We stayed here for one night as stop off before heading off to the Isle of Wight - we just wished now that we had stayed for longer! We had a beautiful room, lovely and spacious and the bathroom was incredible, with a free standing bath and amazing walk in shower. We had a few bellinis on the terrace overlooking the stunning scenery before having the most incredible dinner. We opted for the Tasting Menu with matching wines and we were really impressed - the service and food were fantastic and the sommelier was very informative about the wines chosen, all in all a great evening! We just about managed the full english the next day and left feeling totally relaxed. It really is a beautiful place and it was the perfect start to a long weekend.
- 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