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

Petite La Mer

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

  • Situated in the coastal hamlet of Downton
  • Enjoy al fresco meals and drinks on the patio which is a sun trap throughout the day
  • Located on the edge of the New Forest, nestled between Milford on Sea and Barton on Sea
  • A wonderful setting ideal for couples or a break by yourself
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.

Close to the charming village of Milford on Sea and the scenic coastline of Christchurch Bay, you are spoilt for choice in whichever direction you choose to venture. With the New Forest on its doorstep, with this beach house there is something for everyone to enjoy. From keen walkers and cyclists exploring the beauty of the New Forest to enjoying a round of golf at one of the UK’s most scenic golf courses in Barton on Sea. You’re within walking distance to the local pub and a Spar shop, but don’t worry if you arrive without having stopped for your essentials as the owner has left a thoughtful selection of welcome pack items for your arrival. Take a short stroll to the coastline and discover the beautiful beach or during peak season, an open top bus will allow you to sightsee the delights of the New Forest almost from your door.

A modern seaside themed open plan beach house, offering you all you’ll need to enjoy a holiday down on the South Coast. Within the open plan living you will find a comfy double bed, ideal for couples, a well-equipped kitchen with electric combi microwave oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, air fryer and a washing machine with drying facilities outside. The contemporary shower room with shower and WC sits just off the kitchen. Continuing on from the kitchen area you will find a table for two to enjoy a home cooked meal, beyond the double bed is the seating area which is the perfect space within the beach house to enjoy overlooking the pretty front garden, to sit and take in the views or simply chill out with a good book. You could even partake in a little glass of wine watching the sun set.

Venture out through the patio doors and you are welcomed into a tranquil space, that is a sun trap, with the property’s enclosed patio overlooking the pretty front garden, shared with the main house. There is allocated parking for one car within the grounds.

  • Sleeping area – 1 double
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric combi microwave oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, air fryer 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
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Ceiling fan over bed
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Claire Tranter

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Barbara, 15th July 2022

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Reviewed by Sue, 17th June 2022

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Great little place wonderful hosts every thing you need for your stay we enjoyed everything about it we will definitely be going back thank you Julie and garry

Reviewed by Lesley, 10th June 2022

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Lovely place to stay very clean and cosy.owners friendly and will have a chat with you.Quiet in a nice setting everything in easy reach attractions shops etc.would certainly love to go again.Dog friendly area to.

Reviewed by Stuart, 13th May 2022

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Very nice property ideal for exploring the area .

Reviewed by Nigel, 6th May 2022

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Very pretty location cute cottage very clean and well equipped. Good base for touring the area.

Reviewed by Raymond, 22nd April 2022

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This property is delightful and we had a most enjoyable week. The property has everything you need other than a dishwasher but in fairness there really isnt room for one. The decor is so well done with so many lovely little touches. The location is great for either coast or inland and the owners, Julie and Gary are very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Julie, 15th April 2022

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Beautiful accommodation, well equipped and very welcoming. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

Reviewed by Fiona, 30th December 2021

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Myself, husband and pooch stayed here for 3 nights and we had a lovely time. Location is great..You have the National park on your doorstep and only a couple of miles from the beach. The accommodation has everything you need and was spotlessly clean. Julie was on hand if we needed her for anything (which we didnt, as everything was great). Well defRead moreinitely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine, 22nd December 2021

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The property was perfect in every single way. There were lots of thoughtful 'seaside' touches within La Mer to make you feel more at home and by the seaside. The owners were very discreet, but welcoming. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Sean, 12th November 2021

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We had a fantastic stay at this beautiful property, it was well equipped with each we needed and more. In a great location for the New Forest and also the beach. Only met the host on arrival and was very pleasant and helpful. We would definitely recommend and look forward to staying again at some point.

Reviewed by Marissa, 8th November 2021

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A big Thank You to our host Julie who made us welcome and cottage was fabulous in a great location to relax and unwind.Beautiful surroundings and great walks with our dog Eric couldnt wish for more.would recommend Petite Le Mer in Downton.

Reviewed by Wendy, 29th October 2021

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A perfect place to stay. Very clean, well equipped and very comfortable. So well situated for both beach walks and walks in the New Forrest. Wonderful!

Reviewed by Robert, 17th September 2021

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Great Location for visiting and exploring some of the best locations in and around the New Forest. Highcliffe Beach was one of our favourites. We would highly recommend Petite La Mer.

Reviewed by Michelle, 13th September 2021

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Compact but everything you need for a lovely holiday. Fabulous garden area. Wonderful coastline/pretty seaside resorts within easy reach. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Caroline, 6th September 2021

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Reviewed by Juliette, 13th August 2021

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A wonderful little place, perfect for romantic getaway! Property extremely well appointed .Owners were very friendly and helpful. Dog friendly. Loads of great walks and places to visit.

Reviewed by Paul, 16th July 2021

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Lovely accommodation, clean, well equipped, great location and friendly helpful hosts..

Reviewed by Alan, 25th June 2021

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Very well-equipped and clean but small.

Reviewed by Tony, 11th June 2021

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Julie and Gary could not been more welcoming and were willing to do anything to make to make my stay as comfortable as possible. The holiday unit was everything that I could have wished for and was definitely in the right place. I thank them both for their understanding and the hand painted gift. I only wish that I could have stayed longer. Tony

Reviewed by Julie, 8th June 2021

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A lovely welcome by the owner to this clean and well presented cottage in a great location for exploring the New Forest and the coast.

Reviewed by Ulrike, 28th May 2021

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Beautiful place, so peaceful and has everything you'll need. Suntrap terrace with stunning gardens. Lovely host. Definitely recommend.

Reviewed by John, 21st May 2021

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Petite indeed but packed with everything one needs for a lovely holiday in the forest. Very comfortable and well appointed/decorated whilst also being scrupulously clean. We would have also enjoyed the outside space in the gorgeous gardens had the weather been a little kinder. Lovely friendly owners close by should you have any questions about the Read morearea and a great pub at end of road serving yummy food. Hide

Reviewed by Carol, 14th May 2021

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Lovely secluded wee spot surrounded by garden within easy reach of the coast and plenty to see and do in the local area.

Reviewed by Karen, 23rd April 2021

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Perfect little find, you wont be disappointed, has it all, spotless, comfortable and really cool little beach house, beautiful surroundings, easy to get to anywhere in the New Forest and lovely owners, we loved it. Thank you

Reviewed by Patricia, 12th April 2021

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Immaculately clean and great location. Wonderful beach walks. Very helpful and considerate hosts

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.

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Set in beautiful surroundings
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
Show 17 morePlenty of fresh air when throwing open the doors

Location

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