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Ropewalk Cottage Lymington Harbour views river/sea/Isle of Wight. Parking

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,080 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

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

2 Ropewalk Cottages is 1080 sq ft. in size. It was built in 1860, and was originally one of a row of five cottages occupied by fisherman, rope makers and boat builders. It is superbly situated by Lymington's scenic waterfront and has its own parking space. The cottage is double glazed, gas central heated, well equipped and comfortably furnished. The bedrooms are downstairs and the kitchen and spacious living room with good sized balcony are upstairs.

Downstairs: The master bedroom has a king sized bed and a large wardrobe with shelves and hanging space. A glazed door leads out into a private patio garden with garden furniture and attractive shrubs. The second bedroom has a single bed, chest of drawers, bedside chest and an array of robe hooks. The bathroom has a powerful shower over the bath and a back lit shaving mirror over the basin. The property benefits from a separate lavatory and basin. There is a glazed entrance porch which is invaluable for outdoor clothing. There is an external utility room in the front courtyard with Belfast sink, washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer, ironing equipment, bike stands and shelving. The parking bay is in a shared private drive with a short walk to the cottage gate.

Upstairs: The living room is light and airy with wide French windows onto the balcony. There are 2 sofas and there is a large round table which seats five comfortably. There is a flat screen free view TV, a radio, a CD player, a DVD player and unlimited broadband internet/ Free WiFi. The modern and well fitted kitchen leads off the dining area and has an electric fan oven, electric grill, gas hob, microwave oven, generous sized fridge with ice box, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and a good selection of utensils and crockery. There is a pleasant view from the kitchen window of attractive houses beyond the drive.

From the living room balcony you see dingy sailors tinkering with their boats in the adjacent carpark, masts in Lymington Yacht Haven, Lymington/Yarmouth ferries coming and going and the Isle of Wight. Close by are the slipway, the life boat station, the famous Victorian outdoor sea water baths, The Royal Lymington Yacht Club, the Town Sailing Club and stunning coastal walks through the salt marsh nature reserve: a bird lover's paradise. Lymington is a much loved Georgian town on the south coast with many good pubs and restaurants in the area. Lymington Town Station, the quay and the historic High Street with its bustling Saturday market are all only a short walk from the cottage. The New Forest National Park with wild ponies, cattle, donkeys, deer and gorgeous walks is a short drive away. The nearest beach is at Milford-on-Sea. Mudeford, Boscombe, Southbourne and Bournemouth beaches are just a bit further along the coast and well worth visiting.

More Details

Caroline and William
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

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 Walhampton

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Thank you! We loved the lot! The cottage and the forever changing view. We visited lots of the local attractions and loved Beaulieu Motor Museum. We would recommend the local walks around the old salt plains. A bird lover's paradise! And YES we would recommend the cottage. Thank you again.' May & Mark 26.09.2014

'A wonderful two weeks, in an extremely clean and comfortable cottage. An ideal centre for the New Forest. We look forward very much to a return visit.' Peter & Anita. 19.09.2014

'We couldn't recommend Ropewalk Cottage highly enough. It's a very comfortable cottage with everything you need for a very comfortable holiday (including WIFI). The balcony is such an added bonus for evenings enjoying the boats. Location is fantastic for exploring the area by bike, car or bus and more locally on foot. Caroline and William are perfect hosts who make you very welcome. We hope to be back soon.' Debbie & Jon. 29.08.2014.
Oct 2013
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Walhampton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower , toilet and basin in separate room
  • Bathroom has bath, powerful overhead shower, basin, large modern lit mirror with shaver socket, double glazed window, extractor fan and heated ladder towel rail. NOTE: The Toilet is in a separate room from the bath, it has a basin, mirror and extractor fan and good lighting.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Master - 1 queen
    Single - 1 twin/ single
  • Double bedroom has 5' bed, twin bedside chests & lights, chair, a large fitted wardrobe with mirrored doors, fitted carpet, double glazed window & door. Private and secure patio garden beyond. Single bedroom has 3' bed, chest of drawers, bedside chest and light, robe hooks, fitted carpet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Children under 5, pets and inside smoking not permitted. 3 paying guests for 1 double room and 1 single room. Outside: Balcony. 2 pretty South East facing private patios with mature planting, one with table, chairs and umbrella. Private off road parking for one on gravel drive. Free roadside parking close by. Attractive Utility Room with freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, Belfast sink, wooden counter, clothes horse, clothes basket, mop, bucket, broom, dustpan and brush, watering can, beach mats, some picnic equipment. Included in price: Bed linen; Bath/hand/tea towels (please bring own swimming towels). The property is professionally cleaned between each let. It can be 'freshened up' in the middle of a 2 week let by request. Other: Attractive light and warm double glazed porch with seating and coat hooks. quarry tiled floor. The inner door leads to the carpeted passage with the bedrooms, bathroom, lavatory and stairs leading off it. Reach the top step and see the sea and the Isle of Wight ahead of you through the living room French window


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Ropewalk Cottage Lymington Harbour views river/sea/Isle of Wight. Parking
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A little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautifully decorated throughout and is full of natural light.

There is a roomy, enclosed ''porch' in which you can leave muddy/wet/sandy clothes and shoes. Bedrooms are on the ground floor, as is the well equipped bathroom. There is also a separate toilet. The double bedroom opens onto a lovely enclosed garden. Upstairs is a very spacious open plan dining and sitting room, with a balcony. Off this room is the excellent kitchen which has everything you need.

Lymington is delightful, and only a few minutes walk away. We didn't eat out, but sampled some excellent coffee shops!

The walk from Keyhaven to Hurst Castle is really lovely, as is walking anywhere in the Forest. It's a beautiful area and we will definitely book the cottage again and explore some more.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage with all you could need

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in Ropewalk Cottage and can highly recommend a visit. The cottage is well equipped and has the added bonus of parking and relaxing views across the boats to the Isle of Wight. The cottage was lovely and clean, with everything we needed and kept us cosy in one of the coldest weeks. The owners were helpful with lots of local knowledge and refunded our deposit very quickly. The cottage is a short walk from the centre of Lymington which is welcome after a lovely meal in one of the many eateries. It is also well situated for the walk to Keyhaven which is well worth a stroll (and a stop for lunch at Chequers). We certainly hope to return to Lymington and would definitely pick Ropwalk to stay in again.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write and for your kind words. We always aim to return the security deposit promptly as we consider this important. We are very happy when someone comments about the cleanliness, thank you, we shall tell the cleaners. The weather was indeed extreme when you stayed. We are glad this didn't influence your enjoyment of the cottage and look foward to your return. All good wishes, Caroline and William
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A delight! Beautiful furnishings, comfy beds, lovely views, peace and quiet! Spot on!

  • 5 of 5

How nice to wake up from a lovely sleep potter up the stairs and open the curtains onto the balcony, drink in the views and watch the ferry glide gracefully past! The cottage was so conveniently placed for walking by the water or into Lymington to enjoy the variety of special little shops as well as the usual day to day ones. A splendid variety of eating holes and of course a very nice Pub almost next door if you are exhausted from your days explorations. The New Forest minutes away by car plus many other places to visit.....Beaulieu in particular. This was our first experience of Lymington and the surrounding areas. We loved it and what helped enormously was arriving back at Ropewalk Cottage at the end of each day to comfort and perhaps a glass of wine on the balcony watching the sun go down! We would have no hesitation in recommending this lovely cottage. If you are looking for a comfortable relaxing break in Lymington this is the one!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage overlooking the harbour

  • 5 of 5

Extremely well appointed cottage for 2/3 people. Good parking, downstairs is lovely double bedroom, single bedroom, toilet and bathroom. Upstairs is a lounge/dining room with an attached kitchen. Everything you could want in the way of comfort has been anticipated.

This was our second visit and we will definitely stay here again if available.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage - one of the best !

  • 5 of 5

This has to be one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in. From the friendly and caring owners, to the attention to detail, provisions and general cleanliness of the cottage, we could not fault it. The courtyard garden off of the downstairs main bedroom (with a comfy mattress and decent size double bed) is lovely. Also downstairs are the second bedroom (single bed) and bathroom and separate toilet. The sitting room/dining area and kitchen are located upstairs to enjoy the views of the marina and towards the Isle of Wight. It’s lovely to have a balcony big enough to sit on, or even just to open the doors in good weather. There is a fully equipped separate utility room outside and ample car parking space for one car. It was good to have a few provisions in the kitchen (milk, biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar etc) and other bits and pieces to make life easy. Lymington itself is a short walk away with many shops, restaurants and pubs. We particularly liked The Ship to eat in, and also The Haven Bar/Restaurant in the opposite direction past the open air swimming pool does a fantastic cooked breakfast. Should we stay in the area again, I would certainly see if this property is available. Thoroughly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fantastic place to stay to visit The New Forest

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed here for 4 nights at the end of August. It is a lovely property which was very clean and presentable. I had the single room which is plenty big enough for an adult. The living room being upstairs is great to be able to appreciate the views which are ever changing. It has everything you need, the kitchen is very well equipped. The whole cottage is lovely with very thoughtful finishing touches such as the seaside/boat theme that runs throughout.

There are plenty of places to visit nearby, we wished we had stayed longer. The area really does have a lot to offer.

We would throughly recommend staying here and will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Southampton International
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
The Mayflower
Nearest Ferry
1.4 Miles
Lymington Pier
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
0.8 Miles
Lymington Town
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
The Mayflower
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
Milford on Sea
Car: not necessary

Opposite: Lymington Sea Water Bath,

Lymington Yacht Haven Marina,

The Solent

The Isle of Wight,

The Town Sailing Club,

Car and dingy parks,

Just by: The Royal Lymington Yacht Club,

The Life Boat Station,

The slipway,

The Harbour Master's office,

A green with bandstand, pond and play area,

The Lymington-Keyhaven Nature Reserve

Close to:

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 rail and bus stations 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.

Further Details:

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. Outdoor swimming pool opposite cottage. Lovely forest walks and pubs. Several banks and building societies.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $138.49

Booking Notes:
50% of cost of holiday to secure a booking. Balance due 2 months prior to holiday start +100.00 GBP damages/excessive cleaning deposit.
If the holiday is within 2 calendar months the full cost + damages/excessive cleaning deposit are due in order to book.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Fridays. Arrive 4.00 pm, depart 10.00 am.

Notes on prices:
Included: Electricity / heating / hot water / WiFi / Linen / Bath / hand / tea towels (please bring own swimming towels)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.