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Defoe House, Bed and Breakfast

from £76 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5

69 reviews

from £76 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Excludes fees (if applicable). Enter your dates to see the total cost.

Your independent accommodation (annex), with main house to the left.

B&B / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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B&B / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

A perfect location situated in a quiet New Forest village between Lymington and Beaulieu, ideal for walkers, sailors 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 and sofa (sofabed), separate bathroom and separate kitchenette.

The bedroom is furnished with a 4'6” bed and a sofa-bed (a single foam floor mattress/bed can be provided if required) wardrobe, table, chairs, free WiFi and Freeview 22" flat screen TV/DVD.

The kitchenette has a kettle (plus tea/coffee making facilities), microwave, toaster and fridge, making this a comfotable living space with the luxury of your breakfast delivered each morning.

The bathroom has a shower over the bath.

Delicious home-cooked English (or continental) breakfasts are included during term time. This includes homemade jams and bread, fresh eggs from our own chickens, and local sausages and bacon.

Within the school holidays we fill your fridge with homemade bread and jams/ croissants or bagels and smoked salmon/ fruit and yoghurts and of course homemade cake. All of which will be topped up during your stay.

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!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Tanners Lane 3 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Southampton or Bournemouth 36 km, Nearest railway: Brockenhurst / Lymington 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

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.

Full English Breakfasts includes eggs from our own chickens, local sausages and bacon, homemade bread and jams...

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.....

Further details outdoors

Secluded off-road parking is to the side of the property, space for up to two guest cars.

Bicycle hire available ten minutes drive away.

Further details

"It has been a pleasure staying in your B&B thanks to your welcome and to a lovely room"

"We have nothing but praise for your accomodation,the lovely breakfasts,extremely comfy bed and pillows and the special little touches,that make it so nice."

" finding homemade shortcake in the kitchen was delicious"

" Great location, especially walking round the village in the morning seeing the wild ponies with the children."

The Hampshire region

The New Forest is an area of outstanding beauty with open countryside freely inhabited by donkeys, ponies and cattle. As a national park the whole area is open for visitors to enjoy. Within the park the picturesque towns of Brockenhurst, Lymington and Beaulieu are all worth a visit and are all within 15 minutes of Defoe House. Once visited you'll understand why people are drawn to this area year after year.


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.

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20 Jul 2013


"Ideal B+B for us"

We had a lovely couple of days at Defoe House as our first proper holiday with our 11 month old baby. It's tucked away in the gardens of a pretty house which is also tucked away in a quiet village, and feels more like a self-catering than a B+B. Owner Vanessa serves a lovely breakfast every morning, and at other times the fridge & microwave did us fine. Cot and highchair were generously provided for baby. We didn't notice the cake until we were about to leave! Would certainly return if we ever go back to the New Forest, which is quite likely as it's a lovely area.

12 Jul 2013


"Fantastic accommodation"

Myself, wife and 18 month old daughter stayed here for two nights and had a wonderful stay. We came down to visit Peppa pig world and stayed at Defoe House for a great little trip. Vanessa cannot do enough for you whilst your here she is so helpful and willing to do anyway she can for you oh and she provides a lovely lovely breakfast. We would recommend this place to anyone. Thanks for a great stay Vanessa

19 May 2013


"A memorable stay, cosy cottage, lovely location"

My partner and I have just returned from a 2 night stay with our daughter who turned 2 during our stay. Vanessa and her family made all of us feel very welcome and we would like to extend a warm thank you again for making our little girl such a beautiful cake and for the card. The cottage was private, clean and comfortable and the breakfast and coffee each morning were a treat.

Thank you for your review,it was lovely meeting you all last weekend too!.

6 May 2013


"Cosy New Forest hide away with relaxed and friendly hosts and a top breakfast."

Norleywood is a charming New Forest village which is off the beaten track but convenient for Beaulieu, Lymington and the New Forest itself. Super walks from the door. Very relaxed and friendly hosts. The accommodation is comfortable, clean and well laid out in a separate barn next to the swimming pool. Very good breakfast indeed.

3 May 2013


"it's different, well located for touring or chilling out, definitely worth a stay ..."

This perfectly self contained accommodation offers a fusion of modern IT conveniences and appliances eg. Wi-fi, flat screen TV/radio, lots of power points for re-charging, microwave (of course), a very individual and likeable style of furnishing, with its bright stripy, blue and yellow seaside-coloured decor. Defoe House annexe is comfortable, cosy and "cool", appealing to the traditional holiday maker and to the young, must be in touch with the office type ....absolute privacy, yet homely; expect a pristine, slightly nautical bathroom, a comfortable bed with crisp linen.......generous space allowing heaps of room for the breakfast table, laptop and i-pad. It's different, well located for touring or chilling out, definitely worth a stay .....

Thank you for your positive review, I hope that the rest of your holiday went well.

12 Nov 2012


"What A Lovely Find!"

What a lovely B&B! It is tucked away in a small hamlet called Norleywod in the New Forest - very un-spoilt. Vanessa made us feel very welcome - we even found home made biscuits in the room which was welcome after our long drive - Norfolk! The accommodation was large, light and airy and even had a small kitchenette. The breakfast was amazing - the eggs were from Vanessa's childrens chickens and the bread I think home made - well it tasted like it ........... Add to this the beauty of the surrounding area, the ponies and the donkeys - a pub within a 15 minute walk - it was perfect and we will certainly be staying again.

Thank you for your feedback.

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