Good Hotel Guide Review
Readers are ‘unable to fault anything at all’ at this ivy-clad country house hotel on the edge of the New Forest, ‘the ultimate luxurious and indulgent treat’. It is a ‘lovely place to celebrate a special occasion or recharge the batteries’, with plenty to occupy all ages, including cookery classes, tennis, golf and kids’ club. It has ‘one of the best’ hotel spas one reader has ever experienced, with an indoor pool and hydrotherapy pool. The hotel’s 130 acres of woodland, gardens and parkland, close to the coast, are ‘idyllic and peaceful’. Staff are ‘attentive in an understated and relaxed way’. Bedrooms, suites, some with hot tub, and tree-house suites are a blend of classic comfort and contemporary luxury, with ‘everything we needed’. Food ‘will not disappoint’, with Executive Chef Luke Matthews creating ‘exceptional’ dishes from locally sourced ingredients. The mushroom risotto, Emmental soufflé, venison and sea bass were all ‘heavenly’ and the sommelier was ‘amazingly knowledgeable’. ‘We will certainly be going back.’ (Mervin and Judith Knight, Alexandra Heaton, Paul Solomons, and many others)
72. 14 on ground floor, 14 tree-house suites in grounds, 1 suitable for disabled.
lounges, bar, 2 restaurants, function rooms, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, cookery school, spa, indoor pool, 130-acre grounds (heated pool, tennis, golf), public rooms (not spa) wheelchair accessible.
‘subtle’ in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in tree-house suites, on terraces.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £370–£4950. À la carte £70. 1-night stays sometimes refused Sat.
Good Hotel Guide articles about
- Your Best Ever Christmas: 10 of the best hotels for a festive family break
- My Weekly: Amazing UK staycation hotels
- Daily Express: Late summer retreats
- The Lady: 10 romantic UK hotels for Valentine’s Day
- Family Traveller: Top 10 UK family hotels
- medium.com: Beautiful hotels in the New Forest
- The Inspiralist: 15 luxury hotels in the UK
- A Lady of Leisure: 10 beautiful hotels with pools for the summer
- Country Life: 10 lovely hotels for a family-friendly break in Britain
4 Nights for the Price of 3 Special Offer
When a short staycation to the countryside just won’t do, here is the chance to enjoy a complimentary 4th night! Now, are you tempted? With 130 acres of grounds to explore, miles and miles of sandy beaches, a 9 hole golf course and tennis courts for all weather conditions, perhaps the extra night will allow you to enjoy even more. So what are you waiting for? From only £487.50 per person with the free night applied*. *Based on two people sharing a Garden Room. The total price of stay from £975. Terms & Conditions: Subject to availability and not valid during school holidays or in conjunction with any other offer. Please note the 4 for 3 offer is not available in Treehouse suites 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 rate. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.