The Balmer Lawn Hotel is an imposing pavilion-style Victorian hunting lodge in a charming New…
“Enchanting country house flying the flag for local produce” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
A delightful country house where the focus is very much on the food, with the chef, gardener and forager working as a team to create menus from seasonal, locally sourced produce; all ingredients are found within a 25-mile radius. The result of this policy is that menus change daily, and sometimes even more frequently. The stylish dining room is an authentically reproduced Victorian greenhouse, and alfresco eating is possible as there is a wood-fired oven in the courtyard. The bedrooms have eclectic furnishings, good beds and views of either the forest or the garden; two suites with private courtyards are available.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms annex: 15
- En-suite rooms: 31
- Family rooms: 3
- Bedrooms Ground: 16
- Satellite TV available
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Croquet Available
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 30
- Accessible bedrooms: 2
- Walk-in showers
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Single room, minimum price: £190
- Double room, minimum price: £190
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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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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