Chewton Glen

After more than 50 years, this country house hotel and spa on the edge of the New Forest still sets the standard for luxury. More

Contact details

Christchurch Road
New Milton
BH25 6QS
01425 275341

Hotel information


72. 14 on ground floor, 14 tree-house suites in grounds, 
1 suitable for disabled.


all year.


morning room, lounges, bar, 2 restaurants, function rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, cookery school, spa, indoor 17-metre swimming pool, 130-acre grounds (outdoor 15-metre heated swimming pool, tennis, par-3 golf course), public rooms wheelchair accessible

Background music

‘subtle’ in public areas.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in tree-house suites, on outdoor terraces.



Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B £370–£1,500, D,B&B £470–£1,620. 
A la carte £60, tasting menu £70.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

After more than 50 years, this country house hotel and spa on the edge of the New Forest still sets the standard for luxury. From garden rooms with balcony or terrace to tree-house suites with hot tub, it has ‘fabulous’ accommodation. ‘Everything is taken care of from the minute you check in.’ But at this sister hotel to Cliveden House, Taplow (see entry), luxury does not mean stuffy: ‘It feels very familiar – you’re greeted with a smile and a hello.’ Staff are ‘charming, efficient, friendly’. There are children’s welcome gifts, a kids’ club, supervised supper. All-day dining options include light bites in The Pool bar, while The Kitchen restaurant (with gleaming cookery school) serves informal fare. In the dining room, executive head chef Simon Addison and head chef Luke Matthews work with local and home-grown produce to create ‘memorable’ dishes including Thai lobster curry; slow-cooked ox cheek, celeriac and horseradish, oxtail cromesquis. A rare note of dissent from a Guide regular in 2018: a terrible breakfast croissant and ‘dinner service wasn’t topnotch. Sky-high prices lead to sky-high expectations, which are not always fulfilled.’ For most guests, however, it was ‘perfect’, ‘super-relaxing’. (Debby Barry, Pauline Weddell, and many more). xxxx

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Special offers

4 Nights for the Price of 3 Special Offer

Enjoy a relaxing short break at Chewton Glen. You have the chance to stay with one night on the house! From only £243.75 per night with the free night applied, based on two people sharing a Garden double room. Total price of stay from £975. So if you are tempted to get away and explore the delights of this hotel at the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire, or you would just like a few days of peace and quiet relaxing in the height of luxury, then take advantage of a complimentary night’s accommodation and make your booking now. Tel: 01425 282212 / Email: T&C’s – The 4 for 3 offer is subject to availability and is not in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. 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. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.


Chewton Glen
Christchurch Road
New Milton
BH25 6QS

Guest comments

'There were 15 of us enjoying a family weekend (our ages ranged from 8 to 80). From the start we loved the feeling of laid-back luxury. We enjoyed superb food and wine. Our rooms were stunning. The facilities at the hotel ensured the whole family could participate in things together, from beach walks to swimming and tennis. The staff were excellent. ' - Kirsten Hayward - October, 2018
'Friendly, welcoming staff who couldn't do enough for us, including finding me a hairbrush as I'd forgotten to pack mine. We loved the relaxed atmosphere, which you don't always get at a "posh" hotel. Our room was enormous and the bathroom bigger! The pool was a decent size too. ' - Michele Blake - April, 2018
'Lovely in almost every way. Very child-friendly. But this meant that the restrictive hours for children made the swmming pool very crowded. ' - Tom Raphael - January, 2018
'We had a wonderful golden wedding celebration. The treehouses are particularly special. The concept of having the upstairs room (attic) for the children was lovely. The continental breakfast was luxurious . At dinner the staff knew exactly what was ordered and it was carried out efficiently and with grace. A really special hotel, wonderful for a momentous occasion. ' - Jackie and Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe - July, 2017

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide