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Vinegar HillBook

Milford on Sea, Hampshire

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  • 12 + 4 babies
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Close to Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Child Friendly

Big and arty, this spacious family friendly holiday home in Milford on Sea is the perfect summer holiday find. The area is quiet and private but just 10 minutes walk from the bustling foodie heaven village and local beach too!

The open kitchen/dining room is spacious and great for a home eating, this extends out to the sunny south facing garden too. The bedrooms are spread across the main house (2 doubles, 1 twin and a single) with an additional 2 double rooms (one with an additional single bed) both with bathrooms, one of which has its own separate entrance – great for those wanting a bit of quiet (one is also downstairs with its own private sitting room).

The garden is sizeable with a generous lawn plus there is a playhouse, climbing frame and wooded area for many an adventure. Chickens live in the garden here too.

Milford on Sea is a great location with much to offer for all the family and over the summer the local village green is usually booked for fayres and mini festivals to enjoy!


Two bedrooms are suitable for small travel cots. The garden is not fully enclosed but the fencing is good enough to keep under 5’s in. There are plenty of toys and boardgames here. We provide 1 travel cot, 1 high chair.

There are sandy beaches that are uncovered at low tide clearly visible from where the Hurst Castle joins the land. Otherwise the shingly beaches at Milford are a 10 minute walk from the house.

Best for…

Big, informal, multi-generational family gatherings where everyone spills over to the kitchen table, the kids go wild in the garden and everyone walks to the beach for picnics.


The spiral staircase to the loft bedroom is steep and outside. There is a good downstairs bedroom and bathroom here.

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...

We love it here because the beach is so close – look out for the sand bar that appears during low tide and creates a warm lagoon for frolicking in the shallow waters. It’s really fabulous. Or simply walk along the shores to either Barton on Sea to the West along the cliff path or East towards Hurst Spit and Keyhaven.

Access to great foodie places is so easy here, and all possible on foot – Milford on Sea is renowned for food, whatever your fancy.

The garden here is enclosed with a wooden play house, a spacious lawn area for family games and even a wooded area – great for making dens!

The Nitty Gritty...


  • Bedroom 1 : Double bed with ensuite shower room
  • Bedroom 2 : Twin
  • Bedroom 3 : Double or single
  • Bedroom 4 : Single bunk
  • Bedroom 5 : Double & single bed with ensuite (Garden Room)
  • Bedroom 6 : Double bed with ensuite (Hayloft)


  • One : Family bathroom (downstairs)
  • Two : Ensuite shower room (Bed 1)
  • Three : Ensuite shower over bath (Bed 5)
  • Four : Ensuite shower room (Bed 6)

All the rest...

  • Garden : Large and enclosed the garden has it all with an al fresco dining area, a good sized lawn for games, wooden play house and a little wooded area at the back the property (also well fenced). There are chickens living here too.
  • Kitchen : Range cooker / Fridge Freezer / Microwave / Washing machine / Dutch airer / Washing line
  • Mod Cons : Digi box / Bluetooth sound system
  • Keeping Connected : Free WiFi and mobile signal is patchy
  • Parking : Off street for up to 5 cars
  • Pets : No sorry
  • Arrival & Departure : Arrivals from 3.30pm and departures by 10am

What we love

The green at Milford on Sea always has a rotation of fun and interesting events taking pace through the summer and even in the winter! It’s a little hub of activity and foodie heaven with most taste’s being catered for plus your usual village pubs too.

The beach is the main attraction with body boarders, paddle boarders and kayakers along with swimmers taking advantage of this lovely stretch of coastline. Along the top a promenade is bustling with walkers, runners and scooters (kiddie and motorised types) – its a great way to get around for everyone.

Keyhaven is just down the road and protected by Hurst Spit where the Fort sits proudly at the end. For those who prefer walking, make the trip (it’s a 2 mile walk and quite shingly so not fast walking). The castle is run by English Heritage who charge a small fee for entry. It’s worth it. There’s a little cafe and the location is amazing for hide and seek.  You can clearly see The Needles and Isle of Wight from here. Bird life is superb too. Tired legs? You can also get the little Hurst Castle Ferry back to Keyhaven.

Royston Woods is one of the best bluebell woods in the New Forest (pictured) and is 15 minutes drive from the house.

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

Read real reviews from guests that have stayed with us at Vinegar Hill

  • The rooms are generous and all is spotlessly clean and comfortable. There is masses to do in the area and Milford is rapidly turning into a foodie's hotspot. A really lovely place to stay. FlyingShuttle, London
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