Slate Cottage


Up to 9 guests + babies

Priced from £750-£1350 for a 2 night stay midweek, from £1100-£1500 for weekends and £1400-£3000 for weekly stays.

Personally Visited?
No, but we’ve seen it through it’s extensive renovation.

Best for who?
Families with people to spoil – especially good for VIP birthdays.

Upstairs: 1 king with ensuite & a super king/Twin

Downstairs: 1 Bunk with truckle bed & a King

Downstairs: 1 family bathroom with bath & a Shower room

Upstairs: Ensuite to master bedroom

Please call us to make a booking for 2018. 


Come here for spoiling your friends and family, coast and forest walks, and exploring the New Forest. This family friendly house is 2 parts stretch-limo-living and 2 parts ‘the holiday life’…

It is well set up for celebrating big birthdays and family time. Importantly there is a big dining room area central in the house, whilst the light and airy kitchen is separate, allowing caterers and cooks to produce treats to wow guests. The kitchen has it’s own big table, and a door to an enclosed garden so that families with little children can cook whilst kids play nearby and outdoors, in safety.

Upstairs there is an enormous and light sitting room. It stretches the full length of the house ad has a sun terrace off it too. Below is a dining room with table to comfortably seat 10. Importantly there is a good size playroom here, an enclosed garden and when the kids need an outing, a short walk 5 mins east to a fantastic play park and football field.

Before even going on the rental market Hampshire Life used the house for their Christmas issue for Real Homes article. The house sleeps 3 couples, 1 bunk with an extra trundle bed, 1 sofa bed.  Extra guests (2 max) are welcome to pop in and visit in their camper van. Dogs welcome.

It is 1.5 miles from the Hampshire coast or you can walk from here (it’s in the National Park), out to track ponies and enjoy the heath and forest to the north.



About this house

About the house:

Slate Cottage has been renovated for the holiday rental business, so a great deal of attention has been paid to setting it up for easy group holidays.

Lymington itself is often in noted as one of the ‘Top 10 places to live in the UK’ and the high street is vibrant through the year with plenty of independent shops (we love Designer Vintage for it’s pre-loved labels). There are plenty of good places to eat. For fish, head to The Shipyard, for upmarket go to The Pig, for an all out treat go to Limewood Hotel.

Inside the house:

Both adults only and family groups will love it here. The house lends itself to both. Bedrooms are big, modern and chic, bathrooms sparkle, but best of all are the shared spaces. Central to the downstairs area, there is a big dining room to seat 10, a large separate kitchen with table to seat 8 and a playroom, or spare bedroom with masses of toys for all ages (we can also shut these away if you don’t want them). But the best room of all is the sitting room on the first floor, it’s the full length of the house and has a giant wood burner to keep you warm in winter. Here everyone can sit comfortably, with plenty of space to catchup, play games or perhaps enjoy a vintage birthday tea or informal drinks do. There is even a little sitting room terrace too.

Kids will love it here, the separate playroom, is reached from the central dining room through a glass corridor, it has masses of toys, most new in December 2017 for it’s first rental. The garden is open to the paddock where in evenings you might see the deer from the Forest. In the paddock live and two Shetland ponies (Barney Buttons and Scooby Doo) who aren’t rideable (please don’t try) but love treats fed to them on the ground.

The furniture and styling in the house is mid-century modern. Liz, the owner has a good eye for treasure and is often found in Parisian flea markets, or at auction room sales. She has kept rooms uncluttered, placing statement and useful furniture and accessories for good effect. “I love the 1960s Drakes haberdashery cabinet in the dining hall.”

Special stuff

The house itself is lovely, but the location is unusually good; you can walk 5 mins east to the shops, past an excellent play park, to the public swimming pool and onto Waitrose and Lymington (30 mins in total). Or head to the north into the National Park where kids can track ponies, play in streams, picnic and play hide and seek or get creative and make dens. Head south and you’ll get to any number of pebbly, sandy and wild beaches. Our favourite is Hurst Castle (the fort at the end has a seasonal and good cafe, there is a boat trip in summer there and back, and at low tide a sandy beach is revealed for sandy creations that adults and children to play on.

– Get one of our lovely caterers in for a special meal. You can hide your guests away upstairs and serve them canapés and drinks, whilst downstairs we can ask our team to come in and cook and theme the table for you. Great for a 70th or big birthday celebration.

There is a double king bed bedroom, and a children’s bedroom downstairs with two bathrooms – 1 shower (there is a step in to the shower) and one with a bath.

The playroom has a wall mounted TV, so if the stairs to sitting room are not possible, guests can watch TV downstairs.

There’s one step in to the house at the front door, access possible at the rear through the french doors (step in to) to the playroom or to the front of the kitchen (one step up). The ground floor is all one level except that there are two steps down to access the playroom.

There is a handrail on the stairs – part of the wooden structure of the stairs on the right hand side. See pics in gallery.