Avocet is a first class little find in an extremely quiet location. Keyhaven hamlet is sleepy and coastal. The cottage is in one of the sleepiest parts of it, on a tiny, gravel road cul-de-sac bordered by fields.

Originally it is Edwardian but has recently has enjoyed a full renovation. The owners, who live nearby, have done a sterling job and given it a modern, fresh feel. Everything is new, good quality and comfortable. The garden is well fenced and a proper sun-trap. The deck stretches the width of it and we expect that you’ll have the doors wide-open to let the sea breeze in.

Walks from here to the quay and coastal path in 3 minutes. You’ll pass The Gun Inn on the way (famed for it’s many whiskies and smuggling history). Walks left will take you to Lymington along the sea wall (passing some excellent cafe’s) and walks right will get you to Hurst Castle for crabbing, foraging, hide and seek. Or further on to Milford on Sea beaches for wild swimming (some folk do it all year around), and the sand that is revealed at mid-low tide.

Foodies will love Milford village. There are some really good, local spots here, and a Microbrewery that encourages board-games and allows you to order in food from the village.

At a glance...

  • 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Close to Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly


£215 per night

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All the essential details.

Here's your full run down of this place, inside and out...



Bedroom 1. : Downstairs. Super king or Twin with ensuite shower.
Bedroom 2. : Upstairs. Double 5ft.
Bedroom 3. : Twin


Family Bathroom : Bath, toilet, sink and heated towel rail.
Ensuite shower : Shower and loo for bedroom 3 downstairs.

All the rest...

Kitchen : Oven and hob / Fridge freezer / Microwave / Nespresso Coffee machine / Dishwasher / Washing machine / Wine Cooler
Mod Cons : Smart TVs with DVD Built in / Hive Active Heating / USB plugs / Electric Roof Windows / Wine Cooler
Connectivity : Good WIFI but rural speeds. 4G and mobile service is generally good here.


Garden : Enclosed back garden with full width decking. Fire pit with bench. Tee Pee for the kids. Large L shape garden sofa and table. The garden has been totally renovated in 2020 and the planting is new with a contemporary feel.
Parking : Parking for 2 cars outside the house

Home truths


Good to know

Free and included in your booking cost are: all bedding and linen, towels for the house, kitchen essentials, any baby kit you've requested and cleaning the house after you leave. We also supply a welcome pack with some treats to get you going for tea when you arrive. Enjoy!

Arrival & Departure

Arrive from: 5pm
Depart before: 10am

Payment Info

A 50% deposit is required to confirm your booking, with the remaining balance due 8 weeks before your stay. A security deposit is also due before your arrival for this house it's £3500

Guests that have stayed here rate this place 5 out of 5

Real real reviews on our facebook page, on google and our upfront reviews pages

The location...

Sleepy, small and very boaty, Keyhaven was a port in 1206. Now it’s a fishing hamlet and base for boat owners.  Bird reserves surround the coast here. The Isle of Wight and Hurst Castle spit and fortress dominate the view across the Solent.

Need more info, or not quite what you’re looking for..?

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