Foxgloves scattering through the woodlands, wild flowers covering the heathlands in a wash of vibrant colour and birds calling from atop yellow flowering gorse bushes are just some of the delights this time of year bring to our stunning surroundings across the beautiful New Forest Hotels.   

Nestled amongst the woodlands in the ancient village of Burley, Moorhill House is an idyllic country house with beautiful landscaped gardens creating the perfect spot for enjoying a quintessentially English afternoon tea. Just a short walk to the gift shops, spend the day sampling homemade local fudge, discovering the witching history of Burley Village with a guided tour or exploring a little further with bikes available to hire.

Moving to the south-eastern edge of the national park, their forest retreat Beaulieu Hotel sits on the outskirts of the village of Beaulieu, just minutes from Palace House, National Motor Museum, Buckler’s Hard, Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway. Surrounded by endless miles of footpaths and off-road cycle tracks, it’s the ideal spot this summer for days out rambling, dog walking or cycling – it’s also sits next door to their country pub restaurant, The Drift Inn, serving up a tasty selection of mighty burgers, fresh seasonal salads, sharing boards, everyone’s favourite pub classics and mouth-watering desserts, available throughout the pub, restaurant and stunning gardens too.

Near Lyndhurst, the grade II listed Bartley Lodge is set in eight acres of beautiful gardens and is home to an outrageously delicious afternoon tea, best enjoyed on the terrace with a G&T in hand. Come evening, the chef’s showcase the best flavours of the forest in the restaurant and Orangery with large floor-to-ceiling windows bringing the great outdoors in.

Set in the ‘capital’ of the New Forest, prime hand-cut steaks take centre stage alongside a mix of modern brasserie classics at the contemporary townhouse, Forest Lodge’s new 1820 Grill & Brasserie. Just minutes from Lyndhurst high-street, take a short walk to the boutiques or spend the afternoon relaxing with a dip in our indoor pool.

Now that you’ve got to know each of these stunning country house hotels, it’s time to pick one for your summer staycation this year – want to make the most of your time with in the New Forest? Then take advantage of New Forest Hotel’s Long Stay Special Rates available all summer long and save up to 20% off your summer escape.  

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