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Plover Cottage

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum 
Cottage
Plover Cottage is over 200 years old and was completely refurbished in 2016. We were awarded a Gold Award by Quality in Tourism in 2016. We were also voted Most Dog Friendly Self Catering Cottage in the New Forest in 2018. The cottage has two double bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor and kitchen, living room and dining area downstairs. We have a lovely courtyard garden which is a real sun trap and is ideal for eating breakfast in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. The cottage is ideally located in the heart of Milford on Sea, five minutes walk from the beach and with cafes, shops and pubs in the village there is no need to venture further afield if you don't want to. The New Forest is the perfect place for walking, cycling and water sports such as paddle boardin...Plover Cottage is over 200 years old and was completely refurbished in 2016. We were awarded a Gold Award by Quality in Tourism in 2016. We were also voted Most Dog Friendly Self Catering Cottage in the New Forest in 2018. The cottage has two double bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor and kitchen, living room and dining area downstairs. We have a lovely courtyard garden which is a real sun trap and is ideal for eating breakfast in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. The cottage is ideally located in the heart of Milford on Sea, five minutes walk from the beach and with cafes, shops and pubs in the village there is no need to venture further afield if you don't want to. The New Forest is the perfect place for walking, cycling and water sports such as paddle boarding and kayaking from the quay at Keyhaven. There are also several bird hides on the door step or alternatively you can just relax on the beaches and in the village of Milford on Sea. We welcome one large or two small dogs.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
We are dog friendly and welcome one large or two small dogs in the cottage,we request that they do not go upstairs or on the sofa or chair. We do not recommend that small children stay at the property as there are uneven floors in the property, it is perfectly suitable for older children however.
Bedrooms
2 Doubles
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Jane C
Hosting since January 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe are happy to suggest things to do and places to go in the area and we have plenty of brochures and maps in the cottage for you to use. We are available should you need anything during your stay.

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Reviews (130)
Becki
Becki
2 contributions
Cosy Christmas Cottage
Cosy, warm and great location. We love Milford on Sea and was recommended of this cottage by my sister who has stayed there previous. We visited Milford for the Christmas Tree light switch on, the weather was frosty and this cottage was cosy to return to, Christmas decorations and fairy lights made the cottage even cosier. Well presented, comfortable beds, and the kitchen had everything needed. Even had parking. Good communication with the hosts. Many thanks for having us. Becki
Visited December 2023
Written 4 December 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

GrandTour50134310237
GrandTour50134310237
1 contribution
Cosy cottage close to the sea
Cottage immaculate as always. Nicely equipped kitchen. Good shower after fab coastal walks. Comfy and warm, great village centre location. Only 8 mins from the sea. Brilliant for us and the dog.
Visited November 2023
Written 3 December 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

AJay13
AJay13
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom33 contributions
Ticks all the boxes
Charming small cottage located in a great position.. spotlessly clean. The parking space is a bonus although we didn’t use the car much as lots to do in walking distance. We will be visiting again!
Visited November 2023
Written 15 November 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Stay39522753365
Stay39522753365
2 contributions
Fab cottage in a great location.
Lovely cottage. Great location for the beach and local restaurants. Dog friendly and nice outside space to chill. Convenient to have a parking space next to the cottage. We really enjoyed Milford on Sea and would highly recommend.
Visited August 2023
Written 25 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Vicki
Vicki
Chelmsford, United Kingdom5 contributions
Wonderful cottage.
My husband and I stayed for a week and were very pleasantly surprised. The accommodation was spotless and had everything we required, and all the local amenities were literally on our doorstep. Everything from pubs, to shops, to restaurants all a stones throw away. Beach a 10 minute walk. We toom the 2 mile walk to Hurst Castle which was really interesting and a good afternoon out. Would definitely recommend and be more than happy to stay again! Thanks.
Visited August 2023
Written 14 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Give_Snow_A_Go
Give_Snow_A_Go
1 contribution
Great cottage to explore the local area
Really nice cottage in the centre of the village. We really liked the character and particularly the outdoor space. It's on the road but there's little noise and it was great being so close to the shops, the village green and the bus stop. I would really recommend using the buses whether as a one way journey for a walk or to visit somewhere (we got to Christchurch and the Isle of Wight). There is a parking space which is great but we didn't use the car. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Highly recommended.
Visited July 2023
Written 5 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lisa S
Lisa S
1 contribution
Highly recommend Plover Cottage
A Gorgeous Cottage to stay in perfect to explore The New Forest and the south coast. Fully equipped with everything you need for your stay . Really comfortable beds and great shower. Beautifully Clean and comfortable cottage with off road parking space and cute little courtyard garden . A very short walk into Milford on sea village shops, chip shop and pub . 10-15 min walk to seafront , gorgeous views over the Solent to the Isle of Wight looking at The Needles . Highly recommend Plover Cottage
Visited July 2023
Written 16 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

IsisWalnut
IsisWalnut
Carmarthen, United Kingdom30 contributions
Not what I expected . . .
A friend and I stayed at Plover Cottage for 4 nights in June 2023. Whilst I agree with previous reviews regarding the cleanliness of the cottage which couldn't be faulted, nothing in the cottage details prepared me for how small the living quarters are, or for the fact it is on a main road and the edge of a small housing estate. Despite there being 2 double beds upstairs, the sitting room would struggle to accommodate 4 people and I found it claustrophobic with just two of us, fortunately, we had good weather during our stay so didn't need to be indoors that much. The 'dining room' with its dining table with useful local tourist info leaflets etc, is little more than a space to cross from the door to the sitting room. An erratic arrangement of small steps proved to be a trip hazard. The stairs are very narrow so again, for someone with limited mobility could be a problem getting bags etc upstairs. Also, why do owners put white/light coloured carpets in holiday accommodation, whilst they do look nice they can be a source of stress. I have to disagree with other reviewers regarding the comfort of the beds, the one I used had a hump in the middle of the mattress so I felt as if I would roll out of bed during the night, apart from that, I did not find the mattress comfortable. An alternative to the winter duvet would have been appreciated too as it was hot weather and certainly didn't need heavy bedding. The kitchen is probably the most spacious room in the property and is well equipped, despite the lack of egg cups, and more than adequate for the stay. The dishwasher was definitely appreciated. I thought the half-roll of toilet paper in the bathroom was a little mean, I paid in excess of £550 for 4 nights so a full loo roll is not an excessive expectation. The 'garden' was a welcome outdoor space though describing it as such is perhaps an exaggeration; it's a very small outdoor space with no real privacy, covered in gravel/pebbles which wasn't comfortable and stuck to the bottom of my sandals so I kept walking it into the cottage. As I always remove footwear at the door it never spread into the main area where it could have damaged the wooden floors but was a constant irritant. It wasn't great for my dog either being uncomfortable to walk over and sit on, fortunately, her bed was suitable to take outside so she could be comfy too. I was very conscious of the proximity of neighbours and felt we had to be careful of volume when sitting outdoors talking late at night.
Visited June 2023
Written 25 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Vacation55654006045
Vacation55654006045
1 contribution
Cosy, clean cottage. Perfect location
Lovely cosy cottage full of character. Perfect location. Very clean and everything you need for a self catering stay. Parking on site was a bonus and we would definitely have used the outside space had the weather been a bit warmer. Would stay again.
Visited March 2023
Written 3 April 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Wendy C
Wendy C
1 contribution
Another wonderful stay!
It was great to be back at Plover Cottage again and visting Milford on Sea after a 3yr break. We would usually visit twice a year until Covid happened. Plover Cottage is so lovely and never fails to disappoint us. Always very sad to leave. Dog friendly too which is an absolute bonus for us. Can't wait to book in again for next year!
Visited November 2022
Written 12 December 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigate619912
Navigate619912
Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you in 2023.
Written 26 December 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Parking available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Countryside area
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Things to do
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas

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Map
About the neighbourhood
Milford has a real village feel and is quiet out of season with more activity in the summer months when it is a popular tourist destination for people visiting the beach or going sailing.
Getting around
There are buses from Milford to Lymington and Bournemouth and during the summer the tourist buses run taking in various sights in the forest.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
The nearest railway station is New Milton only 1 3/4 hours from London Waterloo and with plenty of taxis it is only ten minutes by car to Milford on Sea, alternatively get the bus from the station to Milford. We have off street parking next to the cottage and provide a parking clock for local car parks during your stay.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 5 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Plover Cottage

Plover Cottage is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Plover Cottage has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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