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.
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!
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!
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.
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.