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View towards the cottage
A warm welcome awaits
Bright and breezy decor throughout
You could even enjoy breakfast in bed in this cosy property
View from the patio
Cook up a feast for two
Well presented property
Everything within easy reach
Relax with a good book after a day exploring
Breakfast for two
Plenty of fresh air when throwing open the doors
Enjoy a meal or drink on the patio
You'll find everything you need in this well stocked kitchen
Little decorative items
Modern shower room
Some toiletries available for your use during your stay
A lovely welcome pack awaits you on arrival
Take note of these cheeky beach rules
Plenty of space on the patio
View towards the cottage as the sun sets
Enjoy some star gazing
Beautiful views of the pretty garden from the patio
Sit and take in the pretty garden, homemade jam is available from the owner on request
From beaches to forest there are so many things to explore
Enjoy a romantic stroll taking in the sunset nearby
Local walks
Nearby Lymington harbour
Take a ferry over the Solent to the Isle Of Wight from nearby Lymington
Local walks
Why not go animal spotting in the New Forest
1 / 30  View towards the cottage
2 / 30  A warm welcome awaits
3 / 30  Bright and breezy decor throughout
4 / 30  You could even enjoy breakfast in bed in this cosy property
5 / 30  View from the patio
6 / 30  Cook up a feast for two
7 / 30  Well presented property
8 / 30  Everything within easy reach
9 / 30  Relax with a good book after a day exploring
10 / 30  Breakfast for two
11 / 30  Plenty of fresh air when throwing open the doors
12 / 30  Enjoy a meal or drink on the patio
13 / 30  You'll find everything you need in this well stocked kitchen
14 / 30  Little decorative items
15 / 30  Modern shower room
16 / 30  Some toiletries available for your use during your stay
17 / 30  A lovely welcome pack awaits you on arrival
18 / 30  Take note of these cheeky beach rules
19 / 30  Plenty of space on the patio
20 / 30  View towards the cottage as the sun sets
21 / 30  Enjoy some star gazing
22 / 30  Beautiful views of the pretty garden from the patio
23 / 30  Sit and take in the pretty garden, homemade jam is available from the owner on request
24 / 30  From beaches to forest there are so many things to explore
25 / 30  Enjoy a romantic stroll taking in the sunset nearby
26 / 30  Local walks
27 / 30  Nearby Lymington harbour
28 / 30  Take a ferry over the Solent to the Isle Of Wight from nearby Lymington
29 / 30  Local walks
30 / 30  Why not go animal spotting in the New Forest

Petite La Mer

New Forest, Hampshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Situated in the coastal hamlet of Downton
  • A cosy early summer evening can be enjoyed from the patio watching the sun set
  • Located on the edge of the New Forest, nestled between Milford on Sea and Barton on Sea
  • A wonderful setting for a romantic getaway
Property code: 76388

A quirky beach house, styled with all thing’s seaside, this truly is the ideal place for your holiday, whether it’s a romantic break away or something a little more action packed, all interests are catered for with this location.

Enjoy the thrill of being beside the seaside, based in a quiet coastal hamlet a short distance from Milford-on-Sea 2 miles away. This quirky beach house has been lovingly styled to create an enchanting retreat for couples, and no detail has been spared to make your stay as relaxing as possible. The owners have even provided a welcome pack of goodies for an extra special touch.

The entire cottage has been beautifully decorated and furnished, featuring a charming maritime theme that's in keeping with your surroundings. To one end of the property is the boutique-style kitchen and dining area, where you can linger over fresh artisan bakes and delicious coffee. A contemporary shower room can be found just off from the kitchen too, tucked away for privacy. The sumptuous double bed has pride of place in the centre of this open-plan abode, perfect for cosy evenings curled up watching films. Settle down to watch the sunset by the French doors, or step outside to enjoy an al fresco supper by candlelight in the shared garden. There's allocated parking for one car, and a pub and shop within 1 mile.

The spectacular coastline is within easy reach, offering exhilarating cliff-top walks, pretty shops and a fantastic beach lined by colourful beach huts. If you are feeling energetic, you can stroll along the beach to Hurst Castle 2.5 miles away and discover its fascinating history dating back to the reign of King Henry VIII. Slightly further afield, the picturesque cobbled harbour of Lymington 4.5 miles away has a plethora of independent shops, art galleries and eateries.

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

  • Sleeping area – 1 double
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric combi microwave oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment and washing machine
  • Electric and heating included
  • Allocated parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • TV/DVD player in lounge

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Angela 23rd October 2020

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We found the cabin very warm and cosy with absolutely everything we needed. Julie and Gary were lovely hosts and made us welcome. The Royal Oak pub just up the road was excellent for meals out. Would definitely consider going there again.

Reviewed by Michael 20th October 2020

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Lovely accommodation in a great location for site seeing.

Reviewed by Dave 9th October 2020

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Petite La Mer, although catering for a couple, was the perfect peaceful holiday property for a single person too. It is of a high standard both inside and out and with parking. Plus, a great local pub and easy reach of the sea and New Forest. Julie and Garry were excellent hosts too, I shall return. Dave Kirby, Lee on the Solent

Reviewed by Adrian 27th September 2020

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Lovely retreat getaway ideally positioned for beach. New forest and surrounding areas.

Reviewed by Christopher 11th September 2020

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This is a well maintained, clean, smart intimate property in beautiful grounds. The owner is charming, hospitable and nothing is clearly too much trouble. Everything is included for your stay, including a well stocked "Welcome Tray" The local area is stunning with two lovely beaches within a short distance. The Royal Oak is a top quality privately Read moreowned Pub/Restaurant with an all day food menu, located a two minute walk up the lane. Definitely a return visit for us, hopefully, next year. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 4th September 2020

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Lovely accommodation, spotlessly clean, and everything we needed. Location ideal, walking distance to coast and within easy driving of New Forest and lots of interesting places. We had lovely weather, walked miles, enjoyed sitting on patio area, and even forgot Coronavirus at times! Great first holiday after lockdown and will return.

Reviewed by Peter 14th August 2020

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Julie and Garry Vidler were very welcoming and had clearly put great thought and expenditure into the nautically themed accommodation.

Reviewed by Francis 7th August 2020

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The Beach House is compact, yet has everything you need within it. The owners have compiled the most comprehensive set of equipment instructions we have ever seen!!! The accommodation is set in the lovely grounds of the owners house with its own patio suitable for escapologist dogs. The location is ideal - 20 minutes walk to the cliffs and beach, aRead morend the A337 is close by for easy access to the rest of the beautiful area. The Royal Oak pub is 2 minutes away and serves excellent home cooked food. Hide

Reviewed by NICHOLAS 3rd August 2020

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A comfortable and cosy little base with everything you could need. Great location for exploring the coast and the New Forest.

Reviewed by Julie 10th July 2020

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The beach house was in a lovely location with lots to do around the area. The hosts were lovely & very helpful suggesting places to visit etc. The beach house was very comfortable, very well equipped with all we needed for a lovely holiday. We would definitely recommend & we will return there in the future.

Reviewed by Sue 4th July 2020

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The owner Julie who lives in the attached house was very helpful. The cottage was snug and very clean and comfortable and within walking distance to beach and nearby pub with great food. There was lots to see in surrounding nearby places of interest and the beaches were lovely to walk along with great views over to the Isle of Wight.

Reviewed by Amanda 9th March 2020

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The accommodation was very comfortable, clean, extremely cosy and excellently located. Received a warm welcome from the owners and also plenty of and very helpful information about local attractions. Would also highly recommend the Royal Oak pub just down the road again for a warm welcome and an excellent menu.

Reviewed by Pauline 7th February 2020

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Welcoming and cosy studio/cabin style space with all that you need and very comfortable bed. Lovely pub with great menu a short walk away and the location is great for walks to the beach. Julie is a very welcoming host. We were there during storm Ciara and were very cosy.

Reviewed by Paul 4th November 2019

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Ideal location for exploring area. Cottage compact - well suited to those who prefer to eat out. Quiet.

Reviewed by Louise 27th October 2019

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Reviewed by Helen 18th October 2019

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It's just very lovely place to stay

Reviewed by Peter 22nd September 2019

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Very comfortable and well appointed. Ideal location for exploring New Forest and the coast.

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View towards the cottage
A warm welcome awaits
Bright and breezy decor throughout
You could even enjoy breakfast in bed in this cosy property
View from the patio
Cook up a feast for two
Well presented property
Everything within easy reach
Relax with a good book after a day exploring
Breakfast for two
Plenty of fresh air when throwing open the doors
Show 18 moreEnjoy a meal or drink on the patio

Location

Map
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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