Hotel Review: Four Seasons Hampshire

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Good Things editor Zoë Perrett enjoys a little rural luxury at Four Seasons Hampshire

When we realise that our arrival at Four Seasons Hampshire has coincided with that of a drag hunt and a sizeable Asian wedding party, we prepare to be temporarily – or at least momentarily – overlooked, and embark on a timely reorganisation of a car boot stuffed to bursting with platform boots, sausage pinwheels and other random toot that seemed oh-so essential for a weekend in the countryside.

But our efforts are interrupted by the speedy arrival of a valet and a porter. The former whisks away our (mercifully only-just cleaned) car; the latter loads our luggage onto a smart trolley and ushers us into the Georgian manor house’s reception, where, to our pleasure, we’re informed we’ve been upgraded.

It’s obvious why our Garden Room is a staff favourite. High of ceiling and long on historic country house style, it makes us feel like the Lord & Lady we aren’t. An uninterrupted view of the hotel’s sprawling grounds almost renders the 55” Ultra-HD TV obsolete – not that square-eyed LB agrees as he scrolls the channels from an already-horizontal position on the big, soft bed.

Pool and parkland