With convenient access to Winchester and Southampton, Norton Park is the ideal base to discover both cities. It’s also surrounded by 54 acres of land, so you don’t even need to leave the hotel grounds to find a little adventure. After viewing the enchanting 16th-century exterior from the outside, you can head in to one of 13 rooms located in the main building, eight of which sit in the eaves on the second floor. Choose a Feature Double Room, with botanical names inspired by the grounds, for individual features in keeping with the hotel’s heritage. Alternatively, choose a VIQ room in the hotel’s modern wing for sumptuous feather and down bedding and an extensive drinks selection.
Wander down from your room to Norton Park’s full-service spa and health club, which has a spa lounge and a relaxation room. Facilities include a sauna, steam room and experience shower, as well as a pool to cool down in after basking in the heat. Pick from intensive therapies to enjoy in one of eight treatment rooms, from the spa’s signature rituals to manicures, facials and scrubs. A volcanic hot stone massage using scented aromatherapy oils is your go-to for tension-relieving relaxation. Waxing treatments, pedicures and spray tanning provide those finishing touches.
Sate your hunger in the onsite Scene Restaurant. Decorated in warm autumnal tones, with colourful art lining the walls, this eatery’s interior is bright and bold. Pick from experimental delights such as walnut and pumpernickel salad topped with tangy blue cheese or red snapper cooked in a spicy masala sauce. Celebrating? Private dining is available – although booking in advance is recommended.