B and Bs in Christchurch
The Rothesay is a family run hotel; which is set well back from the road on the edge of the village of Highcliffe; in the former grounds of Highcliffe Castle in Christchurch; Dorset. This wonderful family owned establishment is a pleasure to stay in; it is our aim to take traditional hospitality and warmth and offer our guests an efficient mix of relaxed; friendly service with quality bed and breakfast accommodation.The Rothesay is located a five minute stroll from the fairy tale Highcliffe Castle; with gorgeous cliff top walks; views across the water to the Isle of Wight and award winning unspoilt beaches; leading to Keyhaven in one direction and Christchurch river in the other. Five minutes drive will take you into the New Forest; once the hunting ground of William the Conqueror and now the newest national park in Great Britain; where horses; cows and pigs (at certain times of the year) roam freely with â€śright of wayâ€ť over todayâ€™s cars and lorries and many traditions remain largely unchanged. Here you can visit the stately home of Lord Montague in Beaulieu; he can often be seen driving or walking around his home which is also the location of The National Motor Museum.The Rothesay is licensed to serve guests with alcoholic beverages; both in their rooms and in the lounge and a quite extensive selection of drinks are always available. The dining room looks out over the garden; where squirrels chase and play and can be further encouraged by the odd brazil nut; once they have tapped on the window to gain your attention.The Rothesay has a lovely 30 foot long heated swimming pool; which is free for guests use during their stay and with the temperature of 33 degrees centigrade brings a new comfort to the meaning of bathing; should you feel in need of additional pampering; pop into the sauna and relax further.
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