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Spring Bank Holiday season in the New Forest

5th March 2012 Print
One of Stanwell Houses charming rooms

As the mornings and evening get lighter and warmer heralding the arrival of spring, we can also look forward to the plethora of Bank Holidays which accompany the approach to summer – including the extra Queen’s Jubilee date this year – and the option of a long weekend to the New Forest without using up precious annual leave.

Stanwell House Hotel in Lymington, arguably the best boutique hotel in the New Forest, is offering special two-night Bank Holiday Weekend breaks for the Mayday, Whitsun and Queen’s Jubilee dates, from £149.50 pp (two sharing a room).

The hotel is located at the quay end of Lymington high street, offering an oasis of calm away from the bustling town centre (recently voted the most desirable place to live in Britain) with its famous weekend market which has been trading for close to 900 years.

The Georgian property has just 30 individually-styled bedrooms, including some suites and four-posters and, at its heart, is a large, comfortable conservatory, which is dog friendly, so owners can enjoy a relaxing morning coffee, informal lunch or dinner with the family pet by their side (six of the bedrooms are also dog friendly, £15 per dog per night).

Seafood at Stanwells restaurant serves a wide choice of dishes, taking advantage of the wealth of fresh, local produce; much of it is sourced from local fishermen, whilst the Bistro serves contemporary European dishes, with a choice of menus; A la carte Bistro, Grill, or the eight-course Tasting Menu.

The two-night Bank Holiday break, available any time between Friday 4 to Monday7 May, and Friday 1 to Tuesday 5 June (covering both Whitsun and Jubilee Bank Holiday dates) costs from £149.50 pp (two sharing a room). Two-night dinner inclusive prices from £187.50 pp.

This includes a Cream Tea on arrival in the conservatory, two nights’ accommodation in a double or twin room, a bottle of wine to enjoy in the room & full New Forest Breakfast each morning. Extend your stay from £85 per night.

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One of Stanwell Houses charming rooms