Hotel TerraVina is the latest success story for Nina & Gerard Basset, a luxury gem in the New Forest, Hampshire. The contemporary yet homely rooms, top-rate friendly service, gourmet menu and incredible wine list, chosen by award-winning sommelier, Gerard, make this the perfect resting place on a trip to the famous forest, and with the daring addition of an outdoor swimming pool, heated of course, guests are certainly not left wanting.
With a great location in the New Forest, Hotel TerraVina is superbly placed for hiking trips, mountain-biking, bird-watching and horse-riding. With the coast close by, there are some lovely beaches to visit with watersports such as windsurfing available and there are some good golf courses to choose from too. Red and fallow deer can be seen in the Otter Owl & Wildlife Park and there are plenty of gorgeous gardens close by. Also within easy reach are Southampton, Winchester, Lymington and Bournemouth, which have some great shops and historical places of interest, and there are a plethora of lovely little towns dotted around.
However, there is no need to go further than the hotel, with its cosy lounge and heated outdoor pool with fabulous stripy loungers surrounded by a quaint white picket fence.
The California-style restaurant offers an inventive menu using fresh locally-sourced ingredients. Interesting flavours are infused throughout, and diners can choose from starters such as fig, caramelised pecan nut and goats cheese salad and sumptuous mains such as solent sea bass, citrus parpadelle and avruga caviar. Sunday lunch is also served. Guests can see their food prepared in the open kitchen and the wood burning oven cooks a roast to perfection and also keeps the restaurant nice and toasty in winter. In better weather, the restaurant opens out onto the verandah. Of course, with Gerard Basset's expertise, wine plays a strong part in the restaurant and with a large cellar to choose from and the advice of Gerard, awarded as one of the best sommeliers in the world, guests are sure to have a unique taste experience.
There are just 11 rooms at Hotel Terravina, all individually styled in a classy contemporary style. Decoration is unfussy, beds are large and covered with Egyptian linen and all rooms have flatscreen TVs with integrated DVD, CD & surround sound, Nespresso coffee machines, mini-bars complete with fresh milk, free WiFi access, air-conditioning, an iron and a hairdryer. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with a deluge rain shower and roll-top bath - some baths sit in the rooms themselves! - with a range of lavender toiletries using locally picked produce, luxurious fluffy bathrobes, large towels and even rubber ducks!
Ground floor room with delightful, small patio garden. There’s a small step down onto the patio. Small bathroom with full size bath and deluge rain shower over the bath. Can be twinned. Cranberry colour scheme.
Ground floor and designated disabled room. Small patio garden on the same level for easy wheelchair access. Large wet room style bathroom with roll in/out shower for wheelchair access (a shower stool is available on request). Roll top bath and wheelchair friendly basin (no plug as too shallow), grab rails and emergency pull cord within the bathroom. Can be twinned. Burnt orange colour scheme.
Ground floor room with double aspect patio garden. There’s a small step down onto the patio. Small separate sofa seating area. Large separate walk-in shower and roll top bath. Green colour scheme.
Vin Doux Naturel (4)
Spacious room with large, secluded roof terrace. Roll top bath within the room at the foot of the bed and separate shower room. Large picture windows, partially frosted. Cranberry red colour scheme.
Spacious room with high ceiling and large picture windows with a view out to the paddock and beautiful oak tree. Small sofa area within the room. Large bathroom with roll top bath, large walk-in shower. Chocolate brown colour scheme.
Selection de Grains Nobles (6)
Smallest room in whole hotel, at rear, but there’s still a 6ft bed in room. Tiny bathroom with full size bath and deluge rain shower over the bath. Large roof terrace. Gold colour scheme.
Vin Santo (7)
Mid Sized rear room with large roof terrace. Roll top bath at the end of the bed and seperate walk in shower in a small shower room. Cranberry red colour scheme.
Front facing, overlooking the car park and above the second kitchen (not especially noisy though and the view ok as the car park full of trees). Smallish room but spacious bathroom with separate roll top bath and walk in shower. Light and bright room. Muted orange colour scheme.
Front facing with full length windows. Very light with a split level bedroom/small lounge area, leading into a bathroom with roll top bath and separate walk-in shower. Quite quirky and very popular with guests. Chocolate brown scheme.
Front facing with high ceiling and large windows, so light and airy. Two steps down into the bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower. Cheery red colour scheme.
Side facing mid-size room with secluded, large roof terrace. Full size bath with deluge rain shower over the bath. Green colour scheme.
How to get there?
Leave the M27 (West) at junction 2. Turn onto the Fawley Link Road A326. Pass the superstore roundabout then at next roundabout take 3rd exit A336 signed to Netley Marsh. After a few hundred yards, turn left at the White Horse Pub into Woodlands Road. The hotel is just over one mile on the left-hand side.
Postcode for sat nav- SO40 7GL
Nearest Airport: Southampton.
Distance from Airport: 15 minutes - 8 miles
Your booking will be secured by a deposit taken at the time of the booking. This then constitutes a contract between you and Hotel TerraVina.
In the event of a cancellation within seven days of your arrival date, Sunday - Thursday, or within fourteen days of your arrival date, Friday or Saturday, or in the event of a non-arrival, the deposit of £50.00 per room is non refundable
3pm for room to be ready but welcome to arrive earlier and leave bags 11am check out
Early check-in: no
Late check-out: no
Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is GBP.
Rates at Hotel TerraVina are per room, per night inclusive of full cooked English breakfast & VAT. An extra childs bed (up to the age of 12 years) costs GBP 15.00 per room per night and cots are free of charge.
VIEW OTHER GREAT BOUTIQUE HOTELS IN THE AREA
BROOKS GUESTHOUSE BATH
bath, united kingdom
Brooks Guesthouse Bath represents affordable luxury right in the centre of the stunning city of Bath. Located a couple of minutes walk from the Royal Crescent and a leisurely stroll from the shops, sites and sounds of the city, this Chic Retreat is the ideal base during your visit to one of the most beautiful cities in England.
Set in the heart of The Solent Spitbank Fort is the first luxury island in England and is available fully catered for exclusive use hire throughout the year with your very own private chef. One night breaks available throughout the year.
Beckford Arms in Wiltshire serves delicious British food in a traditional pub setting which is complemented by 8 en-suite bedrooms, sitting room, bar, private dining room and garden with a terraced area. This Chic Retreat is unbeatable on style, food and value.
We like to call The Wellington Arms in Hampshire a small boutique hotel and restaurant rather than a pub as it is so much more. Set just back from the country road this delightful Chic Retreat has a lovely garden which really comes into its own in the summer and a seasonal, daily changing menu.