View towards the property
Lounge with patio doors
Dining room with patio doors
Dining room
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin room
Patio area
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2 / 11  Lounge
3 / 11  Lounge with patio doors
4 / 11  Dining room with patio doors
5 / 11  Kitchen
6 / 11  Dining room
7 / 11  Double bedroom
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9 / 11  Bathroom
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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
  • Good Selection of quality pubs and restaurants to choose from nearby
  • 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.

Built as a Fisherman’s cottage set in a perfect location, this characterful property provides spacious accommodation with a stylish interior. It is an ideal base from which to explore The New Forest, sail the Solent, discover the beaches along the south coast and visit The Isle of Wight.

Lymington is a picturesque town, with a Georgian high street. Offering a variety of independent shops, high quality restaurant’s and gastro pubs. The pretty cobbled lane takes you to the historic harbour with views across the Solent. Famous for its sailing heritage and Olympic success, the town is also surrounded by natural beauty. To the north and west are the ancient woodlands and heathland of The New Forest. To the east, the Keyhaven Nature Reserve and the Solent Way coastal route. To the south is the Dorset coast line including 14 miles of stunning sandy beaches.

 A stylish property with a well-equipped kitchen, which includes a Rangemaster stove and a large American style fridge freezer. The dining room with its original 200 year old wood flooring and fire place, is complete with large dining table and seating for six. The sitting room is well proportioned with a wood burning stove perfect for a cosy night in front of the fire.Upstairs there are three spacious bedrooms; The main bedroom has a double bed with ensuite including a shower and WC. The second a double bed and original fireplace and the third contains two single beds. The rooms are full of character and have a good amount of storage. The main bathroom includes a shower over the bath and WC. Outside the cottage there is a charming enclosed south west facing garden with mature planting covering several levels, with patios, garden furniture and a summer house.

There is parking for 2 small cars or 1 large one

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

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Howard 3rd August 2019

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

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

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

Reviewed by Elizabeth 22nd June 2019

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 Tracey 4th May 2019

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 Allan 30th March 2019

A gem of a property, well laid out and excellent location.

Reviewed by Natalie 23rd March 2019

Such a lovely property! Really comfy beds and a cosy sitting room. The location was amazing too!

Reviewed by Natalie 2nd March 2019

A lovely house full of character. Has very good quality cook wear making cooking a joy. A prime location. Dog friendly so we can go away as a complete family!

Reviewed by Sara 23rd February 2019

Wonderful cottage and so near everything we really enjoyed it

Reviewed by Emma 16th February 2019

It was a return visit for us to Sailors Retreat and we'll be back !!!

Reviewed by Ralph 9th February 2019

the cottage was very good in every respect and in a very good position for the town and boat yards

Reviewed by Nicola 2nd February 2019

This is a lovely cottage, was very warm and cosy this time of year - February. Everything you need is in the house. It is well situated for the town, pubs and walks along the quay and sailing club. Very nicely decorated with plenty of space and has such a warm feeling about it.

Reviewed by Linda 12th January 2019

The property is in an ideal location close to all the amenities of Lymington but with the bonus of being able to walk from the door straight onto the shore line of the Solent. There was plenty of living space and a large kitchen table to sit round for meals and games in the evenings. The kitchen was particularly well equipped with all the essentialRead mores and more. Hide

Reviewed by Steven 20th October 2018

The property was very well equipped and very comfortable. It was in a great location to explore the New Forest.

Reviewed by Nicky 13th October 2018

Fabulous location close to everything & such a comfortable cosy cottage.

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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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