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“Peaceful getaway”
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108 reviews
Your independent accommodation (annex), with main house to the left.
Main living area
Your kitchenette, which is stocked up with your breakfasts. Will be topped up during your stay.
Outside seating area.
private bathroom
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view of Defoe House with independent annex to the left.
Lymington river nearby.
Beautiful walks on your doorstep.
Lymington cobbled street.
Lymington river, where you can catch ferry to Isle of Wight.
Close to Exbury gardens, famous for its spring and autumn colour.
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Lymington, New Forest, Hampshire, England

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HamiltonM...
Woking, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Peaceful getaway”
Reviewed July 8, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Travelled with my wife and 1 yr old son.
Friendly and welcoming owners, who did as much as they could to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable.
Accommodation was clean and well presented. Breakfasts were fantastic!
Fantastic base to explore the New Forest!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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B J
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Peaceful B&B”
Reviewed July 5, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Thank you Vanessa for being so obliging and for having a clean retreat for those of us who love a peaceful stay. There wasn't anything we required that you didn't already have! The cakes you left on arrival were beautiful!! We had a very pleasant stay and you are in a great position for visiting so many places of interest in the area. If I hear of anyone visiting the New Forest I will definitely recommend you............Thanks again!
Bev and S

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lynnco623...
Brentwood, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Mr”
Reviewed June 28, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Just returned from a 4 night stay at defoe house, and what a perfect little retreat it was. It has everything you need with the added advantage of a cooked breakfast being delivered to your table. Vanessa is a diamond, very knowledgeable about the surrounding areas and nothing is too much trouble. There is so much to see and do in this area and we plan a return visit in the very near future. I have no hesitation in recommending this B&B

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Andrew S
1 review
“Highly recommend”
Reviewed June 16, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Myself and my girlfriend had a lovely stay here. Very nice, clean and cosy guest house. Vanessa was very welcoming, hugely helpful (as it was our first time in the New Forrest) and a great host. We would highly recommend.

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Your age range 25-34
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Janeroy13...
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
1 review
“Defoe house is an excellent B&B.”
Reviewed May 21, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

This is our second stay in two years. We hope to return again next year. We must say what a lovely place Vanessa has. Great to have your own front door key to the self contained annex. Always spotlessly clean with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Always a friendly welcome and a superb breakfast each day. On arrival we were left some lovely home made lemon cake. The area is such a lovely peaceful place to stay and you are right in the heart of the new forest. Fantastic for bike riding and of course the horses roaming free.
Thank you Vanessa for a fantastic stay again. Lovely to see Alfie too
Many thanks
Jane & Roy Tyler

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Liked best: Location.property and service
Liked least: towels a little rough.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Pieminist...
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
1 review
“Perfect”
Reviewed May 10, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We were looking for a simple base in the New Forest for a weekend's cycling with our two children aged 9 and 11. This was perfect.
The accommodation was cosy, clean and had everything we needed. While it was roomy enough for the four of us for three nights, for or a longer stay it's probably best suited for just two sharing.
Our hosts couldn't have been more helpful, inviting us to keep our bikes in their garage and the breakfasts they left us were fantastic; homemade jams and breads plus croissants, cereals, yoghurts and fruit - not to mention the delicious homemade chocolate cake!
With lovely Lymington nearby and the forest on our doorstep, we'd all wholeheartedly recommend this pretty little place for anyone.

Travelling group: Young Children
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Victoria...
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
“Absolutely fantastic”
Reviewed April 29, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for his birthday weekend. It was fab Vanessa had made birthday cake for our arrival which just gave us that extra special touch on arrival. The breakfast in the morning was lovely with amazing jam!! The location of the property couldn't have been better for us as it was a short bike ride away from lymington. The East End arms (which is one of the pubs Vanessa suggests) was fantastic food and a very adventurous walk. Couldn't think of a better place to recommend!

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Liked least: Towels could have done with being softer
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
14 May 2015
Thank you for your review and delighted to hear that you both enjoyed a special birthday weekend with us.
Best Wishes, Vanessa
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