About David Norton
Hi I'm David I worked in Shipping in London where I lived with my wife and two children In 1983 we bought a cob cottage in Brockenhurst and loved the area so much that we moved full time down here in 1990. My wife died two years later and with the kids into University in 1999 I moved to Lymington into 'Pippins' 25 Stanley Road and in 2003 bought 'Salterns Cottage' which is down a gravel drive alongside 'Pippins'. In 2011 I started work on a new eco house at the back of 'Pippins' formerly occupied by several decrepit garages and I now live in the new House (25A or The Outback as we call it) I retired from Shipping in 1998 and 'Pippins' is rented out on a long term basis but Salterns Cottage makes an ideal holiday cottage. Apart from looking after the properties, I have a boat in lymington and I tend t0 spend a month or so away on the boat in the summer.
David Norton purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why David Norton chose Lymington
The cottage is a 'Tardis' and has a considerable amount of room and goes back a long way. There's an enclosed ,quiet ,sunlit garden at the rear (animals are enclosed) The cottage is simple but comfortable and has everything required . Other points of interest/benefits are outlined in the property description.
What makes this Cottage unique
While living in London we first of all rented a cottage In Barton and so loved the area that we eventually bought our own cottage in Brockenhurst. Whether you like walking , sailing, horse riding swimming the area has everything and the cottage is 10 minutes walk from the high street and it's market, restuarants and pubs, indeed there are several pubs within a few minutes walk,
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Overall very enjoyable stay, the only thing I would comment on would be that the property could do with a bit of redecorating here and there. Bit apart from that excellent!!
Location of cottage is good, Lymington is a lovely place and handy for a trip to Isle of Wight, Hurst Castle, Bournemouth etc. Cottage had what we needed for a week. Possibly a little bit of TLC but comfy beds which always helps when on holiday.
This cottage is perfect for your stay in lymington. Tucked away in a really quite spot, but walking distance to everything. David is a very helpful host, even offering to pick up shopping as we had no car. Can only recommend it.
MISS AT ALL COSTS
To say were are disappointed would be an understatement. Issues with cleanliness, overall poor state of repair, damp, mould, light fittings hanging from walls and glass doors that were paper thin and most dangerous for children and pets alike. We left the following day and are yet to receive a full refund.
We can only assume the property was not what these guests envisaged and we are sorry for that and there were a couple of issues worthy of remark which have since been remedied, however we do feel that most of the complaints were exaggerated or simply untrue. All our previous reviews demonstrate a high level of satisfaction with the property and the guests enjoyment of their stay. We continue to have confidence in the standards maintained and that our future guests will derive much pleasure in their stay.
Very quiet and peaceful setting. Very good location.
Cottage very comfortable. Garden sun trap. Only complaint is defective fridge.
We had a fantastic holiday in Salterns Cottage and would highly recommend it as a great base.
Lovely secluded cosy cottage. It suited us, we were able to bbq most nights and the enclosed space was brilliant for our dog. Very quiet at night - we slept really well! It’s in a great location, loads to do in the area. We hope to return very soon.
Diane and Dave, many thanks your nice review, it was great having you to stay David