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Grown up Getaways In The New Forest

We are not downplaying the joy of a family holiday with the children, however sometimes a grown up getaway is needed.

Whilst a backpack full of baby wipes, hand sanitizer and snacks, one hand carrying a scooter and the other pushing a buggy sounds dreamy, sometimes it would be nice to swap the scooter with a book, the buggy with a glass of wine and the backpack… well that can be left at home whilst you enjoy a couple of days of child-free bliss at a spa hotel.

This important time away from the kids provides time to reconnect, rest and unwind in an environment of calm, where self-care and me-time is the name of the game.

So how should you spend this much needed time wisely? Allow us to tell you of the many ways you can fully embrace your grown up getaway at New Forest spa hotel, Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa:

SPAvelous time together


Spend some time at the award-winning SenSpa, a Thai spa renowned for its first class service, world class hydrotherapy facilities and calming surroundings. Swim a few lengths in the 14m UV treated swimming pool and explore the wonder of the hydrotherapy pool, experience showers, crystal steam room, Tepidarium and Laconicum rooms.

After you’ve soaked away your stresses in our facilities it’s time to experience a sensual treatment at the hands of our Thai trained therapists. We recommend:

Traditional Thai Massage

Sen Harmony Face & Body Treatment

Rhassoul Mud Treatment

A table for 2 please!


With 3 restaurants on site you needn’t leave the hotel to seek delicious cuisine of the highest standard. Sample the delights of some of the finest Thai food in Hampshire at The Zen Garden, delicious flavours of France at Le Blaireau, or perhaps a taste for modern-British dining at Cambium.

Discover your adventurous side


We believe there are few better vantage points for enjoying views of the New Forest than from the comfort of a bicycle seat. Cycling is liberating, fun and a must during your visit to the forest and what makes your cycling adventure even better is what you’ll return to after a long day of exploration.

Why not tune into our Spotify playlist during your micro-adventure?

Take a romantic stroll


Nothing beats a leisurely stroll through the forest. Hold hands, take your time and admire the beauty of this majestic National Park. You’ll see the famous New Forest ponies, cattle, deer and pigs and beautiful landscape making it picture perfect.

After your forest walk, how about a delicious afternoon tea in the comfort of our lounge or perhaps a refreshing cocktail at the bar?


Browse our seasonal packages and start planning your grown up weekend break in the New Forest.