The Montagu Arms Hotel

New Forest, Hampshire

New Forest

Four Poster room

Facilities at Careys Manor Hotel

New Forest

Superior room

Superior room

Superior room


Hayloft suite

Beaulieu River

Standard room

Standard room

A sophisticated New Forest country retreat with a three AA Rosette-awarded restaurant, including breakfast, spa and dining discounts, plus a suite option and more


If you're seeking a rural New Forest retreat brimming with sophistication and tastebud-tantalising experiences, look no further than The Montagu Arms Hotel - rated by The Telegraph as part of the New Forest's top 10 hotels, and awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Behind its charming ivy-clad, red-brick facade, this Beaulieu base hides stellar facilities to please even the most discerning guest - and with a seasoned history that dates back to 1742, as well as a host of awards and recommendations to its name, it is sure not to disappoint.

The individually-designed rooms here are styled with feminine charm, echoing the hotel's sophisticated English country house style. Standard Double rooms come with locally hand-crafted beds and White Company toiletries, while Superior Double rooms are large enough to feature super-king beds and most look out onto the hotel gardens. Opt for a Four Poster room if you're seeking ornate beds and Victorian fireplaces, or go all-out with a Hayloft suite, housed in an 1820s barn within the grounds.


- Wi-Fi
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Flatscreen TV
- Telephone
- Ironing facilities
- En-suite bathroom
- Bath amenities


A refined fine dining experience is high on the menu at the three AA Rosette-awarded Terrace Restaurant - a reputed spot offering comfort food mixed with local and seasonal produce. Offering lunch, dinner and Sunday lunch menus, you can also opt for the rather tempting five- or six-course tasting menus paired with delicious wines from the hotel's own extensive wine cellar. Picture the likes of spiced diver-caught Scottish scallops, or slow cooked oxtail, rounded off with a lemon meringue pie and basil sorbet for dessert.


Situated in the village of Beaulieu, in the heart of the New Forest, this hotel is perfect if you're after a more toned-down, nature-enriched and calming country escape. When you aren't out exploring the New Forest's walking trails, seek out Beaulieu's Palace House and National Motor Museum, or take a stroll along the scenic Beaulieu River.


With a pretty river streaming through it, Beaulieu makes a lovely, quiet location for taking in some seriously fresh country air. History lovers can explore the 13th-century Palace House museum, originally part of Beaulieu Abbey, while automobile enthusiasts should make a beeline for the National Motor Museum. Of course, you've all the sights and sounds of Hampshire's New Forest on your doorstep, should you be in the mood for a long walk or bike through vast unspoilt landscapes.

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