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The Tower Sway

Sway, Lymington, Hampshire, England
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A unique folly with 14 storeys, pool, tennis court + far-reaching views, near the New Forest. B&B 2/3 night weekend stays offered Apr-Oct.


Book 2 nights and get 40% discount on the 3rd night, continental breakfast included. Valid every weekend from April until the end of Sept 2019


Take advantage of an opportunity to stay in the iconic Sway Tower. It is one of Britain's great follys and most unusual buildings, set on the border of the New Forest, close to the sea and the historical town of Lymington. The owners now wish to offer the opportunity of spending a long weekend in 1 of 2 super kingsize double ensuite bedrooms, each accommodating 2 people, within the tower on a bed & breakfast basis, between 11 April and 28 October 2019.

The unique property has 14 storeys and is 218 feet high and can be seen from miles around. It was built in the 1880s by an eccentric landowner, Andrew Thomas Turton Peterson, and was the first major building in Britain to be made from concrete. The design was influenced by his time in India.

There is an indoor pool and tennis court for guests use at The Tower Sway. The rooms offered are on 2 separate floors, the 3rd and 4th. These are reached by an enclosed spiral staircase and therefore are not suitable for people with restricted mobility.

Minimum 2/3 night stay over the weekends only.

Dependant on date, £159.00 to £219.00 per night for 2 persons, bed and good breakfast, minimum two night.

No Pets. However there is a cat and dog hotel within a very short distance of The Tower Sway.

Room Types

Double Ensuite

Nearest Airport/s

Bournemouth / Southampton