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Here's your full run down of this place, inside and out...
The project has been the brain-child of local interior designer Helena, and showcases her considered, creative and fun style.
We love the feeling of space here, and for two there is plenty. The property is open-plan with high, vaulted ceilings; a long window along one wall, and a little courtyard garden at the end. The separation of spaces is cleverly done. For example, the bedroom isn’t a bed room, rather a clever & beautifully lit 'bed box'. It's presented in a chic modern Scandi style, with painted horizontal boarding, calm grey walls, and white curtains. Only the bathroom is enclosed so the space & light really flow here.
The kitchen area is set up to fully function; but we think most guests will have small meals at home, and treat themselves to the full monty at local foodie places. Please don’t steal the Gillmore bar stools…
What else? A bespoke Ottoman stool, the smartest radiators from Karon, a fine Chinese ceramic stool, a mighty effective wood burner to warm your toes in winter, a goatskin poof to for you to rest your heels on, a glorious power shower…
For those wanting to relax, slow down, eat well, and blow cobwebs away on the coast - this is your place.
Bedroom : King 5ft bed box, feather bedding with synthetic on request.
Bathroom : Shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
All the rest...
Kitchen : Oven and hob / Fridge freezer / Microwave / Nespresso Altissio Coffee Machine / Dishwasher / Kettle / Mod Cons : Smart TV with freeview & Netflix / Sound Bar / USB plugs by bed / WiFi Kids' Stuff : Travel cot, high chair & children's cutlery Pets : Small dogs are welcome here
The little courtyard is level with the main house and accessed through the terrace/bifold doors. This area is private for you and a good sun trap. There is a Victorian garden table and chairs here for you too…
Garden : The enclosed terrace is a perfect sun-trap for alfresco dining. Parking : The driveway has space for 2 cars.
The owners live next door and their garden is flush to the side of the property. They are hospitable and sensible folk and their main garden relaxing area is on the other side of the house so, whilst you will hear people from time-to-time, they are not going to use this area when they have guests.
Please note however the owners do have a dog that uses the garden, please be mindful of this 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.
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.
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
Deposit: 50% on booking Balance Due: 45 days before stay Security Deposit: £350
Guests that have stayed here rate this place:
4.9 out of 5
We wanted a bolt hole for a few days to escape, and The Little Gate House was perfect. It was quirky enough to feel different, and holiday like, but practical enough to be very easy as a place to stay. We took our dog and she loved the fact we were permanently accessible & visible on one floor level-she likes to be where her humans are! There are so many beautiful walks nearby we have vowed to return to explore more. We never actually met the owners but we valued the fact they gave us our privacy (they left us a note with their mobile numbers so it was clear we could get in touch if we needed to) All in all we loved it and would definitely go back. Booking with New Forest Escapes was very easy, and it felt as though they added a personal touch to the process.October 2021
What a beautiful escape , a calm and peaceful feel to the property. Beautifully decorated with all the essentials needed to feel at home . Great location for both visited to the forest walls or strolling along by the sea . Hosts were incredibly welcoming & friendly . Highly recommend .October 2021
We stumbled across this gem whilst scouring the web for a last minute place to stay and honestly could not be happier that we did! The house is simply gorgeous and has absolutely everything that you could need and more. Helenas taste simply cannot be faulted and it was a perfectly romantic little getaway. Very good location too, only a short drive to the beach and plenty of parking space on the drive. Thank you again for such a lovely stay!!!September 2021
The accommodation was as described and all furniture & fittings of good quality. Only thing to point out is that the bed box might not be too everyones taste- it was fabulous weather during our stay & so the bed area felt really hot, given that its enclosed on 3 sides. Other than that we absolutely loved it- great area & really friendly hosts- really convenient for so many things- we loved itSeptember 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.
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!
Beautiful place, thank you so much. Attention to detail and all the extras made this a wonderful stay - just too short!
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 :)
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!
What a find!! We've enjoyed our stay so much and wish we could have stayed longer. This property is just stunning 10/10 :)
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.