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“World's nicest garage!”
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New Forest stream near Brockenhurst
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Lymington town quay.
Lymington River and marshes
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Lymington, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Hampshire, England

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AngryBrit...
1 review
“World's nicest garage!”
Reviewed April 11, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Prepare to be amazed as you arrive at what is without doubt Britain's most surprising use of a garage.

Owner Charlotte and husband Ben have transformed their garage into a B&B annexe that C4's George Clarke would be proud of. It's simply stunning!

Location is great, a few pounds in a taxi to Lymington and a great base to explore the rest of the Forest.

There's a fantastic breakfast every day served with a smile by Charlotte and she's very knowledgeable about the area which helps no end if you're strangers like we were.

The freshly baked Brownies and speedy wifi were an additional bonus!

They've only been in business a few weeks but after the stay we had they deserve to be in business for many years to come!

Top marks Charlotte and Ben! Like Arnie, we'll be back :)

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73lainey1...
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Different stay but a great time!!”
Reviewed April 6, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

I found this as a last minute break, we love Lymington and decided to book a night away, this I found on trip advisor and it was excellent! What a different night away and it was beautiful, quiet and spacious the room was so clean and had everything you needed for a lovely night away! Our hosts were fab, the breakfast was really good and we enjoyed every minute of it ! I would recommend this to anyone and we will return ! Such greasy valve and different thank you elaine and tiny

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Bossydiva
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15 reviews
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“The friendliness of a B&B with added privacy - perfect!!”
Reviewed March 25, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We spent a lovely weekend at Albert cottage. It ticks all the boxes. You have the friendliness of a high quality B&B, the touches of a good hotel , but with the privacy of a self catering cottage. We received a very warm welcome from our host, Charlotte, she took us to the annexe of the house and explained the workings of the heating and the wifi etc.
There were little kilner jars of tea, coffee and sugar with fresh milk in the fridge and a small tin of home-baked cookies...delicious.
The accommodation is a garage conversion. It's light, spacious and very comfortable. The space has been used extremely well giving you a sofa area with a large flat screen tv and DVD player, a well equipped kitchen with fridge and microwave, a dining area, a shower room and a very comfortable double bed. The bedding was a luxury feather duvet and pillows, unfortunately my husband is allergic to feathers, I had forgotten to mention this in our correspondence. He talked to Charlotte who, without fuss or hesitation, changed the bedding to hypoallergenic.
We chose to eat at the local pub on the corner 'The Wheel Inn', it's a typical village pub, frequented by the locals. Friendly and welcoming with good local beers on tap. It has a Thai restaurant on the premises called ' Krua Thai 88'. Authentic Thai food cooked by a couple of lovely Thai ladies. One of the best Thai meals we've had. Worth a visit, about a 15 minute walk from the cottage (with a torch) or a 3/4 min drive.
Saturday we got a cab in to Lymington to 'The Ship Inn' and had an excellent meal there too. Great priced cocktails and right on the harbour. Cab fare was about £7 each way.
Breakfasts at 'The Garage @ Albert Cottage' (as we've affectionately been calling it) are superb. Charlotte asked us what time we would like it brought to our room and a full English arrived bang on time both mornings. Fresh, local produce, homemade marmalade and local honey. The eggs, especially, were delicious.
In short this place has all you could ask for. It's quirky, cute, modern, functional, relaxing, private, the location is excellent, the food superb, the bed snugly, the host warm and friendly. What more could you ask for?
No negatives at all.
We will be back for sure. Thank you Charlotte xxx

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Liked best: Privacy and comfort
Liked least: No negatives
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onaraok
Chichester, UK
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“A little gem of a place”
Reviewed March 17, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Had the pleasure of a wonderful stay at Albert Cottage - the host, Charlotte was absolutely delightful. The food we were served was all locally sourced produce and cooked to perfection. Our room which was a building detached from the main cottage was well equipped allowing us to choose between cooking ourselves or chancing our arm with the local pubs. It is an ideal location for exploring Lymington and the New Forest. Peaceful and secluded but with everything within close proximity.

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Liked best: The great food and a very friendly hostess
Liked least: Telly in the room was a bit on the big side!
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