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Your independent accommodation (annex), with main house to the left.
Wild ponies and donkies roam through the villages. Outside seating area.
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114 reviews
Your independent accommodation (annex), with main house to the left.
Wild ponies and donkies roam through the villages.
Outside seating area.
view of Defoe House with independent annex to the left.
Your kitchenette, stocked with a luxury continental breakfast. All topped up during your stay.
View of bedroom, with sofabed and dining room table. Flatscreen TV/DVD player. Free WIFI available.
Double bed (4ft6).
Private bathroom with overhead shower. All towels provided.
Homemade cake on arrival and topped up during stay.
View from kitchenette to bedroom. Microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle provided. No hob I’m afraid!
Large double sofabed.
View of bedroom.
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Lymington, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Hampshire, England

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Excellent - based on 114 reviews
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lynnco623...
Brentwood, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Mr”
Reviewed June 28, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Just returned from a 4 night stay at defoe house, and what a perfect little retreat it was. It has everything you need with the added advantage of a cooked breakfast being delivered to your table. Vanessa is a diamond, very knowledgeable about the surrounding areas and nothing is too much trouble. There is so much to see and do in this area and we plan a return visit in the very near future. I have no hesitation in recommending this B&B

Date of stay: June 2015
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Andrew S
1 review
“Highly recommend”
Reviewed June 16, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Myself and my girlfriend had a lovely stay here. Very nice, clean and cosy guest house. Vanessa was very welcoming, hugely helpful (as it was our first time in the New Forrest) and a great host. We would highly recommend.

Date of stay: June 2015
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Janeroy13...
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
1 review
“Defoe house is an excellent B&B.”
Reviewed May 21, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

This is our second stay in two years. We hope to return again next year. We must say what a lovely place Vanessa has. Great to have your own front door key to the self contained annex. Always spotlessly clean with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Always a friendly welcome and a superb breakfast each day. On arrival we were left some lovely home made lemon cake. The area is such a lovely peaceful place to stay and you are right in the heart of the new forest. Fantastic for bike riding and of course the horses roaming free.
Thank you Vanessa for a fantastic stay again. Lovely to see Alfie too
Many thanks
Jane & Roy Tyler

Date of stay: May 2015
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Liked best: Location.property and service
Liked least: towels a little rough.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pieminist...
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“Perfect”
Reviewed May 10, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We were looking for a simple base in the New Forest for a weekend's cycling with our two children aged 9 and 11. This was perfect.
The accommodation was cosy, clean and had everything we needed. While it was roomy enough for the four of us for three nights, for or a longer stay it's probably best suited for just two sharing.
Our hosts couldn't have been more helpful, inviting us to keep our bikes in their garage and the breakfasts they left us were fantastic; homemade jams and breads plus croissants, cereals, yoghurts and fruit - not to mention the delicious homemade chocolate cake!
With lovely Lymington nearby and the forest on our doorstep, we'd all wholeheartedly recommend this pretty little place for anyone.

Date of stay: March 2015
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Victoria...
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
“Absolutely fantastic”
Reviewed April 29, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for his birthday weekend. It was fab Vanessa had made birthday cake for our arrival which just gave us that extra special touch on arrival. The breakfast in the morning was lovely with amazing jam!! The location of the property couldn't have been better for us as it was a short bike ride away from lymington. The East End arms (which is one of the pubs Vanessa suggests) was fantastic food and a very adventurous walk. Couldn't think of a better place to recommend!

Date of stay: April 2015
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Liked least: Towels could have done with being softer
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
May 14, 2015
Thank you for your review and delighted to hear that you both enjoyed a special birthday weekend with us.
Best Wishes, Vanessa
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Rebecca A
1 review
“Very relaxing, beautiful location...”
Reviewed April 21, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Vanessa was such a welcoming host! We felt right at home from the minute we arrived. The fridge was stocked beautifully so that we could have a lie-in in the morning. Great location, lovely walks to be had straight from the accomodation....great pubs within walking distance. Overall, really recommend Vanessa's annexe!

Date of stay: April 2015
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 14, 2015
Thank you for your review and really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the option of stocking up your fridge with homemade bread, jams, bagels, smoked salmon, fresh coffee and juice etc, so you were totally independent during your stay with us.
Look forward to meeting you both again, Best Wishes, Vanessa
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Londontra...
London
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Home away from home”
Reviewed February 23, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Thank you to Vanessa, this little cottage was a great base for us for our recent new forest break. Warm and cosy, small comforts that made it feel like you really had arrived at a friends home! The home cooked breakfast perfectly cooked and hand delivered was a luxury and the cake waiting for us on arrival. We have kids aged 7 and 9 and spent a day at the moors valley country park- would definitely recommend for a full day out - walks, adventure playground, cycling hire, go ape junior and more.
We will be back !

Date of stay: February 2015
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Traveling group: Young Children
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Management Response
Mar 4, 2015
Thank you for your very kind review. Lovely to have met the four of you and that you enjoyed a little of what's on offer around here locally.
looking forward to meeting you all again in the summer! Vanessa
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