Homelea is a bright, airy, character-filled cottage from the early 1900s with a huge back garden in the tiny coastal hamlet of Keyhaven – less than a mile from Milford on Sea.
This dreamy open-plan abode features huge windows which lets natural light flood the generously proportioned rooms. Downstairs a feature terracotta tiled floor is softened with a cosy rug, sofas and chairs for up to six guests.
There’s a TV and DVD player for entertainment, and large French doors flaunt views of the patio and expansive garden. Quite separate from the lounge is the eat-in kitchen, with an enormous honey-hued wooden dresser and social dining table. Cooks can soon whizz up easy suppers on the gas hob and electric oven, and there’s a fridge, microwave and dishwasher and a separate utility room with a freezer and washing machine.
On the ground floor is a shower room and loo, plus a separate, good-sized study with a sofa bed and TV – perfect for those who want some private space or need a third bedroom.
Upstairs are two dedicated bedrooms and another shower room with toilet. The double also has a TV and a cute cottagey vibe with whitewashed walls and a plump bed robed in crisp cotton and a textured throw—the second, larger, dual aspect bedroom stages twin beds in handsome nautical blue linens.
If all this isn’t enough, the star of this swoonworthy cottage is its wonderfully pretty garden flanked by fields and Keyhaven Nature Reserve beyond. The enormous expanse of clipped lawn will provide more than enough space for little ones to let off steam while the older guests sit back and relax.
- Sleeps 5
- Near beach
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub