The Boat Shed - New Forest Escapes

The Boat Shed

calling all romantics…

Calling all romantics, walkers, wanderers and design lovers. Come hither. This place is for you – The Boat Shed Lymington.

Chic and cool, The Boat Shed is a mini ‘Grand Designs’ of a home. It packs a hefty architectural punch with its shingle cladding, log burner, multi-tasking living space, sleep space under the eaves and sunny, sheltered veranda. Unsurprisingly, The Boat Shed’s owners, Alice and Henning Stummel, have appeared on Channel 4’s Grand Designs with their London home, The Tin House, which was also shortlisted for RIBA House of the Year.

Whilst the area bustles with the seaside life of nautical living and small-town vibrancy this location is an oasis of calm tucked in amongst the trees. Hidden from the neighbours, this quiet and peaceful hideaway is perfect for feeling secluded whilst only being a gate away from the joys of seaside life; sea birds, tinkling boat masts and the fresh sea air.

Walk ‘not-quite-next-door’ to great food and the town, walk west to the coastal path, big skies and wild beaches.

At a glance...

  • 3 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Close to Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly


£110 per night

Tried and tested

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Customer service

We care a lot, for our guests and many stakeholders

Always fair

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Eco Conscious

We engage with sustainable practice to actively reduce our impacts

Championing local

We celebrate the culture and traditions of the New Forest

Proudly independent

We are a small, mum-run local business at heart

All the essential details.

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



Bed 1 : Queen size sofa bed.
Bed 2 : A large single (4ft) above the bathroom, divided from the main room by simple wooden slatting.


Shower room : Toilet, small shower.

All the rest...

Kitchen : Tiny kitchen with sink, small convection oven, hob, toaster, kettle.
Mod Cons : A Roberts radio.
Connectivity : There is good 4G locally.
Phone service is reasonable for most suppliers.


Garden : There is a small garden around the property which has mature trees and is shady. A double gate opens directly into the dinghy boat yard storage area and the coastal path walking route is just across it.
Parking : There is off road parking for 2 medium sized cars.

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

Deposit: 50%
Balance Due: 45 days before stay
Security Deposit: £250

Guests that have stayed here rate this place 4.3 out of 5

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

The location...

Head to the left out the gate and you'll get to the yacht chandlery (sells nice foodie basics), excellent cafe/restaurant and cool boat yard of Yacht Haven. Walk for miles here around the coastal path and end up in the pretty and boaty hamlet of Keyhaven.

For top notch ice cream in summer, go to the booth by the salt water pool and lido (also handy for seawater swimming).

For those who want more, Lymington is a short walk away. In 8 minutes you'll be on the High Street but you'll have passed the Mayflower which we also recommend for food too.

Lymington is often in The Times ‘Top 10 places to live in the UK’.  Obviously we are totally biased and agree. It is marvellous. The quality of life here is very good. The town is surrounded by National Park to the north, coastal otherwise. There is a good mix of industry (boats) and retail. Less obvious is the connection to the rural workings of the National Park itself.

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

Don’t worry, we’re always on-hand to help and our personalised booking process will match the right house to the right guests!

We're all locals and know the houses and Forest like the backs of our hands, so if you have any queries about the information we have provided or have any special requests for your stay, please just ask:

Call us 01590 462005

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