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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 National Park Hampshire, Hampshire, England

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Jennifer...
Noosa, Australia
1 review
“Wonderful nights sleep, delicious breakfast, enjoyable New Forest walks”
Reviewed May 29, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

My husband and I enjoyed five nights in Norley Wood staying in the little flat beside Defoe House. We were attending a conference in Brockenhurst. It was an easy drive from Norley Wood to Brochenhurst, and also Lymington. We enjoyed visiting the local pubs, walking in the forest and Vanessa's hospitality. She delivered a very large breakfast at the time that suited us, helped with our laundry and more. The feather pillows were a luxury we enjoyed, and the hot baths.
The Wifi was great, but our mobile phone did not work in that part of the forest.
Jennifer Abbot, Noosa, Queensland, Australia

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Liked best: The bed and bath
Liked least: No mobile phone access in that part of the forest
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 19, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
May 20, 2013
Thank you for your review,it was lovely meeting you all last weekend too!.
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tomstarkc...
San Diego, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great Location, Lovely Room, Fabulous host”
Reviewed May 12, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We so enjoyed our stay with Vanessa. Before we arrived she helped plan a dinner with my wife's cousin from Portsmouth. Once we got to Norleywood the room in a separate building was perfect for us, roomy, bright and with its own kitchen and table. Vanessa was helpful with plans and maps and flexible breakfast times. The second morning we ordered the full english breakfast, Fresh eggs from their own chickens, delicious home made whole greain bread, home made preserves, sausage and ham from the local butchers. If we make back to the New Forest (we're from the US) we will definitely book to stay with Vanessa.

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Liked best: Vanessa's excellene and gracious hosting
Liked least: Too litle time, too much to see
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
May 20, 2013
thank you, it was good to meet you both last week too.
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Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 6, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Lewes, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 3, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Liked best: the young, lively personality of the annexe, lovely gardens, quiet location
Liked least: nothing !
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
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Management Response
May 8, 2013
Thank you for your positive review, I hope that the rest of your holiday went well.
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Keith F
Balcombe, United Kingdom
1 review
“A great retreat”
Reviewed April 17, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

We have just got back from a three night stay at Defoe House and, in spite of the weather being typically English , we had a really relaxing time. Vanessa is an absolute delight and you really have to check out her home made preserves and cakes. We were made to feel very welcome right from the start, the accommodation was very clean and well presented. Nothing was too much trouble. Although this is a B&B you do have a small kitchen with a fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster. You probably won't want to use it though, as Vanessa cooks a lovely full English breakfast. We will definitely go back if we pay another visit to the New Forest.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Apr 30, 2013
Thanks you both, really enjoyed meeting you.
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424claire...
Margate, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful in every way,”
Reviewed April 10, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

We have literally just returned form a stay at Defoe House and it was the most wonderful experience. The acommodation was perfect for a friend and I to comfortably stay for 3 nights. The personal touches of homemade food from Vanessa was just lovely. Breakfast was delicious. Vanessa and her family were very helpful on recommendations for the local area. All round our stay was the most pleasant.

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Liked best: Everything about it.
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Apr 30, 2013
Thanks guys, really enjoyed hearing about your cycling adventures!
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