Sparkling Festivities at Chewton Glen
Chewton Glen is spectacular throughout the year, but at Christmas, a little bit of extra magic arrives.
Nestled in 130 acres of stunning countryside on the edge of the
New Forest National Park and only a few minutes from the sea,
the luxury country house hotel and spa has a well-deserved
reputation for excellence. A member of the exclusive Relais &
Chateaux collection and proud winner of numerous awards,
including ‘Most Excellent Hotel’ award 2012 from the prestigious
Conde Nast Johansens, Chewton Glen is nothing short of superb.
Christmas at Chewton Glen could not be more special. The hotel
is beautifully decorated, with sparkling Christmas trees and
roaring fires; the feeling of excitement cannot be ignored.
Christmas Dinner Dance – Sunday 16th December 2012
A black tie occasion, a menu to linger over, and the chance to demonstrate your dancing prowess in a
festive atmosphere. Traditional Christmas food is always on the menu....Chewton Glen style. Think
smoked salmon;F dressed crab and langoustine and roast, New Forest ‘Wrolstad’ bronze turkey with all
the trimmings followed by Christmas pudding parfait. The event is open to residents and non-residents,
but the truth is that with residential packages on offer, it would be hard to resist an excuse to extend
your stay in this special establishment.
Christmas Flowers Workshop – Monday 17th December 2012
This certainly was the ideal opportunity to learn some valuable tips for Christmas floristry, whilst
enjoying a splendid lunch in a fabulous setting. It ticks quite a few pre-Christmas boxes! Chewton
Glen’s own florists Sarah Wilkins and Selina Marsden were running morning or afternoon workshops –
both include lunch. A demonstration was given, following a tutored session in making your own
Christmas wreath and table arrangement. The menu was rather inspirational too!
Champagne Christmas Lunch – Saturday 22nd December 2012
A delicious lunch accompanied by carols and live music, the Christmas feeling is in full flow! A
champagne reception commenced proceedings and was followed by a festive three course lunch. The
perfect start to Christmas week!
December Dining in Vetiver
As the Vetiver restaurant at Chewton Glen has won a place on the Sunday Times list of top 100
restaurants in the UK, it made the perfect place to celebrate Christmas. Special Christmas menus were
running throughout December and the restaurant was more than happy to host parties during the
Vetiver is proud to support local homeless people via the StreetSmart charity campaign through the
'dine and donate' concept.
Staying at Chewton Glen
Celebrate Christmas in real style with a luxury break in either the hotel itself or the new Treehouses.
As one would expect from an award winning establishment such as Chewton Glen, the standard of the
accommodation is nothing short of perfection.
Within the Hotel, their 70 rooms and suites, each tastefully appointed to the highest standard and
individually designed. Both modern and antique: wonderfully combined to create an extremely elegant
and welcoming feeling. Naturally, each room contains all the amenities necessary complete comfort
during a stay.
The Treehouses are a unique concept – and ideal for the Christmassy feel! Set within the wooded
grounds of Chewton Glen’s estate, high within the treetops, this is one experience not to be missed!
Luxury suites have been constructed on stilts and offer stunning views through the woods and across
the valley. The windows are huge so the feeling of being at one with nature really is on a whole new
level. Within the treehouses, every comfort imaginable has been provided – there has been absolutely
no compromise on luxury! Whilst the Treehouses are self-catering, naturally Chewton Glen has thought
of everything and daily breakfast hampers were delivered. And Vetivers have created a special menu
that can be delivered to the suite, so that fine dining can be enjoyed in this most unique of settings.