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A lively boutique hotel in the centre of the seaside town of Lymington. Go for great food and drink, boutique rooms with period styling and warm friendly service.

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Centrally located and just minutes from the picturesque harbour, the hotel is conveniently situated for exploring the offerings of the Georgian market town of Lymington. The seawater baths are within a short walking distance, whilst the southern boundary of the expansive New Forest National Park is only a five-minute drive from the hotel. Henry VIII's Hurst Castle is a 15-minute drive.

The hotel is just a five-minute stroll from Lymington Town train station.

By car: Stanwell House is 2 hours 15 mins from London, 2 hours 30 mins from Bristol and 1 hour from Portsmouth. There is free parking near the hotel.

By train: London Waterloo to Lymington Town (via Brockenhurst) takes 1 hour 50 mins. The station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Book trains to Lymington.

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The conservatory offers a sunny spot for lunch, while the more formal restaurant connects to the garden. Featuring exposed brickwork and flagstone floors, carefully selected artworks add a contemporary touch to the period interiors. The café is adorned with wallpaper displaying rows of books and clusters of Penguin classics adorn the mantelpiece above the wood-burning stove.

Service & Facilities

Expect delightful and warm service from the staff and grab a hand-drawn map of the area from reception highlighting nearby attractions, or choose a more detailed walking map. When the weather isn't playing ball, feel free to request a Scrabble board, or if the weather is pleasant, consider arranging for a picnic.

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi


Each room boasts a distinctive design, incorporating captivating antique furniture, painted walls and bathrooms equipped with spacious rainfall showers, and in some cases, baths. The suites offer additional perks such as Nespresso machines.

Room types: Georgian Rooms, Garden Rooms, Four Posters, Suites, Garden Suites

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom, luxury bathroom products, TV, king-size bed, tea and coffee-making facilities, bottled water, free Wi-Fi

Restaurants & Bars

A variety of dining choices awaits, ranging from tapas-sized portions of breaded whitebait and scampi at Burcher & Co to upscale fine dining at Etain and afternoon teas in the conservatory. The dinner menu features enticing options like oxtail and celeriac lasagne with parmesan purée, followed by Hampshire pork loin and haggis Wellington. In the garden is a wooden cabana where you can have a private meal for up to 10 people.

Etain: 2 AA rosette dining restaurant, modern European cuisine, seafood.

Burcher & Co: all-day dining, small plates, pub classics.

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