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2 nights (May 25 - May 27)
2 adults

Ivy's Bed and Breakfast

4.9 (137 reviews)
Ivy Cottage Jacobs Gutter Lane Eling
Tel: 07794281854
Ivy's Bed and Breakfast is a small friendly cottage based on the outskirts of the New Forest in the hamlet of Eling. Located close to the forest and all its attractions as well as close to the city centre of Southampton. We can offer you the best of both worlds while having a relaxing retreat to return to. With local country pubs, as well as plenty of food establishments nearby you won't go without at Ivy's.

rooms

Room 1

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En suite

Large Double room with king-size bed and separate en-suite with large roll to... more >

Large Double room with king-size bed and separate en-suite with large roll top bath tub and separate shower enclosure. Bathroom has views over the garden.Room Facilities:

  • Large Wardrobes and drawers
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Bath Ensuite
  • Bath Tub
  • Bath/Shower
  • Central Heating
  • Cot on Request
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Extra Linen On Request
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • King Size Bed
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Private Bathroom
  • Remote Control TV
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Wifi Free

Room 2

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En suite

Double room with en-suite shower facilities. more >

Double room with en-suite shower facilities.Room Facilities:

  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Cot on Request
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Extra Linen On Request
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Private Bathroom
  • Remote Control TV
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Wifi Free
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Room 3

Max:  
En suite

Double room with en-suite shower and views out over the garden. more >

Double room with en-suite shower and views out over the garden.Room Facilities:

  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Cot on Request
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Extra Linen On Request
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Private Bathroom
  • Remote Control TV
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Wifi Free

Facilities

  • Breakfast Room
  • Children Welcome
  • Early Breakfast By Arrangement
  • Garden For Residents' Use
  • Internet Access
  • Packed Lunch By Arrangement

Policies

Check In: Between 15:00 and 22:00
Check Out: Between 10:00 and 10:30
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Pets: Pets are not allowed.
Groups: Groups are accepted up to a maximum of 6 people. No stag and hen groups.

Average

4.9
out of 5
137 reviews

100% recommend

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5
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31st October 2018:

Highly recommend. Lovely room and breakfast. Prompt communication.

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5
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22nd October 2018:

An excellent "home from home" stay.

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Ideal for joining a cruise from Southampton.

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5
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22nd October 2018:

A lovely room, and very comfortable bed, good location, just what I needed for my overnight stay.

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5
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19th October 2018:

Lovely room in a very nice house in very pleasant surroundings. The hosts were very attentive and breakfast was amazing. I would definitely recommend Ivys and we will definitely be back Richard and Tanya

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5
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14th October 2018:

This bed & breakfast is one of the best. The room is spacious, the breakfast is fit for a king. Hannah is very helpful and nothing is too much trouble.

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The White Hart at Cadnam has an excellent range of wine and food to suit everyone including dishes for vegetarians. Need to reserve a table at weekends.

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4.8
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27th September 2018:

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If you need a taxi into Southampton make sure you book as it can take a while to arrive

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4.8
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27th September 2018:

A nice one night stay. Very helpful and accommodating.

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4.8
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25th September 2018:

Super room and delicious breakfast.

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5
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18th September 2018:

I booked one night for two American friends on a touring holiday. They were both very impressed with their accommodation and the friendly greeting. They would definitely want to stay there on their next stay in the U.K.

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5
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13th September 2018:

Great couple happy to stay again thanks

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5
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4th September 2018:

Best b b in Southampton quiet great breakfast home from home

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Walk to pub on small Marina five minutes

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5
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1st September 2018:

Perfect absolutely the highest standards all round

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Spoilt for choice from the forest to Southampton

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5
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28th July 2018:

Another lovely stay at Ivy Cottage, top notch room , breakfast and welcome, we'll be back.

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5
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24th July 2018:

Perfect overnight stay in beautiful location. Room spotless & very comfortable. Hannah cooked lovely breakfast and set us up for the day. When in area will definitely stay again.

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5
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20th July 2018:

Made us very welcome with an excellent breakfast. Riley very cute & friendly. Hope to return so can see more of area

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Pub next door did a good pizza on Friday night

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4.8
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1st July 2018:

Quite location,staff / owner very friendly and lovely breakfasts.

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5
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26th June 2018:

We were given a very warm welcome. The room was spotlessly clean and airy and met all our requirements. The breakfast was superb and we would certainly return should we be in the area.

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This B&B is well situated for the New Forest and Southampton and travellers should not be put off by its location. Easy access to Beaulieu and Buckler's Hard.

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4.8
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16th June 2018:

Bedrooms were very good, as were both Hannah & Steve.

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Unable to pass any comment as our stay was for 1 (one) night only and we had left by 7.00am to catch the ferry to Guernsey.

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5
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8th June 2018:

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5
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28th May 2018:

A home away from home. Great location to explore the New Forest from. Hannah and Steve make one feel so welcome.

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5
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14th May 2018:

Excellent - a beautiful cottage in a lovely setting. Very comfortable rooms and an excellent breakfast. Thank you!

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4.8
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13th May 2018:

Hannah and Steve very welcoming and Riley a delight. Fabulous breakfast. Very comfortable bed and lovely linen. I had a beautiful view across garden and countryside from my window, very peaceful and restful. I will definitely recommend to friends and I will return too.

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I am a gardens and countryside person. I would recommend a trip to Exbury Gardens, and a great place for a tasty salad lunch. Also Hilliers Garden Centre and Arboretum in Romsey. Beautiful walking amongst fabulous trees and delicious cake and coffee.

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4.8
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8th May 2018:

We had a very good stay in this place.

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5
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27th April 2018:

A very comfy room, delicious breakfast beautifully cooked by Hannah. I spent a relaxing week in lovely surroundings with Steve and Hannah's gorgeous cocker spaniel called Riley.

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5
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21st April 2018:

Friendly hosts without being "over chummy". Relaxing, lovely setting.

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Exbury Gardens, Lepe Beach and Beaulieu are easy to get to. Pilgrims Inn does lovely food with a good choice of dishes.

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5
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20th April 2018:

Thanks very much for a lovely stay, enjoyed the drinks in your barn. Paul and jackie x

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Great pub next door.

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4.5
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20th April 2018:

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5
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4th April 2018:

Room beautifully decorated with a fabulous bathroom and comfortable bed. Plus a delicious breakfast in the morning and friendly hosts with an adorable dog. What more could you ask ?

Tips:

Just a few minutes drive from the forest for plenty of good walks and good country pubs. Would recommend the Oak Inn at Bank and the Pig at Brockenhurst. Or if you're heading the other way into Southampton then pay the Dancing Man Brewery a visit for good food and beer.

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5
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3rd April 2018:

Ivy's B&B is in a very peaceful location. The room was immaculately clean and the staff very friendly. My husband stated that he breakfast was the best he had ever had at a B&B or hotel.

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Southampton city is just a short drive away, so you have the best of both worlds. B&B easy to find.

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5
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13th February 2018:

Great location, Fantastic Hosts, incredible breakfast, lovely rooms and a very friendly spaniel to welcome you! Will definitely book again.

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Local pubs and eateries, Southampton and the Cruise terminal 20 mins away and the New Forrest 10 mins away.

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5
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10th January 2018:

Gracious hosts, beautiful house, very clean, gorgeous furnishings, comfy bed, tasty breakfast, and, best of all, super friendly/cute dog! We'll miss you Riley!

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Pub right next door is great for a drink. Easy driving distance to Southampton and New Forest. Our favorite place to eat was the Oak Inn in Lyndhurst!

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4.5
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13th November 2017:

Very good communication and accommodating.

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Pub next door only open certain days of the week but very friendly and nice place to enjoy a pizza and a pint. Also occasional live music. Well worth a visit.

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5
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13th November 2017:

What a lovely little place. Very friendly. The room was perfect with a super comfy bed, nice cotton bedding and a great shower room. Breakfast was perfectly cooked and the hospitality was great. I was surprised that they didn't take card payments(although this may have been documented somewhere and I missed it)... highly recommended and when I need a bolt hole again I will return!!

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5
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9th November 2017:

First class,friendly accommodation. Spotlessly clean with every requirement catered for, even a small fridge on the landing with fresh milk for tea and coffe in your room. Idyllic surroundings in a small hamlet with a pub next door and a beautiful church makes you feel removed from the hustle and bustle and yet a short walk takes you over a quaint toll bridge to Totton with a good selection of shops, supermarket, pubs and cafes. Highly recommend for a relaxing break with lots of places to visit close by. Oops nearly forgot the breakfast - yummy, yummy!

Tips:

An ideal spot to visit Southampton, Salisbury, Winchester and the New Forest. You can even leave your car, stroll down to Totton and catch a bus to any of the above - relax and enjoy.

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5
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30th October 2017:

Another great stay, lovely big room, beautifully decorated. Nice and peaceful, slept like a log.

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King Rufus pub next door, not open during this visit, so tried The Anchor by the Tide Mill, good location, staff very friendly, food basic pub fayre.

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4.8
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29th October 2017:

Very nice house, clean and comfortable room. Excellent breakfast. Hannah was very friendly.

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4.8
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27th October 2017:

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We did not have a car, so we took an easy walk into Eling center, passing St Mary's church and cemetery, both very interesting. There is a hand-forged gate that is remarkable at the entrance to the walk along the church and cemetery. We only stayed overnight on our way to Southampton and a crossing on Queen Mary2. Our room was bright and very clean. Our windows overlooked the duck pen and meadow. On arrival, it was easy for us to take a cab from Southampton's National Express Coach station (from Heathrow) to Ivy's and return to embarkation on QM2 the next day.

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4.8
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25th October 2017:

Clean, comfortable and beautifully furnished room. Cooked breakfast was delicious. Outstanding value for money.

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5
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11th October 2017:

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4.8
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10th October 2017:

Lovely B&B in a quiet area so near the New Forest and Southampton. It was great to be able to leave our car at the cottage whilst we went on a short Cruise from Southampton. Would definitely go again.

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4.8
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2nd October 2017:

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5
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23rd September 2017:

We had a fantastic time at Ivy's bed & breakfast. The perfect location with great rooms & breakfasts. Hannah & Steve were very helpful & friendly. We look forward to staying there again!

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5
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18th September 2017:

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5
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17th September 2017:

The Ivy bed and breakfast is a delight to stay at. The bedrooms are clean and beautifully decorated. Bedroom 1 has a gorgeous bathroom with a stand alone bath and big shower. The breakfast is amazing, freshly cooked with quality ingredients. Only a short drive into Southampton a much nicer and friendlier alternative to a hotel. Highly recommended.

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5
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6th September 2017:

Our hosts (and their dog) were very welcoming and friendly. The rooms - bedroom and en suite bathroom - were huge and sunny. They were extremely comfortable and well equipped. All of this overlooking a lovely garden with ducks.

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Definitely try the King Rufus pub next door! There are also nice walks along the waterfront near the Eling tide mill.

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5
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1st September 2017:

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5
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29th August 2017:

Pretty quiet location, the back bedroom overlooks the garden where there are ducks. Lovely breakfast sets you up for the day.

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We visited Bursledon Brickworks, SO31 7HB. This was really interesting with a lot more to see than we realised.

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5
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26th August 2017:

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4.8
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21st August 2017:

It was our second stay at Ivy's B&B. Just like last time, we had a great stay. Steve and Hannah are great hosts. We definitly come back a next time.

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The pub next door is very nice and the owners are just as friendly as Hannah and Steve. On Friday there is a Pizza night and on Saturday live music.

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4.8
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24th July 2017:

Fresh milk for the bedroom hot drinks was a nice touch. Loved the setting. As discussed, bathroom in Rm 3 was a tad small, particularly for my height, look forward to experiencing one of the other larger options next time!

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The King Rufus pub next door, was very welcoming with good beer and food (very limited menu) and on Saturdays some great live music which varies from week to week.

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4.8
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24th July 2017:

Very clean and comfortable with a great breakfast

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5
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18th July 2017:

Lovely peaceful B&B that is comfortable and homely. With a nice cafe/pub next door (literally) and other eateries just across the river it is a great place to stay. Loved the ducks, the garden and of course Riley!

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Make a few days of it. We stayed one night because we were travelling onwards to the port but wished we'd stayed a couple of nights now.

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16th July 2017:

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4.8
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9th July 2017:

One of the best B&B's that we have ever stayed in "at home or abroad", it really is a 5 Star experience staying at Ivy's, but that's topped up by the welcome you get from Riley the resident pooch :-) Over the years we have stayed at near all the Hotels in Southampton overnighting before going for a cruise. The Hotels used to be decent, now they are looking tired and their rates have gone up quite a bit, add to that they can be noisy. We would highly recommend Ivy's for a pre cruise stay, or just a quiet week end, nice pub next door, or a 10 minute walk down a country lane to "The Village Bells" where they put on some pretty decent food and a great pint at very reasonable prices.

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If you get a taxi from Southampton make sure the meter is running, we were charged £30 by one of the taxi's on the rank at Southampton Central railway station. The next day Hanna @ Ivy's called a local taxi for us, they took us further {to the Cunard Dock} and only charged us £18 !!!

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4.5
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2nd July 2017:

Nice and relaxed attitude. Lovely breakfast.

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5
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25th June 2017:

Lovely place to stay, delicious breakfast, comfy bed, wonderful roll top bath big enough to really relax after a busy day.... everything we needed had been thought of. Thank you!

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Pub next door lovely. It is called the King Rufus. Go on a Friday early evening to have local ale and wood fired oven pizza (only on Friday and they finish serving at 8.15) or go on a Saturday for music. Finish with a game of table tennis on their outdoor table...

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23rd June 2017:

Room was beautiful, very well presented and clean, bed was comfortable. Breakfast was great.

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5
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22nd June 2017:

Very comfortable, clean B&B with excellent breakfast

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Pub next door only limited opening days

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5
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22nd June 2017:

Perfect and peaceful location near Southhampton. Hannah and Steve and the dog Riley will give You a warm welcome. Hannahs Breakfast is delicious.

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The anchor inn for dinner with harbour view

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5
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19th June 2017:

You guys were so friendly and welcoming! Really enjoyed the late night beers around the BBQ and Riley the dog.

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Absolutely loved the outdoor space but it comes at the cost of being quite far from public transport so would recommend this bnb to drivers.

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5
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4th June 2017:

very quiet. beautiful setting

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4.8
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2nd June 2017:

A lovely B&B, well situated for the New Forest and close to Southampton. Very comfortable room, well appointed, though the basin in room 3 is a bit small. Delicious large breakfast, no need to eat for the rest of the day!

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The pub next door is only open some days but it is less than a half-mile walk to the Anchor, on Bartley Water, which serves standard pub food.

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5
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29th May 2017:

Ivy's is a great place to stay, made so by Hannah and Steve's friendly yet unobtrusive style. Our room, number 2, was a decent size, attractively furnished and showed attention to detail - biscuits with the drinks facilities, fresh milk, tissues, cotton buds, water and wine glasses, good quality towels. Breakfast featured good quality produce and their own duck eggs. WE really enjoyed our stay - thanks!

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The King Rufus pub next door is welcoming, doesn't seem to advertise food other than pizza on Friday's but Philippa will put something together for you. Gypsy swing jazz on the Saturday night we visited that saw Roy the landlord appear from the toilets with his double bass to join in.

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5
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2nd May 2017:

Hannah and her husband warmly welcome you to their home. Our room was lovely and cosy and the breakfast was excellent. The location was nice and quiet and ideal for those needing to stay overnight before flying from Southampton Airport or going on a cruise or for simply needing a base for visiting the area.

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29th April 2017:

Excellent location, accomodation, food and service. The quality of the b and b and its peaceful location make Ivy's B&B excellent value.

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Good local pup with food within 10 minutes walk for an evening meal in a friendly location

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4.8
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12th April 2017:

Thank you, and well done.

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24th March 2017:

A splendid family run b&b. Hannah and Steve made us feel very welcome. Superb breakfasts!

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14th March 2017:

It was a lovely experience staying with you and we were delighted to make the acquaintance of Riley the dog.

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Go on foot to the Anchor Inn - it's a nice walk

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4.8
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7th March 2017:

great location and lovely setting, clean rooms, great breakfast and easy travel to Southampton and the new forest. All good book with confidence.

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4.8
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20th February 2017:

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17th February 2017:

LOVELY QUIET LOCATION VERY COMFORTABLE BED EXCELLENT BREAKFAST VERY FRIENDLY & HELPFUL WOULD DEFINITELY STAY AGAIN

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17th February 2017:

A lovely place with a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We hope to stay at the Ivy House again, next time we spend time in Totton.

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30th January 2017:

Great stay at Ivy's, lovely clean room and friendly hosts.cute little pub right next door too which is handy.

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5
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20th January 2017:

Coming at a quiet time of year and being the only visitors we were rather spoiled and had Riley almost all to ourselves! What can we add to previous reviews? Excellent food, well appointed room, warm and snug, wifi, TV, even a fridge for fresh milk for our in-room tea/coffee, and breakfast eggs straight from the hens in the back garden. Country cottage living doesn't get much better than this. We'll be back :o)

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Be prepared for LOTS of cuddles with Riley !!

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5
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12th December 2016:

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29th November 2016:

We stayed for 2 nights in Room 2. It was lovely and clean, had a very comfy bed with good quality linen, an effective shower and tea and coffee making facilities with fresh milk avaiable. We had a delicious breakfast each morning. Highly recommended

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4.5
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13th November 2016:

A warm welcome and a lovely stay in a beautiful room with a fantastic breakfast. Will definitely return.

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Take care when finding the property it can be tricky particularly in the dark because the lane is split by a main road. Make sure you enter Eling into the Sat Nav and if you get lost head for the King Rufus pub which is a couple of doors away.

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5th November 2016:

An enjoyable stay with nice rooms and great hospitality. Cooked breakfast was amazing!

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5
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24th October 2016:

Lovely B and B.. Very well appointed rooms and very tastefully furnished. Lovely hosts, awesome breakfast and a great welcome from Riley! Would happily return and would highly recommend.

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5
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21st October 2016:

Great place with perfect hosts

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5
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30th September 2016:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Room 1. Hannah was a very kind and gracious host. Breakfast was cooked beautifully. We would highly recommend this charming and comfortable B&B to others.

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We followed directions from Google Maps to Ivy's B&B without a problem. A short drive to Southampton will present you with multiple options for dining, shopping and entertainment.

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5
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25th September 2016:

Hannah and Steve are great hosts and serve a very well cooked and generous breakfast with eggs from their own ducks and chickens. Our room was large and airy, very clean and had a wonderful large roll top bath with plenty of piping hot water. We will certainly book with them again when next we are in the area.

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There are lots of lovely places to visit along the coast and in the New Forest. We went for the Southampton Boat Show for which Ivy's was only 10 minutes drive away. It was lovely to get back to the peace and tranquility after a busy day at the Show.

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4.8
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24th September 2016:

Outstanding - A true gem

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5
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23rd September 2016:

What a wonderful place to stay. Just like home Excellent accomodation,and the owners were very friendly. The breakfast was superb.

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5
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20th September 2016:

Hannah & Steve were very welcoming. We enjoyed our chat over breakfast and would certainly recommend this B&B.

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5
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19th September 2016:

Lovely home, bed and pillows so comfy. Great hosts. Would visit again in a heartbeat. Not forgetting Riley. Thank you for having us

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5
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9th September 2016:

It was fantastic!

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pub in the harbour

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5
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5th September 2016:

Fantastic hospitality. Lovely comfortable clean room. Nice tranquil location, ideal for walking. Ample parking. Definitely stay again

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Within easy reach of view of the estuary & local pubs.

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5
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30th August 2016:

Hannah and Steve are the perfect hosts. They are a very fun loving couple with a chilled outlook on life. We stayed in room 1 which is a large airy room with a gorgeous large attached bathroom with a fantastic rolled top bath. Hannah's breakfast is to die for. It's large and very tasty consisting of local sausages and fresh eggs from their own chickens. It really sets you up nicely for the day. I can't praise Ivy's B & B enough and we will definitely be returning for another stay. Thanks Hannah and Steve

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5
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19th August 2016:

A home from home

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5
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14th August 2016:

Friendly hosts who were attentive and readily available. Excellent breakfast,we would certainly stay again.

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4.3
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25th July 2016:

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5
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21st July 2016:

Ivy's is a really gorgeous little place. Hannah made me feel totally welcome and at ease, without being intrusive. My room ('cosy double') was a good size with a small but perfectly designed en suite, and all the extras you need (TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee, toiletries) plus a lovely view over the beautiful garden and the chickens/ducks! It also has the most comfortable bed and pillows I have ever slept on! The breakfast room is spacious and the food is absolutely delicious, the variety on offer is brilliant for such a small place. I can't wait to go again!

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5
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19th July 2016:

Chuffing place Lovely garden A little oasis

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5
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8th July 2016:

Hannah and Steve could not have been nicer and made us very welcome the breakfast was excellent.the rooms were clean and tidy we would recommend ivy cottage bb to anyone

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5
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27th June 2016:

Thoroughly enjoyed staying at Ivys. The owners were very friendly and made us both feel welcome. Breakfast was really nice too.

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The place is easy to get to and is located in a quiet location. It is close to a local pub that serves quality food as well.

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5
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21st June 2016:

Exceptional - perfect weekend! Charming country cottage, tastefully decorated, peaceful, comfortable, clean, friendly, fab breakfast! Easy to find, ample parking, huge garden, cute ducks, felt quite rural, yet only a few minutes drive to city centre! Loved Riley, gorgeous dog. Sorry to leave - hope to be back soon.

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5
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21st June 2016:

Lovely hosts and lovely service. The cottage is located in a nice and quiet area with a big garden. The room was clean and the space was used cleverly for storage. Everything you need is catered for and the breakfast is lovely.

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5
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17th June 2016:

A warm welcome in a relaxed atmosphere, made to feel at home. A very nice house with lovely bedrooms. Very clean and tidy. Fresh milk available for in-room tea/coffee was very nice. I should have re-iterated the need for a gluten free diet prior to arrival. Breakfast was very good but perhaps the tea could be served in a teapot rather than a cup with teabag?! A very pleasant and comfortable one-night stay, thank you.

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Great location, quiet and rural. Close to the New Forest but this was not my reason for staying. Two local pubs, one right next door the other within walking distance. The 'local' does have limited opening times. Eling Tide Mill will be a great local attraction when renovated.

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5
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12th June 2016:

Absolutely ideal location whether you're intention is to spend time in Southampton or see the New Forest (which we haven't yet). Our room was clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated in natural calming tones, which after a long drive was very welcome as all we wanted to do was relax. The ensuite was also immaculately clean, tastefully decorated and spacious. The owners were very accommodating and helpful. They had thought of everything to make our stay as relaxing and enjoyable. Nothing was too much trouble. We had a cooked breakfast which was probably the best we've ever had when staying away from home.

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Perfect for New Forest, Southampton theatres, pre & post cruise stays, or like us visiting our daughter who is just finishing her studies in Southampton. We'll definitely come back and stay for a few days, so we can explore this beautiful part of Hampshire more fully.

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4.3
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10th June 2016:

A good and enjoyable stay!!Thank you.

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5
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31st May 2016:

My husband, two children and myself stayed here the weekend. I cannot speak highly enough about the owners, they were so friendly and would put themselves out everyday to make your stay special. While my husband and I would eat breakfast they would take the kids and feed the chickens with them, my kids felt comfortable with them and their beautiful dog 'Riley'. The house itself is beautiful, clean and well kept. The garden is simply gorgeous!! Defo be back to this gem.

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The b&b have a pub next door which is ideal for a cheeky drink. For food we went into a little town called lynhurst which was 10 minutes drive. Lots of places to choose from. The b&b is very close to a lovely farm that the kids loved, poultons park and a zoo. It's a great spot.

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5
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30th May 2016:

A warm welcome, a most comfortable bed, and then a top class breakfast, this lovely B and B cannot be beaten!

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The Anchor Inn, recommended by our hosts, provided a good evening meal. Walking by the river was good, the harbour is interesting. The Tide Mill should be good when refurbished.

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5
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23rd May 2016:

Ace Pad we will be back

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5
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23rd May 2016:

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4.8
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3rd May 2016:

This B&B is run by the two most welcoming people, the rooms are beautifully clean & comfortable and the breakfast is superb. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay in the area.

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The surrounding area and New Forest is beautiful, bring your bike!

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5
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10th April 2016:

Comfortable, cosy with excellent breakfast. Lovely souroundings. Friendly hosts. Parking private and roomy.

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Good food in local pub recommended by hostess.

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4.8
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25th March 2016:

Very clean and tidy, Owners are very pleasant and helpful and I would definitely use it again ☺

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Handy for the new forest and Southampton were there is plenty to see and do.

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5
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23rd February 2016:

A beautifully maintained B&B in a quaint setting, only minutes away from the centre of Southampton. Hannah and Steve, the hosts, were welcoming, helpful and friendly. They took care of all our needs and made us feel right at home. The full English breakfast was delicious and served in a comfortable setting. The room was delightful, with lovely en suite facilities and ample furniture. Definitely a place we will return to if we head back that way and will recommend to anyone else going there too! Thank you both.

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Great location for visiting Newforest or Southampton. Local village is beautiful. Anchors Arms is only a few minutes' drive away and served delicious food at very good prices. Southampton offers many delights, including amazing touring shows at The Mayflower Theatre.

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5
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17th February 2016:

I thoroughly enjoyed my short stay and would certainly visit again without hesitation; very relaxed, comfortable and a superb breakfast! thanks Hannah. PS lovely garden

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5
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8th February 2016:

absolutely beautiful rooms and delightful staff

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5
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24th December 2015:

We found the Ivy Cottage perfect for our one night stay. We enjoyed the Full English Breakfast and your location was convenient for us.

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5
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11th November 2015:

Great fresh English breakfast. The eggs are from the chicken in the garden next to the cottage!! The hosts are lovely.

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Use the toll bridge (1 GBP per day) in order to avoid traffic in the morning.

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4.8
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30th October 2015:

Just like being a guest at a friends house. Excellent breakfast, very friendly owner, bathroom very small.

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Walked to Totton to catch the train to Soton. Easy and pleasant walk over the mill dam.

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4.8
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19th October 2015:

Fantastic from start to finish. A lovely couple, their dog was a real cutie and the house and gardens were gorgeous. Breakfast was amazing every day and cooked upon request, exactly how we wanted it. Our room was awesome - the biggest in the three available and had a roll top bath and rain shower too overlooking the garden and chickens. If we are ever in the area again we'll definitely bear them in mind.

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The pub next door was not serving food when we stayed but possibly due to change owners. Check out the list of restaurants the B+B give you. We tried a local pub and a Thai place - both lovely.

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4.8
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18th October 2015:

Lovely large room. Ensuite with roll top bath was amazing! Great breakfast and friendly hosts - definitely be coming back again

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5
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8th October 2015:

It's a lovely cottage, really clean. Staff polite and helpful, breakfast delicious - they have their own chickens so the eggs are really fresh. The WiFi reception is strong, so ideal if you're away on business.

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5
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23rd September 2015:

We were pleased to stay 2 nights at this B&B. This is a really high quality B&B finished to a very high specification and yet it was homely and comfortable. We received a very warm welcome. Parking was off road. This is a delightful B&B. Our room was huge and spotless and there was lots of space to put our travelling stuff. The bed was also huge with lots of pillows. There was a large window which looked out the front of the property and it was quiet at night. The decor was lovely with natural colours. It also had an enormous bathroom with a powerful shower, and a roll top bath in the centre looking out to the back garden and apple trees,. A proper english garden. The bath was lovely and so were the luxurious high quality towels (a rare find I find in B&B’s nowadays). My only niggle was the bathroom floor was tiled and I was worried about slipping or dropping something on it, that said anti slip mats were provided and it wouldn’t put me off staying there again. There was a lovely selection of teas and coffee in our room with lovely big mugs and a large TV. Breakfasts were delicious with local produce and eggs from the garden. We would not hesitate to stay here again, it is much better than a hotel, in fact we could quite easily move in!

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5
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10th September 2015:

really impressed, loved it

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5
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6th September 2015:

Lovely house in a beautiful,setting. Our room was spacious and had everything we needed. Breakfast was large, and very good. Would recommend Ivy's to anyone without hesitation. Also, the dog Riley, was gorgeous.

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4.8
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4th September 2015:

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5
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4th September 2015:

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4.5
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26th August 2015:

Lovely B & B tucked away in beautiful surroundings although tricky to drive in and out of Eling. Fabulous Full English breakfast. En- suite was a little small although shower was a good size. A seat for the dressing table would be a good idea. Bed too soft for us although others would think floating on cloud.

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Eling Tide Mill is currently being refurbished so not open until Dec next year.

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4.5
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26th August 2015:

very comfortable beds! Great breakfast! just the bathroom was a little bit too small for us, but clean and practical, so it was allright. thank you for your hospitality, we enjoyed our stay and hope to come back in the future!

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5
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17th August 2015:

The room in Ivy's B&B is very cosy, comfortable and clean. The location is nice, quiet and has a lovely garden. They have a private parking. Breakfast is great, a lot of choice! Hannah and Steve a very friendly and helpfull. (giving information about for exemple where to eat, to go and how to get there.) And Riley is the cutest dog! I would absolutely recommend a stay at Ivy's!

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Visit New Forest Dinner at the Indian restaurant in Totton. (10 to 15 min. walk from the B&B)

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5
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17th August 2015:

Thank you so much for a pleasant stay. You have a beautiful place.

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Book eating establishments in advance if staying on a Friday or Saturday night, as the two places we tried were fully booked.

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5
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2nd August 2015:

You had a lovely approach, that worked for us, of mixing a modern facility and service with traditional values. Well done.

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Certainly recommend stopping here as a leap frog point for cruising facilities. We stopped for one night and left the car for a week for the same price of parking the car at the dock. Great place as a B&B for New Forest biking hols.

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5
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29th July 2015:

Friendly owners, with lovely room within pretty grounds. Great full English breakfast and child friendly loveable dog.

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Great location for Peppa Pig World and New Forest

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5
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24th July 2015:

A truly lovely place to stay. Peaceful location, with a beautiful garden and cottage feel. Very tastefully decorated, very comfortable bed and fabulous bathroom. The rolltop bath in the middle was a lovely surprise! Our hosts were very friendly and welcoming and the breakfast delicious. Definitely an address to remember and we would love to come back!

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Very well placed for the New Forest and the Isle of Wight, both of which we visited during our stay. Some lovely pubs to eat and drink at within a 15 minute drive.

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4.8
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21st July 2015:

Lovely b&b run by a welcoming and helpful couple. Breakfast was huge and locally sourced. All the rooms were tastefully decorated with a fantastic roll top bath in ours. Location was great and easy to access the new forest and the coast.

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Great indian restaurant in Lyndhurst

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4.8
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13th July 2015:

Very comfortable stay in a friendly, welcoming place!

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5
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11th July 2015:

Absolutely stunning location and fabulous place to stay. Would highly recommend.

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4.8
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6th July 2015:

Beautiful room in beautiful landscape. Exellent service and breakfast. Give our regards to Riley :-).

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Next restaurants in Totton about 30 minutes walk away.

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4.8
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6th July 2015:

We loved it, awsome little place.. We cant wait to be back. Keep working hard guys and you will be very succesfull.

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5
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29th June 2015:

Hannah and Steve are delightful hosts and their house is a perfect place for a quiet retreat right on the edge of the New Forest. The bedrooms are beautifully appointed and all the facilities are top class. I also have to mention the breakfast as it was one of the best I have had! We only stayed one night but will definitely book again if in the area. Highly recommended!

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5
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1st June 2015:

Brilliant b&b. Hoping for a return visit. Excellent hosts. Breakfast was amazing, one of the best I've had when on my travels! Comfy bed and a great nights sleep.

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4.8
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26th May 2015:

Steve & Hannah were really friendly and accommodating and together with their friendly dog Riley made us feel at home. Lovely clean facilities and great breakfast.

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