Lainston House - A warm welcome and set in lush green gardens.
We enjoyed two nights in an enormous suite overlooking the terrace with rolling views of the countryside, we could just sit with either a chilled glass of wine on the terrace or in the wood panelled bar with a gin and tonic.
The staff are professional and the food fabulous.
You can even choose your pillow from a luxury 'pillow menu'.
The grounds include a kitchen garden and a falconry - beautiful birds and a pleasure to see up close, we managed to see Billy in action with some of the birds on the lawn before dinner.
My only criticism is that some soft background music is much need in the bar and restaurant to make the ambiance more relaxing and less stuffy, also I feel that £5 for Fevertree tonic is a little excessive!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Drive through the gates of Lainston House, up the winding drive, you will enter a world where historic charm and contemporary elegance blend seamlessly. This charming 17th-century country house is a luxurious five star hotel, encapsulated in 63 acres of Hampshire parkland. A peaceful drawing room, sumptuous individually designed bedrooms and food created with passion (awarded 3 AA rosettes). The Cedar Bar is the place to relax for a cocktail and the outdoor terrace is even more so for sipping a glass of Champagne or a chilled glass of wine over a light lunch in Summer months. Don't forget to book for Afternoon Tea, a day in the on-site Cookery School or a spot of Falconry, located at the back of our stunning kitchen garden. This is a classic Country House where you can put the world behind you whether it be for a creative meeting, a relaxing leisure stay or a family celebration. Minutes away from the historic city of Winchester and only a short drive from Salisbury, Stonehenge and the New Forest. Visit Jane Austin country, Highclere Castle (home of Downton Abbey), Bombay Sapphire Distillery or a local Vineyard such as Hattingley Valley. The famous River Test is close by for perfect fishing and quaint villages to explore. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lainston Hotel Winchester