Forest Park Country Hotel & Inn, Brockenhurst, New Forest, England
The Forest Park Country Hotel and Inn has a stunning location in coronary heart of the pleasant New Forest. It sits proper reverse mysteriously lush forests a lot beloved by ramblers and simply minutes from the quaint village of Brockenhurst.
This engaging red-brick Tudor renaissance constructing began life as a vicarage earlier than changing into a resort – however a moderately dowdy one. It had its time within the highlight when the Hotel Inspector, Alex Polizzi, got here calling some years in the past.
Despite the limelight the resort deteriorated and was finally purchased by Kevin Wood. Under his watch the resort was pared again to its naked bones and underwent a multi-million pound renovation. The result’s a mash-up of kinds from modern all the way in which to conventional – that shouldn’t actually work collectively however someway they do. No doubt Ms Polizzi would approve.
Famously, horses have free reign to roam free within the New Forest they usually are likely to loiter close by and even come by to take a peek.
Comically, there may be an effigy of Theodore Roosevelt on a bench on the entrance of the resort. A word states that he had stayed right here in 1910 and even hosted dinner for him.
Check-in is straightforward and attentive with a welcome drink earlier than being proven to your room.
Couples, households or anybody eager to spend a nice sojourn within the New Forest – with or with out the pooch.
There are 42 ample sized rooms with the Presidential Suite being probably the most plush coming with ground to ceiling glass doorways that open up onto a balcony in addition to a luxuriously giant toilet and free-standing tub. All have mod cons – TV, hairdryers, tea, eco-friendly toiletries and tea and occasional.
The floor ground rooms are canine pleasant and are kitted out with a pooch mat, doggie treats and water bowls. These rooms confide in the gardens. Room 0 has its personal personal terrace.
Food and Drink
There is a stunning bar space and lounge with loads of tipples and cocktails. They even have their very own label “Brock” gin and their very own Forest Park Ale.
Breakfast (buffet or a la carte) is served within the lounge space or the restaurant and ranges from gluten free to full English.
Dinner affords an eclectic menu with pies, roasted salmon, seabass, steak, burgers and dazzlingly good chips. All the elements are both sourced domestically or from across the UK.
The restaurant has a proper atmosphere with ground to ceiling home windows that overlook the beautiful gardens. You can’t take your canine there however you may dine on the identical menu within the lounge together with your pooch at hand.
They do a stunning afternoon tea and nice home-made truffles.
Is Wi-Fi accessible?
Yes and it’s free all through
How a lot
A deluxe Super King bed room from £149 together with breakfast
What’s close by
The forest is at your ft and livestock loiter. Horses have free reign round right here and so do donkeys and deer. There are so many trails, you would spend many a mountaineering hour recognizing badgers, foxes and deer.
There is a an unspoilt shoreline alongside the Solent. Park the automobile at Keyhaven and you’ll catch the Henrietta Rose ferry to the historic Hurst Castle constructed for Henry VIII between 1541 and 1544 as an artillery fort. In 1956 coastal artillery was abolished and Hurst Castle got here into the care of English Heritage and is admittedly value visiting.