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50 rooms from £130 per night
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“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.”

“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.”

Hotel Review

Lainston House, a 17th century William & Mary former private home, has an almost other-wordly feel, set in beautiful surroundings: a three quarters of a mile long avenue of lime trees leads to a landscape as far as the eye can see, of hills and woodland, without another building in sight. It is hard to believe that Winchester is only two miles away. Hampshire at its most glorious. The food here is exceptional; modern British food sourced locally (including from Lainston’s own kitchen garden) and the service friendly, knowledgeable and yet unobtrusive. It helps that there is a cookery school on site. Bedrooms range from the cosy to the palatial, individually decorated in a traditional style, there's even one with a private hot tub. A special place: one of those hotels where you feel it is a privilege to stay in such a lovely spot.

 

Written by Charles Marsden-Smedley

Recommended For

  • Country Escape
  • A 17th-century country house escape, set in 63 acres of stunning Hampshire parkland with tennis courts and lovely gardens.
  • Other Activities
  • For those looking for the real countryside experience falconry is on offer at the hotel and shooting nearby.
  • 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.
  • Cycling
  • Bikes available to hire and miles of winding rural roads to explore.
  • Museums
  • Beaulieu Motor Museum
  • Wildlife Area
  • Marwell Zoo nearby
  • Romantic Break
  • Honeymoons
  • Tennis
  • Families
  • Weddings
  • Foodies
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets allowed on request
  • Restaurant
  • 3 AA Rosettes
  • Luxury
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Conference facilities
  • Gourmet
  • Family Suites
  • Wedding license
  • Country House
  • Grand Hotel
  • Historic
  • Gym
  • Views
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Traditional
  • Romantic

Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • One room has a private hot tub
  • Bar
  • with Grinling Gibbons carvings
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets allowed on request
  • Restaurant
  • 3 AA Rosettes
  • Parking
  • Free parking
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Business Centre
  • Conference facilities
  • Family Suites
  • Wedding license
  • Meeting Room
  • Cots available
  • Bicycle hire
  • Private dining room
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Views
  • Child friendly
  • Sitting Room
  • Room service
  • Disabled access
  • Wifi

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • For those looking for the real countryside experience falconry is on offer at the hotel and shooting nearby.
  • 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.
  • Cycling
  • Bikes available to hire and miles of winding rural roads to explore.
  • Museums
  • Beaulieu Motor Museum
  • Wildlife Area
  • Marwell Zoo nearby
  • Tennis

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