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7 Nights  

  • £673  to  £1122

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Short Breaks From

  • £104 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £138 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access


  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby

About Smugglers Loft

Smuggler's Loft is a Grade II listed gem in the heart of Lymington sleeping four guests (plus infant in a cot). Despite its central location with the quay, shops, supermarkets, restaurants, pubs and cafes moments from the door - it remains a peaceful place where couples, families or friends can relax and enjoy being on holiday. Big bay windows overlook the colourful High Street, and there is a quiet courtyard at the rear.

Lymington is an excellent holiday destination at any time of the year. The historic quay is always busy with fishing trawlers, sightseeing cruises, sailboats, catamarans and yachts. The Saturday morning market is a lively affair with over 100 stallholders selling local produce, gifts, crafts, clothing and lots of other things you never realised that you needed. There are plenty of places for a meal out and pubs if you fancy a pie and some fish and chips (an outdoor table at The Ship Inn on the quay is perfect for a sunny day, though watch out for greedy seagulls trying to steal your chips!). Go for a swim in the seawater baths, which opened in 1833 and is one of the oldest lidos in Britain.

Day trips can include sunning yourself on the beach at Milford-on-Haven - about five miles away, or 18 miles away at Bournemouth. Drive or cycle to Keyhaven and catch the little ferry over to Hurst Castle, or walk along the shingle spit and enjoy the breathtaking views over the Solent to the Isle of Wight. The ferry from Lymington to the Isle of Wight takes about 30 minutes. Grab a bike (there is a popular bike hire company just off the High Street in Henderson Court), sail over to Yarmouth and spend a day cycling around the pretty island.

The New Forest National Park is on the doorstep, with endless footpaths, bridleways and cycling routes that wind their way through ancient forests and native woodlands. The area was once protected as a hunting ground for royalty, then as an essential resource for the building of navy ships. Some of the oaks still bear the mark of the Crown, showing they were grown for shipbuilding for the Royal Navy. You can find out more about this part of Britain's history at Buckler's Hard. Other favourite places for a day out include the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, and Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World.

Everything you need for a fun and relaxing holiday is practically on the doorstep of Smuggler's Rest. You don't even need a car because the mainline train station links to Brockenhurst in the New Forest, and London Waterloo.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

David & Claire Irvine joined Independent Cottages in September 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The New Forest)

Accommodation Comprises:

Smuggler's Loft is a first-floor apartment with the entrance via a quiet courtyard at the rear. The Grade-II listed property has recently been refurbished and redecorated to make the most of its original features while being comfortable for modern-day guests.

  • Open-plan living/dining area and kitchen. The seating area is at the front of the building, and there's a window seat in the original bay window where you can sit and watch the world go by. Alternatively, settle back on the sofa with your feet up and watch the TV which has Freeview channels and Netflix. The apartment also has WiFi so you can use your laptop, tablet or phone to work or watch films.
  • Cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen which has everything you'll need, including a Tassimo pod machine. There is also a washing machine for guests' convenience. The owners have given careful thought to what people need for a comfortable stay.
  • Settle down for a relaxed family meal at the solid oak dining table, which has four chairs and lots of room for serving dishes.
  • Sleep soundly on the kingsized bed in the master bedroom, which has a deep pocket sprung mattress and high thread count sheets. There is a wardrobe and a chest of drawers so you can unpack and settle in, and bedside tables with reading lights.
  • Second bedroom with a small (4ft-wide) but comfortable double bed and a wardrobe.
  • Bathroom with a P-shaped bath and a shower overhead, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: Guests have shared use of a private courtyard where there is a table and chairs. There is no allocated parking but guests can use the parking bay to unload their cars and will have a parking permit to use in any of Lymington's public car parks, including one that is just a two-minute walk away.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, sheets and bath towels are provided. A travel cot (no bedding) and highchair are available - please ask when booking. Short breaks are possible depending on availability. Smoking and pets are not permitted.

Smugglers Loft Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Double)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £673
To £1122
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 540145 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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David & Claire Irvine
Member Since September 2020

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* Calendar last updated: 29th March 2022

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