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Coastguards Cottage

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at a Glance...

  • 4 + 1 babies
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Close to Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Child Friendly

This lovely little seaside holiday cottage rental in Keyhaven is the second in a terrace facing the sea. Inside is smart, bright, and the upstairs bedroom has great views of the Isle of Wight and Solent. It is a perfect little bolthole in a great location.

The house is to one side of Keyhaven harbour and a 45 second walk from the waters edge. The area is peaceful, pretty and there is superb walking to great foodie places and further along the coastal paths.

The location makes it ideal to grab the ferry to Hurst Castle – or walk along the one mile spit out to the famous fort on the edge of the Solent. There is café there along with many others in the local Milford on Sea village.

more about this place...

On the ground floor there is a well-appointed modern kitchen-diner with adjoining snug sitting room and remote-controlled cosy modern fireplace. There is also a small room for outdoor cloakroom and toilet just off the entrance lobby.

The second bedroom still has its original fireplace and a king-size bed that converts into two singles. This is situated on the same floor as the generous sized bathroom which affords a good-sized bathtub and separate shower cabin and provides ‘his and hers’ basins, a toilet and storage.

The master bedroom with king-size bed on the top floor offers spectacular panoramic views of the Isle of Wight, the Needles, Hurst Castle and the boats in Keyhaven harbour and on the Solent. Open up the large picture windows at night and gaze up at millions of stars in the sky, or listen to the birds in the early morning and watch the sun rise over the Isle of Wight.

Outside there is a gated courtyard with out-door seating which is beautifully sheltered from the wind. It catches the afternoon and evening sun; a perfect place to relax with a gin and tonic on those warm summer evenings.

Want to get active? There is a large quiet area of water, protected by the Hurst Spit, which is superb for kayaking. You can get out at Hurst Castle and pull the kayak up and visit the café there. You can also get the little Hurst Castle Ferry back to Keyhaven.

Don’t miss a top reading spot: take your book and walk out to Hurst Castle. Find a spot out of the wind and boat watch and read in the peace and quiet out there. Heaven.

The views from the area across the marshes towards the Isle of Wight are boaty and beautiful. Whilst the beaches are shingle, at half way to low tide they are sandy. Crabbing is fun at high tide. Anyone needing a break can pop to The Gun Inn nearly next door. It is a ‘whisky-tasting’ pub of some repute…

Family

The cottage is family friendly and there are lovely, flat, easy and short wanders close to the house for small kids, as well as fantastic beaches a few miles away in Milford on Sea and Highcliffe. We provide 1 travel cot, 1 high chair & a fitted stair gate at the top.

Best for…

Small families, couples, keen walkers or birders. Anyone wanting an easy escape close to the beach for good value.

What are the quirks here? (We like to be brutally honest)…

The cottage isn’t very big and being in a terrace, it has windows back and front, which may feel a little cramped to some.

The views are delightful and pretty amazing but you need to be in the top bedroom to see them properly.

Accessibility

The access to the cottage is flat and there is a small step into the cottage from the little courtyard garden. The stairs are tight but not overly steep.

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’

 

from

£160 per night

what makes this special...

The location is superb. Especially Hurst Castle beach and to the east, more beaches, many sandy.

Milford on Sea has plenty of foodie offerings – make sure to stop by Mr Pink’s Fish and Chips if you need emergency food, Verviene for those who want an absolute treat. The Wash House is great fun – BYO food (or order from next door and they’ll bring it across for you) whilst you’re playing their enormous selection of board games.

Biking, walking and especially kayaking are superb from Keyhaven. We love the back tracks to Lymington – and the Saturday markets there.

 

all the Essential details...

Sleeping...

Bedroom 1 : Double with spectacular views
Bedroom 2 : Twin or Superking

Bathrooms...

One : WC downstairs
Two : Spacious family bathroom with bath and separate shower and two sinks

All the rest...

Garden : Private and small enclosed courtyard
Kitchen : Electric over / Gas hob / Fridge freezer / Microwave / Dishwasher (half size) / Washing machine
Mod Cons : 32" Digital TV and DVD player, iPod docking station, Remote control gas fire
Connectivity : Free WiFi and mobile signal is patchy but outside is good.
Parking : 1 Car, Public car park very close by
Pets : Only Guide dogs
view floorplan

Arrival & Departure

Arrive after : 3.30pm

Depart before : 10am

good to know...

We're all locals so if you have any queries about the information we have provided or have any special requests for your stay, please just ask:

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+44 (0) 1590 642005

Email

hello@newforestescapes.com

don't just take our word for it...

Read real reviews from guests that have stayed with us at Coastguards Cottage

“We had a fantastic short stay at the cottage. We found it beautifully clean and decorated with everything you would need for your stay. The master bedroom on the top floor is a great spot for parents, so quiet and secluded with peaceful views of the water.”

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Shana, AirBnB, May 2018

“A fabulous place with great views overlooking the harbour. Very clean, great size rooms, the comfiest beds after a long day of walking! The town is a short walk away with a lovely little wine bar called ‘The Cave’ and other pubs, restaurants and shops.”

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Billie, through Airbnb, May 2018

“The cottage made a perfect little getaway for our family of four. The master bedroom was luxurious and had stunning sea views! The kids loved playing with the board games provided and were kept busy with strolls along the beach, climbing rocks and crabbing. Thanks again for a very enjoyable stay!”

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Emma, March 2018

“We've hired many holiday cottages over the years and this was undoubtedly one of the best, both in terms of the quality of its renovation - without compromising the character - and its practicality. It's difficult for online photographs to do it full justice, particularly to the freshness of the master bedroom and its views. The place was spotlessly clean and the baby equipment provided was much appreciated. Temperatures outside, with windchill, plummeted to -10C in the early part of our stay and we were glad to have such a cosy place to come home to. Just before Easter, we felt like we had the whole place to ourselves, yet we were easy travelling distance from the heart of the New Forest, the Isle of Wight and Winchester. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.”

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Sue and family March 2018, stayed through Airbnb.

We had a lovely family stay at Coastguard Cottage with our 14 month old baby. High chair and cot provided which made travelling and packing a lot easier. The cottage is just a stones throw from the water and has beautiful views from the top level. Quality accommodation and facilities meant we had a very relaxing break in a lovely part of the country. Walking to spit was a highlight as well as taking the tiny ferry back across the water from the castle.

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Catherine from London, Feb 2018

Hi, We;ve just left Coastguards Cottage after our holiday. We've hired many holiday cottages over the years and this was undoubtably one of the best. Its been beautifully renovated to such a high standard without compromising its character and it was spotlessly clean. The baby equipment was much appreciated. If we return to this area we'll certainly use your company again and we'll recommend you to others. Thanks very much and keep up the good work.

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Suew Brennan, 21st March 2018

We had a lovely family stay at Coastguard Cottage with our 14 month old baby. High chair and cot provided which made travelling and packing a lot easier. The cottage is just a stones throw from the water and has beautiful views from the top level. Quality accommodation and facilities meant we had a very relaxing break in a lovely part of the country. Walking to spit was a highlight as well as taking the tiny ferry back across the water from the castle.

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Lloyd family, July 2017

Coastguards Cottage

3 W Cottages, Milford on Sea, Lymington SO41 0TP, UK

the location...

Sleepy, small and very boaty, Keyhaven was a port in 1206 and is now a fishing hamlet. Bird reserves surround the coast here and the Isle of Wight and Hurst Castle spit and fortress dominate the view across the Solent.

Keyhaven is fronted by the the Keyhaven Marshes, a low lying area of wetland grasses. It’s an important bird reserve and across this you can clearly see the Isle of Wight Needles. If you walk up on the coastal path here you can watch fabulous sunsets from several park benches built just for the job.

The hamlet lies at one end of an extraordinary shingle bank, Hurst Spit. The mile long shingle bar reaches out to the south dividing the turbulent Solent waters and creating a calm lagoon on the eastern side.