The establishments we recommend are, in our opinion, the very best places to stay and just a short drive to the river bank.
Lainston House Hotel
Sweep up the lime lined drive of this charming 17th century manor house past singing partridges and lolloping bunnies, as you turn the corner to reveal the stunning hotel entrance; one enters a world of luxury, formality and elegance.
Lainston’s 63 acres of pristine Hampshire parkland and gardens are on the chalk downland nestled between the Test and Itchen valleys.
Chewton Glen Hotel
Located on the Edge of the New Forest National Park in Hampshire, the Chewton Glen is a luxury Country House Hotel, spa and country club. The Hotel and restaurant have won many awards including the ‘Best Small Hotel under 100 Rooms in the World’ by Gallivanters Travel Guide and recently voted amongst the best 25 restaurants in the UK by Egon Ronay.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1425 275341
Facsimile: +44 (0) 1425 272310
US Toll Free: 1 800 344587
Lime Wood Hotel
Lime Wood, a boutique country house hotel, is set in the heart of the New Forest National Park, 1.5 miles from the small town of Lyndhurst and just an hour and a half drive from London.
We like to think of ourselves as a luxury country house hotel with a difference.
We’ve used Lime Wood’s classical structure as the basis of our design but we’ve lovingly renovated it, keeping the spirit of its past, taking inspiration from its extraordinarily beautiful surroundings and adding the odd contemporary twist to bring it to life.
We don’t do average at Lime Wood. That’s why at our spa you can do yoga on the roof in a herb garden, revive together in double treatment rooms and take in the forest views from the massive sauna.
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8028 7177
The Pig in the Forest
The Pig in The New Forest is all about the walled garden.
Everything is driven by the gardener, forager and chef – they grow and find the food, the chef then creates the 25-mile menu (what we can’t get from our garden and grounds is sourced locally).
Telephone: +44 (0)845 077 9494
The Pig in the Wall
THE PIG – in the wall is a stylish hotel set within Southampton’s historic medieval wall
The hotel features 12 shabby chic bedrooms and a delicious deli counter serving PIG charcuterie boards, salads and great wines by the glass.
This is local to the wonderful Testwood and Nursling salmon and sea trout fishery.
Telephone: +44 (0)845 077 9494
The Lawn Whitchurch
The Lawn, formerly home to Lord Denning, is a privately owned property in the heart of Whitchurch, Hampshire. The house is set in one of the most beautiful gardens in England with the River Test running through it providing a unique fishing experience.
The gardens are extensive and provide a perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings. Accommodation is available to sleep 7 and catering can be arranged as required. Whitchurch can be reached by train from Waterloo, London in just over an hour and is 15 minutes from Winchester. Prices are available on request.
Telephone: +44 7968748533
The Greyhound on the Test
Standing proud on the main thoroughfare of one of Hampshire’s prettiest towns, Stockbridge, the world’s capital of fly fishing. This lovingly restored 15th century Inn is now under new ownership. Better still The Greyhound has its own private beat of the river Test….to book please ask us.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1264 810833
Yew Tree Barn, Houghton, Stockbridge
Yew Tree Barn is located within the tranquil village of Houghton, Hampshire. Nestled within the beautiful Test Valley, famous for its Fly Fishing.
The warm luxurious accommodation comprises, two boutique double suites, first floor open gallery, magnificent sumptuous lounge area with fine comfortable furniture, snug/reading area, fully equipped galley kitchen, hall, boot room, private parking & private garden area.
We aim to provide an exclusive opportunity for those who seek privacy & fine accommodation whilst in pursuit of their special past time, set in a beautiful location with an abundance of wildlife and with a relaxed informal atmosphere, we have created a Home from Home for you to enjoy.
Tel: +44 (0) 1794 388258
The Grosvenor is a large and imposing listed Georgian hotel in the centre of Stockbridge High Street. Named after a local landowner, it was built in the early C19th when it incorporated the town’s market hall, still known as Market Room. The hotel’s history is inextricably linked with the Stockbridge Races, discontinued since 1898, but held every summer on nearby Danebury Hill.
The Houghton Club, the world’s oldest fly fishing club, is based at the Grosvenor.
The Capital Hotel
This discreet London Hotel and adjacent luxury Knightsbridge apartments sit proudly on Basil Street, close to Harrods and just a few minutes from Knightsbridge Tube Station as well as Harvey Nichols, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Hyde Park and the designer shops of Sloane Street.
The hotel boasts Michelin starred restaurant Outlaw’s at The Capital with an ever changing array of unique dishes created using British seafood caught predominantly around the coast of Cornwall.
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7589 5171
Facsimile: +44 (0)20 7225 0011
USA Toll Free: 1 800 926 3199
Self Catering Accommodation With Exclusive River Itchen Fishing
Beautiful self catering accommodation on the upper river Itchen near Itchen Stoke. The choice of three properties on the Estate that are available with exclusive fly fishing beats by arrangement. This is some of the most beautiful wild trout fishing in Hampshire. These seven beats are available in conjunction with the beautiful holiday accommodation (not separately).
Abbotstone Farm House. Originally a timber framed mansion dating from Elizabethan times, it has a later rustic Georgian exterior and together with the attached cottage comprises seven double bedrooms and two singles, with a total of five bath/shower rooms. In addition to a spacious fully equipped kitchen, it has three stunning reception rooms furnished to a high standard.
The Clock Tower. A two bedroom apartment in the clock tower of a stable courtyard, set in spectacular parkland scenery. With magnificent views towards the Grange and across the Park, The Clock Tower is a relaxing family retreat. Set over 2 floors, the apartment sleeps up to 4 adults and 1 child.
Garden Cottage. Situated next to the 18th century farmhouse at Abbotstone, Garden Cottage offers the opportunity to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a rural setting with comfort, style and charm of a property completely renovated for modern living. The cottage was carefully redecorated with advice from local interior designer Fifi Leuchars. Many original features have been retained, but we have brought the cottage up to modern standards epitomised by the well-equipped kitchen and luxurious bathroom. An attractive garden cottage with one double bed plus further sofa bed.
For further details please contact Anna or Howard
The Wilsford Manor Estate
The Wilsford Manor Estate offer four detached properties to let, all located within the estate grounds a short walk from the river and conveniently located close to one another. They range in size from one to four bedrooms and are capable of hosting two to eight guests each, with a total capacity of seventeen guests across all four properties.
The largest property, the 4-Bedroom House (pictured), includes access to a large heated outdoor swimming pool from mid-May to the end of September. If booked by the same group in addition to the 4-Bedroom House, guests residing in any of the other properties can also be granted access to the pool.