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Sitting room looking through to dining room on leftView of house from across the river.  The accommodation that we rent out is on the right of the conservatory
Water Mill, near Lymington (sleeps 4/6)
Water Mill, near Lymington (sleeps 4/6)
5 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
5 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
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Part of our old water mill home just outside Lymington. Renovated 'west wing' with a generous double bedroom including shower & toilet, and one small single bedroom with additional high bed, both overlooking the river. One further double room. New bathroom. Large bright living room with woodburner, flat screen smart tv, wi-fi, separate dining room / galley kitchen with all basics and riverside views. Direct access to large, beautiful garden and amazing wildlife - binoculars provided.

The space

Efford has been the site of a water mill since before 1066! The Rogers family has lived here for over 50 years - a unique and beautiful property close to Lymington, the New Forest and the Isle of Wight. The perfect retreat for a holiday. All recently refurbished to include a double room with 5' bed and new 'en suite' overlooking the river. One double room with 4'6" bed, and bathroom accessed from the landing and shared with the smaller room. The smaller room overlooks the river and has one single bed as well as a high bed for older children / agile adults!

On the ground floor there is a well-equipped galley kitchen in the dining room and an adjoining sitting room with wood burner and television. Many of our guests choose to eat in rather than go out in the evening.

The cloakroom has a new Bosch washer-dryer available for guests' use.

Guests will have shared access to the large riverside garden and grounds. Please note, the river is not fenced and young children need to be closely supervised.

Guest access

The entire guest wing will be available to guests and access will be from the front door with a key safe. Access to the garden as above - please note the river is unfenced.

Interaction with guests

We are generally around to help, and we'll provide our mobile number if we plan to be out sailing or away for a few hours.

Other things to note

Efford Mill is a a couple of miles outside Lymington, a lovely Georgian market town on the western Solent, very popular with sailors and visitors to the New Forest. Ferries from Lymington run regularly to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, another beautiful destination for day trips.
If you are arriving at the week-end, we strongly recommend you book a meal at a local restaurant before you arrive, as Lymington pubs and restaurants are very busy all year round. Some of our guests have been unable to get a table where they wanted to eat. See our recommended list in the Guidebook on this site.
Otherwise, if you plan to eat in, the little kitchen area is part of the dining room. It is simply equipped with fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave, sink and storage space, but it is not huge, so we would not recommend cooking a complicated festive meal there.

Extra people ₹2216 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price ₹11082 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
House Rules
No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Be considerate guests. We're sure you will be, but remember this is our family home!
We are happy for children to come and stay, as we have nine grandchildren of our own, but you need to be aware that the river is unfenced, and children need to wear life-jackets (which we can provide) in the garden.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - One flight of stairs to the bedrooms and bathrooms
Potential for noise - The second double bedroom faces the road, so this can be a little noisy, but the two other rooms face the river and are quiet
Pet(s) live on property - Two family dogs: a border collie and a working cocker spaniel
Amenity limitations - Mobile signal is weak, but wi-fi is good
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

51 Reviews

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Hannah User Profile
December 2017
A very special place to stay!

Isabel User Profile
November 2017
This is a lovely place to stay. A lovely sitting room and kitchen and very comfortable bedrooms. Fiona is a very generous host. A beautiful garden too.

Helen User Profile
November 2017
This place has all the charm of its age but with all the comfort of a modern stay. So many thoughtful extras and lovely touches. Quality bed lining, and towels, organic food, fresh bread and biscuits. Fire laid every evening for us, smart tv. Fiona even put in toys, books, high chair and travel cot. We will definitely be back.

Annabelle User Profile
October 2017
Really lovely place to stay and Jeremy and Fiona were the perfect hosts! A great breakfast selection, immaculately clean bathrooms and beds etc and the garden was amazing which our dog loved. The extra touches really made all the difference. Great location to see the local area but a car is always required - something to keep in mind.

Andrew User Profile
September 2017
The hospitality was exceptional. So generously stocked with everything necessary including lovely breakfast and flapjack! Beautiful cosy, well equipped house, fantastic gardens and super friendly hosts. Lovely walking with the dogs nearby.

John User Profile
August 2017
Efford Mill is such a beautiful place to stay and a perfect spot for exploring the New Forest and surrounding area. Fiona and Jeremy are both such amazing hosts and really go out of their way to make you feel welcome. We definitely hope to stay again some day.

Adrian User Profile
August 2017
This holiday home is a dream. From the host to the location to the house and the gardens. It is idyllic and beautiful and has everything you need and require. Fiona and Jeremy are wonderful people who will help in any way possible, so pleasant and charming. My wife and our 2 boys aged 5 and 2 had an amazing holiday exploring the area and enjoying the house, river and gardens We hope to return one day soon.
Fiona User Profile
Response from Fiona:
Thank you for your lovely review, Adrian, and we very much hope to see you all again in the not too distant future.
August 2017

Lymington, United KingdomJoined in January 2016
Fiona User Profile

Friendly hosts with wealth of knowledge about the local area, as we have lived here for over 50 years! We love talking about the old mill, and we are also dog owners and sailors (Jeremy is a well-known boatbuilder and sailor). We brought our three sons up here, and now our grandchildren often visit.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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