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Defoe House, Bed and Breakfast

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £72 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 54 reviews

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

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 total 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) breakfast is included. This includes homemade jams and bread, fresh eggs from our own chickens, and local sausages and bacon.

The accommodation is ideally suited for 2 adults, perhaps with 1 or 2 children.

Weekly lets available.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Tanners Lane 3 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
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
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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Review 1-10 of 54

28 Oct 2014


"A Timeless Classic"

If you are seeking a family run, friendly plce for you and your family, no bigger than three or four in a party, want an element of privacy and seclusion teamed with home comforts, then this is the pl… More

Thank you so much for your time in writing another review. Lovely to have met you all again and well done in walking so many miles that weekend!
Looking forward to seeing you all next year.
Best Wishes Vanessa

8 Oct 2014


"Wonderfully secluded and delightful accommodation"

We stayed for one night in this gem of a place. We were warmly greeted by Vanessa and George (and of course their delightful dog Alfie!) with some delicious lemon cake. The accommodation is separate… More

Lovely to have met you both on your minibreak to the New Forest. Thank you for your kind review, Best Wishes Vanessa

6 Oct 2014


"Delightful and just the job!"

Having booked directly, we have not long returned from a 2 night stay at this gem of a property tucked away in the heart of the New Forest. We were in the area for a family funeral in Bournemouth but … More

Thank you for spending the time to write a review.
Very glad to hear that you had a lovely time with us, despite the reason why you were visiting.
Hopefully will see you both again in the future.
Best Wishes Vanessa.

26 Sep 2014


"Disappointing and poor value for money"

The good points: Friendly welcome, excellent breakfast, offered use of maps, local information provided. Good wi-fi. The negatives: Photos suggest a lovely cottage - in reality an outbuilding directly… More

Thank you for your review. I was pleased to hear that you enjoyed our hospitality during your stay, particularly the breakfasts and information regarding local information we have to offer.
However I was disappointed to hear that you felt that your stay lacked the seclusion which you were hoping for. I have always felt that the photographs on the Holiday Lettings website give a good impression of the annex's position in relation to our home, particularly the one labelled “view of Defoe House with annex to the left”. However I will review these again, to ensure future guests are aware that although completely separate to our home they are within our family garden. The annex does indeed sit behind our garage, however the adjoining door is to my husband's office, which is kept locked and only used as an extra fire escape for guests. (There is no workshop on the site.)
Finally, I was surprised to read that you consider our property to be poor value for money. When I first started two years ago I asked guests to complete a questionnaire to confirm (amongst other things) that I was charging a suitable price. Without exception the 25 or so responses said the pricing was “about right”, one added “excellent value but you'd be forgiven for charging more”. You were all charged at the same rate.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, although I'm sorry that on this occasion your stay wasn't as you were expecting.
Best Wishes Vanessa.

22 Sep 2014


"We want to go back"

Great place, quiet, lovely hostess (bakes her own bread), perfect location for beau lie, lymington and the new forest. Fell in love with the area, can't wait to go back.… More

Thank you for your review and so glad that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Looking forward to meeting you both again in the future. Vanessa

7 Sep 2014


"A lovely stay in the New Forest"

Defoe House is a lovely spot and Vanessa was a fantastic and very helpful host. She made us a gorgeous breakfast and recommended great things to do and an excellent pub for supper. All in all a wonder… More

Lovely to have met you all when you stayed for a local wedding. Vanessa

18 Aug 2014


"Fantastic! A perfect place to stay in New Forest. Recommend."

I know the New Forest pretty well and it's not easy to find places for a weekend with a young family in tow. I had to make a booking in July for August for a family of 4 - just for the weekend an… More

Thank you for your kind review and very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and the cake!
look forward to meeting you all again soon. Vanessa

17 Aug 2014


"Cosy Retreat"

We arrived at Defoe House and were warmly greeted by Vanessa who made us tea. The accommodation was a cosy annexe consisting of a bed-sitting room (the double bed was particularly comfortable), bathro… More

Thank you for your review and we hope to see you here again. Vanessa

5 Aug 2014


"Best B&B we have been to..................."

We spent a week at Defoe B&B. If you want to stay in the New Forest, you must stay here! I went with my wife and five year old son, we all loved it! We all had a great time. Vanessa was very atten… More

Thank you for your kind review and looking forward to seeing you all again! Vanessa

4 Aug 2014


"A Great Place to Stay in The New Forest"

We stayed for 3 nights and couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The owners are friendly and welcoming and even Alfie (the family dog) is friendly.Lovely accommodation. Very comfortable… More

Thank you for your lovely review and so sorry about your waistline!! Hope to meet you all again, Vanessa

Review 1-10 of 54

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Calendar last updated:28 Jan 2015

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