70. 14 on ground floor, 12 tree-house suites in grounds, 1 suitable for disabled.
3 lounges, bar, restaurant, function rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, spa, indoor 17-metre swimming pool, 130-acre grounds (outdoor 15-metre heated swimming pool, tennis centre, par-3 golf course).
‘subtle’ in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in tree-house suites only, not in public rooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room £325–£1,595. Breakfast £26, à la carte £70. Minimum two night stay required most weekends.
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Good Hotel Guide Review
There’s a ‘great atmosphere’ at this privately owned country house spa hotel (Relais & Châteaux), unstintingly luxurious yet completely family friendly. Fifty years strong – with a commemorative book to prove it – it continues to innovate (a purpose-built cookery school and restaurant complex are next on the agenda). ‘The attention to detail is excellent,’ enthuses a reader in 2016. If the sky’s the limit, book a tree-house suite, built on stilts in a secluded forest setting – each suite has floor-to-ceiling windows, a wood-burning stove, a whirlpool tub, a kitchenette, and a breakfast hamper delivered to the door. In the main house, even the cheapest rooms are large, traditionally and lavishly furnished, ‘absolutely pristine, relaxing and very comfy’, says a guest, for whom the whole experience was ‘unreal’. Come hungry: ‘delicious’, sophisticated meals are served in the conservatory dining rooms, perhaps Wiltshire venison saddle, parsley root, sloe gin; line-caught sea bass, mussels, monk’s beard. The estate is on the edge of the New Forest, a stroll from the sea – make your way through ‘beautiful’ grounds for ‘lovely’ walks along the beach. (Aminah Gianfrancesco, Sarah Heineman)
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Three for Two Winter Getaways
Enjoy a relaxing short break in Hampshire with your partner or family with the return of the ‘Three nights for Two’ hotel offer, valid until 31st March 2017. Back by popular demand, enjoy three nights for the price of two when you book your luxury hotel break. More information, based on two sharing a Garden Room: Three nights midweek (Sunday to Thursday) – From only £650.00 per room per stay (£216.75 per night with the free night applied). The Three for Two offer is subject to availability and not valid in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Please note this offer is available in Treehouse Suites but only valid Sunday – Thursday and not available during School holidays. Special offer prices are per room per stay on a room only basis, based on two people sharing a Garden room. Please note the free night is based on the Sunday to Thursday room only rate.
To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.