Waterfront House sleeps up to five guests in three bedrooms and offers the best of both worlds with the water right on the doorstep and the New Forest a pebble's throw away!
Available to rent for bookings of one to three weeks from Spring to the end of Autumn, this comfortable welcoming holiday home is located in the historic maritime town of Hythe on the edge of the New Forest National Park.
Affording an enviable position in Hythe's Heritage Area, the house overlooks Southampton Water and is within just a short walk of the towns many facilities including a good range of shops, places for a meal out and also the Victorian Pier. Hop on the little train for a nostalgic trip to the end of the pier where you can catch the ferry to Southampton.
Easily accessible, Hythe is well connected being just ten miles from the M27 and just over an hour from London by train from Southampton (eighty minutes and a regular service). Leave the car at home and enjoy a vast array of attractions on the doorstep including the wonderful sights of oyster catchers, tall ships and sailing boats; or tear yourself away from this waterside haven and explore the wider area with its multitude of attractions.
Hythe is less than three miles from the forest where you can enjoy miles of tracks and trails to walk, cycle or explore by horse back. Pretty little villages and towns with thatched cottages and traditional pubs for a long leisurely lunch are just waiting to be discovered; as are a vast array of great days out such as the motor museum at Beaulieu, Exbury Gardens and Buckler's Hard for maritime enthusiasts.
For those who like to keep active, hire a bike and explore the areas many attractions, or hire a canoe at Calshot where you can also swim and sailboard (or simply relax on the beach!). Lepe Country Park also has a beach (both Lepe and Calshot are just six miles away), along with nice circular walks and opportunities for birdwatching.
Slightly further afield (just fifteen minutes by ferry from Hythe pier) is Southampton or head to the Isle of Wight for the day. Bournemouth is under an hour away with its golden sands and the cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester are too within each reach.
Whether you want to simply relax by the waters edge, or explore the many attractions of this beautiful part of Hampshire, Waterfront House provides a welcoming retreat.
Marie & Alex Cunningham joined Independent Cottages in January 2016
Additional information: An under occupancy discount may be available for couples - please enquire. Bed linen and towels are provided and included in the price. A utilities deposit of £60 applies for the use of gas, electricity and the phone (meters will be read at the end of your stay and you will be charged at cost for the utilities used - a refund will be offered for any money paid, that has not been used). No smoking. Unfortunately no pets or children under the age of ten. One to three week bookings are available from February to October inclusive (the rest of the year is normally not available due to maintenance work). Saturday changeover day offered at all other rental times. For those who want to bring a dinghy or light water craft (small boat, kayak or canoe), there is a slipway at the local marina.
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