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Make a holiday cottage in Lymington your home away from home

Lymington is a charming port settlement situated on the banks of the Lymington River, roughly 30 kilometres from Southampton on England’s south coast. The town’s rich maritime, smuggling and military history, in addition to its role as a major sailing centre and gateway to the Isle of Wight, means that there really is something available to suit every taste and interest. A Lymington holiday cottage is consequently the perfect destination for a lively family holiday, a romantic tryst, an adventure across to the Isle of Wight or a sailing escapade on the Solent. Regardless of why you choose to visit this lovely region and stay in Lymington holiday cottages from HomeAway, you are guaranteed to return from your break feeling completely refreshed.

Things to do

-Sailing: Sailing is unquestionably one of the most popular pastimes in Lymington, which is made immediately obvious by the three marinas and the number of transient boaters that frequent the region. The town’s great yachting facilities however, mean that avid sailors can easily launch and dock their vessel, whilst aspiring mariners have the opportunity to charter a skippered yacht and test their sea legs on the Solent.

-Hiking: Hiking is another great way to spend your break, as the area around Lymington holiday homes boasts a number of great walks, such as the six-kilometre circular walk around town, which begins on Quay Road. The real treat for avid trekkers in Lymington however, is the close proximity to England’s spectacular New Forest region, which provides some great hiking tracks, in addition to an abundance of interesting flora and fauna.

-Attractions: The Sea Water Baths, situated on Bath Road just south of Lymington town centre, is an immense outdoor pool filled with seawater from the local estuary. The baths make for a great day out if you have children, although some people take to the pool for the apparent healing properties of the salt water and mud minerals. The fact that the baths are also located within close walking distance of your Lymington holiday apartment makes them an absolute must.

-Beaches: The beaches around Lymington are numerous and diverse, ranging from beautiful, stony coastal areas such as Milford on Sea and Hordle Cliff (roughly seven kilometres from Lymington) to pristine, sandy beaches including Mudeford Sandbank and Fisherman’s Walk (approximately 20 kilometres from Lymington). The wide variety of great seaside areas on offer means you have the opportunity to choose the beach that best suits you, irrespective of whether you like crowded beaches packed with amenities, or more remote, quiet beaches where you can relax and soak up the sun.

-Shopping: The Lymington Charter Markets, which date all the way back to the mid-13th century, are held every Saturday on the High Street and play host to over 90 different vendors. The market is certainly worth the visit as the vibrant stalls, selling everything from flowers, carpets, sausages and chocolates to shoes and clothes provide hours of enjoyment for the whole family.

Weather in Lymington

The weather in Lymington consists of warm summers (18 – 20 °C on average) and cool winters (2 - 5 °C on average), although the town’s southern location generally means that temperatures are favourably high compared to other areas of England. This consequently makes Lymington holiday cottages great year-round holiday destinations, although the summer months are definitely better if you’re planning on spending the majority of your getaway at the beach!

Travel to Lymington

Lymington is serviced by buses and trains, and isn't too far from major roads, including the M3 and M27, in addition to the passenger ferry from the Isle of Wight, which makes getting there without a car relatively easy. If you’re interested in exploring the marvellous attractions around Lymington during your getaway however, it may be advantageous to hire a car or drive yourself.

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                                                                                                      Perfect little getaway

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The cottage was great and had everything we needed. Easy to find. Far away enough from everything to feel like we could escape and relax but close enough for convenience and activities.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      A fabulous Christmas at Cloisters

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were a party of 7 staying for 3 nights from Christmas eve until the 27th Dec. The house is great for a celebration and the decorations in the main lounge and hallway were great. Caroline was very kind, offering to let us visit the property before the let, to make sure that the bed configuration was suitable and on Christmas eve we had a warm welcome from Lorraine, the housekeeper, who ensured that we had all that we needed. The house was warm and there was enough hot water for all. The hallway is very grand and the two double bedrooms are huge. The twin bedrooms were large enough and the separate games room was great for the kids when they wanted to escape. They also had an hour on the tennis court on boxing day! Cooking on Christmas day was a treat with two ovens and five burners and the fridge freezer in the kitchen was big enough to hold all the food as there was an additional fridge in the laundry room for drinks. We also had a visit from the local wildlife which we had been advised might happen - two very friendly robins flew in the front door to say hello! The location, less than 10 mins drive from Lymington is great. Close enough to get additional food supplies from waitrose and walk around the town and harbour, it is a house for all seasons. Thank you Caroline and Lorraine for making us so welcome.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Amazing new year stay at the Ark

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Just returned from a 4 day stay at the Ark over new year. we had an amazing stay and the Ark had every thing you need for lazy days and nights in looking out at the sea or walks into Cowes for a drink, wander and nice places for dinner.The ark was spotlessly clean and so cosy and comfortable. Gurnard is a great base to explore The island from and we would defiantly like to return. A welcome bottle of wine was a lovely touch, thank you Kate for a great break. Denise and Matt (Surrey)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016