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Boat Shed, New Forest Escapes

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
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This property is managed by New Forest Escapes. We're a little agency of local people, we're based in the area and we're really good at helping guests cut corners to their perfect break. Do get in touch. Calling all romantics, walkers, wanderers and design lovers. Come hither. This place is for you. Perched in perfect privacy at the end one of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club dinghy yard, this tiny home packs some design punch. It is owned by Alice and Henning Stummel, whose London home 'The Tin House' was in Season 4 of Grand Designs, the RIBA House of the Year. Their 'rescued boat shed' has been repurposed with the same playful and minimalist style. The Boat Shed doesn't have sea views because it's tucked away behind the boat yard, but you can see the top of the boats passing. Whilst th...This property is managed by New Forest Escapes. We're a little agency of local people, we're based in the area and we're really good at helping guests cut corners to their perfect break. Do get in touch. Calling all romantics, walkers, wanderers and design lovers. Come hither. This place is for you. Perched in perfect privacy at the end one of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club dinghy yard, this tiny home packs some design punch. It is owned by Alice and Henning Stummel, whose London home 'The Tin House' was in Season 4 of Grand Designs, the RIBA House of the Year. Their 'rescued boat shed' has been repurposed with the same playful and minimalist style. The Boat Shed doesn't have sea views because it's tucked away behind the boat yard, but you can see the top of the boats passing. Whilst the areas bustles with boat-y life and small town vibrancy, this spot doesn't. Stay here for peace and quiet. The trees shield you from neighbours and the view full of boat masts, sea birds and the Lymington ferry bumbling past in the distance. The coastal path is a 30 second walk away. The Sea Water Baths in the Lymington Lido are just in front of you. Walk 'not-quite-next-door' to great food and the town, walk west to big skies and wild beaches. Whilst perfect for couples, those with kids in tow need to be aware that the single bed here is mezzanine You're welcome to bring your own boat for sailing. Access for dinghys and Optimists is through the garden to get to the public slipway next to the Royal Lymington Yacht club which is available for guests. The house doesn't come with a berth, so your boat will have to be kept on the driveway. A small RIB will have to be driven around to the slipway. Or hire a RIB or boat locally. Owner Alice says, 'We live in a utilitarian style, pared-down, simple and functional. We only have what we need and find that the decluttering allows for more freedom in such a small space' . The space here is used to a premium with the kitchen area set into a wall of cupboards. Even the bed here is multi-use. You'll find a very smart Queen sized sofa-bed for your evenings rest, with everything you need for it, smartly folded and ready to go. Walk east past The Mayflower pub (excellent for food), meander through the bigger boat marina's and you'll get to the cobbled town quay with cafes and more pubs, then 1 minute further to our favourite Greedo cafe. Go West  and pass Yachthaven bar and cafe (very good), then out of town for bigger skies, wilder walks, long beaches and the occasional cafe. Had enough of the coast? Want a day inland? Leaving and need a plan for the way home? How about heading off by train for a smart lunch and day out walking in the forest, we suggest walking to the train station at Lymington town, taking the 9 minute train across the National Park wilds to Brockenhurst and walking to The Pig Hotel. Well known and celebrated for it's local menu, working walled gardens and country-house style. Families/Extra guests The kitchen table seats 4. Should you have guests visiting, there is another table for 8 outside. The third bed is a high, 4ft single bed above the bathroom in the eaves. The steps are vertical. Accessibility. The Boatshed is perched on 1.5m high stilts. There is a ramp for access and there are no steps. The door is wide enough for wheelchairs. The bathroom is small, narrow and has no specific grab rails etc for those with challenged mobility. You can park the car within 30 metres. The track is flat but cobbled and not even. More
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Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2016
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Iron
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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Does this holiday rental have a fenced-in yard?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Lymington is often in The Times ‘Top 10 places to live in the UK’. Obviously we are totally biased and agree. It is marvellous. The quality of life here is very good. The town is surrounded by National Park to the north, coastal otherwise. There is a good mix of industry (boats) and retail. Less obvious is the connection to the rural workings of the National Park itself. The community here is very diverse in it’s interests and the town really does make sure that everyone is catered to…it is always busy with something going on from the Saturday market to St Barbe Museum, with multiple play parks and of course cafe and restaurants galore. And if you manage to get through all that, then you could always jump on the ferry to the Isle of Wight
Getting around
Brockenhurst is 1hr 48 mins to London.
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