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Excellent Cottage minutes from Quay/shops. Parking for 2 cars, Dogs welcome

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Immaculate 3 bedroomed Cottage in Lymington, New Forest, Hampshire Conveniently Located in the Heart Of Picturesque Lymington close to Forest & Beach

The cottage is ideal for a 3 day weekend break or for your week or longer holiday as changeover days are normally Friday &/or Monday. It is in a great location giving you an easy 3 minute walk to the picturesque town quay with its bars, shops and harbour views, or up the Highstreet for the shops, restaurents & pubs. Parking for two cars on the drive. This cottage offers a perfect base to explore the New Forest or visit the local beaches. You can take a ferry to Isle of Wight by foot or with your car.

This 3 bedroomed accommodation is designed to be versatile so that you can have 3 double bedrooms or variations of one or two double rooms and 2 or 4 singles beds. The downstairs has a 'Snug' area with a cosy wood burner plus a separate sitting room with double patio doors to the courtyard providing easy and relaxed living.

The garden is enclosed and private with patio furniture areas in sun or shade.

we are happy to welcome well behaved children and dogs - please clear up after them!

We are within easy reach of a golf club, beaches, sailing to see or have lessons!, horse riding, cycling, walking or simply sipping a cool drink at a pub whilst watching the sun go down over the river.

Lymington hosts an busy market on Saturdays which includes local produce, clothing artisan and other stalls. Just down the road is Beaulieu Abbey and Beaulieu village with the famous motor museum or visit the wonderful Exbury gardens for Azalea's, Rhododendrons and other beautiful shrubs.

The cottage has its own little laundry with a washing machine and tumble drier. there is a small ironing board with iron, and hairdryers in both main bedrooms. The Bathroom has an electric razor point.

More Details

Ken Walton
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Ken Walton

As a retired sports person, I was looking for a place to take the family. The New Forest and South Coast has always been our favourite holiday destination for the family and our dogs.

This lovely Lymington Cottage just fitted our dream vision due to its close proximity to the New Forest National Park, and South Coast. We can now choose from walks along the beach, paddling and sunbathing, or Forest walks and market town shopping. We love the diversity on offer in the area but most of all we love eating good food and enjoying each others company. We hope you will too.

After loving family visits to Lymington we bought and renovated this property to have a 'get away' place for ourselves. However our children (25 - 35 year olds!) love going down with their friends too.

Ken Walton purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Ken Walton chose Walhampton

We pride ourselves on a fast response to questions and requests and seek to help guests with their needs.

It pleases us that we have many yearly returners which we hope speaks for itself.

Rosetta cottage is fortunate to have a wonderful local House keeper who is on hand not just to keep the place looking so clean and tidy but also to help with any unexpected problems.

We hope you will enjoy the property and the surrounding area as much as we do and will find yourselves rested and ready for life after each visit. For me I like nothing better than sitting with a cool drink in the garden on a lovely summer evening enjoying deciding where to walk to eat.

What makes this cottage unique

Parking for 2 cars - rare in Lymington.

Lymington market

Forest walks

Coastal setting

Isle of Wight ferry links

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are having such a lovely time here at Rosetta Cottage we were wondering if we could stay an extra night.

Thank you for such wonderful accommodation so close to all the many cafes restaurants and shops not to mention beaches and of course the wonderful New Forest.
Jun 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Walhampton in Lymington

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Payment in full 6 weeks in advance
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , The extractor fan comes on if needed so no noisy fan.
  • Upstairs bathroom including deep bath, good shower over. WC, wash basin with shaver point. Heated towel rail. Separate WC downstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Large double bed (5 foot)
    Bedroom 2 - This can be a 5 foot double or two singles.
    Bedroom 3 - This has one or two singles which can make a 5 ' double bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5/6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1. 5' double bed, feature Victorian fireplace Radio Bedroom 2. Either 5' double or 2 singles. Bedroom 3. Single bed or 2 x singles or a 5' double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The open plan design downstairs gives a spacious light and airy feel to the house. The stairs are original cottage design so are quite steep and may be hard for those with limited mobility and young families. The house is centrally heated as well as the fabulous log burner and we include a basket of logs for the cooler months. We are happy to offer week long or short breaks in mid to low season -the cottage is beautifully warm and has double glazing so ideal for winter get-away weeks or for those who like taking time away outside the school holidays. If you are interested in local flora and fauna the New Forest Rangers offer some interesting guided walks see the national park site. You can reach the town centre or town quay by a short walk of 3 - 5 minutes! Please contact owner if guests are bringing children under 5 years of age. Strictly NO Smoking in the Cottage. Maximum of 2 dogs welcome Outside: Off road parking for two cars on the front of the property. Please note we cannot park at the side since this drive belongs to our neighbour and she needs access at all times. We do own the walkway to the side gate and you are welcome to use it. The rear enclosed garden is very private and split into two adjoining courtyards offering a sunny Mediterranean feel near the house and a more country garden and shady area at the rear. There is a table, chairs with sun shade. Please bring your own disposable BBQ if you wish. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Vacuum cleaner, floor dust mop etc. Ironing board, Iron and clothes airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. (please bring your own beach towels). End of rental clean is included, more frequent cleaning and linen change can be arranged if required at additional cos


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Excellent Cottage minutes from Quay/shops. Parking for 2 cars, Dogs welcome
average rating of 4.857143 based on 19 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Beautifully clean and beautifully decorated. Excellent layout for us and I absolutely loved the wooden floors downstairs! Also great communication!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, well equipped home. The owner was very good at keeping in touch. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Cottage and Location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well presented cottage. Comfortable and provided everything we needed. Home away from home. Flexible, accommodating owner.

Will definitely return - and hopefully soon

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage, spotlessly clean and thoughtfully furnished

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Rosetta cottage for 3 nights at the end of October half term. We were very lucky with the weather which allowed us the enjoy the local beaches and walks in the sunshine!

The cottage is a real find located in the town centre, close to the train station, local amenities whilst still being in a quiet area.

The cottage itself is so lovely, it's been tastefully decorated and so clean. Ken and his family have added some lovely touches such as board games, a welcome basket, magazines and wood for the log burner. The kitchen is very well equipped, and there is a great courtyard garden to the rear with patio table and chairs.

We will most definitely be returning soon, we really did not want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice cottage, thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was cozy, clean, well equipped and centrally located for all Lymington has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely stay for five days. Ken was very communicative coming up to our stay and always responded promptly. The cottage was clean and very well kept with a fresh seaside theme throughout. Plenty of space for kids to play also with a courtyard. Very close to Lymington high street with great places to eat and shop. Nights we didn't want to eat out we would stay in and cook. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything needed and everything was easy to use. Plenty of books and games in the snug to keep everyone entertained! Thanks for a lovely week and hope to come back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Bournemouth or Southampton
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lymington has several nice bars
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Walhampton 9 holes
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
M 27 and M3
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lymington - an amazing range of choice
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Keyhaven, Highcliffe, Bournemouth
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Sailing, Cycling, Horse riding, walks in Forest. Canoeing and kayaking in Beaulieu. In Lymington itself boat trips, ferry to isle of Wight, Bandstand, guided town walks, St Barbe museum and Art gallery.

For a wider list we suggest you look at the Lymington town website which includes great information for activites and 12 local restaurents within walking distance


Nearest beach is Keyhaven 4 miles

Barton on Sea 6.6 miles. Highcliffe is a lovely Sandy Beach 7.2 miles.

You can walk from Keyhaven (4 miles drive) to Hurst Castle on a lovely raised spit. We love to blow the cobwebs from our hair there. The walk can take about 2 hours but well worth it and you can always stop at the castle with a picnic. There is a ferry back to Keyhaven if you fancy a different route back but check sailing times.

Bournemouth beach is 19 miles great day out.


Nearest airport is Bournemouth (but Southampton is easy too).

Waterloo Station, London has direct Train line to Brockenhurst (4.5 miles away) and has regular connections to Lymington station branch line so you can leave London and be here in approximately 2 hours. You do not need a car, there are buses that travel to all surrounding areas - Station for train and buses in easy walking distance.


Lyndhurst is 8.6 miles (visit Alice in Wonderland's grave) Brockenhurst is 4.5, Beaulieu is 6.3 miles away and Southampton 18.6. Sandy beaches of Christchurch and Bournemouth and Boscombe are only 30 to 40 minutes away and the Chewton Glen is 20 minutes drive.

Further Details:

The property is within walking distance of several lovely pubs or restaurants and the Fish and Chip shop on the High Street is outstanding.

You can choose from fishy menu at the Ship in on the Quay, Minster pies at the pub round the corner and many other options. We like to wander along Waterloo Road into Mill lane and from there either onto the old cobbled street or short riverside walk to the quay.

Lymington town has Waitrose, Marks and Spencer and Tesco's supermarkets plus good take aways.

For Bank or hospitals close by we enclose location and numbers within our detailed information sheet sent with your booking reservation.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Walhampton, Hampshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 8 (2018)
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 9
31 Aug 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 10 Half Term
19 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 11
26 Oct 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 12 Christmas
14 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
7 Jan 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2 half term
15 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
1 Mar 2019 - 4 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4 Easter
5 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Our changeover days are FRIDAY & MONDAY other days are possible please ask the owner. A £200 deposit per week secures your booking and balance payments are due 6 weeks prior to arrival when a £100 refundable damage deposit is also payable.
Please contact us for enquiries and details. We will send you a email or letter of confirmation. Please ring our personal number if you have any additional questions.

Changeover Days:
Usually Friday or Monday however please contact owner for your particular dates or short breaks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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