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The Old Post Office

Lymington - Hampshire

Head down to The Old Post Office on the Hampshire coast, a sleek and chic corner house overlooking the Solent and the picturesque Isle of Wight beyond.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
£200-425 per night
Please note: minimum stay for this property is:
2 nights low season & 7 nights high season

How to book...

The Old Post Office is listed with us by the managing agent New Forest Escapes.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Rachel Parsons.

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Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • Four-bedroom cottage located in the Old Post Office of Keyhaven.
  • Stunning views of the harbour, Solent and beyond to the Isle of Wight.
  • The World War II fort, Hurst Castle, is just a ten-minute walk away.
  • Perfect area for walking, bike riders and kayaking.
  • Located by the Lymington-Keyhaven Nature Reserve - part of the New Forest.
  • Milford on Sea and its beautiful beach and stunning fish restaurants is just a 25-minute away.

  You should know...

  • Located on a small, narrow lane which is not big enough for two cars to pass.
  • There are no dogs allowed at the property.

  The Detail...

The Old Post Office sits between the Keyhaven harbour on one side and the salt marshes and thriving wildlife of the Solent on the other. Traditional and in keeping from the outside, the interior design has more than a hint of the super yachts that the owners are involved with.

The cottage has four bedrooms, with two double rooms and a twin room on the first floor and a room with bunk beds on the ground floor, making this the ideal family getaway.

Two bathrooms upstairs, one with a shower, and a further downstairs shower room ensures flexibility, while the living areas and kitchen are cosy and have everything needed for up to eight people.

However, the real joy of coming to Keyhaven is the great outdoors. The Old Post Office has a family-sized courtyard garden split across two levels which is protected from the wind.

Take a ten-minute walk down to the coast and discover the World War II fort, Hurst Castle, which has several different walks, its own cafe and also offers superb views of the Isle of Wight's famous Needles rock formation, which sits just two miles away. The nearby Gun Inn is good for food, while there is the opportunity for crabbing by the castle's footbridge.

Around this area is perfect for walking, bike rides and especially kayaking, with a large and quiet piece of water being protected by the pebbly Hurst Spit.

For those wanting to enjoy the quiet life, the wide array of wildlife - particularly birds - makes it a beautiful spot to sit down with a book, or simply to just take it all in. The Lymington-Keyhaven Nature Reserve forms part of the coastal zone of the New Forest and is as stunning as expected.

Small sandy beaches are revealed here by the outgoing tide, while a larger beach can be found just a ten-minute drive away in Highcliffe-on-Sea. The town of Milford on Sea and its beach and amazing fish restaurants are also just a 25-minute walk away.


  Features...

Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Dogs
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Stairgate
Kitchen/Utility
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Babysitting
  • Chef for hire
  • Cleaning service
  • Off road free parking

No stair gates. Fabulous walking on coastal paths from here.


  Nearby...

  • Beach (lake)
  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Sailing
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Water Park
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing

Lymington Salt Water Baths have a 110 metre floating obstacle course, perfect for teenagers. Great coastal path walking from here too.


  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Bournemouth, 12.7 miles.

  Detailed Pricing Information...

2 nights low season £845.
2 nights off peak £1045-1140
2 nights peak (we try not to do that too often, 3 nights min normally) £1400 and 3 nights £1800.

For a week in low season £1300, off peak £1600-1700. Peak season £2360.
Free late weekend checkout until 2pm for all our houses through off peak in autumn and spring.

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£200-425 per night
Please note: minimum stay for this property is:
2 nights low season & 7 nights high season

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How to book...

The Old Post Office is listed with us by the managing agent New Forest Escapes.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Rachel Parsons.

Message the owner  
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