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The Boat Shed

Lymington

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

SPECIAL OFFERS

Book now for the last available dates on this property

++++++++  SUMMER OFFER DATES +++++++++++

£86 midweek min 2 nights, Weekends £99 per night, reduced from £110.

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Calling all romantics, walkers, wanderers and design lovers. Come hither. This place is for you.

Perched in perfect privacy at the end one of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club dinghy yard, this tiny home packs some design punch. It is owned by Alice and Henning Stummel, whose London home ‘The Tin House’ was in Season 4 of Grand Designs, the RIBA House of the Year. Their ‘rescued boat shed’ has been repurposed with the same playful and minimalist style.

Whilst the areas bustles with boat-y life and small town vibrancy, this spot doesn’t. Stay here for peace and quiet. The trees shield you from neighbours and the view full of boat masts, sea birds and the Lymington ferry bumbling past in the distance. Open the garden gates out the front for a short-cut into the boat yard and coastal path. The Sea Water Baths in the Lymington Lido are just in front of you.

Walk ‘not-quite-next-door’ to great food and the town, walk west to big skies and wild beaches.

Whilst perfect for couples, those with kids in tow need to be aware that the single bed here is mezzanine and high up with a vertical ladder.

You’re welcome to bring your own boat for sailing. Access for dinghys and Optimists is through the garden to get to the public slipway next to the Royal Lymington Yacht club which is available for guests. The house doesn’t come with a berth, so your boat will have to be kept on the driveway. A small RIB will have to be driven around to the slipway. Or hire a RIB or boat locally.

Owner Alice says, “We live in a utilitarian style, pared-down, simple and functional. We only have what we need and find that the decluttering allows for more freedom in such a small space” .

The space here is used to a premium with the kitchen area set into a wall of cupboards. Even the bed here is multi-use. You’ll find a very smart Queen sized sofa-bed for your evenings rest, with everything you need for it, smartly folded and ready to go.

Walk out of your private access into the Royal Lymington Yacht Club dinghy yard, out along the coastal path. Head east past The Mayflower pub (excellent for food), meander through the bigger boat marina’s and you’ll get to the cobbled town quay with cafes and more pubs, then 1 minute further to our favourite Greedo cafe. Go West  and pass Yachthaven bar and cafe (very good), then out of town for bigger skies, wilder walks, long beaches and the occasional cafe.

Had enough of the coast? Want a day inland? Leaving and need a plan for the way home? How about heading off by train for a smart lunch and day out walking in the forest, we suggest walking to the train station at Lymington town, taking the 9 minute train across the National Park wilds to Brockenhurst and walking to The Pig Hotel. Well known and celebrated for it’s local menu, working walled gardens and country-house style.

Families/Extra guests

The third bed is high, 4ft wide bed and above the bathroom in the eaves. There is a floor to ceiling slatted barrier on the long side. The ladder is vertical to get to it on the short side. For two adults it would very snuggly! But teens and children may be very happy here.  Just please be aware that there is no barrier to stop them falling out on the short side.

We supply a travel cot, high chair, and a small selection of kids toys and books.

The kitchen table seats 4. Should you have guests visiting, there is another table for 8 outside.

 

…Two kids can sleep top to tail but there is no barrier by the vertical steps. We suggest this is best for

Accessibility.

The Boatshed is perched on 1.5m high stilts. There is a ramp for access and there are no steps. The door is wide enough for wheelchairs. The bathroom is small, narrow and has no specific grab rails etc for those with challenged mobility.

You can park the car within 30 metres. The track is flat but cobbled and not even.

 

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What makes this special...

We love not washing up! Eat out for nearly every meal! Head east past The Mayflower pub (excellent for food), meander through the bigger boat marina’s and you’ll get to the cobbled town quay with cafes and more pubs, then 1 minute further to our favourite Greedo cafe. Go West and pass Yachthaven bar and cafe (very good), then out of town for bigger skies, wilder walks, long beaches and the occasional cafe.

The walking from here is superb.

We love Hurst Castle (boat out, walk back) to blow any cobwebs away. There is a great cafe there too. Or head along the coastal path through Milford on Sea beach out toward the golden sands of Highcliffe and plenty of cafe options along the way. There is a good bus service to get you home again. Read our blog about the walk here. 

 

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Sleeping...

  • The main room is the bedroom : Queen size sofa bed.
  • In the same room, a mezzanine bed platform : A large single (4ft) above the bathroom, divided from the main room by simple wooden slatting.

Bathrooms...

  • Shower room : Toilet, small shower.

All the rest...

  • Garden : There is a small garden around the property which has mature trees and is shady. A double gate opens directly into the dinghy boat yard storage area and the coastal path walking route is just across it.
  • Kitchen : Tiny kitchen with sink, hob, toaster, kettle.
  • Mod Cons : Not much! A Roberts radio.
  • Keeping Connected : There is good 4g locally.
    Phone service is reasonable for most suppliers.
  • Parking : There is off road parking for 2 medium sized cars.
  • Pets : Well behaved dogs are welcome.
    Other pets, please ask.
  • Arrival & Departure : We usually say 3.30pm checkin and 10am checkout. But please ask about this at booking. Out of peak season it is very likely that you can check in earlier and out later.
  • Nearest : Pub - The Mayflower is excellent and serves food (check times with them) - 2 min walk.
    Shop - Lymington High Street - 4 min walk or, on the coastal path, a small chandlery with basic supplies is 3 mins at Lymington Yacht Haven.
    Lymington High Street - 4/5 min walk.

What we love

Read our Insider’s Guides to the area…

Lymington, has a fabulous Saturday market, great shopping and extensive coastal walking. Read the Insider’s Guide to Lymington here. 

For longer beaches and more sand, head to beaches at Milford on Sea. Read our Insider’s Guide to Milford here. 

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

Including: Our foodie guide to the New Forest, or for some serious relaxing, how about Forest Bathing? and if you love water parks? The Saltwater Pools in Lymington are unmissable for families in the summer. Dog owners, read our dog walk guide here.

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...

  • Lymington Sea Water Baths
    Lymington Sea Water Baths

    Open over the summer months, this place is an eccentric joy. The water is cold, so hire a wetsuit or brave it. You can swim or go mad on the 110 metres floating obstacle course (bit like Top Gear on water) – perfect for teens. There is also a smaller splash pool and sand pit for little kids. Good changing room options and fabulous ice cream too. Charges are very reasonable.

    Remember, New Forest Escapees receive one free coffee for each group from the kiosk too!

    For opening time and entry charges visit their website.

  • Lymington Saturday Markets
    Lymington Saturday Markets

    Lymington has a thriving and very popular Saturday market. Over 90 stall holders congregate and the road is closed for most of the day.

    It takes up almost the entire high street, is very busy and popular with locals. Stall holders include local artists, crafts people, furniture, plants,  but best of all, it’s foodie heaven – cakes, cheeses, breads, deli bits and bobs, meat, pies, drinks.

    For more information about Lymington and the market click 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.

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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The Boat Shed

Lymington

++++++++  SUMMER OFFER DATES +++++++++++

£86 midweek min 2 nights, Weekends £99 per night, reduced from £110.

—-

Calling all romantics, walkers, wanderers and design lovers. Come hither. This place is for you.

Perched in perfect privacy at the end one of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club dinghy yard, this tiny home packs some design punch. It is owned by Alice and Henning Stummel, whose London home ‘The Tin House’ was in Season 4 of Grand Designs, the RIBA House of the Year. Their ‘rescued boat shed’ has been repurposed with the same playful and minimalist style.

Whilst the areas bustles with boat-y life and small town vibrancy, this spot doesn’t. Stay here for peace and quiet. The trees shield you from neighbours and the view full of boat masts, sea birds and the Lymington ferry bumbling past in the distance. Open the garden gates out the front for a short-cut into the boat yard and coastal path. The Sea Water Baths in the Lymington Lido are just in front of you.

Walk ‘not-quite-next-door’ to great food and the town, walk west to big skies and wild beaches.

Whilst perfect for couples, those with kids in tow need to be aware that the single bed here is mezzanine and high up with a vertical ladder.

You’re welcome to bring your own boat for sailing. Access for dinghys and Optimists is through the garden to get to the public slipway next to the Royal Lymington Yacht club which is available for guests. The house doesn’t come with a berth, so your boat will have to be kept on the driveway. A small RIB will have to be driven around to the slipway. Or hire a RIB or boat locally.

Owner Alice says, “We live in a utilitarian style, pared-down, simple and functional. We only have what we need and find that the decluttering allows for more freedom in such a small space” .

The space here is used to a premium with the kitchen area set into a wall of cupboards. Even the bed here is multi-use. You’ll find a very smart Queen sized sofa-bed for your evenings rest, with everything you need for it, smartly folded and ready to go.

Walk out of your private access into the Royal Lymington Yacht Club dinghy yard, out along the coastal path. Head east past The Mayflower pub (excellent for food), meander through the bigger boat marina’s and you’ll get to the cobbled town quay with cafes and more pubs, then 1 minute further to our favourite Greedo cafe. Go West  and pass Yachthaven bar and cafe (very good), then out of town for bigger skies, wilder walks, long beaches and the occasional cafe.

Had enough of the coast? Want a day inland? Leaving and need a plan for the way home? How about heading off by train for a smart lunch and day out walking in the forest, we suggest walking to the train station at Lymington town, taking the 9 minute train across the National Park wilds to Brockenhurst and walking to The Pig Hotel. Well known and celebrated for it’s local menu, working walled gardens and country-house style.

Families/Extra guests

The third bed is high, 4ft wide bed and above the bathroom in the eaves. There is a floor to ceiling slatted barrier on the long side. The ladder is vertical to get to it on the short side. For two adults it would very snuggly! But teens and children may be very happy here.  Just please be aware that there is no barrier to stop them falling out on the short side.

We supply a travel cot, high chair, and a small selection of kids toys and books.

The kitchen table seats 4. Should you have guests visiting, there is another table for 8 outside.

 

…Two kids can sleep top to tail but there is no barrier by the vertical steps. We suggest this is best for

Accessibility.

The Boatshed is perched on 1.5m high stilts. There is a ramp for access and there are no steps. The door is wide enough for wheelchairs. The bathroom is small, narrow and has no specific grab rails etc for those with challenged mobility.

You can park the car within 30 metres. The track is flat but cobbled and not even.

 

all theEssential details...

Sleeping...

  • The main room is the bedroom : Queen size sofa bed.
  • In the same room, a mezzanine bed platform : A large single (4ft) above the bathroom, divided from the main room by simple wooden slatting.

Bathrooms...

  • Shower room : Toilet, small shower.

All the rest...

  • Garden : There is a small garden around the property which has mature trees and is shady. A double gate opens directly into the dinghy boat yard storage area and the coastal path walking route is just across it.
  • Kitchen : Tiny kitchen with sink, hob, toaster, kettle.
  • Mod Cons : Not much! A Roberts radio.
  • Keeping Connected : There is good 4g locally.
    Phone service is reasonable for most suppliers.
  • Parking : There is off road parking for 2 medium sized cars.
  • Pets : Well behaved dogs are welcome.
    Other pets, please ask.
  • Arrival & Departure : We usually say 3.30pm checkin and 10am checkout. But please ask about this at booking. Out of peak season it is very likely that you can check in earlier and out later.
  • Nearest : Pub - The Mayflower is excellent and serves food (check times with them) - 2 min walk.
    Shop - Lymington High Street - 4 min walk or, on the coastal path, a small chandlery with basic supplies is 3 mins at Lymington Yacht Haven.
    Lymington High Street - 4/5 min walk.

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