Couples will fall in love with this sophisticated, swanky boutique holiday pad, right in the centre of the Georgian Marine town of Lymington. The pretty high street is just a few minutes’ walk away and offers lots of independent shops and plenty of dining options, from cheap eats and quirky cafes, to gastropubs and fine dining restaurants.
Inside, the cottage has been decorated with design and style, creating a cosy yet elegant space. A spacious reception room leads upstairs to a bright kitchen and dining room with rich clotted cream units and fresh white walls. The warm hues of exposed terracotta red bricks create a comfy, relaxing setting to chat whilst prepping a quick meal with tasty ingredients from one of the nearby shops. The kitchen is well equipped with a treasure trove of mod cons, including integrated appliances, Nespresso coffee machine, DAB radio with Bluetooth and a dining table for four – just in case you want to invite some friends over.
The living room enjoys a huge floor-to-ceiling box pane bow window which lets sunlight flood in. On wood floors stand a collection of contemporary sofas and chairs in greys and corals. Textures of nature play a major element in the design of this home, and the lounge is no exception. It is accessorised with wicker baskets, soft fleece throws and fluffy sheepskin against a blunt feature wall of mottled grey slate. For cosy winter nights, there’s a smart white enamel faux wood burner and a TV.
The modern bathroom boasts all the hallmarks of a luxury hotel with a large walk-in waterfall shower, wash basin and loo. Natural textures and colours seamlessly flow into the only bedroom. It’s bright and modern with a creative, rustic twist. Pale grey walls contrasts beautifully against a quirky feature wall of distressed wooden
boards, punctuated with metal wall art and stylish reading lights. A grey upholstered king-size bed is dressed in crisp Egyptian cotton linens, plush pillows and a throw, perfect for long lazy mornings.
Outside is a serene courtyard garden. Facing south-west, it’s filled with potted plants, mirrors and a cast iron dining table and chairs, creating a perfect spot to relax in the sunshine with a cold drink after a day exploring.
Lymington is a great base for sightseeing in the New Forest and surrounding areas. There are wonderful coastal walks, and the open forest is just a 5 minute zip up the road by car. Close by is Beaulieu Motor Museum, Palace House and Abbey – a great choice for lovers of historic houses, as well as petrol heads. Exbury Gardens is well worth a visit to see the stunning gardens and take a ride on the narrow gauge steam train. Lepe Country Park overlooks the busy shipping lanes of the Solent and the Isle of Wight. It also has a great café and numerous walks with plaques and information about the area being one of the main departure points for D-Day. Further afield, easy day trips include Bournemouth, Portsmouth and the cathedral cities of Salisbury to see the Magna Carta and Winchester.
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