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Hampshire may be best known for its natural beauty, but it's also home to a number of brilliant museums, a collection of impressive historic sites, a fantastic array of local pubs and restaurants, and some seriously lovely country houses. From its rolling hills and unspoilt coastline to its bustling market towns and pretty villages, the county offers some of southern England’s loveliest countryside, and its proximity to London makes it an easy pick for a mini-break. Accordingly the standard of this county’s hospitality is consistently high, and some of our picks for the best places to stay in Hampshire will really impress you! We have discovered great pubs-with-rooms, romantic hotels, country house hotels, and our top tips for the best hotels in the New Forest.
Portsmouth is a good choice if you want to be close to the coast. This is the Royal Navy’s base, and its historic harbour has an incredible collection of ships and museums — including the Mary Rose and Nelson’s Victory. It’s also just across the Solent from the Isle of Wight, and neighbours with the lushly peaceful New Forest. Southampton is another coastal city. It has also got its own Roman ruins, the remains of a defensive wall dating from the Middle Ages, and a collection of art galleries and museums, many with a maritime flavour. Winchester is a beautiful cathedral city with an impressive collection of Elizabethan and Regency architecture and an atmospheric, 11th century abbey, which holds England’s oldest bible, and is the burial place of Jane Austen.
If you’re hoping for some outdoor adventuring, then head towards the New Forest. Lymington is on the Lymington River, with a yachting marina and great access to walking routes and trail rides. Picturesque Beaulieu and Brockenhurst are two other excellent New Forest picks, perfect for walkers, and well known for their populations of wild ponies, donkeys, cows and deer. Beaulieu is also known for its motor museum, and museum of its time as a Special Operations Executive base in WW2. Fans of Downton Abbey should make sure that they head to Highclere Castle, between Newbury and Andover — this is where they filmed the series.
There's so much to see and do in this charming county that it's a popular year round destination. If you want to guarantee a room in one of the best places to stay in Hampshire, we recommend you do your research and book well ahead!
The Best Places to Stay in Hampshire
For a special occasion
- You’ll switch into relaxation mode as soon as you step inside Chewton Glen. Enjoy lazy mornings in its beautifully appointed sitting-rooms with deep armchairs and piles of papers, or head out to the croquet lawns for summer afternoon fun. As well as the traditional five star luxury of the main house, you'll find magical modern treehouse accommodation, an impressive spa with Europe’s largest hydrotherapy pool, and a fantastical kids club, The Beehive. When it comes to meals you can choose between fine-dining or more relaxed, but both restaurants are exceptional.
Country House Hotels
- Brockenhurst’s Rhinefield House Hotel is a grand Gothic-meets-Tudor country house, surrounded by elegant landscaped gardens. Inside are 50 rooms and suites, including ‘feature suites’, complete with four-poster beds, glorious views and roll-top baths. Dining comes in all shapes and sizes too, with the smart 2 AA Rosette Armada Restaurant, or the more relaxed Conservatory. When the weather is fine we recommend you dine on the terrace. And don’t forget to use the swimming pool!
- Lainston House is a 50 room country house hotel just outside Winchester. Converted from a red brick 17th Century mansion surrounded by lovely grounds and parkland, this is a peaceful spot, popular with keen fishermen and those looking for a romantic break. Within, the rooms are light and spacious, decorated with antiques and original 17th century features, like ornate wood panelling and marble fireplaces. The food is exceptional, and there’s a cooking school onsite.
For a Mini-Break
- Stanwell House has been converted from a townhouse in a super central spot between Lymington’s high street and the marina. Downstairs there are two restaurants, The Samphire, offering modern European cuisine, and the Salt Barm which has an all day bistro menu; plus a cocktail bar in a conservatory. Upstairs are 27 rooms and suites in a range of decorative style sand sizes. The suites have private terraces, and the four-poster rooms have their own entrance to the garden — both are ideal if you're looking for romantic options.
- There are very few buildings in Beaulieu proper, but the charming, 17th century-built Montagu Arms is one of them. It's close to the water and the green, and enjoys views of the manor house. Behind the ivy-clad exterior, the hotel has 22 rooms and suites, decorated in traditional country-house style, but with a fresh modern feel. There’s also a library bar, a beautiful terrace, and a gourmet restaurant.
- Just outside Lymington The Mill at Gordleton is a great restaurant with rooms. It is picturesquely positioned next to a stretch of riverside so peaceful it’s known for its kingfishers, as well as other less sensitive waterfowl. The cuisine is modern British, locally sourced, served, when it can be, on a terrace next to the water, or in the conservatory. There are just four rooms, all uniquely and simply decorated. As well as the riverside, The Mill has a charming secret garden. Child friendly.
- The wonderfully historic Master Builder’s is right on the Beaulieu River just outside Buckler’s Hard. There’s a list of the ships built here in the wonderfully atmospheric bar — where you can also get a top class meal. Or if you’re looking for something more formal there’s a restaurant facing the river. Standard rooms have a traditional, country house feel, with a nautical edge and colourful Indian fabrics, but you can upgrade to rooms in the actual house and those are really something — expect plenty of historic features and wonderful details. Perfect for families.
- The New Forest has a number of historic houses, one of them being New Park Manor — it was Charles II’s hunting residence. These days there's a welcoming atmosphere for all ages and great facilities including croquet lawns and a cinema. The 21 rooms and suites offer a range of accommodation, and there's a large pool (open to all ages) in the spa. The restaurant offers traditional English fare.
- The Mayflower is a smartly renovated pub-with-rooms well positioned close to Lymington’s marina, and opposite the sailing club. There are only six rooms, named after historic yachts — our favourite is the one with the balcony — all simply decorated with nautical touches and imagery. The nautical theme is continued in the pub too, in the AA Rosette awarded seafood restaurant, in the bar, and even on the lively terrace.
- The Huntsman of Brockenhurst is a smart pub-with-rooms in a fantastic spot just a short walk from the station. Downstairs is the pub and rather chic restaurant, which serves British classics and pizzas from a wood-fired oven; upstairs are 13 rooms, decorated with a mix of classic and contemporary details, with brightly coloured bathrooms and a stylish vibe. The terrace and garden are a welcome addition come sunny days, and children are welcome.
- Bel and the Dragon is a village charming inn in pretty KIngsclere, with nine elegant rooms. The pub and gourmet restaurant downstairs, and the rooms upstairs, all have exposed oak beams and original details. Some of the rooms have deep, roll-top baths too. Romantic, and great for walkers.
- Close to the cathedral in Winchester, The Wykeham Arms is a characterful 18th century coaching inn with 13 individually designed rooms and a romantic feel. The bar is cosy and there’s a fine dining restaurant as well as the pub. No children allowed.
For Great Value
- The Florence House Boutique Hotel is a chic, seven room hotel in picturesque Southsea, just minutes from the waterfront, and from some of Portsmouth’s most interesting museums and best shopping precinct. Its rooms are spacious, all different in style and design, but all blending traditional and contemporary decor with charm. The pub opposite, The Florence Arms, is owned by the hotel and serves hearty British meals.
- Cottage Lodge is a 15 room eco-hotel, with a forest theme, and walking trails starting right from the hotel door. The beds, many of them four-poster, have been crafted from local timber, as has some of the other furniture, and there are wildlife themed decorations. The best boast a balcony.
- Before the Winchester Royal Hotel was a hotel it was a Bishop’s house — perfectly located in the heart of Winchester. As well as the original house, the hotel has expanded, and buildings containing 81 rooms and suites surround the central courtyard. The decor is simple, classic and well done, and the restaurant deserves the same description.
- Winchester’s Black Hole B&B is a prison themed hotel offering ten remarkably stylish 'cells' for guests to choose from. Genuine criminal mug shots line the walls and each room has a heavy duty prison door from Clerkenwell gaol, circa 1890. In keeping with the theme, breakfast is served on tin plates — but it’s far from prison food!
- Lymington’s Britannia House is a cosy home set up as a five room B&B, ideal if you’re looking for a home from home atmosphere. Each of the rooms has been individually decorated and filled with art and antiques. There are twin rooms, as well as more romantic options, and they also have a whole apartment. There’s a comfortable lounge, and the breakfasts are hearty.
- Daisybank Cottage is a chic little Arts and Crafts house turned welcoming, seven room B&B just outside Brockenhurst. Each of the rooms is uniquely designed and decorated, some with more of an Arts and Crafts feel than others, but all with a clean, cream colour palette and muted coloured details. We favour the rooms with roll-top baths, and the one that opens out onto the pretty garden.
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- If you’re planning to fly towards Hampshire the best airport to head towards is Southampton Airport. London’s airports are next closest, and definitely worth considering. If you’re coming via London the majority of Hampshire-bound trains leave from Waterloo. Portsmouth is around an hour and half away, Lymington is just over two hours,
- If you want to hire a car we recommend you visit our online partner, Rentalcars.
- Hampshire is busiest during the spring and summer months, but, while it’s certainly lovely to visit Hampshire when it’s sunny, this part of the world is a great place to visit in the autumn and winter too. Whenever you plan to visit there’s a decent chance you’ll see some rain — with more wet days in autumn and winter, so it’s definitely worth packing your waterproof gear, even if you’re visiting in the height of summer sunshine.
Still not sure where to stay?
- Refine your search to our Gurus’ recommendations for the best places to stay in the New Forest or in one of Hampshire’s centres: Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester, Brockenhurst or Beaulieu
- Refine your search by the type of accommodation you’re looking for — Hampshire’s best pubs-with-rooms, Hampshire's most romantic hotels or Hampshire’s best country house hotels
- Alternatively, you could contact one of our friendly Gurus for personalised advice.
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Best Hotels in Hampshire
Two Bare Feet Winchester (Hampshire) 3 rooms from £65Sights nearby - Winchester cathedral and crypt are a short stroll awayFull of character
A chic family friendly B&B/self-catering hybrid in the centre of town. Three individually styled duplex suites offer luxurious accommodation all with their own sitting room downstairs and smart ensuite bathroom. A shared fully equipped kitchen, plus sit out terrace. It's great value too! See More
The Grosvenor Stockbridge, Hampshire 33 rooms from £207Exclusive offer - 10% off a 2-night stayFishing - Located in the Test Valley in Stockbridge, the Grosvenor Hotel has been synonymous with fly fishing for over 200 yearsGroups - The Tap Cottage located adjacent to the hotel offers three en suite rooms and a kitchen, ideal for groups or familiesSights nearby - There are several National Trust and private houses & gardens to visit including Highclere Castle and Wilton House and GardensRestaurant - Market Room serves modern European dishes, La Hutte serves Alpine food during winter months and the Terrace offers tapas
An elegant historic hotel with a fresh contemporary feel, long popular with fly-fishers. Beautifully styled rooms feature bright modern fabrics, statement headboards, and pretty ceramics. Drinking and dining options include Afternoon Tea, modern European, Alpine and a bright pink new bar. See More
Chewton Glen New Milton, Hampshire 72 rooms from £405Exclusive offer - 10% off Best Available RateCountry Escape - A gorgeous country house spa, set in 130 acres of parkland at the edge of the magical New Forest.Tennis - There are both indoor and outdoor tennis courts and coaching with the resident pro.Great walks - Plenty of walking across the 130 acres of parkland, or head into the New Forest.Kids Club - All new The Beehive, available every weekend and school holidaysRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux, Michelin Travel
On the edge of the New Forest and close to the sea, Chewton Glen offers five-star luxury to couples and families. Its wow-factor treehouse accommodation is the star of the show, along with the fantastic staff that always go the extra mile. Imitable service, gourmet dining and The Beehive, kids club. See More
Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel Portsmouth 6 rooms from £79Local exploring - Well positioned near Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, the beach, and Gunwharf Quays — there is plenty to do locallyRestaurant - The Garden Restaurant is open through the spring and summer months and has a woodfired oven and casual diningSights nearby - Take a tour of the historic Mary Rose, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior warshipsSpa - A small spa offers massages, reiki, facials, and mani-pedisRecommended by - Great Small Hotels
A stylish boutique hotel well positioned near Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. Individually styled rooms feature simple modern furniture, contemporary art, and bright pops of colour. Outdoors is a seasonal restaurant complete with a wood-fired oven. A conveniently placed & well-priced city crashpad. See More
The Manor at Sway Nr Lymington, Hampshire 15 rooms from £81Sights nearby - Head around Highcliffe Castle, Hurst Castle or Beaulieu Palace HouseRomantic - Good for couples.BoutiqueRestaurant - Recommended.
The Black Hole B&B Winchester (Hampshire) 10 rooms from £85City Style - A quirky stay in traditional Winchester.Sights nearby - Winchester Castle and Cathedral are must visits.Full of characterQuirky - An experience!
Britannia House Lymington (Hampshire) 5 rooms from £85Great walks - The New Forest has an abundance of routes of try The Solent Way coastal walkSights nearby - Visit Hurst Castle, Henry VIII's fortress and Beaulieu Abbey-Palace HouseSailing - Lymington is a sailing meccaRestrictions on children - Over 10's welcome
Enjoy a memorable stay at this characterful "home away from home" B&B. Each of the five rooms are filled with artwork and antique pieces; richly coloured fabrics and furnishings. There is also a separate apartment to rent. Enjoy a hearty full English breakfast - fuel for the days outdoor pursuits! See More
The Westgate Winchester 10 rooms from £85City Style - The Westgate is an ideal choice for those looking to get to know WinchesterFoodies - Enjoy splendid grub at their wonderful restaurantGreat walks - Go for a hike up St Catherine's Hill or simply meander around the city getting a feel for the placeLocal markets - Head along to the lively Farmers' Market on the second and last Sunday of each month
The Westgate is located in Winchester, just a 20 minute drive from Southampton Airport. This pub with rooms offers boutique, unfussy accommodation decorated using plenty of neutral tones. Each room also comes with a coffee table and a flat screen TV. Truly excellent cuisine. An intimate city stay! See More
The White Hart, Hampshire Stockbridge, Hampshire 14 rooms from £86Country Escape - A cosy pub serving hearty dishes with open fires and easy access to glorious countryside.Great walks - Walk to the top of Farley Mount in pretty Farley Mount Country Park.Fishing - Go fly fishing on the lovely chalk streams of the upper River Test.Sights nearby - Visit the majestic stately home and gardens, Mottisfont Abbey.
Moortown Lodge Ringwood, Hampshire 6 rooms from £86Local exploring - Ideally positioned to access the New Forest, Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Salisbury and Southampton.Local markets - Every Wednesday Ringwood holds a traditional market worthy of a visit.Great walks - Embark on long walks through the glorious New Forest countryside.Full of character
A cosy B&B located in the historic market town of Ringwood. Traditionally dressed rooms feature sash windows, cast iron beds and softly patterned fabrics. The fire lit lounge, sumptuous breakfasts and friendly hosts make this a welcome respite after a day spent in the New Forest. See More
Winchester Royal Hotel Winchester 81 rooms from £89Families - With interconnecting rooms, free z-beds for kids up to 10, and childrens' menus — this is a family-friendly stayShort break - Winchester is about an hour and a half's drive from London making it an easy choice for a weekend getawayLocal exploring - Well located just moments from Winchester's High Street and with the stunning Winchester Cathedral nearbySights nearby - Visit Winchester's most famed sites including Winchester Cathedral (1096) and the ruins of Wolvesey Castle
A former Bishop's home turned elegant hotel set in the heart of medieval Winchester. Spacious rooms span across the old house & a newer wing. All are simply styled and feature high ceilings, sash windows & heavy drapes. Delicious classic British cuisine is served in the restaurant. A charming stay. See More
The Thomas Lord West Meon, Hampshire 5 rooms from £89Country Escape - With hearty cuisine, roaring fires, good ales, & pretty surrounds to explore, this has all the components of a cosy rural escapeFoodies - Award-winning elevated pub dishes are served in the restaurant using mostly local produceGreat walks - Take long walks (or cycle) through the rolling countryside of the Meon ValleySights nearby - Spend an afternoon taking a tour of Wolvesey Castle
A charming traditional inn with elevated pub grub & well-designed cabins in the garden. Cosy cabins offer modern bathrooms, sink-into beds, & sliding glass doors leading onto terraces. With award-winning cuisine, a good selection of ales, & scenic walking country, this is ideal for a country breaks. See More
The White Hart Overton Hampshire 12 rooms from £89Country Escape - A boutique country inn complete with cosy interiors, hearty food, roaring fires amid fabulous countryside.Great walks - Take long scenic walks through the North Wessex Downs or the South Downs National Park.Sights nearby - Take a tour of the fascinating Victorian Whitchurch Silk Mill.Full of character
A boutique country inn located in the pretty village of Overton. Rustic chic rooms are beautifully styled with antique furniture, quilted bedspreads and soft hues. The bathrooms are contemporary and spacious. Exemplary pub fare is served in the restaurant. An easy weekend escape from London. See More
The Anchor Inn Lower Froyle, Hampshire 5 rooms from £90Country Escape - A cosy property boasting far reaching views across some of Hampshire's most bucolic landscapes- perfect for ramblers.Great walks - Wonderful walking starting right from the front door, plus warm fires and hearty meals to greet you on return.Fishing - The two nearby chalkstreams make for great fishing, so don't forget your rods.Sights nearby - For a truly Hampshire experience gusets can visit Jane Austen's house.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide
The Anchor Inn is a traditional pub located in prime shooting and fishing country. Full of character with books, pictures, nostalgic bric a brac and WW1 poet themed rooms. Featuring eccentricities such as wooden galleries & quaint private balconies each room is unique. A wonderful country escape. See More
The Red Lion, Hampshire Hook, Hampshire 7 rooms from £90Local exploring - A great base for exploring the surrounding Hampshire countryside.Great walks - The surrounding countryside is full of beautiful walking routes.Sights nearby - Pay a visit to the Cathedral Church of St Michael and St George.Full of character
The White Buck Burley, Hampshire 20 rooms from £97Country Escape - A charming inn backing onto the rugged landscapes of the New Forest and easily accessible from London.Great walks - Find miles of trails running through the New Forest starting right from the property.Full of characterRestaurant - Recommended.
A luxurious inn with the garden backing onto the New Forest. Spacious rooms are elegantly styled with softly patterned fabrics, wooden floors, simple furniture and contemporary bathrooms. Hearty pub fare is served in the restaurant alongside a choice selection of ales. Ideal for rural weekends away. See More
The Bell Inn, Hampshire Brook, Hampshire 28 rooms from £99Restaurant - The restaurant has one AA rosette and prides itself on its locally sourced ingredients.Sights nearby - Paulton's Park, Beaulieu Motor Musuem, Marwell Zoo and Exbury Gardens are all close byGreat walks - There are endless walking trails on the door step.Full of character
A charming Georgian inn on the northern edge of the New Forest. Individually designed bedrooms offer a comfy oasis after a day's exploring. There's a buzzy bar and the AA rosette restaurant champions locally sourced ingredients. Ideal for outdoorsy types or those wanting a quiet country escape. See More
Daisybank Cottage Brockenhurst (BROCKENHURST) 7 rooms from £100Country Escape - Just an hour and a half from London you will find yourself surrounded by some of the UK's most charming countryside.Great walks - Embark on long walks through the picturesque New Forest.Sights nearby - Visit the majestic Beaulieu Abbey.Restrictions on children - Children over 10 are welcomeRecommended by - Sawdays
Woolpack Inn, Hampshire Totford, Hampshire 7 rooms from £100Active Holiday - Being dog friendly & boasting miles of lovely countryside make the Woolpack Inn very popular with shooting parties and ramblers.Romantic Break - An ideal country escape for two- with log fires, sweeping views, cosy rooms, deep soaking tubs and wonderful traditional grub.Great walks - There are a wide range of walks for all abilities on the doorstep, bring your pooch!Restaurant - The Woolpack Inn offers fresh seasonal menus featuring local game and troutRecommended by - Sawdays
The Woolpack Inn is a classic, traditional pub with beautifully designed rooms in a tiny rural hamlet. Seven elegant, rustic-chic rooms with exposed stone and brick walls. Great food with daily specials and outdoor wood-fired oven for casual pizzas. A real family friendly country find. See More
Audleys Wood Hotel Basingstoke, Hampshire 72 rooms from £105Sights nearby - Visit Jane Austen's house in Basingstoke and enjoy the New Foreset National ParkGreat walks - A wide selection of paths for walkers and runners on the doorstepRestaurant - The Simonds Room has been awarded two AA Rosettes.Traditional
Burley Manor Ringwood, Hampshire 40 rooms from £107Great walks - Burley Manor is surrounded by a number of fantastic walking trailsRestrictions on children - Children over 13 are permittedRomantic - Good for couples.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
The Pilgrim Inn Southampton, Hampshire 14 rooms from £108Great walks - Take long walks across the rugged landscapes of the New Forest.Restaurant - Recommended.Full of characterRomantic - Good for couples.
A charming pub on the outskirts of the New Forest. An atmospheric bar and restaurant is everything one imagines of a country inn - roaring fires, good ales and hearty food. Upstairs a handful of rooms are chicly styled with parquet flooring, cast iron beds and crisp white linen. See More
Peat Spade Inn Longstock, Hampshire 8 rooms from £109Active Holiday - Nestled in Hampshire's Test Valley, a veritable Mecca for sporty types with England's best fly fishing, shooting and walking.Hideaway - A cosy country hideaway with plush beds, roaring fires, cheerful bar and hearty cuisine.Sights nearby - Visit the beautiful Longstock Park Water Gardens, reputed to be the most beautiful in England.Great walks - Lovely walks starting straight from the hotel door, and a bar stool awaiting your return!Recommended by - Sawdays
A delightful fishing inn and refuge for country sports enthusiasts in the beautiful Test Valley. Characterful rooms with warming hues, traditional paintings and tartan fabrics. Wonderful seasonal cuisine on the ever changing menu. Situated in a quaint village, it's the ideal country escape. See More
The King's Head, Hampshire Hampshire 8 rooms from £110Local exploring - Ideally located for exploring the surrounding area with its beautiful countryside, including Winchester and Jane Austen's HouseRestaurant - Award winning chef Jenny Jones concentrates on traditional British cuisine using locally sourced seasonal ingredients.Sights nearby - The King's Head provides an ideal base for exploring Winchester and the New ForestGreat walks - The Hampshire downlands are full of lovely walks for all abilities
The King's Head is a Georgian coaching inn in historic Hursley. Eight country-chic rooms with antique furnishings, original fireplaces and oodles of charm. Award winning British cuisine featuring locally sourced ingredients and a traditional skittles alley. A wonderful country escape. See More
East End Arms East End, Hampshire 5 rooms from £110Country Escape - Has all the quaintness necessary for a quintessentially British rural experience, plus great walking and a cosy bar.Foodies - Wonderful seasonal and locally sourced cuisine, the menu changes twice daily depending on what produce comes in.Sights nearby - Visit the Beaulieu estate and view the stately home, the Abbey and the National Motor Museum.Great walks - Grab a packed lunch, get your wellies on and head straight out into the New Forest.Recommended by - Sawdays
Genuine village pub that works well both for locals and overnight guests alike owned by the bassist from Dire Straits. Simple fresh rooms are well designed and comfortable. Hearty British fare is served in the restaurant and local ales are on tap. The New Forest is on the doorstep. See More
The Mayflower Lymington (Hampshire) 6 rooms from £110Local exploring - Whether you're a yachtie or land lubber, there's plenty in the surrounding area to keep everyone happy.Birdwatching - Britain's largest colony of Black headed gulls can be found in the North Solent Nature ReserveSailing - Charter a boat and enjoy a day's sailing off the South CoastSights nearby - Motor mueum at Beaulieu, plus gardens at Exbury and Furzey
The Mayflower is a smart pub with rooms close to Lymington's marina. Six individually designed rooms, all with a cool nautical theme & one with private balcony. Dinners (AA Rosette standard) feature delicious locally sourced, seasonal fare. A great base for exploring the coast or New Forest. See More
The Wellington Arms Hampshire 4 rooms from £110Sights nearby - Twenty minutes drive from Highclere Castle, the filming location of Downton Abbey.Great walks - The surrounding farmland is great for exploring.Minimum Stay - Two nights at weekends.Restaurant - Recommended.Recommended by - Sawdays
Bel and the Dragon, Hampshire Kingsclere, Hampshire 9 rooms from £115Romantic Break - A couples haven- with in room tubs, plush bedding, a cosy bar complete with fireplace and an excellent restaurant.Country Escape - This quaint and charming bolthole makes for an ideal country getaway to the sleepy village of Kingsclere.Sights nearby - History buffs must be sure to visit the nearby Highclere Castle.Great walks - Explore the lovely Hampshire countryside on foot.
A charming village inn with a focus on good food and comfortable beds. The elegant rooms are tastefully furnished and feature original wooden beaming and deep bath tubs. Downstairs, there's an excellent gourmet restaurant and the hotel's bar is the perfect cosy sanctuary on a windswept day. See More
The Huntsman of Brockenhurst Brockenhurst (HAMPSHIRE) 13 rooms from £115Country Escape - The perfect country combination of hearty food and fabulous walks.Great walks - Explore the picturesque countryside of the New Forest on long walks.Romantic - Good for couples.Traditional
A smart gastro pub in the popular village of Brockenhurst. Chic rooms perfectly mix traditional and contemporary styles. The brightly tiled bathrooms are particularly alluring. A bustling restaurant serves British classics alongside excellent pizzas from the wood-fire oven. See More
Florence House Boutique Hotel Portsmouth 7 rooms from £115Local exploring - Situated minutes from Southsea seafront and within walking distance of the city's renowned museums and shopping districtBoutique - Chic boutique interiors perfectly mixing traditional and contemporary design to great effectTraditionalRestaurant - Recommended.
A chic little boutique offering spacious rooms in picturesque Southsea. The design mixes traditional style with a fresh contemporary feel. Expect thoughtful luxury touches such as L'Occitaine products. The opposite pub, The Florence Arms, is owned by the hotel and provides hearty British meals. See More
Watership Down Inn Hants, Hampshire 7 rooms from £118Country Escape - A cosy inn surrounded by picturesque countryside with a wealth of outdoor pursuits on offerShort break - Located about 1.5 hours from London, this is an easy choice for a weekend breakGreat walks - Located in the heart of the Test Valley which has miles of scenic walking trailsRestaurant - A modern take on british pub classics in the restaurant
A pretty red brick gastropub set beside the river outside Whitchurch. Beautifully converted rooms keep the building's original features but the feel is fresh and contemporary. Likewise, the restaurant serves a modern spin on pub classics. Friendly and well-priced. Ideal for weekend escapes. See More
Langrish House Petersfield, Hampshire 13 rooms from £119Great walks - Situated in the heart of the South Downs National ParkSights nearby - There are plenty of country houses, gardens and charming towns and villages to explore close by.Birdwatching - There are a wide variety of species to be spotted in the grounds and surrounding area.Views - All rooms have lovely views over the grounds
A quintessentially British country house hotel just outside Petersfield. Langrish is a stunning 17th century property with individually styled, chintzy, traditional rooms, a gourmet restaurant and atmospheric bar set in the Vaults. Perfect for a weekend escape & a great base for exploring Hampshire. See More
Portsmouth Village Hotel Portsmouth 153 rooms from £119City Style - With rooms packed full of gadgets and vibrant contemporary design, this is a sleek city baseRestaurant - The restaurant serves Californian-inspired dishes (think poke and dishes with plenty of avocado). There's a Starbucks tooSwimming Pool - Large indoor pool with allocated times for children
A sleek modern hotel located in the heart of Portsmouth. Stylish rooms vary in size but all have Amazon Echo Dots to order room service, smartphones, and wet rooms with Espa toiletries. There's a buzzy restaurant, an enormous indoor pool, and hip places to work. A trendy city pad. See More
Cottage Lodge Brockenhurst 15 rooms from £120Country Escape - A charming eco-friendly cottage in the heart of the picturesque New Forest.Great walks - Take long walks straight from the property's front door across the rugged landscape of the New Forest.Restrictions on children - Children over 10 are welcomeSecluded setting - For escaping.
A quaint eco hotel in the centre of the New Forest. Forest themed throughout so expect beds made from locally sourced wood, animal themed pillows and wicker chairs. Superb restaurant. The best rooms have a balcony. With walks starting right from the front door this is the ideal rural escape. See More
Bourne Valley Inn Andover, Hampshire 9 rooms from £124Country Escape - A proper stay in an English country pub surrounded by some of Hampshire's finest sceneryGreat walks - Bourne Valley is one of Hampshire's most picturesque spots and popular for walkingRestaurant - Recommended.Traditional
The Bourne Valley Inn is a traditional country pub located in bucolic Hampshire. Rooms are decorated in a cosy yet classic style. AA Rosette dishes are served and the full english breakfast (included in the room rate) and afternoon tea are real treats. Its large gardens are a huge draw too. See More
Master Builder's Beaulieu (Hants) 26 rooms from £125Active Holiday - NFA, situated within the Beaulieu Estate, specialise in outdoor activities suitable both for team building and family fun.Country Escape - A stunning historic and cosy riverside property situated within the 9,000 acre Beaulieu Estate and the New Forest.Local markets - Make a trip to the quaint Lymington Saturday market and sample local foods and drink.Great walks - The very location, within the New Forest, makes this ideal walking terrain.Recommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
Lovely historic property situated on the Beaulieu River. Maritime themed living rooms downstairs whilst bedrooms have a traditional country feel with the addition of colourful Indian fabrics. An award winning restaurant serves modern British cuisine. A host of activities. Ideal for families. See More
The Beach House, Hampshire Lymington, Hampshire 15 rooms from £125Country Escape - A luxury country house located just minutes from the coast and on the outskirts of the New Forest.Sights nearby - Visit the impressive Hurst Castle located right at the edge of Hurst Spit.Great walks - Take long blustery walks along the scenic coastal paths.Views - Great views from hotel
A striking Victorian property located just minutes from the coast. Beautifully renovated throughout. Rooms mix traditional charm with contemporary luxury - think antique furniture, soft pastel hues and indulgent free-standing copper baths. Complete with fabulous bar and restaurant. Rural bliss. See More
Three Lions Nr Fordingbridge, Hampshire 7 rooms from £125Foodies - The restaurant takes centre stage in this hotel - think gourmet food made with locally sourced and foraged produce.Great walks - Walk straight from the property in to the New Forest or a short drive will take you to coastal walks.Sights nearby - The beautiful Beaulieu estate and Abbey makes a great day trip from the hotel.Private Hot Tub - Three rooms in the garden annex come with private deck and outdoor hot tubRecommended by - Good Hotel Guide
Converted village inn housing an excellent, personally run restaurant in the New Forest. Rooms decorated in mellow hues have large glass patio doors leading onto the fine garden. The piece-de-resistance is the restaurant headed by owner and chef. Ideally placed in the New Forest for local exploring. See More
Southampton Harbour Hotel Southampton 85 rooms from £125Spa - Featuring hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, mud rasul and state-of-the-art gym. Plus a wide range of ESPA treatmentsSailing - Take a trip on a sailing boat out to sea.Swimming Pool - Indoor heated pool and hydrotherapy poolSights nearby - Pay a visit to Southampton Guildhall.
From the right angle, Southampton Harbour Hotel could easily be a super yacht in the marina. Swish and sleek, its luxurious rooms offer fantastic views out over the harbour. The hotel bar is a great place to start the evening off and in the restaurant you will find delicious seasonal dishes. See More
The Elvetham Hartley Wintney, Hampshire 92 rooms from £129Short break - A train from London to Fleet takes just over an hour making this an easy choice for a quick weekend getawayRomantic Break - Grand and secluded with a romantic restaurant — this is well suited to a couples' getawayRestaurant - Seasonal British fare is served in the elegant Sylvanus RestaurantGreat walks - The vast estate has 4,000-acres of parkland, ideal for long walks
Crown Manor House Hotel Lyndhurst, Hampshire 50 rooms from £129Local exploring - Set in the heart of Lyndhurst both the towns attractions and surrounding New Forest are easily accessible.Great walks - Take long walks through the charming New Forest countryside.Full of characterRomantic - Good for couples.
A luxurious hotel in the heart of Lyndhurst. Spacious rooms perfectly merge traditional and contemporary styles with simple wooden furniture, lux bathrooms and soft hues set besides the buildings original features. A fantastic restaurant and cosy lounge are a welcoming respite. See More
The Jack Russell Inn Faccombe, Hampshire 11 rooms from £130Families - Ideal for families with kid's menus in the restaurant, plenty of outdoor space, a laidback feel, and the family pet welcome tooCountry Escape - With hearty food, cosy interiors, and lovely walks in the surrounding countryside — this is a perfect rural escapeRestaurant - Very good gastro pub fare is served in the restaurant with much of the meat and vegetables coming from the Faccombe EstateGreat walks - There is a wide network of scenic walking trails starting straight from the property's front door
A country pub with rooms offering smart accommodation, standout pub fare, and lovely walks nearby. Spacious rooms are contemporary and very comfortable. Expect muted grey hues, large expanses of glass, and sink-into beds. Laidback and very dog-friendly, this suits families or couples. See More
The Pig In The Wall Southampton 12 rooms from £130Local exploring - Set in the heart of the historic city giving easy access to its main attractionsCoastal - HMS Titanic set sail from the harbourChic - Shabby chic style with wooden floorsRetro/Vintage - Vintage touches in all the roomsRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Traditional English boutique hotel in central Southampton. Vintage style rooms with luxurious bathrooms and fantastic breakfasts. Ideal for a city break filled with shopping and history in the city from where Titanic set sail, or perfect for a pre or post cruise stopover. See More
The Angel and Blue Pig LYMINGTON, Hampshire 14 rooms from £130Country Escape - With easy access to the expanse of the New Forest this is an ideal property for holidays spent outdoors.Great walks - A short drive from the property finds you in the heart of the National Park with miles of walking trails to be explored.Full of characterRomantic - Good for couples.
A boutique Inn set on the high street in the centre of Lymington. Contemporary rooms are individually styled with bold wall paper, crisp white linen and simple modern furniture. An excellent restaurant has a seasonally changing menu and offers a choice selection of local ales. See More
Lainston House Winchester, Hampshire 50 rooms from £130Country Escape - A 17th-century country house escape, set in 63 acres of stunning Hampshire parkland with tennis courts and lovely gardens.Great walks - Wander the charming gardens on the estate, and further afield into the lovely Hampshire countryside.Cooking classes - Make the most of the excellent on site chefs with the in house professional cookery school.Fishing - Hire a ghillie for fishing on the Test or Itchen, a perfect days outing.Recommended by - Frommers, Small Luxury Hotels
Modernised 17th century country house set in lovely parklands. Large rooms with antique furniture, sash windows and some with four poster beds. Excellent award winning cuisine, cosy bar and fragrant gardens. With plenty of countryside activities nearby, it's the perfect romantic luxury escape. See More
The Old Vine Winchester (Hampshire) 5 rooms from £130Sights nearby - Winchester Cathedral is round the corner.Full of characterRestaurant - Recommended.
This four star inn is brilliantly placed for people wanting to explore Winchester by foot. The relaxed vibe throughout the hotel makes it great for families whilst charming rooms mean couples will like it too. Hearty meals, fine wines and ales are served in the bistro pub. A welcoming stay. See More
The White Star Tavern Southampton 13 rooms from £135Local exploring - Perfectly located in the centre of the city, ideal for reaching all the main attractions.Sights nearby - Visit the restored 14th century Tudor House and Garden.Full of characterRestaurant - Recommended.
A smart tavern located in the heart of the city and just a short walk from the harbour. The rooms are chic and contemporary with soft grey hues, simple furnishings and plenty of light. A lively restaurant and bar serves up pub classics alongside a choice selection of real ales. See More
Rhinefield House Hotel Brockenhurst 50 rooms from £135Swimming Pool - Outdoor and Indoor PoolsGreat walks - Situated in the heart of the New Forest National ParkRestaurant - Award winning Armada Restaurant with 2 AA RosettesTraditional
New Park Manor Brockenhurst (New Forest) 21 rooms from £135Spa breaks - Fabulous purpose built spa with family friendly pool, adult only terrace, steam room, sauna, hot tub and treatments aplenty!Child friendly - Creche and child games room availableFamiliesOutstanding location - In the middle of the New Forest
Situated in the stunning New Forest, and once Charles II's hunting residence, this hotel prides itself on its family-friendly facilities. The spa, swimming pool and games rooms mean that no members of the family will be bored. The hotel has its own traditional English restaurant. See More
Somerset House Boutique Hotel Portsmouth 8 rooms from £139Boutique - A converted Edwardian house offering chic modern design set alongside traditional featuresLocal exploring - Well positioned near Gunwharfs Quay, Southsea castle and a number of museumsRestaurant - Served at the Florence Arms, a pub on the same road, owned by the hotelSights nearby - Visit the Southsea Castle or Pyramids Centre
An elegant hotel offering an intimate stay in Portsmouth's historic district. Individually styled rooms highlight the Edwardian property's original features, yet the design is modern with soft hues and unfussy decor. A pub on the same road is owned by the hotel and has excellent British fare. See More
Ennios Southampton 10 rooms from £139Foodies - Come for a touch of authentic Italian fare with a wine list to match.Great walks - Take a stroll through the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.Restrictions on children - Adult onlyRestaurant with rooms
An excellent Italian restaurant complete with a handful of chic rooms located on the harbour. Stylish rooms are all different, but all feature crisp white linen, plenty of light and simple contemporary furniture. The restaurant serves authentic fare and is worthy of a visit alone. See More
The Greyhound on the Test Stockbridge, Hampshire 10 rooms from £140Fishing - The property boasts its own private stretch along the Test River for you to try your hand at fly fishing.Great walks - With wellie boots to borrow and packed lunched available you are all see to complete the Test Way.Full of characterRestaurant - Recommended.
A delightful award-winning country inn in an idyllic location. Perfect for a weekend break, favoured amongst couples. Rooms and en-suites provide contemporary country chic. great base for walkers and foodies and those into typical country pursuits - fly fishing, walking and shooting. See More
Stanwell House Lymington 27 rooms from £140Local exploring - Situated in the pretty market town of Lymington and right between The Solent and the New Forest National Park.Great walks - Grab a packed lunch and head out to explore the miles of beautiful countryside in the New Forest National Park.Local markets - Lymington's famous Saturday market is not to be missed, packed with the cream of local produce.Sights nearby - Check out the neighbouring historic towns of Winchester, Southampton, Romsey, and Lyndhurst.
Boutique townhouse hotel in the centre of delightful Lymington. Rooms feature large windows and contemporary chic design. A host of dining options including fine modern European cuisine, private dining and a laid back all day bistro menu. Well priced and placed for local exploring. See More
The Wykeham Arms Winchester (Hampshire) 13 rooms from £140Sights nearby - Winchester Catherdral is just a few minutes walk away. Winchester Castle is also worth visiting.Great walks - Embark on a guided walk through historic Roman and Saxon Winchester.Restrictions on children - Children not permitted.Restaurant - Recommended.
Borough Court Hartley Wintney, Hampshire 2 rooms from £145Historic - A listed property and one of the oldest houses in Hampshire with records going back as far as 1333Short break - Located less than an hour's drive from London, this is a convenient weekend escapeCountry Escape - Set in 90 acres of woodlands and meadows, this is an idyllic rural hideawayGroups - With just three rooms this is a good option to rent out in its entiretyRecommended by - Sawdays
A grand country house (and one of Hampshire's oldest homes) set in 90-acres of farmland. The two rooms are traditional in design with toile wallpaper, antiques, and fireplaces. Mornings begin with hearty breakfasts and the hosts happily hand out local knowledge. A luxurious rural escape. See More
The White Horse Romsey Romsey, Hampshire 31 rooms from £145Local exploring - Set in a pretty market town with easy access to all the natural bounties of the New Forest.Sights nearby - Visit Broadlands, the stately home of Lord Mountbatten.Great walks - Take long walks through the picturesque New Forest.Traditional
A chic brasserie and hotel in the heart of the market town of Romsey. Individually styled rooms feature sink-into beds, bold wall paper and parquet flooring. The Brasserie, undeniably the star of the show, offers up contemporary British fare. A charming spot for a weekend break. See More
Clarence Boutique Hotel Portsmouth 8 rooms from £149Romantic Break - With some rooms featuring in-room sunken baths and the adult-only policy, this is a perfect romantic escapeLocal exploring - Well placed in Portsmouth walking distance from the Gunwharf Quays and historic dockyardRestrictions on children - Adult onlyAdult Only
An atmospheric small boutique set in the historic part of Portsmouth. Individually styled rooms perfectly mix traditional styles with contemporary patterns and fabrics. The best rooms have large sunken bathtubs (perfect for two). Downstairs there is a pub-style bar - ideal for a romantic city break. See More
The Mill at Gordleton Lymington 12 rooms from £150Foodies - Delicious food, crafted by Chef Toby Hill from only the best local produce- everything you eat is made in house, heaven!Country Escape - A charming converted mill, surrounded by flower filled gardens, right on the outskirts of the New Forest.Sights nearby - Less than 30 minutes away is the medieval Beaulieu Abbey.Great walks - Miles of countryside to be explored in the New Forest.Recommended by - Sawdays
Rural restaurant with rooms in an idyllic riverside location with "secret garden" and wildlife galore including kingfishers and heron. Pretty country rooms some of which feature lovely views over the river. Modern British cuisine and a snug bar. Ideally placed on the edge of the New Forest. See More
Careys Manor Hotel & Spa Brockenhurst (New Forest) 77 rooms from £169Total relaxation - A quiet country house with easy access to the rugged landscapes of the New Forest and boasting a glorious Thai spa.Great walks - Embark on Puttles Bridge, a 5 mile scenic walk starting from near the property.Swimming Pool - Indoor poolRomantic - Good for couples.
Tylney Hall Hotel Hook, Hampshire 113 rooms from £195Short break - It is just over an hour by train from London Waterloo to Hook making this ideal for quick weekend getawaysRomantic Break - With a spa, fine dining, and grand surrounds — this is a perfect choice for a romantic breakGreat walks - Enjoy ambles through the property's estate or head to Odiham for scenic canal walksRestaurant - The 2 AA Rosette Oak Room Restaurant serves modern British cuisine with a twistRecommended by - Small Luxury Hotels
A grand country house hotel set in 66-acres near Hook. Elegant rooms and suites are traditionally dressed but the feel is fresh and luxurious with floral drapes, high ceilings, vast windows, and marble bathrooms. Rural perfection with a spa, fine dining restaurant, and plenty of activities. See More
Aviator Farnborough, Hampshire 169 rooms from £200Romantic Break - A chic retreat for discerning couples- stylish contemporary suites, extensive spa, fantastic food and knockout cocktails.Foodies - This slick hotel boasts two fantastic dining options- Adam Fargin's Brasserie and the more laid back One Eleven.Birdwatching - Enjoy a brisk walk and a bit of birdwatching at nearby Frensham Little Pond.Great walks - Take a wander around The Sculpture Park in Churt, well worth checking out.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Ye Spotted Dogge Portsmouth 6 rooms from £219Local exploring - Portsmouth has plenty to do from fascinating museums to high-end shopping much of which is within walking distanceGroups - The property is available for exclusive use and makes a grand stay for a group of friends or family gatheringSights nearby - Walk down to Southsea Castle and visit the D-Day Museum while thereAdult Only
A historic townhouse jam-packed with character and brimming with tales of its past. Each of the rooms are individually styled with heavy antiques, original features, artworks, and statement wallpaper. The best have in-room freestanding baths. A grown-up stay that offers a real sense of place. See More
Hotel du Vin Winchester Winchester, Hampshire 24 rooms from £219Local exploring - A lovely Georgian property in a central location, ideal for exploring Winchester on foot.Local markets - Winchester plays host to the largest farmers market in the UK, head along and pickup some local treats.Sights nearby - Make a trip to the impressive Cathedral or Wolvesey Castle, both within walking distance.Great walks - The New Forest National Park is a great day trip for all the family.
The Montagu Arms Beaulieu 22 rooms from £228Restaurant - The Terrace Restaurant offers fine dining or you can opt for a more relaxed vibe in Monty's InnSpa - Access to Spa at sister hotel Careys Manor.TraditionalFour poster beds - For romantics.Recommended by - Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Michelin Travel
Four Seasons Hampshire Hook, Hampshire 133 rooms from £345Spa breaks - Indulge yourself in the converted old stables, now an extensive spa using world-renowned products Sodashi and ESPA.Country Escape - An indulgent country estate equipped with tennis courts, sauna, hot tub, spa, fine dining and luxurious suites.Tennis - Enjoy the two on site floodlit, all-weather courts.Kids Club - Professionally organised children's programmeRecommended by - Kiwi Collection
A modernised country house estate with extensive additional modern wings attached. Classic rooms feature high ceilings, sash windows and some with in-room free standing baths. An abundance of country pursuits and spoiling spa. Ideal for the quintessential British country experience. See More
Heckfield Place Hampshire 45 rooms from £350Spa - Little Bothy Spa offers natural treatments with exclusice products from Wildsmith skin range.Restaurant - MARLE and HEARTH restaurants celebrate the seasons with local ingredients.Hideaway - Authentic country hideaway where you can relax and unwind.Great walks - Country and garden walks.