Number Two, Lymington


No 2 header image with illustrations

Number two, a Holiday Home Rental in Lymington Town


Lymington is often in The Times ‘Top 10 places to live in the UK’. Number two, is an ideal holiday home rental in Lymington town and is a smart town house is within 15 seconds walk to the vibrant high street or the St Barbe Museum and 3 minutes walk to the cobbled side streets of Old Town Quay, a base by commercial fishing boats. Further on, you’ll find mile after mile of smart yachting marinas and sea wall footpaths to admire the boats from.

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What we loved about Number Two Lymington is that it’s very quiet, private, modern and an easy walk for yachties and those wanting the convenience of town-living.


6 + 2 babies in travel cots
+ (2 kids on blow up mattresses if you’re really desperate!)

Priced from £450-£600 for 2 night midweeks, £500-£900 for weekends and £800-£1700 for weekly stays.

Personally Visited

Yes we’ve stayed here.


2 king bedrooms are ensuite and the twin bed (which can zip together as a double) has a family bathroom.  


Babies and children welcome. Stairgate, high chair, baby mat and toys are provided. There is a super cloth tent for indoor ‘camping’ adventures.

Special stuff

Walk to the new art gallery on the coastal sea walls.
Take the train from Lymington out into the forest and walk back stopping at nice pub for lunch on the way.
Lymington has a thriving and very popular Saturday market for which the road is closed for most of the day. It takes up almost the entire high street and is a foodie heaven – cakes, cheeses, breads, deli bits and bobs, meat, pies, drinks, some furniture, some plant stalls and mostly food. Go early – it gets very busy.

Parking here

There is one garaged space provide and another free one using the nearby public car park with a parking clock (provided for you).

Most popular bookings…

Are couples, families with teenagers, those wanting to escape the country, or ‘do’ the country from a town base.
The Berthon marina is 3 minutes walk for yachties.


Not really. One small dog might be considered.

Mod Cons

Underfloor heating, Smart TV, DVD player, Free WiFi, speakers provided with aux’ cable, Mobile Signal: Good.

Arrivals & Departures

Arrival day is from 3.30pm on Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Departure is at 10am


Number 2 Lymington general collage

Lymington General pictures a collage
Pictures of Lymington: Top left: the sea wall footpath, Middle: one of the courtyards off the High Street, Right: the beach nearb to Pylewell Estate. Bottom left: Lymington street market on Saturdays, The Cobbles area of Lymington toward the marinas

About this place

Number Two collage interior
The front door at Number Two and interior pictures from around the house.

About this townhouse

The house itself is part of a new gated development of 5 town mews houses, of which only 1 other is permanently lived-in.

The house is three storeys and has 3 ensuite bedrooms. There is a small courtyard at the front of the property. 

Number Two Lymington interior
Top left and right: the 3rd floor bedroom, Bottom right: the car parking area and access gate. Bottom left, one of the marinas in the town

Downstairs you’ll find a bright, modern and well equipped kitchen , an eating area that seats four and plenty of cooking, baking and serving paraphernalia. Number 2 is well-equipped with a fridge freezer, microwave, coffee machine and electric oven with grill and hob. There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer here for you. 

The hallway, stairs and living room are colourful, bright and smart. There are some quirky bits and pieces including miniature Eastport Pram sailing dinghy for a coffee table. There are masses of novels, reference and children’s books, and plenty of games to suit all ages. 

The first floor; A family bathroom, bedrooms that wear bold wall paper; the library themed bedroom with a double bed, Juliette balcony and ensuite shower-room, and the beach themed king or twin bedroom with room for a cot.

The top floor; a bright and roomy hideaway with its own shower room and small private balcony (looking over the rooftops).  There is a king-size bed, a sofa for reading and a small desk and chair for the business-person who has to close those deals, even while on holiday.  There is plenty of room for a travel cot in this room and this is where we’d set the airbeds up for you. 

Number 2 house plan
House floor plan.


The courtyard garden is private and leafy. There is a pagoda with climbing greenery, fairy lights and plenty of potted plants. It is big enough to host a BBQ with table and chairs to seat six, plus a carved chair and a practical bench with storage space (for all your outside paraphernalia).

There is a chiminea and room to secure bicycles hidden from view.

If you want town gardens and outdoor space to play the nearest public gardens and play are close by.

Parking: At the rear of the development, there is private parking for one car under a car port (approx.size is 2.1m wide). If you have an additional car or an exceptionally large car, there is a short-term car park within 50m and a long term car park 200m away. There is an annual long stay parking clock available that will provide free parking. The Parking Clock: The New Forest District Council (NFDC) annual long stay clock allows you to park in a short stay bay for up to three hours and in a long stay bay for more than 3 hours (up to the individual car parks maximum stay). This applies to all of the Council’s town or village car parks and amenity car parks on the coast. For more details on the clock and valid car parks. Read more here.


The house really sleeps 4 adults and balance kids. If you’re going to use the airbeds (and have 7 or 8 staying) and you want to eat at the kitchen table, you’ll need to do two sittings – or eat in town.

The kitchen table has 6 chairs but its a bit tight with 6, 4 is better.

The house has one garage car park place for guests but it’s quite narrow so won’t fit a large wide car. There is parking in the town using a parking clock.

Number 2 family bathroom and bedroom
The family bathroom and bedroom at Number Two.


Dogs really aren’t easy to keep here. The garden area is terraced and there isn’t a grassy area nearby except the Lymington parks and churchyards. We will consider small dogs but it’s unlikely that we’ll agree they can stay.


Enjoying yourself here


Days Out

Going west are 4 miles of coastal nature reserve ending at the beautiful and rugged Hurst Spit and Hurst Castle (now a ruin – great for hide and seek and picnics). This coastline has great walks on mainly hard surfacing with views to the Isle of Wight Needles. Going east and north you soon access the National Park which is the smallest in the UK and full of wild and beautiful places to escape into. The bluebells here in the deciduous forests are a must – see in April and May.  The short hop on the local ferry (terminal is walking distance) to the Isle of Wight which has its own sandy beaches (also walking distance). Limewood Hotel has a top spa, or you can get a home-visit masseur to pop in. 

For more information about celebrations for golden oldies read our blog here. 

For children, we have posts about Catching Unicorns – great for little girls birthday parties. Orbeach treasure hunts. Or my favourite, Swallows and Amazons days out on nearby beaches (with important preparation including watching Ray Mears series on TV for lots of Sunday evenings before your stay).

For adults, try to fit in your break with Rock and Roam event dates. Theatrical suppers, foraging based drinks parties, Stargazing sailing suppers from a yacht in the Solent.

For really special days out we suggest guests consider a day on Salamander (the yacht pictured below).

Lymington rose to wealth and prominence in the 18th century as a salt mining centre. You can still see evidence of the salt flats as you walk along the local coastal paths, and it is from these that Lymington exported salt across the world. Another main industry however around the same time was smuggling, and it is said that there is still evidence of underground tunnels running under local shops.  The courtyard at the Angel hotel, only a few metres away from the property was a stage coach station and frequently used by the smugglers.

For relaxing

Look at our blog for offers on Limewood Spa. 15% off for mid-week treatments for our lovely guests.

Or we’ve set up a partnership with My Personal Sanctuary, who’ll come and spoil you rotten at your home from home.

We are very happy to introduce our new partners, My Personal Sanctuary – a luxurious, relaxing and truly indulgent visiting spa service available across all our homes. Their highly experienced handpicked therapists will ensure you receive a luxury spa experience from the moment they arrive.

They have a comprehensive range of treatments and pamper packages to treat you from head to toe (using only the very best organic products). If you’d like them to tailor a treatment to suit you or your timings just let them know.

We couldn’t think of a better way to relax and add a touch of decadence to your stay with us.

Explore the full menu of treatments and pamper packages here.

For Foodies

You really are spoilt for choice for pubs and restaurants in Lymington and the surrounding area. Within walking distance is Egan’s, which was originally the town police station, Seafood at Stanwells Hotel, Lanes, Elderflower, and the Yacht Haven to name but a few. There are an abundance of local pubs too.

Further afield (and you can get here by train and a 15 minute walk) is The Pig in Brockenhurst and Limewood Hotel – both extremely well regarded. Book early. If you do go to The Pig, the walking from here is excellent (as are their teas and coffees if you can’t book in for a meal). 

Salamander. A wonderful option for day time adventures on the water from Lymington – walk there in 7 minutes from Number 2’s front door.

Salamander Yacht collage
The Salamander yacht which leaves from the Berthon marina in Lymington.

Day trips to Yarmouth beach on the Lymington Ferry. Walk there 15 minutes. Or, much more fun, get the train (yes really!). The track is on a bridge across the water and you get to see the Lymington town foreshore as you chug along to the Ferry port. It’s also probably 15 minutes by the time you’ve walked to the station and then ridden the train for 4 minutes.

Lymington Ferry day trip to Yarmouth town beach
Day trip pictures. Visit Yarmouth beach for a great day out with kids. No car needed. Top left: Yarmouth beach (10 mins walk from Yarmouth ferry terminal). All other pictures are from the Lymington to Yarmouth ferry in July 2015.

Booking Information

What is included?

Your quoted rate is for the private use of the property for the agreed number of guests.
We provide: utilities; all bedding, tea towels and towels; hand soap; toilet rolls, dishwashing tablets, laundry powder, matches.
In the kitchen; salt and pepper, olive oil, a selection of teas and instant coffees.
We supply a selection of baby equipment including a travel cot, 2 high chairs, plenty of toys (outside toys are mainly for toddler ages) and DVDs (for all ages). We do not provide linen for the child’s cot.

What you need to bring?

Please bring whatever your baby sleeps IN and ON, eg, sheets, Grobag, blanket – bring a flat sheet is best so it will definitely fit on the cot mattress.
Please also bring your own beach towels and additional kitchen and bathroom items you may use, eg, cling film, silver foil, hair conditioner, shower gel, etc
Coffee for a Dedica from Delonghi Coffee Machine. It takes ESE pods or ground coffee.

Additional bed spaces for young children

There are no extra charges for babies / toddlers who are able to sleep in a cot (we provide 1 cot).

Parking at Number Two Lymington

Number 2 has private parking for 1 car and another parking space and free pass can be arranged for town carparks which are very close.

Extra Services

Please let us know if you require additional services such as catering, childminding or housekeeping and we will happily put you in touch with excellent local providers.

Breakages Deposits

Breakages – We have a £500 damages deposit. (No transaction occurs; similar to a hotel, it is simply held against your debit/credit card until successful check out).
The deposit will then be returned to you as soon as we can, do remember that we are not a hotel and that in quiet times, it may be a few days before the house is checked.

Guest responsibilities at Number Two Lymington

We fully expect you to take advantage of all that Number 2 has to offer, and with that comes certain responsibilities. These are set out in the information pack provided in the house and in our terms and conditions. You and your party should take the time to read these documents. 

Please pay particular attention to health and safety requirements, waste and recycling management, efficient energy and water usage, care and consideration of each property and its neighbours, and actions required prior to check out. You won’t find any of these too onerous. 

Extra charges you can expect when you stay:

Extra cleaning fees – where they become applicable;
The main clean inside the house and shed is covered in your rental fee. However where the house has been left particularly messily; toys/books/DVDs spread around, washing up to do etc we will take a charge from the breakages deposit. Usually this is £20-£40.


We are a no smoking property – any smoking inside could result in your losing your breakages deposit.


Lymington area collage
Various pictures of Lymington town and the New Forest National Park area.



We have moved our reviews from Upfront Reviews. Here are some of our previous reviews for Number Two.