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The Sanctuary | Luxury Self-Catering Cottage | Lymington, New Forest

Guest Feedback and Testimonials

Feedback is of utmost importance to us here at Unique Home Stays, and we love to hear back from our guests to ensure that we have not only fulfilled, but exceeded their expectations every step of the way. But don't just take our word for it, read what previous guests have said about The Sanctuary below:

This is our second stay here at The Sanctuary and, as you know, we absolutely love it here. This is our little piece of paradise. We have had the most wonderful week; long walks, gorgeous restaurants and beautiful weather. We will definitely be back.

What a fantastic secluded place to celebrate me reaching my 50th! You seem to have combined all the very best elements from all the properties we have stayed in over the years and combined them with beautiful design and the best quality... the hot tub, bikes, outdoor shower, fire pit etc! Thanks also so much for the most generous welcome hamper we have ever had! We loved walking and cycling and Key haven marshes and Lymington. Dinner at La Perk was lovely... and soaking in the hot tub! Of Course!! We would love to come back one day!

Please can we stay forever? This place is wonderful and tranquil and has been the perfect setting for our mini-moon; a complete bubble of joy and relaxation! We loved the bikes, hot tub and the garden. Milford is so quaint- we loved buying new crockery in the fab charity shops! We also loved The Mill at Gordleton and Champagne (more Champagne!) in The Cave. We┤ll be back for our first anniversary.

Thank you for sharing your lovely place with us. What a wonderful, relaxing weekend. It really was just the best weekend we could have had! Love the decor, the deck and the gardens. Our dogs are huge fans also! If only we could have stayed longer!

We have had a wonderful four days at The Sanctuary! Spent yesterday on The Isle of Wight, which is a beautiful island. The Sanctuary is a peaceful haven, tranquil and extremely well equipped. We´re leaving here with heavy hearts but dreaming of returning very soon.

What an amazing place you have created. The attention to detail and your incredible taste are up there in the most incredible places we have ever stayed. Thank you so much, we will be back. I┤m going to miss the calmness and the sheets!

Thank you so much for the most amazing stay for our honeymoon. The Sanctuary is the perfect place to come for luxury and relaxation! We absolutely love the design and decor, lots of thought has gone into it which is why this place is so amazing. Thank you also for the hamper on arrival, we thoroughly enjoyed the local produce. We would recommend for anyone to come here, it has been just perfect!

We have had a lovely few days at The Sanctuary. This is a marvellous retreat, with very comfortable furniture and everything we could possibly need. We made good use of the hot tub and the bicycles. The warm weather really helped! We have been on several lovely walks in the New Forest, but also just relaxed here. Thank you for making this all possible.

Thank you so much for such a fantastic stay at The Sanctuary. We´ve had the most wonderfully relaxing week and didn´t want to leave! The fabulous sunshine that we were blessed with for most of the week meant we made good use of the garden, and the chilly evenings ensured that the fire was also put to use - the best of both worlds! We had a great time exploring the local area. Walks through the New Forest, along The Spit to Hurst Castle and on the beaches at Barton on Sea. We had a super lunch at The Captain┤s Club in Christchurch and delicious dinners at La Perle and Limewood Hotel. Our dog loved exploring the garden and befriending a couple of New Forest ponies! We┤re already looking at when we can return. Thank you again.

This weekend was everything we hoped it would be, an absolute Sanctuary! The space is beautiful and the attention to detail is what makes it! We loved cycling down to the beach via Mr. Pinks and eating our chips on the front. We even had a fantastic roast at the Oak Inn and found a great spot at the Ocean Reef to people watch. The unexpectedly beautiful weather (15 degrees in Feb) meant we could enjoy the house to its full and it definitely has house goals! Thank you for the lovely hamper this will be a stay we won┤t be forgetting any time soon!

What an amazing week it has been! This beautiful and luxurious place has certainly made our honeymoon fantastic and memorable. The views and the sounds of nature have been pleasing and a beautiful change from our ┤normal┤ setting; it certainly has been the perfect sanctuary! Thank you also for the lovely bottle of bubbles- they went down a treat and certainly helped to celebrate becoming Mr&Mrs. An incredible week; we certainly hope to come back again in the not-so-distant future.

We came here for a short break away from work and life in general! We chose The Sanctuary in the hope that we would be content staying in and making the most of what The Sanctuary had to offer and we certainly have! Short walks into town and to the beach with our dog, board games in front of the fire and a drink by the fire pit. A perfect place to stay. We´re sad to leave and can´t wait to come back. Excellent hosts and a beautiful unique stay, thank you!

Our second stay at The Sanctuary and it was as perfect as our first. The weather was horrific and it didn┤t matter in the slightest, it just gave us a great excuse to enjoy the cottage even more. We can┤t wait for our next visit. Thank you so much.

From watching pheasants on the lawn whilst snuggled by the fire, to listening to owls whilst counting shooting stars amongst the bubbles of the hot tub, we couldn┤t be happier. We┤ve spent hours just curled up reading magazines and indulged in your Amazon Prime access. Within one hour of getting here all stresses melted away. The weather wasn┤t too kind, but between breaks in the rain we managed to get to Hurst Castle by ferry and walk back along the spit. Yesterday we took a wonderful four mile walk along the salt water marshes from Lymington to Keyhaven and ended up in the delightful Cheques pub for a stunning Sunday roast. Our stay was so wonderful, we loved the lighting design in the house so much, attention to detail really matters, plus the apple cake was delicious.

Wow! What can we say... The last four days have made for the most perfect ┤mini moon┤ after leaving from our wedding in the Cotswolds. We drove here so tired and The Sanctuary was the most perfect place to relax with one another. The property certainly has the wow factor and you have thought of every last detail. The weather has been awful but we really haven┤t minded as it┤s given us a chance to sit in front of the fire playing Backgammon (the games you supplied were a great added bonus)! This trip has been the perfect start to our married life, one we┤ll never forget. Thanks so much for a lovely stay. Floyd our dog has enjoyed himself! We will be back again... tap...tap...tap *clicks into Unique Home Stays* - we will certainly recommend.

Thank you for letting us enjoy your wonderful creation. The Sanctuary really is that! So many thoughtful and beautiful details all set in a fabulous tranquil part of the country. Our welcome hamper was a lovely basket of treats and the outdoor shower and hot tub was just brilliant. Thanks also to the yoga teacher for our great session that I would definitely recommend. We will be sharing this place with our friends as a must stay haven!

We were in desperate need for a quiet and peaceful escape from the city and this delivered in so many ways than expected. A really fantastic please and so well designed. We shall be stealing some ideas for our new house! Thank you so much for all of the little touches too. We will definitely be coming again next year. Thank you and best wishes!

The property was incredible, we both fell in love as soon as we arrived. It was absolutely perfect! From the unbelievably comfortable bed to the enormous garden and sofa, I could have stayed forever. Facilities wise, I┤ve never thought twice about a toaster or kettle but the ones at the sanctuary were amazing!

We can honestly say that this has been the most relaxed two weeks ever! We have felt very lucky not only for the wonderful weather but staying in such a beautiful place. The food at Verveine was sublime and the jetty is worth a visit. Yoga on the deck was fantastic as was watching all the garden wildlife. Thanks Tom and Juliette for sharing such a special place.

As well as being blessed with beautiful weather, we felt extremely lucky to spend it in such a wonderful environment. We explored the local area, but were desperate to return to our spectacular Sanctuary; a week didn┤t feel long enough. Yourselves and your family should feel really proud of what you have achieved. Thank you again for such a memorable holiday.

After months of wedding planning and the inevitable stresses, we were really looking forward to your cabin cottage retreat, sanctuary sums it up perfectly. This place is simply stunning! The website got us excited and when you first walk through it door, it does not disappoint - it is just magical. The furniture, layout, all of the little touches make this so cosy and instantly starts to relax you. We have enjoyed every bit of this cottage. Like everyone else we obviously do not want to go and will return in the future. Thank for all of your hospitality. Many thanks for a superb week and see you again, all the best!

What an amazing little place! It was absolutely perfect for two very tired newlyweds! The place is truly idyllic and our beloved dog Kenny adored the big garden and the amazing coastline around. We could not have wished for a better honeymoon so a huge thank you!

What a lovely place you have here. It is so relaxing and welcoming. We love what you have done, we just do not want to leave and definitely do hope to return! We enjoyed a lovely relaxing long weekend and we even popped over to the Isle of Wight for the day! We have been blessed with glorious weather which enabled us to enjoy the lovely outdoor space of The Sanctuary as well!

The Sanctuary was everything we hoped it would be; a beautiful property in an amazing location. The welcome hamper and card on arrival was such a lovely personal touch. We´ve enjoyed all the amenities, particularly the hot tub! Our dog has particularly enjoyed watching (chasing) the pheasants!

My stay the The Sanctuary has been more then just a short getaway. As soon as you pull into the driveway you know this place is special. Thank you for your attention to detail, it has been life changing.

This home is absolutely amazing. We have stayed at five Unique Home Stay properties and they have all been of a wonderful standard but you have created a totally indulgent hideaway here. I was overwhelmed to find the photographs I had been daydreaming over actually did it no credit at all! The feeling walking in and seeing the real thing was totally astounding. I walked around taking photos for about an hour before reality crept in that we were staying in such a beautifully furnished home. We really have been blown away by the quality of the decor and have had such a wonderful break. I will envy every person who has booked. I will not stop thinking about this break, ever.

What a truly delightful and secluded holiday home to have created. We just love the decor; a mix of industrial and shabby chic with all the modern mod - cons as well to boot! Can there be anything better than enjoying a few bubbles in the hot tub with snow on the ground and rain falling from the sky - we could have been in a swiss chalet! Monty our beloved Golden Retriever loved the garden and chasing after the pheasants! Having stayed in numerous self-catering cottages up and down the UK, what you have is right up there with the best of them. We wanted for nothing. Thanks for everything, I am sure we will return.

As soon as we walked through the door we knew our stay would be extra special. We came for a well earned, early break and although we did one ┤sight seeing┤ day, we could have stayed in The Sanctuary all week. What an area of natural beauty this is. We will never forget our stay!

Wow, where do we start? This place is just amazing! You have made it a dream to stay and we wish we could stay forever. So much detail has gone into this, from the hamper to the hand written note, and the even the layout of everything from the cutlery to the kindling. We felt very relaxed and took full advantage of the hot tub and the fire. We have explored the coastline and we have met and befriended many horses, ponies and donkeys to count. We were even lucky enough to see a heard of stags and deer in their natural habitat! The champagne was an added treat and such a lovely touch. Thank you once again.

I booked this as a surprise for my partners birthday present and at the same time I wanted some quality time with my family. We could not have asked for anything better than The Sanctuary, as soon as we walked through the front door it felt like a home from home. You truly have thought of everything both inside and outside of the property and the hamper for ourselves and for our little girl was a lovely thought. I truly think out little girl felt it was like home as she settled in straight away. We┤ve been very lucky with the weather and the location is amazing - just a 30 minute journey from Peppa Pig World and five minutes from the beach! We made full use of the hot tub in the evenings, as well as the log burner to warm up on a cold night. Our only regret is that we aren┤t staying for longer. We will definitely be coming back! Thank you ever so much.

Just wow! This place you have created is so lovely, everything has been thought of. The hamper and the fridge goodies were a very nice touch and the dogs loved their goodies (I too loved the dog beds and bowls - another lovely touch). My husband loved it here for his surprise birthday present! The hot tub was great on the cold evenings and the bed was just so comfy, I wanted to take it home! To top it all off the area is fantastic. Thanks so much for a lovely little break. Keep doing what you┤re doing, we will hopefully be back one day!

Thank you for creating such a gorgeous hideaway retreat! Most of the superlatives have been used in the previous comments but suffice we endorse all of them. The weather has been very mixed, it poured with rain all day on Valentine┤s Day but we had the most amazing meal in Lymington. The sun came out on Thursday and we had a great walk to the castle followed by a fantastic fish and chip lunch at Barton-on-Sea. We have enjoyed the hot tub and wood burner very much. The hamper and fizz was much appreciated and enjoyed. Now we have to go back to reality.

Wow! This property was everything we hoped it would be and more. We have loved every minute of our stay- most of which seemed to be in the hot tub! We feel so well rested which was our aim. Thanks so much for the hamper and all the extra detail you have put into The Sanctuary. Looking forward to our next visit.

Wow! The Sanctuary is the perfect name for this fabulous property. The attention to detail is amazing, the standard of everything is second to none. The location is great for walks and the recommendations were the best. Looking forward to staying here again, thanks for everything.

Thank you for creating such an amazing space and sharing it with us. It has been the most perfect beginning to our married life. The Sanctuary is presented beautifully with everything you would need and more. We have had an amazing time and look forward to (hopefully) coming back in the future. Thank you for an amazing honeymoon.

What can we say that hasn┤t already been said! The place is stunning and so beautiful, with every attention to every detail, it is beyond compare. The addition of the Christmas tree made me smile so much as I thought we may be too early for it! We cannot congratulate you enough on what you have created, it is just a little piece of heaven. Thank you so much.

Congratulations on creating a fabulous place. We got engaged here and it was so magical. The property is amazing and we have loved every minute of being here! The archery lesson we had up the road was truly great and and we drew... so obviously we match! Thanks for a great stay.

This is an amazing place. My wife brought me here as a complete surprise for my 30th birthday. The subtle touches in this place are incredible. You┤ve got everything just perfect! What impressed me the most is the design and attention to detail, combined with the latest technology (heating, choice of TV, hot tub)- it means we have our own space to relax in a cottage style, and quaint environment yet we can still enjoy modern day comforts! It┤s been amazing. We applaud what you┤ve achieved here! We┤ve never met you, but are extremely grateful!

You´ve created a wonderful space! And what a great place to spend my 40th birthday. We had everything we needed and more. You´ve catered for all needs... including blue skies and sun! We´ll definitely be back.

Thank you so much for an amazing few days enjoying your stunning sanctuary! You really have thought of everything and it´s the prefect place to relax and unwind. We were even blessed with gorgeous winter sun to enjoy the hot tub and outdoor fire. Mr Pinks fish and chip shop, and dinner at The Pig were highlights! We´ll be back.

The perfect accommodation and location for some luxury rest and relaxation! Very lucky to have gorgeous autumn sunshine to get out and enjoy long walks, including the beach and coast path to Barton on Sea, and in the opposite direction to Lymington. Recommend the walk across to and a visit to Hurst Castle. It was wonderful to come back to such relaxing and comfortable surroundings after each long day out; The Sanctuary is really wonderful and definitely worth future visits. Thank you for the lovely welcome packs - both for the humans and the dog!

We have stayed in some fantastic places around the world but The Sanctuary is beautiful! The setting is so peaceful and relaxing. We have busy and stressful jobs and this place was the perfect place for us to chill out and rest. The hot tub and firepit at night were great. We had a glass of wine each night in the hot tub and toasted marshmallows over the firepit. We loved how every little thing was thought of, even down to the endless supply of dog biscuits for our little dog. The bed is so comfy! We slept so well while we were there and will miss the amazing bed and pillows. We will make sure we tell our friends and family about "The Sanctuary" , and hope to come back when we are next in the New Forest. Thank you (PS - fish and chips at Mr Pink´s are great!)

Amazing place to spend the weekend. Attention to detail is fantastic. Wonderful walks, great location and some really lovely people at all the restaurants we tried, especially The Raft. Best nights sleep for ages in such a beautiful bed. Will be back for sure, many thanks.

From the picnic at the bottom of the garden to dinner al fresco in front of the log burner, this place was the perfect spot to watch the sunset and it was beautiful! We came on our honeymoon expecting a quiet hideaway and got so much more. The glorious hot tub and all the small little details that you have put into place really make this place a sanctuary.

We have had the most amazing time and got engaged! We could not have had a more better stay. It was magical!

What can I say about The Sanctuary, it definitely was that, and more! We had such an amazing time celebrating our anniversary and made the most of all the wonderful facilities! Roasting the marshmallows on the log fire, followed by champagne in the jacuzzi. The bikes were a great touch and made the most of them on the Sunday by taking them around Lymington. All in all, we had such a fabulous time and the little touches that the owners make to the cottage were wonderful and just shows attention to detail. We are looking forward to a picnic back home when we we are able to use the basket. Thanks so much again for a wonderful experience.

We chose The Sanctuary for a short mini-moon, and it did not disappoint! The setting, layout and attention to detail make it such a fun place to wake up in and to come back to. The bikes are such a brilliant addition, we loved them! I recommend the ride from Keyhaven to Lymington followed by a pint at the Gun Inn on the return. What you have created in The Sanctuary is second to none and we will be insisting that our family all visit here too.

What a wonderful retreat from the hustle and bustle of London life! We have fallen in love with The Sanctuary and now feel thoroughly relaxed and rejuvenated. Congratulations on creating such a stylish luxurious place. We will be sure to tell our friends and family about it and we will definitely be returning in the future.

Thank you both so much for a wonderful few days of rest and relaxation away from London. The Sanctuary is utterly delightful and we have thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Bike rides down to the butcher to get meat for the barbecue, walks along the sea front, evenings by the fire pit, it has all been really lovely and exactly what we were looking for. We are both already planning when we can visit next. You have a though of everything here so thank you so much for the stay.

We┤re dining in La Perle to celebrate our last evening of what has been a wonderful week away. It has been so special staying at a beautiful and luxurious cottage with our dogs too! We will be telling all our friends to book the Sanctuary for a special occasion when we get back.

Where do we start, The Sanctuary is something else! All the little touches and creature comforts really do make this place extra special. There has clearly been a great deal of time and hard work that has gone into this stylish design resulting in something quite stunning. We have stayed at many place across the UK but this truly has to be one of the best and our favourite, we would move in permanently if we could. The bath is to die for, the bed is like sleeping in a toasty marshmallow, heaven! Even though the weather was not on our side, most of the week we still managed to make full use of the outside space and also enjoyed the hot tub, sat around the fire pit, we even squeezed in a game of croquet. This really has been unforgettable. Thank you for making our anniversary such a treat we feel relaxed and spoilt, thank you! Also the card and hamper, delicious and the basket will give us happy memories!

Thank you for a wonderful week! What a magical place you have created! We have never stayed anywhere so stylishly designed and generously presented. There is everything you need and such thoughtful extras including brilliant magazines, great cook books and beautiful flowers, (even a bible in the bedside drawer!). The sun has shone for us all week, but if it had not we┤d have loved to sit by the log burner and look at the rain though the window. It was our first holiday away with our baby. Thank you for helping it be so brilliant. P.S. the bed is like sleeping on clouds!

We would like to thank you for creating this beautiful space! We have thoroughly enjoyed every second of our time here and feel so rested and ready to take on the world. I chose this place because I wanted something special that we would cherish and remember, it has been all that and more. Wish you every success and happiness. P.S. she said yes!

The Sanctuary is an amazing place, perfect in every way! Thank you both for such a lovely stay, we hope to return one day.

What a beautiful setting! My partner threw a beautiful surprise and I am glad that she chose The Sanctuary. It really does live up to the hype! You have a beautiful place and everything is just perfect for an intimate getaway! We will be sure to visit again in the near future. This place will always be at the top of our list. See you soon!

The Sanctuary, what a perfect description. Attention to detail here is second to none, no expense has been spared. A beautiful area, we would recommend cycling from here to Lymington. A soak in the hot tub after was much appreciated. Mr Pinks fish and chips were so yummy, especially eaten on the sea front. A big thank you both for making our stay such a special one, we would love to return!


Luxury Self-Catering Cottages ┬╗ UK ┬╗ Hampshire ┬╗ Lymington ┬╗ The Sanctuary ┬╗ Testimonials

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