A lovely New Forest country retreat with a very special restaurant.
Beaulieu New Forest Hampshire SO42 7ZL 01590 612 324
Part of the same group that own the excellent nearby Careys Manor spa hotel, the Montagu Arms is a bit of a favourite of ours, because it ticks all the boxes we usually look for in a good country hotel. It's in a fabulous location, right in Beaulieu Village and so in the heart of the New Forest. It occupies a nice old building with lovely gardens that feels a bit special while still being suitable relaxed and informal. And it has an excellent restaurant, so if you're feeling lazy, you don't have to stray very far in search of sustenance.
In fact the nice thing about the Montagu Arms is that you can leave your car keys in your pocket while you're here, venturing out into the forest on long walks and cycle rides during the day – the two-mile walk along the river to Buckler's Hard on an easy gravelled path is a popular one – and collapsing into the arms of the hotel in the evening, where the cosy hotel bar and very highly-rated Terrace Restaurant will take care of your needs before you stagger up to your well-appointed room. The rooms are good sizes and all very comfortable, traditional but not fussy in style; a couple have four-posters, and all have spacious en-suite bathrooms with robes and toiletries and flatscreen TVs.
The beautiful fountain that forms the focal point of the gardens at The Montagu Arms was designed by sculptor, David Wynn OBE – famous for designing the central motif on the Queen Elizabeth gate at Hyde Park and his celebrated dolphin pieces such as ‘Boy with a Dolphin’ which resides on the Chelsea Embankment, London.
The Montagu Arms Hotel has played host to discerning clientele including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes; British actor Henry Irving; writer, Sir H. Rider Haggard and former French president, General Charles de Gaulle.
In 1943 the Montagu Arms Hotel was one of a number of public buildings used by the home-guard as a firing position in the event of invasion during World War II. A scrapbook of top secret orders, letters and hand drawn maps by war-time Home Guard commander, Sir Morgan Crofton, revealed a rare insight into the real ‘Dad’s Army’ of the New Forest.
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Why not embrace the orange and golden hues blanketing the forest and the crackling log fires and stay at The Montagu Arms. You can join them for their 'Best of British Break' where your stay will include luxury overnight accommodation for 2 guests sharing a double bedroom, a full New Forest breakfast, afternoon tea, you can also choose between complimentary tickets to Beaulieu Motor Museum or a visit to the world famous Exbury Gardens. Finally, you will have full use of Careys Manor leisure facilities.
Booking & Availability:
To book your escape please call 01590 624467 today and don't forget to mention Cool Places! Prices are from £189 per room and offer is valid until 29th March.
This winter you can enjoy a luxurious stay at a lovely New Forest country retreat with a very special restaurant. Montagu Arms have created an exquisite 5 course surprise tasting menu where you can enjoy the tastes of the season. Your stay will include luxury overnight accommodation, a hearty New Forest breakfast, a 5-course 'Surprise' Tasting Menu and use of Careys Manor leisure facilities!
Prices & Booking:
Prices are from £250 per room SAVING £99! Please note, offer is available Sunday to Thursday for dates up until 28th March 2018 and prices are based on two people sharing a room. To book, please call 01590 624467 and don't forget to mention Cool Places!
22 rooms in total, all different but furnished in the same largely traditional style, and ranging from standard doubles to larger, garden-facing superior doubles and a couple of suites with four-posters.
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Double rooms with breakfast from £229 a night. Dinner bed and breakfast from £349 a night.
- DVD Players
- TVs with Freeview
- Wedding & Party Venue
- Country House
- Getting Away from it All
Open all year.