£229 / night
Price for guests, Nights

The Old Master's House, Lymington. – Home 153900 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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.

Four double bedrooms as follows:

Bed 1= super king bed, adjacent family bathroom

Bed 2 = King bed , ensuite shower room

Bed 3= King bed ( or narrow twin singles if preferred) , share top floor wetrooom

Bed 4= Super king bed ( or standard Twin singles if preferred) share top floor wetroom

Check in from 3pm . Check out by 10am but we can sometimes be flexible at less busy times so do ask.

Ground Floor: The main house has three floors. With its Victorian tiled hallway, the ground floor has a light-filled, lime-washed living room with working open fireplace with space to accommodate eight . There is TV and DVD player . The kitchen has sunshine in the morning and evening. Dining table to seat 8. There is a downstairs cloakroom/ toilet.

Upstairs there is a tiny study ( WiFi throughout the house) . On the first floor there are two large double bedded bedrooms each with morning and evening sunshine, lime-washed walls, floorboards and fireplaces. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room. The main bathroom, with bath and shower over the bath , is also on this floor.

On the second floor are bedrooms three and four . Bedroom three has sloping ceilings and original beams. It can either have a king size bed or two narrow singles . Bedroom four also has sloping ceilings and can either have a superking size bed or two 3' singles .When set as singles ,one of these will be under the sloping eaves .On this floor there is a wetroom with shower and toilet.Please note that there are no wardrobes in any of the bedrooms throughout the house but ample hanging on the back of doors and one clothes rail is available if you require one..

Two high chairs and two travel-cots available on request. No stair gates but stairs are wider and more gentle than standard stairs.

Outdoor space: The house sits reverse on its plot so the front of the house is secluded and private while access to the house by car and on foot is to the rear of the property via the glazed pantry. There is a large, secluded garden at the house with outdoor table and 8 chairs and charcoal 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 garden chairs for late evening sun. The house overlooks a small park.

£150 security deposit at time of booking , returned by holiday lettings 10 days after your stay.

Quirks to be aware of : There are no wardrobes in the house but ample hanging space on the back of doors etc, the house is adjacent to ( though screened from ) East Hill which is quite a busy road, the house is a listed period property the rooms are high ceilinged and well proportioned but do not have the large dimensions of some contemporary properties.

Guests have use of outside utility room with washing machine and storage for bikes etc but guests do not have use of garage

With children in mind we offer two travel cots and two highchairs. There are toys available and garden games. There are no stair gates fitted to the stairs but stairs are gentle, not steep.

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• Egyptian white cotton bed linen and towels and quality duvets and pillows •19th Century living room with working open fireplace•TV, DVD and CD player•Comprehensive DVD film library and board game selection.•Wi-fi throughout the house•Fully fitted handmade kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, dish-washer•Private landscaped garden with garden furniture for outside dining••Secure off-road parking on the drive for at least 3 cars.•Own private entrance••Choice of large double or twin beds in two of the bedrooms

Further details

Ideal for a car free holiday being just 5 mins walk from the train station and everything on hand nearby

This is a town centre property not a secluded country house;there is some traffic noise from adjacent East Hill.

Guests enjoy the space and privacy of a detached house with ample garden and convenience of very easy access to the town centre.

Further details indoors

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

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 additional spaces on street next to house . The house overlooks a small park . It is set back from a main road.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

House pack with directions and access arrangements etc sent approx 1- 2 weeks before your stay.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £150.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Dogs downstairs only please and please check at the time of booking that it will be OK with owner to bring a dog .
No smoking inside


About the owner

Kate A.
Average reply time:
3 hours 33 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
08 Apr 2020
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This House has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 Feb 2011. Located in New Forest National Park Hampshire, it has 51 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1718 to £2290.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 08 Apr 2020.


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Guest reviews

51 reviews

Very Good

“Fabulous house for a family holiday”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2019

We had a marvellous stay at the Old Masters. The garden is beautiful, the bedrooms are fantastic, bathrooms, kitchen and lounge both excellent. Location is superb, within walking distance of Lymington town and great pubs and restaurants. Very near to New Forest and the sea!! Thank you to the owners for making this holiday so special and memorable.

Owner's reply: Thanks for your kind words. Holidays are precious times and we are so pleased you had a good one. Do come back another time! Kind regards Kate

“Perfect home from home”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2019

We have just come back from a long weekend at the Old Masters House in Lymington and what a fabulous house it was. I was feeling confident as we arrived due to the attention to detail in all the welcome information, but the house was even better than expected. It has real charm and felt like a true home from home. The owners have made sure everything you need is provided so there is no immediate dash to the shops, and a welcome basket including wine, coffee and delicious homemade marmalade was much appreciated. The location is perfect, a few minutes walk from shops and marina. We certainly hope to return again soon.

Owner's reply: Thank you for that lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and had lovely time together Kind regards Kate


Reviewed 14 May 2019

My partner booked this house for my 50th with the family , it was more & better than we expected , the character , design & furnishings of the house are stunning , we have never stayed in anyt… More

Owner's reply: Thanks so much. We are so very pleased you enjoyed the house and your stay in the town. We do hope you will return again. Kind regards Kate

“Spacious and comfortable”

Reviewed 4 Mar 2019

The house is everything we hoped it would be and is just a short walk into Lymington. Practically everything is provided for and to a very high standard. Would recommend to others without hesitation a… More

Owner's reply: Thanks so much. Thanks for coming to stay at the Old Masters House and we do hope you will return Kate


Reviewed 28 Feb 2019

The OMH is a fabulous house in a brilliant location to explore Lymington. The welcome basket was a lovely gesture. Definitely recommend booking OMH.

Owner's reply: Thanks you SO much . That is lovely to read and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Old Masters House and hope you will return Kate

“Lovely large house - perfect for extended family!”

Reviewed 2 Feb 2019

Lovely holiday in the old masters house - striking building with lots of space. Great position for access to Lymington town centre. Thank you for the thoughtful welcome basket!

Owner's reply: Thanks for the lovely review Kate

“Perfect for us!”

Reviewed 6 Jan 2019

We had a great family holiday at The Old Masters. The house is lovely and very comfortable. We especially enjoyed the open fire in the evenings. The location was perfect for exploring the New Forest and coast. We would definitely return!!

Owner's reply: Thanks for that lovely review Glad you enjoyed your stay in the new Forest Kate

“Fantastic house, perfect location”

Reviewed 26 Oct 2018

We had a fantastic stay at The Old Masters House! Such a beautiful house with everything you need! Perfect for two families of 4 and within easy walking distance to the town. Lovely dinner in the Ange… More

Owner's reply: So glad you enjoyed the house and town. We should love you to return Kate

“Once Again A Fantastic House/Host”

Reviewed 25 Sep 2018

Have stayed here for 3/4 years in a row. Kate is a lovely host and will go out of her way to make sure our stay goes without a hitch. Location is ideal for visiting the surrounding area or just poppin… More

Owner's reply: Thanks so much and we are so pleased to welcome you and your group returning each year . Best regards !

“Great large family holiday home!”

Reviewed 20 Sep 2018

We stayed here as a family for a long weekend away. The house is a great size for a large family, you do not step on each others toes! The log fire was a great bonus with the wet days we had! Ideal lo… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the house and town .

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I edit my booking?

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