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Make a holiday cottage in Milford on Sea your home away from home

As a group of islands, the United Kingdom has always had a close relationship to the ocean, and nowhere is this more true than in Milford on Sea. Once known simply as Milford, the town was first settled by the Saxons and completely situated inland; over time, however, the coast eroded so that by 1900, Milford had become a prosperous village bordering the coast. Today, few holiday locations in the area rival the town for its blustery walks, fine selection of bars and restaurants, and proximity to south England's attractions. Holiday cottages in Milford on Sea place visitors well within easy reach of these, and HomeAway's range of accommodation generally sleeps between 4 and 8 people. If looking for a less-than-traditional seaside village, consider booking some time in a Milford on Sea holiday cottage.

Things to do

-Beaches: As with most seaside villages, the main attraction at Milford on Sea is the beach and the ocean. The pebbly beach is well equipped with facilities like beach huts, an ice cream kiosk and toilets, and the promenade is a good place for a leisurely stroll. Fishing and crab catching are great ways to bag something for a delicious supper!

-Family activities: The area around Milford on Sea offers plenty of scenic walks, especially along the coastline from which the Isle of Wight can be seen on a clear day. If tourists want to try something different, however, geocaching can be great fun. A modern-day treasure hunt where players use GPS to locate hidden containers known as geocaches, there are several hidden in the Milford on Sea area.

-Nature: Less than a mile from Milford on Sea lies the hamlet of Keyhaven. This is not only a popular spot for yachting but the marshes with their abundant wildlife are a bird-watching mecca.

-Historical attractions: Just a mile of two southeast of Milford on Sea, visitors will find Hurst Castle, one of the forts that Henry VIII built as a defence against the French. Tourists can walk there or take a ferry from Keyhaven. Many people do both, travelling to the castle by ferry and then walking back, or vice versa.

-Food: Gastronomes should be sure to book a holiday home in Milford on Sea for the beginning of April, to coincide with Milford on Sea Food Week. During the event, tourists not only get to indulge in all the delectable treats on offer, but can also learn how to make them at one of the cookery classes. Stock up on provisions at the food market while the kids are kept busy: there are many events aimed specifically at young foodies-in-the-making.

-Sightseeing: From Milford on Sea it’s just a hop, skip and short ferry ride to the Isle of Wight. The ferry leaves from Keyhaven and takes passengers to Yarmouth, the gateway to attractions like Yarmouth Castle, The Needles, Brading Roman Villa and the Isle of Wight Zoo. Tourists may even consider booking holiday cottages in Milford on Sea following the Isle of Wight Festival: it's a great haven in which to recover from all that partying.

Weather in Milford on Sea

Milford on Sea, like most places in Hampshire, has a mild climate. Most rain falls in the winter months but there is rain throughout the year, with between 16 and 23 rainy days in a month. July and August see the warmest weather with average maximum temperatures of 22°C. In winter, the nights can be cold with the mercury often dropping down to 1°C.

Travel to Milford on Sea

Bournemouth International Airport is located a little over 13 miles west of Milford on Sea. From there, guests travelling from afar can reach Milford on Sea by bus or taxi. Alternatively, visitors may want to travel by train to Lymington, 3.5 miles from the village, or to New Milton, 3.7 miles away, and then get a taxi to Milford on Sea holiday cottages.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (20 reviews)
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    Apartment #6562572
    20
    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5/5
      (5 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 6
      Cottage #6832874
      5
      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.5/5
        (26 reviews)
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        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 6
        Cottage #417352
        26
        Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (14 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cabin #8159262
          14
          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (10 reviews)
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cabin #1785394
            10
            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (26 reviews)
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 2
              Apartment #8114127
              26
              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.4/5
                (5 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #1888343
                5
                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cabin #6855001
                  Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Cottage #6889199
                    2
                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (7 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #1023314
                      7
                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 4 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 7
                        Cottage #8162145
                        2
                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Apartment #1893537
                            • 4 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            Cabin #6730239
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #6901888
                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 6
                                House #8133644
                                3
                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 5
                                  Cottage #1872889
                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 10
                                    Apartment #1981854
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #8144837
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #1866149
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Bungalow #1898328
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Cottage #6814614
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #1964366
                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Cottage #6814602
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Caravan #6518688
                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (16 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Apartment #8118158
                                                    16
                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (36 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      House #8156532
                                                      36
                                                      Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                        (16 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #6494275
                                                        16
                                                        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (15 reviews)
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Cottage #8166556
                                                          15
                                                          Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                            (25 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #6543077
                                                            25
                                                            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (32 reviews)
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                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                              House #8139509
                                                              32
                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                (13 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Apartment #6504470
                                                                13
                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (15 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Cabin #1893924
                                                                  15
                                                                  Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                    (17 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Cottage #8107544
                                                                    17
                                                                    Viewed 87 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (21 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Cottage #6015701
                                                                      21
                                                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (10 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #6525775
                                                                        10
                                                                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (9 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Chalet #8165490
                                                                          9
                                                                          Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (18 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #8058419
                                                                            18
                                                                            Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (14 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Apartment #6706595
                                                                              14
                                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (28 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                House #420589
                                                                                28
                                                                                Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (39 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  House #8127983
                                                                                  39
                                                                                  Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (12 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Cottage #6505954
                                                                                    12
                                                                                    Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (16 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Cottage #6506402
                                                                                      16
                                                                                      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                        (17 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        House #8129793
                                                                                        17
                                                                                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (23 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                                          House #6111831
                                                                                          23
                                                                                          Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (33 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Cottage #8099426
                                                                                            33
                                                                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (16 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Cottage #8139013
                                                                                              16
                                                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                House #8163848
                                                                                                7
                                                                                                Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (33 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Apartment #8168248
                                                                                                  33
                                                                                                  Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (31 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                    Cottage #8134794
                                                                                                    31
                                                                                                    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #8147682
                                                                                                      10
                                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A great base in Christchurch

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Well equipped cottage, lovely decoration and clean and tidied to a very high standard on arrival. Bed linen/ towels are not provided so you do need to remember them. It would be good if more facilities for recycling were provided. The Sainsbury's store does have a good recycling facility which may be helpful for visitors.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Easter at Post Office Cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We are a family of 3 generations (10 people)and we all thoroughly enjoyed the large house. The kitchen is a very good size as are the bedrooms. The house is very well equipped and convenient for forest walks or seaside crabbing. The dog enjoyed the outside space as did the children for an Easter Egg hunt. The play area at the Rising Sun was a big hit and the pub grub is good value. The farm shop is also worth a visit. We all had a good time.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017