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Charming detached thatched cottage for two ideally located for coast and forest

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Cozy detached thatched cottage close to sea and New Forest, ideal for couples

Little Thatch is a truly unique detached property located close to the borders of the New Forest and the charming seaside village of Milford on Sea. Grade 2 listed, and bursting with character - Little Thatch makes a perfect cozy country retreat for couples looking for a romantic getaway or as a base for exploring the beautiful countryside, quaint villages and wonderful coastline of South Hampshire & Dorset.

Fully equipped for your stay, the cottage has some surprising touches including a spacious double bedroom with french doors to a sunny secluded garden, high speed fibre broadband and a cinema room, with reclining sofa for two and 55" 4K HDR Smart TV with surround sound and Blue-ray DVD for your own private movie nights!

In addition to a characterful lounge, with sofa and small drop-leaf dining table & 2 chairs, there is a fully tiled bathroom with shower over bath, and the kitchen has an electric convection hob and oven, microwave and enough kitchen utensils/crockery etc to cook up a meal after a day exploring the local area. There is also a washing machine/tumble drier and iron & board.

There is private parking and plenty of room to store bikes in the back garden.

Little Thatch is no smoking and no pets. Our minimum stay is 3 nights, with Monday and Friday changeover days.

The Local Area

The cliff top and beaches of Milford-on-Sea and neighbouring Keyhaven are within a few minutes drive, and both enjoy stunning sea views towards Christchurch Harbour and across to the Isle of Wight. There are a good selection of supermarkets, traditional village shops, cafes and restaurants close by and Milford on Sea boasts award-winning high-end restaurants, chic bistro's, a artisan micro ale bar and cosy, traditional pubs.

The lovely Georgian market town of Lymington is only 10 minutes drive away with its great range of independent shops, Waitrose and M&S Foodhall. A short walk from Lymington high street is the quaint cobbled street leading down to the old Town Quay, lined with a wide range of fascinating boutiques and local stores. Each Saturday there is a large market on the main high-street, a very popular destination for locals and visitors alike.

The New Forest is also on your doorstep, with the vibrant village of Brockenhurst and the chocolate box village of Burley both within 5 miles. Slightly further afield, Beaulieu is one of the most beautiful villages in the New Forest, offering riverside walks to Bucklers Hard, lovely gardens and the famous National Motor Museum.

There are lots of maps and brochures at the cottage to help you plan your days out, but visit the National Park Authority website for information on walking routes in the area and the official New Forest visitor website has maps of walking and cycling routes for downloading.

Please feel free to message me if you have any questions, or want local recommendations.

More Details

Sharon White
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Sharon White

We have lived in the New Forest for over 10 years and love the fantastic range of activities and wonderful scenery on our doorstep.

Sharon White purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Sharon White chose Lymington

Having run a successful holiday apartment in the lovely New Forest village of Brockenhurst, we had been looking for a new challenge and when we saw Little Thatch for the first time we knew that it would make a perfect getaway destination for visitors to the area.

What makes this cottage unique

We do hope you enjoy staying at our unique 'little thatched cottage'!


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower over bath.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Ground floor double bedroom with french doors opening onto private patio garden. French linen bedding and plenty of storage.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing


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Charming detached thatched cottage for two ideally located for coast and forest
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Homely and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The Little Thatch was a delightful cottage. Warm, homely and comfortable. On the edge of the New Forest and near to the beaches are just a short easy drive.

The Cottage was full of charm and extras such as the cinema room and the two outside seating areas - a courtyard for breakfast and a private garden for sitting in.

Owners left some additional items to make it a very nice welcome on arrival, milk, tea, biscuits and jam and scones.

Would highly recommend and would return again.


  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very comfortable cottage, warm, well equipped kitchen and bathroom.

  • 4 of 5

The owners have taken care to make visitors welcome.

Tea, coffee, bread etc on arrival. Central heating on too. Thoughtful.

The bed was comfortable. The bath large.. the media room good.

All rooms thoughtfully arranged and decorated.

The surprise was that the lovely little garden at the back of the cottage was full of couch grass and sticky grass, dandelions and other weeds.

I imagine that the gardener had missed his/her visit as the window boxes were also dying from lack of water. So this party of the property

Felt unkempt and uncared for, in contrast to the inside of the cottage.

As it was what David Hockney calls action week, everything was growing fast so I weeded each evening, and enjoyed taking care of it.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cute cottage experience

  • 5 of 5

Very clean tidy, everything we needed. Host was very welcoming! We had an amazing time exploring the new forest from this location. Ideally placed!

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Sunny Break

  • 5 of 5

For once we had luck on our side, best week of the year for weather and we chose it! But even without the weather we would of had a fabulous time, the cottage was lovely very well put together and so near to everything. My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. You definitely picked the best time to visit! Look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Sharon
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Enjoyed the stay and the generous welcome tea, coffee, milk and snacks.

  • 4 of 5

Delightful character cottage in a ideal location.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, Sharon
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Lovely long weekend

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage that just keeps giving , really sweet touches with the tray of popcorn and bottled water in the cinema room. beautiful furniture throughout .My husband ,who hates baths ,loved the bath . It had just loads of lovely little touches that may even pass some people by because they are so discreet .

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janet, I am so glad you both enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your lovely review of Little Thatch, it means a lot to me to know that our guests are comfortable in the cottage. I look forward to welcoming you both back one day, kind regards, Sharon
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Wash House Micro Ale Bar
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Barton-on-sea Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
New Milton
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
M27 - Cadnam
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Verveine Fishmarket Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Milford on Sea
Car: necessary

Our Favourite Local Beaches:

Milford on Sea

Barton on Sea

Highcliffe Castle

Mudeford Sandbank

Lepe Country Park




Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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