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The Little Gate House

...chic, beachy, bolthole

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What a find! This gorgeous bolthole offers the perfect base for beachy bliss, with Milford’s beautiful seaside just a 15 minute meander away…

Your interior-designer host has styled this sanctuary with laidback luxe at the forefront, and under the vaulted ceilings, a top-notch treat awaits; Georgian floorboards, vintage French shutters, and antiques marry perfectly with contemporary up-lighting, sleek furnishings & sumptuous soft furnishings… swoon!

Nifty features make the most of the space so, from the Scandinavian inspired ‘bed-box’ (that you’ll never want to get out of), to the cosy nook hidden amongst the eaves, there’s plenty of room to make yourself at home! We also love how your courtyard garden makes this open-plan home feel even more spacious-  breakfast with birdsong, or supper under the stars. 

Wander the coastline, wild swim, birdwatch- the world is your oyster from The Little Gate House, and you are just a stone’s throw from it all (0.6 miles to be precise!). Filled with a feast of places to shop & sip, Milford on Sea’s vibrant village is also absolute foodie heaven- from an authentic Thai, to a seafood feast at Verveine, you won’t be disappointed!

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£140 / night

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We love the feeling of space here, and for two there is plenty...

The Little Gate House's high, vaulted ceilings and open-plan layout make this bolthole a real belter; and your interior designer host has left no stone unturned in the quest to create a luxe, seaside sanctuary!

From the mezzanine 'nook', to the Scandic-inspired 'bed box', and sun-trapped courtyard garden- everything feels well free-flowing and cheery. The clever mix of old & new finishing touches are all underpinned by high-end design, with touches like the bespoke ottoman, French shutters, and sumptuous soft furnishings, adding a hotel-luxe edge.

Although you'll be spoilt for choice with places to eat out in Milford on Sea, The Little Gate House's kitchen area is set up to fully function. Perch on the gillmore stools, sit at the dining table, or make it an alfresco affair in the courtyard- you'll have whatever the weather options.

Light and airy by-day, we also love how this space feels cosy and restful come-nightfall. Light the wood burner and sink in before another day of seaside adventures!
Floor plan


Bedroom King 5ft bed box, feather bedding with synthetic on request.


Bathroom Shower and heated towel rail.

All the rest...

KitchenOven and hob / Fridge freezer / Microwave / Nespresso Altissio Coffee Machine / Dishwasher / Kettle /
Mod ConsSmart TV with freeview & Netflix / Sound Bar / USB plugs by bed / WiFi
Kids' StuffTravel cot (dimensions for BYO mattress 940-970mm length, 620-650mm) , high chair & children's cutlery
PetsDogs are welcome here - with a small charge per dog, per stay. Garden/patio is well fenced and enclosed.


The sun-trapped little courtyard is idea for taking your cuppa or supper outdoors- just open the doors to bring the outside in.
GardenThe enclosed terrace is a perfect sun-trap for alfresco dining.
ParkingThe driveway has space for 2 cars.

Home truths

Your lovely hosts live next door, and their garden is flush to the side of the property, so you may hear them from time-to-time. Please also note that host's dog also uses their main garden (juts as a FYI if you are bringing your dog along for a break too).

You will have full privacy from anyone in their garden because of the French antique blinds that run the length of the window wall separating their garden and your house. There is also an extra Chinese-style folding screen that you also use, should you wish, with bedroom curtains for privacy.

There is an extra charge for logs and kindling to burn on the fire (October- March) but feel free to BYO!


You can park within 15 metres of the front door and there are two steps, 6” each, to step up to the main floor level that is uninterrupted through the property and garden space.

The walk in shower has no change in level.

Booking Information

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% on booking
Balance Due: 45 days before stay
Security Deposit: £350

Location, location, location...

The Little Gate House is perfectly located for Milford on Sea adventures; with both the beach, and the bustling village centre both just 15 minutes (0.6 miles) away.

Follow the salty air to Hordle Cliffs to pitch up and paddle for the day amongst the beach huts. From here you can also bike, wander or run to Barton on Sea- soaking those stunning Solent vistas as you go (a 5 mile stretch). A glass of something delicious at The Cliffhanger is just the reward when you get there.

Known as a foodie heaven. Milford's village centre is great to stock up on supplies, or to eat out. We especially love the bakery for sourdough, The This for a takeaway, and Verveine for a special supper.

Keyhaven is just over 1.5 miles away and from here you can wander the spit up to Hurst Castle (in around 45 mins). You can also take the ferry to see waders, wildfowl and other birds on the Keyhaven marshes as you go. You'll also be able to hire an E Bike from Jaunt-E at Keyhaven to ride along The Sea Wall all the way into Lymington.

Guests that have stayed here rate this place:

4.8 out of 5

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Lovely little bolthole, ideally situated to explore the New Forest. Had everything we needed, but egg cups wo... October 2023 Read More
We took suggestions from this book and had a good meal at The Smugglers and several good wine stops at The Cav... October 2023 Read More
Thank you for a lovely stay - despite the dreary weather. Verveine for a memorable lunch and a very blowy wal... October 2023 Read More
5 * We had a fantastic stay at The Little Gate House in Milford. Great location and a very relaxing and comfor... August 23 Read More

Guests that have stayed here rate this place:

4.8 out of 5

Lovely little bolthole, ideally situated to explore the New Forest. Had everything we needed, but egg cups would have been good.

Janet October 2023

We took suggestions from this book and had a good meal at The Smugglers and several good wine stops at The Cave, both very welcoming to dogs. We also took a recommendation to walk the cliff path to Barton on Sea, where you can refuel at The Beechcomber cafe - lovely views of the coast and Isle of Wight.

Annon October 2023

Thank you for a lovely stay - despite the dreary weather. Verveine for a memorable lunch and a very blowy walk along the spit will be lovely memories.

Diana and Michael October 2023

5 * We had a fantastic stay at The Little Gate House in Milford. Great location and a very relaxing and comfortable stay. Would recommend to anyone looking to stay in Milford and explore the Forest.

Michael August 23

5*! Relaxing base to enjoy walks, food & drink.

Tom July 2023

Perfect stay at The Little Gate House, had everything we needed and were just sad we couldn’t stay longer. Would love to go back.

Lauren July 2023

We really enjoyed our stay. Lovely accommodation and a great location to explore the local areas. Hosts welcoming and provided travel cot and high chair for our baby. Would recommend and happily stay again.

Jonathan & family July 2023

Exceptional place to stay in beautiful Milford on Sea. The space is absolutely stunning, everything you need for a getaway. Lovely touches like beach towels, dog treats, lovely outdoor area. Just beautiful we loved it and will be back.

Rachael July 2023

We had a wonderful stay - such a special place. We've enjoyed walks, the sea and delicious food. Thank you for the extra special touches and welcome treats. We'd love to come back soon.

Anon June 2023

We had a lovely stay, just what we needed for some R&R. Thank you for all the extra touches. The Little Gate House is a special place and we hope to visit again soon.

Rob & Carley June 2023

Couple of great days away by the sea, lovely place to stay!

Anon May 2023

We had the most fantastic stay at The Little Gate House this weekend - such a gorgeous, truly magical place and we just loved the area. A huge thanks to Harri for the local recommendations and suggestions for dog friendly places. We enjoyed our walks and had a delicious meal at the Lighthouse restaurant on Sunday evening and brunch at The Cliffhanger on Monday morning. Thank you once again.

Rachel May 2023

5 stars! Very nicely appointed accommodation with stylish furnishings and high quality appliances. Lovely extra touches too.

Alison April 2023

Really loved our stay here. Great location for exploring and beautiful home.

Rebekah January 2023

Superb accommodation in a great area. Thoroughly recommended. 5 stars.

Craig January 2023

We had a delightful 2 night stay here. Clean, roomy, comfortable and bright. Great kitchen, fire and comfy bed. 5 star!

Laura January 2023

A truly unique place to stay. Very private with a touch of luxury and super location with walking distance to the sea and the cute town of Milford on Sea. Would definitely recommend!

Gabby November 2022

Thanks so much!! Beautiful little place! Loved it! Lovely walks along the beach and wonderful meals/drinks in Milford on Sea!! Highly recommend the Smugglers Inn for food, the fish and chip shop serve the best fish & chips we have EVER tasted!! Ian in the Lazy Lion is a hoot - such great fun!! :) Thank you!

Andy, Cheryl & Bree November 2022

We had a wonderful stay - great location, beautifully decorated and good communication.

Alex Oct 2022

We loved this place for my 18th birthday to get away for a weekend from our busy lives. It was perfect and we wouldn't fault it at all. Thank you for such a memorable stay X

Elsa and Dylan October 2022

Fantastic stay, such a well thought out and cosy hideaway. Everything we wanted was to hand. A great little find. Thank you.

Deborah and Tim September 2022

What a wonderful stay in such a beautiful accommodation. We'll definitely be coming back. The area now holds a very special memory for us as we got engaged here!!! Thank you X

Sam & Elly September 2022

We loved our stay in your beautiful home & this most beautiful area. Thank you so much.

Hannah & Matt September 2022

Beautiful little house in a lovely area, thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

Graham and Paula September 2022

Very comfortable stay .. thank you

Marie Oct 2022

Thank you for the peace and beautiful style of your home and area. We had a lovely break.

Rachel & Tiger August 2022

We loved our stay in your beautiful house and this most beautiful area. Thank you so much!

Hannah & Matt August 2022

Beautiful little house in a lovely area, thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you!

Graham & Paula August 2022

Thank you! What a beautifully decorated house. We've had beautiful weather and a very relaxing time! x

Wendy & Keith August 2022

A great base for some lovely local walks. Thanks!

Tanya & Ben August 2022

Comfortable, cosy beautifully designed living space and perfect for our break from London, thank you!

Tony & Gillian July 2022

Just perfect ❤️

Emma July 2022

We spent a lovely 4 days at The Gate House, the accommodation is beautifully decorated and has everything you could possibly need. There is a small outside seating area, perfect for a romantic drink for two! A well equipped kitchen and luxurious rain hood shower. Do not hesitate to book this wonderful property while you can. We had a wonderful time here, recommended!

Tony and Gill July 2022

The Little Gate House is absolutely charming and spacious. Also very well equipped with extras provided, which are much appreciated! Many Thanks.

David and Louise June 2022

Really loved our stay. The accommodation is absolutely beautiful and has everything you need. Will come again. Thank you!

Kellie and Lee June 2022

Fantastic break, amazing apartment, we will be back!

Ant and Becky June 2022

Made to feel very welcome by the host. Very comfortable, clean and spacious.

Lesley and Ian June 2022

We had a really enjoyable stay in this lovely apartment. It had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday- well equipped, quiet and a great space to bring our little dog (he loved it too!). The perfect location to explore both the coast and the forest.

Kathryn, Matt and Rocky June 2022

Beautiful interior design and a lovely spot. Would definitely recommend!

Gemma and Guy June 2022

Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing stay. The weather was amazing too!

Helen and David June 2022

A very cute find and has everything you need. Hosts were lovely and very accommodating also. Highly recommend.

Kellie June 2022

Such a lovely, stylish and comfortable accommodation. We have had a wonderful time. Thank you.

Michelle and Kevin May 2022

Lovely accommodation, all you need.

May 2022

Amazing accommodation and some great local restaurants and coffee. We have just had such a relaxing time, much needed. Many Thanks

Lyn and Tony May 2022

An incredible and stylish space with every detail thought of. Location is excellent, we will definitely be coming back. 10/10. Thank you so much for a lovely weekend. It is an incredible space with every little detail thought of. A very special weekend.

Megan May 2022

Absolutely wonderful stay at the Little Gate House. Milford on Sea is an idyllic village and the Gate House was the perfect location to explore all of the coastal pathways. The property has been lovingly decorated and the hosts were wonderful. Even though it is 'attached' to the main property once in you did not notice. We especially appreciate all of the little touches from the welcome hamper to the delightful fluffy towels. We will most definitely be returning.

Jennifer May 2022

Thank you so much for a great stay! Definitely coming back next year!

Tom May 2022

Really enjoyed our stay, beautiful weather and lovely interior design in the apartment. Thank you!

Ryan and Sophie from London April 2022

Really enjoyed the break. Great little hideaway in a fantastic location.

Melanie (and Bertie the border collie) April 2022

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Lovely interior design and a very restful area. Great places to walk and we spent much time in Lymington. We will definitely be coming back!

Angela and John from Surrey April 2022

Amazing place, we loved staying here, just what we needed! It has everything you need and in a great location to get to everything. We have already recommended to family and would love to return sometime. Thank you.

Laura & Tom April 2022

Just had such a lovely weekend away with New Forest Escapes, staying at The Little Gate House. They were so helpful with all my enquiries and made the stay an absolute breeze. The interiors at The Little Gate House were amazing and being able to walk into Milford on Sea for drinks and food was so easy- thanks to the recommendations provided. Will definitely be booking my next stay in the area through these guys!

Olivia March 2022

We booked through NFE and stayed at The Little Gate House and it was absolutely perfect. The team were always on hand to help and when we got there we were left alone to explore and explore we did! We loved our little cottage, it had everything we could ask for and more! The location was perfect, with easy access to the beach and into town. Exploring nearby towns such as Lymington and Brockenhurst by car was super easy and well worth it. We tried a few different places for food such as The Pig, The Light House & all of them were amazing. We took a ferry from Lymington to the Isle of Wight & that was the best decision as it was such a great experience, would definitely recommend the Hut for lunch and the Blue Crab for fish n chips. We also went to the Needles landmark attraction which was well worth the visit. All in all we had the best weekend & can’t wait to go back!

Farid family March 2022

We recently stayed at The Little Hate House, this weekend just gone and absolutely loved it! We explored the local area and managed to go across to the Isle of Wight and our stay was just perfect with clear skies and beautiful weather. We just wanted to leave a review for the little gate house on your official webpage but not sure how to do that. We will definitely be going back & cannot wait to plan our next trip.

Tasleem March 2022

Just utterly gorgeous! We've had a wonderful stay. The Gatehouse is stunning, peaceful and so well equipped. So happy we found this place, it really is special.

Colin Dow March 2022

We had such a wonderful time staying at The Little Gate House. We had everything we need for a comfortable stay and every detail has been thought of. The wood burner was very welcome after a windy walk along the coast. The House is well equipped and we decided to stay in and cook on both nights as it was so relaxing. Would highly recommend for a coastal get-away.

Katy February 2022

Amazing place! Just the little getaway we needed to begin the New Year. Such a great location with it being so peaceful yet within walking distance of some great places to eat and the seafront. Thank you for such a lovely stay, will definitely be sharing this find! x

Lucy January 2022

The location couldn't be further removed from my London home yet as soon as I walked through the door, I felt at home. What a beautiful space! Perfect for some end of year R&R - much needed and definitely obtained. The great british weather aside, I made it to the castle, Lymington and a forest walk or two. 2022 was welcomed in at sunrise at Boscombe beach. Worth the 30min drive. A lovely visit.... to be repeated. All the best for 2022.

Karen December 2021

Beautiful & luxurious, relaxing weekend.

Keith & Patricia December 2021

The perfect Cool Stay! Amazing finishing touches make this luxurious bolthole. We'd love to come back.

Richard & Hayley November 2021

This is a lovely, well located property. I really enjoyed my stay here. it's really nicely decorated and the space has been well thought out so you get to make the most of it. Sometimes I stay in an AirBnB and there may be some "nice to haves" in the kitchen that aren't available. This wasn't the case here and I had everything I needed at my disposal. If I ever stay in the area again, I'd definitely consider booking here again.

Rahul November 2021

Wow what a stay, this place is great for a couple looking for a break in the New Forest. The flat is beautifully designed and very comfortable and quiet. I would thoroughly recommend to anyone!

Tom List October 2021

Beautiful place, thank you so much. Attention to detail and all the extras made this a wonderful stay - just too short!

David & Sharon October 2021

Could not be happier that we stumbled upon this gem! Helena's taste is absolutely stunning and The Little Gate House is beautiful! Everything that we have needed and more!! A MASSIVE thank you to both Helena & Gary for their hospitality :)

Cadhla & Bal September 2021

We have had the most wonderful stay - we had a lovely welcome from Helena. The Place is absolutely beautiful. Everything well thought out. Our 11 month old has been so excited since we arrived. Comfortable, quiet, luxury! Thank you!

Jack, Poppy & Adaline August 2021

What a find!! We've enjoyed our stay so much and wish we could have stayed longer. This property is just stunning 10/10 :)

Steve & Dawn August 2021

We are so thrilled to be welcoming this house as a limited edition within our coastal collection! The set up and style in the house are second-to-none, with the house set-up perfectly for both short seaside breaks & longer summer stays.

Rachel June, 2021