Open plan living room.Bedroom with kingsize bed overlooking the garden and pool.
Seaside cottage in nature reserve with pool.

Entire home/flat

4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

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The Bothy is a secret hideaway, a mile from the centre of Lymington, close to the sea wall. Stunning views over the sea and nature reserves - bird lovers paradise. Recently refurbished, this tiny, pretty cottage has a private heated swimming pool during summer months.

The space

Dating back 300 years, the Bothy was tastefully extended in June 2015 and now offers contemporary accommodation for 4 guests in a large kingsize bedroom and a twin bedroom. Open plan living area which opens directly onto private garden and exclusive use of heated swimming pool. The pool is open from the first May Bank Holiday weekend until the end of September.

The snug area has a small 2-seater sofa in front of the wood burner. There are two additional stools for sitting around the fire. This area is cosy and a bit tight for 4 adults.

Beautiful white linen, hand towels, bath towel, bath robes and beach towels are provided.

Well equipped kitchen with basic supplies.

The swimming pool is very old and is carefully maintained by "Andy", the pool man who cleans and checks the condition every week. The pool cover needs some TLC but helps keep the pool lovely and warm. Please be gentle with it when rolling it on and off!

Guest access

Parking for 2 cars is available outside the front entrance which shares a driveway with Normandy Cottage and the Barn. There is an outside dining area with teak furniture and sun shade, perfect for catching the afternoon sun.

Please walk through my garden to get onto the sea wall and enjoy views of the Solent and across to Yarmouth, IOW.

Interaction with guests

If you would like to order a Tesco/Waitrose/Ocado delivery to arrive between 11am and 12noon on the day of your arrival, this will be unpacked and stored on your behalf.

Other things to note

Guests can enjoy lovely walks along the coastal path direct from the Bothy. Walks in the New Forest are within a 10 minute drive. Several pubs are within walking distance. The surrounding nature reserves are perfect for bird watching.

Wifi is available but it is not very fast. Ok for emails but too slow for streaming. Mobile phone signal is poor too so you can really escape from reality!

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

We expect our guests to love staying at the Bothy and hope you will return time and time again.
Due to the intrinsic nature of the swimming pool and it not being fenced in, we regret that the Bothy is not suitable for children between the ages of 5 months and 8 years. The insurance stipulates that children must be supervised and an adult has to be in attendance at all times.
No pets allowed.
Smoking outside only.
Minimum of 3 days booking.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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59 Reviews

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Janna User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful little cottage in idyllic location with fab pool and garden. The only struggle we had was getting our kids out of the pool! Great walk along the coastal wall from the garden and brilliant location for New Forest and coastal activities. We had a wonderful family holiday here.

Paul User Profile
July 2017
A beautiful quiet little cottage. Well equipped and great to relax by the lovely heated pool. The kitchen is well stocked and Sarah is just lovely. So helpful and friendly.

Charles User Profile
June 2017
We had a lovely stay here. The cottage was extremely comfortable and well-presented, with lots of helpful tips on what to do/where to eat etc in the local area. And the fantastic pool was a real added bonus for the warm weather.

Dave User Profile
June 2017
Fantastic place, Sarah was a lovely host. Highly recommended!

Clare User Profile
June 2017
Sarah communicated really well and was very accommodating . Lovely property . Stayed with my elderly mother and 11 yr old daughter. Beds super comfy and swimming pool fab. Appreciated the white robes and towels !!

Andrew User Profile
June 2017
Wonderful place for a couple or family of four.

Kate User Profile
May 2017
Lovely stay at The Bothy. Great location with loads to see and do and Sarah very welcoming.

Lymington, United KingdomJoined in May 2015
Sarah User ProfileSarah is a superhost.

I've lived in Lymington for nearly 20 years and love being near the sea. The New Forest is beautiful and has many breathtaking walks. I look forward to sharing our favourite places, walks, activities, restaurants and pubs with you.

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