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Defoe House, Bed and Breakfast

Your independent accommodation (annex), with main house to the left.
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95 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
A perfect location in a quiet New Forest village between Lymington and Beaulieu, ideal for walkers, cyclists or anyone looking for some peace and quiet. It's only a two minute walk into the forest, as well as being ideally placed for visiting Beaulieu, Lymington and the Isle of Wight.
The accommodation is situated in an annexe building, ensuring privacy, and comprises of a large double bedroom with dining area, sofa, separate bathroom with a bath and shower (over the bath) and separate kitchenette. The bedroom is furnished with a 4'6” bed and a sofa-bed (an additional single foam floor mattress/bed can be provided if required) wardrobe, table, chairs, Freeview 22' flat screen TV/DVD. Free WiFi and mains USB sockets are provided too.
The kitchenette has a kettle (plus tea/coffee and fresh milk), microwave, toaster and fridge....
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About the Owner, Vanessa M
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Oct 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 95 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We will be here to welcome you and available to answer any questions during your stay with us.
We have a wide list of possible local activities which will be emailed before you arrive to help plan your visit with us.
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Listing #HL278481
Reviews from our community
Excellent - based on 95 reviews
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in December 2017

My husband and I stayed here over the New Year period. After a recent bereavement, we were looking for somewhere peaceful to rest and recharge away from all the New Year's parties. We found just the place in Defoe House B&B. There was a warm welcome from Vanessa and George who couldn't do enough for us and there was plenty...

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

This is a lovely little self contained place to stay. Vanessa could not have been any more helpful and accommodating to us both, and our 3 month old baby! The place was enough for us all, and the supplied breakfast was a great way to start each day. Its location is close enough for so many walks right from the...

James K
Dartford, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

A fantastic retreat for anyone looking to stay in or around the new Forrest. Our little family stayed two nights here and as soon as we arrived we received the warmest welcome . Vanessa does a fantastic job of making you feel welcome and the food she supplies is fantastic. The accommodation was perfect for our needs and it is...

  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Bright and airy accommodation, comprising of a large double bedroom with dining area and sofa (sofabed) with separate kitchenette and separate bathroom. Ideally suited for 2 people, however a sofa bed can be used to increase capacity to 4 or single mattresses can be added for children (Only £5 extra each night per child!). Linen and bath towels provided. continental breakfasts are provided and are topped up during your stay. Arrival times are from 15.00 and check out at 11.00 please...thank you!
All enquires are forwarded to my mobile so late bookings can often be acommodated.....
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    1 Sofa
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
2 Jan 2018 -
23 Mar 2018
Low season
2 nights
29 Jun 2018 -
10 Sep 2018
High season
2 nights
Additional Rate and Availability Information
The accommodation is best suited for two adults, although up to two children can also be accommodated at £5 each per night.
Also a special price of 7 nights for the price of 6!
Very happy to take last minute requests...so please do ask.
Continental breakfasts are offered to your individual order (ie: bagels/smoked salmon/croissants/ fruit/ home made bread and jams/fresh coffee and juice etc and homemade cake or biscuits...).
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About the neighbourhood
Defoe House is ideally placed for exploring the New Forest with many attractions nearby. Children's activities include Moors Valley, Paultons Park, the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Longdown Dairy Farm, bicycle hire, Lymington salt water baths (summer only!), kayaking on the Beaulieu River and numerous riding stables to name but a few. Garden-lovers can treat themselves to the delights of Exbury, Spinners and Furzey Gardens, all of which are within 30 minutes from the property. For those wishing to visit the Isle of Wight, the ferry terminal is only 5 minutes away in Lymington. Further afield the historic dockyard of Portsmouth and also Bournemouth and Winchester are under an hour away.
Getting around
Ideally it is best to have a car if you wish to be totally independent. However there us a limited bus service that comes into our village. Cycling and walking are great ways to enjoy the forest including extensive cycle tracks .
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Southampton or Bournemouth: 36.0 km
Railway: Brockenhurst / Lymington: 5.0 km
Ferry: Lymington: 4.0 km
On entering Norleywood from the north continue past the phone box (on your left) and drive on through the village (the road narrows to single lane here). About 100 yards after the phone box take the right fork opposite the house called Cornerways and then immediately right again down a single gravel track next to Wayside Cottage. Defoe House is on your right with black double garage doors.

(Search for 'Defoe House B&B' on Google Maps. The top of the track is at 50o 46.6' N; 01o 29.7' W.)
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.0 km.
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