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 “right of way” over today’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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