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Delightful private house close to the New Forest yet walking distance to village. We offer comfortable en-suite rooms with colour TV, tea/coffee facilities, a hearty breakfast and off-road parking.
Children welcome from age 12.
Addlestone, United Kingdom
02 May 2017
“We would definitely stay here again! 10/10.”
The Short Version – Hurst End is a lovely little B&B where you will be comfortable and ideally stationed to make the most of each day in the New Forest. The hosts, Pauline and Phil, are professional yet friendly and the place still feels homely. We would definitely stay here again! 10/10.
The Long Version - A spur of the moment decision to visit the New Forest for my Mum’s birthday over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend (Friday 14th to Monday 17th April) found us booking a lovely little room at Hurst End in Lyndhurst. The B&B is run by owners Pauline and Phil who were very welcoming and accommodating throughout our stay. Our room (listed as “Bedroom three” on their website) was a very clean twin room with en-suite. The facilities on offer were more than sufficient for our short stay; a travel kettle with complementary tea/coffee/cookies, a wardrobe and chest of drawers, a shower and also a TV. The room was generally warm at night and you could turn the radiator up/down or open the window as required.
There is a dedicated little breakfast room downstairs where you get allocated one of the three tables. The atmosphere in the morning is very pleasant and might I say more personal than your average hotel. There is some gentle ambient music (Lionel Richie anyone?) and the possibility to have a morning chat with guests from the other two rooms where you will soon find yourself swapping stories of where you have been and getting recommendations on where to go next! Breakfast (which is included in the price) is served between about 8:30 and 9:15am and although I am not typically an early riser, I can say the fry up is well worth rising for! You get a respectable portion of sausage, bacon, eggs, beans and tomato along with toast, marmalade, cereal, yoghurt and fruit along with tea, coffee and orange juice. Having sampled all of this as I did, you will be set up for a day of exploration and adventure in the New Forest. Even my Mum was pleased and she is a fussy eater!
Hurst End is centrally located on the A337 which serves as a good starting point for getting around the New Forest. Pauline graciously provided us with a map of the area (Hurst End is right in the middle of the map!) and brochures for some popular attractions and places to eat. Because we booked our stay relatively last minute, we had not planned what we would be doing on a day to day basis and so we greatly appreciated the recommendations provided by Pauline. Our first day included a short drive to Limington to see the harbour and the Sunday market, followed by an afternoon trip to Buckler’s Hard in Beaulieu where we enjoyed learning about the 18th century shipbuilding village, culminating in a river cruise and a look around a yacht called the Gipsy Moth IV. The Beaulieu Motor Museum is also well worth a visit and in addition to the main museum there is also a Top Gear attraction which showcases a variety of vehicles “used and abused” on the show.
We’d like to thank Pauline and Phil for making our stay in the New Forest an enjoyable and memorable experience and wish you all the best for the future!
P.S As a small aside, if you are visiting in April like us and suffer from any hay fever type allergies, it might be worth bringing some antihistamines such as Piriton as the surrounding foliage can elicit the odd sneeze and sore eyes if you are not prepared!
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Follow the one way system through Lyndhurst. Bear left, as if going to Lymington. When two way traffic starts, there will be a thatched cottage on the right - Hurst end is immediately after this cottage, on the same side. (Opposite a BT phone box.)
- Children welcome
- Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
- Ironing facilities
- Private parking
- Totally non-smoking
- Dogs/pets NOT accepted
- Central heating
- Electric shaver points
- Television available
- Golf available (onsite or nearby)
- Vegetarian diet available
Children welcome from age 12.