Lovely kitchen/diner
View towards the front of the property
Lounge with open fire
Cosy log fire
Luxurious living space
Heart of the house
Fine dining for all
View from the landing
Snug with view to the patio
Downstairs WC
Views for miles
Landing area perfect spot for a good book
Master bedroom
Bright and sunny master bedroom
En-suite bathroom to the master bedroom
Double bedroom
Family bathroom
Pretty twin bedroom
Pretty patio perfect for dinning alfresco
Local resident
1 / 20  Lovely kitchen/diner
2 / 20  View towards the front of the property
3 / 20  Lounge with open fire
4 / 20  Cosy log fire
5 / 20  Luxurious living space
6 / 20  Heart of the house
7 / 20  Fine dining for all
8 / 20  View from the landing
9 / 20  Snug with view to the patio
10 / 20  Downstairs WC
11 / 20  Views for miles
12 / 20  Landing area perfect spot for a good book
13 / 20  Master bedroom
14 / 20  Bright and sunny master bedroom
15 / 20  En-suite bathroom to the master bedroom
16 / 20  Double bedroom
17 / 20  Family bathroom
18 / 20  Pretty twin bedroom
19 / 20  Pretty patio perfect for dinning alfresco
20 / 20  Local resident

Shell Seekers

Lymington (2.5 mls E), New Forest
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Situated in a no-through country lane which terminates on the foreshore
  • Beautifully restored period cottage
  • The Georgian market town Lymington is close by
  • Excellent walking, cycling and hacking trails
  • A short drive to the pretty village of Beaulieu
  • Walking distance to the pub with great food


Property code: 47456

This beautifully restored period cottage, which retains character and charm, is situated on a country lane a short walk to the foreshore where you can watch the sailing boats go by as the sun goes down.

Located just over the river a short drive from the lively harbour town of Lymington, this detached period cottage, built from buff yellow brick, is tucked away down a country lane and is only a five-minute walk from the coast. With cobbled streets lined with quirky shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants to explore, as well as its pretty harbour and waterfront, Lymington is the perfect place for a nearby day out. This cottage set within the border of the New Forest National Park, where there are endless walks and cycle rides to be had, and ponies and donkeys roam freely across the land. The local pub is situated within walking distance from the cottage which serves great food.

Upon entering the property, you’ll step into the welcoming well-equipped kitchen/diner, decorated in a classic country style, the kitchen has every home comfort you could need, including an Aga, electric oven and hob, microwave and dishwasher, while the dining area just a few steps away will easily seat up to six guests. The cosy lounge, with a TV/DVD and a warming open fire to relax in front of, perfect for unwinding after a long country walk The washing machine and tumble dryer can be found in the utility room, while there is also a downstairs WC in the cloakroom. This property also benefits from an additional relaxation and living space, where guests can chill out in front of the woodburner and watch the TV/DVD. In one corner there is a flight of stairs, leading up to a mezzanine galleried area, and the room also opens out onto the patio. Upstairs, you will find the property’s three bedrooms. The first is the master bedroom, featuring a super king-size bed as well as an en-suite bathroom with WC. The two other bedrooms are king-size (which can be made up into twin beds via zip-and-link) and a twin bedroom, which can be made up in to a king-size bed zip-and-link upon request. These two bedrooms are served by the family bathroom, which features a shower over bath and WC.

Behind the property there is the sheltered paved courtyard terrace, complete with garden furniture; the perfect place to sit with a morning coffee. A shed suitable for storing bikes can also be found here. To the front of the property, there is an enclosed lawn as well as a short driveway, which offers parking for one car. Additional parking for numerous cars is available on the lane that runs along the front of the property.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 super king-size, 1 king and a twin, or any combination, as all beds are zip and link
  • Travel cot
  • 1 bathroom with shower over and attachment, 1 en-suite bathroom and a separate downstairs cloakroom
  • Aga oven, electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Open fire and a wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included (not beach towels or travel cot linen)
  • Parking for 1 car further off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi and broadband included
  • Regret no smoking or pets
  • Beach within walking distance
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles, beach within walking distance
  • Arrival time - 3:30pm
  • Secure bike storage available
  • TV, Blu-ray/DVD,CD, Bluetooth and radio


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 David 6th April 2018

Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location.

Reviewed by Emma 30th March 2018

This is the most homely cottage weve stayed in. Theyve provided the best equipped kitchen and luxurious towels and bedding. A real home from home with a twist of luxury

Reviewed by Julie 24th November 2017

A beautiful property that is close to tourist attractions within the New Forest. Lovely walks and the pebbly beach is just a short walk down the pretty lane. Take old boots if you're walking along the shore-it gets muddy in places but worth it for the views and meeting the ponies en route! If feeling like you want to close the door on the world theRead moren this is the cottage for you. Peaceful and idyllic retreat. Hide

Reviewed by David 28th October 2017

The house and location was fantastic. The cottage had everything we needed - it was a home from home. He kitchen equipment and games for the children were excellent. There was pleny of space for us all (2 families of 3). We enjoyed watching the ponies, donkeys and cows wandering past the gate in the mornings and the beach was only a short stroll awRead moreay. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 25th August 2017

Shell seekers is a beautiful cottage in a peaceful setting. It is the cleanest and best equipped holiday home we have ever stayed in. Highly recommend it. The description mentions a pub a short (10 minute) walk from the cottage. This is true but the walk is along lanes with no footpaths - not easy with a pram or buggy and suggest a torch for night Read morewalking. Hide

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Lovely kitchen/diner
View towards the front of the property
Lounge with open fire
Cosy log fire
Luxurious living space
Heart of the house
Fine dining for all
View from the landing
Snug with view to the patio
Downstairs WC
Views for miles
Show 8 moreLanding area perfect spot for a good book


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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