Set on the banks of the River Hamble, this quintessential and fairy-tale cottage is the perfect waterside location for gatherings with friends or family. Dating back to the 18th Century and covered in wisteria, Myrtle Cottage offers a home-from-home; on sunny days make use of the glorious garden with its hot tub and covered barbecue-area and on those chillier nights, cosy up inside with a board game in front of the log fire.
The lawned garden runs along the river with direct access to a 12 metre private pontoon, great for crabbing, fishing and swimming from or take a seat and enjoy the view with an afternoon drink in the sunshine. Bring your own RIB, paddleboards and kayaks (or hire them locally). The glass covered outdoor kitchen and dining-area offers a choice of barbecues to use, along with an oven and hob. At night, there is festoon lighting and outdoor heaters, so you can continue to enjoy your dining experience after the sun has gone down.
From the garden, step into the kitchen to explore your holiday home. Here you have all the modern conveniences that you need coupled with the charm you would expect from a cottage of this age. The breakfast table is perfect for those morning moments whilst you plan your day's adventure. The living spaces flow from one room to another; in the sitting-room you will find some lovely, homely touches which show the level of detail the owner has put into making guests comfortable. The dining-room, with its inglenook fireplace and beamed ceiling, creates a lovely ambience reflective of the age of the cottage. Set the table and enjoy an evening of good food, conversation and laughter. The luxury bathroom on the ground floor is ideally located at the bottom of the stairs.
The beautiful bedrooms are all set up for a blissful night's sleep; choose from one overlooking the water with a view you will certainly dream of, to the cosy room with its en suite shower-room or the enchanting twin room in the eaves, accessed through a cute and unusual door and fabulous for children (take care, there is limited head height).
With the river on your doorstep, you can adventure to your hearts' content; from hiring a classic clinker launch or for those thrill seekers, a skippered RIB can take you across the Solent to the Isle of Wight for lunch. There is so much to do without travelling far - head to the New Forest and find a trail to explore, plan a lunch or dinner at one of the great local eateries (The Jolly Sailor is next door) or for a touch of history, the historic dockyard at Portsmouth makes for a great day out.
Sitting-room with TV with open fire
Kitchen/Breakfast-room with induction hob, 2 electric ovens, microwave and fridge
Dining-room with open fire
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6") and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Outside Access to
Utility-cupboard with washing machine/drier and freezer
Outdoor kitchen with induction hob, electric oven, 2 fridges, dishwasher, gas and charcoal barbecue and cold water tap
The property has a private pontoon on the River Hamble, meaning the garden runs alongside the water, so children must be supervised at all times. Due to the character and age of the cottage there are cottage stairs. From the roadside parking there are two paths to the cottage - one is a gradual slope and the other has around 50 steps (these are shallow in depth and well spaced out) . *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- No pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub/Outdoor bath
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Public Car Park within 3 minute walk
- No smoking
- Pub 10 yds
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH
- Fuel for open fires
Welcome to Myrtle Cottage, right on the water it's such a delightful spot! (please do not leave children unsupervised).
The garden in summertime.
A real home-from-home this cottage has all you need to enjoy a break away.
The perfect dining spot to catch up after a day of adventures.
Relax in the hot tub.
So many places to pick from to sit and watch the comings and goings on the river.
Morning coffee spot or afternoon drinks; you decide.
In full bloom!
Myrtle Cottage has a delightful garden with many areas to sit out and enjoy the river location. From the waterside up to the hot tub and outdoor kitchen there is an area to enjoy no matter what time of day.
The beautiful Hamble River upstream from Myrtle Cottage. You can hire paddle boards and kayaks locally and start your days adventure from the cottage.
The festoon lighting makes the outdoor dining and kitchen area a great space to use into the evenings.
The outdoor kitchen and dining area make for some special evenings - festoon lights mean that you can spend as long as you like outside, making the most of those warm evenings.
Charter Gull, a classic, electrically powered launch with or without skipper. Take a picnic and be collected and dropped off from the private pontoon.
Privately charter a skippered 58ft motorboat or a 9.7mtr RIB for a wonderful day out on the solent.
Hamble Rib Charters can be booked for trips.
Take a RIB over the Solent to Yarmouth and have lunch, a delightful holiday treat.
The river is never far away, in the summer months throw open the door and enjoy the garden to the fullest.
What's for dinner?
Take breakfast in the kitchen or grab a chair and keep the chef of the group company when cooking up a delightful dinner.
Ideal for a romantic trip away or meeting up with friends and family, there is a comfy corner for everyone to enjoy.
Grab a book and enjoy a moment of peace.
The features continue through to the dining-room.
What a way to end the day!
The family bathroom is on the ground floor, run a bath and relax.
The character stairs wind up the bedrooms, typical for this age of cottage they may not suit those with mobility issues.
With the river view this room is at the front of the cottage.
This pretty room over looks the Hamble River.
Another beautiful room, this time at the back of the cottage - so welcoming.
Another beautiful homely touch are the bedside lamps, so much care and attention has been spent making this a cottage to truly enjoy.
Just as sumptuous as the bathroom!
The ensuite shower room.
The twin room is accessed off the landing at the top of the stairs through this cute and unusual door - ideal for children or adults happy to step into a fairy-tale room.
Once inside this room is cosy and delightful.
A fairy-tale room!
The pontoon is private to Myrtle Cottage; it can be used by guests or as a pick up location for various boats. Book a RIB across the Solent to The Isle of Wight or up-river to enjoy a picnic on the bankside.
Hamble-le-rice is a lovely place to explore - why not use the river taxi to get there; straight from the private pontoon at Myrtle Cottage.
Yarmouth - just a boat trip away!
Boats galore on the River Hamble!
Lymington has a great choice of independent shops.
Visit the New Forest ponies at Hatchet Pond.
Plenty of walking can be found across the New Forest.
Not far from Myrtle Cottage is The Royal Victoria Country Park, there is plenty to explore here; from the shoreline to woodland walks and play areas for the children.
The Historic Dockyard at Portsmouth makes for a great day out.
There are two ways down to the cottage from the road - these are the steps, the other pathway is mainly sloping.
The pathway to the cottage avoiding most of the steps.