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Blackfield, Hampshire

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  • 4 adults + 4 kids + baby
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Close to Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Child Friendly

Seaview Cottage is seaside holiday cottage that is ideal for families who love to be just a stone’s throw from the water. Literally.

The combination of cottage + view + next door pub, is hard to beat. Romantics, writers and artists will be as happy here as families who come for the crabbing, exploring and wild play. The style is immaculate, fresh and on trend. The views broad, boaty and busy. The Jolly Sailor pub, next door, will look after you well but isn’t gastro standard.

‘Sea-salts’ will enjoy watching the busy water ahead whilst supping drinks from the pub, whose outdoor tables spill over onto the grassy area beside the cottage. The kids will be crabbing for hours, or exploring the local tracks and trails.

The house was once two semi-detached cottages, almost matching in their design. You’ll find two bedrooms upstairs, two staircases to reach them, two sitting rooms (one’s now more of a playroom), and the kitchen runs along the width at the back.
The full width kitchen was added in a renovation and it transforms the downstairs spaces to something far more practical for families. The two sitting rooms means that adults get one, kids the other.  It’s delightfully quirky. Most of the rooms are mirrored one side to the other. The style throughout is chi-chi, modern and all photoshoot ready.

 It has 2 double bedrooms, one with a small cot room en suite, sharing a bathroom on the top floor; a Sitting room with log burner; lovely bright open plan kitchen / dining room opening onto the back garden and patio; a second sitting room / playroom with fireplace; a downstairs bunk room sleeping 4, and downstairs shower room toilet.

Inside has been immaculately restored. The interior has been recently full painted in creams, whites, blues and greys. There are accents of Danish style throughout and the odd bright colour amongst the gentle muted tones.  It’s set up ready for a glossy magazine to call by for a photoshoot and a favourite of many of the owners stylist friends.

The garden is a half acre enclosed and grassy garden that rises up behind the house. A good sized patio with solid garden furniture behind the kitchen for summer alfresco meals. Up behind the cottage there is a paddock backing on to the National Park woodland. Ponies are often in here and love to hand their heads over the fence for apples. Come prepared!

The Jolly Sailor pub next door is good for drinks. The car park overspill is slightly to the left of the cottage at the front. One car will fit in the parking by the house, another in the tuck in just before it.

Family

The 2 double bedrooms upstairs are suitable for 1 or 2 travel cots.We provide 2 high chairs and 2 travel cots.

Best for…

2 families with lots of kids in tow.

The area is rural and pretty, with access to the forest to the West. Calshot Activity Centre is 5 mins drive, Lepe beach is lovely and 7 mins drive, pretty Beaulieu is a rural drive on the back roads 15 mins away.

Accessibility

There are 2 sets of stairs in the cottage, both are very steep and narrow. There is a downstairs bedroom which has 2 bunk beds in it, so not really suitable for older folk.

So 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...

First go crabbing. Second, go exploring trip and making dens in the woods behind the house – perfect for wild and loud games. The place has a mildly ‘Star Wars’ air…some of it was filmed in the giant and unused power station a few miles away. There is plenty of old massive piping left for kids to track toward the station too. BYO Stormtrooper suit.

 

The Nitty Gritty...

Sleeping...

  • Bedroom 1 : Double bed
  • Bedroom 2 : Double bed
  • Bedroom 3 : Quad bunk beds downstairs
  • Bedroom 4 : Toddler bed/cot in the small loft space off Bedroom 1
  • Floorplan : Click to view

Bathrooms...

  • One : Family bathroom with shower over bath
  • Two : Downstairs shower room

All the rest...

  • Garden : A large, enclosed, half an acre garden with patio and al fresco dining table and chairs
  • Kitchen : Double Oven / Fridge Freezer / Washing machine / Tumble dryer
  • Mod Cons : TV
  • Keeping Connected : Free WiFi and mobile signal is ok
  • Parking : Off-road parking for up to 2 cars
  • Arrival & Departure : Arrivals from 3.30pm and departures by 10am
  • Pets : Dogs are welcome
  • Arrival & Departure : Monday and Friday changeover days with arrivals from 3.30pm and departures by 10am

What we love

The crabbing from here is excellent. We love getting takeaway from the pub and eating with our feet dangling over the harbour. There’s a great walk on the coastal path toward Calshot Activity Centre. To read all about it read more here

And because we are ever curious, we love tanker watching, there is massive boat traffic to watch here in the main ‘river’. The MarineTraffic.com site – will allow you to track and learn about the boats online that you’re watching.

Limewood Spa, (pictured) and 20 mins drive away, is superb and well worth the spend.

Don't just take our word for it...

Read real reviews from guests that have stayed with us at Sea View

  • We loved our stay at Seaview - it is the cosiest little house - we snuggled by the fire after wet days out at Calshot on the kayaks, and the kids LOVED the bunk room. Really clean and well designed and furnished with a friendly helpful team. Perfect family getaway! Cat, London

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