The 17th and 21st centuries fuse impeccably at this New Forest hotel, part of the Luxury Family Hotels collection. The manor was Charles II’s favourite hunting lodge and still has its original fireplaces, panelling and oak leaf-patterned doors, alongside all the contemporary comforts that you – or your children – could possibly need. The 25 bedrooms are divided between the manor and a modern wing, which also houses an indoor pool and award-winning spa. While you unwind here, babies and toddlers can be cared for in the crèche (two free hours are offered daily), and older children might watch a movie at the on-site cinema or play games in the extensive gardens. For active families, there’s an outdoor pool and plenty of walks and cycle trails through the surrounding forest. Take a picnic and make a day of it. The hotel provides all sorts of equipment, from bed guards to bottle warmers, and a listening service so that parents can enjoy a stress-free, grown-up dinner in the sophisticated Stag Restaurant.
Doubles from £115
+44 (0)1590 623467; newparkmanorhotel.co.uk
Set in the heart of the New Forest, you can head straight from the hotel in the forest to explore on foot or by bike. Keep an eye out for the New Forest ponies which roam wild as well as herd of deer.
The chef and kitchen team take pride in using quality ingredients from around the British isle’s, handled with respect and served simply, the emphasis being on flavour. So, whether it is breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner – you are sure to be delighted with your food
Try one of the ELEMIS treatments offered by the Spa team on site. They will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. They also stock a wide range of ELEMIS products that you can purchase.
CLAIM TO FAME
New Park Manor is one of the only New Forest hotels to be set in the heart of the forest, at the end of a long private drive, with direct access to the surrounding woodland.
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