The epitome of escapism:
‘Durns’ is the jewel in Lymore New Forest’s crown. Our attention to detail and service you expect from a 5* hotel will elevate your holiday to become a truly magical experience. Sleeping up to 10 adults or 8 Adults and 8 Children when mixed using our “Dorm Style” room.
Durns : Georgian history redefined.
‘Durns’ means ‘secret river’ in old New Forest dialect and this romantic name epitomises Lymore New Forest’s vision to reinvent ‘Durns’ as a luxurious holiday escape. With its history as an agrarian family homestead, ‘Durns’ is synonymous with peaceful productivity, and our desire to create versatile accommodation, over its three floors, chimes with ‘Durns’ utilitarian past. Sat proudly behind an immaculate croquet lawn, the intricate chequered brickwork and lattice windows of the farmhouse look out over five acres of your own private estate.
Included in your stay
  • Landrover
    Defender 110
  • All Year Heated Pool & Jacuzzi
  • Pool house & games room
  • Essentials Pantry
  • Mountain
  • Concierge
  • Outdoor kitchen with pizza oven
  • Outdoor
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A homely blend of luxury and style.
Influenced by contrasting textures of velvet and natural, washed linen, the interior at Durns instantly creates a stylish, yet homely, welcome befitting its agrarian past, but with the aspiration of an exclusive twenty-first century holiday experience. Each room is uniquely designed to reveal its own individual character, yet seamlessly integrates into the neutral textured palette of the house. From a fully-stocked pantry, to a snug with X-box games and fluffy robes and slippers for guests, inside ‘Durns’ is relaxation guaranteed.
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Explore the ‘Durns’ Interior

Sleeping up to 10 Adults or 8 Adults and 8 Children when mixed.

Versatile Space spread over three floors plus the extra sleeping in the Shepherds Hut in the grounds.

The Shepherds hut is exclusively for your use. Secluded and private with in this 5 acre estate.

Heated all year round outdoor pool, copper spa bath, pool house and bar. Outdoor kitchen with pizza oven and outdoor cinema below the tree house. Exclusive use and fully insured Land Rover for you to use, not to mention the mountain bike fleet stored in the garage.

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Tom and Juliette – Owners
‘Durns’ is the passion and dedication of husband and wife team, Tom and Juliette. Their vision is to create the most warm and inviting destination in the New Forest, complete with their unrivalled signature style of sophisticated luxury. ‘Lymore Life’ is inspired by their own enviable lifestyle, and it is their joy and pleasure to share a slice of their family life with you.
Hannah – Lymore Manager
Sister to Tom and a celebrated events designer, Hannah’s boundless, creative flair and devotion to an unrivalled holiday experience, ensures an unforgettable family stay at ‘Durns’. As the estate manager, Hannah will work tirelessly with you, from booking to departure, to create a unique bespoke holiday experience.
Tristan – Groundskeeper
Tristan is our skilled and patient groundskeeper. With the arduous job of nurturing our ever-changing landscape at ‘Durns’, Tristan’s perfectionism really is the crowning glory of ‘Durns’.
Justine and Maxine – Housekeeping
Our housekeeping duo of sisters, Justine and Maxine, are an integral cog in the immaculate running of the ‘Durns’ household. Old-fashioned hospitality is at the heart of what they do and they are eager to please all of our guests, no matter the request.
‘Our’ Little Lymore
Family memories are at the core of Lymore New Forest and our little Lymore helpers are all part of the team at ‘Durns’. Our big and not-so-big brothers, sisters and cousins are all part of the family-run experience. From making a cute appearance on our popular Social Media outlets, to riding the lawnmower on the expansive paddock and getting stuck in on changeover days, our children are the reason we strive to deliver a superior service with an undeniable family touch.
Lymore’s Family of suppliers
Our ‘extended’ family and dedicated team of local suppliers are passionate exponents of New Forest life and highly experienced in the service and produce they provide for you at ‘Durns’. Using our extensive local knowledge, our hand-picked team of local suppliers continue the ‘family’ experience we champion at Lymore New Forest.
Design your own Lymore New Forest experience and let the memories begin…