Efford Mill

Lymington, Hampshire

Comfortable cottage on the river in Lymington, a treat for couples or small groups & delightful owners live in the attached mill house


6 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 5


This comfortable self-contained cottage is part of the Rogers’ rambling – in parts ancient – mill house near Lymington and the New Forest. The whole place feels very much loved and has been carefully renovated over the years, alongside family life and Jeremy’s work as a boat builder; he’s a notable yachtsman too. You can row up river in search of their resident kingfisher and Fiona encourages guests to roam their five beautiful acres of garden – the bird life really is remarkable (and binoculars provided). Indoors you’ve a cosy sitting room with wood-burner, TV, books and games, rugs on wooden flooring, shuttered windows which shield road noise, and doors onto a terraced area. Off it is the small, well kitted-out galley kitchen, a nice dresser and dining table. Upstairs, the king-sized double has garden views and its own shower; the other double and the single, with a high cabin bed and loads of books, share the bathroom. Outdoorsy people love the area for walking, cycling, riding – and sailing, of course. The Rogers know it backwards and will advise: Beaulieu, Exbury Gardens, a ferry to the Isle of Wight.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Check in
4pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
12pm, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Pets by arrangement.
Rarely. Christmas, New Year. Fully booked until November 2018.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Pubs/restaurants 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £600
Damage deposit
2 nights stays £200 - £240.
1 Annexe for 5
From £1006 beds3 bedrooms


We have stayed at Sawday's properties in Britain, France and Portugal, but Efford Mill tops them all. Just outside the town of Lymington, the wonderful cottage forms a separate part of the owners historic house. The road at the front is quite busy, but you can't hear the noise in the garden, where you have free access to five acres and use of the 'Black Pig' boat on the river (that used to power the mill). The owners Fiona and Jeremy can't do enough for you and I've never seen a kitchen so well provisioned. A truly memorable stay.

Michael, Stafford

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Fiona Rogers

  • Historic old mill house near Lymington, the Solent and the New Forest. Avon Water river flows by the house and runs through our large woodland and meadow garden full of birds and wildlife. Truly idyllic, but children MUST BE SUPERVISED by the river.
  • Our family has lived here for over half a century, and we love to talk about the history and wildlife here.
  • Near to the georgian market town of Lymington, famous also in recent years for sailing.
  • We are just on the edge of the New Forest National Park, but we're also not far from the Solent and the seaside villages of Keyhaven and Milford-on-Sea
  • Lots of good gastro-pubs and restaurants in the area, but you'll need a car.
  • We're very easy to find, as we're on the main A337, but once your in the house and enjoying the garden you're 'miles' away from everything!.