Sumaya House


Sumaya House is a Pet Friendly Holiday Cottage Rental with Pool in Lymington

Sumaya is a is a pet friendly holiday cottage rental with pool in Lymington it is a house to enjoy ‘the good life’ by the sea. It’s a family bolthole with all the extras for keeping grandparents, parents, teenagers or smalls very happy and we think perfect for family gatherings and big birthdays. The garden is enormous. The pool is very well heated. There are masses of toys. A play house. Anyone needing a break can escape to a good pub within 2 minutes walk. Oh – and a Pick-your-own strawberry field, and golf course, 5 mins the other way. 

The house is a bright and roomy and all single story. It’s been, recently renovated. It’s colourful, contemporary and theres’s nothing that’s overly precious or delicate, which parents of busy children will well appreciate. It has a large pool which is heated from Easter to end September. Amongst the large grassy lawns, the kids will find dens, swings and a wooden playhouse. We love having it as part of our houses to rent out, because of it’s location near bustly, boaty Lymington is a few minutes walk away – or even more fun, walk to the ferry terminal, and catch the train across the harbour bridge and cut off 10 mins walk.


8/10 adults + 3 cots

Priced at £1100-£1800 for weekends and £1500-£3000 for weekly stays.


5.  There are 3 doubles, 1 twin, 1 bunk 


2. 1 family shower room, 1 family bathroom.


The kitchen table seats 10 comfortably. The table has an extra leaf we can add for you. An extra 4 day visitors are welcome. Older family members will enjoy the boaty view from here. All bedrooms are on one floor. 

For Kids

Kids of all ages will love it here: smalls can play in the enclosed garden, the pool is fenced, there are masses of toys inside and out, a wooden playhouse and a swing. Through a gate at the back of the garden you can walk to the Walhampton Golf Course, and in summer, the Pick Your Own fruit fields – they run a tiny cream tea gazebo in the summer too. Towards town, you can walk to Lymington Sea Water Baths with floating obstacle course in 20 minutes. Catch the ferry (as foot passenger £12 return) to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, for a lovely white sandy beach. 

All rooms are suitable for travel cots. The pool is raised on the uphill side of the house. It is fenced on 3 sides and there is a 4 foot wall on the side closest to the house. It has toys and floats and a super-safe cover.

There is access to shower room from the garden/pool.


You can park in the carport which is attached to the house. There are no steps in the house.
The terrace is the same level as the house, to access the garden there are steps on the paths.

The Pool

The pool is heated to 25-26 C from the start of the May bank holiday to mid Sept.


Most dogs are accepted.
There is a cleaning charge of £20.00 for your pet to stay.

Mod Cons


Mobile service

Is reasonable for most phones. 

Arrivals & Departures

Arrival is on any day of the week, except Sunday. Arrival is at 3.30pm and not before.
Departure Time: 10am sharp please.

Getting here

Take the train to Lymington Pier station via Brockenhurst. Then walk 10 minutes from the station to the cottage front door.
The trip is approx’ 2 hours from central London.

About this place

About this place 

The feel of the house is smart, modern, country with plenty of colour in the mix. Owner Hanna and her three energetic boys, stay as often as she can and have introduced delights from far-flung travels. Two double bedrooms have finely dressed beds in feather and down, glorious watery views; one the pool and terrace, one the estuary.

You’ll find a large, open plan kitchen dining and sitting room with views over the boat-filled Lymington estuary. It’s a room designed for socialising. 

The kitchen has a XXXX gas range cooker. Kitchen table to seat 10.

The two bathrooms are smart, clean. One is accessed from the terrace by the pool for showering and cleaning up muddy kids.

Three bedrooms are big enough for travel cots. You can also fit another cot in the twin bedroom if required. The double with the nicest view is that dressed in pastel pales. The view is over the lawns toward Lymington harbour.

Towards the car port area, there is a smart 4th double bedroom.


The pool is set on a ledge above the house and is fenced on 3 sides with a good sized wall on the other. Below it is a big, flat terrace, perfect for family celebration meals. If it rains, there’s plenty of space for doing the same inside. The kitchen/living area is open-plan is suited for caterers. 

Less mobile folk will appreciate the undercover car port right by the house which means they have to walk about 20 metres to their bedroom and the kitchen. 

A very short walk away, you can play golf, or fill yourself up with wonderful strawberries at the pick-your-own farm. 

A 15 minute walk will take you into Lymington with plenty of ways to spoil, feed and entertain you. Parents no longer have to be teenage-taxi’s…. teenagers can lounge by the pool, or enjoy independence and walk to for the Saltwater Baths to muck about on the 110 metre floating obstacle course (slippery, colourful madness on water) plus zorbs, paddle boards. Or they’ll love escaping to cafe’s for coffee and mooching.  

If the pool at home, or the obstacle course isn’t watery enough, take a ferry to the island and walk to Yarmouth beach – lovely with white sand and clear waters, rarely busy. 

There is a good BBQ here too.


Less mobile folk will appreciate the undercover car port right by the house which means they have to walk about 20 metres to their bedroom and the kitchen.


Enjoying yourself here

Enjoying yourself here

Besides playing in the heated pool for hours, watching the kids romp on the lawn and play in dens….our favourite thing here are;

  1. Between 1st May and the end of August you can walk 5 minutes through a little wood to the Pick Your Own Fruit Farm. They have strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries and new potatoes. They have a tiny gazebo and serve yummy cream teas are served here too. The Golf Course is just next door. 
  2. No self-respecting tween or teenager can possibly pass up the opportunity of the Lymington Salt Water Baths. There’s a 110m floating obstacle course.
  3. Boaty folk can hire sailing boats or RIBs locally – we have negotiated good discounts for our guests.
  4. There is a pub at the bottom of the driveway – The Ferryman – just renovated and well regarded for meals. We can get chefs to come in or drop in ready-meals for you.

The National Park is very beautiful in it’s foresty interior and along it’s quiet coast.


In our blog we have ideas for adventure and birthday walks; tracking unicorns, treasure hunts on the beach, best places to bonfire, bluebell picnic locations etc. 

Local beaches are very lovely, very quiet and very British (some mud, some sand) and very much home to cows, donkeys and ponies who love to roll in the sandy bits. Its great to track them….Gruffalo-style!
Tanners Lane beach, our nearest at 3/4 mile from the cottage, faces the Isle of Wight and its a perfect spot for catching the last rays of evening sun for champagne or a takeaway pizza/curry. You can park at Tanners too. There are no rocks for rock-pooling but there is good mud to scratch about it, a stream and some great trees for climbing.

Further afield; Beaulieu Palace, Church and museums, Beaulieu village is lovely too as is the walk from Bucklers Hard there and back), Exbury Gardens, Lymington markets on Saturdays, the sea wall paths, the Lym’ Lido with it’s water assault courses (summer only). Walking in the forest is superb, especially the old forest – you can track the most ancient trees via GPS on your phone.

Special Days Out and celebrations

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. Or beach 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 an easy and cheap family outing we suggest packing a picnic and walking (via the Isle of Wight Ferry – £12 for adults, £5 ish for kids from 5-16 – both prices are for return tickets) to Yarmouth Beach for the day. The ferry is 25 minutes and on a sunny day, a glorious trip in itself. Yarmouth is directly opposite Lymington and has great views of the mainland. It also has a fantastic deli, great icecream shop, lovely pub (The George) and plenty of interesting places to eat. You don’t need to take your car to get to the beach. It’s a short walk (15 minutes) from the ferry, has pale and fine sand, and we’ve never seen it busy. 

Lymington has fantastic Saturday foodie markets for picnics and a French market once a month.

For relaxing

 For spoiling, we head to Limewood Spa. It is pricey but it’s good and our guests have a 15% discount on mid-week treatments too.

For those of you who can’t leave the kids for too long, we’ve set up a partnership with My Personal Sanctuary, who’ll come and spoil you rotten at your home from home. They’re 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

Going East: 3 km away (and walkable – prob 1.5 hours via the back lanes and beach, is The East End Arms gastro pub – it’s well supported and has a locals bar and smart restaurant. 

Further afield is The Pig in Brockenhurst and Limewood Hotel – both extremely well regarded. Book early for any of these 3 places. 

In Lymington to the west: The Yacht Haven has some lovely tables with marina views and the food has got better and better. Again, book early. 


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Booking Information

Booking Information

Important information fireworks and noise at the cottage:

Fireworks or any kind of floating lantern are absolutely not allowed on the property – ever – they often cause damage to the wild animals in the National Park when they land.

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; handsoap; 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 1 travel cot, 1 high chairs, plenty of toys (outside toys are mainly for toddler ages), some of which aren’t in great condition.

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


Parking here is private and you can fit 5 cars, with two in the undercover car port next to the house.

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, except for the months when the pool is used when it increases to £1000. We only release the Joining Instructions for the property after we have arranged the breakages deposit with you.

If you have paid using a credit or debit card, we will hold these details securely on our system and use this account for holding your breakages deposit. (No transaction occurs; similar to a hotel, it is simply held against your debit/credit card until we are happy the house is checked over – usually 3 days). If you do not want us to use this account for your breakages deposit, then please let us know, we can also take breakages deposits by BACS transfer.

The deposit will then be returned to you as soon as we can, (max 7 days) do remember that we are not a hotel and that in quiet times, it may be a few days before the cottage is checked.

If we do need to charge you for a breakage, we will send you pictures of the problem, discuss it with you, and then you can choose whether to pay by card or by BACS.

Guest responsibilities

We fully expect you to take advantage of all that Sumaya House has to offer, and with that comes certain responsibilities. These are set out in the information pack provided in the cottage 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, care and consideration of the 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 at Eat me Drink me Cottage: 

Extra cleaning fees – where they become applicable;

The main clean inside the cottage is covered in your rental fee. However where the cottage 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.


Inside the house is no smoking, outside we ask you dispose of your cigarette buts responsibly. 


Sumaya House is up on the hill behind the Lymington Ferry Terminal.

Train Stations

Brockenhurst is 20 mins away to the north.
Lymington Pier is at the ferry terminal 5 mins walk away, or 30 seconds drive.
Southampton is 30 minutes to the east.


Lymington Taxis 01590 688888
All Ports Taxis 01590 679 792


Less mobile folk will appreciate the undercover car port right by the house which means they have to walk about 20 metres to their bedroom and the kitchen.

Accessibility for days out

There are masses of things to do with the less mobile.

Definitely go to Exbury Gardens and Beaulieu Motor Museums (there are mobility scooters and trains).

Definitely take the ferry as a foot passenger to Yarmouth from Lymington and go for lunch at The George or a tea shop. On the rocks ….BYO , choose your steak or sea food and cook your own on a lava rock.

Back on the mainland, Fairweathers Garden Centre and Cafe in Beaulieu is good value and all flat.

The short walk around Bucklers Hard is nice as are their tea rooms. If you are bringing a mobility vehicle for walks the area has very few hills and the roads fairly quiet.

If you go for wanders via the car, you can drive onto the closest beach to the house at Tanners Lane (treat your group to a champagne picnic or get a takeaway and eat it there). Or venture a little further and use the many hard-core tracks that traverse the National Park, again, most of which is flat or nearly flat.




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