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THE HIGHLIGHTS
You'll feel like a VIP from the moment you walk into this five-star hotel. You could stay for a week and not use all the facilities or get bored of the food across two restaurants.

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THE LOCATION

The six-minute drive from New Milton station to the hotel might not offer picturesque views, but once on the property, you can follow a scenic path leading to nearby Naish beach. If you fancy exploring, The Gothic revival mansion Highcliffe Castle is reachable within a 30-minute walk or a quick seven-minute drive.

Bournemouth is 30 minutes in one direction, and Southampton is 45 minutes in the other.

By car: around 2 hours 30 minutes from London and Bristol, and 3 hours from Birmingham. Free parking available.

By train: London Waterloo to New Milton takes 1 hour 40 minutes. The hotel is a 5-minute drive from the station. Book trains to New Milton.

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CHARACTER & STYLE

Enjoy the view from the terrace overlooking the manicured croquet lawn, extending to the 9-hole golf course enveloped by woodlands. With rich scarlet interiors in the bar and a charming regency red-brick exterior, this country house hotel exudes beauty. The corridors are adorned with framed botanical prints and select antiques.

THE FACILITIES

Facilities are extensive, including indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a cookery school, a 9-hole golf course and one of Europe's largest hydrotherapy pools. The staff to guest ratio is three to one, so the service here is among the best in the world.

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Fitness centre
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Games room
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

ROOMS

The treehouse suites are the most intimate and exclusive, but there's also incredible luxury to be found in the main house and the majority of the rooms and suites have their own private outdoor space, with some having their own terrace with a hot tub.

Room types: Garden, Classic, Estate, Croquet Lawn, Junior Suite, Hotel Suite, Coach House Suite, Master Suite, Marryat Suite, Treehouse

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, balcony or terrace, TV, tablet, free Wi-Fi

FOOD & DRINK

Opt for either sophisticated fine dining in the Dining Room, complete with white tablecloths and sommeliers, or a more relaxed meal at wooden tables in the Kitchen. Both restaurants showcase a wealth of locally sourced ingredients, with the Kitchen offering hearty dishes like steaks, while the Dining Room features delicacies such as grilled Dover sole.

The Dining Room: fine dining restaurant. International cuisine, locally sourced produce. Taster menu from £85.

The Kitchen: laid-back dining, open kitchen. Garden-to-plate ethos, seasonal ingredients.

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