Vee Williams, first May Bank Holiday, 2015

Yacht painting in KeyhavenWe had a lovely holiday at the house. It is a perfect base to walk out to see the sights of Keyhaven and the New Forest, both on your doorstep and a little further afield. Father and I did some lovely walks straight from the house across the marshes and I was astonished at the diversity of wildlife we were able to see even in a short time. Here are some of the creatures we saw: starlings, sparrows, blackbirds, chaffinches, dunnock, wood pigeon, oystercatcher, lapwing, little tern, herring gull, ringed plover, mallard, shellduck, roe deer and rabbits.

Turn in the other direction and you can get to Hurst Castle either by local ferry or on foot. Both are a fun adventure.

ChaffinchWhat can I say about the house, warm and beautifully appointed; having rented several properties over the years I decided to play a game to find the little thing that was missing. The answer, nothing that a reasonable person would not need and lots you would be glad to find.

So a good time was had and we are much looking forward to a return visit. Book soon to avoid disappointment and missing out on your chance of a really posh nautical, New Forest break.

Isi’s Keyhaven impressions, Easter 2015:

Inge-Lise & Dan, January 2015

Visiting KeyhavenThe cottage is beautifully designed, retaining its traditional coastal feel without being old-fashioned or clichéd as it is suitably modern with all furnishings and appliances of a very high quality. The view from the master bedroom was breath-taking, looking out over the harbour with the sun rising over the Isle of White, was simply magical. The location is fantastic, just stepping out of the door we found ourselves on the coastal path for an impromptu pre-breakfast stroll. Later, we really enjoyed a windswept walk along the spit to the ‘Castle’.

The local pub was conveniently located and very friendly. We were delighted to find one of the largest selections of fine whiskeys we had ever seen! The nearby town, Lymington, was lovely with a convenient Waitrose to get provisions for the evening meal.

We visited in January so the stylish fireplace provided us with a cosy evening and the under-floor heating in the bathroom gave a luxurious feel.

We would certainly visit again and try and make time to walk in the New Forest too.