The public areas of this small and select boutique hotel outside the city invite lingering with their mix of contemporary and period furnishings, while the guest rooms—decorated in lively colors accentuating the contemporary lines—are spacious and have thoughtful touches like espresso machines. The three ground-floor (and more expensive) rooms have private patios; four others have terraces. The outstanding Modern British food and impressive wine list make this a mecca
for foodies. The hotel's location on the edge of the New Forest makes it well placed for excursions.