Seaview Cottage is seaside holiday cottage that is ideal for families who love to be just a stone’s throw from the water. Literally.
The combination of cottage + view is hard to beat. Romantics, writers and artists will be as happy here as families who come for the crabbing, exploring and wild play. The style is immaculate, fresh and on trend. The views broad, boaty and busy.
‘Sea-salts’ will enjoy watching the busy water. The kids will be crabbing for hours, or exploring the local tracks and trails.
The house was once two semi-detached cottages, almost matching in their design. You’ll find two bedrooms upstairs, two staircases to reach them, two sitting rooms (one’s now more of a playroom), and the kitchen runs along the width at the back.
The kitchen was added in a renovation and it transforms the downstairs spaces to something far more practical for families. The two sitting rooms means that adults get one, kids the other. It’s delightfully quirky. Most of the rooms are mirrored one side to the other.
It has 2 large double bedrooms, one with a small cot room en suite. The bedrooms share a bathroom on the top floor. There is also a downstairs bunk room sleeping 4, and downstairs shower room toilet.
The interior has been recently full painted in creams, whites, blues and greys. There are accents of Danish style throughout and the odd bright colour amongst the gentle muted tones. Coming off the garden there is a good sized patio with solid garden furniture for summer alfresco meals.
The garden is half an acre and enclosed. It rises up behind the house to some pony paddocks that back onto the National Park. Ponies are often in here and love to hand their heads over the fence for apples. Come prepared!
The car park overspill is slightly to the left of the cottage at the front. One car will fit in the parking by the house, another in the tuck in just before it.
The 2 double bedrooms upstairs are suitable for 1 or 2 travel cots.We provide 1 high chair and 1 travel cot here. There is a DVD player but please bring your own DVDs. The garden is well enclosed but Houdini’s will still escape.
2 families with kids in tow.
The area is rural and pretty, with access to the forest to the West. Calshot Activity Centre is 5 mins drive, Lepe beach is lovely and 7 mins drive, pretty Beaulieu is a rural drive on the back roads 15 mins away.
There are 2 sets of stairs in the cottage, both are very steep and narrow. There is a downstairs bedroom which has 2 bunk beds in it, so not really suitable for older folk.
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’
£280 per night
First go crabbing. Second, go exploring trip and making dens in the woods behind the house – perfect for wild and loud games. The place has a mildly ‘Star Wars’ air…some of it was filmed in the giant and unused power station a few miles away.
There is plenty of old massive piping left for kids to track toward the station too. BYO Stormtrooper suit.
And because we are ever curious, and we love to watch boats (or in this case, shipping tanker, we think you’ll enjoy the massive boat traffic here. The water in front of the cottage is Southampton Water. Tankers come here to drop their cargo to Southampton. Look at the MarineTraffic.com site – will allow you to track and learn about the boats online that you’re watching.
|Bedroom 1 :||Double bed|
|Bedroom 2 :||Double bed|
|Bedroom 3 :||Bunk beds downstairs and a single. It's a snug fit.|
|Bedroom 4 :||Toddler bed/cot in the small loft space off Bedroom 1|
|One :||Family bathroom with shower over bath|
|Two :||Downstairs shower room|
|Garden :||A large, enclosed, half an acre garden with patio and al fresco dining table and chairs|
|Kitchen :||Double Oven / Fridge Freezer / Washing machine / Tumble dryer|
|Mod Cons :||TV|
|Connectivity :||Free WiFi and mobile signal is ok|
|Parking :||Off-road parking for up to 2 cars|
|Garden :||Arrivals from 3.30pm and departures by 10am|
|Pets :||Dogs are welcome|
Monday and Friday are our normal changeover days if possible please
Arrive after : 3.30pm
Depart before : 10am
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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