Lymore life

Redefining your holiday experience
Add onto your stay. Full list in our brochure. Our devoted and hand-picked ‘extended family’ of staff and local service providers are all committed to share with you the indulgent, yet mellow, lifestyle that is Lymore Life.
Our wellness team come into Durns and provide our guests with the ultimate relaxation escape. Full details in our brochure.
Little Lymore
Our specialist team are on hand to create a magical stay for your little ones, From swimming lessons to yoga, to messy art and imaginative play. Giving adults the chance to relax and enjoy their surroundings.
Specialist in children’s services offering childcare, babysitting, creche & nanny services for your little ones during your stay at Durns.
Our Personal trainers have a love of fitness, and it shows. Their focus on a healthy lifestyle, a commitment to a fit physique, and a desire to share their passion with others is apparent, which allows them to serve as positive role models for the exercise challenged or for those who want to take their fitness to the next level.
Group Activities
Do we really need to tell you how fun it would be to get all your friends together for a a sea swim or an afternoon out on the water with paddleboards, whatever you are doing, doing it with friends is always more fun.
Mountain Biking
At Durns we supply our guests with Carrera mountain bikes free of charge, all ready to go. Helmets, locks and lights provided. Our house guide contains plenty of places to explore.
Outdoor Cinema
What better way to spend an evening than at our outdoor cinema. Nestled under the treehouse, the projector with built in Netflix and state of the art headphones is available free of charge through out your stay.
Private Chef
Lio Sene our in house private chef, from the Epernay in champagne area in France. We are incredibly lucky, Michelian star, with an incredible passion for local, seasonal produce. 

Example Spring menu

Cod croquette, courgette, lime and vanilla jam, cauliflower.
Local Asparagus ” Mimosa”, crouton, truffle dressing.
Baby squid, preserved lemon, chargrilled fennel, chorizo puree & crisps.
Goats cheese, pickled vegetables, soft boiled egg, spinach puree.

Mains course
Rump of lamb, aubergine caviar, spring greens, rosti potato, lamb jus.
Tender loin of pork, pea “a la francaise”, braised shallots, confit potatoes, madeira jus.
Wild seatrout, peppers and cucumber tartare, confit beetroot, shrimp sauce vierge.
Roti of Monkfish with basil wrapped with Parma ham, leeks, jerusalem artichoke, blow torch corn, red wine sauce.

Tart tatin, apple caramel and vanilla ice cream.
Pineapple parfait, champagne cake, coconut puree and mango sorbet
Poached rhubarb, toasted oats, yoghurt sorbet.
Chocolate ganache, blueberry puree, coffee cake and milk ice cream.

Prices start at £135 per head.

Hampers, Cook at Home, Freshly Prepared & Picnics packed with locally sourced and fresh produce direct to your door at Durns.

Sample Menus

Full details in our brochure.

Seafood Fruits De Mer:

• Prepared Lobster, Dressed Crab, Large Crevettes, Cockles, Mussels (Cooked in White Wine, Thyme, Shallots), Oysters, Garlic Mayo from The Garlic Farm, Freshly Baked Sourdough, Farmhouse Butter, a Bottle of New Forest Fizz, a Bottle of New Forest White Wine. This will come fully prepared (other than the oysters), with lobster tools, lemons, on ice all ready to tuck into. 

Cheese & Charcuterie:

• A fabulous mix of around 7 local cheeses from Lyburn Farm in The New Forest, The Isle of Wight Cheese Co, and The Book & Bucket Cheese Company, made from sheep, cows, and goats from around The New Forest. We would provide a mix of soft, hard, blue and goat which will vary according to seasons and availability but are all carefully chosen. We would provide locally made Chutney from Pig 'n' Pickles, Forest Foodie Chilli Relish, Cheese Biscuits, all the trimmings (grapes, celery etc.), as well as New Forest Charcuterie. This will again depend on curing times as to exact cuts but generally lomo, coppa, bresaola and whole venison chorizo or red wine salami. Garlic Stuffed Olives from The Garlic Farm, Fresh Sourdough, and a bottle of port. 


• A Mixture of homemade sarnies including smoked salmon with a dill and lemon creme fraiche, smoked ham and rocket, mature cheddar and local pickle, egg & bacon mayo, Forest Foodie smoked paprika & garlic Sausage Roll, Forest Foodie Scones with local jam and clotted cream, Forest Foodie Chocolate Fridge Cake, Kettle Chips, Fentimans soft drinks.

Surf & Turf:

• Hampshire Fillet of Beef, 1/2 Lobster per person, Large Crevettes, Garlic Mayo from The Garlic Farm, Bearnaise Sauce, Fresh Sourdough & Farmhouse Butter, Watercress Salad, paired with two bottles of red wine.

Full details in our brochure.
Pizza Kits
Freshly made dough and fresh ingredients delivered to Durns Door to use with our Gozney Dome Pizza Oven.

Included: Dough ball
Tomato base
Additional Toppings
More details in our brochure

Cook at Home

What could be easier than freshly prepared food, delivered to your door, ready to reheat.

Sample Menu – Full details in our brochure

Main course

Beef Wellington with Hampshire Beef Fillet, Parma Ham, Mushroom Duxelles, Dauphinoise Potatoes, Braised Red Cabbage, Greens, Red Wine Jus.
Luxury Fish Pie with King Prawns, Scallops, Salmon, Smoked Haddock and Locally caught white fish, topped with a Gruyere Breadcrumb crust, served with Samphire.
Garlic & Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb, Dauphinoise, Baked Tenderstem with Parmesan & Chilli, Red Wine Reduction.


Profiteroles with chantilly and a chocolate and caramel melted sauce.
Banoffee Pie.
Lemon & Passion Fruit Possets, served in individual ramekins.

Little Lymore Meals.

Cottage Pie

Mac and Cheese

We can cater for any dietary requirement.

Foodie Groups

Example, full details in our brochure.

Chocolate making workshops.

2-hour workshop you will learn how to make indulgence sea salt caramel truffles.

  • Taste chocolate like a pro with lots of chocolate tasting throughout!
  • Make a caramel chocolate ganache, the centre of a truffle.
  • Learn the secrets of tempering chocolate.
  • Hand roll truffles in milk chocolate
  • Decorate using prints and dusts.
  • Package truffles up in boxes and finish your creations using ribbons.

Family workshops.

In this 90-minute workshop you will learn

  • Piping skills
  • Make a chocolate ganache.
  • Tempering chocolate
  • Making milk chocolate truffles

Cheese and wine evenings 

Cheese and Wine pairing in the bar with our Chef Lio.
8 local cheeses paired with condiments and wine for the ultimate cheese lovers night.

Drinks Experiences

Full details of all our services in our brochure.

What could be better than our very own “Dixie” bar set up in the paddock for sundowners under the old oak tree.

Cocktail Making
2 hour masterclass in our very own bar. 
Create you own signature cocktail or learn some of the classics.

Wine Tasting

From the comfort of Durns.

Relax and unwind.

Sports Massage. 
Holistic and Remedial Massage.

25 minute Express Facial
45 minute Prescription Facial 
60 Minute Facial

Hand and Feet

File & Polish 
Luxury Manicure 

Luxury Pedicure 

More treatments listed in our Lymore Life Brochure.
Mountain Biking
At Durns we supply our guests with Carrera mountain bikes, all ready to go. Helmets, locks and lights provided. Our house guide contains plenty of places to explore, but if you fancied something different…

Two hour guided bike tour direct from Durns. Explore the beauty of The New Forest.

We do not include children’s bikes, but we do have a Burley double trailer buggy.
Sample - All details in our brochure


Swimming Lessons

Personal Training with Mel Rayner - Ultra Marathon runner.

45 mins up to 12 people.

Personal Training sessions.

Aqua Aerobics

Forest Trail Running.

Core Stability. 

Group Activities
Sample Full details and more activities in our brochure Paddle boards and Kayaks

1 Hour Taster session (max of 6 people)
1 Hour Private 1 – 1 1 Hour Private 2 – 1 2 Hour Private 1 – 1 2 Hour Private 2 – 1 Hurst Castle Experience up to a (max of 6)

2 Hour kayak hire from

Sea swimming with Courtney Shannon
Introduction to sea swimming and the benefits of cold water therapy.

Little Lymore
Children’s workshops in the grounds Sample of activites. Full list and details in our brochure

Swimming lessons in our private heated pool with our qualified swimming instructor Courtney Shannon.
Messy Art age 3+
For little hands to explore the world of modelling and painting. Our messy art is great fun, adapted for all ages and abilities.
Chocolate workshop
  • Make a tasty selection of beautiful milk chocolate sea salt shells, with mermaid tails galore!
  • Learn how to temper chocolate, pipe chocolate eat chocolate!
  • Shimmer with dust to make New Forest pony lollipops.
  • Other options to make chocolate men , chocolate bricks
Nanny Service
Specialist in children’s services offering childcare, babysitting, creche & nanny services for your little ones during your stay at Durns. P.O.A
Aero Powerboat Charter
Possibly the most cherished part of Lymore Life is being by the sea. We offer you the ultimate adventure aboard our sleek, private powerboat: ‘Aero’. If you long for watery thrills in the shadow of the mighty ‘Needles’, a sundrenched lunch at ‘The Hut’ at Colwell Bay or sundowners at Hurst Castle, the speed and grace of the iconic ‘Aero’ will leave you feeling exhilarated, sunkissed and free.
The epitome of escapism

Ensuring the ultimate escape. The privacy of a holiday home with the convenience and service of an exclusive hotel.


Design your own Lymore New Forest experience and let the memories begin…