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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.

This fabulous rural bolthole, tucked away on the southern fringe of the New Forest National Park, is the perfect base for those who enjoy fabulous countryside walks and cycle rides, with many popular routes within easy reach. The bustling coastal town of Lymington is just 2 miles away, where you can wander around the cobbled streets and browse the popular open-air market. If you fancy a day at the seaside, head to Mudeford Sandbank Beach (14 miles). This sheltered, sandy beach has wonderful views and is also dog friendly.

The detached, single-storey annexe is located adjacent to the owner’s home, yet privacy and seclusion is assured. The property embraces open-plan living and inside you’ll find a stylish lounge/kitchenette/diner, decorated in a contemporary style. The area is incredibly bright and airy, thanks to two bi-fold doors which lead out to the enclosed decked area which envelops the property. On a summer’s day, with both doors open, the space is truly wonderful and will make you feel connected to nature. In the evening, fire up the BBQ and dine alfresco, followed by a relaxing dip in the lovely hot tub.

The beautiful town of Lymington is well worth a visit. Admire the stunning Georgian and Victorian architecture before eating in one of the quaint tea rooms. Saturday is the best day to visit if you like a spot of retail therapy, as there’s a fantastic open-air market with over 300 stalls, selling fabulous local produce and stunning arts and crafts. Keen walkers will enjoy the 5-mile route from here to Keyhaven, which passes through a nature reserve and offers wonderful opportunities for birdwatching. From Lymington you can also catch the ferry to the Isle of Wight.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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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 Robert 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

Reviewed by Martin 12th March 2020

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a secluded location , everything you need on site and not far from pubs and shops less than 30 minutes to the beach

Reviewed by Rob 2nd March 2020

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Exceptionally clean and well equipped. Warm welcome by owners who provided supplies (bread,butter,milk, tea etc.) just in case we arrived late and needed refreshment. Beautifully decorated, modern and homely with very comfortable seating and bed. Screened off self contained private garden. Could not be bettered, fully recommend for either a short bRead morereak or longer stay. Brilliant! Hide

Reviewed by Domine 18th February 2020

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This is a beautiful retreat. Absolutely lovely host, really well kitted out and super dog friendly. One of the best places i have ever stayed!!

Reviewed by Diane 12th February 2020

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This is a lovely private place to stay with everything you could need. Hosts were very welcoming. The only slight downside, but there is nothing the owners can do about this, is that you cannot walk your dog from the house!

Reviewed by Julia 3rd February 2020

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We had a lovely time at Forest Escape, the location is great and the Lodge is so well equipped - we would definitely visit again!

Reviewed by Barry 3rd January 2020

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Beautiful lodge owners made us very welcome and nothing to much trouble

Reviewed by Cat 27th December 2019

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Great location and whilst on property of the owners still feels private. The place was to a high standard and the little touches provided were surprising and appreciated. The only point of note is you arent able to go for a walk from the property due to a main road and no footpath.

Reviewed by Christine 4th November 2019

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A warm welcome form the owners, Liz & John. Well equipped property and basic groceries provided for breakfast. Interior decoration thoughtfully done, well coordinated and very comfortable. Lovely private, enclosed garden area. Ideally situated close to Lymingotn, the beach and forest areas. A real 'home from home'.

Reviewed by Kathleen 7th October 2019

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We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday Liz and John were so lovely when we arrived we had to go a day later as our dog was not well . The lodge was very comfortable the bed sofa everything you could wish for my husband took our dog into the New Forest for walks every day we was there although the weather was not very nice. The welcome pack was wonderfulRead more I would fully recommend the property and go there again. Hide

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

If you’re after a holiday destination which has natural wonders and British tradition in abundance, look no further than the New Forest – a region where beautiful heathland, forest trails and stunning coastline surround quaint villages and market towns.

The National Park is found on England’s south coast, covering the south west of Hampshire but extending into Wiltshire and Dorset. It’s known for its picturesque footpaths and cycle trails, from which you can witness the spectacular sights of deer, ponies and cattle roaming free throughout the ancient woodland.

The villages of Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Buckler’s Hard have plenty of traditional, cosy pubs in which you can enjoy some locally-brewed cider or beer. Or, if you wanted something a little livelier, Hythe, Lymington and New Milton run fantastic weekly markets, while the lively city of Southampton is a drive away.

If you prefer coast over country, a visit to the shoreline is a must. Highlights include the Barton-on-Sea cliffs, Lymington Quay, and the Beaulieu River, where adventurous activities including canoeing await. There are plenty of other great things to do, too, with the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Breamore House and Museum near Fordingbridge, and Exbury Gardens all found around the region.

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