The Beach House
“Grade II-listed Hampshire inn with wonderful Isle of Wight views” - VisitEngland Assessor
Our Inspector's view
A substantial Arts and Crafts-style summer house of 1897 with gorgeous Pre-Raphaelite stained-glass windows, and once reckoned to be the most luxurious house on the south coast of England, The Beach House is a magical inn with fourteen lovely rooms and gardens and patio offering great views of the Needles and the Isle of Wight.
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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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