On the first floor, leading off from the elegant galleried staircase is Hurst, a most comfortable double room with a 5foot bed and an en-suite shower and loo.


This light and airy room looks out across the rear lawns with their horse chestnut beech and willow trees, thence taking in views across open arable farmland down to the western Solent and the Isle of Wight beyond.

The Lymington/Yarmouth ferries are easily spotted marching hourly across this section of water, and on a fine day they share the space with a multitude of pleasure craft.

At night the water craft become specks of coloured light. If you open the windows and listen, you can hear the owls hooting, sometimes you will hear a fox or two, and in spring, the song of the dawn chorus is all that may disturb your morning slumber.