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7 Nights  

  • £1084  to  £1511

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  • £155 p/night
    2 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About The Boat Shed

The Boat Shed is a romantic holiday cottage affording a waterfront position in Lymington. It's been skill-fully designed by its award-winning owners to fit a huge amount into a relatively small space, with stylish touches inside and out. Lymington is a busy harbour-front town yet, The Boat Shed is tucked away amongst the trees overlooked by no one but the birds - you'll feel like you're in your own pocket of tranquillity. The holiday retreat is next to the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, with some guests making good use of the public slipway to launch their dinghy and set sail on the Lymington River and the Solent. You're also only steps away from the welcoming Mayflower pub with its excellent seasonal menu. The cottage has been designed for two people but there is a 4ft-wide bed under the eaves to accommodate an extra adult/teen or two younger children.

Lymington has a long maritime history with a life focused on the water. The Georgian market town has a long high street lined with familiar shops and restaurants, with the area around the harbour having winding cobbled lanes and independent cafes and shops beside the Old Town Quay. Having two marinas and a regular ferry service to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight means that there is always something interesting to see. Go for a swim in the oldest lido in Britain, and enjoy the displays at St Barbe Museum. You can walk along the Solent Way footpath for beautiful views over the water to the Isle of Wight. Alternatively, load up your backpack with a picnic and walk the six-mile route to Henry VIII's impressive fort, Hurst Castle, crossing Hurst Spit or taking a small ferry to get there.

The New Forest National Park is on the other side of Lymington, with its picturesque villages and centuries-old tradition of wild grazing ponies and cattle. The forest and the marina are inextricably linked - you can still see marks on older oak trees, identifying them for future use by shipyards like Bucklers Hard who build ships used by Nelson's navy at the Battle of Trafalgar. Hire a bike in Lymington and explore via road, bike trail and bridleway. A day trip to the Isle of Wight is only a 30-minute ferry crossing away.

The Boat Shed is available all year round with short breaks (minimum of two nights) possible, depending on availability. Children and well-behaved dogs are welcome.

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Owner details:

New Forest Escapes joined Independent Cottages in July 2012

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby

Location (The New Forest)

Accommodtion Comprises:

The Boat Shed is mainly one open-plan space with a mezzanine bed for extra guests. Its high ceiling and use of light colours makes it feel wonderfully spacious.

  • Seating area with a comfortable sofa that opens into a large double bed. There's a cosy log burner and glass sliding doors that open onto the deck. There's no TV or WiFi, but there is a Roberts radio, and the 4G signal is good.
  • Compact, well-planned kitchen with appliances and equipment hidden behind smooth wood doors. It's suitable for simple self-catering, though you will have to dine out if you're craving a full Sunday roast. The table seats four people.
  • Shower room with a small shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Mezzanine level with a 4ft platform bed suitable for an adult or a teenager. It can fit two smaller children. There is no bed guard.

Outside: As with the cottage, the garden feels bigger than it is. Mature trees provide privacy, and there's outdoor seating for eight people if you want to have family or friends around for dinner or a drink. There is off-road parking for two cars.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, and bath towels are all included. Guests to bring beach towels if required. Well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement and for a small surcharge. Smoking is not permitted.

The Boat Shed Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 3 in 1 bedroom (1 Queen, 1 Small Double)
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1084
To £1511
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.

Owner Area

New Forest Escapes
Member Since July 2012

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The Boat Shed Noticeboard

Weekends are 60-70% of the full weekly rate that is advertised. Most welcome dogs. We are a small team and all locals who know and love the area. We'd love to hear from so please do get in touch.

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The Boat Shed 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 23rd May 2022

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