The New Forest

  • Mayflower House Bed and Breakfast is on the edge of the New Forest which is perfect for cycling and long walks.

    The New Forest is an area of southern England which includes one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, approx 145 square miles of heathland and forest where ponies, donkeys and cattle roam freely.

    It covers south-west Hampshire and extends into south-east Wiltshire and towards east Dorset.

    There are many villages dotted around the area, and several small towns in the Forest and around its edges, Lymington being one.

    To the south of Lymington is the Isle of Wight, and Wightlink operate a ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth which allows day trips. There are also wonderful walks or cycle rides along the coastal nature reserve as far as Keyhaven. From there a small ferry operates to historic Hurst Castle which also gives a grand view of the Needles. The Nature Reserve provides rich feeding grounds for a wide variety of birds, particularly during spring, autumn and winter migrations. Here there are marvellous views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight.

    Mayflower House is close to both the Berthon and Haven marinas and the two sailing clubs, besides the huge open air seawater bath that was built in 1833. There is also a childrens' playground nearby overlooking the river. Good restaurants and pubs abound within walking distance from the house.

    Lymington offers many interesting independent shops and designer boutiques, not to mention yacht chandlers. There is a Saturday market which takes up most of the High Street and at the bottom end of the High Street, about 10 minutes walk from Mayflower House, a cobblestone road leads to the Old Town Quay where the local fishing boats land their catch and visiting yachts tie up.

The Forest and the Sea - right on our Doorstep

Dining Room
Twin Bedroom
Breakfast out in the garden

The perfect location for a mini break! Very close to town, the harbour and the New Forest. Take a beautiful walk through the forest or jump on a ferry to the Isle of Wight.