Ruby Cottage


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4 bedrooms

Up to 6 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: C137
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • Access statement available
  • Near beach
  • Central heating
  • Designated parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Nearby shop
  • Short breaks available
  • Tumble dryer
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside
  • WiFi


This delightful end of terrace former coastguard cottage has been tastefully refurbished to a high standard throughout specifically for the holiday market. With stunning views across the marshes from three of the bedrooms you couldn't feel closer to nature. Ruby Cottage is situated in the pretty hamlet of Keyhaven, with the welcoming Gun Inn (open for lunches and some evenings) just a few feet away. Across the way is Lymington and Keyhaven Nature Reserve and Sea Wall, which takes you all the way to the Georgian town of Lymington, is a great haven for bird watchers, walkers and cyclists. From the jetty at Keyhaven you can take a boat trip out to Hurst Castle. The vibrant village of Milford on Sea with shingle beach, variety of eateries, shops and pubs is just a mile away. The New Forest where ponies and cattle roam free is a short drive away offering many opportunities for interesting walks, cycle rides and pony trekking.

Entrance into comfortably furnished lounge with flat screen TV with built in DVD player and CD player with docking station. 
New kitchen/diner with electric hob, integrated electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, larder fridge and dining table with seating for six. Please note when dining table is used for more than four people, kitchen space is restricted.  
Door to patio courtyard and utility outhouse.
Steep cottage stairs to first floor. 
Bedroom 1 with double bed and views over Keyhaven. 
Bedroom 2 with double bed. 
Bathroom with bath and overbath shower and basin.
Separate toilet with hand basin. 
Steep cottage stairs to second floor.
Bedroom 3 with three-quarter bed into low eaves.
Bedroom 4 with single bed into low eaves.
Separate toilet with hand basin.

Enclosed paved courtyard garden with garden furniture.  Utility outhouse with washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge-freezer. 

Off road parking for two cars. Pay and display car park across the road.

Included:  Bed linen (please note duvets are feather) and towels (please bring own beach towels), WiFi, electricity and gas central heating.  Travel cot (no bedding) and high chair available.
Children All ages welcome
Pets 2 well behaved dogs. Must be over the age of 1 year old (unless agreed with the owner prior to booking) and dogs must be fully housetrained and well behaved. Please note there is a standard charge of £25 per pet per week (£30 for 2019 bookings).
Telephone Available for inoming calls and outgoing emergency calls.  Mobile reception variable.
Parking Off road parking for two cars. Pay and display car park across the road.
Bicycle Storage Space for bicycle storage in the outhouse.
Beach Milford on Sea one mile
Shops Several in Milford on Sea 1 mile
Pubs The Gun Inn next door (open lunchtimes and some evenings).  Several in Milford on Sea one mile away
The New Forest Tour Bus blue route stops nearby
Property: Self-catering holiday house
Short breaks available low seaon bookable any time, mid and high season two weeks prior to the holiday
Changeover Friday
Arrival 3pm
Departure 10am
Non smoking

July 2018

This was one of our best holidays; from moonlit walks by the sea with the dog, learning to paddle board and hosting a wonderful family get together. Ruby Cottage is in a great place for exploring and relaxing. The crab sandwiches at The Gun are still as good as they were last time we visited. Highly recommended as a holiday home from home.

January 2018

Such a lovely spot for a real family-feel, holiday home with great walking along the coast. Excellent view from the top floors - felt almost, ship-like with all the stairs. Well equipped kitchen.

September 2017

We had a lovely holiday at Ruby Cottage and the location was perfect for nice morning walks and enjoying the wild life. The cottage was well equipped and we were very pleased to find fresh bread,milk and tea bags ready for our arrival. Would recommend Ruby Cottage as a peaceful home from home. Thanks for the recommendation Newforest Cottages.

September 2017

We really enjoyed our stay a Ruby Cottage. It was very well equipped and comfortable. We were delighted to arrive and discover a few items like bread, milk, tea, coffee, squash, dishwasher tablets and soap etc. were supplied and generously so. The beds had cotton duvet covers. It was clean throughout and everything worked as it was meant to! We were undisturbed by the noise from the traffic and general bustle that was going on outside. We took our bikes all around the area and made good use of The Gun pub, who were very friendly with delicious food. We will be returning again. Thank you so much.

August 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ruby Cottage - so much so that we left a few things behind! The owner has promised to send them on to us however and we are happy to reimburse her for this.

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