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“Great Break”
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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, Hampshire, England

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Smiley72
London
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Break”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

My family and I have just come back from a wonderful Easter break at Defoe House. The property was lovey and clean, it was really bright and perfect for our stay. The location was excellent and we were able to access all the things we wanted to see and do very easily.
Vanessa was lovely and her morning breakfast and home made cakes were really nice. She also gave us great tips on places to visit which was especially helpful with small kids and not the greatest weather.
Overall we loved the New Forest and really loved our stay with Vanessa and her lovely family and dog Alfie who the kids wanted to take home.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 May 2014
Really pleased that your family had a lovely time with us and particularly enjoyed Long Down Dairy farm. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Vanessa
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D330TFpau...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect Easter Break”
Reviewed 22 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

It was a perfect set up for the two of us: the privacy of our own accomodation, a delicious cooked breakfast delivered each morning and an informative and friendly owner.

The location was perfect to see the nearby sights: Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu river walk, Lymington and walks in the New Forest. We enjoyed the local pubs and had some lovely meals at the East End Arms, Red Lion and the Oak Inn.

Vanessa was very helpful and gave us lots of information before we arrived and whilst we were there.

If we are ever back in the area I would definitely return.

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Management Response
1 May 2014
Really pleased to hear that you had a lovely Easter break with us. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Vanessa
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Kevin R
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A gem of a find, Idyllic setting & private accommodation, best BB breakfast ever”
Reviewed 19 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
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My family and I have just returned from a 5 night stay at Defoe House which was both idyllic in setting/location/accommodation and provided the best breakfast we have ever had (praise indeed as I travel extensively due to business and frequent many BB and hotels). This BB is a unique little gem as it's separate to the family home and offers you and the owners privacy, your own bedroom lounge with bathroom and kitchenette ideal for a one night or extended stay like we had. The property is warm welcoming and comfortable, Vanessa has thought of all necessary requirements and even has some great toys hidden away for your little ones to find. Vanessa is also a great baker and on arrival bakes you a cake (we were spoilt on more than one occasion by her baking skills which was a huge surprise and one that went down hugely well with our son).

We strongly recommend Defoe House and say to anyone looking for a place to stay in the New Forest you won't be disappointed. I can honestly say for the first time " we will be returning", and we never go to the same place twice, but for location, accommodation and Vanessa's warm hospitality and excellent full English breakfast, we will be back.

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
19 Apr 2014
Thank you so much for your generous review and we look forward to seeing you all in the future. Vanessa
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Kevin P
Chester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cosy Cottage - a great find!”
Reviewed 15 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Thank you Vanessa - we arrived to a warm welcome from you and your family and of course the adorable Alfie. Comfortable and clean with everything we needed for our stay - including a homemade cake! Great base for travelling around.
We hope to return.
Many thanks

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
18 Apr 2014
Thank you for your review and lovely to have met you all last weekend. Vanessa
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Alyssa D
Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Tranquil and peaceful”
Reviewed 10 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

My husband and I stayed at Defoe House for our anniversary and it was superb. Vanessa was attentive and helpful with any questions we had, the cooked breakfast we had was delicious and we would definitely consider returning here again in the future.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Apr 2014
Thank you for your kind words and do hope that we will see you back here again, before too long. Vanessa
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