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Luxury UK Weekend Away – Four Seasons, Hampshire

My friend Shruti is a luxury travel devotee and I am always inspired/jealous of her family holidays.  Recently she visited the Four Seasons in Hampshire, approx. 2 hours drive from London.  The hotel is a Georgian manor house set on 500 acres.  With activities from horse riding to clay pigeon shooting, this is the luxury way to enjoy the English countryside!

Four Seasons Cycling

Who: Shruti, husband, Arianna (3) and Anushka (17mths)
Where: Four Seasons, Hampshire
When:  September 2013 (actually got some sunshine!)

Hotel Booking
Booked through Amex credit card holiday service.

Hotel Room
The hotel very kindly upgraded us from a normal suite to a better category of suite and so our room was incredible. The living room was huge and the girls slept in a cot and bed in there.  The bedroom was through a little hallway and again was huge.

Baby/Kid Facilities
The Four Seasons are extremely thoughtful.  We arrived to their names spelt on bath foam letters on the bath which was so cute and to personalised chocolates.  

Four Seasons Bath Welcome

The hotel also provided children’s toiletries in the room.

Four Seasons Baby Bath Products

Facilities
These were fab.  We used the bikes with kids seats attached to them every day.  We went for a swim (I had forgotten my swim nappies and they arrived as if by magic at the side of the pool!).

There are two playgrounds, which suited my little one and one which was perfect for my eldest.  There is a Kids Club but we didn’t use it.

Four Seasons Playground

Dining
We ate in the same restaurant every day.  They had a lovely kids menu which my children enjoyed.

Excursions
We drove into Farnham (the nearest town) one day for a wander around the cobbled streets and shops.

What made the Four Seasons stand out?
The service at all Four Seasons is generally outstanding.  The staff could not be nicer to the children and they have so many lovely little touches (little stairs at reception for the kids to climb up and check in, a hotel dog who gives the kids biscuits shaped in a bone as they leave).  It is so relaxing to know that everything is being taken care of to such a high standard.

People always talk about how child friendly the Four Seasons is and I am pleased to say that it genuinely did live up to its reputation, on the most part, because the staff are so ridiculously nice.

We would definitely go back, although probably in the summer months so that we could make proper use of their beautiful grounds.

Four Seasons Welcome Fruit

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