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5 Bed/5 bath secluded holiday cottage with stunning views overlooking the solent

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom 5 bathroom coastal cottage

Originally a 19th century smugglers inn this superb property has been equipped as a holiday home. The house stands in gardens of 1 1/2 acres at the end of a quiet rural lane. It enjoys unparalleled views over fields and a protected bird reserve, overlooking the Solent and the Isle of Wight. There are many coastal walks, local pubs and Lymington, a thriving town popular with sailors is within a mile from the property.

There are 5 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and 4 shower rooms. The master suite has an ensuite bathroom with separate shower cubicle, second double bedroom has twin beds + e/s, third bedroom has a double bed with e/s shower room, fourth bedroom is a cosy double bedroom with close access to its own shower room, and the fifth bedroom has two sets of bunk beds , sleeping 4 people, with easy access to a shower room.

There is a very spacious living room leading to a large balcony , staircase leading down to garden , study, dining room, eat-in kitchen, utility room with washing machine and tumble drier. There is Sky TV , Broadband with DVD and video player.

Please note: We prefer a maximum of 10 guests.

There are several golf courses nearby. The closest is in Lymington. Others include the New Forest Club, Brockenhurst Golf club and Burley Golf Club.

Please note we take bookings for each calendar year from Jan 1st of the year in question , i.e. for 2018 we accept bookings from Jan 1st 2018.

Also please note: the house is under refurbishment and new photos will be posted on the site in late spring 2017.

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Y Chandler
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lymington in New Forest District

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 4 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedrooms 1 , 2 and 3 have en suite bathrooms. Bedroom 4 has 2 sets of bunk beds. Bedroom 5 has 1 set of bunk beds. Note: all bedrooms except for Bed 3 are on the ground floor of the property. The reception rooms are on the first floor in order to maximise the enjoyment of the sea / rural views.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Linen can be provided for short lets if required at a cost of £15 per person.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

5 Bed/5 bath secluded holiday cottage with stunning views overlooking the solent
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews

Fantastic break in beautiful cottage near Lymingto

  • 5 of 5

I booked this beautiful cottage earlier in the year for a special birthday weekend in November for 6 adults & 4 children. From the first moment I booked I felt very confident about the owner Yolande Chandler & the property. When we arrived we were not disappointed in our choice of property. It is a beautiful cottage, furnished & decorated well, All the rooms were well serviced, toiletries provided in bathrooms etc., instruction re heating & water all clearly advised. We loved the huge dining table & it was perfect for our family meals. The lounge is massive with the most spectacular views & in the mornings bathed with golden sunlight. There was an open fire, logs provided for your use. During the day the children had so much space it was a pleasure to see & the evening ambience was very relaxing for the adults. Unfortunately the days were cold & we were not able to use the outside terrace which had seating, but we could imagine how attractive this would be on a warm summer's evening. The garden/grounds were immaculate with a large trampoline in a far corner, which again the children enjoyed. I can't speak too highly of this property & it's owner & we shall certainly return again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect homely house for a family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Property is ideal for a mixed age (2-72 years) family holiday. The house is spacious, well appointed and equipped and extremely comfortable. We enjoyed the open fire and the stunning views. Outside there is plenty of garden and space for children to play. Location is excellent, close to Lymington town centre and local footpaths to the sea. The owners were extremely helpful. We highly recommend this holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, in really lovely location.

Perfect for a reunion weekend for a group of ladies. Would recommend and would book again. Thank you .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. We hope to see you all again one day. Yolande Chandler
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Great place for family holidays

  • 5 of 5

Ideal spacious place for our family holiday: two grandparents two couples and five grandchildren fro 13 to 2. Very spacious house very large garden. Terrific situation looking across the salt marshes to the Solent and the Isle of Wight. Wonderful walks along the sea wall. Easy access New Forest, Lymington, IOW ferry, Keyhaven, Milton-on-Sea. Highly recommended. Lots of birds, we saw 55 different species (although our son in law is a bit of a twitcher!)

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris Manythanks for your kind words. It is indeed a great place for bird twitchers ! Hope to see you and your family again one day Best wishes from all at Dukes Head Cotts.
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Fabulous setting for multi generation reunion

  • 5 of 5

This lovely upside down property proved a wonderful setting for my mother to enjoy the company of her children and grandchildren. Despite 3 weather warnings (in August!) we had a very successful holiday. The sitting,dining and balcony areas have real wow factor and the gardens are beautiful - even in the rain! We took advantage of every chink of blue sky and walked for miles from the house on all directions. The kitchen is packed with every gadget you could need and we had some splendid meals around the big table. There are plenty of nooks to retire to and comfy sofas to relax and socialise on. Ages ranged from 17 to 79 and all had a good time and would love to return!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious house in great location

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful weekend away with a large group with ages 1 to 65 we all had a fabulous time the house has lots of space and we were lucky enough to have good weather to make use of the wonderful garden space, the trampoline and table tennis were a hit! Wonderful walks from the house and the Saturday market was only a short drive as were some great pubs! Only negative was the dishwasher didn't work but there was enough of us to share the washing up. We can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay . We just wanted to add that the dishwasher was found to be working fine on inspection by an expert so it must have just been a moment in time as they say !
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
the chequers pub
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
400 metres
Car: necessary

Lymington is a well-known sailing centre at the edge of the famous New Forest which is a National Park. It has many walks, lakes, characterful old English pubs and is a nature reserve. Local activities include many walking areas, horse-riding bird-watching and of course all water sports. The Isle of Wight is a popular tourist attraction only a 15 minute ferry ride away with many beaches. Lymington is a thriving town with a very popular Saturday market and is only a half hour drive from both Southampton and Bournemouth airports and just under a 2 hour drive from from the centre of London. Nearest beaches are approx 5 miles away and there are many places to explore in all sizes of boat, from Cowes in the Isle of Wight to Beaulieu, Keyhaven and on to Mudeford beaches.

There are many nice pubs, some good restaurants and golf courses within easy reach.

Other Activities: sailing walking bird-watching


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lymington, Hampshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Minimum rate
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Rental rates vary according to the time of year. There is no additional tax payable of any kind.
Please ask for the rate when emailing your initial enquiry.
Please note we do not accept any bookings under a 3 day minimum which is available during off and low season periods.
During peak periods the minimum booking period is one week.
A Deposit of £250 required which is returned within 2 weeks of holiday letting assuming no breakage/ damage issues.
50% of the rental payment to be received in UK bank account at time of booking and the remaining 50% to be received in UK bank account 4 weeks before start date.
Rental includes cleaning charge on exit .
If extra cleaning is required this is deducted from deposit.
We accept a minimum of 3 days letting during off peak season only , i,e, not during easter week, summer months or christmas / new year weeks. The cost is generally between £950 and £1000 for a 3 day off season let for the house.
Please ask for rental rates appropriate to your requested dates when you email your enquiry to us. The weekly rates vary between approx £1750 and £2900 throughout the year per week according to the season.
We do not normally accept dogs as being an upside down house it is a difficult house to police dogs .

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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