Lying on the edge of the New Forest National Park in Hampshire, the Chewton Glen Hotel is only a 2 hour drive from London, or even quicker by chopper – although with room for only three helicopters on the landing pad be sure to ring ahead and reserve your spot!
En route to the Sunseeker Poole sales facilities and shipyards, this allows for the perfect overnight stop, although with 130 acres to explore you may wish to stay a little longer. With everything needed for the perfect weekend getaway within the grounds, throw away the car (or heli!) keys and relax for a weekend, and Eat, Drink & Sleep until your heart is content!
This charming 5 AA red star country house hotel with a 200-year history and immaculate grounds offers many an activity to pass the time, whether it is lazing around the Spa, a 20-minute woodland walk to the beach, a spot of croquet on the lawn (post a quintessentially British Afternoon Tea of course) or clay pigeon shooting in the grounds.
EAT: Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, New Milton, New Forest, Hampshire, BH25 6QS
The Dining Room at Chewton Glen is a ‘truly cosmopolitan and quintessentially English’ restaurant. The menu is delicious, and the restaurant holds the accolade of being the only establishment in Hampshire and Dorset to have been included in the Sunday Times list of top 100 Restaurants in the UK.
Whether dining from the £25 three-course set lunch menu, the à la carte menu or the six-course tasting menu with accompanying wines, you will not be left disappointed.
Below we have picked out a selection of our à la carte favourites:
Monkfish cheek tempura, soba noodle salad
Salt beef salad with crispy duck egg, radishes, horseradishes
Line-caught Cornish sea bass, cauliflower, grapes, parmesan velouté
Quantock duck breast, Chewton Glen Borlotti beans, aubergine caviar, sloe gin sauce
Pear and blackberry clafoutis, lemon verbena, ice cream coffee
Panna cotta, hazelnut pureé, fig and mascarpone sorbetam
DRINK: Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, New Milton, New Forest, Hampshire, BH25 6QS
A true old English gentleman’s club, the Chewton Glen bar is a burgundy-walled, leather arm chaired hideaway, with a backshelf full to the brim of the finest spirits and liquors, perfect for that post dinner digestif.
For drinks in the day, the Chewton Glen has several comfortable lounges to read the newspapers whilst enjoying a sublime quintessentially British Afternoon tea, or if the English weather permits the sun terrace is the perfect spot to watch the world go by while enjoying a bottle of wine from the extensive wine list.
SLEEP: Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, New Milton, New Forest, Hampshire, BH25 6QS
For Sunseeker Poole, this is really where Chewton Glen shines … the Treehouses, wow! A short stroll or golf buggy ride from the main hotel lies a secluded wooded valley with 12 very special treehouses. Whether you are looking for a romantic night for two or a quirky retreat for the family, the Treehouses appeal to all.
Each elevated Treehouse is equipped with its own lounge and kitchenette area, complete with log burning fires, comfortable seating to watch the world go by and thoughtful finishing touches; such as lovely little glass jars of marshmallows, chocolate drops and coffee beans.
Moving out on to the extensive terrace, you have the option to dine at your own outside table and chairs, lounge on the sunloungers or stargaze at night from the luxury of your very own hot tub. With each treehouse allowing for total secluded privacy, it is not necessary to draw the curtains at night, allowing you to wake up to the incredible peaceful surroundings.
In the morning, you do not even have to open your own front door to enjoy breakfast. Just lift the small hatch by the door and your breakfast will be waiting for you; a special selection of pastries, fresh fruit, yoghurt and bread for toasting is delivered in a stay-fresh hamper, Chewton Glen really have thought of everything!
To arrange your stay at Chewton Glen, please visit http://www.chewtonglen.com or telephone +44 (0) 1425 275 341 for more information.
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