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“A lovely stay in the New Forest”
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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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ABissell
1 review
“A lovely stay in the New Forest”
Reviewed September 7, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Defoe House is a lovely spot and Vanessa was a fantastic and very helpful host. She made us a gorgeous breakfast and recommended great things to do and an excellent pub for supper. All in all a wonderful stay.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 6, 2014
Lovely to have met you all when you stayed for a local wedding. Vanessa
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kittykate...
Ashford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fantastic! A perfect place to stay in New Forest. Recommend.”
Reviewed August 18, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

I know the New Forest pretty well and it's not easy to find places for a weekend with a young family in tow. I had to make a booking in July for August for a family of 4 - just for the weekend and I was panicking!

Vanessa was in touch immediately and was very accommodating, organising 2 mattress' for the children.

As soon as we pulled up we were greeted by 3 donkeys (new forest!)

Defoe house was perfect! Having a annex for privacy but the affordability of a B&B. The room, kitchenette and bathroom were all clean and airy and nicely decorated. Just lovely. The bed was comfortable and the linen and towels of high quality. The details were lovely and it's those sorts of things that make a big difference when staying somewhere.

There was lemon drizzle cake and homemade bread and jams to greet us. I have asked for the drizzle cake recipe!

The location is great - just round the corner from the forest / moors and a short 10 minute drive to Lymington.

I noticed there was also a travel cot etc., under the bed for those with babies.

Thank you Vanessa. We definitely recommend and likely to stay again.

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Liked best: The small details - good quality towels and linen. The decor. Airy and roomy.
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 30, 2014
Thank you for your kind review and very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and the cake!
look forward to meeting you all again soon. Vanessa
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Natterer
Berkshire
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cosy Retreat”
Reviewed August 17, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We arrived at Defoe House and were warmly greeted by Vanessa who made us tea. The accommodation was a cosy annexe consisting of a bed-sitting room (the double bed was particularly comfortable), bathroom and kitchenette that were all very clean and well decorated. Being located in the pleasant village of Norleywood (served also by a “Beach Bus” service) made it a useful base for visiting such places as Lymington and Beaulieu. Overall, a very pleasant stay.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 30, 2014
Thank you for your review and we hope to see you here again. Vanessa
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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 August 5, 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
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Aug 13, 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Great Place to Stay in The New Forest”
Reviewed August 4, 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

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 6, 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 July 19, 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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Recommended for:
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Management Response
Aug 4, 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 July 4, 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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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
  • 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 this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jul 13, 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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