The picturesque county of Hampshire is the ideal place for a getaway. Whether you want to explore its coastline or dive into the past in one of its historic cities or towns, there’s plenty to fill a weekend break or week away with here.
With some of the most exclusive luxury hotels Hampshire has within its borders, we can help you rest, unwind and explore this beautiful county.
Luxury hotels in Hampshire
You could escape to the tranquil surroundings of the New Forest, where you’ll get a chance to reconnect with nature and explore miles of rugged landscapes. And if you need a helping hand to unwind, Rhinefield House Hotel in Hampshire has excellent facilities where you can relax and recharge throughout your stay.
A memorable mansion house stay
If you’d love to feel like you’ve stepped back in time, you could book a stay at Audleys Wood Hotel instead. Surrounded by seven acres of manicured grounds in the heart of Hampshire’s stunning countryside, yet within easy reach of Basingstoke, this 19th-century gothic mansion is the ideal place to get away from it all.
The New Forest
The New Forest stretches across 140,000 acres of ancient woodland and unspoilt grassland. It is one of the most picturesque national parks in the UK and home to dozens of fascinating historic villages. Here, you can enjoy family adventures at Paulton's Park and attractions such as the National Motor Museum Beaulieu.
Fareham and Portsmouth
Further down the Solent coast is the market town of Fareham and the waterfront city of Portsmouth. This maritime destination is a must-visit for anyone interested in the Royal Navy, as you’ll find Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the historic ship HMS Victory both located here.
Southampton is often known as the cruise capital of Europe, as more than 1.8 million passengers travel to and from the city through its port every year. If you’ve not got your sea legs, there’s plenty to explore on dry land. Snap pictures of its medieval city walls or treat yourself to some retail therapy at West Quay Shopping Centre.
Hampshire is also home to Winchester, most famous as the home of one of the country’s oldest cathedrals, Winchester Cathedral. This ancient city was so important that it was once the capital of England, meaning there’s plenty to keep history fans busy during a day trip here.
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Country house Hotels in Hampshire
We have two country house hotels in Hampshire:
- Audleys Wood Hotel, which is easily accessible via the M3 and just 18 miles from Reading and 32 miles from Southampton
- Rhinefield House Hotel, located deep within the New Forest National Park only 15 minutes from the M27
No matter which property you choose, Hand Picked Hotels guarantees your stay will be enjoyable, relaxing, and memorable for all the right reasons in our luxury hotels Hampshire.