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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Sailor's Retreat,

Lymington, New Forest
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 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 for up to 7 nights, £40 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20 for every week or part week thereafter.

This property joined our collection in 2015 and is managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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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.

Reviewed by Alison, 14th July 2018

This is a beautiful cottage, comfortable, superbly equipped, clean and so convenient. I would recommend this cottage to any friend without hesitation.

Reviewed by Jackie, 7th July 2018

A lovely cottage. Great location and excellent amenities. Well furnished with everything you need. Garden is secure too so wonderful for our dogs.

Reviewed by Brett, 23rd June 2018

The Sailor's retreat is ideally located in lymington right next to the harbour. The house is very well equipped and the garden is delightful. Eventhough the central location it was very quiet. Recommend to anyone.

Reviewed by Sandra, 9th June 2018

Every aspect of the cottage has been designed for maximum comfort and convenience with all utilities and equipment of the highest quality. (If this were our property, we would be reluctant to let it to strangers, least of all with dogs!!)

Reviewed by Keith, 12th May 2018

A spacious cottage in a great location, lovely back garden. Good to have the off road parking too.

Reviewed by Susan, 5th May 2018

Fantastic cottages, fantastic location

Reviewed by Paula, 28th April 2018

First class accommodation. Very well organised. Beautiful garden. Excellent kitchen. Notes on everything in visitors file. Incredibly impressive. Had absolutely everything. Well located.

Reviewed by Sara, 21st April 2018

Such a fantastic cottage in a great location. The cottage is really well equipped, everything we needed was there and it was a lovely home from home for a week. The area is fantastic and both child and dog friendly. Would really recommend as a place to base yourself to explore the New Forest. Well be back for sure!

Reviewed by Jean, 14th April 2018

This was our second visit to The Sailors Retreat and was equally as good as the first which was two years ago. Tom, the owner has presented it beautifully once again, even adding the odd improvement. There is now a 'snug' with TV games equipment which I guess would be a great asset for those with children. The property itself which also has a beautRead moreiful private garden with lots of lovely plants and is frequented by an array or birds, is very central to boats and shops. Thanks Tom again! Hide

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