Chewton Glen

The lowdown

One of the UK’s original luxury spa hotels, on the edge of the New Forest, just a stone’s throw from the sea. Chewton Glen has earned its reputation, delighting guests by making them feel special in its classic, luxurious take on a traditional hotel, with perfectly-pitched, attentive staff. Set in spacious grounds, highlights include two fabulous restaurants and the recently refurbished spa (2020), plus fourteen self-contained luxury tree houses. The grounds accommodate various action from croquet to helicopter arrivals, and there are pretty wooded areas which you can walk through to get to the sea.

Spavellous for

Special occasion, couples, spa with a friend, solo spa break, families, dogs, coastal spa break, tree house fun.

Spa info

Chewton Glen’s spa centres around a colonnaded 17m pool, surrounded by comfy loungers. There’s also a generous hydrotherapy pool with 6 bubbly hydro stations. Outside, there’s another decent-sized pool, with its own bar, more loungers and an inviting hot tub.

The changing room has a sauna and a steam room in and there’s a steam room pool-side too. Robes are fluffy, hairdryers are Dyson and showers are stocked with upmarket Noble Isle products.

Treatments, spa days and wellness packages are available to residents and spa day guests alike. And there’s a stair climber to help anyone with mobility issues reach the upper two. floors of the spa.

Treatment highlights

Chewton Glen has ten treatment rooms and offers a variety of quality treatments, ranging from benefit-driven facials by Natura Bissé and Oskia, to the sleep-inducing Sweet Dreams and the intriguing Quiro Golf face and body treatment, incorporating golf balls.

The treatment menu also includes the decadent couples’ ‘Treat for Two’, the fabulous ayurvedic ‘Body Recovery’ treatment, which is tailored to how you feel on the day, and other complementary therapies like reflexology and reiki.

Chewton Glen now has its own product range, developed with spa product experts Oskia. They also offer Jessica manicures and pedicures, specific junior spa treatments for teens, and all therapists are cancer care trained in association with Amethyst Trust.

rooms

All 72 bedrooms and suites are some kind of luxurious, with the sumptuous suites in a luxe league of their own – some with their own hot tub or terrace. This includes 14 treehouse suites, uber-luxe cabins on stilts a short walk or buggy ride from the main hotel. The ultimate in special treat accommodation, some have their own private hot tub, and you can even bring your dog.

wining & dining

The Dining Room maximises taste, while keeping food miles to a minimum, with its celebrated fine dining offering focusing on creative seasonal fare.

The Kitchen, Chewton’s second eatery, has a much more relaxed, informal vibe and offers a fresh, seasonal menu incorporating plenty of fish and shellfish alongside ingredients from Chewton’s own kitchen garden, plus homemade pizzas.

The hotel also has its own cookery school where ‘alumni’ and popular TV chef James Martin shares his silky skills. For drinks, the deep red velvety bar harks back to a by-gone era and is the perfect place to indulge in a little escapism with a classic cocktail or two.

why so spavellous?

Chewton Glen was a shoo-in for the Spavellous List – with such high standards in everything it does – from top notch spa treatments in luxurious surroundings, to immaculate décor and seamless service. The location is lovely, and the unique treehouses take luxury to the next level – literally.

spavellous tips

There’s no getting away from the fact that a visit to Chewton glen isn’t cheap. If you’re lucky enough to be staying in one of the treehouses, why not really push the boat out and get a Treetop Tranquillity massage on your terrace – because you can.

Chewton Glen is family-friendly – children, or ‘little VIPs’, are actively welcomed rather than tolerated, so it’s worth familiarising yourself with family swim times – an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon last time we visited.

It’s also great for active spa-goers – as well as being a lovely walk to the beach, Chewton also has indoor and outdoor tennis court and a 9-hole golf course

spa-goers say

‘I felt like royalty in the spotlessly clean spa – random staff even knew my name’

‘Possibly the biggest and best hydro pool in the UK’

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Chewton Glen, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6QS

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