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Country House Hotels in Hampshire

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.

Hand Picked Hotels in Hampshire

Looking for luxury hotels in Hampshire? Our two country house hotels could be the perfect option. 

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.

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. 

Rhinefield House Hotel

New Forest, Hampshire

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Audleys Wood Hotel

Basingstoke, Hampshire

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Here’s everything you need to know about our beautiful country hotels in Hampshire. 

Rhinefield House

You’ll find this grand country house hotel in the heart of Hampshire’s New Forest. 

A stay at the sprawling Rhinefield House means you’ll have easy access to a range of different sceneries. Within walking distance, you’ll find the seemingly endless woods of the New Forest. If you’re lucky, you might spot its famous wild horses roaming around. 

You can also head to the coast and explore the small towns dotted along the water, or venture across to Bournemouth or Southampton, which are both less than 40 minutes’ drive away. 

A country house hotel escape

While Rhinefield House enjoys the peace of a rural location, it’s not far from civilization either. 

The hotel is around three miles, or a ten-minute drive, from the quaint village of Brockenhurst, where you’ll find a number of pubs, cafes and restaurants waiting for you to try. It also has a train station, meaning you can explore the area by rail if you don’t feel like being in the driving seat. 

If you’re not sure how to fill your days, here’s our guide to a weekend in the New Forest. 

Inside the hotel

Inside country house hotel Rhinefield House, you’ll find everything you need for a blissful break. Its 50 bedrooms are all equipped with:

  • Hypnos Lansdowne cashmere mattresses
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, 
  • Hand Picked Hotels robes
  • A selection of fairtrade teas, coffees and hot chocolates
  • Blackout curtains

When it’s time to dine, the 2 AA Rosette Armada restaurant serves up a wide range of delicious meals and drinks. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, you can enjoy a private dining experience in the palatial Alhambra Room.

During dry days, you can take a dip in the outdoor pool or wander round the ornamental ponds at your leisure. Rhinefield House is a dog-friendly hotel that welcomes four-legged companions, so you can also spend time exploring the 40 acres of private grounds with your furry friends. 

Getting to Rhinefield House

Rhinefield House is easy to reach from any part of the UK. It’s roughly a 15 minute drive from the M27, which connects the area to Southampton, Portsmouth and Eastleigh. 

If you’re heading in from other directions, there are a number of main A roads, including the A36 from Salisbury and A31 from the Bournemouth area.

Audleys Wood Hotel

You’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time when you set foot inside Audleys Wood Hotel. 

The dark wooden staircases, four poster beds and ornate facade tell the story of this former private home. But this luxury hotel in Hampshire has plenty of modern features too, including the bright and airy Garden Pavillion built for events and weddings.

Audleys Wood was first built in 1880 for influential writer and thinker Thomas Paine. Though it has undergone a number of renovations over the years, its Victorian charm has been preserved and seamlessly blended into the property’s modern features. 

A Hampshire country house hotel

If you’re looking to explore the area without a car, Basingstoke town centre and its handy train station are just a five minute taxi ride away. 

Need more inspiration about what to do during your stay in Hampshire? Check out our blog post for more ideas. 

Inside the hotel

Audleys Wood Hotel has 72 luxurious bedrooms, including two spacious suites ideal for romantic getaways or special occasion stays. 

Every accommodation option has:

  • Hypnos Lansdowne cashmere mattresses
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, 
  • Hand Picked Hotels robes
  • A selection of fairtrade teas, coffees and hot chocolates
  • Blackout curtains

When it’s time to dine, take a seat in the elegant Conservatory restaurant and get ready to tuck into delicious dishes inspired by local, seasonal produce. 

You can also book private dining rooms to celebrate life’s special occasions with your loved ones, or order everything from afternoon tea to three-course meals to enjoy in the comfort of your room. 

Getting to Audleys Wood Hotel

Despite its tranquil rural feel, Audleys Wood Hotel is easy to reach from nearby towns and cities. It’s just a few minutes’ drive from Junction 6 of the M3 and Basingstoke is less than five minutes away by car. 

You won’t be disturbed by traffic noise during your stay, however, as Audleys Wood occupies more than seven acres of private green land. 

About Hampshire

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

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. 

Winchester 

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. 

 

 

 

 

Country house retreats 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. 



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