Need To Know
70, including 35 suites.
12 noon. Later check-out can be arranged, subject to availability and a charge.
Double rooms from $347.25 (£238), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Continental (£21 a person) or Full English breakfast (£26 a person) are not included in the room rate.
Pets are not allowed, but the hotel is happy to sort out board at reputable kennels nearby. Call in advance if you intend to arrive via helicopter – there's only room for three on the helipad.
At the hotel
Nine-hole golf course, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, croquet lawn, mountain bike loan, jogging tracks, spa, gym, DVD/CD library. In-room amenities: flatscreen TV, B&O sound system, DVD/video player, iPod dock, minibar, free WiFi throughout.
Our favourite rooms
Request a contemporary room: we love the gorgeous Masterman Ready Suite with its artful combinations of antique and contemporary furniture and the panoramic garden views from the sun terrace. Room 21 – the Poachers Suite – is a refined classic-contemporary master suite with a private study, dressing room, pretty bronze mosaic tiles in the bathroom and slick double walk-in shower, as well as a wall-mounted bathroom TV. Or, take your holiday to new heights in one of the treehouse suites: accessed by a gangplank, the circular Loft Suites seemingly float, high the forest canopy. Admire foliage-framed views of the grounds from your hot tub on the hardwood private deck. These 85–87 sq m circular suites sleep two adults and up to four children in a double bedroom and galleried bunk area. Floor-to-ceiling windows let the light and views flood in, and the carpeted bedroom, wood-burning stove and underfloor heating ensure suites stay cosy. A large, freestanding bath with forest views steals the show in the marble-floored ensuite, and daily breakfast hampers are delivered to your door. Regular shuttles can transport you the 200–400m to and from the main hotel.
With heated pools indoors and out, as well as Europe’s largest hydrotherapy pool in the spa, Chewton Glen is ideal for aquatic lounging. The large ozone-treated indoor pool, with its soft-blue sky-painted ceiling, offers great views of the gardens.
Beach towels and swimwear – the sea is only a short, countryside stroll away so pack a picnic and make an afternoon of it.
As well as the hefty catalogue of activities that Chewton Glen can arrange on site, the hotel can also organise shooting, fishing and sailing jaunts.
Chewton Glen welcomes all ages. Babysitting can be arranged and there’s a Playstation and a cupboard of games.