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Solent House

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at a Glance...

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

Location, location, location. If you want a family house near the town and almost-on-the-quay, then this is for you.  You’ll find it on a lovely tree-lined street a 5 minute walk from the cobbled streets of the ‘Old Town’, once a smugglers paradise.

Don’t worry – the house isn’t owned by rogues and contraband specialists, but Peter and Georgie are travel-addicts and their wanderings are evident in the eclectic and colourful styling inside this bright and roomy house.

This house is ideal for family holidays and you really couldn’t get a better location for a quiet setting in the heart of Lymington, but right on the doorstep of all the fun.

In all seasons the coastal walking is superb. Winter will have you in some lovely pubs afterwards, and in summer the best crabbing, ice-creams and fish and chips, are to be had on the Lymington Old Town Quay. Don’t miss the Saltwater Pools for floating assault course and general madness for teens (and other nutters).

more about this place...

The house has been well designed for guests.

Downstairs is bright and roomy. The L shaped kitchen / living room area is mostly open plan and in summer we’d suggest you open up the terrace doors and breakfast on the terrace.

The kitchen has a smart blue Aga, and a gas stove with masses of serving dishes and ‘bitsa’ to host dinner parties if needed. The kitchen table seats 10.

Around the corner of the ‘L’, you’ll also find a TV room with wood burner. If you like board games, jigsaws and puzzles, there is a large African boat (what else!) full of them in the kitchen.

Bedrooms are all generously sized. Two are huge. The one on the top floor is particularly big and has a juliet balcony that faces the neighbours leafy gardens and sea. Every bedroom has its own bathroom.

The smart garden deck has smarter garden furniture and is a sun trap in the afternoons. Kids will love playing in the enclosed garden which has a fun treehouse (or surely pirate) platform and slide – both of these are pretty rustic. We can put a ladder-stop up for very small children if required. The terrace and garden are south facing and get wonderful evening sun that also fills the kitchen. It’s the perfect spot for evening meals after a day of exploring.


Babies and children welcome. Stairgate, high chair, baby mat and toys are provided. The garden is enclosed and there is a tree platform and slide in the garden. No ball games here please. There are neighbours on all sides.

Best for…

Families wanting a seaside holiday, especially those with teenagers – Saltwater Pools is a must; floating assault course, zorbs, paddleboards etc. Yachties wanting a land-base for family in tow will appreciate the location near marinas. Current return guests come for birthday parties (70ths etc) and it’s a good base for those visiting Lymington for weddings.


There are few steps downstairs but no downstairs bedrooms here. There are good stair rails.

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’


£380 per night

what makes this special...

At the end of the road is a great children’s park with bandstand, where over the summer many a local event is held, the food festival being the highlight, so join in and enjoy!

Drive west by 8 minutes to the sandy beaches at Milford on Sea, drive east to the wild coast of Tanners Lane in the National Park.

To the east, Berthon marina is 2 mins walk where we recommend The Shipyard restaurant ,that funnily enough specialises in seafood that is provided on site by ‘The Fish Market’ –  the local fishmongers. To the east and a short walk past the Saltwater baths (with 110 metre floating assault course, zorbs and paddleboards) is The Haven which does good food whilst you enjoy simply spectacular views across the Solent.

all the Essential details...


Bedroom 1 : Double with ensuite shower and bath (half size)
Bedroom 2 : Twin room
Bedroom 3 : Bunk beds with ensuite shower room
Bedroom 4 : Double (low level) on the 2nd floor with ensuite shower room


One : Downstairs WC
Two : Ensuite to Bedroom 1
Three : Ensuite to Bedroom 3
Four : Ensuite to Bedroom 4

All the rest...

Garden : Is a good size, enclosed with table to seat 8, wicker sofa for relaxing and kids slide/climbing frame
Kitchen : Aga plus a gas stove and electric oven/ Fridge Freezer / Microwave / Dishwasher / Washing machine / Tumble Dryer / Plus masses of serving dishes and ‘bits’ to host dinner parties if needed
Mod Cons : 32" Digital TV, Digital radio
Connectivity : Free WiFi and mobile signal is mainly good
Parking : Off street parking for up to 5 cars
Garden : Quiet dogs only please
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Arrival & Departure

Arrive after : 3.30pm

Depart before : 10am

good to know...

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

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

Fab family house with lots of space and a bathroom each - wow. We had a wonderful time exploring Lymington on foot as it was so close to everything. We will be coming back.

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Eleanor, Slough

Solent House

Solent Ave, Lymington SO41 3SD, UK

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.