Beaulieu – A cute selection of shops including a well stocked art gallery selling works by both local and national artists.   The Beaulieu chocolate shop is definitely worth a visit – you can see the chocolates being made before sampling them!

Lymington – Has a great selection of shops from High Street brands (Boots, Phase Eight, Crew Clothing….) to individual boutiques (Elliots, Stanwells, Willows…).  Food shops include: M&S, Waitrose and Tesco. There is a lovely deli in the Angel Courtyard.

Fish Mongers – S&J Shellfish sell locally caught crab, lobster and fish.  Their fishing boats are often seen going by the cottage.  Tel: 01590 688 501.  Snooks Farm, Snooks Lane, Lymington, SO41 5SF(as you drive into Lymington from the cottage).