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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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Karl K
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best B&B we have been to...................”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We spent a week at Defoe B&B. If you want to stay in the New Forest, you must stay here! I went with my wife and five year old son, we all loved it! We all had a great time. Vanessa was very attentive, always making sure all was well, which it was! We will defo be going again. As the room is not part of the main building, it is private, so is like having your own place!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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Management Response
13 Aug 2014
Thank you for your kind review and looking forward to seeing you all again! Vanessa
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Ianrachdu...
Essex, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Great Place to Stay in The New Forest”
Reviewed 5 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed for 3 nights and couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The owners are friendly and welcoming and even Alfie (the family dog) is friendly.

Lovely accommodation. Very comfortable with all the privacy and amenities you'll need for a great stay.

The location is superb with only a 5 minute drive to Lymington and Beaulieu. Very peaceful and probably the best bed and breakfast accommodation we've stayed in.

The only downside is the daily supply of freshly baked homemade cakes that Vanessa, the owner, provides. No good for my waistline but they taste great!!!!!

Ian, Rachael and Joshua

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Aug 2014
Thank you for your lovely review and so sorry about your waistline!! Hope to meet you all again, Vanessa
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Malcolm M
Horsham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“absolutely fabulous”
Reviewed 19 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Vanessa greeted Kim and I with a huge smile and a very tasty cake with coffee. The accommodation was extremely clean and tidy and well decorated. Alfy the dog was a joy and he loves his tummy tickled. The next morning we were greeted at our door by Vanessa with a perfect cooked breakfast ( and every morning after) which set us up for the day. A quiet and peaceful location, yet so near to many good attractions. We will return.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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Management Response
5 Aug 2014
Thank you and lovely to have met you both too. Vanessa
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Elizabeth...
Grantham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Place”
Reviewed 5 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

My husband and I have just returned from a 4 night break at Defoe house. What a perfect find in a great location The room was bright any airy, a comfy bed and the added bonus of a small kitchenette.
Vanessa was helpful with advice on places to visit and her breakfast was the best.
Would not hesitate to return.
Thank you Vanessa and family not forgetting Alfie

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
14 Jul 2014
Thank you for your review. Lovely to have met you both and hopefully we will see you again.
Best Wishes
Vanessa
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Adam M
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Cosy and friendly bolthole”
Reviewed 23 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We have just returned from a short break at Defoe House with our nine month old baby. This was our first UK trip with our son. The studio was perfect. It is carpeted so our son could run riot and small enough to allow us to keep an eye on him! Vanessa was great and couldn't do enough for us and it was a huge help to have a highchair and cot there.

Defoe House is in a great spot. There are amazing walks on its door step and we felt spoilt having them to ourselves. If you're more adventurous than us the coast is close by as are all the other attractions of the New Forest.

The cooked breakfast was lovely and set us up each day. There were also some great touches like the tasty Victoria Sponge that welcomed us! We also appreciated the TV and the wifi for the World Cup!

All in a great place in a great location and we were very well looked after.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
2 Jul 2014
Thank you for your review. Lovely to hear that you enjoyed a few days with us and great to hear that your little one enjoyed himself too. Vanessa .
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