Borough Court

South East England Hampshire Hartley Wintney

  • From £130 a night
  • 2 Guest Rooms
  • Boutique B&B
  • Luxury B&B

Country living at its best – two stunning B&B rooms with period touches in an historic Hampshire manor

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When everyone says it's the best, it would be rude not to agree! Borough Court, a Hampshire country house set in 90 acres, with 15th-century origins, has been lauded by magazines, newspapers and books as one of Britain's top, luxury B&Bs. And we're not going to argue, because staying here is an absolutely stunning experience. The proof is in the history – only four families have lived in the house since 1480 (the current owners are descendants of Anne Boleyn, would you believe?), and it's a beautiful building, rich in detail from many periods but updated with 21st-century comforts very much in mind.

There are, in fact, only two double bedrooms available, both in the main house and accessed by the impressive main staircase. The Attic Suite sits under eye-catching curved beams from the hull of a large ship, and the bed is a super king-size French antique. The panelling is original, and the bathroom, with its slipper bath, sits tucked under the eaves and boasts a view of garden and lake. Alternatively, you can stay in the Chinese Room, the original master bedroom of the medieval house, with a super king-size bed, Chinese wallpaper, high ceilings, a 16th-century fireplace and an impressive bay window. There are his-and-hers sinks and raised roll-top bath in the room, plus a separate walk-in wet room and shower. You really couldn't wish for two more idiosyncratic but wonderfully comfortable rooms with the wow-factor – the only sadness is that you have to choose just one!

Breakfast includes locally farmed sausages and bacon, free-range eggs and house-grown tomatoes, pancakes with blueberries, bananas and maple syrup, homemade preserves and freshly baked croissants. It's served in the dining room, another glorious space with a large fireplace under one of the ornate chimneys that mark out the exterior of the property. One point to note – the age of the house precludes TVs and kettles in the rooms, but you're invited to think of yourselves as house guests with the run of the property, so coffee, tea and a drinks tray are available in the drawing room, where you can help yourself and sit down with a G&T in front of the fire.

You're also welcome to stroll the grounds and woods – there are sheep and horses on the farm – or head out to nearby villages for age-old pubs and agreeable restaurants. Towns like Basingstoke, Reading and Newbury are within half an hour and the North Hampshire Downs are nearby. Heathrow Airport is around 30 minutes away and Central London is within an hour by car (45 minutes by train), making this a terrific weekend-away option for anyone who'd like to step back in time for a taste of high-class country living.



We offer two extremely large double rooms, both with super king sized beds but very different in style.  Our Attic Suite contains original curved beams from the hull of an old ship, with an antique french bed, ensuite bathroom with stand alone bath, walk in shower and beautiful views of the garden.  Our Chinese Room was originally the master bedroom of the house with very high ceilings, it has antique toile Chinese wallpaper, double sinks and a cast iron bath on a raised platform in the room itself, with an adjoining wet room and shower next door.  We also provide a beautiful drawing room solely for our guests' use, with roaring log fire and complimentary drinks tray so you can really settle in during your stay.  We do not provide tea and coffee making facilities as we have insurance restrictions, but we can always provide these in the dining room.  Also we don't have TVs as we find most of our guests normally come equipped with tablets or ipads/laptops and we provide free wifi.  You are most welcome to wander the grounds during your stay with us, and the bluebell wood is lovely in April/May.

Suitable For

We do not allow dogs, even though we have have our own.  This is because we have to ensure that any guests we have with pet allergies can be assured no dogs have had any access to the b&b areas of the house.  Our own dogs are kept in their own part of the house.  If you want to bring dogs who will happily sleep in the car, you may walk them in the grounds on a lead, as we often have young livestock in the paddocks around the house.

We allow children aged 4 years and above.  The house and grounds really aren't set up for very young children, and we also have to ensure that other guests are not disturbed during their stay.


West Green gardens (which are spectacular all year around) and West Green Opera are all within walking distance of Borough Court.  Ascot Racecourse is 30 minutes away, the South Downs and also the beautiful city of Winchester also only 30 mins away by car.  Heathrow and Gatwick are easy to access from here, and central London is 45 minutes by train and 1 hr by car.  Heckfield Place, The Four Seasons Hotel, Tylney Hall and the Elvetham Hotel are all popular wedding venues in the area and are all only between 10-20 minutes from  us.

Food & Drink

The Hoddington Arms in Upton Grey is a highly recommended pub but you always need to book.  They are open between Weds-Sun each week.  Hook Tandoori is a well renowned Indian restaurant that people travel from far and wide to go to, and its only 5 minutes down the road from us.


Open all year.


Double rooms from £130 a night, including breakfast

The Owner Says

Borough Court is one of the oldest house in Hampshire, parts of the building dating back to the 15th century.  We run an exclusive B&B, in the traditional sense of the word, and we like to ensure our customers feel like house guests rather than paying customers.  Breakfast is cooked to order every morning, with a range of hot breakfast options, as well as yoghurts, cereals, and pastries. 


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Getting There

From the M3 (junction 5) follow the road into Hook.  Take the A30 towards Hartley Wintney and half a mile outside Hook you will see a left turning to Borough Court and West Green.  Take this road for 3/4 mile and Borough Court is on the left on a sharp left hand bend.  Follow the drive pretty much all the way to the bottom, take first left and park outside the front door.
Hook Station is five minutes from us and trains go directly to and from London Waterloo.


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