Luxury London 'Tis the Season

The New Forest Hotels group snapped up this charming 18th century manor in 2015 and, following a £1.8m refurbishment, it relaunched as a restaurant with rooms. Perched on the edge of a local red deer sanctuary, the hotel has an almost safari-like feel to the place – albeit one with roaming ruminants rather than the Big Five.

Inside, two roaring fires and a 164-year-old staircase decorate the grand entrance hall. Rooms ranging from Snug to Suite are individually embellished with antique furniture, plush armchairs and floral headboards…