Elegant spa hotels and luxurious country house hotels This genteel and naturally beautiful part of the world on the southern coast is home to some of the UK's most exceptional assets. Visitors can revel in the historic splendour of sites such as Winchester Cathedral and Wolvesey Castle, or the natural beauty of the South Downs National Park and the New Forest. Amongst the great assets of this region are its elegant hotels, blessed with all the wonderful assets of Hampshire including scenic locations, the ready availability of lots of outdoor pursuits, and superb regional cuisine. Many of them also excel at relaxation and leisure. Take, for example, Chewton Glen. A renowned spa hotel, which is one of the UK's most exceptional hotels with pools, and these are no ordinary swimming pools - it includes a hydrotherapy spa pool, outdoor whirlpool and cold drench showers. Equally, those in the area should not miss out on the joys of Lime Wood in Lyndhurst. This magical hotel, surrounded by floodlit trees is an elegant estate blessed with timber clad hideaways and rustic lodges. It is also another spectacular spa hotel, and this spa focuses its experience on herbs and the beautiful hotel gardens. Facilities include all the thermal experiences you could ask for as well as a steaming outdoor hot pool and an indoor hydro pool with forest views. Offering an equally spectacular but far more traditional experience, Tylney Hall is a luxurious country house hotel that offers a spectacular leisure experience. Alongside croquet and clay pigeon shooting, it is a haven of leisure experiences with a spa in the former stable block complete with saunas, indoor and outdoor pools. The outdoor pool in particular is something to marvel at - huge and magnificent alongside the red brick building, it is particularly resplendent in the morning sunlight.