When considering an overseas honeymoon (or even a destination wedding), the venue selection can be rather harrowing with an entire world to consider. As part of our #honeymoonhumpday series, we're going to be bringing you a variety of venue profiles, honeymoon styles and tips every Wednesday to help you narrow your options down to somewhere truly amazing.
Today's venue is Chewton Glen Country House & Spa - a quintessentially English escape.
As the only privately owned five star hotel in the UK and only a two hour drive from central London, Chewton Glen is the perfect weekend getaway to include in your English honeymoon. On arrival, guests are escorted to their choice of suite with their own private golf cart, situated upon 130 acres of exquisite countryside. Whether you are after something traditional or more contemporary, there are rooms and suites to suit everyone, all with an emphasis on comfort.
What makes Chewton Glen truly unique though, are its treehouse suites, nestled ten metres above ground and offering impeccable panoramic views. Focusing on the finer details, the treehouse suites provide everything you’ll need so you never have to venture out. Every morning, a breakfast hamper is delivered through a secret hatch and treats you with everything from pancakes to salmon and cream cheese bagels. An outdoor hot tub on your private terrace, a bespoke walk-in shower, hot chocolate buttons and mini marshmallows (or a bottle of Pinot), complete the offering and make for superior comfort. Located within the rustic woodlands and tree canopies, these treehouse suites are an eccentric hideaway.
The hotel is situated between the New Forest National Park and the seaside, meaning there are countless activities to enjoy, should you decide to venture out of your couple cave. Whether you stay on-site and enjoy a game of croquet or archery, take a private tour of the New Forest by horseback, enjoy a short drive to one of England’s many coastline towns, or unwind with a break at the spa, the quiet English hamlet has something to offer any couple’s style, not to mention its crystal steam rooms and grand Roman-themed pool.
If you decide you want to explore further, take the opportunity to discover the magnificent attractions that surround Chewton, the likes of Stonehenge, the Exbury Gardens, the Isle of Wight and Winchester Cathedralall within close proximity.
Back at the hotel, guests are provided with a full range of dining options for any hour of the day. The Dining Room is where James Martin and Jean Christophe-Novelli, some of Britain’s most well-known chefs, learned their craft, offering everything from the typically English to the more contemporary cuisine.The Pool Bar provides guests with lighter and more delicate options.
Enjoy the great English tradition of afternoon tea served between 3pm and 4pm on the terrace, or, of course, opt for the 24 hour room service. An array of seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers are even harvested from their very own nursery as part of their commitment to ethical sustainability. Guests can pair any dish with their personal selection of over sixteen hundred individual wines from Chewton Glen’s multi-award winning wine list.
Its luxurious aspects, unique, finer qualities and unexpected details are what have earned Chewton Glen an array of prestigious awards, ranging from Best Large Hotel in the United Kingdom (2016) to Countryside Hotel of the Year (2016).
You will not be disappointed in Chewton Glen Country House and Spa for your honeymoon or for a relaxing British escape.