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Defoe House, Bed and Breakfast

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Private Room , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Lymington, New Forest, Hampshire, England
A peaceful location in a quiet New Forest village between Lymington and Beaulieu and five minutes to the ferry for the Isle of Wight. 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 within our beautiful garden, ensuring privacy for all of our guests. It includes 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.
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Listing #HL278481
About the Owner
Vanessa M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2012
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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful location and first class facilities. the provision of freshly baked bread and eggs from their chickens were an added bonus. Vanessa even left cooking instructions for scrambled eggs in the microwave which with the smoked salmon was the perfect start to the day. There's...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

We have just returned from this beautiful little place and can't wait to book again! Ideally situated for the New Forest, Beaulieu estate/National Motor Museum/Autojumble as well as Lymington Harbour and Strawberry Fields Car Boot Sale. Spotlessly clean, very comfy beds ,lovely home made bread,...More

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  • 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
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    1 Sofa
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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. Childrens 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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