Escape to the country - British Activity Breaks
Experience escapism at its most luxurious with a retreat to the picturesque New Forest National Park, and the choice of FREE attraction tickets this spring.
The ‘Escape to the Country’ break provides exactly that. An escape from the hustle and bustle, and the promise of a classic heritage style retreat for lovers of exquisite cuisine, fine wine, intriguing history and extraordinary wildlife. Choose between exploring British motoring history at the famous Beaulieu Motor Museum, discovering the world-renowned Exbury gardens, touring the vineyard of Jenkyn Place or a delightful cruise along the beautiful Beaulieu river.
- Luxury overnight accommodation for 2 guests sharing a double bedroom
- Full New Forest breakfast
- Complimentary morning tea & coffee served daily to your room
- Complimentary newspaper
- FREE tickets to Beaulieu Motor Museum, cruise along the Beaulieu river, a tour of Jenkyn Place vineyard or tickets to Exbury Gardens.
- Use of Careys Manor leisure facilities from check-in until check-out (located just 6 miles away)
From £179 per room
Would you like dinner?
Upgrade to the Gourmet Escape to the Country Dining Break to receive FREE Surprise Tasting Menu too!
From £309 per room
Beaulieu National Motor Museum
250 vehicles tell the story of motoring on the roads and circuits of Britain, from pioneering origins to the present day. The 'World of Top Gear' exhibit showcases cars from the TV programme's memorable challenges whilst the 'On Screen' exhibit allows you to see some of Tv and film's most famous cars including the Jaguar XKR from the Bond film Die Another Day. Your ticket also includes entry to the histori 'Palace House' and conserved ruins of the medieval abbey.
Beaulieu River Cruise
The 30 minute tranquil journey wends its way along the River with accompanying commentary revealing the history of the Beaulieu River and the abundant wildlife that inhabits its riverbanks. Your ticket also entitles you to FREE entry into the historical Ship Building Village of Bucklers Hard.
Created by Lionel de Rothschild in the 1920s, Exbury Gardens are a stunning vision of his inspiration and perfectly reflects the 'changing moods of nature' as once described by Head Gardener, Thomas Clark. The world renowned garden offers 200 acres of serene woodland and horticultural variety, making it a calming contrast to its neighbouring city of Southampton.
Come spring time Exbury Gardens bursts into life. Take a stroll through the famous Rhododendron and Azalea garden and admire the Daffodil meadow as well as a myriad of beautiful flowers everywhere you turn.
Jenkyn Place Vineyard
Jenkyn Place is a boutique, family-owned estate set in the idyllic Hampshire countryside. The vineyard was established in 2004 with excellence in mind and designed and planted to produce top quality, award-winning English sparkling wines.
It produces a Brut Cuvée, a Sparkling Rosé and a Blanc de Noir, made in the traditional method from classic grape varieties – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The 12 acres of vineyards are located on sheltered, south-facing slopes, straddling the 100m contour of Hampshire’s North Downs. The soil, greensand over marlstone, is perfectly suited to Champagne varieties.
*Special offer valid until 31st October 2018. Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing a room. Saturdays are subject to a minimum 2 night stay. Single bedrooms are available at a £50 supplement.