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Defoe House, Bed and Breakfast

Your independent accommodation (annex), with main house to the left.
5.0 of 5 bubbles
83 reviews
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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Summer at Defoe House with the annex to the right.
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
A perfect location in a quiet New Forest village between Lymington and Beaulieu, 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 in an annexe building, ensuring privacy, and comprises of 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....
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About the Owner, Vanessa M
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 2 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 84 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL278481
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English first
Corsham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago for a stay in March 2017

Just returned from a wonderful stay at Defoe with my husband and four very young children and it was total bliss. The accommodation is spotlessly clean and very comfortable and my two eldest children were lost in the enormous sofa bed! The breakfast provided in the kitchenette is delicious and super easy to prepare, the eggs from Vanessa's own chickens...

Sang N
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Our 4-member family stayed at Defoe house for a weekend getaway from the city. We found the distance between the capital and the Dafoe House to be ideal - at max, it is about a 2 hour drive, which is manageable. As for the house itself, the scenery was beautiful - the scenery driving into the place, we saw beautiful...

Management response:

Thank you so much for your fabulous review. So glad to hear that you all enjoyed yourselves and look forward to seeing you all again very soon. Vanessa


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Upon arrival we were met with a friendly personal letter welcoming our family to our accomodation which we found to be spacious, clean & tidy and very warm and cosy. Vanessa was away during our stay but took the time to check via text all was ok and if we needed anything. The kitchenette was stocked with all we needed...

Management response:

Thank you so much for your glowering review and so glad you enjoyed our chocolate brownies. Sorry not to have met you all this time, but hopefully will when you return again. Best wishes, Vanessa


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  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Recently refurbished 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 14.00 and check out at 11.00 please...thank you!
All enquires are forwarded to my mobile so late bookings can often be acommodated.....
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Jul 22, 2017 -
Sep 3, 2017
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2 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
The accommodation is best suited for two adults, although up to two children can also be accommodated at £5 each per night.
Also a special price of 7 nights for the price of 6!
Very happy to take last minute requests...so please do ask.
Continental breakfasts are offered to your individual order (ie: bagels/smoked salmon/croissants/ fruit/ home made bread and jams/fresh coffee and juice etc and homemade cake or biscuits...).
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About the neighborhood
Defoe House is ideally placed for exploring the New Forest with many attractions nearby. Children's 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.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Southampton or Bournemouth: 22.4 mi
Railway: Brockenhurst / Lymington: 3.1 mi
Ferry: Lymington: 2.5 mi
On entering Norleywood from the north continue past the phone box (on your left) and drive on through the village (the road narrows to single lane here). About 100 yards after the phone box take the right fork opposite the house called Cornerways and then immediately right again down a single gravel track next to Wayside Cottage. Defoe House is on your right with black double garage doors. <BR><BR>(Search for "Defoe House B&B" on Google Maps. The top of the track is at 50o 46.6' N; 01o 29.7' W.)<BR><BR><BR><BR> <BR>
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.9 mi.
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