A little bit of Lymington is good for the soul. Tucked on the southern edge of the New Forest (perfect for active types, keen cyclists and water fowl) it’s a Georgian market town with a distinctly yachty air.
An area of exquisite loveliness on the edge of the New Forest, filled with local delicacies, outdoor activities and suitably nautical vibes.
There are, in fact, two marinas should you wish to moor up before pottering into town for a vino or two. Should the sea air tempt you even more, you can take a brave dip in the open-air seawater bath. Swimmers and Breton stripes are a must.
There are still plenty of independent shops to explore as well as a Saturday market on the High Street which is an excellent way to forage for larder goodies. If you head down to Old Town Quay you can meet the commercial fishing boats on the harbour and breathe in salty sea air.
Staying in a boutique cottage in Lymington involves visiting the outstanding natural beauty that surrounds it: The New Forest. Just north of Lymington are ancient woodlands and heathlands covering about 145 square miles – perfect for adventuring! Whilst just south of the town is the Solent and the Isle of Wight.
If this isn’t enough, expand your discovery zone and hop on the Wightlink ferry across to Yarmouth for a fab day out. Enjoy!