View towards the cottage and lovely garden
Patio area and garden beyond
Stylish kitchen/diner
Enjoy a meal in the well equipped kitchen/diner
Cosy living room with wood burner
Property detail
Master bedroom
Stunning open plan en-suite bathroom with slipper bath
Twin bedroom
View towards the garden and cottage
garden with summer house
View towards the end terrace property
The pretty terrace in Milford on Sea
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3 / 13  Stylish kitchen/diner
4 / 13  Enjoy a meal in the well equipped kitchen/diner
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10 / 13  View towards the garden and cottage
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12 / 13  View towards the end terrace property
13 / 13  The pretty terrace in Milford on Sea

Joyful Cottage

Lymington (3mls SW), New Forest
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Relax and unwind in this beautiful character cottage with slipper bath
  • There is plenty to explore in this popular area, known for its sailing and water sports
  • Near the pretty town of Lymington with its cobbled streets and boutique shops
  • Warm up by the cosy wood burner after a bracing walk
  • Enjoy a stroll to the beach, which is within walking distance
  • Easy access to endless walking and cycling routes in the stunning New Forest National Park
Property code: 49890

A charming cottage with a wood burner and garden, centrally located in this pretty coastal village. Located a stones’ throw from the beach and amenities, it’s the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday.

Set in the heart of the coastal village of Milford-on-Sea, this former fisherman’s cottage is perfect for exploring the South Coast as well as the nearby New Forest. Found on a pretty terrace in the middle of the village, you’re just a short walk from a choice of pubs, shops and restaurants, as well as the pebble beach, which enjoys views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Lymington, a popular harbour town, is located just three miles away, and is a haven for watersports, with its lively marina. The New Forest National Park also lies close by, where miles of great walking and cycling trails can be found.

Follow the path leading around the side of the property, where you’ll find the main door, which opens into the cosy snug, with access to the lounge on the left and access to the kitchen/diner on the right. The lounge is the perfect place to enjoy a great night in, as you curl up next to the wood burner and watch a film on the TV/DVD. Meanwhile, the kitchen/diner has seating for four, enjoying views out to the garden through the large window and door, as well as all the equipment you need to fully enjoy your stay here: a range-style electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. In the adjacent utility area, you can find the washing machine and tumble dryer, leading through to a wet room with a shower and WC. Heading upstairs from the snug via steep cottage-style stairs, with restricted head height in places, you’ll find the two bedrooms: a twin and a double. The double bedroom benefits from an open-plan en-suite, with a freestanding slipper bath and WC.

Venturing outside from the kitchen/diner, you’ll find the pretty private garden, comprising of a small patio with steps leading up to a lawn area. With garden furniture and a summerhouse, it’s the perfect place to unwind with a drink or enjoy a meal outdoors. An allocated off-road parking space for one car is available opposite the property.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 wet room 
  • Range style electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included (not beach towels)
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach, pub and shop within walking distance
  • TV and DVD

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Charlotte 25th October 2019

We had a lovely stay at Joyful cottage with our 2 cocker spaniels Bella & Sherlock - they enjoyed playing in the garden and long walks by the beach every day. The cottage was spotlessly clean, well equipped and in a perfect location to explore both Milford on sea and the surrounding area. Will definitely return!

Reviewed by Robert 18th October 2019

Lovely clean homely cottage. Had a really restful week. Like a home from home. Will definitely be going back.

Reviewed by Sue 11th October 2019

Milford on sea -an amazing village lots of Restaurants and all amenities (mostly dog friendly)great location loads of good walks which makes cottage ideal for guests with dogs. Well equipped and parking space a bonus. Please note the residents of the house next to parking space have a large dog which can and does leap the gate makes it a bit difficRead moreult getting your own dogs out if youre not aware. Pub across from cottage was closed and for sale so apart from a little traffic relatively quiet.. Hide

Reviewed by MARSHA 9th August 2019

comfy cottage in a nice village . easy walking distance to shops and beach. Also nice location and not far from New Forest , Bournemouth and Lymington . nice secure garden to enjoy on a nice night.

Reviewed by Lisa 26th July 2019

Joyful Cottage is located in a quiet seaside village, perfect for unwinding from busy lives. The village is quiet but has all youll need: little supermarkets, variety of restaurants and pubs, chemist and little shops. We didnt take our dogs in the end but the cottage was well equipped for dogs. A lovely comfortable and cosy cottage.

Reviewed by Amanda 19th July 2019

Excellent place for walking and exploring. Very dog friendly. Food and shops very welcome and lovely

Reviewed by Elfrida 7th June 2019

Milford on Sea is a really pleasant village, and every facility you could possibly need is on the doorstep when staying in Joyful Cottage. We spent two very pleasant weeks ,despite inclement weather, as the area is beautiful. The cottage is fully equipped and really comfortable, and the garden was perfect for our dog, safe and brilliant for ball plRead moreay Hide

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View towards the cottage and lovely garden
Patio area and garden beyond
Stylish kitchen/diner
Enjoy a meal in the well equipped kitchen/diner
Cosy living room with wood burner
Property detail
Master bedroom
Stunning open plan en-suite bathroom with slipper bath
Twin bedroom
View towards the garden and cottage
garden with summer house
Show 1 moreView towards the end terrace property


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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