The Hidden House

...Sea-side, ramblings, bubbles

  • *8 + 1 + baby
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Close to Coast
  • Luxury
  • Family Friendly

Beach-filled days, cosy nights and cocktails on the lawn (whatever the time of day!)- this characterful family house is hidden away at the end of a leafy lane & just a 10 minute walk from the sparkly shores of Milford on Sea.

Surrounded by two and a half acres of mature gardens, fields and trees, it really feels like you’re cocooned away from the world. So fill your coupe, slip into the hot tub and tune into the birdsong whilst we reveal a little more…

The vibe here is unpretentious, and the house rambles in styles from the 1920’s, to 60’s. With contemporary & sleek touches adding a touch of frivolity & luxe (the owner grew up in a family of interior designers, studied fashion and is a self-proclaimed texture-aholic!)- you’re sure to fall in love with all the finishing touches.

Perfect for friends, or a couple of families to really enjoy the good life (the downstairs bedroom is fab for multi-generational stays); there is something here that makes you feel a bit ‘Gatsby’ – so after salty days at the beach & afternoons in the buzzy village… evenings back home definitely beckon for bubbles in the tub!!

Lawn games & table tennis are also on-hand for the competitive… but for those who simply want to relax, sink-back and soak it all up darlings- there’s plenty of room for that too, and the drinks trolley means you don’t have to move far! Definitely consider getting a private caterer here (there’s a fantastic local chef who will do 1920’s menu’s), and shape up your cocktail skills. “Pack the Brandies, Orange Liquers, don’t forget the Grenadine… Singapore Sling or Sidecar anyone?”

Milford Village is vibrant, has delicious foodie options (we love the bakery for a.m treats, & Verveine for p.m seafood feasts). The beach is perfect for wild swimming – be sure to read our Guide. It’s pebbly, but at mid-low tide golden sand is revealed and you can walk it for miles and miles. The clifftop path is a good cycle option too… and there are plenty of pit stops to seek out on your travels!

*With capacity for 10 guests in total, the single room is only suitable for a child. Babies are welcome too, but will be counted as part of the 10 guests staying.

from

£450 per night

What makes this place special...

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Why our guests love us...

Tried and testedWe only choose places we've been to see and loved!Eco ConsciousWe engage and lead sustainable practice to actively reduce our impactsCustomer serviceWe care about our clients, our guests and owners get first class attentionChampioning localWe celebrate the culture and traditions of the New ForestProudly independentWe are a small, mum-run local business at heartAlways fairWe believe in fairness for our guests, owners and team
Tried and testedWe only choose places we've been to see and loved!Eco ConsciousWe engage and lead sustainable practice to actively reduce our impactsCustomer serviceWe care about our clients, our guests and owners get first class attentionChampioning localWe celebrate the culture and traditions of the New ForestProudly independentWe are a small, mum-run local business at heartAlways fairWe believe in fairness for our guests, owners and team
Tried and testedEco ConsciousCustomer serviceChampioning localProudly independentAlways fair
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All the essential details.

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

Inside

Downstairs is built for entertaining, with rooms spilling out onto the lawns and manicured gardens that surround. There are two main bedrooms (1 upstairs + 1 downstairs), with another three bedrooms perfectly suited for children or teens (one of which is only suitable for children due to being a small single bed).

The feel here is beautifully curated, but unpretentious and lived-in. Now 100 years old, the house has had two conservatories added (one now the games room, and the other a playroom / sun room), alongside smaller 'extensions', and old definitely meets new in a rambling and charming way.

The hallway is big and leads into the sitting room (which runs full width of the house to catch both morning and evening sun, and there’s plenty of seating for 9. The playroom/sun room opens out to the hot tub, and has several sofas for the ‘parent-on-duty’ to keep a watchful ear whilst reading or chatting.

The dining room seats 8 but a 9th can be seated on a bench if they cuddle up a bit. (the 20’s were about cocktails Darling, not eating…!) For summer meals, the outside table easily seats 10…

The kitchen can be closed off, so it’s useful for caterers. For those that want to cook at home, it’s compact and best for one or two to get stuck in. Instead of ripping out the old kitchen, it’s been repainted in Farrow and Ball Railings and re-loved. We have plenty of ideas for great, locally-grown and delivered meals too, and there is an abundance of fab foodie places nearby.

The downstairs bedroom is huge and has a lovely bathroom. With masses of light, the doors open onto the curated terrace and the room feels bright and bucolic.

Upstairs is reached by the old 20’s exposed-oak staircase... just head past the marvellous rocking horse, to lay your hat. The main bedroom on the first floor has ample room, and we love the sumptuous headboard & 60’s style en-suite bathroom. If you don't shotgun this room, there are three smaller bedrooms (perfect for younger guests) to choose from - please do check out our home truths and take the virtual tour to decide who would love which. We love the single four-poster, and the shared family bathroom- which rocks a 70’s vibe with an amazing sink/mirror unit!

Like all the bathrooms here, expect plenty of delicious smellies (including some amazing-smelling vegan products), deep fluffy towels and a sparkly clean finish.
Floor plan

Sleeping...

Master Bedroom :Super king with en-suite. Views over the fields and gardens
Bedroom 2 :Double bed with synthetic bedding.
Bedroom 3 :Double bed with synthetic bedding.
Bedroom 4 :Suitable for a child only -Small single four-poster bed with synthetic bedding.
Downstairs Bedroom :King with en-suite. With doors leading out into the gardens

Bathrooms...

Master En-suite :Bath, Sink, Bidet and loo.
Downstairs En-suite :Bath, Shower, Sink and loo.
Family Bathroom :Shower, Sink and loo.
Downstairs WC :Sink and loo.

All the rest...

Kitchen :Oven with 5 hob gas / American Fridge-freezer / Toaster / Kettle / Dishwasher / Washing machine / Microwave / Nespresso Coffee Machine & Milk frother / Nutribullet / Thermomix.
Mod Cons :SONOS / 55” flat screen smart TV with Sky / WIFI.
Connectivity :Great WiFi connection both inside & out.
Kids' Stuff :A travel cot 60 x 120cm, high chair and children's crockery & cutlery are available + there is a fab array of games.
Pets :Sorry - Hidden House cannot accept dogs. Please do ask us for our escapes that are pet friendly.

Outside

There is room for up to 5 cars to park here, and 2 and a half acres of mature and 'rambling' gardens wrapped around the house.

The two ladies who built it in years previous would be proud. Little has been done to modernise the garden design, so it feels very much in keeping with the house. The perfect lawns spill into more perfect lawns, clipped beech hedges with arches, paving paths that lead in and out, pergolas are smothered in wisteria that hide tables for evening drinks...

...perfect for lawn games, cocktails, alfresco dining and sundowners... don't forget the hot tub!

The outside seating, with an impressive BBQ set up and heater, is off to the side of the house, accessed via the games room and downstairs bedroom. There is also an L shaped sofa in this area- perfect for post lunch relaxing!

The hot-tub is accessed via the sun room, which also gives access to the rest of the garden and sun loungers for a truly summer feel.
Garden :Hot tub / 8 x seater garden dining table & chairs / Sun loungers / BBQ gas / Outdoor heater / EV charger / Garden games / Basketball hoop/ Hammock.
Parking :The driveway has room for 5 cars with a EV car charger available to use.

Home truths

There are 2.5 acres surrounding your home-from-home to explore. The paths are in good conditions but uneven so do take care.

Old meets new here, so although there are touches of luxe, some features (such as the crooked kitchen cupboards, and the utility room with exposed pipes) may be more 'rustic' and quirky in style.

Both of the big bedrooms boast en-suites, and the three remaining rooms feel small compared to the masters. One of these rooms has a small single bed, so we would only recommend that this is used by a child.


Accessibility

There are two steps in to the house at the front door with no more steps throughout the ground floor. The large en-suite bedroom downstairs enjoys access onto the lawn, but there is a good handrail leading up to the other four bedrooms upstairs.

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'

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:4pm
Depart before:10am

Payment Info

Deposit:50%
Balance Due:45 days before your stay
Security Deposit:£500

Options / Extras

Dogs :£40 per dog (2 max.)

Location, location, location...

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The house is perfectly positioned between Milford on Sea village centre and the sea. A 10 minute walk to both (in opposite directions). Follow the winding path to the beach that avoids any roads and keeps the secluded feeling alive.

Insider's Guide >>

Guests that have stayed here rate this place:

4.5 out of 5

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

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