Hotels in Hampshire
Audleys Wood Hotel Basingstoke Hampshire
Located in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, Audleys Wood Hotel in Basingstoke Hampshire is surrounded by lush woodland and seven acres of grounds. This hotel has recently completed a full bedroom refurbishment.
Rhinefield House Hotel New Forest Hampshire
Set deep in the New Forest National Park, among tall conifers and scented pines, this grand country house may have come as a surprise, with its blend of Tudor and Gothic, old and new, the romantic and the eccentric.
There is plenty to see and do in Hampshire. This county has it all, a selection of top visitors attractions as well as a wonderful National Park.
Things to do around Basingstoke
Jane Austen’s House
Jane Austen is one of the most popular and important novelists that England has ever produced. The house at Chawton is where she spent the last eight years of her life. It is of international importance as the place where she did the majority of her mature writing, but at the same time retains the charm of a village home.
The Basingstoke Canal – a great local walk
The Basingstoke Canal can be found in Southern England between the village of Greywell in Hampshire and Woodham in Surrey and is about a 30 minute drive away from our hotel. It was built between 1788 and 1794 and is 32 miles long with 29 locks. The Canal Visitor Centre has plenty to offer the whole family and is situated alongside the Basingstoke Canal in the village of Mytchett, near Junction 4 of the M3. It overlooks the picturesque canal and includes a picnic and play area, information point and gift shop, tearoom, campsite and free parking. The 32 mile long towpath is easily accessible so the Visitor Centre is the ideal place to start exploring this beautiful waterway.
Marwell Zoo is located approximately a 35 minute drive away from our hotel, and is a chance to get close to the wonders of the natural world – and play a big part in helping to save them. The 140-acre park is home to over 250 exotic and endangered species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings.
Things to do in the New Forest
With the New Forest being steeped in history, the people who live here will tell you it is a lively, working landscape with many secrets to discover. The only way to reveal the New Forest’s hidden gems and to truly appreciate the sights, sounds and smells of the forest, is to get out there and explore.
The New Forest is a genuine walkers & cyclists paradise with many circular routes to suit all levels of ability. Why not let us arrange a packed lunch to take with you? Just be careful of our famous New Forest ponies; they love a sandwich or two!!!
Isle of Wight
With only being ten minutes from Lymington, why not hop on a ferry to the Isle of Wight for the day or stop at Bucklers Hard to see where Nelson built his fleet using our very own New Forest oaks – we all know how that ended!!
Bring back childhood memories of sitting on Mudeford Quay in the sunshine catching crabs or why not just hit the beach and soak up the English summer?
Meander around Exbury Gardens, a spectacular 200 acre site, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias and also rare trees and shrubs. Discover Exbury’s hidden beauty and escape the cares of the world as you explore a myriad of pathways. Let the train take the strain on a twenty minute journey or ride a chauffeur driven buggy to tour the Gardens, and maybe get some ideas for your own!!
Beaulieu Motor Museum
Okay ladies, we need to let the men have some fun also; why not take a visit to Beaulieu Motor Museum? View over 250 vehicles from every motoring era from some of the earliest examples of motoring to legendary World Land Speed Record Breakers including Bluebird, ‘TV Star’ cars such as Del Boy’s Reliant Robin and rare oddities like a giant orange on wheels. Or alternatively just read a book whilst lying on the grass with the sun beating down! Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the weather, but everything else is possible!