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An upmarket country-house hotel just outside Winchester. Go for the fine dining, period-style bedrooms and country pursuits. Don a pair of wellies to explore the 63 acres of grounds.

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You're in tranquil surroundings just beyond the peaceful village of Sparsholt in Hampshire,yet just a ten-minute drive from the lively city of Winchester. Discover the charming St Stephen's Church in Sparsholt (secure a key from the post office), have a pint at the characterful Plough Inn or stroll along the longest avenue of limes in the UK.

Located outside Winchester, London is one and a half hours away.

By car: around 1 hour 45 minutes from Bristol, 2 hours from London and 4 hours from Manchester. There is free parking on site.

By train: there are direct trains to Winchester station from Southampton Central (20 minutes) London Waterloo (1 hour) and Manchester Picadilly (4 hours). The hotel is a 10-minute taxi ride from Winchester station. Book trains to Winchester.

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From the flawless red-brick, gabled, William and Mary facade to the reception's polished flagstone floors and roaring fire, this historic country-house hotel offers everything one desires. The Cedar bar showcases stunning wood panelling, meticulously carved from a single cedar tree that succumbed to the storm of 1930 on the grounds.

Service & Facilities

Arrange a falconry experience with the in-house falconer or join a cookery class with Seasons cookery school. Guests can freely use bikes and wellies. Service is generally cheerful but amenities like turndown service and a doorman, expected in a hotel of this calibre, are absent.

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Cookery school
  • Gym
  • In-house falconer
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


For a touch of period opulence and potential garden views, choose a room in the main house, which features original elements. Alternatively, for a sleek and contemporary atmosphere, opt for one of the modern rooms in the adjacent Chudleigh Court.

Room types: Cosy, Smart, Plush bedrooms; Traditional, Family, Four-Poster junior suites; Garden, Chapel, Wolvesey, Delft suites

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom, king or queen-size bed, seating area, underfloor heating, tea and coffee facilities

Restaurants & Bars

Indulge in a sublime dining experience at the Avenue restaurant, where Chef Phil Yeomans' exquisite six-course tasting menu awaits. The Avenue starter of chicken wing with slow-cooked hen egg, sweetcorn and truffle was a cornucopia of flavour. The bar offers bistro-style dishes, featuring a rare whiskey collection and an extensive "library" of gins.

The Avenue: elegant fine dining, modern British cuisine. Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Two courses £48, three courses £60, six course tasting menu £80.

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