Snuggled between the magic of the New Forest and a secret secluded beach, The Coding Hut is a haven of calm. Encoded inside the sumptuous vintage décor are the WW11 adventure stories of spies and secret agents and the hut’s history as a base for SOE “Churchill’s Secret Army”.
The Coding Hut is an enchanting cottage right off the beaten track and yet within easy reach of Lymington and Beaulieu.
Individually created, with lots of retro touches, super comfortable - sofas to sink in and beds to wallow in. The position is magical allowing you to live the rural dream, cook outside in our kitchen under the trees (there is an inside one too!)and bath under the stars in our hot water bath. Life here is in the slow lane, with access through a farm and only a short walk to Park Shore Beach, with its wild ponies and views of the Isle of Wight. The beach has a mix of sand, silt and stones depending on the tide and dogs are allowed as long as they don’t disturb the ponies.
The cottage is steeped in history and was originally built as one of a group of woodman’s cottages by the Beaulieu Estate, all had tin roofs and the area was nicknamed Tin Town by the locals. During WW2, the house was requisitioned as part of the Thorns Beach Estate and used by SOE (Special Operations Executive) who used the estate as their training centre for the 3000 people working with the resistance in occupied Europe. It was returned to private ownership after the war and used as an artists studio for many years.
Bedroom 1 - king size bed
Ensuite bathroom - claw footed bath, hand held shower, wc, basin
Bedroom 2 - twin bedroom with bunk beds
Bedroom 3 - king size bed
Shower room - shower, wc, basin
Sitting room - log burning stove
Kitchen/ living room - with dining for 6 , comfy armchairs facing the garden, island with stools, dishwasher, electric range cooker with 2 ovens and grill, smeg retro fridge with small freezer section, nespresso coffee machine, food processor, washer/dryer
Underfloor heating throughout
Internet - BT fibre speeds over 250Mbps with download speeds of 95Mbps
Outside - large landscaped garden with outside kitchen BBQ and sink, bath house with copper bath, heater and lighting, swing and wendy house, ample parking on an enclosed driveway, EV charger.
The Coding Hut is surrounded by wildlife, passing deer can be spotted from your patio. Take winding walks through the woods and experience pigs, wild ponies, cattle and abundant birdlife. Cycle or take a short stroll to Park Shore Beach and enjoy the magnificent views to the Isle of Wight. (40 mins by ferry to Yarmouth), Lymington’s excellent indie shops and Beaulieu’s renowned motor museum (where you can find out more history of the spies) are nearby. There are lots of traditional country pubs and fabulous restaurants in quaint villages, and the original Pig Hotel is in close-by Brockenhurst.
Nearly one-thousand years ago, William the Conqueror designated the New Forest as his royal hunting grounds. Henry VIII sold the land to one of his courtiers who constructed the grand Beaulieu Estate and The Coding Hut was built by the estate as a woodman’s cottage deep in the forest. In World War II, under the protective cover of the trees, the Hut housed the mess hall of ‘Churchill’s Secret Army’. The area was requisitioned by the ‘Special Operations Executives’ as their training headquarters where thousands of secret agents were prepared for infiltration into occupied Europe to work with the resistance.
History of the Coding Hut >
Whether you’re looking to jump into puddles or splash out on a private chef, there’s experiences for every mood. At Quince we know that board games and country walks don’t always cut it. That’s why we’re on hand to suggest some external activities that can add a little extra sparkle to your stay
My goodness, my goodies - There’s nothing better than coming into a holiday home and seeing a basket full of treats waiting for you to delve into, all packed up into our specially branded apple crate. Our welcome hampers are thoughtfully curated by our wonderful Quince team with selected brands that connect with our values. Our welcome hamper encompasses gifts from us to you. Breathe in the sweet smell of our Wixy Rosemary and Juniper candle, indulge in our Tracklements Quince jam, delight in our sophisticated bottle of french white wine. Welcome to Quince
Take a break from the peeling, chopping and boiling, we’ve got this. If you’re looking for that home cooked meal but you don’t want to labour over a hot stove, we have a variety of trusted, local caterers that will come in and do it all for you, and yes, before you ask, even the washing up.
If you fancy getting your hands dirty, there is plenty on offer. From candle painting in the kitchen to clay throwing in the local towns, we’ve got you covered. Creative activities for all ages are on offer during your multi-generational stay.
On your bike:
The Monkey Brewhouse is an 18th century pub with a microbrewery attached. Enjoy lunch of just a freshly brewed cask ale. The brewer can often be seen creating new masterpieces in his 5 barrel brewery - an oak framed extension to the pub.
Lymington is nearby and has a wide range of independent shops, great cafes and restaurants and boat watching in the marina. Enjoys some browsing or delicious baked goods from one of the bakeries its for a gentle stroll in the slow lane