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A characterful country-house hotel in the heart of the New Forest complete with three restaurants, a full-service spa, walks from the gardens and a range of fitness classes to enjoy.

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Nestled in the heart of the New Forest, this countryside hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of Brockenhurst train station, offering fast links to London. Attractions such as Beaulieu Motor Museum and Buckler's Hard are just a short drive away.

The sister property the Montagu Arms is a seven minute drive, with its award-winning Terrace restaurant.

By car: around 30 minutes' drive from Southampton and 2 hours from London. The hotel offers free parking.

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

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The lofty reception area is impressive, with a roaring fire and grand wooden staircase. Your room will either be in this original part of the hotel, which was an 18th-century manor house, or in a more modern, newer wing.

Service & Facilities

There's a loyal team here and the sevirce is super friendly; many staff have worked here for decades. There's a swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room (hydrotherapy pools and thermal rooms can be used for an additional fee). There are also great fitness classes.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free breakfast
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking

  • Free Wi-Fi


Rooms have different styling according to where they are located - manor rooms and suites in the original part have high ceilings and antique furniture including, for example, a four-poster bed. Garden rooms are more modern, and either open onto the garden or have garden views.

Room types: Manor Rooms & Suites, Garden Rooms & Suites, Pittefaux Cottage

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with bath & shower, tea and coffee-making facilities, bathrobes, king-size bed, TV, free Wi-Fi

Restaurants & Bars

French restaurant Blaireau is characterful and serves up classic Gallic cuisine - moules, bisque and confit duck, and has a terrace. The main restaurant Cambium is more formal, with a Modern British menu and expert sommelier. Zen Garden serves Thai and there's a healthy spa menu.

Cambium: two AA Rossettes, formal, refined British dishes, local ingredients. Open daily. Mains from £15.

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