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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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Location

The drive from New Milton station is not particularly picturesque but once you reach the property, you can take a lovely winding path down to nearby Naish beach. Bournemouth is 30 minutes away. The Gothic revival mansion Highcliffe castle is a 30-minute walk (or seven-minute drive).

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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Style

This is a beautiful country house with an attractive regency red-brick exterior. Look out over the manicured croquet lawn from the terrace, and beyond to the 9-hole golf course surrounded by woodland. Corridors are decorated with botanical prints and antiques.

Service & Facilities

Service here is incredible, with the ratio of staff to guests being three to one. There are plenty of facilities, including one of Europe's largest hydrotherapy pools, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a cookery school and a 9-hole golf course, which is free for guests, including equipment.

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

Bedrooms

Most rooms and suites have their own private outdoor space, with even have a terrace and hot tub. The treehouse suites are the most private, but all rooms are luxurious.

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

Restaurants & Bars

Enjoy fine dining in the Dining Room or a more informal meal in the Kitchen. Both restaurants use lots of home-grown ingredients, with dishes including steaks, burgers and salads in the Kitchen and soufflés, fish tartare and grilled Dover sole in the Dining Room.

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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