Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa
Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa, set in the New Forest National Park, is a short hop from Southampton Docks
Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa
Chewton Glen neighbours the New Forest National Park, a large parcel of pastureland, heathland and ancient forest. The New Forest pony roams free in the park; they are one of nine typical moorland and mountain British breeds. Go cycling from Chewton Glen and see them in their natural habitat on your Private Tour of England.
Surrounding the hotel is 130 acres of woods and gardens reaching the edge of the New Forest and the coast. A short drive is the stunning Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, 96 miles of geological history and incredible beauty.
The dining room is an English restaurant, which means influences are global, and ingredients are local when possible. Tatler says, “..menu is utterly delicious..”. Dine casually at The Kitchen, relax at the spa, stay in a treehouse; oh, the wine list is magnificent. This hotel features on our suggested England's South Coast Tour.
The Quintessential English Country Hotel
The Chewton Glen Hotel has various possibilities for accommodation, from elegant rooms to spacious suites to luxurious self-contained treehouses.
Garden Rooms (387-452sq ft) with king-size bed, seating area and a large power shower, overlooking the parkland; Classic Rooms (387-452sq ft) with king-size bed, seating area and a marble bathroom with double sinks and a large power shower, overlooking the parkland;
Estate Rooms (495sq ft) with king-size or twin beds, seating area and marble bathroom with bath and walk-in shower; Croquet Lawn Rooms (645sq ft) with king-size or twin beds, seating area, marble bathroom with double sinks, bath and walk-in shower and dressing room, overlooking the croquet lawn and golf course.
The Junior Suites (645sq ft) feature king-size or twin beds with a lounge area with a sofa, two armchairs and a coffee table, and a marble bathroom with a large bath and walk-in shower. These suites overlook the garden and surrounding parkland.
The Hotel Suites (645sq ft) have king-size or twin beds, a spacious lounge area with a sofa, two armchairs and a coffee table, and a bathroom with a large bath, walk-in shower and dressing room. These suites either overlook the hotel grounds or have access to the grounds and walled garden.
The Hot Tub Suites (645sq ft) are more spacious with king-size or twin beds, a sitting area with a sofa, two armchairs and coffee table, a bathroom with a bath and a walk-in shower. And, of course, a private hot tub.
There are three Master Suites:
The Masterman Ready Suite is one of the most popular suites with a king-size bed, a spacious seating area with flatscreen tv, sofa, armchair and coffee table, bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, and tv. Unique about this suite is the remarkable sun deck overlooking the garden.
The Poacher Suite (753sq ft) has a king-size bed with flatscreen tv, a spacious lounge area with sofa, two armchairs, chairs and a dressing table, and a bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and tv. These suites overlook the stunning hotel grounds.
The Jacob Faithful Suite (818sq ft) features a king-size bed, spacious lounge with two armchairs, coffee table, two chairs and a desk, and a bathroom with a bath and separate walk-in shower. This suite has a private balcony overlooking the magnificent lawn.
The Coach House Suites (871sq ft) have private access to the estate and house up to six people. These suites feature a spacious seating area with a sofa, two armchairs and coffee table, a marble bathroom with bath and walk-in shower and a semi-private courtyard garden with a lounge.
The Marryat Suite (893sq ft) is Chewton Glen’s most extensive suite with two king-size beds, a spacious lounge area with two sofas, a coffee table, armchairs and a desk. The suite has a bathroom with a marble bath, and walk-in shower and a separate cloakroom. Unwind on your private terrace with an outside hot tub overlooking the grounds and parkland.
The Treehouse Studio Suite is ideal for two guests with a king-size bed, mini fully-fitted kitchenette, under-floor heating, wood burner and mood lighting. This treehouse features a flatscreen tv in the lounge area and bedroom, a marble bathroom with a freestanding bath and walk-in shower overlooking the forest, and a terrace with comfy seating and an outdoor hot tub.
The Treehouse Loft Suite houses up to six guests, maximum of four adults with king-size beds and bunk beds for children, a mini fully-fitted kitchenette, under-floor heating, wood burner and mood lighting. This treehouse has a flatscreen tv in the sitting area and bedroom, a marble bathroom with a freestanding bath, a walk-in shower and a separate toilet overlooking the forest. Relax on the outside terrace with comfortable seating and the outdoor hot tub.
The Treehouse Hideaway Suite is ideal for four guests, based upon two adults and two children with king-size beds, a mini fully fitted kitchenette, under-floor heating, wood burner and mood lighting. This treehouse features a flatscreen tv in the lounge area and bedroom, a marble bathroom with a freestanding bath and walk-in shower overlooking the forest, and a terrace with a comfortable seating area and an outdoor hot tub.
The Yews is the most private and secluded treehouse that can house up to twelve guests, four adults and eight children. This accommodation features a wood burner in the centre of the living area, a flatscreen tv in the sitting room and bedroom, a marble bathroom with a freestanding bath and a walk-in shower overlooking the forest. The treehouse has under-floor heating, mood lighting and a spacious terrace with comfortable seating and outdoor hot tubs.
The Dining Room offers a fine dining experience with a mixture of typically English and cosmopolitan dishes. Many of the ingredients come from Chewton Glen’s kitchen garden, which means the produce is locally sourced and seasonal.
Chewton Glen provides various facilities, from a state-of-the-art gym to a 17-metre hydrotherapy pool with multiple jets and heated beds, an outdoor whirlpool and a 10-metre heated outdoor pool. There are indoor and outdoor tennis courts where you can practise year-round and nine-hole par-three courses for golf lovers. If you prefer to treat yourself, try the sauna and steam room or book one of the many spa treatments.
Much like many places in Britain, the estate at Chewton Glen has a long history. Records show that an estate called 'Chewghton' existed during the Middle Ages, and documents of a house appeared in the early 18th century. What would the owners of Chewton Glen House of 1732 make of the new House? I'm sure they will love the toasty warm outdoor pool, spa and beautifully appointed rooms with aircon – quite a different lifestyle.
The children of the forest
The Hotel has a tremendous literary link, no not Harry Potter, a book called 'The Children of the Forest', the story is of four children orphaned during the English Civil War (1642-1651). Troops pursue them, and they seek refuge in the New Forest. They receive the help of a local gipsy boy. Captain Frederick Marryat wrote this intriguing story while visiting family at Chewton Glen House; the book was published in 1847.
The War years and Hotel
During WW2, they used the area for military training; the House then had three owners before being transformed into a hotel. A guest purchased the Hotel in 2007, taking the business to a new level. The introduction of the Tree House accommodation was a stroke of brilliance. The kitchen garden produces much of the herbs and vegetables for the restaurants, and improving the spa has maintained Chewton Glen's position as one of the World's great Country House Hotels.
Loved by locals
Local people love Chewton Glen; this is nice to know when travelling thousands of miles to check-in to a place where you can meet local people. Chewton Glen is our recommended Hotel for a couple of days before a cruise or part of our suggested England's South Coast tour.
Staying at Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa opens a world of possibilities on your Private Tour of England. Go sea fishing or paddleboarding on the south coast or explore the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coastline.
An hour drive will take you to Corfe Castle, a medieval site with picturesque ruins or Winchester with its beautiful 11th-century cathedral. Pay a visit to Salisbury Cathedral, one of England’s tallest and most elegant cathedrals or Wilton House, known as England's film location stately home.
A luxurious country house escape
A short hop from Southampton and England's wine region
- Bespoke amenities
- Room upgrade upon arrival subject to availability
- Set upon 130 acres of woodland
- Cookery School
- Two restaurants
Estate Room 24
Estate Room 84
Hot Tub Suite
Jacob Faithful Suite balcony
Jacob Faithful Suite bedroom
Jacob Faithful Suite
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Whether you are a honeymoon couple, a family or a corporate incentive group, our team’s collective resources will be brought together to build the experience that’s right for you.
We will require your arrival and departure dates, details of your personal preferences and places that you would like to visit as well as the events you would like to experience.
We will then prepare a draft itinerary and send it to you by email for your approval. Once agreed, we will send you a Booking Confirmation with Personalised Itinerary and Information Pack via email.