I have to make a special mention for the Chewton Glen here.
Situated outside New Milton, also on the edge of The New Forest stands the iconic Chewton Glen Hotel. Voted one of the top 5 hotels in the world many times, this is the place if you want true country luxury.
The Chewton Glen hosts Michelin starred chefs, Tom Kerridge being one of them. There’s an amazing cookery class run from their kitchens and a spa that is one of the most amazing I’ve ever been to. This is 5-star luxury, if you’re celebrating a birthday or anniversary it may just be the place to book.
You can go for a cocktail on the lawn, afternoon tea (delicious…!) or book in the restaurant or the kitchen for lunch or dinner.
I have travelled to many places in the world in my former job with BA, and been lucky enough to visit some very special hotels but there’s something about The Chewton Glen that sets it apart in my view.