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New Forest, Hampshire, United Knigdom

Spend a lovely few days in the delightful county of Hampshire to experience and enjoy some glorious driving, whilst touring the beautiful and historic New Forest, one of Britain’s newest National Parks.

The New Forest is not at all new now as it was created in 1079 as a hunting ground by William the Conqueror, has much to see with its pretty woodlands, open heath and lovely coastline. Stay in a charming country house hotel with a fabulous spa. The tour will also include visits to other Hampshire attractions, including National Trust properties, stunning gardens and a tour of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.

Each car will be given a comprehensive tour book, detailing scenic routes, with maps, as well as everything to do, see and visit during the tour.

Route

Accommodation

Experience a world of pure relaxation and luxury at Careys Manor Hotel, where world-class spa facilities, luxurious bedrooms and delicious dining options combine to make this hotel in the New Forest so special. This four-star country house hotel offers flawless service and outstanding facilities.

Each room is carefully designed offering the finest combination of both modern and original features. All the rooms offer space, style and modern amenities. A delightfully relaxing atmosphere combined with great service ensures that your stay is luxurious and very comfortable. We have booked superior Oakwood rooms for everyone.

Itinerary

May be subject to change without notice

Day 1: Sunday 3 April

Drive deep into the heart of the New Forest, Hampshire. If you arrive early, enjoy a stroll around the grounds, or indulge in a superb afternoon tea. Gather for Welcome Drinks in the bar at 7.30pm and dinner will be at 8pm.

Day 2: Monday 4 April

After a good breakfast, drive to the beautiful village of Beaulieu, home to the National Motor Museum. Enjoy a tour of the cars, palace, and grounds.

Explore the 200-acre grounds of the captivating Exbury Gardens. They are renowned for the azaleas and rhododendrons, as well as the beautiful summer colours. There is something to see all year round.
Continue on to visit the unique village of Buckler’s Hard, on the banks of the Beaulieu River, and discover its distinguished ship-building history.

Drive down the coast to Lymington and then return to Careys Manor via the Setley Ridge vineyards. Take a stroll through the open forest to work up an appetite for dinner.

Day 3: Tuesday 5 April

Discover the ornamental drive past Rhinefield House and onto the villages of Linwood and Mockbeggar. Head north on small, out-of-the-way lanes to the town of Fordingbridge. Visit the Roman Villa at Rockbourne and then onto Breamore House. This fascinating Elizabethan Manor also has an excellent countryside museum. This part of the Forest is always pretty quiet and secluded, and takes you more off the beaten track.

Drive through the villages of Lover and Hamptworth and south to Fritham and Stoney Cross. The day finishes at Furzey Gardens before returning to the hotel for a final dinner.

Day 4: Wednesday 6 April

Depart for home after a good breakfast.

Details

Dates: 3-6 April 2016
Duration: 2 days/3 nights
Prices:
Knightwood Garden Room: £670 per person
Superior Oakwood room: £695 per person
Garden suite: £735 per person (only 1 available)
Manor Suite: £775 per person (only 1 available)

All prices based on two people sharing a twin or double room. Single occupancy is extra – please enquire for details.

What’s included

  • An extensively researched and carefully designed itinerary to optimise your trip
  • Three nights accommodation in a lovely country house hotel
  • Full English breakfast each morning
  • Three course dinner on three evenings
  • Use of the pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi & fitness room – although to upgrade to full use (hydrotherapy, thermal treatment rooms, experience showers, relaxation rooms) is an extra £18 per person, per day (usually £35pppd)
  • Scenic drives of the New Forest
  • Entry to Beaulieu Motor Museum (including Palace House, Gardens, Abbey and Motor Museum)
  • £10 per person National Trust gift card
  • A comprehensive tour book, with maps, routes and details of everything to see, do and visit

What’s not included

  • Travel & medical insurance
  • Lunches
  • All drinks are extra to accommodate individual preferences
  • Entry to attractions (other than stated)

Requirements

The New Forest Tour is open to all classic, vintage and sports cars of any age.

However, the most important requirement is that you take pleasure in motoring through fabulous scenery, deserving of the vehicles we love. There is no need for early departures or late arrivals at the hotel. Just a wonderful few days for you to relax and enjoy wonderful driving, excellent food, delightful scenery, and a beautiful hotel.

Itinerary

May be subject to change.

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