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STUNNING, SPACIOUS, 3 bedroom home in the HEART of the picturesque Georgian coastal town of Lymtington.

Places to Visit

To help plan your holiday and make your stay more memorable here are a few places which may be of interest:-

Lymington
A beautiful Georgian town beside the sea and on the southern edge of The New Forest - world renowned as a sailing base. The High Street has many lovely shops, restaurants and a famous Saturday market. It descends to a cobblestone hill leading to the picturesque old quay.
www.lymington.org

Lymington Visitor Information Centre and St Barbe Museum, Lymington
Explores the unique history of Lymington and the New Forest Coast.
www.thenewforest.co.uk and www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk

Lymington Bath Road Recreation Park
Situated between the Berthon Marina and Royal Lymington Yacht club, this popular children’s play park has an excellent view of the riverbanks and coastline further out and is a must for younger children. The site includes a play area, pond and a Band Stand hosting performances in the summer.

Lymington Open Air Sea Water Baths
This open air Sea Water Baths is probably the largest along the south coast and dates back to the 1833 whereby it gained national interest for its health, strengthening waters. Open May to September
www.lymingtonseawaterbaths.org.uk

Lymington Health and Leisure Centre
Lymington Health and Leisure Centre has a 25m indoor pool, learner pool, sports hall, tennis courts, general activity room and cafeteria. A full activity programme for children is provided every holiday period with experienced and qualified staff.
http://www.newforest.gov.uk
Address: North Street, Pennington, Lymington, SO41 8FZ
Telephone: 01590 670333

Coastal Nature Reserve
The four miles of coastal nature reserve to the west which stretches from Lymington to Hurst Spit has received European and national recognition as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Hampshire County Council acquired the 80-acre Normandy Farm in 1973 along with the 38-acre Salterns Estate.
In 1979 a substantial grant from the Countryside Commission resulted in the County Council purchasing 180 acres at Pennington and Oxey marshes, followed by the acquisition of 117 acres of Keyhaven Marshes in 1984, along with 20 acres at Hurst Spit.
Encompassing some of the most unspoilt scenery in southern England, mostly wetland with salt and fresh water lagoons, the coastal nature reserve is managed by Hampshire Wildlife Trust; the wardened reserve is a recreation haven for walkers, birdwatchers and anglers alike. This is also the only site in Britain to host the small bristle worm.
http://www.hwt.org.uk/data/files/ReserveMaps/keyhaven.pdf

The New Forest National Park (2 miles)
A unique landscape of 150 sq miles of ancient woodland, heather-covered heath and picturesque villages. It is one of the last places in the south-east of England to offer a sense of wildness and tranquillity. Wonderful for walking, cycling, riding, foraging, picnicking.
www.newforest.gov.uk

Spinners Garden, Boldre (2.3 miles)
Woodland garden on a slope overlooking the Lymington River valley, with rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias, Japansese maples, hydrangeas and other rare shrubs, interplanted with a wide variety of choice woodland and ground cover plants.
www.spinnersgarden.co.uk

Isle of Wight (30 Minute ferry crossing from Lymington)
Steeped in history with 60 miles of stunning unspoilt scenery and a wealth of attractions, it has something for everyone. From historic sites to natural delights, music festivals and major national events, it is a unique holiday destination.
www.iwight.com/visiting

Milford on Sea Beach (4.6 miles)
A favourite with everyone of any age. A long shingle beach with sand at the waters edge during low tide. Character beach huts line the beachfront providing a traditional seaside feel. The beach boasts fabulous views of the Isle of Wight & The Needles, plus a vista reaching to the Purbeck Hills, Hengistbury Head & Christchurch Harbour. The Needles Eye Cafe provides meals, snacks & ice creams on the promenade. At the end of the beach lies the Marine Cafe bar & restaurant with spectacular sea & Island views.
www.milfordonsea.org

Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum, New Milton (6.6 miles)
This museum houses the finest collection of fully-restored motorcycles in Europe; many of them extremely rare.
www.sammymiller.co.uk

National Motor Museum, Palace House and Abbey, Beaulieu (7.2 miles)
The world-renowned National Motor Museum at Beaulieu has over 250 vehicles from every motoring era. Features the world’s largest official collection of original James Bond vehicles
www.beaulieu.co.uk

Rhinefield Ornamental Drive, near Brockenhurst (7.2 miles)
A narrow road lined with a mixture of large rhododendrons, azaleas and some very tall trees – notably giant redwoods and douglas firs.
www.new-forest-national-park.com/rhinefield-ornamental-drive.html

New Forest Reptile Centre, Lyndhurst (8 miles)
Small conservation centre where you can potentially see all of Britain’s reptiles in one place: adders, grass snakes, smooth snakes, lizards, frogs and toads are all displayed in their natural environment in separate open air netted pens. No charge.
www.new-forest-national-park.com/new-forest-reptile-centre.html

Bucklers Hard Village, Maritime Museum and River Trips, nr Beaulieu (8.6 miles)
A unique 18th century village where warships for Nelson’s navy were built. A beautiful setting. Open 10am-5pm every day, except Christmas Day.
www.bucklershard.co.uk/

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway, Exbury (10.5 miles)
The Gardens are a spectacular 200-acre site, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, rare trees and shrubs.
www.exbury.co.uk/

Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary, near Lyndhurst (10.7 miles)
A purpose-built viewing platform overlooks a large meadow where a herd of fallow deer regularly gather. Keepers feed them at lunchtime April-September. No charge.
www.new-forest-national-park.com/bolderwood-deer-sanctuary.html

Longdown Dairy Farm, Ashurst (12.1 miles)
A family run farm where you can bottle-feed kid goats and calves, feed ducks and cuddle baby rabbits, guinea pigs, chicks and piglets. There are Kune Kune pigs, pygmy goats, Shire horses, farmyard buildings and loads of indoor and outdoor play areas.
www.longdownfarm.co.uk/

The Rufus Stone, Lyndhurst (12.3 miles)
The Rufus Stone has to be one of the strongest reminders of the origins of The New Forest. It marks the spot where King William II (nicknamed Rufus) was fatally wounded by an arrow, during a royal hunt in the Forest in 1100.
www.new-forest-national-park.com/rufus-stone.html

Lepe Country Park (12.3 miles)
Lepe is a coastal Country Park in the New Forest National Park. There are stunning views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight.
With over a mile of beach, pine fringed cliffs, historic D-Day remains and wild flower meadows, Lepe is a great day out, whether you want to relax and take in the view or do something a bit more energetic. The park is popular for walking, swimming, fishing, windsurfing and bird or boat watching. There is a children's play area, picnic areas, barbecues for hire, toilets, ample parking and a café.
http://www3.hants.gov.uk/lepe

New Forest Wildlife Park, Ashurst (13 miles)
25 Scenic acres of ancient woodland with otters, wolves, 12 species of owl, badgers, foxes, deer, polecats, mink, pine martens, Scottish wildcat, lynx, wallaby, wild boar, red squirrels, harvest mice and butterflies.
www.ottersandowls.co.uk/

Liberty's Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre, Ringwood (13.1.miles)
Has a wide range of birds of prey with daily flying displays indoors or outdoors. Reptile House with snakes, lizards and more.
www.libertyscentre.co.uk/

Eling Tide Mill, Totton (14 miles)
One of the only tide mills in the world producing flour daily, as it has done for 900 years. It is a water mill that harnesses the power of the tide to grind the wheat.
http://s277147633.websitehome.co.uk/Elingmill.html

Paultons Park, Ower, near Romsey (15.1 miles)
Offers a great family day out with over 50 different attractions and rides, including the first Peppa Pig Theme Park. Thrilling and gentle rides, dinosaurs, museums, animated shows, play areas, exotic birds and other fun activities for all ages in garden setting.
www.paultonspark.co.uk

Broadlands, Romsey (18.2 miles)
Previously the home of Lord Mountbatten and now of Lady Brabourne. Various events held in grounds. House undergoing refurbishment until July 2012
www.broadlandsestates.co.uk/

Moors Valley Country Park, near Ringwood (18.2 miles)
Enjoy a peaceful walk or cycle ride through the Forest, ride on an authentic narrow-gauge steam train or go on a high wire adventure swinging through the tree tops at Go Ape.
www.moors-valley.co.uk

The Rapids, Romsey (18.3 miles)
A large leisure centre offering a wide range of sporting activities including a number of water rides and family fun in the swimming pool. Ideal for a stop on the way to or way back from the New Forest.
http://www.valleyleisure.co.uk/our-centres/rapids

Breamore House, Fordingbridge (23.7 miles)
Has been the Hulse family’s home for nine generations. Set in beautiful parkland, the grandeur and magnificence of the house has changed little over the past 400 years. The Elizabethan Manor House and Countryside Museum are open for visitors from April until the end of September.
www.breamorehouse.com

Marwell Wildlife, near Winchester (28.7 miles)
The 140-acre park is home to over 250 exotic and endangered species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings.
www.marwell.org.uk