The Lantern Building
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Apartment is situated at the furthest point out into the sea along the Solent coastline and therefore offer panoramic views of passing small & large vessels, cruise liners, QM2, QEII, Arcada, Oceana, and Red Funnel Ferries through their large full length L-shaped lounge windows/doors and unique porthole windows. Views are over Hythe Village, Hythe Marina, Southampton & Docks, & as far as the eye can see down towards to IOWight. The vessels are so close you feel that you could reach out and touch them. Just before leaving the cruise liners often have firework displays and you will be able to see many people on deck waving. On the large semi circular balcony you can see and hear the sea beneath you. The apartment is very quiet, other than the seagulls and the sea.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lepe Beach 9 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton Airport 25 km, Nearest railway: Southampton 19 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
The property is fully equipped and comprises: Master bedroom with views all the way down the docks and over Hythe/The Marina, t.v., double bed, double built-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room with double sized shower cubicle with basin & w.c. Second double bedroom with huge breathtaking porthole window with views over the Solent, double built-in wardrobe, twin 3ft beds, t.v. Airing cupboard with large electric boiler feeding radiators. Family bathroom with telephone style shower attachment over bath. Lounge/diner with laminated wood effect flooring with t.v./freeview/DVD/CD players with full length L-shaped windows/doors to balcony with extensive views over Hythe/Southampton & down towards IOWight. Door to contemporary kitchen with concealed washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave/grill/oven, waste disposal unit, electric fan oven, ceramic hob and stainless steel hood, tiled floor and porthole window overlooking the solent situated over the sink. Upvc double glazing. Security entry phone. Lift/stairs to all floors. Parking for 1 car off road & bicycle parking within bike storage unit.
|Further details outdoors|
This property can be accessed via car using the M3, M27 & A326 to Fawley, or you can take a train to Southampton Central station, then you can get the free bus which links you to the Hythe Ferry Terminal at Town Quay via West Quay Shopping. Alternatively you can fly into Southampton Parkway Eastleigh Airport take a train to Southampton Central Train Station and as previously the bus and Ferry to Hythe. Travelling around the area is easy, and a car is not necessary. The New Forest Tour bus comes into Hythe during high season. Bike hire is also available.
La Vista the Italian restaurant on Hythe Marina offers alfresco dining on a summers evening, the food is brilliant and the atmosphere and service is second to none,bookings are advised. The Boathouse almost opposite La Vista has a wine bar atmosphere and you can sit out on the terrace and watch the boats coming and going within the Marina. Within the Village you can eat at Ebenezers (converted chapel) and Mark the landlord and family are great hosts offering traditional food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. The Seashells situated next to Waitrose in the High Street offers great music at the weekend, dining and views over the Solent. For a great day shopping catch the Oldest Pier Train in the World down to the Hythe Ferry berth, take the crossing which lasts approx. 10 minutes, link to the IO Wight ferry or take the free bus to West Quay and High Street for a gastronomic shopping experience. London is also only an hour and 15 minutes away via Train. The quaint chocolate box towns/villages of Lymington, Lyndhurst, Sway, Burley & Brockenhurst are also closeby.
Amazing water views from all windows * Central Hythe location * Close to New Forest and Southampton * Large Balcony *Lift * Master bedroom with en suite * Fully equipped kitchen * Allocated bike and car parking *Cruise ships sailing past the windows * Eco friendly property* WI-FI NOW INCLUDED*
The Central Southern England region
Hythe is the gateway to The New Forest! Hythe can be accessed by rail, via Southampton, the Hythe Ferry via Southampton and also by road. This property is in the heart of Hythe and boasts amazing water views. Many of the world famous cruise liners will simply sail past your window! Hythe is a 12min Ferry trip away from the bustling city of Southampton. The Isle Of Wight is also a short ferry crossing away.
This property is located close to The New Forest which has a whole host of attractions, Beaulieu Estate, Exbury Gardens, Dibden Golf Course, Applemore Recreation Centre, Calshot Beach and Activity Centre, Lepe Beach to name a few. Southampton with the famous boat show is a 12min ferry ride away. The Isle Of Wight is also a short ferry ride away. The Solent boasts an array of boating and cruise liner activity, all of which can be enjoyed from the comfort of this property.
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5 Oct 2011
"One month's stay was not long enough - I loved it; the portholes & windows, the view, the ships; the sun and the balcony"
Booked 22 July to 19 August 2011. Spent four weeks in pure enjoyment. My adult daughter joined me for the middle two weeks and found it heavenly as well. We found the appearance of the apartment to be modern and welcoming. All the instructions were helpful and useful. We found the beds to be too hard and the guest bathroom shower needs to be addressed so that you don't have to crouch in the bathtub to have a shower. I stood up and sprayed the entire room! I am a shower person not a bath person and I gave the master bedroom and ensuite to my daughter, so I had no other choice. The only other slight criticism would be having to close the heavy door to the kitchen everytime you needed to get into the fridge. Not a very clever design! Dealing with the garbage was a breeze. We were lucky to employ Sam, the cleaner, weekly whilst enjoying #19 and who added to our pleasure enormously! We had family over for a dinner party and Sam and her Dad were so helpful in finding us another table and chairs so that we could seat everyone.
Hythe was a delightful small town, which seemed to go to sleep at 5.00 pm every night! There was a great transportation link to West Quay in Southampton, by 'historic' train to the end of the pier, by ferry to Town Quay, Southampton and then free bus ride to West Quay - a most picturesque and enjoyable journey each time it was taken. There was a Waitrose in Hythe for all your needs, to be supplemented by the open market on Tuesdays in the car park. I found a good bakery for fresh bread and rolls and a wonderful green-grocer for veggies.
We ate out at Seashells (good pub food) and La Vista (fresh Italian) on the Marina. Both were excellent. I enjoyed walking over to the Marina before eating lunch or dinner at La Vista and I really enjoyed the fresh seafood there. I must have eaten king scallops three times and the charcoal grilled squid was absolutely the best.
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