It’s safe to say a lot of us will be happy to see the end of 2020; welcoming in 2021 with open arms and feelings of hope and anticipation for what lies ahead. Here, at South Winchester Lodges, we want to help you start the new year in the best possible way, and give you the fresh start you’re looking for. Start the new year as you mean to go on, in one of our private luxurious lodges, nestled in an abundance of nature and the calming environment of the South Winchester woodlands; perfect for a retreat-style break!

Situated a stone’s throw from the South Coast and the New Forest National Park, nature is quite literally, on your doorstep; perfect to breathe in the country air, a tried and trusted remedy for stress-induced times. So, whether you need a week long retreat-style break, a relaxing weekend, or want to get yourself active, we have lodges to suit all tastes and budgets, as well as indulgent add-ons for the ultimate 5* experience.

At South Winchester Lodges, we always go above and beyond to ensure our guests have the ultimate stay, tailored to their needs. So, we’ve put together some ideas for you so that you make the most of your stay and get that New Year, New You feeling!

Immerse Yourself

One of the great things about a stay at South Winchester Lodges is that you have so many options to immerse yourself fully into nature. There is an abundance of outdoor walks, suited to all tastes, family sizes and fury friends! Why not try some of our favourite:

  • For our book lovers, the Jane Austen Trail is a perfect and enjoyable walk.
  • Farley Woods - ideal for walking/ dog walking (we have dog friendly lodges so bring your four-legged friend along for the ride!) and mountain biking. There are also woodland play areas for kids of all ages to enjoy.
  • Anyone wanting to immerse themselves in South Winchester’s history; King Alfred’s walk takes you on a lovely walk through our historic city.
  • Do you love a good view? Then St Catherine’s Hill is the one for you.
  • The Clarendon Way and South Downs Way have over 24 miles of trails of suitable cycling and walking tracks – different options depending on how you like to enjoy your walk.

For more information about the beautiful country walks to immerse yourself in this new year, visit here.

Indulge Yourself

South Winchester Lodges is also a perfect place for a 5*, luxury break – with that all important privacy included. Our bespoke lodges feature an abundance of amenities you need for your stay, but if you truly want to indulge yourself, we suggest one of our lodges that includes a hot tub! A perfect way to relax, even for a colder evening.

Indulging yourself in some tasty treats is also a great way to enjoy your stay, from poshly prepared picnics to enjoy on your walks, to a traditional British afternoon cream tea. Whilst letting go of all your stresses in your private hot-tub you can also order some Dinner to your Door, with plenty of options available to indulge yourself in, suitable for all tastes and dietary requirements. Indulge yourself even further with a bottle of fizz!

Coming with your partner? Try out some of our date night ideas

Try Something New

The new year is the perfect time to try something new and get active! Our lodges offer the perfect location to do just that. Our partnership with Bespoke Bikes of Winchester can take the hassle out of organising a bike trip for you and the family; with bikes delivered directly to your lodge, a wide selection of bikes to hire and informative maps and routes to plan your adventure.

Fancy a game of golf? Our lodges are located in the centre of South Winchester Golf Club, so we can offer our guests privileged access to the Championship Golf Course with discounted rates and access to the lake side restaurant. As a novice golfer, you can also enjoy our putting green, located at the heart of our site.

Take Time 

Whatever you decide to do during your stay with us, we want you to fully enjoy yourself and take time to fully relax and get that New Year, New You feeling!

Are you searching for a fresh start to the New Year? – then check out our availability here