Durns at Lymore New Forest

Boldre, Hampshire
+44 (0)7950 115819

Outside are woods, secret paths, open cinema & heated pool. Inside is so cosy you'll long for rain! Luxury for all ages...special in spades


11 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 16

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

The first sight is, quite simply, stunning. Down the sweeping drive to a long, low, listed house with intricate brickwork and latticed windows, embraced by five acres of land.

Step in to the smell of polish, log fires and scented candles. Imagine wooden floors and warm textiles, books, toys, games and tricycles, an abundance of fluffy towels, 12 sets of wellies, and a vast hamper of good things. Book an escorted bike ride through the New Forest, or spend the day in Winchester (28 miles).

Lymington, with its marinas and Saturday market, is two miles; have brunch on the terrace of The Haven and watch the ferries roll by. Then race home, to the stunning heated pool and outdoor kitchen. Four sumptuous bedrooms wait upstairs, with a woody dormitory under the roof, and an exquisite shepherd’s hut at the end of the garden. Keen cooks will flock to the kitchen… for treats you can summon a French chef.

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We think you'll love

  • Hotel style luxury in a completely private setting, with a concierge service to boot
  • The poolside area, and the deckchairs and cinema underneath the treehouse
  • The innumerable extras provided, from popcorn for the cinema to a Landrover for the New Forest
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You should know

  • The start of the New Forest is on the other side of the main road
  • There's a pond to watch if you come with small children
  • Not suitable for the unsprightly


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £1200
Weekly price
from £8500
1 House for 16
From £120011 beds5 bedrooms


Tom and Juliet are marketing Durns as a private hotel experience in a self catering setting and that is exactly what they have achieved. I have never seen a place with such attention to detail and such complete yet unpretentious luxury. Naturally the bedrooms and gardens are sublime, but the carefully thought out extras are unparalleled. Durns is simply breathtaking.

Rachel, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Down the quiet lane are a farm shop and a friendly food pub with a garden, The Red Lion. At the back of the house is the (barely audible) main road; on the other side is the New Forest (12 mountains bikes are provided). Lovely Lymington is close for everything, including the Monkey Brewhouse. Make a bee-line for the Beaulieu Motor Museum, dine grandly at Chewton Glen (8 miles).


Tom & Juliet Chamberlain

Business partners Tom and Juliet devoted 2021 to restoring this, a labour of love, their new self-catering acquisition. The service is second to none, with Tom's sister Hannah, who lives nearby, organising anything and everything. All is within their remit: power boats, paddle boards, personal trainers, nannies, cooks, babysitters and spa treatments on site. For families it's heaven.