View towards the detached character cottage
Aerial view of the cottage, pool and grounds
A warm welcome awaits
Beautiful inglenook fireplace
Cosy up in the sumptuous lounge
A stylish mix of old and new
Character is in abundance here
Fully equipped kitchen
Plenty of space to cook a family feast
cosy snug area
Attention to detail
Bright and airy dining room
Spacious entrance hall
Beautiful king-size bedroom decorated in calming colours
Contemporary en-suite bathroom with his and hers sinks
Ground floor double bedroom
Take time out to sit in the double bedroom
Spacious double bedroom
Relax with a good book
Jack and Jill style bathroom
Double bedroom with en-suite
En-suite bathroom
Double bedroom set in the eaves
En-suite bathroom
Get active in the gym
Spend lazy afternoons enjoying the hot tub, pool and summerhouse
Relax in the hot tub
The perfect spot for spending quality time together
Well-equipped summerhouse
Take a dip in the pool or simply relax beside it
Enjoy a game of table tennis
1 / 31  View towards the detached character cottage
2 / 31  Aerial view of the cottage, pool and grounds
3 / 31  A warm welcome awaits
4 / 31  Beautiful inglenook fireplace
5 / 31  Cosy up in the sumptuous lounge
6 / 31  A stylish mix of old and new
7 / 31  Character is in abundance here
8 / 31  Fully equipped kitchen
9 / 31  Plenty of space to cook a family feast
10 / 31  cosy snug area
11 / 31  Attention to detail
12 / 31  Bright and airy dining room
13 / 31  Spacious entrance hall
14 / 31  Beautiful king-size bedroom decorated in calming colours
15 / 31  Contemporary en-suite bathroom with his and hers sinks
16 / 31  Ground floor double bedroom
17 / 31  Take time out to sit in the double bedroom
18 / 31  Spacious double bedroom
19 / 31  Relax with a good book
20 / 31  Jack and Jill style bathroom
21 / 31  Double bedroom with en-suite
22 / 31  En-suite bathroom
23 / 31  Double bedroom set in the eaves
24 / 31  En-suite bathroom
25 / 31  Get active in the gym
26 / 31  Spend lazy afternoons enjoying the hot tub, pool and summerhouse
27 / 31  Relax in the hot tub
28 / 31  The perfect spot for spending quality time together
29 / 31  Well-equipped summerhouse
30 / 31  Take a dip in the pool or simply relax beside it
31 / 31  Enjoy a game of table tennis

Gilpin House

Lymington (2mls NW), New Forest
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 5
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Swimming pool
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Relax and unwind in this charming thatched cottage with outdoor pool and hot tub
  • Spend a day in the nearby waterside town of Lymington with its pretty harbour and cobbled streets
  • Experience the rugged and fragile landscape of the New Forest National Park
  • Space for all the family to stretch out, with spacious accommodation and distinctive character features
  • Explore this picturesque area on one of the many walking and cycling routes nearby
  • Take the ferry for a day trip to the Isle of Wight or try your hand at sailing
Property code: 56765

Combining character features with contemporary style, this spacious property has an outdoor pool, hot tub and an enviable location close to the bustling waterside town of Lymington

This gorgeous thatched cottage is 2 miles from Lymington centre. Seamlessly blending rustic features with contemporary comforts, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and wooden cladding sit alongside plush furnishings and tasteful decorations. Sleeping ten people and your dog, gather the troops for days spent playing in the pool, lounging by the fire and exploring the beautiful New Forest.

Home to large, airy rooms, space and style are the order of the day. Nailing the tricky combination of being both authentically charming and luxurious, comfort is key throughout. For the best start to the day, take a step down into the spacious kitchen where neutral tones are splashed with colour to create a soothing, welcoming space. Sip on a steaming cup of coffee and use the well-equipped space to cook for the group. Later, after dinner in the dining room (accessed via steps up), the grown-ups can gather in the beautiful lounge and chat away over a drink, while the kids can scarper off to the separate snug with TV and enjoy space of their own. When everyone is ready for bed, five decadent bedrooms across three floors await. Outside, all members of your party are sure to fall for the wrap-around lawn, swimming pool, summer house and, of course, hot tub. Play fetch with the dog as the youngsters bounce on the trampoline, before going head-to-head with a game of outdoor table tennis. Refuel with sizzling food from the BBQ and relax under blue skies.

Whether you are looking for urban forays or plenty of wild and wonderful walks, there is ample for everyone. Home to lots of galleries, boutiques and restaurants, pop into Lymington for a splash of culture. Starting less than 4.5 miles away, Wilverley Inclosure is a popular New Forest walk or head just over 6 miles to Hurst Castle for a bit of history.

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

  • 5 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 4 doubles
  • 1 bathroom, 1 en-suite bathroom, 2 en-suite shower rooms, 1 en-suite wet room and 1 separate WC
  • Outdoor swimming pool (unheated - available April-October) and hot tub
  • Outdoor table tennis and trampoline available
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Towels included (not pool towels)
  • Off-road parking for 3 vehicles
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Gas BBQ available
  • Beach 4.5 miles, pub and shop within walking distance
  • Smart TV in Lounge and snug

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Emma 10th October 2019

Lovely, comfortable cottage in great location. Owners welcoming and quick to respond to enquires/questions. Would stay again.

Reviewed by Claire 23rd August 2019

Beautifully decorated, extremely clean, spacious bedrooms all with their own bathrooms. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Would happily go back there.

Reviewed by Janet 16th August 2019

Lovely house with excellent facilities. Our three generations group of 10 thoroughly enjoyed our stay. But why double beds in every bedroom ?? We had to arrange two camp beds for the older children.

Reviewed by Philip 9th August 2019

Beautiful cottage in well kept grounds with private pool and hot tub at the back. This was a perfect location just outside lymington very close to the local beaches and with many fine pubs and restaurants nearby. The 5 en suite double bedrooms were more than we needed and the space was fantastic.

Reviewed by Chris 3rd May 2019

Fantastic house, location, facilities. My family (10 people from a 6 mth old to Grandparents) spent the Early May Bank Holiday weekend here and spent the entire time in relaxing and enjoying the facilities as this place has it all (even a 24hr Co-op over the road). Highly recommended, we will definitely book it again.

Reviewed by Mike 1st March 2019

What a great long weekend with the family. Arrived to find a couple of bottles of wine and every nice welcome. Everything you could ask and more. Everything was clean and tidy even thou the building is over 400 years old everything worked and was tastefully decorated. There was lots of room for everyone staying (9) and another 6 visiting for the daRead morey. What a lovely place. The hot tub was a great treat to a wet weekend. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 13th November 2018

Most beautiful chocolate box cottage very tastefully furnished, really recommend it for a relaxing break close to all amenities.

Reviewed by Mark 1st September 2018

Great location, great house and great on-site service from very nice and accommodating owners. Really couldn't find any faults with the accomodation whatsoever and would definitely book again.

Reviewed by Gary 10th August 2018

Had an amazing week at this cottage.. what a beautiful house inside and out.. everything we needed and more.. would highly recommend!!

Reviewed by Victoria 3rd August 2018

The cottage facilitated for everything from evening meals with the children in bed and family bar-be-ques. The children were entertained with the swimming pool, table tennis and trampoline. The parents and grandparents were able to relax and we all enjoyed quality time which is so precious with each other. Family memories were made to keep forever.Read more Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 27th July 2018

This holiday cottage is superb - we all had a wonderful time! In reality it is even better than in the photographs and there was so much space for 10 people we never felt that there were 10 of us in the house. Pool and hot tub were fantastic, we all enjoyed it especially the 7 children - we were heartbroken to have to leave at the end of the week. Read moreWill definitely book again. Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne 20th July 2018

Perfect holiday home for our family of 8 ranging from 15-81yr old. Plenty of room to have your own space and so cosy for the family to be close. The teenagers loved the pool and hot tub whilst Gran loved the quietness in the spacious lounge and kitchen or even on the terrace. Andy was on hand for any questions and the pool/hot tub was kept clean thRead moreroughout our stay. Our dog loved the woods nearby also. Would we go back? We cant wait! Hide

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View towards the detached character cottage
Aerial view of the cottage, pool and grounds
A warm welcome awaits
Beautiful inglenook fireplace
Cosy up in the sumptuous lounge
A stylish mix of old and new
Character is in abundance here
Fully equipped kitchen
Plenty of space to cook a family feast
cosy snug area
Attention to detail
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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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