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“Tranquil and peaceful”
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100 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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Alyssa D
Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Tranquil and peaceful”
Reviewed 10 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

My husband and I stayed at Defoe House for our anniversary and it was superb. Vanessa was attentive and helpful with any questions we had, the cooked breakfast we had was delicious and we would definitely consider returning here again in the future.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Apr 2014
Thank you for your kind words and do hope that we will see you back here again, before too long. Vanessa
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M_R27
Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Lovely relaxing stay”
Reviewed 10 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We had a very lovely relaxing stay at cosy Defoe cottage, Vanessa is very warm and friendly and makes a lovely breakfast. Being a vegetarian, I even got veggie sausages!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Apr 2014
Thank you for your review and lovely to have met you both last weekend. Vanessa
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Katlady35
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous B&B”
Reviewed 3 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We had a 2 night stay at this lovely B&B. The accommodation is a converted pig barn set in the beautiful gardens of the main house. The large room is nicely furnished including a very comfortable bed. There is also a bathroom and a small kitchenette, very handy to make tea and toast etc.
We were greeted by Vanessa who brought us a cafetiere of coffee and homemade cakes on arrival. She was exceptionally helpful advising us on places to visit, walks etc.
Vanessa brought us a home cooked breakfast at an arranged time, which was delicious especially the homemade preserves and more fresh coffee.
The location is lovely. Ideally suited to visit Lymington and Beaulieu. It is very quiet and there are some lovely walks including the nearby donkey sanctuary which was a delight.
I would highly recommend Defoe House B&B.

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
4 Apr 2014
Thank you for your comments and really pleased to hear you had a lovely weekend with us. Vanessa
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FredFez
Luton
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Amazing find, wonderful place”
Reviewed 2 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Discovered this wonderful place close to Beaulieu and Lymington in the heart of the New Forest. This B&B also provides limited self-catering facilities, which is great if you fancy a quick snack after a busy day exploring the area. The accommodation itself is separate to the main house and finished to a very high standard, the bed was particularly comfortable.

We received a very warm welcome from Vanessa, George and family, including Alfie the dog, who made us feel like old friends and we'll definitely be back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Feb 2014
Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you both again later in the year. Vanessa
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spencerik...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A simply wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 17 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

The owner (Vanessa) was very friendly and gave us very helpful direction to Defoe House prior to our arrival. When we arrived Vanessa also answered any questions we had regarding local places to visit. Vanessa advised us to visit the local market and we were glad she did as it was very pleasant.

We found Defoe House clean, tidy and very welcoming (there was even Christmas cake waiting for us when we arrived).

Defoe House is a very pretty cottage in an amazing location. Although very modern it had a lovely homely feel about it.

The breakfast was just what we wanted and the fresh bread everyday not only smelt amazing but tasted amazing too.

The amenities were great, including wifi and there was useful info (maps, leaflets etc).

We would definitely return for another visit and recommend to anybody looking for a pretty cottage in the middle of the New Forest to book with Vanessa.

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Liked best: Friendly owner
Liked least: There was nothing not to like.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
28 Feb 2014
Thank you for your review and lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Lymington Market. Vanessa
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