Escape to the country and drive through the gates of Lainston House, up the winding drive, to enter a world where historic charm and contemporary elegance blend seamlessly. This charming 17th-century country house is a luxurious five star hotel, encapsulated in 63 acres of Hampshire countryside.
It offers a wealth of experiences to discover; a memorable overnight break in lavish individually designed suites and en-suite bedrooms, a meal in the elegant 3 AA Rosetted Avenue Restaurant, indulge in an afternoon tea in the peaceful drawing room over looking the stunning avenue of lime trees, a spot of falconry, or a class in SEASON, The Exclusive Cookery School. The Cedar Bar is the place to relax for a cocktail and the outdoor terrace is even more so for sipping a glass of Champagne, or a chilled glass of wine over a light lunch in the summer months. A small amble reveals a 12th century chapel ruin; alternatively, explore the grounds which home a kitchen garden, beautiful birds of prey and a sun-dial garden. On-site is a gym, 2 tennis courts and push bikes available on request.
The individually styled and designed en suite bedrooms are full of character, some rooms featuring elegant four-poster beds, rain showers, roll-top baths or jacuzzi baths and original features. All are fully equipped with spa toiletries and tea/coffee facilities.
Located near the historic city of Winchester and a short drive from Southampton Docks, the New Forest, Sailsbury and Stonehenge, there’s plenty to see and do in the local area. In addition, visit Jane Austin county, Highclere Castle; home of Downton Abbey, Bombay Sapphire Distillery, or a local Vineyard such as Hattingley Valley. The famous River Test is close by and perfect for fishing.
Awarded silver award winner of ‘large hotel of the year’ beautiful south tourism awards, AA eco hotel group of the year 2015-16 and most recently, Afternoon Tea awards 2017 award of excellence. Welcoming children and pets, experience the charming country house for yourself. This is a classic country house where you can shut off from the world and relax and unwind, whether it be for a relaxing leisure stay, or a family celebration.
Lainston House welcome cyclist and allow road or hybrid bikes to stored in the guest's room.
Map & Directions
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From the South via the M3:
Leave the M3 at junction 11 (B3335) signposted Winchester S & W. Straight over 1st roundabout, 2nd exit of second onto Badger Farm Road. Straight across next roundabout and second exit next roundabout. Straight through two sets of traffic lights. Left at mini roundabout into Chilbolton Avenue, follow to end, take left into Stockbridge Road. Proceed on this road for approx 2 miles, there will be a signpost directing you to Lainston House Hotel on the left hand side.
From the North M3
Take junction 8 onto A303, travel 7 miles, take turning for the A34 Winchester. Travel for 5 miles south on the A34. Take the B3420 sign posted Winchester. At the roundabout take the B3420 Winchester. Past the training camp, take the next right turn over the brow of hill, signposted onto Harestock Road. Travel to the end of this road turn right in the direction of Stockbridge (B3049). Travel half a mile, sign on brow of hill 'Lainston next turning on left' and Lainston is 150 yards on the right.
Public Transport Directions
The main Waterloo line offers an excellent commuter service to Winchester station. A taxi from the station to the hotel takes approximately 10 minutes.