2 (all year)
The Garden Room at Meadow Rise sleeps two guests and is a newly converted one room studio which is bright and modern and looks out over the owner's large garden and meadow beyond. Totally self-contained and sitting in the grounds of the owner's house, the studio is located just three miles from the coast at Milford on Sea and two miles from the edge of the New Forest. The Garden Room offers the best of both worlds - a retreat where you can be as busy or relaxed as you wish enjoying forest walks or lazy days by the sea.
The nearby village of Everton has a small supermarket, post office, church and The Crown Inn, serving tasty meals. Milford on Sea is also close by and is a traditional coastal village with a good choice of shops, restaurants and tea rooms around its green. The beach here looks out to The Isle of Wight and has a shingle spit leading to Hurst Castle with saltwater marshes behind - a haven for sea birds.
The picturesque Georgian market town of Lymington lies three miles away and has a lovely cobbled quay area with interesting boutique shops to browse. You can wander the high street with a wider variety of shops, including three major supermarkets and a cook shop offering excellent frozen ready meals. There is a large market in the high street every Saturday and both passenger and car ferries travel regularly every day from Lymington to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight.
Meadow Rise is an excellent base to explore both the Hampshire and Dorset coastline, along with the New Forest where you will see ponies, cattle and donkeys roam freely in the beautiful unspoilt woods and heathlands. Perfect for walkers, cyclists and those who enjoy horse riding.
Other places reachable in under an hour are: Beaulieu with its famous Motor Museum; Buckler’s Hard; Portsmouth which is home to the warships Victory and HMS Warrior, along with the Mary Rose Museum; Historic Winchester and the seaside towns of Bournemouth and Poole. Further afield you can visit the beautiful counties of Dorset and Wiltshire.
Sue Lee joined Independent Cottages in April 2014
Accommodation and Facilities
This cheerful and modern purpose built studio is double glazed, self contained and south facing.
The bed sitting room has light blue wood clad walls and a wooden floor, giving a lovely fresh look with a light and airy atmosphere. The sitting area has two comfortable leather armchairs, along with a television and DVD player (plus a good choice of DVD's). The bed area has a new comfortable 5ft king-size bed and a wardrobe with hanging space and compartments. A hairdryer is included. A brand new ensuite has a WC, wash basin and good size shower.
The kitchenette area has a sink unit, fridge, butcher’s trolley, microwave, kettle and toaster. Suitable for preparing breakfast, snacks and light meals. There is also a good size table with two chairs.
Outside: French doors lead out onto a gravelled patio area with table and chairs looking out to the mature garden. A garden parasol and a small BBQ are provided for guests sole use and guests also have use of a comfortable garden swing seat to view the lovely garden and meadow.
Additional information: Wi-Fi internet access available. A 10% discount is offered for single occupancy - check with owner. Heating is underfloor for the cold months and a convector heater for any other time. Bedlinen, duvet, towels (not beach towels), tea towels and electricity included in the price. Unfortunately no pets or children. No smoking inside. Use of a chest freezer available. Secure storage for motorbike/cycles available. Stays of two to six nights charged at £50 per night. Iron and ironing board available.
Bookable any day. Minimum 2 night stay. £55 per night or £50 per night for 7 or more nights. 10% reduction for single occupancy. Please note: no cooking other than by microwave provided.
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