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Destination guide

Have a romantic Georgian town retreat with Lymington lodges

Lymington is a vibrant destination for letting holiday lodges in New Forest. You can enjoy a romantic retreat with strolls and sightseeing in the Georgian towns, take a sailing trip or wander the town to learn about the rich maritime history. Lymington is on the edge of the New Forest National Park, where you can enjoy rigorous hiking and biking in a diverse landscape with many natural wonders and native wildlife. The park is a great place for kids and pets as well, since there are many trails suited to different skill levels.

 
Things to do

Attractions near Lymington holiday lettings

There's simply no ignoring the duo of world-class attractions that lurk just to the north of Lymington. The New Forest National Park kicks things off. That's a wild wonderland of downs and woods and glades clad in moss – a mecca for hikers from winter to spring to summer to autumn. It's also the home of the National Motor Museum, in Beaulieu. You can head there to see heritage landmarks and manicured gardens, and to uncover everything from vintage F1 cars to classic scooters.

Activities

What to do near Lymington holiday homes

Lymington might just be the perfect place to launch an outdoorsy adventure through the English countryside. It's got both the sea and woodland parks right on its doorstep, meaning you can find yourself spotting wild ponies on windblown heaths one day and feel the swell of the waves hitting your face the next. Throw in a yearly seafood festival in August, and a clutch of hearty seaside pubs and eateries, and it's easy to see why Lymington holiday rentals are in such high demand.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Lymington holiday homes

Pretty little Lymington and its marinas really start swinging with the peak of the sailing season in the summertime. It's normal that Lymington holiday rentals get booked up from May, while the most popular days for riding the waves, feasting at seafood festivals and hiking in the New Forest don't really finish until August or September. That said, you could consider bagging a cosy little English cottage for the cold winter months, between December and March, if only to snuggle up all warm while the rain lashes the windows and the woods outside.

Natural features

Lymington – between water and woods

Lymington's really managed to fashion its sailor-outdoorsy image, because of its location on a little inlet on the South Coast. Ferries and yachts drift one way, out to conquer the swells of the Solent and tack around the coves and dramatic cliffs of the Isle of Wight. Meanwhile, walkers and nature lovers go in the other direction. They make for the New Forest National Park, where landscapes of moorland are trodden by long-haired ponies, deer stalk the woods and blooms of bluebells glow sapphire in deserted valleys.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Lymington

Fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), the closest airport, located 12.1 mi (19.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Southampton (SOU), which is 16.2 mi (26 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Lymington Town Station, Lymington Pier Station and Lymington Sway Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Family friendly

Family fun near Lymington holiday rentals

Families with small children can spend quality time in Lymington’s kid-friendly attractions. Holiday rentals are available near places like Lymington Sea Water Swimming Baths, an open-air lido and water park with swimming areas, and Alum Bay, a bay surrounded by multicoloured sand cliffs and dramatic rock formations. Kids will also like the Buckland Rings, an Iron Age site with a fort and historic defences.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Lymington holiday homes

Couples can enjoy an array of romantic spots in Lymington. Holiday homes are available near places like St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, a local museum and art gallery with heritage artefacts and artworks, and Beaulieu Abbey, the ruin site of a medieval Cistercian abbey with exhibits on monastic life and an herb garden. You could also visit the Needles, a picturesque set of chalk landforms with a historic lighthouse, boat tours and amenities.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lymington?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 971 vacation rentals near Lymington. From 372 cottages to 667 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lymington for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Lymington?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lymington. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Braxton Gardens: 1,893 vacation rentals
  • Lymington Pier Ferry Port: 1,926 vacation rentals
  • Lymington Town Station: 1,905 vacation rentals
  • Lymington Pier Station: 1,740 vacation rentals
  • Lymington Sway Station: 1,667 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lymington listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Lymington?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 372 Cottages in Lymington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lymington include:

  • Houses: 667 rentals available
  • Flats: 252 rentals available
  • Cabins: 372 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lymington?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 54 vacation rentals with pool available in Lymington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.