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Cliff House

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at a Glance...

  • 8 + 2 babies
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Close to Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly

This lovely family friendly beach house sits up on the cliffs in the pretty village of Milford on Sea. It is a clever mix of minimalist style, colour pops and pragmatic design for families wanting to enjoy the beach and coast. The kitchen has a glass bi-folds that let the afternoon sun in from the garden. It’s sunbathing heaven and there is a good BBQ and garden furniture.

The house is owned by two food-lovers so there is masses to cook and serve with…and a huge amount of kitchen cooking space.

Colours here are predominantly greys and whites with the odd splash of blue, and pink (the owners’ two young girls normally live here and have left plenty of toys out for visiting kids). The kitchen is open-plan and huge. There is a big kitchen island for informal eating plus a good sized kitchen table for 10 – so it’s perfect for extended families holidaying together.

Milford on Sea, is 1 mile away. But you can walk to the beach from here in 10 mins without going anywhere near the town. The village is charming and has long beaches, sandy at mid-low tide. Enjoy!

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Inside the house, both adults-only and family groups will love it. The house lends itself to both.

The style is modern, clean, bright and airy. Bedrooms are a generous size, modern and chic. Bathrooms are smart and sparkly.

But the house is best in the shared spaces. We’ve already mentioned the kitchen which is huge. Second is the giant sitting room with three 3 seater sofas and a big TV for vegging out, or kids movie night after a day at the beach.

The house basks in it’s south facing position and the little garden is full of sun and the smell of the sea in summer. You can walk to the beach here in 2 mins – you’ll find them long and quiet. You’ll find shingle at high tide and sand (perfect for sandcastles) at mid-low tide. It’s perfect for hauling tired sandy children back home.

The accommodation is set with 4 bedrooms upstairs, 2 bathrooms upstairs and a shower downstairs – great for sandy kids!

Lymington, just 10 minutes way  is often noted as one of the ‘Top 10 places to live in the UK’ and is vibrant through the year. The bustle spins off to the nearby local towns and Milford on Sea is no exception – and walking distance (15 mins). The Cave is superb for drinks, No64 Biscuit House and The Old Smithy are great for an eclectic and upmarket gift selection. There are restaurants valour and plenty of take away options too including a great Thai.

Read our Insider Guide to Milford on Sea to get the full low down.


Kids will love it here. There are toys aplenty. The garden is entirely enclosed at the back and the beach and ice-cream kiosk are 2-5 mins walk. Parents will love that the garden is entirely viewable from the kitchen so it’s easy to manage any situations! The garden also has a trampoline (unfenced) in the garden, sprinklers and water pistols, a plastic slide for very little ones.  

For teens, try the Saltwater baths in summer -situated in Lymington – for the floating 110 metre assault course, paddle boards and zorbs. All bonkers and great fun.

Best for…

Families with people to spoil – especially good for VIP birthdays and multi generation family groups.


There’s one step in to the house at the front door, otherwise flat in the kitchen and downstairs shower. All bedrooms are upstairs but the stair rail is good. 

So if you are organising a group with less mobile people then read our ideas (and tested excursions) here in our blog ‘Holidaying with less mobile folk? Here’s where to go, what to do!’

And if you are organising a celebration for those in their 60’s + please visit our blog post ‘Four easy ideas for memorable 60th, 70th & 80th birthdays’


£330 per night

what makes this special...

It really has to be the proximity to the beach, we just can’t get enough of it.  Whether you fancy a quiet and refreshing morning swim, a relaxed family BBQ for lunch or an evening sundowner, this is the place for you.

For those wanting a bit more action – take your kayak, paddle board or windsurfer and launch off from here.

Keyhaven hamlet is 1 mile along the coast from Milford village. It’s pretty, boaty and charming. Take a boat from here to discover Hurst Castle which is also well worth a visit. You’ll blow your cobwebs away on the mile walk back. You can hire paddle boards and take a half or day trip here too. Don’t forget to forage for samphire on the way home. Read more in our Insiders Guide to Keyhaven here.

all the Essential details...


Bedroom 1 : King size bed with dressing room and shower ensuite
Bedroom 2 : Twin room with sea glimpses
Bedroom 3 : Double bed
Bedroom 4 : Double bed


One : Master ensuite shower room
Two : Family bathroom with shower over the bath and twin sinks
Three : Downstairs shower room

All the rest...

Garden : A south facing sunny garden with patio and garden furniture, BBQ and large trampoline for the kids. It is also enclosed so good for dogs too.
Kitchen : Range cooker / Fridge / Freezer / Microwave / Cafetieres / Dishwasher / Washing machine / Tumble Dryer
Mod Cons : Three Smart TVs / Sky with movies and kids channels / Sonos sound system downstairs and in Bedroom 1 and 2
Connectivity : Free Wifi (fibre so quite quick) and relatively good signal for most mobile network providers
Parking : Off road parking for up to 4 cars
Kids' Stuff : One travel cot and one high chair are provided. There is a very good selection of kids games, toys, books and activities in the house. These suit children from 3-10. In the garden you'll find a trampoline without a cage. The garden is small and enclosed. Bucket and spade type items are left for you too.
Pets : Dogs welcome, the back garden is well enclosed with a high fence.
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Arrival & Departure

Arrive after : 3.30pm

Depart before : 10am

good to know...

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

Fantastic beach location. Beautiful home. Huge family kitchen - well stocked. Over and above expectations. Felt like home.

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L and family30 Dec 18

Just returned from a fabulous stay at Cliff House. Superb house, wonderfully furbished, with a great location and the pictures on the website are exactly like the house. Loads of room for 8 of us both inside and outside, would recommend this house and new forest escapes, who made the booking process both easy to do and very friendly. Thank you

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Bulcock Family, Aug 2018 from FaceBook


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Cliff House

Pless Rd, Milford on Sea, Downton, Lymington SO41 0NY, UK

the location...

Milford on Sea is a lively and picturesque village just a few miles from the market town of Lymington.  It sits on the coast and has extensive beach front which is sandy at low tide.

The beach is always bustling in the summer months with windsurfers, kite surfers, kayakers and paddle boarders, plus swimmers enjoy the quick swim to the sandbar where groups gather to chat or splash around in the surf.  Nestled just back fro the beach, the nature reserve is worth a walk through. It can be accessed along the stream through the centre of the village and winds up to the back of the houses and gardens. There are a few good rope swings for the young ones along the way. Wellies a must in the winter!