Sumaya is a pet friendly holiday cottage with a swimming pool in Lymington. It’s a family bolthole all single level with all the extras for keeping grandparents, parents, teenagers or smalls very happy and we think perfect for family gatherings and birthdays.
The garden is enormous. There is a good supply of toys. A play house. The pool is heated from Easter to end September. Anyone needing a break can escape to a good pub, 2 minutes walk, or a pick-your-own strawberry field, and golf course (and adventure golf in summer), 5 mins the other way.
The house is a bright and roomy and there’s nothing that’s overly precious or delicate, which parents of busy children will well appreciate.
The feel of the house is modern country with plenty of colour in the mix. Owner Hanna and her three energetic boys, stay as often as she can and have introduced delights from far-flung travels. The three double bedrooms have finely dressed beds in feather and down, one overlooking the estuary, one the pool and terrace and the 3rd to the side of the property. You’ll find a large, open plan kitchen dining and sitting room with views over the boat-filled Lymington estuary. It’s a room designed for socialising with a kitchen table for 10.The kitchen has a gas range cooker.
The two bathrooms are smart, clean. One has additional access from the terrace by the pool for showering and cleaning up muddy kids. Three bedrooms are big enough for travel cots. You can also fit another cot in the twin bedroom if required. The double with the nicest view is that dressed in pastel pales. The view is over the lawns toward Lymington harbour.
The pool is set on a ledge above the house and is fenced on 3 sides with a good sized wall on the other. Below it is a big, flat terrace, perfect for family celebration meals. If it rains, there’s plenty of space for doing the same inside. The kitchen/living area is open-plan is suited for caterers. Less mobile folk will appreciate the undercover car port right by the house which means they have to walk about 20 metres to their bedroom and the kitchen.
The pool is heated to 25-26 C from the start of the May Bank Holiday to mid Sept. It is raised on the uphill side of the house. It is fenced on 3 sides and there is a 4 foot wall on the side closest to the house. It has toys and floats for your use with a bubble solar cover. There is access to a shower room from the garden/pool.
Everyone will enjoy the boaty view from here. All bedrooms are on one floor and are suitable for travel cots. Kids of all ages will love it here: smalls can play in the enclosed garden, there plenty of toys inside and out, a wooden playhouse and a swing. We provide 1 high chair and 1 travel cot.
Families and friends with small children. We have had some teens to stay here and they’ve loved the adventure golf (and proper golf) courses just beyond the back garden which is open in summer.
You can park in the carport which is attached to the house. There are no steps in the house. The terrace is the same level as the house, to access the garden there are steps on the paths.
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’