Saltwater Cottage

location, style, value

  • 6+1
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Close to Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly

Right in the middle of the areas most vibrant village and 10 minutes walk to the beach, this is one cool cottage. Perfect for friends and perfect for families. Saltwater is a location and house that packs a bigger punch than it’s size.

We love Milford on Sea. The village green is 90 seconds from your door, which means that the butcher, baker, grocer, top coffee shop, quirky independent supermarket and candlestick seller are within a stone’s throw. Even closer is The Wash House, a microbrewery (or some regard) where you can play board games, and order in your food from local amazing foodie places… there are loads, it’s a real destination here. The Thai place is the closest at 20 seconds walk, then a great Italian, then the brewery, then an ace deli, the famous fish+chip shop, several ‘proper job’ restaurants too.

The cottage itself has been recently renovated, beautifully put together for guests, there are two good sized bedrooms for 4 and on the top floor (up steep stairs) another room for 2. The garden is long, well fenced and great for sunbathing.


£190 per week

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Eco Conscious

We engage with sustainable practice to actively reduce our impacts

Championing local

We celebrate the culture and traditions of the New Forest

Proudly independent

We are a small, mum-run local business at heart

All the essential details.

Here's your full run down of this place, inside and out...


Walk through the front door into the cosy sitting room area followed by a kitchen/dining room. It's a clever space. The kitchen, which was brand new in 2020, is very stylish yet practical. There is a table to fit 6  so everyone can get around for family meals.

There are two oversized arm chairs for lounging and yet more chatting. It's a clever spot to put them - they get all the light and with the patio doors open you can sit here and be inside/outside at the same time.

Cottage stairs (steep) take you up the middle of the house and bedrooms on the first floor are nicely separated by a really good size family bathroom - so you get privacy, not so usual in terraced cottage homes! The master is at the back of the house overlooking the garden with the double/twin at the front of the house.

Very steep stairs take you up to the attic room which can simultaneously be used as a separate lounging/quiet room with the two singles beds used as sofas plus the comfy bean bags too, or as another bedroom.
Floor plan


Bedroom 1 : King bed with synthetic bedding.
Bedroom 2 : SuperKing or Twin with synthetic bedding.
Attic Bedroom : There are 2, 2ft 6" low level single beds with synthetic bedding. Blackout blinds.


Bathroom : Roll top bath with separate shower

All the rest...

Kitchen : Gas 5 hob with large signal oven / Under counter fridge with small freezer draw / Washing machine & Tumble dryer in one / Slimline dishwasher / Microwave / Kettle / 2 slot Toaster / Nespresso VERTUO Coffee machine with Aeroccino Milk Frother.
Mod Cons : Smart TV & DVD player with DVDs in Lounge.
Connectivity : Super fast fibre broadband/ Wifi and overall good mobile phone service. Vodafone is not the best.
Kids' Stuff : There is a good selection of kids kit at the house; books, games and toys. A travel cot 104 x 74 x 74 and highchair are provided.
Pets : Up to two dogs welcome here for a small charge, and downstairs only please.


The large patio door opens from the kitchen-dining area onto broad decking which is set up for enjoying the sun and having BBQ's. The garden is lawned and long, great for small children to stretch their legs or to play swing ball or boules (provided)!
Garden : There is a small, long, private garden at the back of the cottage. Access through the house only. Charcoal BBQ.
Parking : There is some parking on the street just along from the house and a small public car park just a few minutes walk away. A parking clock is provided for guests so parking is free for you here and in the other council car parks across the forest too!

Home truths

The stairs going up to the third floor are steep and not suitable for anyone who is a bit wobbly, they are narrow and steep. Older folk may well struggle here.


Downstairs the house has no steps. The stairs to the first floor have one side handrail. The bathroom is on the first floor and has a roll top bath and separate shower. The second set of stairs to the top floor bedroom are narrow and steep. Older folk may well struggle here.

Booking Information

Free and included in your booking cost are: all bedding and linen, towels for the house, kitchen essentials, any baby kit you've requested and cleaning the house after you leave. We also supply some treats to get you going for tea when you arrive. Enjoy!

Arrival & Departure

Arrive from: 5pm
Depart before: 10am

Payment Info

Deposit: 50%
Balance Due: 1 month before your stay
Security Deposit: £350

Guests that have stayed here rate this place:

4.7 out of 5 more real reviews on upfront reviews and facebook

The location...

The house is just 90 seconds from the village green and 10 minutes walk from the long beaches here. It's 40 seconds walk from the eccentric and fantastic microbrewery, The Wash House. Don't miss it!

Milford on Sea is a lively and vibrant village just a few miles east of Lymington.  It sits on the coast and has extensive beach front which is sandy at mid-low tide.

Need more info, or not quite what you’re looking for..?

Don’t worry, we’re always on-hand to help and our personalised booking process will match the right house to the right guests!

We're all locals and know the houses and Forest like the backs of our hands, so if you have any queries about the information we have provided or have any special requests for your stay, please just ask:

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