Lainston House, an exclusive hotel

A charming 17th century William and Mary house standing elegantly in 63 acres of Hampshire parkland. Delicate archways and loggias frame the picture perfect entrance and a small amble reveals a beautiful 12th century chapel ruin and pretty dovecote amidst copious countryside.

Lainston House is a beautiful 17th century country house just two miles from Winchester City Centre. This stunning hotel offers 50 luxurious and indiviually designed bedrooms as well as the fine dining restaurant, The Avenue, which takes its name from the magnificent mile long avenue of lime trees viewed from your table. Head Chef Olly Rouse's love of the British larder and his inventive personality along with produce from the hotel's kitchen gardens are evident on the superb menus.

Situated in the grounds is SEASON, The Exclusive Cookery School offering a wide variety of classes in a fun and relaxed, yet professional setting. 

Children welcome

Cot available

Ground floor bedrooms

Ensuite rooms

Traditional four-poster bed(s)

Telephones in all bedrooms

Televisions in bedrooms

Tea and coffee making facilities


Licensed bar

Full restaurant facilities

Packed lunches available

Special diets provided by arrangement

Central heating throughout

Ironing facilities


Garden for guests use

Pets welcome by arrangement

Off street parking

Credit cards accepted

Wi-fi available

Total number of rooms: 50    
Guest Rooms (26) £165-£295
Junior Suites (21) £265-£495
Master Suite (3) From £745

By road: From the South via the M3:
Leave the M3 at junction 11 (B3335) signposted Winchester S & W. Straight over 1st roundabout, 2nd exit of second onto Badger Farm Road. Straight across next roundabout and second exit next roundabout. Straight through two sets of traffic lights. Left at mini roundabout into Chilbolton Avenue, follow to end, take left into Stockbridge Road. Proceed on this road for approx 2 miles, there will be a signpost directing you to Lainston House Hotel on the left hand side.

From the North M3
Take junction 8 onto A303, travel 7 miles, take turning for the A34 Winchester. Travel for 5 miles south on the A34. Take the B3420 sign posted Winchester. At the roundabout take the B3420 Winchester. Past the training camp, take the next right turn over the brow of hill, signposted onto Harestock Road. Travel to the end of this road turn right in the direction of Stockbridge (B3049). Travel half a mile, sign on brow of hill 'Lainston next turning on left' and Lainston is 150 yards on the right.

By public transport: The main Waterloo line offers an excellent commuter service to Winchester station. A taxi from the station to the hotel takes approximately 10 minutes.

AA 5 Star Award

The Beautiful South Bronze Awards for Excellence - Flavour of the South East Award

3 AA Rosettes


SEASON features a state-of-the-art kitchen area with six double sided workstations incorporating the latest Gaggenau equipment and Bulthaup kitchen furniture along with a demonstration table for theory and presentations.

Offering a range of classes designed to appeal to novice and confident home cooks with the desire to challenge and hone their chef skills, SEASON presents classes on show-stopping roast meats, bread making, jams, marmalades and chutneys, chocolate, perfect desserts, knife skills and the art of Charcuterie.  

SEASON will offer guests full and half day cookery classes as well as gastronomical overnight breaks at Lainston House.  Classes are available from £75 for a half day and from £155-£185 per person for a full day for up to 24 people.

SEASON, The Exclusive Cookery School is situated in a characterful 17th century oak-beamed Grade II listed well house within the grounds at Lainston House, next to the hotel’s extensive walled kitchen garden which supplies much of the hotel’s fruits, vegetables and herbs. 

The hotel has four dedicated family rooms which have two double beds and two which have sofa beds or extra z beds. Cots can be put in most rooms in the hotel. 

Special offer - kids go free during summer and October half term. 

There's a toy box in the drawing room, croquet on the south lawn plus Jenga and Connect 4. Look out for the treasure trail around the grounds which is complimentary - maps and quiz available from reception. Sit back in the giant deckchair or go for a cycle ride - the hotel has two children's bikes and adults bikes.

All children will have activity packs in their room on arrival and children's bathrobes. 

Why not try something different and book a  parent and child course in the hotel's cookery school with child size aprons.

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