Reposing on the edge of the New Forest, overlooking stunning parkland, sits an elegantly maintained country estate.
One of the few remaining bastions of quintessential English living, Chewton Glen is an idyllic escape for those seeking respite along England’s South Coast. Sandwiched between stunning countryside and the placid seafront and comprised of over 130 acres of parkland, gardens and coastline, this privately owned luxury hotel & award-winning spa prides itself on its exceptional hospitality.
While here, guests can indulge in restorative treatments, captivating views and outdoor excursions, as well as impressive state-of-the-art recreational facilities: including a golf course, tennis courts and the delightfully British croquet lawn. There are plenty of activities to engage: from falconry and archery to duck herding and mountain biking. And with Bournemouth, Christchurch and Southampton a stone’s throw away, there’s plenty more to explore beyond the borders of this charming country house hotel.
Chief among Chewton Glen’s attractions is its acclaimed James Martin cookery school which immerses its students in the joys and pleasure of cooking. Guests get an insight into sustainable food sourcing and get to prepare signature dishes under the tutelage of some of the region’s top chefs. Of course, all this expertise in-house makes Chewton Glen an equally revered destination for fine dining, with its highly-rated Dining Room serving up elevated English and European classics.
As Captain Frederick Marryat, author of the timeless children’s classic ‘The Children of the New Forest, likely found during his many stays here, Chewton Glen is that peaceful home-away that also manages to stir the imagination.
72 bedrooms, 14 of which happen to be luxury Treehouse suites, make up the array of delightful accommodations offered by this fine English country estate. Full of character and quintessentially British charm, the bedrooms and suites on offer provide for a comfortable and peaceful stay on the edge of the New Forest. From the crisp clack of cricket balls to marvellous treetop views, there are plenty of experiences to choose from.
Treehouses - Suspended 35-feet above ground, these other-worldly treetop abodes offer a unique, one-of-a-kind experience in UK accommodation.
When it comes to food, Chewton Glen abides by a simple philosophy: ‘live to eat, not eat to live’. Indeed, simplicity underscores Chewton Glen’s entire approach to food which revolves around sustainability and intelligent cooking. From enriching humble English dishes to entertaining and education guests through interactive workshops and cooking classes, England’s culinary culture is fully embraced at this country estate.
Boasting accolades from the Tatler Dining Awards and a top-flight company of haute-cuisine talent, The Dining Room elevates the classic country menu in a refined way. Striking a subtle yet brilliant balance between cosmopolitan flair and the comfort of traditional English flavours, Head Chefs Simon Addison and Luke Mathews captain this exquisite culinary journey beautifully.
The Kitchen is Chewton Glen’s answer to casual dining. Every aspect of the space is designed for guests to appreciate and learn about food and cooking. The open-plan layout allows you to observe the chefs at work while gardeners select fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden and greenhouse. The resident Cookery School offers hands-on workshops where students get to explore everything from food production to the preparation of signature dishes under the guidance of professional chefs.
You’ll experience all the trappings of this fine English tradition with this offering - cakes, sandwiches, scones, jams and, of course, tea - as well as locally grown ingredients. This afternoon tea pays homage to revered naval officer Captain Marryat along with the outstanding fair and produce Hampshire has to offer.
Activities and Entertainment
From the lavish spa to the impressive cooking school and state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll find plenty of colourful things to keep you occupied and refreshed at Chewton Glen. Actively-inclined? Then take a plunge in the 17 m swimming pool or take advantage of the world-class gym, dance and fitness classes, the tennis courts and onsite golf course.
Or why not take this opportunity to recharge at the spa, where you can indulge in the hydrotherapy and whirlpools or a nice afternoon tea and pamper? If you fancy an outdoor excursion, the estate’s 130 acres of gardens, woodland and parkland offer the perfect setting for an impromptu afternoon stroll.
Venture a little further, and you’ll stumble upon the stunning Hampshire coastline where there are plenty of water-based activities as well as other sites and treats, including Winchester Cathedral, Stonehenge and the Beaulieu National Motor Museum.
Only 90 minutes by car from London’s Heathrow Airport, Chewton Glen is located along England’s South Coast. It sits on the rim of the New Forest National Park. All it takes is a short, ten-minute jaunt to get to the sea.
1/12 - Exterior of Chewton Glen Hampshire, England
2/12 - Outside Pool at Chewton Glen Hampshire, England
3/12 - Jacob Faithful Suite at Chewton Glen Hampshire, England
4/12 - Jacob Faithful Lounge at Chewton Glen Hampshire, England
5/12 - Restaurant at Chewton Glen Hampshire, England
6/12 - Bedroom at Chewton Glen Hampshire, England
7/12 - Coffee Bar at Chewton Glen, Hampshire, England
8/12 - Decking Area at Chewton Glen, Hampshire, England
9/12 - Marryat Suite Bedroom at Chewton Glen, Hampshire, England
10/12 - Treehouse Lounge at Chewton Glen, Hampshire, England
11/12 - Decking Area at Chewton Glen Hampshire, England
12/12 - Outside Area of the Marryat Suite at Chewton Glen Hampshire, England
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