Chewton Glen – Hampshire
Hotel Type: A traditional British luxury country house hotel with world-class spa and contemporary luxury.
Location: In the heart of the tranquil New Forest on 130 acres of countryside. It is a short stroll away from the seaside located between Bournemouth and Southampton. It is just 2 hours via train from London to New Milton its nearest station.
Style: Traditional fused with contemporary comforts and style.
Rooms: 58 individually decorated rooms and suites as well as 14 luxury Treehouses.
Our Favourite Room: Holly’s favourite is the Treehouse Suite for a luxury stay in the forest canopy.
Ideal For: Switching off or celebrating something special. We know of a few engagements that have happened here!
Swimming: Heated pools both inside and outside as well as a hydrotherapy pool in the spa.
Dining: Chewton Glen has a wonderful kitchen garden that supplies its two different delicious restaurants. Head to the Dining Room their award-winning restaurant to experience talented chefs Simon Addison and Luke Matthews locally sourced menu. Or head to The Kitchen for a more casual dining experience. The Kitchen has an open plan layout offering you the chance to watch the chefs at work. The à la carte menu features locally sourced fish dishes, wood fired pizzas, gourmet burgers, superfood salads and more. Here you will also find their Cookery school by James Martin.
Activities: Play golf on its 9 hole golf course, head to the tennis courts, enjoy one of their endless country and coastal walks, sunbathe by the outside pool, go to the seaside, head to the award-winning spa, try clay-pigeon shooting or archery, play Croquet, go on one of the jogging tails, or take a dance class at the gym, take an art class, or cooking lesson, try one of the activities local to the hotel such as paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, sailing, catamaran rides or luxury-yacht charters.
Spa: The spa here is award-winning and for good reason! There is a 17m swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, aromatherapy saunas, cold drench showers, crystal steam rooms and a long treatment menu with experienced therapists.
Children: Chewton Glen is extremely family friendly.
Furry Friends: Dogs are welcome, they’re even allowed to stay in the Treehouse Suites!
Accessibility: Chewton Glen has an amazing range of facilities catering for people of all abilities. Including ramps, rail handles, 14 ground floor rooms and access to the restaurant.
Low Season Price From: £325 per night to stay in the Garden Hotel Room and includes breakfast.
High Season Price From: £550 per night to stay in the Garden Hotel Room and includes breakfast.
Open: All year round!
Chewton Glen is modern country house living at its most luxurious. Surrounded by ancient woodland, within walking distance of the sea, and set formally behind a perfectly manicured croquet lawn, it’s a perfect place for a few days away or an entire week with the family. There’s a really attentive and welcoming team here, ready on hand to make sure your stay is as effortless as possible. From here you can explore the New Forest and the coast, or just enjoy the 130 acre estate and gardens. The luxurious Treehouse Suites bring adventure to everyone’s stay, especially for the young and young at heart. And both the restaurants and Spa have won multiple awards – need we say more?
From elegantly decorated rooms overlooking parkland, to treehouse suites on stilts in the canopy, Chewton Glen has it covered. Especially when they come with tablets, Bang & Olufsen sound systems and even hair straighteners. The Garden Rooms are a good size, and most come with their own terrace or balcony and exceptionally invigorating showers. For a little more space, the Classic Rooms are very comfortable, light and airy with large windows or French doors. The Estate Rooms have their own sitting area – ask for one with a terrace or balcony. Tucked away or with views over parkland, the Junior Suites are spacious and you can choose between contemporary or traditional country house style – we still can’t decide! If a fine English country garden view is your thing, then the Croquet Lawn Rooms are perfect. Very spacious, with a balcony or terrace, they have their own dressing rooms and huge bathrooms with double showers. There are a variety of hotel suits, each very individual in style for example one of which has a bunkroom, one of which has a private walled garden and others their own private hot tubs. We can help you pick which one would suit you best!
The Treehouse Suites take you to another level – literally. Complete with sundecks with sun loungers, hot tubs, under floor heating, wood burning stoves and marble bathrooms, they are dreamy luxury suspended in the woodland canopy. Floor to ceiling windows looking out over the treetops, they sleep from two to twelve, with The Yews being the largest, for four adults and eight children. And if you’d like a personal chef, it can be arranged for The Yews treehouse. A breakfast hamper is delivered each morning, and buggies will take you to and from the main house.
Fresh from its own kitchen garden and local producers, the food at Chewton Glen has deservedly won many awards. From the orangery setting of the Dining Room with its modern British dishes, to the relaxed open plan The Kitchen, in partnership with James Martin, serving delicious tapas and wood fired pizzas, the emphasis here is on enjoying good food. You can book a day’s lesson in The Kitchen, picking fresh ingredients from the garden to creating some seasonal to be proud of. The Spa has its own comfortable lounge serving healthy snacks in between treatments.
A hotel with treehouse accommodation doesn’t get more family friendly. They can explore the 130 acre estate, use the pool (at designated times) and there’s a comprehensive kids menu. There’s a kids club with all manner of activities. Babysitting can be arranged.
You can’t stay here and not have a treatment at the Spa. One of the very best in the country, with a huge hydrotherapy pool. The indoor pool is ozone-treated, there are aromatherapy saunas and crystal steam rooms – you might find you don’t leave. But don’t forget, the beach is just a short walk away, with its views across to the Needles, and you can wander over the estate to find a quiet spot. There’s indoor tennis, cycling and golf on the hotel’s own nine hole course, as well as a huge choice of places to visit locally along the coast and in the New Forest.