For all out indulgence of pure luxury you must visit the Four Seasons Hampshire. Standing proudly on Hampshire’s most beautiful 500 acres of parkland I experienced country manor living at its finest!
The hotel was pure comfort and gave such a flawless service. A must place to visit for a pre -wedding de -stress, weekend with the girls or any excuse to get away before the big day.
On arrival, a flat capped doorman gave us a friendly warm welcome as he opened the door, followed by Oliver Beckington, their adorable black Labrador who represents the hotels commitment as a dog friendly destination.
As soon as I checked in I felt a refreshingly warm atmosphere that oozed sophistication, and just could not wait to see my bedroom. The walk from the lobby to the bedroom was wonderful as the daylight filled the glass walkway, and you can see such beautiful views of manicured lawns and lots of lavender.
My room for the night was a stunning suite located in the West Wing; the Belvedere Suite has a separate bedroom and living area and offer prime views of the Estate’s grounds. The decor of the room has a variety of colours, the spacious suite’s furnishings and prints reflect the Hotel’s country setting.
Amid heritage-listed gardens, I had a treatment in one of Europe’s finest spas, The Spa has been beautifully restored in the 18th century stable block, and I had the most enriching body massage. Their bespoke approach ensures each treatment is tailored to your needs, so before my treatment I was asked what I wanted to achieve from my massage and even what preference were for the colour of the treatment room. I soon forgot what the time was and all my stresses seemed to disperse and the smell of the ESPA essential oils was heavenly.
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After my treatment I was escorted to the relaxing room where I laid on the most comfortable chair listened to music, slowly sipped my herbal tea and eat fresh dates.
If you are more into recreational activities you will be spoilt for choice with all these they have to offer: Horse Riding, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Tennis, Falconry, Canal Boating, Fishing, Running, and Cycling, walking tracks, Croquet and golf.
With its French European menu, featuring locally sourced ingredients Seasons is one of the area’s most desirable restaurants. I had the pleasure of sampling their delicious dinners, and I choice the Hampshire menu:
Heirloom tomatoes Carpaccio, Laverstoke Park Bocconcini, apple balsamic reduction, Secretts baby basil
Steamed Lymington Skate Wing, sticky Nori rice, grilled courgette, miso consommé and coriander foam
Laverstoke Park beef sirloin, fois gras mousse stuffed potatoes fondant, English Pea Purée, onion marmalade, mushroom jus
New Forest Nanny fondue, hotel grounds rosemary brioche, lavender pistachio dippers
Grand Marnier and Laverstoke Park ricotta soufflé, caramelised plums, vanilla ice cream
After my meal I visited Bar 1086 which is such a sleek setting for a premium spirit.
I have stayed in many beautiful hotels around the world from prestigious resorts in Mexico to the trendy celebrity hang outs in LA. However the Four Seasons Hampshire is just under 2 hours from London and still offers the same prestigious feelings and surroundings.
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