Good Hotel Guide Review
A New Forest Victorian verderer’s manor house overlooking a deer park is today a restful hotel with a popular restaurant at its heart. Bedrooms range from ‘snug’ to suites, perhaps with four-poster and in-room bath. Our inspector’s ‘spacious’ garden suite had a super-king-size bed, a private terrace, ‘steps down to lawn and swimming pool’. All have a Hypnos bed, a cafetière and biscuits. An ‘unusual, eclectic’ menu brings tapas and sharing plates – kale, hazelnut and halloumi borek, wood-roasted octopus. Main dishes might include seared sea trout, za’atar leek, wild garlic. ‘The quality of food and wine was excellent.’ Breakfast, too, was good, ‘with extra points for adding hollandaise, on request, to the poached eggs’.
40. Some in garden wing, 2 suitable for disabled.
entrance hall, drawing room, lounge/bar, 3 dining rooms (1 conservatory), conference facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, treatment rooms, 8-acre grounds, heated outdoor pool (July–Sept), parking.
in public rooms.
children welcome at lunch, no under-13s overnight.
allowed in most bedrooms, public rooms, not in restaurant (£30 a night, £45 for 2).
per room B&B £109–£263. Tapas £4.50–£7.50, main dishes £15–£21, sharing plates £33–£55.