Reviews & Press

Press

‘’THE HOUSE WHERE LIFE”S A BEACH... Imagine a house at sea, moored beside a secret shore.... a cherished get-away as well as a boutique retreat for those of us, beachcombers, birdwatchers and romantics, looking to unwind and reconnect with a slower place of life’
— Hampshire Life, April 2017

Read the full Pittsdeep Cottage Article in Hampshire Life here

 
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Overlooking the Solent, the beach is your back garden at Pitts Deep, and because you reach it via an isolated country track, it’s lovely and remote. Its location in the New Forest means you’ll also have plenty of woodland on your doorstep. Meanwhile, the interior has oodles of character, stylish nautical decor and quirky features and the conservatory is a must in the summer. Sleeps 9.
— - The Independent, 'Britain's best beach cottages'
 
A remote, sea-front cottage hidden on the New Forest coast, where the secluded, sandy beach is a well-kept secret. Shrouded by enchanting woodland trees and overlooking the sparkling Solent waters, it is a blissful sanctuary in a truly magical location.
— Evening Standard, '10 cool places to stay less than 2 hours from London'
 
This former smugglers’ inn is in a secluded spot near the water’s edge. After a bracing walk along the sandy beach, where wild poines roam, return to this light and airy bolt hole with its sleek kitchen/diner and vintage parquet flooring. The lounge has the obligatory wood-burner, a designer sofa and antiques. Upstairs are five sea-view bedrooms, three doubles, one bunk-bedded room and a single.
— The Times, 'The 30 cosiest cottages in Britain'
 
What an amazing few days with very special friends. Wall to wall sunshine, fantastic walks on the beach and back to cosy fires. Wonderful, welcoming home. Thank you!
— Peter, Family and Simba the Jackapoo
We spent a very enjoyable Christmas here, appreciating the thoughtful and extensive decorations and treats provided. Very comfortable & cosy. Loved the décor & art (loved the Liz Beckenham Vase in the bathroom!). We also enjoyed a good meal at the East End Arms.
— Mark, Anna, Guy & Millie
Thank you for a fantastic stay in your beautiful cottage. We loved the amazing location and all the lovely décor inside! The kids loved having their ‘own’ bit of beacj. For days out with the children we loved Moors Valley and crabbing at Mudeford. Thank you again and we really hope to be back. Xxx
— Penny and Family
Pure magic!!! Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise. The isolation, the beauty, the delightful cottage, all complete a portion of utter pleasure. X
— Emma, Paul, Ed and Hattie
We had an amazing weekend for Molly’s birthday weekend. The house has absolutely everything. We will be back soon. Lovely family place to stay. Can’t wait to stay again.
— Molly's Birthday Weekend
We’ve had a great stay in your lovely, well equipped house and thank you for provisions on arrival. We love the unique position and enjoyed some interesting wildlife… Barn owl on the grass at dawn, sparrow hawk, oyster catcher and the wonderful curlew calls in particular.
— The Lang Family
Our third visit to this beauticul cottage. Weather has been fabulous. 5 grandchildren really enjoyed beach, fishing and canoeing. Great cycling routes. Donkeys in the lanemuch enjoyed by grandchildren.
— Natalie, Family and Friends
We had a wonderful week with sun everyday. Lots of seafood and BBQs. Thank you for the presents and goodies on arrival. If you enjoy bird watching this is an excellent position.
— Edmund and Family
Pitts Deep is the most perfect spot - idyllic. The view from the decking and our walks on the beach are memories we will never forget. A fabulous Christmas. Thank you. X
— Neil and Family
Location, Location, Location! Just incredible to be in such a great position. Such a lovely Cottage, A happy time spent exploring, eating (Great Brill at The Haven) and enjoying fantastic autumn sunshine in celebration of a big 40. We will be back! Thank you very much!
— Sally & Sam
The Best holiday in Britain - beautiful Autumn days spent watching the tide ebb & flow. The house is excellently fitted out - down pillows, flowers everywhere, good larder basics. All thoughtful. Thank you.
— Cramer Family
Thank you for an amazing stay!
— The Addymans
Quite simply the most stunning located cottage ever! We had a wonderful week and were extremely lucky with the weather. The kids spent hours on the beach - we felt guilty dragging them away for day trips! Highlights (apart from the cottage & beach) included boat trip on the Solent, crabbing in Lymington, Exbury Gardens, Cycling in Brockenhurst & dinner at the East End Arms
— Claire, Dom and Family
A magical holiday, thank you. A wonderful cottage, wonderful beach, wonderful garden, wonderful views. We have also enjoyed the art! Wonderful weather (how lucky we have been). Perfect. We have had so much family fun. Look forward to coming back.
— Sue & Family
What an amazing location & cottage. The best we’ve stayed in to date! Fab decoration and everything we needed was here. Shame about the weather but we still had good fun on the beach and checking out the inflatable fun water park at Lymington. Can’t wait to stay again. xxx
— McNulty Family
Absolutely lovely long weekend, building dens, fires at the beach and relaxing in your lovely cottage.
— Simm, Chrissie, Elsa, Jack and Lucy
What a perfect spot, so peaceful and a beautifully arranged house. Generous touches appreciated - like soap & coffee! We had an ideal weekend
— Abram Family
Thank you for having us! We had a lovely stay and were particularly lucky with the weather. Lovely owners. Good artwork, nice and unique.... Just what I look for in a house really! All Loved it! What a great place, amazing views. Owners thought of everything and made the stay so enjoyable
— Warne & Hyett Families
All too short 3 days in your fantastic property. A true relax - the house is a lovely size and so comfy, and a great spot for walking& hanging out. We loved it!
— Nick, Mel, Violet & Margot
Absolutely lovely long weekend building dens, fires on the beach & relaxing in your lovely cottage
— Simon & Family plus the dog!
Gracias for, The Set Up, The Party, The Take Down, The Swimming, The Hanging Out

A thousand thank you. Darling Susanna, Charles, Quin, Paloma and Alexander for hosting what has to have been the best under the sea 18th Birthday Party. Every moment was a delight from having up the fairy lights to clearing away the little silvery friends for three days afterwards. The food, the drink, the dancing were all excellent and i am so glad that the good people of enjoyed the excellent music. As I packed up to leave, Bustler tried to get into yet another bing bag to hide so that he could reside with you forever. We are all very sad to leave. Madame Jellyfish, thank you for sharing this lovely moment, Tiger and I could not wish for better friends than you and Paloma. Charles, than you for your generosity of spirit, Captain Haddock and his spit roast look forward to welcoming you to the Boat House for the next round. Paloma, beautiful god daughter mermaid, you are gorgeous and I love you. I set off now into torrential rain so sad to leave but full of wonderful image and memories. xxxxxx
( I hope that I make it further than Linns
— The RItiche Clan
Beautiful place to spend the half term, cosy, perfect. Loved having the beach just outside.
— Joe, Pepita, Isabelle and Rosina
Great place to spend a few days just before Christmas. Wake to the beach, a blazing log fire and a south westerly gail to add atmosphere.
— The Eden Family
What a magical spot, and a beautiful relaxing house full of thoughtful little luxuries. We had a fantastic long weekend and return feeling refreshed and happy. Thank you.
— The Prices
Happiest Christmas in the prettiest cottage (and windy weather!). Thank You! Love and luck for 2016
xxx
— Theo and Vita
Magical bonfire on the beach on New Year’s eve! The wind calmed down just around midnight. Thank you for a great time.
— Philip, Amanda and Caspar
I’m the first to write on this book, spent one night and rested like a baby, breakfast and the deck, love it thanks, see you in Mexico!
— Pico
Thank you for an amazing stay. We’ve loved every bit. The cottage is lovely with such brilliant intricate features. Sitting on the decking, looking out onto the water is magical. we will definitely be back. Looking forward to it! Great hospitality!
— Charlie and Sabina