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

Entire home/flat

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

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
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


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. Large 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.

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

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.

Interaction with guests

If you would like to order a Waitrose delivery to arrive at 11am on the day of your arrival, this will be unpacked and stored on your behalf.

The neighbourhood

The Bothy is situated in the beautiful Lymington and Keyhaven Nature Reserve. It is very quiet and peaceful with lovely walks direct from The Bothy. Lymington High Street is walking distance and has a lively market on Saturdays.

There is a good choice of pubs and restaurants within walking distance.

Getting around

To arrive by train, you will need to change at Brockenhurst and get the "Lymington Flyer" to Lymington Town Station. From there, it is a 30 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi ride.

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!

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
May not be 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, including service fees.

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

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49 Reviews

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Jade User Profile
April 2017
We had an amazing stay at Sarah's house. It was just what we were looking for. Amazing location a short walk away from the main town. Sarah was very welcoming and her guide book gave us all the info we needed about restaurants and the surrounding areas. The heated pool was amazing! All in all a great stay and would definitely stay again

Matt User Profile
April 2017
Fantastic spot for a New Forest get away! Sarah was great and very accommodating, giving advice and making us feel very welcome.

Jamie User Profile
April 2017
Well kitted out, fantastic welcome. Walkable to lymington. Great host. Great restaurant tips. Nice touches are... basic supplies in kitchen, plenty of cooking utensils, dishwasher, spare personal toiletries in case you've forgotten. Ideal place for 2, we will stay again with our daughter. Would probably be a bit cramped for 4 adults. Hopefully the duvet will be changed for a summer one soon, otherwise you'll roast. We will stay again, and hopefully in high season to make good use of the pool.

Jane User Profile
April 2017
A complete gem. Wonderful discovery of a small but perfectly formed cottage, ideal for 2 people plus or two children (we were 2 + one 12 year old). Fantastic position on the sea, chickens in the garden – incredible hospitality from Sarah and family. We swam in the pool too, although officially too early. Can’t recommend enough!

David User Profile
April 2017
Great stay we loved it. Sarah was communicative and helpful and very useful folder of recommendations

Anne User Profile
March 2017
Sarah's place was wonderful inside and out and in a brilliant location. We would have loved to stay longer and hope to return again.

Mark User Profile
March 2017
We loved The Bothy which is bright but cozy, it's a amazing location and Sarah's hospitality. Thoroughly recommend!

Lymington, United Kingdom · Joined 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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