Holiday home in Keyhaven, Hampshire, UK
A lovely self-catering cottage situated by Keyhaven harbour, at the mouth of the River Avon and just moments from the water’s edge. The air is fresh and the area peaceful and picturesque, with boats moored along the quayside and unrivalled views across the marshes towards the Isle of Wight.
2, Coastguard Cottages is part of a charming terrace of five small cream and red brick houses that were used by the Coastguard during the Victorian and Edwardian periods until about the mid 20th century. The accommodation is tasteful and comfortable and provides a wonderful place for a couple or a small family to stay. A nature reserve and the harbour are nearby and the neighbourhood offers a wide range of things to do including just sitting by the sea and taking in the atmosphere. Or a taking lovely walk to nearby Lymington
A brief history
The hamlet of Keyhaven was once known as ‘cû hæfen’ in Old English, the harbour where cows and sheep were shipped to and from the Isle of Wight. The area has a history of salt making dating back to the Saxons. The industry fluctuated and finally declined in the early 19th century. Today it is a wonderful area for sailing, walking, kayaking, paddle boarding and cycling or enjoying the abundant bird life. Within easy access of the sea it is also a perfect base for a trip into the wide expanses New Forest National Park, which is a short distance away.