The Beach House, Milford on Sea, Hampshire
The Beach House offers a quintessential coastal break with stunning views across the sea to the Isle of White and beautifully decorated interiors. The hotel's in-house restaurant serves delicious meals made from fresh and locally sourced ingredients and the bar offers an excellent selection of drinks to kickstart the evening frivolities, whilst guests can spend their days exploring the picturesque Hampshire coastline and the quaint shops and cafés of Milford on Sea.
Rooms available from £120 per night
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The hotel occupies a large plot with nothing but grassland separating the garden from the promenade, set a little off the main road to Milford on Sea. You can walk to Henry VIII's Hurst Castle in 50 minutes and the expanse of the New Forest with its free-roaming ponies is just a ten-minute drive.
You can walk into town in ten minutes, explore nearby Hurst Castle or go crabbing at Stuart Pond.
By car: The Beach House is 45 minutes from Southampton, 2 hours 20 mins from London and 3 hours from Birmingham. There is free parking at the hotel.
By train: London Waterloo to New Milton takes 1 hour 45 mins. The station is a 10-minute taxi ride from the hotel. Book trains to New Milton.
CHARACTER & STYLE
Characterful rooms include a library and an upstairs sunroom with sea views, whilst the reception has a striking vaulted ceiling, with a parquet floor, oak panelling and a road-facing stained-glass window with scenes of an enchanted forest. It's worth visiting this hotel just to marvel at the architecture of the age.
Reception can help with bike hire and paddle boarding and the library is stocked with an array of antique books that will suck you in on a wet day. Garden games include high tower and cornhole. Expect lovely, friendly service from a young, local team who greet you with enthusiasm.
- Beach access
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
While away the hours in these lovely rooms featuring elegant period pieces of furniture that are offset against walls painted in cheerful pastels. In the capacious bathrooms, roll-top baths take pride of place.
Room types: Family Rooms, Standard Double, Superior Double, Luxury Double
Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, TV, desk, tea and coffee facilities, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
The menu in the restaurant caters to all tastes. There's an unusual breakfast menu that includes Middle Eastern Shakshuka - eggs or avocado in chunky spiced tomato sauce - and there are popular crayfish or prawn sandwiches at lunchtime; on Sunday there's a roast with trimmings. Tuck into warming dishes such as vegan Malaysian aubergine curry or steak and Tangle Foot pie, and share plates of koftas and calamari or baked camembert for dinner.
The Restaurant: all-day dining, British pub classics, fresh fish, burgers, sandwiches, Sunday roasts. Open daily. Mains starting at £11.95.
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