Country hotel nr Beaulieu, New Forest, England

“A friendly, small hotel in a quiet corner of the New Forest, with restaurant, pool and easy access to wild landscapes. Dogs welcome, too.”


Peaceful location near Beaulieu | Immediate access to the New Forest | Award winning restaurant | Dog friendly | Heated pool | Car free discounts



Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Country hotel nr Beaulieu, New Forest, England


Car free discounts - We offer discounted rates to our guests that choose to travel to the New Forest car free. We are committed to helping to reduce the traffic associated with tourism, so if you decide to leave your car behind you will receive 10% off your break rate! All you need to show is your train or coach ticket or push bike on arrival.

We are also on the route of the New Forest Tour. This is an open-top bus that has a commentary with information on the history, wildlife and culture of the forest. It's a great way of getting around the forest as well as an environmentally friendly day out. We try to promote the tour wherever possible to our guests.

Resource Efficiency Audit
In order to improve our energy consumption and waste management and disposal we have undergone an environmental audit. The results of this have been invaluable in saving energy and improving the way we dispose of waste.
Monitoring the use of our resources
We monitor the usage of all our resources (water, gas and electricity) to see exactly how much we use and where we can conserve energy.
Use of energy saving bulbs
We are replacing standard light bulbs, wherever possible, with energy saving bulbs, to aid reducing our electricity use.

Our Hotels do not wish to compromise the standards of service which we set and supply to our guests, but the gallons of water, use of energy and use of harmful detergents needed to launder our linens increases the impact on our environment. We therefore ask our guests to request a clean supply of bath linens only when they feel it necessary.
We turn down radiators instead of opening windows to reduce our gas consumption.

Green team
In order to facilitate environmentally friendly policies throughout our group and encourage new ideas for being green we set up a ‘Green Team’, a group of employees with at least one representative from each hotel.
Future actions and strategies
Expansion of the recycling program
At present we have paper and glass recycling bins at all the hotels. We are currently piloting a food waste scheme at our sister hotel that we hope to roll out across the group in the near future.
Reduction of energy consumption
In addition to the program we have already initiated by monitoring consumption of our resources, we shall be pursuing further reductions as our consumption patterns become clearer. Any ideas we implement will not result in any inconvenience for our guests or staff.


New Forest Hotels are members of the New Forest Marque. This is a scheme that promotes and supports local producers here in the New Forest. New Forest Marque produce has been reared, caught, produced or processed in the New Forest. One advantage of this is that it enables New Forest Hotels to create a truly distinctive taste of the New Forest. Also, local purchasing supports local communities. As members of the New Forest Marque, by buying from local suppliers, we are helping to contribute to the local economy and job creation and this is something we are very keen to do. Another advantage of buying locally is that it helps to reduce the environmental costs that long distance transport has on our environment in terms of noise and air pollution. In addition to the local element we are instigating a program to reduce packaging by insisting on the use of reusable containers wherever possible and this is something we are working on with our suppliers.

Our hotel also has good community links and is well used and loved by locals and of course by visitors from further afield.


Our hotel is set in the middle of vast, open heathland and the reception staff have extensive knowledge of the New Forest, so if you need any advice on local walks or attractions, just ask. We encourage our guests to take advantage of our forest location and to get out and explore all that is on offer within the New Forrest National Park.

There is so much to do in the New Forest and the old favourite of walking is very popular for our guests. All trails and tracks are open to the public unless marked, allowing visitors to walk for miles in whatever direction they please, a dog walkers paradise too. Please do take notice of any signs about ground nesting birds in a particular area and any areas that are closed to visitors for any reason. We sell walking and cycling maps at all the hotels' receptions, so if you fancy cycling but don't have your own bike then our staff at New Forest Hotels will organise bike hire for you. There are gravel and grass tracks throughout the national park, allowing you to cover great distances every day. Most of the roads in the New Forest have a speed limit of 40mph allowing a more relaxed cycling experience. There are so many cycling routes across the forest which show off some of the prettiest scenery including the heathland, woods, wildlife and pretty and picturesque villages. We encourage our guests to go out and get active in a way that does not damage the landscape, flora and fauna, by being a responsible visitor.

1 Reviews of Country hotel nr Beaulieu, New Forest, England

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The hotel feels in the middle of nowhere yet is only 15mins dive from the M27 motorway! When we arrived we were in the middle of the open heath land overlooking the forest with wild horses and cattle roaming around. There was nothing else around as far as the eye could see apart from the very small local train station nearby which is very quiet... in fact I only saw 1 train all weekend Plenty to do if you like walking, cycling or visiting quaint villages.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

If planning an active trip get a local cycle map (£4.50) from a local bike shop. This shows over 100 miles of bike tracks (which are off road and mainly flat, loose gravel which go through the marshes, forests and across the heath all over the area). These tracks can easily be used for walking too and have easily marked paths to follow. Thus you can really make the most of your activity time when you are there.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely helps local food suppliers as much of the food provided was locally produced, meats, eggs, breads etc. My only concern is the hotel supplies those little plastic bottles of shower gel, bath lotion etc. With the massive problem of plastic these days I feel this is a bit out dated and not a requirement anymore. I would rather take my own or see the hotel use refillable bottles if they feel they need to supply at all. Towels seemed to be changed each day which again is not something I need but there was no instruction provided to opt out of this facility like many hotels do these days. I think they could be better at reducing their impact more.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

A beautiful quiet location , an ideal break away. Very friendly staff and great food.

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