Lainston House Hotel is a quintessential country-house retreat in Hampshire, complete with a croquet lawn, a kitchen garden, birds of prey and its own heliport. The 17th-century building is set at the end of a long country lane, approached by a mile-long avenue of lime trees, with the surrounding courtyard framed by archways and loggias and draped in ivy. There's also a 12th-century chapel ruin and a pretty dovecote within the 63 acres of its surrounding parkland.
If you wish to explore the nearby Hampshire countryside, you can drive to the city of Winchester, which is 12 minutes away by car, or to Southampton, which is a 28-minute drive. But there's also plenty to do within the hotel grounds – you can fish, play tennis, try clay-pigeon shooting or falconry, follow a walking trail, use the gym or cycle along the country lanes on a tandem bike.
The intimate 3-AA-Rosette Avenue Restaurant has fabulous views of the avenue of lime trees, and serves locally sourced produce, much of it from the hotel's own gardens. For special occasions, there's an 8-course tasting menu with innovative dishes and á la carte dishes such as Monte Enebro (citrus-flavoured goat's cheese with leek, red onion, cep and cider jelly) and halibut with beet quinoa, cashew and pomello. Try an afternoon tea served in the Drawing Room, or out on the terrace when the weather is fine.
You can also visit the Cedar Bar for evening drinks -- it has a cosy fire, leather armchairs and ornate panelling made from a cedar tree that fell in the grounds in 1930. The bar creates a cocktail of the month each month using liqueurs distilled with fruits from the Kitchen Garden Orchard, which also hosts informal barbecues that are popular with guests during summer months.
The 50 bedrooms are each individually designed. Guestrooms come with a handmade bed, while Junior Suites and Suites have an extra quirky feature, from a split-level room to a 4-poster bed.
From the press:
"A serene country setting that’s full of old-world charm. The restaurant is, in a word, sublime" -- Red
"Country-cosy yet grand, intricate and luxurious" -- AOL Travel
Extra beds / roll away beds
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Chauffeur service (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Jacuzzi in some rooms
Outdoor space for some rooms
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
DVD / CD player & library
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathrobes and slippers
Bathtub or shower
Valet service (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
ADA compliant rooms
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3:00pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 11am.
Children and additional guests
Infant's cot/crib available on request in Deluxe Guest Rooms, Traditional Junior Suites, Exclusive Junior Suites and Exclusive Suites only. £27 per night for children aged 0 to 2. Extra beds are available on request for children aged from 3 to 12. Available in Traditional Junior Suites, Exclusive Junior Suites and Exclusive Suites only. £27 per night for children from aged 3 to 12. Sofa/extra beds are available in selected rooms subject to availability: Deluxe Room, Traditional Junior Suites and Exclusive Junior Suites only. There is no extra cost. Please contact the hotel for more information. All rates do not include breakfast.
Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £50 per stay on checkout.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Winchester station and 23 minutes from Southampton Airport. Enter 'Woodman Lane' into your Sat Nav rather than the postcode for the most direct route. The hotel offers free car parking.
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