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7 Nights  

  • £768  to  £2299

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  • £175 p/night
    2 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Open Fire

About Nutshell Cottage

Nutshell Cottage is a welcoming family-friendly bolt hole in a fantastic location. Escape from the stress of work, commuting, after-school appointments and all the other things that take up precious time and relax in this wonderful holiday cottage in the Georgian market town of Lymington. There's space for six people in three bedrooms, with the option of accommodating two infants in cots, with light colours and beautiful furnishings complementing the Victorian structure and open-plan layout. You're only a short stroll from shops, cafes, bars and Lymington's historic Old Town Quay, as well as within easy reach of the train station and passenger ferry to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight.

Lymington offers something for everyone in every season. Walking, cycling, sailing, kayaking and paddleboarding are all readily available, with guides, tuition and equipment hire available locally if you need it. You can swim in the oldest lido still in use in Britain, walk along the Solent Way for stunning views, or cycle along more than 100 miles of family-friendly cycle trails through the New Forest National Park. There’s a synchronicity between the forest and the water around here - you’ll still see marks on some oak trees planted centuries ago in Nelson’s time when it was unfathomable that ships would be made from anything but the finest timber.

Attractions outside of Lymington include Hurst Castle. Built by Henry VIII as a fortress and now a private WWII museum, it’s fun to combine a visit here with a walk across the mile-long shingle spit for superb views of the chalky Needles of the Isle of Wight. Those who don’t fancy the walk can use the regular ferry service from Keyhaven to cross the river. Admire the collection at the National Motor Museum, see where Nelson’s fleet was built at Buckler’s Hard, and treat the kids to a day at Paulton’s Park or the New Forest Water Park. Hampshire’s beaches are also worth a visit, with Milford a particular favourite.

Guests who have stayed at Nutshell Cottage love its welcoming atmosphere, the location for sights, attractions and amenities, and the convenience of being near shops and restaurants. Although furnished for six people, it's not too big for couples or smaller parties of three or four.

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Owner details:

New Forest Escapes joined Independent Cottages in July 2012

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Beach Nearby
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The New Forest)

Accommodation Comprises:

Nutshell Cottage is a Victorian cottage updated with an open-plan layout downstairs. Accommodation is over three levels with a private garden.

Ground Floor:

  • Long living/dining room with white walls and mirrored surfaces to make the space light and welcoming all day long. The living area has comfortable sofas and an original fireplace with an open fire, while the dining area is at the rear of the cottage with garden views. The owner has included books and games so you feel even more at home.
  • Galley kitchen with garden views, white cupboards and integrated appliances that add to the sleek, streamlined effect.

First Floor:

  • Spacious master bedroom with a kingsized bed and allergy-free non-feather bedding. The soft colours echo the natural shades used throughout the house, with the original Victorian fireplace as a lovely decorative feature. The ensuite has a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds and garden views. This is the smallest bedroom and best suited to children or one adult due to its size.
  • Clever planning has created space for a second bathroom next to the twin bedroom. It has a shower, WC and a handbasin.

Second Floor:

  • Double room with a kingsized bed with non-feather bedding. The original brick chimney breast has been lightly whitewashed so it complements rather than dominates the space, contrasting with the softness of the carpet.

Outside: The back door opens onto a deck with outdoor seating. Mature trees provide shade and there’s a small lawn.

Additional Information: All bedding, bath towels, utilities and WiFi are included. A travel cot and a highchair are available on request. Guests to bring cot bedding and beach towels if they are required. Well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement and a small charge. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property. Two parking permits are included for use in a public carpark two minutes from the house. Parking on the street is free but limited to one hour.

Nutshell Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 2 bedrooms (2 King & 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £768
To £2299
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1590 462005 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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New Forest Escapes
Member Since July 2012

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* Calendar last updated: 16th May 2022

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