Impeccable boutique style in seafaring Lymington
With its bare board and York stone floors, jewel shades and candlelit dining, this townhouse boutique hotel in nautical Lymington has all you need for a seaside adventure à deux.
- Trawler-fresh seafood.
- Sailing on the Solent.
- Walks in the New Forest.
- Champagne afternoon teas.
Hit the Spot
In seafaring Lymington, near the New Forest.
There are two eateries – a bistro for light British fare and the popular Seafood Restaurant – a bar where yachties gather, a bright conservatory for afternoon teas and a garden and terrace at the rear.
Good to know
Rooms are not huge, but very well appointed. There's parking across the street.
ParkingThere is a small guest carpark and a large long stay carpark across the road.
AirportSouthampton – 15 miles
TrainLymington and Brockenhurst stations – both minutes away.
PetsWell behaved dogs welcome for a charge of GBP15
ChildrenWelcome for an additional charge of GBP15
Location14-15 High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9AA, United Kingdom
30 rooms including 3 four poster rooms, 4 suites and 2 garden suites.
Rooms at Stanwell House are decorated in attractive country-contemporary style with plenty of modern comforts – check out the flat screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi. Georgian and four-poster rooms are in the oldest part of the hotel, and boast original features too.
Go swagged and smoochy in the Georgian surrounds of Room 25. Or for complete indulgence, splash on on one of the suites, two of which have private roof terraces and the others a ground floor patio. Garden suites have the most contemporary feel.
Eat & Drink
Choose your mood – there are two places to eat here. Opening on to the walled garden at the rear, the Bistro is the place for informal dining. Bite into deep-fried brie with watercress, apple and walnut salad to start, followed by rib-eye steak with potato wedges, field mushrooms and herb butter.
Seafood at Stanwell’s, the hotel’s fish restaurant, is high on style as well as innovative on the culinary front. It specialises in fresh-landed fish and seafood.
Breakfast is served until 10am. Menus feature Fairtrade teas and coffees.
Room service is available from midday to 10pm.
See & Do
Hop on board a ferry to Yarmouth for a day trip to the Isle of Wight, or head to Buckler’s Hard, where many of Nelson’s battle ships were built. Henry Vlll’s castle at Hurst Spit near Christchurch is also worth seeing. Lymingon ranks as one of the world’s premier yachting resorts, so it’s a place to don your deck shoes and get on the water. It’s also on the doorstep of the New Forest, with its villages and wild ponies. Your hosts at Stanwell House can also arrange yacht charters for a fun day out on the Solent, complete with skipper.