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Why Holiday in Winter?

Why holiday during winter, it’s probably rainy and cold? That is precisely why you should escape. Because after a lengthy festive season of eating, drinking, travelling and last-minute shopping, you need a break. A real break, where time for you is the number one priority.

Let’s be honest, Christmas is delightful but for many it’s a whirlwind of family, cooking and stress so why not have something special to look forward to, a winter escape that will give you that boost you’ve always felt you needed, and break with benefits that will take you sailing smoothly through to spring?

You need real time off

The love of the ‘staycation’ is only growing and it’s no wonder because they’re the ideal way to break up the winter without feeling like you have to jump on a plane. So, put aside your Condé Nast Traveler until summer because even a short UK-based winter escape can offer everything you wanted from Christmas but just didn’t have the time for. Time with your loved one, time to relax and get back into that book, and time to wrap up for wintery walks. Then, rather than having that work email to send when you get in, you can wind down, dine in luxury and enjoy your best night’s sleep.

Brighten the January blues

Long periods of cold can cause tension and combined with the ever-jolly January dive back into work it can often be a stressful time. So why not throw tradition out of the window – you don’t have to wait until summer for a holiday and despite what you’ve been told, you don’t need winter-sun to make a perfect break!

The perfect surprise!

Surprise the one you love to a spontaneous winter retreat at our New Forest hotel. Our beautiful country manor house provides an idyllic winter setting for any winter holiday; boasting roaring log fires, warming cocktails and 3 delightful restaurants. If true relaxation is in order, our award-winning authentic Thai spa, SenSpa, will take care of that, with world class hydrotherapy facilities and treatments that are guaranteed to ease tension, warm the soul and chill you out this winter. Still in need of inspiration? Explore of seasonal packages and offers.

Rediscover adventure

And when you’re not soaking in the hydrotherapy pool or indulging on a mouth-watering New Forest breakfast, you are free to adventure. There are miles of National Park, quaint New Forest villages and charming seaside towns to visit. Take to the trails on two wheels, adventure on foot or enjoy winding drives through ancient woodland before the must-do activity of stopping at a pub for an afternoon drink or a hearty country lunch.

Start planning your winter holiday now: