The apartment is situated in the lantern designed building, accessed via a lift, it stands out at the furthest point into the sea along the New Forest side of the Solent coastline accessed within the outline of Hythe Village. Panoramic views of passing small and medium pleasure craft sailing and powerboats can be seen along with as many as 5 cruise ships at once in dock on busy days, (QM2, Britannia, Queen Victoria & Queen Elizabeth amongst a few). Red Funnel ferries and red jet pass by frequently, Hythe ferry, Pier and Hythe Marina activities. You can wake daily to the sound of the sea and be occupied full time with the views from the large patio and picture windows which open onto the large balcony. Views stretch up to Dibden bay, across to Southampton Port and down towards the Isle of Wight. A car to venture into the New Forest would be handy but not essential as there are bus services, the Hythe Ferry is a 10 minute walk from the Apt and links you to Southampton within 15 minutes from embarking on the Hythe Ferry Train (oldest working pier train in the country), when at Town Quay you can catch the ferry/redjet to the Isle of Wight or walk into Southampton straight up the High Street or catch a linking bus for £1, this network goes via Southampton Train Station, which links you to Southampton Parkway Airport, London 1.15 Mins or The New Forest, Bournemouth, Weymouth, Portsmouth, Winchester.... Southampton Boatshow is situated annually in September at Town Quay next door within Mayflower Park. Quite often you will see fireworks when cruise ships leave and on other celebratory times of year and during special launches. Come rain or shine there is so much to do, shops, restaurants, Marina, New Forest, Mayflower theatre, events etc., or simply chill and watch the boating activities from the Apt balcony or from the comfort of the settee. A well appointed Apt with many views from different aspects, clean, warm and inviting situated in a fab location within a friendly welcoming community.
The accommodation comprises: Entrance door, hallway leading to all rooms, lounge/diner with large curved leather settee, dining table and chairs, laminated wood flooring, t.v./DVD/freeview, CD/Stereo, Kitchen with tiled floor, halogen hob, electric fan assisted oven/grill, fridge/ freezer, dishwasher, microwave, waste disposal and washer/dryer. Master bedroom with double bed, large wardrobe, t.v., en-suite bathroom with double size shower cubicle, second double bedroom with twin beds, large wardrobe, t.v., family bathroom with shower attachment over bath. Well insulated warm modern home with electric central heating and Upvc double glazing. Off road parking for one car and secure bicycle shed storage. Linen, towels and welcome pack supplied. N.B. There are no steps inside or outside of the building.
Travel Info & Local Advice
This property can be accessed via car using the M3, M27 & A326 to Fawley, or you can take a train to Southampton Central station, then you can get the free bus which links you to the Hythe Ferry Terminal at Town Quay via West Quay Shopping. Alternatively you can fly into Southampton Parkway Eastleigh Airport take a train to Southampton Central Train Station and as previously the bus and Ferry to Hythe. Travelling around the area is easy, and a car is not necessary. The New Forest Tour bus comes into Hythe during high season. Bike hire is also available. La Vista the Italian restaurant on Hythe Marina offers alfresco dining on a summers evening, the food is brilliant and the atmosphere and service is second to none, booking is advisable. The Boathouse almost opposite La Vista has a wine bar atmosphere and you can sit out on the terrace and watch the boats coming and going within the Marina. Within the Village you can eat at Ebenezers (converted chapel) and Mark the landlord and family are great hosts offering traditional food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. The Seashells situated next to Waitrose in the High Street offers great music at the weekend, dining and views over the Solent. For a great day shopping catch the Oldest Pier Train in the World down to the Hythe Ferry berth, take the crossing which lasts approx. 10 minutes, link to the IO Wight ferry or take the free bus to West Quay and High Street for a gastronomic shopping experience. London is also only an hour and 15 minutes away via Train. Exbury Gardens near Lepe Beach is only a 10min drive away. The quaint chocolate box towns/villages of Lymington, Lyndhurst, Sway, Burley & Brockenhurst are also closeby.
John & Jean: "Superb flat, stunning views and wall to wall sunshine. Couldn't have been better. Never been so close to Queen Mary 2 !! So glad we discovered Hythe. Hope to come back again! Bill, June, John & Anne: "Really enjoyed our stay. The apartment was great and views spectacular. Wonderful area to enjoy boats. Invited to sail on a 42footer. weather excellent."
Frank & Paula: " Fabulous fortnight, lovely apartment, brilliant views. Breakfast on balcony virtually every morning. Excellent for re-charging one's batteries, thanks."
Mape Family: "Lovely apartment, well placed for exploring Hampshire and the New Forest. Also spent a day on the Isle of Wight. Enjoyed taking the Hythe Ferry to Southampton a few times and watching the passing boats.
Sue Line: "We had a lovey break at No.19. How wonderful it is. So soothing looking out on the water and ship watching." November 2017.