Blending 16th and 17th century architecture, – Norton Park is part of the QHotels collection, situated in 54 acres of Hampshire countryside. Spabreaks.com’s Product Executive, Danielle Deer, headed over to find out more …
I was really impressed when I first walked in, it’s quite modern, and there are double doors as you enter so you can see straight through into the gardens, which are a beautiful, especially on a nice day!
There is an old house on site which you can hire out as a whole, but the hotel rooms are built around it and are more contemporary. The grounds are large enough that you are given a map on arrival, which should give you an idea of scale!
The relaxation room is a really gorgeous feature here – the beds are huge with big throws on them to keep you cosy. There is a pool, sauna and steam room amongst the leisure facilities, two hydro beds and an ice fountain, and of course a range of ESPA treatments and therapies available.
I had one of the nicest meals there and the breakfast is wonderful with some particularly special crumpets and muffins. The setting is beautiful above the bar area with views over the grounds and when the weather is nice you can sit outside as well.
Originally it was a manor house and the gardens reflect that with picnic benches, lots of trees and the lake across 54 acres, all of which is just 10 minutes away from Winchester so it’s easy to get to by car. It is also just a short taxi ride from the train station.
It’s great for girly groups, particularly if you visit in the summertime so you can take advantage of the grounds. That said it’s also lovely at Christmas time with the markets nearby!
– If you are a group, go the extra mile and hire out the manor house rather than staying in the hotel.
– It is part of the QHotels Group, which offer wonderful Q Rituals, so definitely try one of those in the spa!
– Order dessert – the food is wonderful, so go all out and have a three course meal at dinner time! It’s worth it!
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