Our room at the Olde Barn was very comfortable and clean, with some nice extra touches like the range of moisturisers that were available. It would have been nice to have had blinds on the sky light though - sunlight streaming through at five in the morning was a wake up call we could have done without! Bathrooms designed as a wet room are never a favourite of mine either, though the shower was quite good. Car parking right by the room was a nice bonus.
The owners were helpful, giving us walking guides to take out for the day, and photocopying ones we needed on our last day. They also suggested a good local pub for food.
Breakfasts were perhaps an exercise in quantity over quality - it's been a long time since I've stayed somewhere where the cooked breakfasts are pre-prepared and kept warm buffet style. And where other B&Bs boast of the high quality local ingredients that they use, the Olde Barn clearly doesn't go down that route. But there was plenty to go around, although I found it wrong that so much food would be wasted at the end of breakfast each day.
Overall, it's hard to really fault the place and anyone who stays there will be perfectly happy. At the same time, if you are looking for somewhere special that really stands out then this probably isn't it.
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- Also Known As:
- The Olde Barn Hotel Lymington
- The Olde Barn Lymington, New Forest