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'We both thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at your beautiful Lace Cottage and loved Lymington as well. We have already told all our friends, family and workmates what a great holiday we had. I have recommended Lace Cottage to them all for its beautiful decor, peace/quiet and perfect location within Lymington. Once again thanks Anne and hopefully we will see you in the not too distant future.' Liz and Paul

'Many thanks for making us feel so welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Silk Cottage - very comfortable and well equipped. Thanks, too, for the washing up bowl for Jasper's daily paw washing routine!' Ian

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Just 3 minutes from The New Forest National Park, the Sea, Lymington River and Quay, Isle of Wight Ferry and Lymington High Street.

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Special places

The New Forest National Park (0.3 miles)

A unique landscape of 220 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 Visit

Lymington (0.5 miles)

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 Visit

Lymington Visitor Information Centre and St Barbe Museum, Lymington (0.5 miles)

Explores the unique history of Lymington and the New Forest Coast.

www.thenewforest.co.uk Visit and www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk Visit

Escape Yachting (1.4miles)

Specialize in relaxing sailing experiences on the Solent.  You can book a half or whole day trip out on a yacht with lunch or dinner.

www.escapeyachting.com Visit

Keyhaven and Pennington Nature Reserve (1.6 miles)

A large area of coastal marsh and mudflats supporting internationally important numbers of birds and specialised plants.

http://www.hwt.org.uk/data/files/ReserveMaps/keyhaven.pdf Visit

Attractions Visit

Cycling Visit

Eating out Visit

Walking Visit

Spinners Garden, Boldre (2.3 miles)

Woodland garden on a slope overlooking the Lymington River valley, with rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias, Japanses maples, hydrangeas and other rare shrubs, interplanted with a wide variety of choice woodland and ground cover plants.

www.spinnersgarden.co.uk Visit

Isle of Wight (5.9 miles - 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 Visit

Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum, New Milton (6.6 miles)

Which many consider houses the finest collection of fully-restored motorcycles in Europe; many of them extremely rare.

www.sammymiller.co.uk Visit

New Forest Activities (6.9 miles)

Book activities and find out about all The New Forest has to offer you and your family. This is the one stop shop for having fun and exploring The New Forest...

www.newforestactivities.co.uk Visit

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.

www.beaulieu.co.uk Visit

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 Visit

Countryside Education Trust, Beaulieu (7.2 miles)

The Countryside Education Trust is a charity aiming to promote and operate courses, activities and facilities which enable children and adults to learn about, understand and care for the countryside.

www.cet.org.uk Visit

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 Visit

The New Forest Centre and Visitor Information Centre, Lyndhurst (8.1 miles)

Conveniently located in the heart of the National Park, here you’ll discover everything you need to know to help you enjoy your trip to the New Forest.

www.newforestcentre.org.uk Visit

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. Open 10am-5pm every day, except Christmas Day.

www.bucklershard.co.uk Visit

Forest Leisure Cycling, Burley (9.6 miles)

Cycle hire, Forest routes, sales, accessories and repairs

www.forestleisurecycling.co.uk Visit

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 Visit

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 Visit

Longdown Dairy Farm, Ashurst (11.9 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 Visit

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 Visit

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 Visit

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 Visit

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 Visit

Paultons Park, Ower, near Romsey (14.7 miles)

Offers a great family day out with over 50 different attractions and rides. 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 Visit

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.broadlands.net Visit

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 Visit

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 Visit

Marwell Wildlife, near Winchester (28.7 miles)

The 140-acre park is home to over 250 exotic and endangered species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings. Get close and play a part in saving them.

www.marwell.org.uk Visit

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