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The Masters House (front)

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 5km

The Old Masters is a Grade II Victorian property built in 1852 to house the 'Master and Matron' of the Lymington Infirmary. It is set in secluded, landscaped gardens and is less than five minutes walk from the high street of the Georgian market town of Lymington. It offers luxury self-catering accommodation in the New Forest, but is within half a mile of the sea. The four bedroom building has been lovingly rebuilt to an exceptionally high standard by local master craftsmen and offers high ceilings, sash windows, open fireplaces and period furniture - perfect for short breaks, or a week away from it all!

We will do everything we can to make your stay as enjoyable and as flexible as possible. From baby-sitters to pre-ordered food, we can generally provide it! We have tried to provide all the little extras that will make your visit really special: from wi-fi to a some arrival goodies, you will have all the conveniences of modern life, but in the glorious surrounds of a wonderful old building.

Ground Floor

The main house has three floors. With its stunning, Victorian tiled hallway, the ground floor has a light-filled, lime-washed living room with ample space to accommodate eight adults around the fireplace (there are two large, squishy 3 seater sofas, one very comfortable 2 seater sofa, as well as two arm chairs). The kitchen, with its open fireplace and sunshine in the morning and evening, is the heart of the house. With a small glazed pantry and large dining table, this room lends itself to long leisurely breakfasts with the papers, as well as long evenings spent enjoying local produce over a bottle of wine (or two!). There is access to the rear garden with an outside dining area from the pantry. There is a downstairs loo and boot-room.

First Floor

On the half landing, there is a small, book-lined study equipped with computer just in case you need to do a small bit or work, or to check out local information. There are two large double bedrooms on the first floor, each with morning and evening sunshine, lime-washed walls, floorboards and original fireplaces. The master bedroom also has an en-suite shower room. The main bathroom, with bath and shower, is also on this floor.

Second Floor

The return to the second floor is book and board-game laden, with lots of options for entertainment on lazy days at home and in the garden. There are two charming twin bedrooms, with sloping ceilings and original beams. There is also ample storage space on the top floor landing, as well as a shower room.

High chair and travel-cot available on request.

Outdoor space

There is a large, secluded garden to the front of the house with outdoor table and chairs (and BBQ!). It is ideal for children to play in as it is fully enclosed when the gate is closed. To the back of the house, there is a small garden, with some deck chairs for late evening sun.

Accommodation Includes:-

•Totally restored Grade II Victorian building

•Superb location – five minutes walk from the High Street and 15 minutes from the marinas

•Fully centrally heated

•Four double-bedrooms

•Luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels

•Goose down duvets and pillows

•Luxurious private 19th Century living room with open fireplace

•Widescreen TV, DVD/ VHS and CD player

•Comprehensive DVD/VHS film library and board game selection.

•Wi-fi throughout the house

•Fully fitted handmade kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, dish-washer

•Wonderful, private landscaped garden with garden furniture for outside dining

•Bike hire

•Rib and yacht charter

•Secure off-road parking for up to 3 cars.

•Own private entrance

•Restaurant bookings can be made on your behalf

•Detailed maps showing local walks / cycle paths

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Milford on Sea 5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Southampton 16 km, Nearest railway: Lymington Town 500 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The house is stunningly finished to an exceptionally high standard by local master craftsmen and offers high ceilings, sash window and open fireplaces.The period furniture complements the property whilst the modern conveniences and appliances make The Masters House a perfect place for a weekend away or a week away from it all.

Accommodation Includes:-

•Totally restored Grade II Victorian building

•Superb location – five minutes walk from the High Street and 15 minutes from the marinas

•Fully centrally heated

•Four double-bedrooms

•Luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels

•Goose down duvets and pillows

•Luxurious private 19th Century living room with open fireplace

•Widescreen TV, DVD/ VHS and CD player

•Comprehensive DVD/VHS film library and board game selection.

•Wi-fi throughout the house

•Fully fitted handmade kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, dish-washer

•Wonderful, private landscaped garden with garden furniture for outside dining

•Bike hire

•Rib and yacht charter

•Secure off-road parking for up to 3 cars

•Own private entrance

•Restaurant bookings can be made on your behalf

•Detailed maps showing local walks / cycle paths

Further details outdoors

The Masters House benefits from a totally private, landscaped garden both to the front and to the back of the property. Outdoor seating in a little sun trap is provided in the back garden with herbs available to use, whilst the front garden is the ideal spot for lounging away the afternoon with a bottle of wine and a good book. There is space for 3 cars to park on the driveway and space for a boat upon request.

Further details

We will do everything we can to make your stay as enjoyable and as flexible as possible. From baby-sitters to pre-ordered food, we can generally provide it! We have tried to provide all the little extras that will make your visit really special: you will have all the conveniences of modern life, but in the glorious surrounds of a wonderful old building

On occasion we can accommodate smaller parties at reduced prices, but please do contact us for details.

The Central Southern England region

The New Forest:

The New Forest is a world-renowned region of exceptional natural beauty with lots of ancient woodlands, large open heaths, moors, leafy glades, picturesque streams. Miles and miles of cycle paths and walks are to be found, as are numerous pubs offering a welcoming pint and a hearty meal.

The Sea:

The Solent is a delightful body of water linking the mainland to the Isle of Wight. Lots of fun is to be had a sea, either under sail or by motor, exploring the numerous creeks, towns and watering holes that grace the shores of the Solent, either on the Island or on the mainland. For those who don’t wish to sail, there is a fabulous nature reserve running 10 kms along the coast between Lymington and Keyhaven offering a wonderful haven to birds year round and superb walks. Beaches and swimming spots (for the brave!) are also close by.

Those wanting to discover some of the heritage in the forest may want to check out some of the numerous museums, galleries and incredible gardens in the forest.

If you just want to relax then why not stroll around one many castles or manors in the area followed by a relaxing amble along the many miles of beach?

There are special events happening in the Forest every single day. From small locally organised events to those that attract a worldwide audience. For more information looks at the events section on the following website: www.thenewforest.co.uk. This is the most comprehensive list and you are certain to find something that will make your visit even more special.

Just a few of the nearby things to see and do include:

Inside

•St Barbe’s Art Gallery and Museum

•ArtSway – contemporary visual art

•Forest Arts Theatre

•Highcliffe Castle

•The New Forest Museum and Visitor Centre

•Breamore Country House and Museum

•Rusell-Coates Art Gallery and Museum

•Mottisfont Abbey

•Broadlands

•Afternoon tea in Chewton Glen or Limewood five start hotels

•Luxuriate in a spa day or treatment at New Forest Park Hotel

Inside & Outside

•Bucklers Hard Village

•Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

•Beaulieu Abbey, palace house and National Motor Museum

•The Isle of Wight

•The Needles

•Eling Tide Mil

•Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum

•Hurst Castle

•Longdown activity farm

•Setley Ridge vineyard

Outside

•10 miles of walk-ways alongside the sea and bird sanctuaries at Lymington and Keyhaven Nature reserves

•Other Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Reserves

•Miles of cycle paths through the New Forest and its towns of Burley and Beaulieu

•New Forest Open Air Bus Tours

•Apple Court Gardens

•Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

•New Forest Water Park

•Paultons Park

•Yacht and RIB charters for the Solent

•Exbury Gardens

•New Forest producers markets

New Forest

Lymington:

With lots of independent shops and restaurants (from the Angel Courtyard with its delicatessen and home furnishings shop, to the Cobbles by the Town Quay), Lymington is a delightful place to potter around. There is also a large Waitrose and Marks and Spencers Simply Food within 10 minutes walk of the Old Masters. Specific recommendations for restaurants and meals out can be made on request, but we’ve listed our top four below (there are lots, lots more!):

•Graze – informal, tapas style food in a great atmosphere. Enjoy cocktails or pre-dinner drinks upstairs, and then amble downstairs to a booth, or to the garden! Very child friendly. 5 mins walk.

•The King’s Head – Great, home-cooked food in a delightful, centrally located pub with oodles of charm. A great big fire keeps you warm in winter, but there’s also a courtyard for the summer sun! Be careful – the portions are big! Child friendly. 6 mins walk!

•Verveine – A wonderful, new fish restaurant in a small, intimate environment. The chef is absolutely superb (innovative but in a way that works!), and the service is excellent. A real treat. 5 miles away

•Hotel TerraVina – A wine-lover’s paradise! This boutique hotel and restaurant is personally run by Gerard and Nina Basset, the founders of the Hotel du Vin chain, and recently crowned World Champion Sommelier 2010! A lovely Californian inspired, open-kitchen restaurant with a verandah for dining al fresco. Very child friendly. 11 miles away.

The New Forest:

The New Forest is a world-renowned region of exceptional natural beauty with lots of ancient woodlands, large open heaths, moors, leafy glades, picturesque streams. Miles and miles of cycle paths and walks are to be found, as are numerous pubs offering a welcoming pint and a hearty meal.

The Sea:

The Solent is a delightful body of water linking the mainland to the Isle of Wight. Lots of fun is to be had a sea, either under sail or by motor, exploring the numerous creeks, towns and watering holes that grace the shores of the Solent, either on the Island or on the mainland. For those who don’t wish to sail, there is a fabulous nature reserve running 10 kms along the coast between Lymington and Keyhaven offering a wonderful haven to birds year round and superb walks. Beaches and swimming spots (for the brave!) are also close by.

Just a few of the nearby things to see and do include:

Inside

•St Barbe’s Art Gallery and Museum

•ArtSway – contemporary visual art

•Forest Arts Theatre

•Highcliffe Castle

•The New Forest Museum and Visitor Centre

•Breamore Country House and Museum

•Rusell-Coates Art Gallery and Museum

•Mottisfont Abbey

•Broadlands

•Afternoon tea in Chewton Glen or Limewood five start hotels

•Luxuriate in a spa day or treatment at New Forest Park Hotel

Inside & Outside

•Bucklers Hard Village

•Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

•Beaulieu Abbey, palace house and National Motor Museum

•The Isle of Wight

•The Needles

•Eling Tide Mil

•Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum

•Hurst Castle

•Longdown activity farm

•Setley Ridge vineyard

Outside

•10 miles of walk-ways alongside the sea and bird sanctuaries at Lymington and Keyhaven Nature reserves

•Other Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Reserves

•Miles of cycle paths through the New Forest and its towns of Burley and Beaulieu

•New Forest Open Air Bus Tours

•Apple Court Gardens

•Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

•New Forest Water Park

•Paultons Park

•Yacht and RIB charters for the Solent

•Exbury Gardens

•New Forest producers markets

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Review 1-10 of 14

19 Jul 2013

4/5

"Good family house"

We booked this house for a family get-together and it worked well for our family of eight. The house has been nicely remodeled and it is easy to access the town and marina - and a good location to vis… More

12 May 2013

4/5

"A very good experience"

My son booked this property for a long weekend and it turned out to be a very good choice. The house has an interesting history and has been tastefully and sympathetically restored with plenty of thou… More

Many thanks for your feedback: we're glad that your stay worked out so well. We do say on the website that the shower on the top floor is a wet-room so as not to mis-lead people. The beds in both twin rooms are standard length, but thank you for your comments.

11 Mar 2013

4/5

"Beautiful"

Stayed with 4 girlfriends for a weekend and the house was lovely. The weather was freezing but the heating was very efficient, the beds were really comfy and the house very spacious. Unfortunately the… More

Thanks for the review - new sofa now in situ! Denise.

12 Jan 2013

3/5

"Christmas Family Get Together"

This could have been a perfect place for a Family to spend Christmas but...advertised as living room comfortably sitting 8 - this was not the case, very dark room with poor lighting, a huge chandelier which did not make it cosy, seating for 4 comfortable the rest was awful, unable to sit and read a book, dull room dark all day long. Bathroom ceiling needs repainting, water mark from somewhere upstairs on kitchen ceiling. Top floor shower room OK if you are small or you will hit your head whilst using basin. Just felt the house was not cosy and inviting in the depths of winter.

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback, although I wish that we had had the chance to rectify matters during your stay. We take all of our reviews very seriously and pride ourselves on receiving 5 star reviews.

Firstly, the property is a Grade II listed house, that has been fully restored. It has high ceilings and sash windows befitting a period property. We have ensured that the living room is as comfortable as possible with hand-made, lined curtains, warm lime-wash walls, open fireplace and lamps to light the room. The room floods with light when the sun shines, and it has 3 large sash windows facing East and West.

Although I appreciate that the seating may not have been to your taste or comfort, it is worth noting that there is a 3 person sofa, a 2 person sofa, two armchairs and one love seat (for two).

We intend to touch up some of the paintwork in the coming weeks and both the small stain on the kitchen ceiling and the bathroom ceiling will be included. The top shower room is a wet room.

Whilst responding to this feedback, which we take very seriously indeed, I would like to say how sorry we were that you did not find the property to your taste. All of our other reviewers have given us glowing reviews and have commented on how comfortable the property is ("The house is well made out for just relaxing and enjoying" 28 December 2012, "The place is amazing. We stayed there with 6 friends for my birthday in December. The house comfortably accommodated all of us" 9 December 2012). As a token of goodwill, we would like to offer you a week during the summer, or another time to suit, with a 50% reduction.

28 Dec 2012

5/5

"A Great Place to stay"

My wife booked the house for my birthday, and we stayed with several friends over a long weekend. The house was huge. The kitchen was fantastic and we spent a considerable time around the giant kitchen table eating drinking and chatting. The house is well made out for just relaxing and enjoying. It is set in its own spacious grounds and there is plenty of parking. We went when it was really cold but despite the size of the house it is really warm and there are two open fireplaces you can use. The only downside is there are only 2 rooms with double beds the others are singles, but it did not bother any of us they were all comfortable. There are lots of places top buy food and plenty of pubs and other places to eat out if you want. The owners will answer any questions quickly and clearly take pride in their property.

Overall a lovely place and we throughly enjoyed ourselves there and would reccommend the masters house.

Thanks for the review and we are delighted that you had a great stay!

9 Dec 2012

5/5

"A Lovely house, great privacy if you want it."

The place is amazing. We stayed there with 6 friends for my birthday in December. The house comfortably accommodated all of us ( though 2 couples drew the short straw and had the single beds). The bed… More

Thanks for the review and we are delighted that you had a good stay.

4 Nov 2012

5/5

"luxury for large group"

We had a great stay here. There were 8 of us; 4 adults/4 children and two dogs. The rooms were lovely and large and plenty of spaces for us all to spread out. The facilities provided were well thou… More

Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you again! We always offer a little discount to returning guests.

All the best for the festive season.

Regards,

Denise.

19 Dec 2011

5/5

"The Gourmet Weekend"

We spent many happy holidays in the New Forest when the children were young. Now grown up we planned a reprise, and an autumn break together. The Master House turned out to be a perfect location. An hour and 40 minutes from London by car or train, 2 .5 hrs from the Midlands. The House has been beautifully renovated, and is within walking distance of Lymington centre. Keyhaven, is within 15 minutes..and the superb walk down the shingle bank to Hurst castle, with magnificent views of the Isle of Wight. And the Gourmet weekend.....instead of local pubs we used the superb kitchen, sat and talked around the kitchen table and took turns to produce a 3 course dinner with wines to suit. Before collapsing in front of the log fire. Perfect weekend................

Thanks for your review!

26 Sep 2011

5/5

"This is a fabulous house and the owners did not spare any details"

We went away for my mother in laws 70th with the extended family including a small 10 month old baby and the house was perfect. The owners arranged everything down to a caterer for the Saturday night. The only feedback I would have on the house is they could add a few extra couches in the TV room - apart from that, it was perfect!!

Thank you - as a result of your feedback we have added a Love Seat which seats two (and a half!), so the living room easily accommodates 8 adults in comfortable seating.

15 Sep 2011

5/5

"A great house in a great location"

A group of 8 friends stayed here for the weekend to celebrate a 40th birthday and found it the perfect place for our weekend getaway. The house has recently been renovated from derelict and the owners have done an amazing job - the place is gorgeous, immaculate and on arrival we found plenty of useful information on local amenities and some delicious local artisan biscuits to welcome us. The location, around 5 minutes walk from the centre of Lymington, was perfect as it allowed us to wander out in the evening to sample the local restaurants and to return in the morning for a lazy brunch. (The owners recommneded Graze, a lovely little cocktail bar/restaurant which serves dozens of small tasting plates for diners to share and was brilliant. For brekkie we were impressed with Chez Gerard on the high street - delicious eggs benedict and super service!)
We chose to eat in on Saturday night, stocking up at the local saturday market and at the large Waitrose. We spent the evening around the large circular kitchen table which was perfect for a long evening of eating and chatting into the wee small hours. We ventured into the large, well-maintained garden for drinks where there was plenty of seating.
The only downside for us about the house was that the lounge, although elegant, was a little small for a large group all together with inadequate seating for 8 adults and one of the twin rooms had beds which felt more child-sized - wouldn't have relished a 3rd night in one. But there were plenty of bathrooms (3) and overall this house was perfect for a get-away in Lymington; beautiful, modern, clean with all mod-cons.

Thank you - as a result of your feedback we have bought an additional two seater love seat so the living room easily seats 8 in comfortable seating.

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