile
  • Smart TV with Netflix and DVD
  • A range of holistic therapies available by arrangement with the owner
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Dogs are not permitted in the bedroom
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 42 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Philip 28th May 2022

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Lovely cottage in a lovely part of the country, couldn't fault it.

Reviewed by Emma 20th May 2022

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Such a lovely relaxing holiday in a wonderful holiday home. Very clean, comfortable, and well equipped. Owners are very friendly, and kindly left us some nice food essentials such as bread, milk, eggs and juice. The garden is wonderful, especially on a warm sunny day. We loved the hot tub- a perfect way to relax after a day of walking and exploringRead more. I would definitely recommend Forrest retreat to friends and family. A lovely stay- thank you Hide

Reviewed by Luisa 6th May 2022

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Lovely place well thought out, liz and John very friendly, but not intrusive, great place to take the dog , loads of places to take the dog for walks very dog friendly. Would definitely go back

Reviewed by Pamela 29th April 2022

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This is a really lovely cottage in a setting close to coast and forest. Everything I needed was provided with a really charming owner showing me around on arrival, a very generous welcome package and a very good selection on the television if you want it. It was just what I needed.

Reviewed by John 22nd April 2022

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This is a beautiful Scandinavian style lodge. The owners have put a great deal of thought into this property. The hot tub was a bonus and we would certainly book this property again. Very dog and small child friendly with a secure fenced garden.

Reviewed by Ian 8th April 2022

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The cottage was perfect. It was also set in its own private area complete with swing seat , garden seating, barbecue and hot tub!

Reviewed by Joanna 1st April 2022

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This property was amazing. Its was everything we wanted and the hot tub was a bonus. The hosts were super friendly and helpful. It was located with the beach 15 mins one way and walks in the forest 10 mins the other way so location was great. You can't walk from the property due to the roads and no pathways but that didn't bother us. 2 lovely pubs Read morea few minutes down the road. Overall really great stay, perfect for dogs too. Hide

Reviewed by Lee 20th March 2022

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Great accommodation and the perfect base to visit the wonderful area. The hot tub was a very welcome addition to rest our weary legs after a long day exploring! And the fully enclosed garden meant we could let pooch roam around without worrying! Will definitely be back and wouldnt hesitate to recommend to anyone else. Thanks for everything x

Reviewed by Brendan 4th March 2022

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Reviewed by Lisa 25th February 2022

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Beautiful accommodation, would book again. Hot tub a bonus , after the lovely scenic walks.

Reviewed by Steve 11th February 2022

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The owners went above and beyond to make our trip special, the cottage was everything we wanted and more. I would highly recommend to anyone.

Reviewed by Ben 4th February 2022

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Great little spot in the heart of the New Forest. Cottage was clean and tidy, well equipped kitchen, comfy bed, sofa and eating areas. Garden was 100% secure for our dog and the hot tub was brilliant. You can't really walk anywhere from the cottage but this wasn't an issue for us. Great walking all around but can recommend Wilverley inclosure, BlacRead morekwater and Highcliffe. Can recommend fish and chips from Deep Blue in Lymington, Pig Beer just down the road and Daisy's garden cafe at Setley Ridge. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 30th January 2022

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Very clean and cosy. Would stay here again in the future.

Reviewed by Michelle 14th January 2022

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Amazing hosts. Excellent furnished accommodation, everything you could needeven goodies on the day you arrive to get your holiday started. Tranquil setting with easy access to places you would want to visit whilst in the areaSea/Forest and much more. The secure doggy proof garden enabled our boys to relax in the garden whilst we could make the mostRead more out of the the best hot tub ever. Hide

Reviewed by Geraldine 22nd December 2021

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My husband & I spent Christmas here & it was perfect for the peace & quiet we were looking for. Liz & John are kind people & made us welcome. The local pub had good food & even though the weather was inclement we enjoyed the walks. Its a great location & definitely felt home from home. Very clean, tastefully decorated & well equipped. Thank you forRead more making what could have been a difficult Christmas an enjoyable escape! Highly recommend Forest Escape. Hide

Reviewed by Jade 15th December 2021

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We loved our stay at Forest Escape and would definitely choose it again! We were there for a week with our 7 month old pup. We had everything we needed and the secure garden have us peace of mind with the dog. We had a fantastic friendly welcome from Liz. The location was ideal for us, we could drive to the various local towns/villages (lymington/BRead morerockenhurst/lyndhurst) in 5-15 minutes. We cant wait to go back :) Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 13th November 2021

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Very happy with our stay here. Our hosts were welcoming, helpful and unobtrusive. The cabin was well appointed and clean, and we felt very comfortable for our whole stay.

Reviewed by Dawn 22nd October 2021

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Great location and beautiful lodge exactly as described

Reviewed by Karen 8th October 2021

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The cottage was absolutely amazing , so comfortable it was like home from home , a beautiful garden with a hot tub which was amazing , it was so safe for our 8 month old puppy . It was decorated to a very high standard , we thoroughly enjoyed our stay

Reviewed by C 1st October 2021

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Excellent alround a super holiday cottage

Reviewed by David 10th September 2021

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Holiday home was lovely, everything we needed and the hosts were very welcoming. Nearest pub served a really good meal and welcomed our small dog. A very relaxing week.

Reviewed by Lucky 27th August 2021

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Great hosts very friendly And leave you alone ... My partner and I had a peaceful and calm time there. Spa pool was great Private and quiet Beautiful spot Easy to get anywhere if u have a car... I felt it was in the perfect area to get to the others town and so close to the beaches as well A lot of nice pubs to eat ., All where good quality of foodRead more ...bistro standard... We go back there again Liz and John made us feel welcome... Hide

Reviewed by Norman 23rd August 2021

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Reviewed by Debbie 23rd July 2021

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Very comfortable and relaxing property. Made very welcome by John and Liz. Will certainly visit again.

Reviewed by Gary 16th July 2021

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Fabulous week in the New Forest where Liz and John were wonderful hosts. Everything you could imagine you would need has been catered for at the "Forest Retreat". Wi-Fi was fantastic, supper fast for those that may need it. Days out in the New Forest are wonderful, restaurants in Lymington are varied, we did not have a bad meal. A trip in the open Read moretop bus is worth a day out as well as a visit to the Isle of Wight. Thank you for a fab stay, Gary, Sharon and Gracie the Cockapoo. Hide

Reviewed by Carolyn 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Sean 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Simon 28th May 2021

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The accommodation is perfect and the hosts are the best weve met!

Reviewed by Deborah 21st May 2021

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Amazing time, wonderful hospitality & accommodation made our holiday fabulous

Reviewed by Yvonne 7th May 2021

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Our hosts were a lovely couple and nothing was too much trouble

Reviewed by Steven 30th April 2021

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Excellent location for visiting surrounding area with plenty to see and do. Liz and John extremely welcoming and nice touch of local produce in fridge on arrival. Nothing was to much trouble for them. Nice hot tub to relax in after long walks during the day.

Reviewed by Lynne 18th April 2021

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We had a lovely few days at Forest Escape. The owners were very friendly & helpful and the property was exactly as advertised. It was a perfect place to stay for a few days in the New Forest. We had lovely weather so made use of the outdoor Read morespace as well. The hot tub was an added bonus. Excellent location - easy to get to all areas of the New Forest as well as the coast. Will definitely be booking another stay!

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Reviewed by Claire 15th April 2021

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Fantastic place to stay with wonderful hosts! Such beautiful accommodation- great Holliday!!

Reviewed by Sue 2nd November 2020

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Forest Escape Lymington. Liz and John were very good hosts for this wonderful cottage. Very well situated, very private, very well equipped, we had a very relaxing stay. I would recommend this cottage to any one wanting a relaxing time.

Reviewed by Debbie 23rd October 2020

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Reviewed by Paul 9th October 2020

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Very stylish property in a private setting, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. A lot of care was taken to comply with the existing Covid 19 requirements, so no worries there! There is a fully fenced off garden area of excellent standard, with trees for shade in the summer months, two areas laid to grass and some lovely decking on two sides Read moreof the property, to include a swing seat, casual seating furniture, BBQ and even a hose reel (i.e. doggie wash etc.) Hide

Reviewed by Elisabeth 25th September 2020

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Lovely place to stay, very comfortable with an enclosed garden, a home from home. Patio doors which are lovely to have open on a hot day. Very clean, extra precautions taken due to Covid, which puts your mind at rest. Near to the coast and the forest. Lots of lovely places to eat.

Reviewed by Laura 18th September 2020

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Everything is spot on couldn't wish for more. We would rate this property 5 star and more. The owners thought of Everything. This makes a great base to explore the New Forest, Dorset and the Isle Of Wight. Can't wait to go back.

Reviewed by Andrew 21st August 2020

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Well placed for the coast and the New Forest. Well appointed with a top quality finish. Welcoming and helpful hosts. Very dog friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would certainly consider returning to the same property if we go that way again.

Reviewed by Ann-Louise 7th August 2020

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A table and chairs so you can sit and eat properly would have been nice as bar stools or sofa were the only option . Also Netflix as regular tv is extremely flat !

Reviewed by David 10th July 2020

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 4th July 2020

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We had a lovely stay in this property. We were the first people to stay in the property after the Covid 19 restrictions were lifted. Everything was cleaned thoroughly and the owner had taken all precautions to make us feel comfortable. The house was a perfect getaway, close to many places of interest including Brockenhurst and Lymington. There are Read moremany pubs and places to eat close by. The houses is very well equipped... perfect for a few days away! Hide

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