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THE HIGHLIGHTS
One of the New Forest's most picturesque hotels, this mock-Tudor mansion is like a fairytale castle. Romp through the 40-acres of grounds, dine in splendour in front of a roaring fire and kick back in comfortable rooms with views of the forest.

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THE LOCATION

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque New Forest, known for its captivating scenery dotted with free-roaming ponies and donkeys, Rhinefield House takes it to another level - situated at the end of an ornamental drive adorned with towering redwoods, vibrant azaleas and rhododendrons, the setting is truly remarkable.

The forest is on your doorstep, while the bustling towns of Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst are each just a ten-minute drive away.

By car: the hotel is 30 mins from Southampton, 2 hours 20 mins from London and 2 hours 40 mins from Birmingham. There is free parking on-site.

By train: Brockenhurst station is a 10-minute drive from the hotel. The journey takes 13 mins from Southampton and 1 hour 40 mins from London Waterloo. Book trains to Brockenhurst.

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CHARACTER & STYLE

Embrace the wealth of historical charm in this hotel, where various additions and extensions showcase both period details and more modern elements. A standout feature is the remarkable wood panelling in the Armada restaurant, complete with a carved frieze depicting the Elizabethan battle crowning the elegant pink marble fireplace.

THE FACILITIES

Reception staff consistently offer a warm and welcoming experience but during peak times, service may vary, especially during busy breakfast hours in the dining room. The health club and spa are compact. Taking advantage of the available bikes is a great way to explore the breathtaking surroundings.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Swimming pools
  • Gardens
  • Terrace
  • Spa
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

ROOMS

Many rooms offer views of the forest or garden and all feature a woodland-inspired palette of greens, mustards, and browns. The furnishings are a blend of contemporary style with a touch of period elegance. For a more lavish period experience, consider one of the suites in the main house.

Room types: Classic, Executive, The Munro Suite, The Walker Suite, The Heron Suite

Key amenities: ensuite with shower over bath, Gilchrist and Soames toiletries, tea and coffee-making facilities, magazines, TV, free Wi-Fi

FOOD & DRINK

Relaxed bistro-style food can be enjoyed in the conservatory, lounge or terrace, whilst the à la carte menu makes excellent use of local produce, with dishes such as rabbit leg and loin and 28-day aged Hampshire venison on offer. The baked Alaska to share with melting orange sponge and vanilla parfait was indulgence on a plate.

The Armada Restaurant: classic British dishes, fine dining, local produce, vegan menu. Open every day for dinner. Mains from £17.

The Conservatory: seasonal dishes, sandwiches, platters, pizzas, afternoon tea. Open every day noon-9pm. Mains from £13.50.

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