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Number Two

Lymington, Hampshire

  • 6 + 2 babies
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Close to Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Child Friendly

Number Two, is a lovely holiday home rental in the heart of Lymington Town. The feel here is fresh and modern. We love that although it is central, it’s also very quiet and private, for those wanting to explore the New Forest with the convenience of town-living. 

Lymington is often in The Times ‘Top 10 places to live in the UK’. Number Two, is a town house within 15 seconds walk to the vibrant High Street or the St Barbe Museum and 3 minutes walk to the cobbled side streets of Old Town Quay (pictured above), a base by commercial fishing boats. Further on, you’ll find mile after mile of smart yachting marinas and sea wall footpaths to admire the boats from.

The house is part of a new gated development of 5 town mews houses, all with three storeys. There is a small courtyard to the front.

Coastal walks from here are superb. In both directions you can wander for miles with great foodie places as destinations.


Downstairs you’ll find a bright, modern and well-equipped kitchen, a compact eating area that seats 6 and plenty of cooking, baking and serving paraphernalia. The hallway, stairs and living room are colourful, bright and smart. There are some quirky bits and pieces including miniature Eastport Pram sailing dinghy for a coffee table. There are masses of novels, reference and children’s books, and plenty of games to suit all ages.

Moving to the first floor there is a family bathroom and two bedrooms that wear bold wall paper; A library themed bedroom with a double bed, ensuite shower-room and juliette balcony, and a beach themed super king or twin bedroom.

The top floor is a bright and roomy hideaway with its own shower room and small private balcony (looking over the rooftops).  There is a Kingsize bed, a sofa for reading and a small desk and chair for the business-person who has to close those deals, even while on holiday.  There is plenty of room for a travel cot in this room and this is where the additional airbed can be set up.

The courtyard garden is leafy with a pagoda and climbing greenery, fairy lights and plenty of potted plants. It is big enough to host a BBQ with table and chairs to seat six, plus a carved chair and a practical bench with storage space. There is a chiminea and room to secure bicycles hidden from view. If you want town gardens and outdoor space to play the nearest public gardens and play are close by.


Babies and children welcome. 2 travel cots, 2 highchairs, a stairgate, baby mat and toys are provided. There is a super cloth tent for indoor ‘camping’ adventures.

Best for…

Couples, families with teenagers and those wanting to escape the country, or ‘do’ the country from a town base. The Berthon marina is 3 minutes walk for yachties.


It is flat from the garage to the doorstep and a 30 second walk. There is a small step into the house.

If you are organising a group with less mobile people then read our ideas (and tested excursions) here in our blog ‘Holidaying with less mobile folk? Here’s where to go, what to do!’

And if you are organising a celebration for those in their 60’s + please visit our blog post ‘Four easy ideas for memorable 60th, 70th & 80th birthdays’


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What makes this special...

The Sea Wall Walk Lymington

The location here is amazing. You can walk to everything. Good foodie places are all around you. Take a train into the National Park for some time out and walk back. It’s all so easy.

Teens and other thrill seekers will love the Sea Water Baths, 10 mins walk away in the warmer months of the year.


all theEssential details...


  • Bedroom 1 : Kingsize bed with en suite and own TV/DVD player and balcony
  • Bedroom 2 : Double bed with ensuite shower room
  • Bedroom 3 : Twin that can be made into a Superking
  • Floorplan : Click to view


  • One : WC downstairs
  • Two : Family Bathroom with shower over bath
  • Three : Ensuite shower room (Bed 2)
  • Four : Shower room on top floor (Bed 1)

All the rest...

  • Garden : Very small enclosed courtyard with seating, BBQ and a chimnea
  • Kitchen : Fridge Freezer / Microwave / Coffee machine / Dishwasher / Combi Washer & Dryer / Wine Cooler
  • Mod Cons : Underfloor heating, Smart TV, DVD player, speakers with aux' cable
  • Keeping Connected : Wifi here is good, so is the mobile signal.
  • Parking : There is a garage provided here but it doesn't fit wide cars. There is a second space nearby in the public car park (a permit is provided for you).
  • Pets : No sorry
  • Arrival & Departure : Arrivals from 3.30pm and departures at 10am

What we love

The shopping in Lymington is very good and the Saturday market is metres from the front door.

There are masses of independent shops – great to fossick about in, plus Quba, Joules, Henri Lloyd. Designer Vintage is amazing for second hand top brands.

According to Vogue, we even have one of the best small fashion boutiques outside of London – Stanwells.

There are masses of fabulous cafes to choose from in the town.


Lymington is often in The Times ‘Top 10 places to live in the UK’.  Obviously we are totally biased and agree. It is marvellous. The quality of life here is very good. The town is surrounded by National Park to the north, coastal otherwise. There is a good mix of industry (boats) and retail. Less obvious is the connection to the rural workings of the National Park itself.

The community here is very diverse in it’s interests and the town really does make sure that everyone is catered to…it is always busy with something going on from the Saturday market to St Barbe Museum, with multiple play parks and of course cafe and restaurants galore. And if you manage to get through all that, then you could always jump on the ferry to the Isle of Wight – just a short 30 minute journey across the Solent.

top picksTo do whilst you're here...

  • Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway
    Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

    A spectacular 200 acre site that you can wander around or take a ride on the 12 1/4 inch gauge Steam Railway – a favourite for all ages!

    Dogs are welcome. Good parking. Mostly level tracks on good gravel or tarmac. You can hire mobility vehicles here too.

    Make sure you stop for tea and cake in Mr Eddy’s Tea rooms and check for the seasonal events on their website.

  • Beaulieu & The Motor Museum
    Beaulieu & The Motor Museum

    A great family day out including the World of Top Gear, Palace and Gardens, Beaulieu Abbey and more! Rates 4.5 out of 5 after approx 5000 reviews – so we reckon its worth a mention.

    If you don’t pay for entry, still go and visit the village. There are a few good independent shops, cream tea at The Montagu Arms (very good), good garden centre and cafe at Steph’s Kitchen, opposite is an excellent learning garden which is also well worth a look.

    To find out more visit www.beaulieu.co.uk

  • The Sea Wall Coastal Walk
    The Sea Wall Coastal Walk

    A fantastic walk on fairly level, gravel paths with amazing sea views. Also v good for bird spotting. The total walk is 9 miles but you can make it much shorter. The full walk takes approx’ 2 hours. Lots of cafe’s and pubs on the way. Walk back or jump on the bus!

    It can be windy so make sure you wear suitable clothing!

    For more information visit the trip advisor page.

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Number Two

Lymington, Hampshire

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