Remember those chic country retreats you used to go to before your little darling(s) arrived? All, huge V-Spring beds, Eygptian Cotton sheets, fluffy bathrobes, luxury toiletries and spas? Believe it or not, there are places just like that out there that are not only stylish and indulgent, but also boast a crèche and a seemingly effortless, never forced, feeling of family-friendliness. These little pieces of heaven for parents and their off spring are a collection of country house escapes from Wiltshire, Worcestershire and Cornwall, to Dorset,
New Forest and Suffolk. Each hotel has its own personality and unique vibe but all are an inspired mix of the contemporary and the historic.
New Park Manor is located in the heart of the ancient New Forest, yet just an hour and a half’s drive from London making it the perfect retreat for a easy family getaway. Surrounded by fallow deer, ponies, wild boar and beautiful country grounds the house provides a welcome escape for those hoping to make the most of the countryside with bike trails, forest walks, horse riding, sailing, clay shooting, golf and archery all available onsite or nearby.
Once King Charles II’s favourite hunting lodge, New Park Manor has been newly renovated and features 21 stylish bedrooms and fantastic facilities including an award-winning spa and restaurant, complimentary creche for children aged three months to eight years and
excellent babylistening service. The whole family is invited to relax, indulge and enjoy including family pets with dogs welcome too (nightly surcharge applies).
The hotel has ensured the whole family is equally catered for whilst little ones enjoy the creche, parents can take the load off at the state of the art
Bath House Spa with a large indoor pool offering panaromic views over the forest, selection of thermal rooms, hydrotherapy pool, fitness suite, relaxation zones and romantic outdoor Canadian hot tub. The spa offers a range of excellent treatments for those looking to spoil themselves and children can use the indoor pool from 8am-10am and 3pm-6pm. For warmer months there is an additional outdoor pool for family use.
For communal family fun the hotel offers extensive grounds to explore and play, a cosy snug room for unwinding and cinema room frequently playing family friendly films. There's a children's tea available at 5pm and family dining at 6.30pm for those who wish to dine together. Otherwise parents can make use of the baby listening service and enjoy a romantic dinner in The Stag restaurant come evening. Informal dining options are available in the hotel lounges and terrace.
Accommodation Overview - Country Classic Room
The Country Classis rooms are located on the first floor of the Manor wing with stunning views across the hotel grounds and park land. The rooms have a king size bed and are decorated in a traditional Manor style with high ceilings and beautiful large sash windows. These rooms sleep two adults and one cot sleeping infant. The bathrooms are fitted with a combined bath and stand-up shower. All rooms have a TV and DVD player (films available from reception) and bathrobes for adults.
The hotel operate a flexible pricing structure and rates are subject to change for the latest rates and to check availability use our live chat function.
You couldn't find a better location than New Park Manor from which to explore the New Forest, siutated as it is virtually in the centre of this National Park and just seven mile from the Coast and the Solent.
A couple of miles north of New Park Manor is Lyndhurst, a popular tourist location with many independent shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs. Roughly the same distance to the south is Brockenhurst, another village of a similar size, but with a railway station. Southampton lies to the east and is about 11 miles away.
There are plenty of free activities to enjoy without travelling far, including wonderful bike rides and walks in the forest right on our doorstep.
There are also a number of beaches within quite easy reach, such as Lepe, about 30 mins drive away and is pebbly with some sand and some good rock pools at low tide. It has a café, toilets and good play park for toddlers to older children. Barton-on-sea is is sandier and has a good fish and chip shop in the village along with a lovely tea room while Avon Beach is good for younger children as guests can park near the beach. Hengisbury Head beach is also good for families as it has a little Noddy road train.
Attractions with entry fees include the world-famous National Motor Museum at Beaulieu which was voted the best large visitor attraction 2013 by VisitEngland, while Calshot Activity Centre has a great indoor activity centre with dry ski slope, climbing walls, velodrome as well as sailing, kayaking and windsurfing courses, which should guarantee burning off some energy! For younger children, the slightly less frenetic Furzey Gardens in Minstead is described as a haven of peace and tranquility and has lovely little fairy doors hidden around the garden for children to find and open. Other family attractions include Peppa Pig World, Marwell Zoo, New Forest Wildlife Park, Longdown Activity Farm and the New Forest Centre.
The hotel staff are always happy to give guests additional suggestions as to what is available in in the area.