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Pitts Deep Cottage

Lymington, Hampshire

  • 6 Adults + 3 kids
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Close to Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly

SPECIAL OFFERS

Book now for the last available dates on this property

+++++++ HALF TERM +++++++

These dates have just been made available.
Friday 26th October – 2 night weekend £1450

+++++++ AUTUMN OFFERS ++++++++

All weekends until Christmas, excluding half term are £100 off.
3 nights – now £1500. 2 nights – now £1400.

This extraordinary beach cottage is positioned at the end of a long isolated track through private woodland where it sits snugged down right on the edge of a wild and varied beach. Sand, pebbles, mud flats and salt marsh are framed by ancient oaks to make an unbeatable tapestry and views. It lies where the New Forest meets The Solent.

In the eighteenth century the house was an inn “Famous for Selling Good Brandy” A clear indication that it benefitted from this wild and inaccessible stretch of coastline where smugglers gained access to the shore up the channel known as The Pitts Deep.

Staying here now is a first class treat. It’s produced like a boutique hotel and nothing is missed out. It’s hard to describe arriving here without using too many superlatives, but everyone, without exception, is absolutely delighted. 

Romantics will love the broad views; passing yachts, local fishermen, migrating birds as well as the wild ponies, donkeys and cattle who roam the National Park.

The house has been featured in Hampshire Life, and also noted in The Times, The London Evening Standard and The Guardian. Our favourite tourism brand Sawdays journalists loved it. Read more here. 

Pitts Deep really is a place to unwind, to explore and to reconnect with a slower life beside the sea.

Special mention must be made of the migratory birds here who enjoy the mosaic of habitats here. Read more about the Solent birds here. 

The Beach house has been given a new lease of life by its new local owners.  Many original features have been maintained, 1930s parquet flooring has a silvery wash, old wooden floors and walls are painted white. An eclectic mix of art adorns the walls, funky pottery nestles alongside a happy and calming blend of antique and modern furniture. Vintage East Coast American rugs, reindeer and sheep skins add warmth and texture to the floors. The old dining room and kitchen have been opened up to make one big space, equipped with all you need for modern living.

The kitchen and dining room is open plan and very efficiently laid out. The white marble topped work-space has a window looking straight out to sea and there is masses of cooking equipment for family meals, including good quality condiments. The kitchen table seats 6 comfortably. (It’s 181cm length x 83cm wide).

In the sitting room you’ll find big squidgy sofas, heaps of cushions, books, games, a television, warm rugs, good lighting and a wood burning stove.

The cottage also has a brick and glass conservatory which, given our rather changeable British weather, come wind, rain or shine you can sit and look out to the garden.  The room is set up wind-free beach living.

Upstairs all the bedrooms  have some kind of beach view. There are two good-sized bedrooms and have plenty of space for travel cots.  The bunk room is suitable for adults or older teenagers as well as kids. The third double is a bit tight but it makes up for it with the view. Lastly there is a single room prefect for a little one. There is also a family bathroom.

Nowadays coast and garden blend into one, seaside plants and gravel paths weave along the seafront and a large wooden deck provides a platform to look out over the beach, west to the Needles and Hurst Castle and east to Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Yachts race by, fishing boats wend their way, flocks of seabirds call on the sea breeze. New Forest animals are frequent visitors, ponies cows and donkeys are frequent visitors and often walk the shore line at low tide conversing happily with our guests.

Family

Children are welcome but, but the house is not specifically set up for small children; we can’t fit stairgates and the garden fencing on the seaside is minimal. 2 bedrooms are suitable for travel cots.

Best for…

The guests who’ve most loved it here have been happy to enjoy this wild coast in all weathers, to feel nature wash over them, watch the birds and boats, waves and winds come and go.

What are the quirks here? 

We think the house best fits 6 adults and balance children, but you can fit 9 adults. The kitchen table is built for 6 on chairs. One of the doubles bedrooms upstairs is tight. The fridge is an under-counter fridge. You can’t store food for a week in it. The pantry is small under the stairs. Hot water – the house is 300 years old. The tank isn’t huge so you will have to wait short period of time between full baths. Supermarket delivery trucks can’t get down the track to the house. Use Click and Collect services or bring shopping with you.

Practicalities

The cottage is accessed from a ¼ mile long private track.  The beach in front of the cottage is yours to use.  All the surrounding coastline/beaches are private to the high water mark.  Areas below the high water mark are accessible to walkers. The cottage is very close to the sea, but is well built and cosy.  Sometimes the Solent experiences very stormy weather, more likely during the winter.  Someone from the team is always on hand for any eventuality.

Accessibility

The garden is not enclosed. Some of the flagstone paths can be slippery in winter. For older family members the stairs are wooden and steeper than the average. There is a rope support for the stairs but not a hand rail.

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...

Pitts Deep really is a place to unwind, to explore and to reconnect with traditional seaside life.

Bonfire here and get our favourite caterer in for locally-caught fish stew, cooked on the beach in front of you.  There are walks from the beach house which take you to the forest, to the East End Arms, our local pub which serves excellent drinks and delicious food. We can help you organise storytellers, a chef to cook outside if you want to add a little extra specialness.

Walk to the East End Arms – 20 mins walk away for a very good lunch.

Limewood Spa, for a smart treat, is excellent and well worth the spend. It’s one of the owners favourite places to escape.

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Sleeping...

  • Bedroom 1 : Kingsize bed, wonderful views eastward. Travel cots will fit.
  • Bedroom 2 : Kingsize bed, views east through the tamarind tree. The most spacious room. Travel cots will fit.
  • Bedroom 3 : Double bed in this snug room, which looks west towards the Needles.
  • Bedroom 4 : Bunk beds, full size single mattresses in a room which feels like a boat cabin. Own wash basin.
  • Bedroom 5 : Single bed, lots of books, charming little window, next to bedroom 1 and perfect for a child.
  • Floorplan : Click to view

Bathrooms...

  • One : Wet room / downstairs loo
  • Two : Family bathroom

All the rest...

  • Garden : Coast and garden blend into one, seaside plants and gravel paths weave along the seafront and a large wooden deck provides a platform to look out over the beach with plenty of seating for all to enjoy.
  • Kitchen : Oven / Hob / Fridge freezer (both are small) / Microwave / Dishwasher / Washing machine
  • Mod Cons : Bose speakers provided, 23″ TV,  DVD player and good DVD selection
  • Keeping Connected : Wifi can be slow and mobile signal is reasonable but can be patchy in the house / good on the driveway
  • Parking : Up to 3 cars
  • Pets : Quiet dogs by request - the garden is not enclosed and they can access the beach. There are free range chickens next door, migratory and game birds all around. Dogs on a lead on the beach according to National Park rules.
  • Arrival & Departure : Mon or Friday changeover day except peak periods, then just Friday. Min 3 night stay or price equivalent. Arrivals from 4pm and departures by 10am.

What we love

Read our Insiders Guides to the area…

Lymington, 3 miles away, has a fabulous Saturday market, great shopping and extensive coastal walking. Read the Insiders Guide to Lymington here. 

Tanners Lane, is the continuation of the Pitts Deep beach to the west. You can walk this coastline when the tide is low. Read our blog about Tanners Lane here. 

For more ideas for enjoying the area, places to eat and see, read our blog for more ideas.

Including: ‘Swallows and Amazons’ days out along the shore, or perhaps wander over to nearby Beaulieu for some local history and gentle riverside walks.

 

theLocation...

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...

  • The Sea Wall Coastal Walk
    The Sea Wall Coastal Walk

    A fantastic walk on fairly level, gravel paths with amazing sea views. Also very good for bird spotting. The walk is 9 miles long but you can make it much shorter. The full walk takes approximately 2 hours. There are lots of cafe’s and pubs on the way and you can either 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.

  • 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 their website.

We're local, and if you have questions,
need ideas or want advice
we're on hand to help...

Call us on +44 (0) 1590 462005

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Pitts Deep Cottage

Lymington, Hampshire

+++++++ HALF TERM +++++++

These dates have just been made available.
Friday 26th October – 2 night weekend £1450

+++++++ AUTUMN OFFERS ++++++++

All weekends until Christmas, excluding half term are £100 off.
3 nights – now £1500. 2 nights – now £1400.

This extraordinary beach cottage is positioned at the end of a long isolated track through private woodland where it sits snugged down right on the edge of a wild and varied beach. Sand, pebbles, mud flats and salt marsh are framed by ancient oaks to make an unbeatable tapestry and views. It lies where the New Forest meets The Solent.

In the eighteenth century the house was an inn “Famous for Selling Good Brandy” A clear indication that it benefitted from this wild and inaccessible stretch of coastline where smugglers gained access to the shore up the channel known as The Pitts Deep.

Staying here now is a first class treat. It’s produced like a boutique hotel and nothing is missed out. It’s hard to describe arriving here without using too many superlatives, but everyone, without exception, is absolutely delighted. 

Romantics will love the broad views; passing yachts, local fishermen, migrating birds as well as the wild ponies, donkeys and cattle who roam the National Park.

The house has been featured in Hampshire Life, and also noted in The Times, The London Evening Standard and The Guardian. Our favourite tourism brand Sawdays journalists loved it. Read more here. 

Pitts Deep really is a place to unwind, to explore and to reconnect with a slower life beside the sea.

Special mention must be made of the migratory birds here who enjoy the mosaic of habitats here. Read more about the Solent birds here. 

The Beach house has been given a new lease of life by its new local owners.  Many original features have been maintained, 1930s parquet flooring has a silvery wash, old wooden floors and walls are painted white. An eclectic mix of art adorns the walls, funky pottery nestles alongside a happy and calming blend of antique and modern furniture. Vintage East Coast American rugs, reindeer and sheep skins add warmth and texture to the floors. The old dining room and kitchen have been opened up to make one big space, equipped with all you need for modern living.

The kitchen and dining room is open plan and very efficiently laid out. The white marble topped work-space has a window looking straight out to sea and there is masses of cooking equipment for family meals, including good quality condiments. The kitchen table seats 6 comfortably. (It’s 181cm length x 83cm wide).

In the sitting room you’ll find big squidgy sofas, heaps of cushions, books, games, a television, warm rugs, good lighting and a wood burning stove.

The cottage also has a brick and glass conservatory which, given our rather changeable British weather, come wind, rain or shine you can sit and look out to the garden.  The room is set up wind-free beach living.

Upstairs all the bedrooms  have some kind of beach view. There are two good-sized bedrooms and have plenty of space for travel cots.  The bunk room is suitable for adults or older teenagers as well as kids. The third double is a bit tight but it makes up for it with the view. Lastly there is a single room prefect for a little one. There is also a family bathroom.

Nowadays coast and garden blend into one, seaside plants and gravel paths weave along the seafront and a large wooden deck provides a platform to look out over the beach, west to the Needles and Hurst Castle and east to Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Yachts race by, fishing boats wend their way, flocks of seabirds call on the sea breeze. New Forest animals are frequent visitors, ponies cows and donkeys are frequent visitors and often walk the shore line at low tide conversing happily with our guests.

Family

Children are welcome but, but the house is not specifically set up for small children; we can’t fit stairgates and the garden fencing on the seaside is minimal. 2 bedrooms are suitable for travel cots.

Best for…

The guests who’ve most loved it here have been happy to enjoy this wild coast in all weathers, to feel nature wash over them, watch the birds and boats, waves and winds come and go.

What are the quirks here? 

We think the house best fits 6 adults and balance children, but you can fit 9 adults. The kitchen table is built for 6 on chairs. One of the doubles bedrooms upstairs is tight. The fridge is an under-counter fridge. You can’t store food for a week in it. The pantry is small under the stairs. Hot water – the house is 300 years old. The tank isn’t huge so you will have to wait short period of time between full baths. Supermarket delivery trucks can’t get down the track to the house. Use Click and Collect services or bring shopping with you.

Practicalities

The cottage is accessed from a ¼ mile long private track.  The beach in front of the cottage is yours to use.  All the surrounding coastline/beaches are private to the high water mark.  Areas below the high water mark are accessible to walkers. The cottage is very close to the sea, but is well built and cosy.  Sometimes the Solent experiences very stormy weather, more likely during the winter.  Someone from the team is always on hand for any eventuality.

Accessibility

The garden is not enclosed. Some of the flagstone paths can be slippery in winter. For older family members the stairs are wooden and steeper than the average. There is a rope support for the stairs but not a hand rail.

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’

all theEssential details...

Sleeping...

  • Bedroom 1 : Kingsize bed, wonderful views eastward. Travel cots will fit.
  • Bedroom 2 : Kingsize bed, views east through the tamarind tree. The most spacious room. Travel cots will fit.
  • Bedroom 3 : Double bed in this snug room, which looks west towards the Needles.
  • Bedroom 4 : Bunk beds, full size single mattresses in a room which feels like a boat cabin. Own wash basin.
  • Bedroom 5 : Single bed, lots of books, charming little window, next to bedroom 1 and perfect for a child.

Bathrooms...

  • One : Wet room / downstairs loo
  • Two : Family bathroom

All the rest...

  • Garden : Coast and garden blend into one, seaside plants and gravel paths weave along the seafront and a large wooden deck provides a platform to look out over the beach with plenty of seating for all to enjoy.
  • Kitchen : Oven / Hob / Fridge freezer (both are small) / Microwave / Dishwasher / Washing machine
  • Mod Cons : Bose speakers provided, 23″ TV,  DVD player and good DVD selection
  • Keeping Connected : Wifi can be slow and mobile signal is reasonable but can be patchy in the house / good on the driveway
  • Parking : Up to 3 cars
  • Pets : Quiet dogs by request - the garden is not enclosed and they can access the beach. There are free range chickens next door, migratory and game birds all around. Dogs on a lead on the beach according to National Park rules.
  • Arrival & Departure : Mon or Friday changeover day except peak periods, then just Friday. Min 3 night stay or price equivalent. Arrivals from 4pm and departures by 10am.

We're local, and if you have questions,
need ideas or want advice
we're on hand to help...

Call us on +44 (0) 1590 462005