2, Coastguard Cottages

Milford on Sea, Hampshire
+44 (0)20 8444 9863

Sweet little seaside cottage close to salt marshes & the New Forest. Gaze across the Solent to Isle of Wight, sail, spot sea birds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome

The Experience

On a clear day, sit in bed and gaze across the Solent to catch a glimpse of the chalky Needles in the distance. This cosy, compact Victorian house has fabulous views of yachts bobbing in the harbour, Hurst Castle stretched out along the spit, and the Isle of Wight across the water. Part of a small terrace of coastguard cottages, in the pretty hamlet of Keyhaven, it’s surrounded by salt marshes – bring binoculars to spot colonies of sandpipers and teals. Cattle and sheep graze nearby. Inside, the white walls, sailing prints and driftwood sculptures create a breezy, seaside feel. Downstairs, there’s an L-shaped sofa piled with cushions for lazy evenings in, and a gleaming kitchen with a round table for four. Climb upstairs to sunlit, softly carpeted bedrooms and those views! The bathroom is luxurious, with underfloor heating, stylish double basins and a blissfully deep bath. Lovely coastal hikes begin from the door, the pebble beach at Milford on Sea is a short walk and Lymington and the New Forest are close by. Come home to drinks in the sunny little courtyard, or wander round the corner for local pub.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Prices are a guide only – please contact owners for current rates.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £160
Weekly price
from £700
Damage deposit
3 night weekend stays & 4 night weekday stays £550
1 Cottage for 4
From £1602 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Rosamund Flint

  • Lymington-Keyhaven Nature Reserve: The Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes Reserve lies within the New Forest National Park. It is a beautiful area of coastline characterised by mudflats and salt marshes and is of international importance for birds.
  • The New Forest National Park: Keyhaven forms part of the coastal zone of the New Forest National Park. The New Forest is a mix of open heathland, ancient woodland and peat bogs; it is a fantastic place for walking, cycling and horse riding.
  • Other places to visit in the area: Hurst Castle Spit and Museum; Isle of Wight and The Needles; Beaulieu Village and the National Motor Museum; Exbury Gardens and the New Forest Wildlife Park.
  • Wining and dining: There are some wonderful places to eat and drink nearby, here are a few of our suggestions: Verveine Fish Market Restaurant, Milford on Sea; Marine Restaurant, Milford on Sea; East End Arms, in East End on the other side of Lymington.
  • Visit the historic Beaulieu Abbey ruins and the Palace House
  • Buckler’s Hard - a unique 18th Century village including a Maritime museum and optional river cruise