Hampshire + the South
Hotels in Hampshire + the South
Sourcing most of its food from right on the property, the Pig functions as a less hands-on agriturismo—a fantasia of the Dirty Life for would-be back-to-the-landers.
A 12th-century walled castle on 12 acres. Rooms have four-poster beds, arched windows, and antique furnishings.
The 133-room Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, housed in an 18th-century Georgian manor house, is sure to please country and city mice alike.
The 29-bedroom hotel opened after a $50 million investment in 2009. (Key collaborator: Robin Hutson, cofounder of the pioneering Hotel du Vin brand, and erstwhile chairman of the Soho House Group.) Interiors are by David Collins, designer of Claridge’s Bar and the Wolseley in London.
In the middle of a grand sweep of wedding cake–style buildings known as the Regency Mile, the discreet sign for Drakes is easy to miss. But behind its scarlet lacquered door is a diminutive 20-room inn filled with objets d’art.
Images of the seafront, projected behind the reception desk, welcome guests to Hotel Seattle. In step with Brighton’s past as a seaside getaway from London, the hotel has with beach-holiday touches like wicker furniture and a large, marina-view restaurant.