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Beckheath House

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at a Glance...

  • Sleeps 5-7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Forest Retreat
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly

Chic, artsy, relaxed cottage in East End with open Forest directly opposite the driveway – for escapist walking and superb off-road cycling. Turn left to local beaches and right to The PIG (first of the acclaimed group) for a smart lunch.

The house is opposite the most extraordinary group of ancient oaks that feature in forest folklore for hundreds of years. Gypsy Wood is a collection of over 100 huge trees on a small knoll surrounded by heathland, free-roaming wild deer, ponies, cattle and the occasional pig. It is an escapists’ heaven.

And so is, using the owner’s beach hut, which is all kitted out for sandcastle and book reading mini-breaks, at Milford-on-Sea. For a charge of £30 per day, the hut is yours.

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Emma’s home is full of beautiful details from statement fireplace to vintage American furniture, tailored leather corner sofa and an armchair in slate velvet, plus a collection of equine art.

The kitchen is well set up for cooking and entertaining and the kitchen table seats seven to eight. The annex bedroom is ideal for those wanting peace and quiet, such as new mums and dads, teenagers and grandparents. (Or those who’ve not finished their novel yet!) Our favourite bedroom is done in soft browns and rusts, it has Williamsburg American arch bed, (small at 4″6 but utterly lovely).

The garden

Your private outside space looks like a Country Living stylist put it together. Perfect for catching the sun and feels like your own oasis. 

Throw open the bi-folds and extend the kitchen onto a suntrap flagstone terrace, plus there are two smart sun loungers and picnic table at the end of the garden for sundowners.

Beach Hut

There is no charge for the hut, but this also means it’s as you find it. We don’t clean it for guests and ask people to leave it as they find it. If you visit after a rough storm, it might be lopsided or being hoisted back into place…

Normally, inside you’ll find a camping gas stove, tea and coffee-making kit and deck chairs, plus boogie board and blow-up flotation toys for kids stowed in the bench seat. It would be worth taking a flask of hot water in case the stove or kit is damaged from storms.

The location is wonderful whatever time of year – after a walk down the beach on a cold winter’s day snuggle down with hot drinks or enjoy shade and private changing space when swimming in summer.


You could fit a baby’s travel cot in one of the rooms, but it is a tight squeeze. However, this isn’t really a house for toddlers and small children

Best for…

Romantics, escapists, walkers, family breaks (with older children and teenagers).

Just so you know…

With high gardens fences on two sides, the house is private but has limited views.
There is no BBQ here. 


There are no steps from the parking area by the house to the doorstep, although there is a small step into the house. Once you’re in there are no steps in the house as it’s all on one level. Small wheelchairs are fine here, but the bathroom isn’t designed to be wheelchair friendly. To get to the cabin, through the back garden, there is a small lip out of the kitchen’s bifold doors, along a flat gravel path and a small step into the cabin.

Organising a group with less mobile folk? Read our blog with ideas and tried and tested excursions (click here)

Planning a birthday celebration? Pinch suggestions to create a memorable bash. Read more here. 


£290 per night

what makes this special...

The walking opportunities – our favourite is heading across the heath and Forest to The PIG near Brockenhurst (takes about two hours, dodging ponies on the way). The food is fab and mostly grown and sourced within 25 miles.

For those who like it beachy, hire the owners’ beach hut in Milford on Sea – a delightful coastal village. The beach is sandy half-way to low tide and the views across to the Isle of Wight are wondrous.

Want to bring your horse to go riding on the Forest? You can. The owner’s stables are five minutes’ drive away.


all the Essential details...


Bedroom 1 : Double
Bedroom 2 : Double
Bedroom 3 : Single four poster bed
Bedroom 4 : Double with ensuite in the Annexe


One : Family bathroom in the main house
Two : Ensuite in the Annexe

All the rest...

Garden : Small but enclosed garden with BBQ and seating for al fresco dining plus two sun loungers during the warmer months.
Kitchen : Two ovens / Gas hobs / Fridge freezer / Dishwasher / Washing machine / Tumble dryer
Mod Cons : 32" TV, Bluetooth sound system, Digital radio
Connectivity : Free WiFi and mobile signal is ok for Vodafone & O2, EE not so good
Parking : Off street parking for 1 car, space for 2 more at the end of the track
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Arrival & Departure

You can start your escape on any day except Sunday

Arrive after : 3.30pm

Depart before : 10am

good to know...

Guide Dogs welcome. Well behaved dogs considered.

We're all locals so if there's anything else you need to know about your stay, just ask...

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Read real reviews from guests that have stayed with us at Beckheath House

Great accommodation, well appointed and very comfortable. Service and communication was excellent, including great tips for things to do, where to go e.t.c. Great fresh produce nearby, particularly Brockenhurst butcher and grocer. There was always something to do, but also a really cosy fire to sit next to if quiet time was preferred.

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Simon from Cambridge, Feb 2018

Beckheath House

The Old Chapel/Lymington Rd, Lymington SO41 5SS, United Kingdom

the location...

Lymington is often in The Times ‘Top 10 places to live in the UK’.  Obviously we are totally biased and agree. It is marvellous. The quality of life here is very good. The town is surrounded by National Park to the north, coastal otherwise. There is a good mix of industry (boats) and retail. Less obvious is the connection to the rural workings of the National Park itself.

The community here is very diverse in it’s interests and the town really does make sure that everyone is catered to…it is always busy with something going on from the Saturday market to St Barbe Museum, with multiple play parks and of course cafe and restaurants galore. And if you manage to get through all that, then you could always jump on the ferry to the Isle of Wight – just a short 30 minute journey across the Solent.