Escape for the summer to this fabulous detached holiday home in the stylish seaside village of Milford on Sea, just a 10 minute walk to the beach with superb views across to The Needles on the Isle of Wight, yet close to the border of New Forest National Park.
This very spacious family home has five bedrooms and six bath/shower rooms in the main house and a self-contained annexe for two in the garden with a further bedroom and en suite shower-room – perfect if you want to indulge in some quiet time or for an afternoon snooze. The magnificent open plan interior has folding glass doors onto the terrace, which can be completely opened to allow the outside in; a wonderful space for creating holiday memories.
The terrace looks over the enclosed garden so you can keep an eye on little ones and your dog, while you relax and take in the tranquility of this delightful location; the hot tub has space for eight to enjoy stargazing with a glass of fizz maybe. A separate sitting-room and children’s play-room with TV/DVD player and Xbox 360 allow for all the family to have space and fun.
Ridge House is on a quiet lane just a five minute walk from the village where you will find a fantastic choice of restaurants, a quirky wine and gin bar, two good pubs, tea shops and a traditional grocer, butcher and newsagent.
A 10 minute walk will take you to the beach, or there is plenty of parking if you have a car full of beach toys. A paddle board shop in the village offers instruction if you are tempted to try stand up paddle boarding or kayaking for the first time.
There is a great walk along the shingle spit to Hurst Castle but if you’re not feeling energetic take the ferry boat from Keyhaven. For a flat stroll, visit the salt marshes that stretch as far as Lymington, home to some great bird life. New Forest National Park has so much to offer, miles of cycle tracks and paths that will take you through ancient woodland, across open heathland and you are guaranteed to come across New Forest ponies and cattle which roam freely within the forest boundaries.
The Georgian town of Lymington has a great atmosphere, stroll down to the quay and watch the boats or experience a fun day at the sea water baths, the oldest lido in the country with inflatable obstacle course and kayaks or take a day trip on the Isle of Wight ferry to Yarmouth. Lymington has a Saturday market which runs the length of the High Street, a must to pick up delicious local produce and holiday mementos. Beaulieu Motor Museum has a unique collection of more than 250 cars and Exbury Gardens are well worth a visit.
If you are happy to travel a little further for a day out you are only one hour from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast which stretches from Old Harry Rocks at Studland all the way down the coast towards Exmouth in east Devon.
Shower-room 1 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Sitting-room with satellite TV, DVD player and open fire
Open plan living-room 1 with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV and wood-burner. 2 ring induction hob, combination steam/fan oven, ornamental Aga, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine and dishwasher
Playroom with satellite TV/DVD player and Xbox 360
Bedroom 1 with super-king double bed (6') and en suite Bathroom 1 with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6'')
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6'') and en suite Shower-room 2 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 4 with double bed (4'6'')
Bedroom 5 with twin beds (3') and en suite Shower-room 3 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bathroom 2 with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Shower-room 4 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Access to Annexe
Open plan living-room 2 with kitchen and dining areas. TV. 2 ring gas hob, gas oven, fridge (with freezer compartment) and dishwasher
Bedroom 6 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room 5 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Please take care on the steep steps down to the lawn/hot tub area. The Aga is not available during the summer months as the glass fronted open plan living-room becomes uncomfortably warm. A piano is available on the first floor landing. Please be aware that the owners have a cat which has been at the property. *Cots are not provided, please bring your own travel cot(s).
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Hot tub
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 7 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH (partial under-floor heating)
This spacious family home has a fabulous open plan space, with tri-fold doors onto the terrace.
A gas barbecue allows you spend your summer days lounging on the terrace. Steep steps lead down to the enclosed lawn.
The south-facing terrace catches the sun all day long, who needs to go out exploring, maybe a lazy day beside the hot tub?
The modern kitchen has an Aga; this is switched off during the summer months as the room becomes uncomfortably hot.
Bedroom 1 has a 5ft bed and en suite bathroom.
The en suite has a large shower cubicle with drench head.
Bedroom 2 has a 4ft 6" double bed, the family bathroom is down two steps.
The spacious family bathroom. There are six bath or shower-rooms in this fabulous house.
Bedroom 4 with double bed.
This large walk-in shower is on the ground floor, ideal for sandy children after a day at the beach.
The family shower-room.
This very sociable open plan living space can accommodate all the family.
Just in case the evening turns a little chilly.
Ridge House is a delightful family home just a five minute flat walk to the village centre.
Folding doors open out onto the terrace, bringing the light and sunshine inside. (The garden furniture shown in this photo has been replaced).
This fabulous terrace and the folding doors create a wonderful space, with super comfy garden furniture.
Space to create great holiday memories.
The play-room has TV, DVD player, books, games and an Xbox 360 to keep all the family entertained.
The very spacious hallway.
The cosy sitting-room.
This is such a delightful house, Little Ridge is to the left.
This lovely family home welcomes you.
This wonderful room allows light and warmth to flood in.
Looking east towards the Isle of Wight and the Needles, dogs are allowed on the beach all year.
The pretty Georgian town of Lymington has a Saturday market and picturesque quayside.
Have an energetic day on the inflatable obstacle course at the Salt Water Baths in nearby Lymington.
The family bathroom has this lovely feature wash-basin.
The Cave is a very stylish wine and gin bar in the centre of Milford on Sea village. It serves great tapas and is dog-friendly.
The whole of the sitting/dining/kitchen-area opens onto the terrace.
Ponies, cattle, sheep and pigs roam freely throughout the New Forest National Park.
Nearby Keyhaven, with Hurst Castle in the background is a short ferry trip or a great walk along the shingle spit from Milford on Sea.
At the back of the house and down its own private corridor, bedroom 5 has 3ft twin beds, with the en suite shower-room just across the corridor.
The en suite shower room for bedroom 5.
For a little holiday indulgence, turn on the jets and sink into the hot tub for some hydrotherapy and maybe a glass of wine.
This useful utility and boot-room has stacks of space for coats, shoes and muddy dogs.
Run off any extra steam with a game of footall or basketball.
Little Ridge is a self contained annexe in the garden of Ridge House, this little patio-area faces south.
Compact and cosy, Little Ridge is self contained, yet in the garden of Ridge House, ideal for a family holiday with a little quiet time.
The compact kitchen in Little Ridge.
Little Ridge has a super comfy 4' 6 bed and en suite shower-room.
The en suite shower-room has a drench head.
Miles of open space is characteristic of the New Forest National Park.
The New Forest National park has miles of foot paths and cycle tracks through ancient woodland and open heathland.