The apartment is ideal for holiday lets as it is situated on the edge of The New Forest within the small character village of Hythe where many of the buildings are Grade II listed. Hythe Marina is next to the village and offers a viewing place for liners and lots of boating activity at the lock, a wine bar atmosphere at `The Boathouse` and excellent food at the Italian restaurant, 'La Vista'. Views are abundant and can be enjoyed from Hythe Pier and the newly finished promenade. Beaches at Calshot & Lepe are also an asset. Local events take place throughout the holiday season including, farmers markets, raft race, RNLI days, Music festival etc., the New Forest hosts a wealth of events and attractions:- Biking, sailing, walking, swimming, restaurants, quaint forest pubs, shopping, theme park, animal sanctuaries, farms, gardens. There is always something to do!
The accommodation comprises: Entrance door, hallway leading to all rooms, lounge/diner with large curved leather settee, dining table and chairs, laminated wood flooring, t.v./DVD/freeview, CD/Stereo, Kitchen with tiled floor, halogen hob, electric fan assisted oven/grill, fridge/ freezer, dishwasher, microwave, waste disposal and washer/dryer. Master bedroom with double bed, large wardrobe, t.v., en-suite bathroom with double size shower cubicle, second double bedroom with twin beds, large wardrobe, t.v., family bathroom with shower attachment over bath. Well insulated warm modern home with electric central heating and Upvc double glazing. Off road parking for one car and secure bicycle shed storage. Linen, towels and welcome pack supplied. N.B. There are no steps inside or outside of the building.
Travel Info & Local Advice
This property can be accessed via car using the M3, M27 & A326 to Fawley, or you can take a train to Southampton Central station, then you can get the free bus which links you to the Hythe Ferry Terminal at Town Quay via West Quay Shopping. Alternatively you can fly into Southampton Parkway Eastleigh Airport take a train to Southampton Central Train Station and as previously the bus and Ferry to Hythe. Travelling around the area is easy, and a car is not necessary. The New Forest Tour bus comes into Hythe during high season. Bike hire is also available. La Vista the Italian restaurant on Hythe Marina offers alfresco dining on a summers evening, the food is brilliant and the atmosphere and service is second to none, booking is advisable. The Boathouse almost opposite La Vista has a wine bar atmosphere and you can sit out on the terrace and watch the boats coming and going within the Marina. Within the Village you can eat at Ebenezers (converted chapel) and Mark the landlord and family are great hosts offering traditional food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. The Seashells situated next to Waitrose in the High Street offers great music at the weekend, dining and views over the Solent. For a great day shopping catch the Oldest Pier Train in the World down to the Hythe Ferry berth, take the crossing which lasts approx. 10 minutes, link to the IO Wight ferry or take the free bus to West Quay and High Street for a gastronomic shopping experience. London is also only an hour and 15 minutes away via Train. Exbury Gardens near Lepe Beach is only a 10min drive away. The quaint chocolate box towns/villages of Lymington, Lyndhurst, Sway, Burley & Brockenhurst are also closeby.
John & Jean: "Superb flat, stunning views and wall to wall sunshine. Couldn't have been better. Never been so close to Queen Mary 2 !! So glad we discovered Hythe. Hope to come back again! Bill, June, John & Anne: "Really enjoyed our stay. The apartment was great and views spectacular. Wonderful area to enjoy boats. Invited to sail on a 42footer. weather excellent."
Frank & Paula: " Fabulous fortnight, lovely apartment, brilliant views. Breakfast on balcony virtually every morning. Excellent for re-charging one's batteries, thanks."
Mape Family: "Lovely apartment, well placed for exploring Hampshire and the New Forest. Also spent a day on the Isle of Wight. Enjoyed taking the Hythe Ferry to Southampton a few times and watching the passing boats.