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Sailor's Retreat

Lymington, New Forest
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
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

  • Fantastic location for marina and cobbled lanes of Lymington Quay
  • Explore this picturesque area on the many walking and cycle routes
  • Easy driving distance to local beaches, attractions and New Forest
  • Close to South West Coast Path, nature reserves and sea wall
Property code: 29302

A trendy mews house in a Georgian market town, with Wi-Fi, woodburner, enclosed garden, patio and summer house. A variety of shops, pubs and restaurants all within walking distance.

Set in the historic town of Lymington, this property is in the perfect location to explore the New Forest. With room for six people and two dogs, it is the ideal setting for a family get-together or a group holiday. Enjoy some of the scenic walking routes around or wander down to the harbour to check out the luxury yachts. At the end of the day, return home to this unique cottage and enjoy a glass of wine out on the patio and admire the gorgeous garden.

The property has been decorated with a mix of contemporary and traditional themes creating a cosy cottage feel. The kitchen is large and has plenty of cupboards and worktop space to prepare that tasty evening meal or loving breakfast to be enjoyed at the dining room table, or the outside seating through the patio doors. In the lounge you will find a woodburner and a choice of sofas, providing the perfect setting for getting cosy in during those chilly evenings. Upstairs there are three bedrooms – two doubles and one twin room – which have each been thoughtfully decorated, each in a unique way.

Lymington itself has a range of shops, restaurants and pubs to choose from, plus a popular market every Saturday which is a must visit, so you'll be spoilt for choice for things to do. For the kids amongst you, 15 miles away you'll find Paulton's Theme Park which is the home to Peppa Pig World, and 18.5 miles away is Moors Valley Country Park and Forest which has high ropes, cycle routes, and plenty more to do.

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

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles (1 with en-suite) and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite shower room with WC and 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Downstairs cloakroom with WC, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burning stove in lounge
  • Rangemaster cooker, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave & coffee machine
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Apple TV in lounge
  • Enclosed garden
  • Dogs welcome
  • Off road parking for 2 small cars or 1 large car
  • Good Selection of quality pubs and restaurants to choose from nearby

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Anne 12th December 2020

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Reviewed by Kathryn 31st October 2020

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Sailors Retreat is wonderful! The property is lovely, location ideal and perfect for our two little pooches as well! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, we didnt want to leave! We will definitely be back for another stay in the future.

Reviewed by Sandra 17th October 2020

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The property is lovely and much bigger than you think from the street. It was very warm and comfortable and the wifi was great. The kitchen was well stocked and the garden is very pretty and dog proof too so perfect for our escape artist retriever! Location was perfect - we walked to the Ship Inn and to the Haven for dinner. So many fabulous walks Read morein the New Forest just a short drive away. We will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 10th October 2020

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This cottage was very high spec. It didnt feel like a holiday let at all. Great location too.

Reviewed by Steven 26th September 2020

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This was a beautiful cottage in a fabulous location. Would not hesitate to recommend for a stay In this area.

Reviewed by Paul 19th September 2020

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Prefect cottage in a prefect location. Parking space was a huge bonus

Reviewed by Jan 12th September 2020

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This is an amazing house in a fabulous location with all the gadgets you can imagine. It even has a hot tap which we love!!! The garden is particularly lovely and is fenced in and very dog proof which was great for our 5 month puppy as we didn't need to worry about her escaping and she played in the garden for hours! The shower is also fab (this isRead more usually the let down in holiday lets). No need to pack toilet paper, washing up liquid, soap etc, as it is all supplied which is also very useful Hide

Reviewed by Paul 5th September 2020

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We have been going to sailors retreat for 5 years and have had plenty of holiday cottages around the uk and Europe we have rented.Sailors retreat is the best one we have had. next year is already booked. Thank you for yet another great holiday in Lymington and staying at Sailors retreat.

Reviewed by Laura 8th August 2020

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Perfect cottage for family and dog with lovely location right by the quay. Our dog didn't want to leave at the end of our stay! Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Tim 1st August 2020

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Reviewed by Andrew 25th July 2020

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This is a decent sized cottage in a great location in Lymington, about 5 minutes from the pubs and restaurants and the marinas. Cottage is nicely decorated and a good size, although there is the odd bit of tired furniture etc. Lovely tiered garden at the back. You get a bit of road noise at the front as cars manoeuvre along the narrow lane, but notRead more a big issue. Theres lots of pedestrians too so the kitchen is great for people-watching! Property is well-equipped. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 18th July 2020

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Reviewed by Richard 11th July 2020

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This is a really lovely property that is both well located and very well equipped. The garden is absolutely beautiful and the property combines the fact that it is central, being a short walk from the restaurants, pubs and shops, whilst also tranquil for those who want to get away to recharge their batteries. This is a very special property and I cRead moreannot recommend it too highly. First class. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 5th July 2020

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Fantastic cosy cottage in a fabulous location in Lymington. Kitchen really well equipped and lovely garden with a bar-b-q. The only thing that was a bit tricky was parking the car in the car port, especially if you have a big car! Its quite steep and best to reverse it. The parking clock the owners provided was very useful especially if you or takiRead moreng more than one car. All in all would recommend for a stay in the beautiful New Forest. Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 22nd February 2020

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This is a rare find. A well equipped, beautifully decorated home from home. A property in Lymington with easy access to both the town and the harbour, with a fully enclosed garden and parking. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a great break away.

Reviewed by Nicholas 15th February 2020

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We had a wonderful stay - lovely property, well equipped, lots of space and great location. Perhaps a touch more expensive than other listings but well worth it as everything is first rate, and interaction with owner was quick and easy. We will very likely come again!

Reviewed by Julia 8th February 2020

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Reviewed by Nicola 1st February 2020

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This was a return stay at Sailors Retreat and we will be back again next year! This house is filled with warmth and character, it has everything you could need with the added bonus this year of an Alexa in each room!! The garden is a delight even early spring and the town and quay are not far away for food and shopping.

Reviewed by Claire 17th January 2020

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Lovely spacious cottage close to town and marina. The cottage is well equipped and very comfortable, with a sunny south facing garden. We spent 3 nights as 2 couples in January and the space was ideal, warm, bright and yet cosy. I would recommend this place to both couples and families.

Reviewed by Stephanie 9th November 2019

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Beautiful cottage, well equipped, a very comfortable home from home. Walking distance from town and waters edge. A perfect break.

Reviewed by Lyndsay 12th October 2019

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A very welcoming cottage that had everything we needed. The garden was safe for our little dog and she enjoyed her time there as much as we did. Ideally located for walks into the town and harbour.

Reviewed by Katie 5th October 2019

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Excellent location in Lymington with the added bonus of parking. However it is looking very tired and needs a thorough clean. Some of the furniture needs refreshing as it feels a little like a charity shop, the bedlinen needs updating. I've stayed in better cottages for less.

Reviewed by Keith 24th August 2019

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Very well equipped and comfortable property. Well located for town, marina and walks with a dog. Nice touches throughout and a great garden. Would not hesitate to return.

Reviewed by Howard 3rd August 2019

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Lovely property with a good garden. Great location, facilities and decor. They've obviously done a lot of work and it has paid off. I'd definitely go back again

Reviewed by David 27th July 2019

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Great property with plenty of room for six adults and a Labrador! House has all the facilities you'll need and is even more spacious than it appears on the website. Just a few minutes walk away from centre of town.

Reviewed by Alison 13th July 2019

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This is a delightful cottage, superbly equipped and ideally located.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 22nd June 2019

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A perfect family home offering lots of luxury touches in a fantastic location, 2 minutes to the marina or town. We had a wonderful weeks holiday with plenty of space for 2 adults, a baby, a 2 year old and a dog and enjoyed exploring the new forest.

Reviewed by Debbie 8th June 2019

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Reviewed by Andrew 25th May 2019

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Reviewed by Brian 11th May 2019

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Reviewed by Tracey 4th May 2019

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This cottage was immaculately and beautifully presented, extremely well equipped and the garden was a delight. In addition it was well located and also including a parking space which is a fantastic bonus to any property.

Reviewed by Edith 27th April 2019

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Reviewed by Mark 20th April 2019

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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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