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Downton Lodge

Hordle, Hampshire (Ref. 1062875)



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  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • "Lovely cottage in great location near to New Forest and the coast."

    Having a heated outdoor pool was a real bonus.

    Reviewed by GerardAug 2021

The property

Resting on the edges of the New Forest National Park, on the outskirts of Hordle in Lymington, Hampshire, is this superb characterful Grade II listed cottage, Downton Lodge.

Set over two floors and sleeping up to six guests, Downton Lodge is a fantastic setting filled with character for a family getaway to Hampshire, enjoying easy access to the beaches of Milford on Sea, Highcliff and the beautiful town of Lymington.

Arrive at the property and take advantage of the ample parking, available on the private driveway or in the garage, before stepping into the entrance hall to discard any coats and shoes after your journey.

Look forward to whipping up delicious home-cooked meals for your guests in the spacious kitchen/diner, which features a gas AGA and handy dishwasher, as your guests set the table and uncork a bottle of wine ready to tuck-in to the fruits of your labour.

After a hearty meal, retreat on the wooden floorboards to the light and airy sitting room, where you can kick-back and relax on the sofa in front of your favourite film on the TV.

Completing the ground-floor is a homely cloakroom, perfect for a quick freshen up before setting out for the day, and a boot room where you can store any wet clothes and beach gear.

When sleep calls, climb the stairs to the first floor where you can retire to one of three well-presented bedrooms, a double with en-suite bathroom, another double and a twin, all ideal for catching your rest.

Wake-up and indulge in a hot soak in the bath, before joining your guests in one of two outdoor seating areas to savour an alfresco breakfast followed by a dip in the owner’s outdoor swimming pool nearby.

Venture out into the local village, where you will find a small selection of amenities, including a well-stocked convenience store where you can pick up any essentials, a welcoming pub which serves tasty meals and local ales, ideal for those evenings where you don’t feel like cooking, and the picturesque Hordle Lakes, perfect for enjoying a walk or for fishing.

Nearby, is the town of New Milton, where you will find the Forest Arts Centre which offers live performances and workshops and the interesting Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum, where you can view the former champions extensive selection of bikes, followed by a coffee in the café or a browse in the craft shops.

Just a little further is the charming market town of Lymington, home to the Lymington Sea Water Swimming Baths, art galleries, the St Barbe Museum, and the scenic Buckland Rings.

If you can tear yourself away, be sure to visit the town of Christchurch, well-known for its impressive Christchurch Castle ruins and the accompanying 12th century Norman House which rests alongside.

Making for a memorable day out, head to the Red House Museum and Gardens which is set in an 18th-century workshops where you can peruse art exhibits, attend events and tour the gardens or make a splash with the kids at the Quomps Splashpark which has plenty of activities the family can enjoy.

For an unforgettable stay in Hampshire, choose Downton Lodge.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with games area
  • Boot room
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas AGA and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime, WiFi, selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Front courtyard with furniture, rear garden with furniture and access to owner's swimming pool
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: Owner is happy for guests to have sole use of the pool on a time arranged basis
  • Note: Swimming pool is available from May to September between 9 am and 5pm Monday to Friday
  • Note: Swimming pool is unavailable between October-April.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


New Milton 1.5 miles; Lymington 3 miles; Christchurch 8.4 miles.

Hordle is village on the edge of New Forest National Park, which was once listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. The village has a fishing lake, a shop, a park and a chain pub which serves food. The nearby town of New Milton is home to the interesting Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum, as well as a train station, a skate park and plenty of shops, pub and eateries to suit all tastes. In the opposite direction, you can explore the market town of Lymington which has an outdoor public swimming pool, a boat tour agency offering rides, a pier with a ferry terminal offering connections to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, a golf course, and a large amount of popular bars and eateries which views of the marina. With plenty of nearby scenic walks in New Forest and beach days on the south coast, Hordle is a great base.

Region Information

Note: Owner is happy for guests to have sole use of the pool on a time arranged basis
Note: Swimming pool is unavailable between October-April
Note: Swimming pool is available from May to September between 9 am and 5pm Monday to Friday

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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