Set within the verdant North Wessex Down, the family-run Esseborne Manor combines original Victorian features with all the home comforts. A 12-minute drive leads to Highclere Castle, the site of ITV’s Downton Abbey, while in the opposite direction lies the historic market town of Andover, where attractions include the Hawk Conservancy Trust and Museum.
The rooms overlook the manor’s gardens and feature en suite bathrooms with in-bath showers, sofas, satellite TV with DVD players and telephones.
On-site amenities include the AA Rosette-awarded Courtyard Restaurant, where the head chef and his team make use of fresh herbs from the hotel’s own herb garden, and local Hampshire and Berkshire produce.
Groupon’s Guide To Hampshire
Naturally rich in waterways, wildlife, and rugged terrain, Hampshire offers historic attractions and a mix of outdoors activities such as horse riding, river rafting, and coarse fishing.
Travellers may head to Jane Austen’s House Museum revealing memorabilia and artefacts that once belong to the novelist, while a historical outing can commence with Winchester Cathedral, where her tomb lies. Straying off the beaten track, consider dipping into the ArtSway Gallery, where a rotating collection of local and international artworks are displayed in a special New Forest space. A taste of the high-life can be enjoyed at the Southampton Hall of Aviation where a vast collection of vintage aircrafts can be explored, along with the considerable sky-gliding heritage of the Hampshire coast.