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Defoe House, Bed and Breakfast

114 reviews
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Private Room
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...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. The kitchenette has a kettle (plus tea/coffee and fresh milk), microwave, toaster and fridge. Luxury continental Breakfasts are included and you will find your fridge well stocked with a range of yoghurts/ croissants/ homemade bread and jams/ fresh eggs from our chickens/ bagels and smoked salmon/ fuit and of course homemade cake, all of which are topped up during your stay. Before you arrive you will be asked your preferences so these can be included. The accommodation is ideally suited for 2 adults, perhaps with 1 or 2 children. Weekly lets available, special price of 7 nights for the price of 6!More
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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 1 week ago

A wonderful stay at Defoe House in lovely surroundings. Vanessa made sure we had everything for our stay and nothing was too much trouble ( after sun much appreciated!) Our lodge was comfortable with various breakfast foods available, including fresh homemade bread and a delicious...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank FarnellPorter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Horses, donkeys and highland cattle roaming in and around the surrounding villages, just what we wanted when we booked this trip! Exbury gardens are a must, beautiful and informative. Short drive to three small towns. Defoe house is situated in a quiet little hamlet with...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank jillmcnulty
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

We have just arrived home from a wonderful 3 days at Defoe house , we were warmly greated by Vanessa with a lovely cup of tea , house was spotless and kitchen filled with home made bread breakfast goodies and a lovely Easter cake ,...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Sam J
Reviewed April 18, 2019

We stayed a week in this lovely holiday accommodation, there was everything you needed, host Vanessa was wonderful, nothing too much trouble and food was replaced as you ate it. She baked great bread and cakes, and if you wanted egg and bacon she would...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank SandraP763EA
Reviewed February 26, 2019

Thank you, Vanessa and George, for having us at your lovely accommodation! We very much enjoyed our stay, and your little touches (such as the welcome information, kitchenette stocked with delicious foods, and USB input plugs directly in the walls - for those who forgot...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Discover41018050612
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Highchair
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
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.....
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About the neighborhood
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 .
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