Ropewalk Cottage Lymington Hants opposite River, Marina, Sea, Isle of Wight; by New Forest - Walking Distance Town, Quay, Station; Set Back From Road, private parking, brilliant coastal walk
Caroline and William
- english, french
About Caroline and William
I have relations on both sides living in the area. One set of grandparents built a house in nearby Hordle over 80 years ago and later my other grandmother moved to Lymington too. We have lived here for 39 years and couldn't think of a lovelier place to be.
Caroline and William purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Caroline and William chose Lymington
We live in another cottage round the corner from 2 Ropewalk Cottages. We bought Ropewalk Cottage when our daughter at 31 decided to return home and retrain to become a teacher. We are retired and the thought of the alarm going off at 6.15 a.m and lesson plans covering the kitchen table was too much! We love the cottage and didn't want to sell it. Now we stay in it when our son and family come to lymington and they stay in our permanent home. Our stays are beneficial, we find little things we want to improve on all the time. Ropewalk Cottage benefits from an uplifting view of the Isle of Wight, the river, boats and sailors. We only get a glimpse of this, from our loft, sadly! We adore the area because of its beauty and all the outdoor activities it offers. The cottage is in a sought after road, set well back. It is near good pubs, shops, the quay and the market and only a short drive away from the New Forest and the beach.
What makes this Cottage unique
The living area is on the first floor and there is always something to watch from the balcony and the French windows. This makes it a special property. Parking is at a premium in Lymington, particularly near the water. This cottage has private off street parking for one. The public car park serves your visitors well if you cannot find free parking in the nearby roads. The cottage is tastefully and comfortably furnished and has interesting themed artwork. There is a local shop and good pub, The Mayflower Hotel, close by. A beautiful coastal walk runs in one direction from the cottage and the bandstand, slipway, town quay and town with its many boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants is an easy walk away in the other direction. The New Forest with its wild ponies, donkeys, cattle and deer is a close drive away as is Milford-on-Sea.
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A seaside gem
Ropewalk Cottage is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The cottage itself is extremely comfortable and immaculate. Everything you could possibly need is provided, even down to toiletries so you needn't worry if you've forgotten to pack something. The owners seem to have thought of everything. The cottage is in an ideal location, peaceful yet only a short walk into town, with all it's pubs, restaurants and other amenities. The balcony is a real bonus. We spent many hours sitting outside drinking in the views with a glass of wine in hand. Even if you're not a sailor, you'll be mesmerised by the views. There is always something to see, whether it be pleasure boats, the IOW ferry or activity in the boatyard of the yacht club. We were fascinated.
All in all, we had a wonderful week and will definitely be returning.
Good holiday home
Nice clean comfortable holiday home, well looked after, beds comfortable also the settee. I love the view from the balcony.
A little gem of a cottage in an ideal position
Ropewalk Cottage is ideally situated in Lymington for the town, harbour and nature reserve all within walking distance. In an attractive area, with its own parking space.
A very good street market on Saturdays with a variety of stalls, well worth
a visit, as are the shops themselves.
The owners are very welcoming and the cottage is cosy and well
equipped with pleasant sitting out areas back and front.
We thoroughly enjoyed our week and will come again. No hesitation
in recommending Ropewalk Cottage.
Diana - Wiltshire
Ideal for the coast and new forest
A charming cottage, in a lovely area- a perfect base for exploring.
We stayed here as a base for our cycling trips in The New Forest. The cottage was perfect for this- we could even lock our bikes away in the utility building. It was so relaxing sitting in the upstairs living room, balcony doors open, glass of wine in hand, watching the comings and goings of the yacht clubs. There is such a lovely atmosphere in this area (very “upmarket” seaside town!)
The cottage itself is spotless and so charming- we felt at home straight away. Caroline was so friendly and explained how everything worked. I was particularly impressed with how secure the cottage is. The high fence and lockable front gate meant I felt safe sleeping with the window open ( although I can’t imagine this area has a lot of crime!) We had a delicious Sunday lunch at the Mayflower, a popular “gastropub” which is just round the corner. Breakfast at the Yacht Haven at the end of the road was a treat- despite being a couple of scruffy cyclists we were still treated as if we were one of the huge yacht owning millionaires! One of the cycling routes goes from here all the way out to the spit at Hurst Castle, all along the shoreline, which was spectacular. All this, with the beauty of the New Forest, made for a perfect holiday!
Many thanks for your review Clare. You have summed it all up in a very refreshing way. Security hadn’t been highlighted before and we are grateful for this comment: the cottage is ‘upside-down’ so that the view can be appreciated from the living area, hence bedrooms at ground level and the importance of security.
Even if not on a bike, Hurst spit is so well worth going to for the beautiful sunsets.
Thank you, too, for all the stars. Messages about cleanliness are always passed on to the cleaners to spur us all on to keep the standard up.
We hope we might be able to welcome you again one day, that is to say if you haven’t covered every cycling route!
Well equipped house in a good position
A comfortable house, helpful owners nearby, everything we needed.
Thank you very much for your review and all the stars.
Opposite: Lymington Sea Water Bath,
Lymington Yacht Haven Marina,
The Isle of Wight,
The Town Sailing Club,
Car and dingy parks,
Just by: The Royal Lymington Yacht Club,
The Life Boat Station,
The Harbour Master's office,
A green with bandstand, pond and play area,
The Lymington-Keyhaven Nature Reserve
The New Forest National Park.
Beaulieu National Motor Museum,
Buckler's Hard historical hamlet,
Lymington Tennis Club,
Milford on Sea,
Hurst Castle and ferry (English Heritage).
A little further away:
Osborne House on The Isle if Wight,
Mottisfont (National Trust),
Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway,
The Mary Rose & Portsmouth Historic Dockyard,
Lymington is in a much sought after area on the south coast offering sailing, fishing, golf, bird watching and cycling. There are wonderful walks from the cottage around the sea wall in the Lymington-Keyhaven nature reserve of outstanding natural beauty. Small boats are launched from the slipway by the cottage and larger ones and ferries can be seen going up and down the river, so the sights are ever-changing. The nearest beach is Milford on Sea which is a 10 minute drive away.
Nearest shop 3 minutes away. Nearest pub 2 doors away, good food. Public car park behind the cottage, useful for your visitors.Town centre and trains and buses about a 10 minute walk away. The New Forest with all its wild ponies is 10 minutes by car. The nearest beach is Milford, 15 minutes by car.
Southampton, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Salisbury all within easy reach.
Waitrose at top of town with free car park; Tesco with paying car park behind it; free parking for 1 hour in the High Street; M & S with free car park for 1 hour; many restaurants, pubs and coffee shops. Vibrant Saturday market. Very attractive old quay, river with lots to watch. Bandstand. Lovely forest walks and pubs. Several banks and building societies.