A Lovely, Historic Cottage in the New Forest National Park
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
A beautiful and historic 'Arts & Crafts' cottage near the Georgian coastal town of Lymington. Reputedly designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1908, and completely restored with traditional materials.
Kings Huts is in a wonderful location beside Upper Pennington Common. Close to Lymington and the coast but also within the New Forest National Park. In a group of six semi-detached cottages arranged around lovely sunny yew-hedged gardens. The cottages are included on the official list of 'Treasures of Hampshire'.
Inside this cosy cottage antique furniture is combined with modern creature comforts, including heating in the quarry-tile floors of the bathroom and rear lobby, and central heating, to supplement the open fires in the lounge and dining room. The detached garage was converted to provide a large and bright hobbies/games room, with its own WC. We try to provide everything you need to get your stay of to an easy start. Your beds are made ready with Egyptian-cotton linen, and tea, coffee, and cake ensure that you can relax as soon as you arrive.
The cottage has two comfortable bedrooms; one double and one twin. It is located about two hours away from central London by train or car, and about 90 minutes from Heathrow Airport. Southampton and Bournemouth airports are within 20 miles.
Keywords: Cottage, New Forest, Hampshire, South Coast, peaceful, quaint, tranquil, countryside
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Well-behaved pets are welcome, although they must not be allowed on the furniture or in the bedrooms, and guests are asked to ensure that the gardens are kept clean for hygiene reasons....morecollapse
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Bedroom 1
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
Dishes & Utensils:
Our cottage is a great place to cook and eat, particularly with so much local produce available. So we try to ensure that the kitchen is exceptionally well-equipped for all gastronomic needs...morecollapse
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Child's Highchair
- Cooking Utensils
- Wood Fireplace:
- Living Room seats 4:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Washing Machine:
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Clothes Dryer
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Outdoor Grill
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Mountain Biking
- Horseback Riding
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
Our cottage is in the New Forest National Park; an area of Southern England set aside as Royal hunting ground in 1079, and preserved for the nation ever since. It is, therefore, a very special place on this small and crowded island of Britain; home to a wide range of flora and fauna, and the famous New Forest ponies. The New Forest borders the South Coast, stretching almost from the port of Southampton to the sandy beaches of Bournemouth. The small town of Lymington itself is a famous yachting centre, and provides a ferry link to the Isle of Wight. The area of the Solent coast closest to the cottage is formed of historic salt pans (which provided Lymington's wealth in Georgian times), which are now an important nature reserve. ...morecollapse
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Comfy, cozy, charming and classy
Comfy, cozy, charming and classy
Just left a great place ......felt like we stepped back in time with a charming cottage from early 1900's but with truely modern hosts. Met at the door with a hearty and warm welcome from T and V. They explained all the needed info on the house/cottage and gave us info on the local area pubs, restaurants, sights, and walking maps. We had a great time here at King's Hut and the parking space was great when we returned from long explorations of the area. Isle of Wight was great fun.....ferry, bus and people were great. Walking in the fields and hills was wonderful. Pubs were well worth the fun we had in each of them in the area. Overall a great experience here at King's Hut and our hosts were great.....really enjoyed the welcome package of wine, cheese, bread, eggs, cake, and cheer. Thanks T and V for a great experience to your wonderful place.....keep up the good work.
- Guest Robert M.
- Date of stay 10/28/12
- Review Submitted 11/07/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Low Season ... £455/week Mid Season ... £560/week High Season .. £770/week Rates Include Heating, Linen, Towels, bathrobes, Welcome basket Pets Charged at £15 each Discounts for low occupancy; car-free holidays; repeat bookings; two-week stays 20% (non-refundable) deposit. Balance payable 6 weeks in advance.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
- Nearest Airport: Southampton at 15 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Lymington for Isle of Wight at 2 Miles
- Nearest Train: Brockenhurst or Lymington Town at 3 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Milford on Sea at 5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Crown Inn, Everton at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Brockenhurst at 3 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Mill at Gordleton at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Tony Hockley is a freelance economist and visiting research associate at the London School of Economics (LSE). He is also a qualified dinghy sailing instructor. Tony and Vanessa are also New Forest commoners, whose ponies play their part in maintaining the unique landscape of the New Forest
Why the Owner Chose Lymington:
Tony was born in Hampshire and lives nearby in the village of Sway.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
King's Huts is in a tranquil, rural setting, but just minutes away from the bustling Georgian town of Lymington, the beaches of Christchurch Bay, and the many attractions of the New Forest. This historic cottage has been carefully and authentically restored, with many original features from when it was first built by Mrs King to house local agricultural workers.
- Primary: +44 7768 237389 (United Kingdom)
View from the main lawn area of the garden
Looking down on the main garden from the twin bedroom
Our cosy lounge with its open fire
Our well-equipped kitchen, with range cooker and solid wood units and worktop
The rear courtyard, between the cottage and its garden annexe
The bathroom, with over bath shower, shaver socket, heated towel rail etc
In the Garden Annexe; useful extra space, with its own WC and full laundry
The ferry from Keyhaven to Hurst Castle
We don't often see snow on the South coast...
New Forest pony foals in June, born in the Forest
The garden in summer
View from the garden
Patio Area in the Sunny Garden
Dining Room: Furnished with 19th Century Oak Table, William Morris drapes
The Double Bedroom
The twin bedroom, which has lovely views West over the garden
The double bedroom, with views East and North over woods and fields
Old Gaffers meet in Lymington Harbour
Red deer at New Park, Brockenhurst
Lymington's seawater baths
Yacht racing in the Solent off Lymington
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