Montagu Arms Hotel
, Palace Lane, Beaulieu, Hampshire.
The Montagu Arms Hotel offers quintessential English charm and timeless sophistication in the beautiful village of Beaulieu on the Beaulieu river. Elegant original features including oak flooring, panelling and old brick fireplaces infuse this country house hotel with an opulent and comfortable atmosphere perfect for romantic retreats or weekend breaks in the New Forest.
The award-winning Terrace restaurant calls on the New Forest larder for ingredients that come together to create extraordinary culinary magic. Sample dishes might include trout, pheasant, gilthead bream or a traditional roast beef. Next door, Monty’s Inn provides a casual pub atmosphere with top class food and drink. There are classic English favourites including homemade scotch eggs, game pies and British cheese ploughman’s. The hotel’s beautiful English country garden is the perfect backdrop to a traditional afternoon tea, with nothing to disturb the peace but the lazy hum of bumblebees and the chink of china cups. Afternoon tea is a course-by-course tasting journey, which travels from thinly-sliced finger sandwiches to delicate pastries and warm scones smothered with fruity homemade jam and thick, soft clotted cream.
Opulent, comfortable surroundings with sink-into sofas inside and glorious, fragrant gardens outside, the Montagu Arms is an escape to a tranquil corner of England where time moves more slowly. In the main house, 22 sumptuous bedrooms and suites combine comfort with sophistication; creating the perfect space in which to unwind. Some have glamorous four-poster beds, others have traditional wood panelling and large leaded-light windows with views of the gardens or the Beaulieu river. In the Gertrude Jekyll-inspired grounds, the two Hay Loft suites have been created in a barn that dates back to the 1820s. These luxury duplex suites feature free-standing baths, walk-in drench showers, Nespresso coffee machines, and a complimentary decanter of seasonal gin.
All guests staying at The Montagu Arms Hotel can enjoy complimentary use of the health club facilities at SenSpa, located in the sister hotel. This includes use of the swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gym. Guests can also upgrade to use the spa facilities. For an extra charge you can access the hydrotherapy pool, crystal steam room, herbal sauna, experience showers, ice room and relaxation areas.
Palace House (the Victorian country seat of Lord Montagu of Beaulieu) and the National Motor Museum are just a couple of hundred yards away, and there are exceptional scenery and walks along the Beaulieu River. The hotel lies within the New Forest National Park, an area renowned for its enchanting scenery and wildlife. Then with the coast near at hand too, the choice of activities is almost overwhelming.