“Groomes continues to offer an excellent standard of accommodation” - VisitEngland Assessor
Our Inspector's View
Groomes is an exclusive 16th-century Grade-II listed country residence set in 185 acres of glorious countryside on the Surrey and Hampshire border. The team ensure they provide the discerning client with superb quality accommodation and hosted events in the most tranquil of settings. Groomes is now carbon neutral, producing all the units of electricity they need from their solar panels and the heating and hot water from biomass.
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About The area
Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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