Positioned on the edge of Hampshire’s picturesque New Forest and just two hours from London, Chewton Glen offers a luxurious countryside escape for those seeking the perfect balance of activity and indulgence. Set in an idyllic 130-acre estate, many engaging activities play out here from croquet and clay shooting to falconry, tennis and golf on the nine-hole course. The nearby New Forest provides a further natural playground for those seeking to immerse themselves in the great English countryside, with guided walks and bicycle rides available through the national park's extensive trails.
There is much to detain you within the confines of Chewton Glen itself, however. The spa here is first-class, with a vast indoor pool, hydrotherapy complex and outdoor hot tub available to enjoy alongside twelve individual treatment rooms. Foodies will delight in the wealth of classes on offer at the cookery school, overseen by the renowned chef James Martin – who also runs the superb Kitchen restaurant.
The appeal of Chewton Glen extends to visitors of all ages. Couples will find a perfect romantic hideaway in one of the estate’s secluded Treehouses, complete with hot tubs on their private terraces and the delivery of a gourmet breakfast hamper each morning. Younger visitors can enjoy their own treehouse experience in the Beehive kid’s club, and a range of family activities include pony pampering, sheep walking and interactive experiences on the farm.
Couples on a romantic getaway
Families of all ages
Foodies and amateur chefs
Country sports enthusiasts
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Spend some relaxing hours in the spa, enjoying the hydrotherapy area and wealth of nurturing treatments
Embrace your creative side in a watercolour class or clay workshop with a local artist
Embark upon family falconry session, or take the children on a walk with the estate’s Teddy Bear Sheep
Try your hand at axe-throwing, archery and clay pigeon shooting
Play croquet on the lawn (or simply relax with a glass of Champagne)
Hone your culinary skills with a private cookery class, tailored to your individual interests and tastes
Head out on a foraging session to discover the edible flora and fauna on the estate
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Take the short walk to the nearby unspoilt, sandy beach
Embark upon a mountain biking adventure in the New Forest
Take a sailing lesson on the Solent, or go kayaking and paddle boarding
Set out on a day trip to Stonehenge and Bath
Explore beautiful Winchester and its medieval cathedral
Hop on a ferry to the Isle of Wight and see Queen Victoria’s beloved summer getaway, Osborne House
Visit the grand stately homes of Hurst Castle and Highcliffe Castle
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