Location, location, location. If you want a family house near the town and almost-on-the-quay, then this is for you. You’ll find it on a lovely tree-lined street a 5 minute walk from the cobbled streets of the ‘Old Town’, once a smugglers paradise. Don’t worry – the house isn’t owned by rogues and contraband specialists, but Peter and Georgie are travel-addicts and their wanderings are evident in the eclectic and colourful styling inside this bright and roomy house.
This house is ideal for family holidays and you really couldn’t get a better location for a quiet setting in the heart of Lymington, but right on the doorstep of all the fun. In all seasons the coastal walking is superb. Winter will have you in some lovely pubs afterwards, and in summer the best crabbing, ice-creams and fish and chips, are to be had on the Lymington Old Town Quay. Don’t miss the Saltwater Pools for floating assault course and general madness for teens (and other nutters).
The house has been well designed for guests. Downstairs is bright and roomy. The L shaped kitchen / living room area is mostly open plan and in summer we’d suggest you open up the terrace doors and breakfast on the terrace. There is a smart blue Aga, and a gas stove with masses of serving dishes and ‘bitsa’ to host dinner parties if needed. If you like board games, jigsaws and puzzles, there is a large African boat full of them in the kitchen.
The kitchen table seats 10. You’ll also find a TV room with wood burner.
Bedrooms are all generously sized. Two are huge. The one on the top floor is particularly big and has a juliet balcony that faces the neighbours leafy gardens and sea. And every bedroom has its own bathroom.
The smart garden deck has smarter garden furniture and is a sun trap in the afternoons. Kids will love playing in the enclosed garden which has a fun treehouse (or surely pirate) platform and slide – both of these are pretty rustic. We can put a ladder-stop up for very small children if required. The terrace and garden are south facing and get wonderful evening sun that also fills the kitchen. It’s the perfect spot for evening meals after a day of exploring.
Babies and children welcome. Stairgate, high chair, baby mat and toys are provided. The garden is enclosed and there is a tree platform and slide in the garden. No ball games here please. There are neighbours on all sides.
Families wanting a seaside holiday, especially those with teenagers – Saltwater Pools is a must; floating assault course, zorbs, paddleboards etc. Yachties wanting a land-base for family in tow will appreciate the location near marinas. Current return guests come for birthday parties (70ths etc) and it’s a good base for those visiting Lymington for weddings.
There are few steps downstairs but no downstairs bedrooms here. There are good stair rails.
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’