We have it all; miles of sandy beaches, the breath-taking Jurassic coast, seaside towns with piers, and country side that’s criss-crossed with twisty lanes and dotted with gentle hills and villages straight out of Eynid Blyton. Our unspoiled countryside is far enough away from London to feel like a true retreat, yet close enough for an easy commute. Although our surrounding area’s may look like they’re set back in time with cobbled lanes and the fresh smell of bread raising from bakeries, our amenities tell another story boasting luxury hotels and restaurants scattered through our stately homes, towns and villages. When visiting the South Coast we suggest staying or paying a visit to one of Saxe Coburg’s top five destinations:
The Pig on The Beach – This quirky boutique hotel overlooks the stunning Studland bay and with views like this you wonder why you would ever get on a plane again. Newly renovated, this old school house has beautiful interiors suggesting laid back luxury. Flop into a comfy sofa, play board games whilst sipping on a Gardeners Cosmo; William Chase gin infused with kaffier lime leaves picked straight from their kitchen garden. The rest of the menu has the same organic qualities with uncomplicated and simple British garden food, true to micro seasons and influenced by the coast and fresh clean flavours. There is a selection of rooms from shabby chic to generous luxury; and if you fancy a real Dorset adventure why not book one of Harry’s huts, their luxury Shepard huts featuring log burners and a free standing bath with stunning sea views.
10 Castle Street – Dive deep into the country side to 10 Castle Street; your personal country estate set within 20 acres of beautiful grounds and ancient woodland. With 2 restaurants, a relaxed bar, a drawing room and an outside terrace; whether you’re visiting for a coffee, a quick drink, snack, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner, there is something for everyone.
Summer Lodge; heart of Hardy Country is perfectly placed in an idyllic country setting ready to be explored. Draping in plush fabrics with grand comfort in the spacious rooms, the venue is truly renowned for their afternoon tea and it’s no wonder; the setting couldn’t be more appropriate. A hotel perfect for those looking for a spa and treat, you’ll certainly be made to feel very special here.
Limewood, originally a mediaeval hunting lodge dating back to the 13th century, this New Forest manor was reclaimed for royalty by the Duke of Clarence in the 1740s. Since then, Limewood hotel has had another extravagant makeover, giving this stately pile a serious air of perfection, with primly landscaped grounds, devotedly designed interiors, a super spa and two tantalising restaurants to prove it.
An English Original; The Chewton Glen is a luxury country house hotel and spa set in 130 acres of the countryside on the edge of the New Forest National Park, and just a few minutes’ walk from the sea. The unsurpassed heritage of effortlessly gracious English hospitality and the balance between heritage and evolution is what makes Chewton Glen a 5 red star luxury country house hotel and spa that constantly surprises. Unique in every sense are the recently built tree houses fitting seamlessly with their surroundings and providing panoramic forest views. These tree houses offer an experience of a lifetime.