View towards the property
Lounge with patio doors
Dining room with patio doors
Dining room
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin room
Patio area
1 / 11  View towards the property
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
8 / 11  Double bedroom
9 / 11  Bathroom
10 / 11  Twin room
11 / 11  Patio area

Sailor's Retreat,

Lymington, New Forest
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
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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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 fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David, 3rd February 2018

Absolutely stunning, clean, well maintained, one of the best cottages we have ever rented. Quiet street a few yards from the high street and harbour. I doubt you will find better in the price range.

Reviewed by Fenella, 12th January 2018

Sailors Retreat is one of the best holiday cottages I have ever rented out. It is absolutely beautiful, stunningly presented, fully equipped with everything you could ever need and was a real home from home. We felt so comfortable there we could have moved in permanently! So close to town and the harbour, just exquisite and I cant wait to go back! Read moreThank you for having such a lovely place! Hide

Reviewed by Lucy, 22nd December 2017

Beautiful, well equipped, clean & comfortable cottage. In 24 years of going away every christmas week probably one of the best!

Reviewed by Robert, 11th November 2017

We stay in Lymington frequently and Sailors Retreat is by far the best dog friendly cottage we have visited. Excellent we hope to return soon

Reviewed by Mary, 4th November 2017

This cottage is perfection. The best we have stayed in by far. A fully equiped kitchen (actual sharp knives!), clear and helpful instructions and a welcome bottle of wine to boot. Just great! We were sorry to leave after only 2 nights.

Reviewed by Tracey, 7th October 2017

Sailors Retreat was absolutely perfect! A lovely welcoming home from home, location was ideal, close to centre of Lymington. Parking was a bonus at this period cottage. Hopefully we will be booking this cottage again soon!

Reviewed by Thomas, 19th August 2017

Great cottage, high standard of cleanliness, everything you need and with a fantastic location. Turn left and you are in the heart of Lymington in under 5 minutes, turn right and you are walking the coastal path in 10 minutes. So good we didn't get in the car for 4 days! On day 5 we visited the IOW, need to come back as so much to do.

Reviewed by Antonio, 12th August 2017

Garden is on different levels but bottom level has plenty of room including patio area and table and chairs. We had 2 cars and used permit in local car park up to 72 hours - no problems. Has PlayStation 3 in the snug. Lots of room for our family including 2 dogs and could easily accommodate 6 adults.

Reviewed by Paul, 5th August 2017

Cosy cottage in very good position.

Reviewed by Angela, 22nd July 2017

A lovely property in a great location. Dog friendly cottage and town - most shops and restaurants admit dogs, welcoming them with a drink and biscuit too. There is so much to do locally and by rail and ferry, all within walking distance. A great place!

Reviewed by Alison, 15th July 2017

The most delightful holiday cottage.

Reviewed by Debbie, 10th June 2017

This cottage has everything. A huge double fridge freezer to a fondu set. And absolutely everything in between. It really does have everything so don't pack sharp knive they are there. The cottage has beautiful John Lewis towels everything is catered for. The host Tom will answer all questions and is super efficient. Amazing secure garden for our 4Read more legged friends so you can lie back and enjoy. Waitrose only a mile away so super easy to shop. The fish market across the road has amazing fish Hide

Reviewed by James, 20th May 2017

A beautiful walled terraced garden was an added bonus. The cottage was more then we could wish for would definitely recommend this to friends and family.thank you for a lovely stay lots to see and enjoy in lymington

Reviewed by Jane, 13th May 2017

This is a lovely cottage, very well equipped and very sympathetically restored. All the rooms were very clean, bright and welcoming. The garden is lovely, secure and enclosed which is great if you have dogs. The cottage is ideally located in Lymington and only a couple of minutes from the quay and town centre.

Reviewed by Sue, 15th April 2017

We loved this very special holiday home and look forward to going back again. It was so perfectly positioned for shops and restaurants, very well equipped and also comfortable. We had a lovely time.

Reviewed by Tracy , 8th April 2017

It is a home from home, ideally placed to easily walk into town or up to the harbour. Lots of dog friendly pubs for food and drink too on the doorstep. The cottage has all you need and the garden is lovely and secure, but better for adults due to the landscaping on several levels, meaning our dog needed close supervision for safety reasons

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