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LOCATION: Lymington lies on the south coast of England between
Southampton and Bournemouth, 90 miles south west of London, approximately
two hours by car from both of London's major airports and one and a half hours by train from Waterloo. The ferry to the Isle of White runs from here and a trip to the island makes a very interesting day out. Queen Victoria's favourite holiday retreat was Osborne House at Cowes (where there is yacht racing in the 1st week of July - Cowes week).
Chequers Green, our much loved family house, is perfect for anyone wishing
to relax and explore this unspoilt area between Lymington and Keyhaven. It
is just a short walk to Adam and Eve creek, Moses Dock, the sea wall and
Pennington Marshes, an area notorious for smuggling in the 18th century.
The surrounding walks are glorious with excellent birdlife and plenty to
attract the artist, photographer or anyone wishing to enjoy a peaceful day.
The original house was built in 1760; since then, it has grown in haphazard
fashion with charming panelled rooms and winding passages which give it a
gently rambling character. The two twin bedded rooms have en-suite
bathrooms and visitors have their own dining room and sitting room. If you
are a keen gardener, you will enjoy the unusual plants and having tea under
the beautiful ancient wistaria. Chequers Green is a no smoking house.
A Mecca for yachtsmen, Lymington life is centred on the river and two busy
marinas. Fish is still landed at the Town Quay which is also full of
visiting yachts. A market fills the High Street on Saturdays and there is
plenty to interest the antique collector. We are lucky to have an
excellent variety of restaurants in the town just over a mile from Chequers
Green and the Chequers Inn (Good Pub Guide) is within walking distance.
Anyone interested in wildlife, walking or bicycling will love the New
Forest. The cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester are less than one
hour away and Stonehenge is just a little farther. Beaulieu Motor Museum, Bucklers Hard Maritime Museum and
Portsmouth's Mary Rose are within easy reach. Ferries sail from Lymington
to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight throughout the day and it is fun to take
your car or bicycle and explore the Island. The Lymington Saturday market is renowned for miles around.
Tarriff: Bed and breakfast: £29 per person per night (29 pounds)
£10 single supplement (10 pounds)
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