Wheathill is a beautiful comfortable large cottage sleeping
up to 20 people. Its an original ‘Arts and Crafts’
double fronted detached New Forest Cottage, located on the
outskirts of Lymington, a fine georgian quayside market town
and major yachting centre in the New Forest.
The cottage stands in its own gardens, both front and rear
are enclosed by high hedges and tall mature trees. Wheathill
is only five minutes walk from beautiful common land and ten
minutes walk, in opposite directions, to the Musketeer and
Wheel Inn pubs. Lymington Town centre is a mile away, within
easy walking distance, and the beautiful open New Forest itself
at Sway is under two miles away, with the beaches at Milford
on Sea just a ten minute drive.
Wheathill was built for its owner in 1908, and used the finest
materials and craftsmanship of the period. The joinery was
of the highest quality and the house luckily escaped ‘improvements’
over its life, remaining completely intact to this day. In
2004 we extended the cottage, leaving the front untouched
but adding a large two storey wing at the back on one side,
and the single storey extension to the right hand side, which
can be seen from the front. The cottage, as well as having
far more space, now enjoys good access to, and views over,
the good sized back garden, which previously, was barely visible.
In these works we kept all the original features, joinery
and fireplaces, and built the extension in bricks reclaimed
from a cottage just a stone’s throw away, built at the
same time with the same bricks, which was demolished. Two
more original fireplaces were added in the new lounge and
bedroom, the cottage now has seven open fireplaces! Reclaimed
handmade clay roof tiles from the same tilemakers in Bishops
Waltham were sourced, and the windows and internal joinery
were all made to match the existing, resulting in a large
cottage, retaining all it’s original character but now
with larger living spaces and bedrooms and better access to
the garden. The original owner’s family visited and
stayed at Wheathill in 2008, a hundred years after he had
commissioned the cottage, and were delighted!
The kitchen/dining room directly adjoins the large lounge/dining
room, having large central wooden kitchen table with eight
chairs, with a further twelve seats at the dining table just
through the open doorway which links the two rooms. Here all
guests can socialise together, between the kitchen, dining
and living spaces. There are beech worksurfaces, stainless
steel electric cooker, with a fridge freezer integrated flush
in to the wall, a dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.
The maple kitchen cupboards house a comprehensive range of
cooking and dining equipment for use during your stay.
The large lounge has an open fire, perfect for winter breaks,
with long contemporary settees and some period armchairs,
leading to the feature square bay with french windows opening
to the garden, at the end of the room. Books, videos, board
games, local information useful during your stay, and a television
with DVD player are all in this comfortable room.
Off the other end of the kitchen is a separate utility room,
with a second fridge / freezer ideal for drinks or extra food.
This leads on to the downstairs shower room with large shower,
basin and wc.
There’s a bathroom upstairs with wc, basin, bath, and
separate shower. The largest bedroom is ensuite with double-sized
shower, basin and wc. All have modern back – to wall
There are seven good bedrooms at this large New Forest cottage,
three on the ground floor with front garden views, and four
upstairs, two overlooking the front garden and fields beyond,
and the largest one at the back with rear garden views.
Please browse the gallery for photographs of Wheathill
cottage, and the gallery of the nearby area. Details of our
other New Forest Cottages, and further information on the
New Forest are all accessible from the links on the right
hand side of this page.
"Just a quick message to say thank you, we had a
lovely time at Wheathill"
"I recently stayed at Wheathill cottage with a group
of girlfriends and had an absolutely fantastic time! The cottage
itself was clean and spacious, with plenty of room for 15
outdoorsy females. The kitchen was well furnished and there
was a real working fire in the living room allowing it to
be made really cosy. There were mirrors in nearly all of the
bedrooms and bathrooms and plenty of space to store clothes.
The cottage itself is located a 15 minute drive away from
Barton on sea and just round the corner from Lymington. The
company that runs the cottage was extremely helpful at locating
my jewellery when I accidentally left it there and sending
it straight back to me via post. I'd really recommend the
cottage, particularly for big parties of outdoorsy people
due to excellent location and cottage facilities!"
"I may well be back in the not to distant future
it was a great spot!"
" We had a great stay, it was perfectly placed for
going into the forest and Lymington"
"We had a lovely time at wheathill cottage - everyone
loved the place - talk of a reunion already!"
"Thanks for all your help! And expect to hear from
us for next year!"
"Please send on my thanks to the cottage owner for
a lovely weekend. The cottage was perfect and we had a great
"Thank you - we all had a great time, the cottage
was perfect and we also used your recommendation for Red Cherry
catering who were also fantastic, so thank you for the recommendation."
"Our stay at Wheathill was perfect. Accommodated
15 adults perfectly and was a great location. We visited Setley
Ridge vineyard which I would definitely recommend and also
Red Cherry Catering for our dinner Saturday night. Dinner
was great, we sat in the garden as the weather was so good
and Craig and Leanne fed us and left the kitchen immaculate!
Absolutely no stress whatsoever."
"We had a great time, thanks. The location was excellent
for our bike rides through the New forest and around the Isle
"I did have a good time. The cottage was the right
size and layout for us."
"We had a great time, thank you. It worked really
well for a big group of families and we would consider a return
trip next year."
"We did enjoy our visit and are already discussing
dates for next year!"
"We had a lovely time at Wheathill Cottage, thank
you and the bride-to-be really enjoyed herself!"
"Wheathill was the perfect venue for us prior to
our daughter's wedding, accommodating all our wedding party
and making the run up to the big day very easy – thank you!"
"Just to say thanks for the booking at Wheathill
this weekend, we had a lovely time and were so lucky with
the weather on both days. We did some wonderful birdwatching
near Keyhaven in the sun on Saturday."
"Thanks for a wonderful stay in the New Forest,
it was a really lovely house in which to welcome the New Year.
We did enjoy our stay - it was just right for a family Christmas!"
"We had a great time at Wheathill – the house was
great and we very much enjoyed being in the New Forest. We
would certainly come back to Wheathill again."
"We stayed in Wheathill cottage last February and
had a very pleasant stay. So much so that I have been asked
to organise a return visit."
"Thanks for everything we had a great time"
"We had a fantastic time at the cottage. The New
Forest is so lovely, we will definitely be returning."
"Can I please say thank you so much for renting
us the property - the house was wonderful and we had an absolutely
fantastic time. I would definitely book this house again!
It was the perfect location - so peaceful and we also had
the weather on our side."
"Had a great holiday thanks"
"We had an enjoyable stay at Wheathill last week"
"Thank you so much for our stay at Wheathill cottage
this weekend. We all had a wonderful time"
"It really was a lovely weekend and the cottage
"I am pleased to say the place was perfect for us
and we all have had an amazing time creating some amazing
memories for the family. I am sure we will be back."
Many thanks we had splendid family weekend."
"We all had a great time and didn't want to go home."
"Thanks so much."
"Thanks, we had a great time"